There’s a real connection between your mental and physical well-being. Small changes to your daily routine can add up to a big improvement in mental health, which may be all you need to stave off sickness. Try incorporating these five easy habits into your lifestyle to de-stress and feel better every day.
Get to bed 30 minutes earlier
Sleep deprivation may increase your risk of developing anxiety or depression. The cool thing about that is…you guessed it – more sleep can prevent or alleviate these conditions.
Drink more water
85 percent of your brain tissue is water, and dehydration causes energy generation in the brain to decrease. So keep your brain cells happy with 6-8 glasses a day.
Eat one colorful meal a day
New research shows that eating more fruits and vegetables can improve psychological well-being within just two weeks.
Spend 15 minutes doing something totally relaxing
Whether it’s a hot bath, a good book or a little meditation, taking the time to relax each day can reduce tension and fatigue, and boost your confidence.
Walk it off
Just 30 minutes a day of brisk walking helps you clear your mind and get your creative problem-solving juices flowing. That always feels good!
So there you go – five easy changes you can make every day that add up to feeling better all the time. The best part is that these things are just as good for your body as they are for your brain, so it’s a win-win!
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