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Improved Emotional Health and Better Physical Health Are Related

Your physical health directly impacts your emotional health, and a few small changes can make a huge difference in your emotional wellbeing. If you can get adequate sleep, exercise daily, and eat a balanced diet, you will lessen anxiety and depression symptoms. Improving your physical health will improve your emotional health.
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Eat a Proper Diet

Proper nutrition is crucial to emotional health. Eat a balanced diet that is rich in tryptophan and omega-3s, which stabilize your mood. Consider taking vitamins andf minerals to reduce depression symptoms. Limit the amount of sugar and processed food you ingest as both can contribute to anxiety.
Also, be mindful to limit alcohol consumption. While some people use alcohol to self-medicate when they are dealing with depression, drinking too much can often worsen symptoms. It is also common knowledge and has been found that taking of narcotic or pharmaceutical drugs will also have an extreme detrimental effect oh your physical and emotional health.
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Move Your Body around More

Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and enhances emotional wellbeing. If you can move your body around every single day, you can improve your mood.
To increase the likelihood of forming a habit that will stick, do what feels comfortable to you and what’s easy for you. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a short walk. Put on music and dance. Plant flowers in your garden. You’re more likely to keep moving if you enjoy the movement you’re doing.
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Get Adequate Sleep

Did you know that 35% of Americans do not get enough sleep. Seven hours of daily sleep is the recommended amount. If you aren’t getting this regularly, your mood may be impacted as researchers have found that sleep loss impairs your emotional reactions to the environment around you.
If you want to improve your emotional health, get adequate sleep. Institute a regular bedtime and remove distractions such as electronic devices from your sleeping environment. Simple changes like these can help you get better sleep.
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Improve Emotional Health by Improving Physical Health

If you want to improve your emotional health, you should improve your physical health. You’ll be pleased to know there is a direct association between sleep, exercise, nutrition, and emotional health. Individually, chronic sleep loss, lack of physical activity, or eating poorly can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety and depression. So if you want to improve your emotional health, you should improve your physical health, too.
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Posture and the Workplace. In this video, Dr. Lawrence discusses how to get proper posture for the workplace and keep your body pain free as a result.
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Digestion the Brain and the Immune System
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