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MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH TIPS TO CONSIDER THIS YEAR

Maintaining a clean bill of health throughout the year should be the topmost priority for everyone this year. Although this is not easy to achieve, due to busy school and work schedules,  there  are a few tips that one can follow to maintain a healthy mental and physical wellbeing.

Mental health.co.uk suggests that poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. Similarly, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health. It is therefore important one takes relevant steps to enhance and sustain effective physical and mental health throughout the year. Here are a few tips to consider

Exercising: it is no news exercising is recommended by health experts as a great way to keep fit and maintain a healthy mental vigour. Exercise can range from taking luxurious long walks to jogging. It also includes any physical activity such as gardening, running, skipping etc. Regardless of whatever floats your boat; spend a little time daily to exercise.

Diet: most people do not know this but, a good diet can impact one’s mental health in tremendous ways.  Health.harvard.edu suggests that eating high-quality foods that contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants nourishes the brain and protects it from oxidative stress —  produced when the body uses oxygen “waste”, which can damage cells. In the same vain a balanced diet is recommended by experts to help keep the body healthy at all times.

Reading: also helps to keep the body healthy and the mind active.  According to a study done by the Yale University School of Public Health, reveals that adults who reported reading books for more than 3 ½ hours per week were 23%  less likely to die over 12 years of follow-up, compared with those who did not read books. Reading is also believed to help make people happy thereby maintaining healthy mental health.

Frequent Checkup: visit the hospital quarterly to check prostate or breast cancer; for dental, ENT and mental evaluation.  One should not only visit the hospital only because they are sick but, in order to ensure you are in perfect health at all times. Some sickness are better managed when they are detected early and one would know these things through early detection.

The year just began, endeavour to take care of your physical and mental health by following these few steps.

January 13, 2020

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