5 Benefits of Mental Health & Well-Being

Part 2: Five Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health and Well-Being

“Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness — it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life.”


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Editor: This is the second instalment of my four part series, Mental Health & Well-Being.

For context, reading part one of the series is recommended.

Mental health is an important part of overall well-being, and it’s essential to take care of it in order to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

There are many simple ways we can improve our mental health and well-being, from developing a positive mindset to getting adequate sleep. In this article, I will explore five simple ways that we can improve our mental health and well-being, these include:

1. Physical activity: Regular physical activity can help reduce stress, improve mood, increase energy levels, and boost self-esteem. Exercise can reduce feelings of stress and depression and improve our mood.

2. Sleep: Getting enough quality sleep is essential for good mental health. Make sure you get at least 7–8 hours of sleep every night. The lack of a good night’s sleep may cause you to be easily annoyed and angry.

3. Diet: Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help improve your overall mental health.

Good nutrition can improve your mood and decrease anxiety and stress. Also, the lack of certain nutrients such as B12 may contribute to some mental illnesses such as depression.



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