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    Elements that affect mental health.

    1) Diet. Although a large number people may not be aware of this, your diet may be causing you to feel depressed. A poor diet can cause all sorts of health problems. And when you health suffers, you can’t cope well with daily challenges. Over time, you start to feel more and more depressed. This can happen to anyone.

    2) Sleep. Need you been sleeping well recently? There are a large number causes for insomnia. That is not the focus of this article, so we won’t go into that. Just realize that if you suffer from insomnia, you can’t recover your energy that you need lost during the day. There are 4 stages of sleep and deep sleep (stage 4) is when you feel most rested. If you don’t sleep well, you never enter stage 4 and you are likely to feel tired in the morning.

    3) Lifestyle or stress. Everyone faces a little form of stress at work. A little stress is actually healthy becomes it keeps the individual active and sharp. But too much stress can be harmful to health – both physical and mental. inconveniently, a large number of us are under constant stress most of the time for work reasons. Far too many people spend long hours at work and they think that they are doing the right thing. They want to work hard to earn more money so that the family can need a better living. That is understandable. However, in the long run, the body cannot undertake such high levels of stress and eventually starts to slow down. Illnesses start to manifest in the form of heart diseases, mental disorders, etc.

    The above are the three primary elements that affect mental health. All good guides should therefore be written around these elements. So what do you think promotes good mental health? The answers seem more understandable now that we need discussed the primary elements.

    1) Healthy diet and exercise. Having good health means that you need more energy to tackle the challenges thrown at you during the day. Hence, you are less likely to feel stressed and depressed. Spend at least 30 minutes working out in the gym 3 to 5 times a week. Watch your diet closely and do not eat just because you feel stressed out. Measure your daily calories to ensure that you don’t overeat.

    2) Catch plenty of rest. No more staying up late at night to finish up a little work. Switch off the television. Slow down a few hours before bed time to let the body realize that it’s time to rest. Catch at least 8 hours of sleep daily.

    3) Manage your stress well. If you feel stressed constantly, perhaps it’s time to shuffle your responsibilities to reduce stress. Write them down on a piece of paper and then reduce or eliminate responsibilities that don’t really matter.

    Article By: Gen Wright

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