Exercise and Physical Activity
Getting regular exercise is really important for our mental health, and even just taking relaxing walks can be soothing for our mind. Physical activity can prevent or delay the onset of different mental disorders, and have therapeutic benefits.
Zschucke, E., Katharina Gaudlitz and A. Ströhle. “Exercise and Physical Activity in Mental Disorders: Clinical and Experimental Evidence.” Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 46 (2013): S12 – S21.
A healthy diet can help us, as the strong connection between our intestines and brain is being explored. There is an emerging discipline, nutritional neuroscience, which is shedding light on the fact that nutritional factors are directly related to emotions, behaviour, and cognition.
Sathyanarayana Rao T S, Asha M R, Ramesh B N, Jagannatha Rao K S. Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2008;50:77-82.
Deep breathing technique has an improvement in the management of stress in daily life, and involves positive inﬂuence on the stress conditions that we all face during the course of our lives. This is particularly important in students. This study analyses this fact.
Perciavalle, Valentina & Blandini, Marta & Fecarotta, Paola & Buscemi, Andrea & Di Corrado, Donatella & Bertolo, Luana & Fichera, Fulvia & Coco, Marinella. (2017). The role of deep breathing on stress. Neurological Sciences. 38. 451-458. 10.1007/s10072-016-2790-8.