Mental health is just as important as physical health. During these lockdown times, it is even more important to look after our mental and physical wellbeing.
In this article, we will be highlighting 5 ways In which you can improve your mental health. You can also complete these even after the lockdown restrictions are lifted!
1. Improving your sleep hygiene:
Sleep plays a huge role on our health and how we feel - During our sleep, the body carries out a lot of its healing and repair for good recovery. A lack of sleep will affect recovery and has also been linked with high blood pressure.
Sleep has been shown to improve cognition and memory consolidation, so a good night sleep can help with your functioning ability
Sleep at a regular time if you can to improve your sleep hygiene. - You can read more from our post on Sleep
2.Create a low tempo music
Music has been known to have a relationship with our mood. Music has been used in movies over the years to either add tension or to emphasize a romantic or chilling scene. It can also be used in our daily lives to manage our mood by listening to music with a low tempo. This has been shown to slow down our breathing and create a sense of calmness.
Exercise is a great way of releasing endorphins that has been shown to reduce our perception of pain by blocking pain receptors. In addition to the from the feel-good chemicals, exercise can help to improve your heart’s health and reduce the levels of stress hormones such as adrenaline in the body.
You can check out our Instagram page for exercise ideas you can do at home or anywhere - @TakersClub
4. Take a long walk in nature
A long walk can be just the perfect thing we need to get our minds off things. Being in one space for a long time can be detrimental to our mental health, especially if we are used to moving around. A change of scenery or a walk within nature can be just the perfect distraction we need. The change of scenery may also enable us to see a different perspective in challenges we may be facing.
Look for local spots around you on google that you can explore.
5. Cook a new dish from scratch
Trying to cook a new dish from scratch can make a really good distraction. You get to learn a new way of doing things and it adds some flavour to your day.
How about you learn a healthier way of making that banana bread?