4 Useful Tips to Improved Physical and Mental Health

Physical and Mental Health

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Physical and Mental Health Matters

 

Physical and Mental Health are two of the most critical aspects of our lives. When we balance these all things are possible. Click To Tweet

When we are physically healthy, we feel better mentally, and when our mental health is good, it often positively affects our physical health. In this post, we will discuss four tips that can help improve both your mental and physical well-being!

 

Get enough sleep:

 

Most people need around eight hours of sleep per night. Getting enough rest is important for both our physical and mental health. When we don’t get enough sleep, we can feel irritable, have difficulty concentrating, and our physical health can also suffer. If you find it difficult to get eight hours of sleep per night, try at least to get a few good nights each week. Many things can interfere with our sleep, including stress, caffeine, alcohol, and electronic screens. Avoid these things before bed and create a relaxing environment in your bedroom that will help you fall asleep.

 

Eat healthily:

A healthy diet is essential for maintaining good physical and mental well-being. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help improve your mood, increase your energy levels, and reduce stress. Additionally, limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and excessive amounts of caffeine, as these can negatively affect your health.

 

If you’re unsure where to start, plenty of resources are available online or from your local library that can help you plan healthy meals. You can also talk to a registered dietitian for more individualized advice. In addition to eating healthy foods, it’s also essential to ensure you’re drinking enough water. Dehydration can cause fatigue, headaches, and other problems. But at the same time it’s also important to get rid of extra water if your body tends to hold it back. 

 

Create an exercise routine:

 

Exercise is important for both our physical and mental health. It can help reduce stress, improve our moods, and increase our energy levels. A moderate amount of exercise is the key to maintaining good health. You don’t have to join a gym or start running marathons, but incorporating some physical activity into your daily routine is essential. Taking a brisk walk in your neighborhood or playing with your kids or pets are great ways to exercise. If you’re not used to exercising, start slowly and gradually increasing your workouts’ intensity and duration. There are also many different types of exercises that you can try depending on your interests and goals.

 

Take time for yourself:

 

It’s important to take time for yourself every day, even just a few minutes. This can be used as a time to relax, meditate, or do something you enjoy. In addition, it’s important to have some time each day where you can focus on your wellbeing without stressors from work, school, or other obligations. If you don’t have any free time in your schedule, try waking up earlier or going to bed later so that you can have some time to yourself before or after the rest of your day.

 

In addition to taking time for yourself each day, it’s also important to periodically take some time off from work and other obligations. This can be a weekend getaway, a day trip, or even a stay-cation. Taking some time to relax and rejuvenate will help you return to your obligations feeling refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes your way.

 

You can do many things to improve your mental and physical well-being. These are just a few suggestions to get you started. Remember, it’s essential to find what works best for you and make time for your health and happiness!

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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22 thoughts on “4 Useful Tips to Improved Physical and Mental Health”

  1. This is a really helpful post! Thanks for sharing these really great tips! I’m gonna share this with others!

  2. Thank you for these reminders. I agree with you on how important it is to get enough sleep. Unfortunately, I am really having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Will take your advice and try to avoid electric screens before bedtime.

  3. My greatest area of lack is exercise. I tend to go in spurts. I will, for example, take a 5 mile walk, but then I don’t do any exercise at all for the rest of the week. I need to develop a routine and stick with it.

    1. A great first step is to look at why you want to exercise. Review your personal benefits very specifically. Then be honest bout yourself about what is getting in your way.

  4. Getting sleep is so important, but I feel like it’s the one that most of us ignore the most. Simply getting enough sleep can drastically improve your mental and physical health. Sleep repairs our body, after all.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.