97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Getting In Shape Mentally

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Getting In Shape Mentally

Aired: 9/16/2019

Last week we discussed how to identify the signs of someone who may be considering suicide along with resources available to help someone in need in honor of National Suicide Prevention Month.  Your mental health influences how you think, feel and behave each day and also affects your ability to cope with stress and overcome life’s many challenges.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly covers the importance of good mental health along with tips on how to improve your mental and emotional health.  

Importance of Good Mental Health

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being affecting how we think, feel and act.  Our level of good mental health determines how well communicate with others and build relationships, deal with stress, and even how we recover from life’s challenges and setbacks.   Mental and physical health are equally important to our overall health.   

Getting Your Mental Health In Shape

Exercise – You do not have to be a gym-goer to physically improve your mental health.   Take a walk on your lunch break, take your dogs for a walk, or even put some music on and dance around your house.

Healthy Diet – Avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugary snacks and even fried food.  Eat a diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables along with lean proteins.   

Sleep – Turn off all electronics at least 30 minutes before bed and allow yourself the time to achieve at least 7 hours of sleep each night.

Learn how to manage your stress – Whether it is having lunch and going to a movie with a friend, talking with a counselor, or baking with your children, find something that allows you to destress.  

Find your purpose outside of work – Whether you volunteer your time in the community or spend your time helping a loved one, find something that gives you purpose and allows you to find balance.  

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

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