A healthy lifestyle is not just about nutrition. Most people think that just because they eat right they are healthy. This is a misconception and health is about a balance between the body and the mind.
Certainly, eating healthy and working out is essential but the state of mind of an individual is equally important. You cannot have one without the other if you want to have a healthy lifestyle.
To better understand this dependency between mind and body it is important to look at what happens to adults that have a negative mindset and do not manage stress well. Negativity and stress both generate cortisol.
This hormone is also called the stress hormone. Higher levels of cortisol are known to increase blood sugar, the energy consumption of the brain, cause arrhythmia, digestive problems, migraines, sleep disorders, and weight gain. Even if you have a balanced diet, you cannot have a healthy lifestyle if you do not manage properly your cortisol levels or your stress levels.