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Good Mental Health Begins at Home

By Virginia Laird

Each year, it is reported that millions are struggling with mental health issues. While these are not all serious problems, for some they can prove to be debilitating. Whether you are one who suffers with issues of mental health, or simply know someone who needs support and help, it can be a touchy issue to talk about. It is vital to know that there is no shame is reaching out for help. Often, this help can be the key in changing your life (or the life of the one suffering) for good. For the millions struggling to maintain a good mental health, experts suggest there are a few things you can do at home to promote it. A few tips these experts suggest include:

  • Reduce your stress with exercise
  • Plan to get enough sleep
  • Manage your health daily

Reduce Your Stress With Exercise

Research indicates that exercise can be helpful in clearing the mind of clutter and unwanted stress. For this reason, health and wellness experts suggest that exercising daily is best. It is suggested that you get at least 20 minutes of exercise daily. This can be in the gym, a brisk walk through your neighborhood, or even as simple as a bike ride. No matter what you decide to do as part of your daily exercise regimen, make sure you start working out today.

Plan to Get Enough Sleep

Sleep plays a huge role in everyone's ability to manage mental health. Health and wellness experts admit that where there is a lack of sleep, there can be elevated stress levels and anxiety. Research indicates that the average adult should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Children require much more than this. For many, getting enough sleep can be as simple as turning off the television, choosing not to watch that movie, or putting down the housework that can be done tomorrow. Start making sleep a priority right away.  

Manage Your Health Daily

There is reason to believe that your overall health can be linked to your mental health. Experts suggest that when you are in poor health it can be a stress on the mind, which can lead to a drag on your mental health. Health and wellness experts admit that managing your health has a great deal to do with what you eat. For this reason it is suggested that you consume a well-balanced diet. This is generally a diet full of fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins including chicken and fish. This same diet is also one that is low in sugar and soda. Research indicates that managing your health can take a load off your mind which can help you have better mental health. Start today making your health a top priority.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orem, Utah.

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