The overall health of your mind and your body are inseparable.  Keeping physically fit means keeping mentally fit as well.  This means finding healthy ways to deal with anger, aggression, aggravation, and fear.

Even simple things like balance can affect our mental well-being.  Researchers found that children’s anxiety issues were relieved by simply treating for physical balance problems.

Not every child with anxiety problems also has balance problems, but the study shows that sometimes a physical problem can mimic a mental concern.

Five ways to improve your mental well-being:

  1. Connect: Social relationships are critical to our well-being.  Reach out to those around you; friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.
  2. Be active: Regular exercise will help you control your mood and is proved to reduce depression and anxiety.  Pick an activity you enjoy and invite a friend along.
  3. Take notice: Allow yourself to relfect on your different life experiences.  Take note of the things you are thankful for.
  4. Keep learning: Set a personal goal and work towards meeting it.  Learning makes us feel more competent and confident with who we are and what we can do.
  5. Give: Volunteer, say hello and smile to friends and strangers.  Get involved… when you act positively to those around you, they are more likely to respond positively to you.

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