30 Ways to Put Mental Health First During these Trying Times

By Trista
30 Ways to Put Mental Health First During these Trying Times

One thing that the current crisis is revealing to us all is that maintaining mental health is just as vital as maintaining physical fitness. Those of us who are social distancing at home are grateful to not be sick in the hospital, but concerns about mental health have been spiking, as the past few months have seen spikes in things like depression, anxiety, and excessive drinking. Here are some tips on staying mentally healthy while social distancing during the current crisis, including what to eat, how to exercise, when to sleep, who to contact, and more.

Proper nutrition helps lead to good mental health.

Get Proper Nutrition

While you are stuck at home, you might be tempted to eat a lot of junk food, especially if you are prone to emotional eating. But one of the best things you can do to preserve your mental health is to make sure that you get proper nutrition by eating plenty of healthy food.

There is a very close link between physical health and mental health. While getting fresh produce may be more difficult now than it was before the crisis began, make sure that you are doing everything you can to get at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day and to limit your junk food.