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Poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems

Nutrition

The food we eat is associated with our mood, behaviour, and cognition. Current knowledge about nutrition and mental health is based on a variety of evidence from animal behavioural research, neurochemical experiments in vitro, epidemiological studies, and some clinical trials, and it continues to evolve.

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Exercise

Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show that it is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and at enhancing overall cognitive function. This can be especially helpful when stress has depleted your energy or ability to concentrate.

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Sleep

We spend approximately a third of our lives asleep. Sleep is an essential and involuntary process, without which we cannot function effectively. It is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing, and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health. Sleeping helps to repair and restore our brains, not just our bodies.

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Meditation

Generally, a person who is meditating uses certain techniques, such as a specific posture, focused attention, and an open attitude toward distractions. Meditation may be practiced for many reasons, such as to increase calmness and physical relaxation, to improve psychological balance, to cope with illness, or to enhance overall health and well-being.

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