Your physical health is more important than your mental health..this is WHY..

by Dana Cavalea January 29, 2018


Now I know there are plenty of people out there that will disagree with my headline, especially those in the field of psychology..

But, I will have you know I am right!

And here is WHY!

Have you ever spent the whole day cooped up at home?

Whether it be a storm keeping you there.. or a cold.. or post surgery?

Do you remember that feeling you had after about the 3rd day?

You were going NUTS right!


Was that the result of your mind?

Or.. was it the result of your PHYSICAL BODY being impaired.. and as a result.. you were losing your mind?

This validates my claim on the important of BURNING YOUR TOP LAYER every day..

This is a term I came up with that refers to everybody having a certain amount of energy... that needs to be burned every day..

We need to burn this energy down so it doesn't become "PENT UP"... 

I hate to say it.. but the more I see, the more I realize Dogs and Humans are much more similar than we think...

We take them out everyday for a walk or run... WHY?

To burn the top layer... so they do not wreck out homes by tearing it up and going absolutely bonkers..

If you can take 30-45 minutes everyday.. to increase your heart rate, break a sweat, and free your mind from the Technology Handcuffs that are holding you prisoner to your self.. I think you would be astonished at how much more relaxed you feel.. and how much less Anxiety you have!

How many people (and children) are medicated to help with A.D.D. and improvement of focus, reduction of anxiety.. or to "reduce their temper"?

Many.. after speaking with a pharmacist friend, he told me these types of prescriptions are flying off the shelf.. .

And as a Coach.. What do I see?

We are less active than ever before.. and as a result.. we have too much pent up energy!

If we do not burn it.. we will lose our mind..

So focus on your physicality each day.... even for those 30-45 minutes and watch your game change..

Lose the meds and hit the track!

Especially to the desk jockeys out there.. your office is an inferno of TV Screens, Computers, and Fluorescent bulbs that can accelerate your heart rate and mindset even more.. 

Unplug and start winning.


Dana Cavalea
Dana Cavalea

Dana Cavalea is the World Champion Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance of the New York Yankees. Currently, he is a High Performance Speaker & Consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, and Workforces on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life integration, and most importantly improve daily performance /outcomes. Book Dana to Speak at your Company Event or Conference Today!

2 Responses


July 05, 2021

My question would be what if you had space for both in your life? Say, for instance, you are going through a time of stress and you need an outlet. What if you had a physical practice (i.e. going for a run) or a mindful practice (i.e. journaling) that both helped you work through that stress? Both of these activities can help alleviate stress and anxiety. How can you say with certainty that one of those would contribute to your overall health more strongly than the other?

I don’t think one is necessarily more important than the other. I think we need to make space for both, and only in knowing ourselves closely will we know which practice our body needs at that moment.


October 28, 2020

we can know what physical health implies and its importance in our life. When individuals are in excellent physical health, they can perform different exercises, advance well-being, and create or develop their general health abilities. Their body is solid and disease-free, so their mental and passionate health is additionally in good health. Presently, it’s your turn to require intelligent choices that are attending to offer assistance to your body and help you feel healthy, strong, and activeRead more

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