Drink more water Get enough sleep Meditate Exercise Eat more fruits Eat more vegetables Learn to say no Purge negative people from life Purge negativity from yourself Laughter is the best medicine
Most of us don’t drink enough water everyday. Water is essential for our body to function. Water is needed to carry out our body functions, remove waste and carry nutrients and oxygen around our body.
When you don’t rest well, you compensate by eating more, usually junk food. Get enough rest and you don’t need to snack to stay awake. Also, lack of sleep causes premature aging, and you wouldn’t want that
Meditation quietness your mind and calms your soul. If you don’t know how to meditate.
Research has shown that exercising daily brings tremendous benefits to our health, including classes. Increase of life span, lowering of risk of diseases. Higher bone density and weight loss. Choosing walking overJoin some transport for closeaerobic classes distances. Climb the stairs instead of taking the lift.
Fruits are a plethora of vitamins and minerals. Do you know that oranges offer more health benefits than vitamin c pills? Taking in synthetic supplements are not the same as consuming the foods direct from nature.
Like fruits, vegetables are important for the well being of our health. E.g.) Beetroot could be a secret weapon against high blood pressure. Drinking 500ml of beetroot juice could dramatically reduce blood pressure after just one hour.
Don’t feel like you’ve to eat just because you’re out with your friends, or because Other people offer you food. Simply say no and say you’re not hungry.
Positive mental healthy is an important part of a healthy life. You don’t need toxic People in your life. If you feel that a friend is overly criticator negative, then let him/her go
You don’t need negativity from yourself either; Listen in on the thoughts that come up in your mind and get rid of the negative thoughts you hear.
Studies have found that those with a positive attitude suffer less from conditions such as heart disease. Find something to laugh at every day to give your feel-good hormones a boost.
Depression lowers your mood, and can make you feel hopeless, worthless, unmotivated and exhausted. It can affect sleep and self-esteem. It can also interfere with daily activities and, sometimes, your physical health. e.g.) postnatal depression occurs after childbirth.
Anxiety can mean constant and unrealistic worry about any aspect of daily life. It may cause restlessness, sleeping problems and possibly physical symptoms; for example, an increased heart beat, stomach upset, muscle tension or feeling shaky.
It has two main parts: obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, ideas or urges that repeatedly appear in your mind E.g.) Thinking that you have been contaminated by dirt and germs, or worrying that you haven’t turned off the oven.
Compulsions are repetitive activities that you feel you have to do. This could be something like repeatedly checking a door to make sure it is locked or washing your hands a set number of times.
A fear becomes a phobia when you have an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object. will often begin to organize your life around avoiding the thing that you fear. The symptoms of phobias are similar to anxiety, and in severe forms you might experience panic attacks.
If you have bipolar disorder you will experience swings in mood. During ‘manic’ episodes, you are likely to display overactive excited behaviour. At other times, you may go through long periods of being very depressed. There are different types of bipolar disorder which depend on how often these swings in mood occur and how severe they are.
Schizophrenia is a controversial diagnosis. Symptoms may include confused or jumbled thoughts, hearing voices and seeing and believing things that other people don’t share. . If you have these symptoms you might also become confused and withdrawn.
If you have a personality disorder, you are likely to find it more difficult to change your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving,
Eating disorders can be characterized by eating too much, or by eating too little. If you have an eating disorder you may deny yourself anything to eat, even when you are very hungry, or you may eat constantly, or binge. The subject of food, and how much you weigh, is likely to be on your mind all the time. Your eating disorder is likely to develop as a result of deeper issues in your life and is possibly a way of disguising emotional pain.
Self-harm is a way of expressing very deep distress. You may not know why you self- harm, but it can be a means of communicating what you can’t put into words, or even into thoughts, and has been described as an ‘inner scream’. After self- harming, you may feel better able to cope with life again,
It is common to have suicidal thoughts if you are experiencing mental health problems – especially if you have a diagnosis of depression, borderline personality disorder or schizophrenia. The deeper your depression, the more likely it is that you will consider killing yourself. However, you can help yourself and you can get help from other people. A great many people think about suicide, but the majority do not go on to kill themselves.
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The two most common forms of treatment offered are talking treatments and medication. Medication The most common type of treatment given by psychiatrists is prescription medication. These drugs don’t ‘cure’ mental health problems, but aim to ease the most distressing symptoms.
Talking (psychological) treatments can help you to overcome emotional difficulties and free yourself from self-destructive ways of feeling, thinking and behaving. Some of the more common types are: Counselling – an opportunity to talk about what is troubling you and be heard Psychotherapy – aims to help you understand why you feel the way you do Cognitive behavioural therapy – aims to challenge negative thinking and behaviours
Group therapy – aims to help you deal with problems you may have in relating and communicating with other people and develop self-awareness Relationship or family therapy – aims to help you work with your partner or family to understand and deal with problems you are facing.
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