The answer to both these is, of course, to keep fit. This can be through regularly attending a gym or creating one in your home that you can access at any time of the day or night. If you are currently using your spare room for storage, then consider freeing up your space and your mind, by creating a gym in which you can exercise.
So, this article will consider keeping our body fit alongside maintaining a healthy mind.
If you are not currently attending a gym where a personal trainer is advising you on your every move, then you will want to know which exercises that you can do at home to keep both your mind and body healthy. Working out at home can indeed be as effective as a gym workout. It is a good solution when the prospect of attending a gym seems daunting when you can just exercise in the comfort of your own home. An exercise bike or treadmill is easy to accommodate inside a spare room and can replicate the activity of cycling or running, which are both excellent cardiovascular activities as they get the heart pumping. Why go to a gym to carry them out when the weather is bad?
Fruit and vegetables are always being recommended in a balanced diet for a good reason. Broccoli will provide fibre, calcium, folate, potassium, and phytonutrients. Apples are a wonderful source of antioxidants and will combat free radicals. These are unstable atoms that have the potential to damage cells in the body and cause illnesses as well as have us age prematurely.
Fish such as salmon, sardines, and trout, are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and your brain uses omega-3 to build its brain and nerve cells. This makes eating fatty fish an excellent way to improve learning and aid memory. Eating this kind of fish may also slow down age-related conditions where there is mental decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease. To not get enough omega-3 is risking a learning impairment and depression.
Keeping busy is the best way to avoid dwelling. Although, at some point, you need to know when to relax. Relaxation tapes are a wonderful way to take yourself into a relaxed state. They can replicate the noises of peaceful places that your mind takes you to. I suppose, everyone’s idea of paradise is sunshine but that cannot be represented with a sound, but a waterfall can. To hear that might take you to a country where you had a holiday and there was a waterfall.
Another good technique to help your mind relax is a technique called mindfulness. This is a kind of meditation that involves you sitting in silence and paying attention to thoughts, sounds, and the sensations that are associated with breathing and parts of the body. This will refocus your mind and take it back to the point before your mind started wandering. It is about remaining in the present and not dwelling on what might have been or is yet to come when you have no idea exactly how things will turn out anyway.
In conclusion, keeping a healthy body and mind can be achieved through exercise and diet. For a helping hand where the mind is concerned, extra activities can be carried out that help it to relax.