My Inquiry question this semester is, “How does our mental health affect our physical health?”
I chose this question because I have noticed when some people are not doing well mentally (ex. they are stressed or anxious) so can see it in their body language and hear it in their voice. So, this inquiry question is a deeper reflection of what I have witnessed multiple times at school and in public. I want to know, how is mental health related to our physical health? Why do we see a change in people’s body language when they are stressed or anxious? How long does it take before our physical health is affected by our mental health? Can poor mental health result in physical diseases?
Another reason I chose this inquiry question is because mental health has been talked about a lot more these past few years due to Covid, yet physical health and disease is more researched and more funded, so I want to find out how these associated topics are related and what the long-term effect of them is. I also want to research this because these roles have a significant and harmful impact on ourselves and our society than most people think.