A healthy mind is just as important (if not, MORE important) as having a healthy body. The foundation of every action begins with a thought, therefore, having a strong mind is key to developing a strong body. Here are three tips to boost your mental health.

  1. Sleep well. Lack of sleep can cause stress and moodiness, adversely effecting your interactions with others and possibly trigger emotional eating. Most people need about 7 hours of sleep to function at their best. So, next time you find yourself up late at know (knowing you need to be up by 6 am), do your mind a favor and get some rest…asap!
  2. Exercise your mind. Even moderate levels of exercise can give you a great mental boost. When you are active, you increase serotonin, the “happy hormone” that promotes feelings of joy and euphoria. Just 15 minutes per day can make a big difference.
  3. Meditate. Prayer and meditation truly relaxes the mind and promotes mental stability. It enables you to “unplug” from the stresses of the world and focus on being at peace. Meditation is a great way to begin and end your day.