Continuing on the mental health theme, did you know that fruit and vegetable consumption is tied to mental health? According to a recent study led by researchers at the University of Warwick Medical School in the UK, high and low mental well-being were typically associated with a participant’s intake of fruits and vegetables. The findings suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption may play a potential role as a driver of mental well-being.
Feeling stressed? Moderate exercise has been shown to have a significant effect on anxiety and mood. It reduces the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, stimulates the production of feel-good endorphins, and increases activity in the serotonergic system. So, whether you struggle with occasional anxiety or a diagnosable disorder, exercise can help. Here are three tips to get you started.
Lisa Fleming is a professional Health Coach who is certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She is the author of "Exercising Mom." She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.