If you can deal with normal stress level, are fully aware of your capabilities and can work productively while giving something back to your society, then you have the gift of what we call “mental health.” According to World Health Organization, there is no health without mental health. For you to be considered healthy in the year 2016, you need to have physical health as well as mental health. So here we have some tips to attain a profound level of health in this year and the others that would follow.
Food is not only important for our physical but our mental health as well. For our brain to function properly it would need a lot of nutrients and vitamins in sufficient amount every day. A balanced diet which includes the right amounts of everything which our body would need to function properly is essential for our physical and mental health, and it includes fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans in your diet. Try to avoid excessive use of sugar, caffeine and artificial additives in your diet.
Go out and spend some time in the sun to liberate yourself of all the negative thoughts that have been holding you back. Sweat them out. Exercising is known for its many benefits to our physical health where it helps us maintain weight and fight off many illnesses and health problems, but it is equally healthy and important in improving the state of our mental well-being as well.
Get enough sleep
Getting a good night’s sleep can uplift your mood, help you deal with stress and give you enough energy to deal with problems that you might face during the rest of your day. Developing a healthy sleep pattern is really important for your mental health.
Deal with stress
Stress is considered to be the root of almost all the mental problems nowadays. It can be stress related to work, personal life or our relations, but it tends to bring us down. It is very important that you figure out ways which can help your body manage and deal with stress. Eat good, sleep regularly, meditate and exercise every day to combat stress. Learn to let things go and enjoy life despite all the odds that you are facing.
Give back to the community
A sense of deep satisfaction is associated with the social acts where you play your part in helping others and the community around you. Get involved in some social work that would give you a chance to give back to the society. It will allow you to put things into perspective and take on life with a positive attitude.
Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. All your activities, thoughts, emotions tend to have an impact on your physical and mental well-being. For more tips on how to live a healthy life, become our free member.