Enjoy a wide variety of nutritious foods from these five food groups every day. Drink plenty of water.
Good nutrition is not only associated with better physical health, but better mental health as well. Eating well is associated with a lower risk of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety.
Disrupted sleep can be both a cause and a consequence of mental health disorders, therefore getting better sleep just might result in improved mental health!
Get moving! Exercise is an excellent way to feel better both physically and mentally. Doing regular exercise has been shown to be a great way to maintain good mental health.
If you chose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. While alcohol may temporarily lift your mood or improve anxiety, overdoing it can in the longer term lead to depression and anxiety.
Engage in activities you enjoy and are passionate about. It’s one of the best ways to maintain good mental health.
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Want some help making sense of all this stuff? A local dietitian can work with you to come up with an eating plan, based on your age, weight, health, metabolism, likes and dislikes. Ask your GP or community health centre or visit www.daa.asn.au to find a dietitian near you.