Your physical health and mental health go hand in hand. If one is failing, the other probably isn’t doing so well either. The opposite is often also true – when your physical health is great, your mind is more at peace. That’s why looking at your lifestyle and habits could be a good start if you’re not feeling your best. By practicing certain methods, you could see a huge improvement in your overall well-being. Not sure what we mean? Read on for more.
Although we’re constantly told that exercise is the way forward, as it releases endorphins, gets us fit, and makes us feel better about ourselves, many people struggle to stick to an exercise regime. Feel like you’ve already tried everything?
Well, what about a City of London personal training session once a week? If you have your own PT, you’re much more likely to stick to your workouts, as they will hold you accountable and encourage you every step of the way. If you’re a people pleaser, as many of us are, this could be a fantastic way of getting fit. You’ll enjoy it too! You’ll get all the benefits from the exercise, which could include improved sleep and a clearer mind. This is a good option for somebody who has mental health struggles, as long as you feel you’re ready to get stuck in. If it sounds overwhelming then you can start smaller with the end goal of speaking to a personal trainer to help you out. (1)
Following on from the above, yoga is famed for its mind soothing, body bending benefits! As well, if you want to, yoga can easily be practiced from the comfort of your own home. Find videos or classes that include meditation sections, as this is really beneficial for you if you’re anxious, worried, or unhappy. It gives you a chance to escape your mind.
Huge breakthroughs have been made in recent years in regard to the link between mental well-being and gut health. Your gut communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones, so the healthier it is, the better. To achieve a happy gut, you need to look at your day-to-day. The food and drink you consume, how much sleep you get, stress levels, and so on. Certain foods are great for boosting your gut health – find out which via the link.
By keeping up a skincare routine, you’re not only taking care of your body but also subconsciously sending a message to your mind that you’re cared for. Self-love and self-care are vital to make you feel good in your own skin – pun intended. Cleanse, tone, moisturize – do whatever works for your skin, morning and night. This will do you the world of good physical in the long term, with a fresher complexion, and it will also be a soothing, therapeutic act for your mind.
Even just applying one of these ideas could transform the way you feel and think. Try one of them out when you can. (2)
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