a slewof other mental disorders that are on the rise, such as anxiety and chronic stress. The reason for mental health failing to receive the attention it warrants today can probably be associatedwith a number of factors. The first andmost obvious of these is that mental health problems are not usually obvious or visible. They are not something that is evident when passing someone on the street. When encountering an individual who is morbidly obese, there is not much left to question about the state of his or her physical fitness. On the contrary, mental illness typically fails to display anywhere near the observable warning signs or indications that something is amiss.

Millions of Americans are on medication for some kind of mental health issue, but millions more are reluctant to admit having a problem.


Fitness is More Than a Physical Pursuit

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