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Mental Fitness



A healthy body can prevent a lot of diseases and help you stay independent at an older age. A healthy body includes being physically and mentally fit with both complementing each other. Even if one of them is unfit, the other one can suffer. While physical fitness gets a lot of attention, and rightly so because it can prevent us from having heart problems or diabetes, mental fitness does not get its fair share of attention.

Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness for everyone and it shouldn’t be neglected. Regular exercises can help you reap the benefits of a sharper mind along with a healthy body which improves your mental dexterity. Mental health includes keeping your brain and your emotional health in the best shape. Here are a few activities that you can do to ensure mental fitness

  1. Physical exercise for 30 mins everyday
    Exercising delivers oxygen to your brain which helps improve your memory, reaction times, relieves stress, helps you sleep better, improves your mood, and reasoning abilities. It also has an intense impact on depression, ADHD, anxiety, and more.

  2. Read often and widely
    Whether it’s reading your favourite book or reading about the world around you, it exercises your brain and improves your mental fitness

  3. Increase your intake of Vitamin B
    Eating wholegrain cereals, leafy greens, and dairy foods, or taking supplements for the same is essential to for your brain health

  4. Challenge your intellect and memory
    Always try to stretch yourself mentally by picking up challenging tasks or learning something new like learning a new language, or doing a cryptic crossword, or playing challenging games like chess or strategic games

  5. Take out time to relax
    Excessive stress hormones like cortisol can be harmful for the brain. Schedule regular relaxations

  6. Engage in stimulating conversations
    Talk to t=your family or friends or peers about a wide range of topics which gives your brain the opportunity to explore, examine and enquire.


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