Good day, beautiful people!
In today’s write up as you can tell from the title, I’ll briefly go through what staying healthy looks like in a practical sense. I will highlight what this looks like for me mentally and physically.
To be healthy simply means ‘in a good physical or mental condition; in good health’. So the big question is, How does an individual stay healthy mentally? This varies for everyone but here are a few of the things I do to keep my mental health in shape.
- Read books!
Reading book is a creative escape, a good way to dive into another world or learn a new theory. I love reading books because it reduces my thoughts from a million things to just the words in the book.
- Relax your mind.
The best way I relax my mind is by resting or going on walks, preferably in a large park with no music in my ears but the sounds of leaves rustling to dogs barking.
- Do things you enjoy.
Finally, to conclude things that keep me mentally healthy is just simply doing things I enjoy. From spending time with family/ friends to eating out at my favourite Nigerian restaurant.
Things I do to keep my physical health in shape:
- Play football.
Playing a sport you enjoy kills calories with ease. Getting in shape whilst having fun is the best way I love to get in shape as I do so without even thinking about it. A good way to socialise and burn a little sweat. Stats?
- 8hrs of Sleep
One thing that keeps me a active throughout the day mentally is having a good amount of sleep. Getting in a good sleeping cycle helps during the exam season as you can concentrate and apply yourself well.
- Balance diet.
Something new I’ve been trying to do is improve my diet. Yes, it feels almost impossible to do this as it takes a lot of work at first. The best advice I can give is to meal prep for the week. Saves you cooking every day or running to a takeaway shop Bessie you can’t be bothered cooking. Also, you can meal prep your meals to be balanced. As a student, we may not always be able to cover each area so I do recommend getting vitamin tablets and supplements. Drink a lot of water and try to eat fruits daily.
Thank you for reading, I hope some of the things I do helps you to look into one or two things to improve your health mentally and physically.
Stay bless, no vess.
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