8 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health http://b4in.org/hMC0
By Dr. Edward F. Group III
Our lives are so hectic that sometimes we look for anything that can help us cope. A busy, stressful life can not only affect you mentally, it can also begin to reduce your body’s defenses against disease and invading organisms. While reducing stress levels can go a long way in helping us manage our day-to-day lives, sometimes it’s more than just stress we have to deal with.
How to Improve Your Mental Health
In order to improve your mind, you must work in conjunction with your body. Everything is connected when it comes to health, and you simply can’t correct one aspect of your self and neglect the other. Here are 8 ways to improve your mental health that will also improve your overall energy and well being.
Do you find yourself constantly putting off your exercise routine? Think about this: studies suggest aerobic activity—things like jogging, walking, cycling, and even gardening—can reduce feelings of anxiety or depression, improve mood, and raise self-esteem.  That sounds like a great reason to start back with that shelved plan!
2. Stop Consuming Caffeine
Sometimes, we drink something with a little caffeine to give us a boost; but please don’t forget, caffeine is a drug, and the “safe” dosage varies widely from person to person.  A stimulant that triggers alertness at low doses, high doses can cause anxiety and irritability; too much can prove toxic, even deadly.  With so many other options available, why not just cut caffeine from your diet altogether?