We all know that our physical health affects our mental health and vice versa. And what we do to our bodies makes a big contrast to how we feel.

Endorphins - Pain reliever Neurochemicals

Physical activities such as diet, alcohol consumption, smoking, and drugs can all affect our mental health and wellbeing in so many ways. We will discuss them later in this article but before that, let me tell you that our physical activities release pain reliever neurochemicals named endorphins. They are also known as endorphins, which help us feel and sleep well, in easier words. It can also improve our physical fitness, which tends to make us feel better in general. Even small amounts of regular physical activities can improve our mental wellbeing, especially when it comes to something that we enjoy the most.


Doing some Physical Activities

Physical activities are even a recommended treatment for depression. Trust me, we can get active at our own pace, in our way. There is no need to join a gym or even spend any money on that. Simply the number of small changes in our daily routine can make all the difference. Taking a brisk walk or walking to get where we are going, getting active in gardening, or cycling once or twice a week are excellent options. If you need a little help fitting more physical activity into your day, try the NHS's Active 10 walking tracker app to help you get short bursts of brisk walking into your day. Meditation can also be helpful (Check "Benefits of Meditation" to know how meditation can help you out) but, if there was an activity you used to enjoy, think about picking it up again.


Replacing Junk-food with Healthier Food

Eating healthy food can play an essential role in our health and wellbeing. No matter what we take in our diet and how much because our diet possesses a powerful connection with physical and mental health. We should try to eat a healthy balanced diet, with plenty of fruits and vegetables. It is also a wise decision to keep an eye on calories. Therefore, we should minimize foods that are high in sugar and fats.


Role of Drugs Addiction

Consumption of alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and even drugs may seem tempting in stress. They may seem relaxing when we are tired. We use them to escape or face difficult situations but, they can cause more problems than they solve, especially long-term. All these habits can complicate our sleeping patterns and affect how anxious and depressed we feel (By the way, using too much emotions can also become problematic for us. Read "Excessive use of Emotions" for better understanding). Alcohol particularly can worsen our moods. Even smoking is not a good habit and can cause death. Quitting it properly or controlling it could make you breathe freely, feel better, and save money! So try to limit or stop such habits. If you can't help it, take help from your psychologist or counselor.

Think and Reflect!