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Mental Health and Healthy Habits: Link Them Now

By Genevieve Cunningham

Keeping your mental health in check is about more than seeing a therapist. It's about more than a medication and more than reading self-help books. Good mental health is about good healthy habits. But if you're not familiar with linking your physical and mental well-being, this can be a difficult thing to accomplish. If you're ready to get physically and mentally well and feel your best, take a look at how to link your mental health habits to your physical health habits for a healthier life overall.

Exercise is Key

We all know that exercise is good for the body. It helps us lose weight and build muscle and stay in relatively decent shape. But it's also so good for the mind. When we exercise, it helps our body produce chemicals in the body that induce a happy feeling. Regular exercise is linked to more stable moods, a feeling of overall happiness, and reports of better mental health from a great many people. 

Focus on Your Mornings

A healthy morning can set the tone for the entire day. It's hard to set healthy habits in the morning, but it's definitely worth it. Eating a healthy breakfast, getting a little bit of movement, and engaging in some quiet time can improve both mental and physical well-being. And it can make you feel better about the day ahead, too. If you're not a morning person, it can take some time to adjust your routine. But making mornings a priority can really get your health moving in the right direction.

Fuel Your Body Properly 

Diet. We all know that we should eat healthy foods. Foods that are nutritionally dense. Foods that make us feel full but don't cause us to gain weight. But who knew that a healthy diet could also contribute to better mental health? When our body and brain get the right nutrients, they can function more efficiently. We feel better from the inside out, which is an obvious precursor to both mental and physical well-being. 

Our mind and body are intricately linked. They're connected, even when we don't notice the connection. If we allow it, they can work together to promote better health overall. Use these tips to boost both physical and mental health, and feel a little better every single day. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Boynton Beach, Fla.

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