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Healthy mind in a healthy body

October 17, 2014

Almost 2,000 years ago, the Roman poet Juvenal advised that one should pray for a “mens sana in corpora sano” – a healthy mind in a healthy body. The advice in this old saying is as relevant today as it was then, though our advances in knowledge mean we can do more about achieving that ideal state than just praying.

In fact, our knowledge advances are showing that Juvenal was far more correct than he could have dreamed. We now know that there is a link between keeping a healthy body and having a healthy mind.

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Sandra Black