Healthy Mind

5 tips to boost mental health

Written by Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? Smile. It may not be the easiest thing to do, but smiling lowers your heart rate and calms you.

Send a thank-you note. It doesn’t have to be for anything in particular. Just let someone know you appreciate them.

Take a 30-minute walk in nature. Stroll through a park or hike in the woods. This increases energy levels, reduces depression, and boosts well-being.

Try to get 15 minutes of sunshine every day, but apply sunscreen. Sunlight synthesizes vitamin D, which is believed to elevate moods.

Is something bothering you? Let it all out—on paper. Writing about an upsetting experience can reduce symptoms of depression.

Source: mentalhealthamerica.com

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