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Wellness Tips from a Brentwood Psychiatric Group
May 11, 2023 at 7:00 AM
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Health and wellness products can get expensive really quickly. The reason is that the wellness market has continued to grow and is now worth an estimated $4.2 trillion. While some health and wellness products can be expensive, the good news is that taking care of your health doesn’t have to be a luxury.

In this article, we’ll provide several wellness tips to help you get your physical and mental health back on track.

1. Get some activity every day

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American adults should get at least 150 minutes of exercise every week. If you’re limited on time, think of activities you can fit into your existing routine. This could include taking a midday walk around your neighborhood, dancing with your kids, or even doing squats while you’re watching television. These types of activities cost little to nothing and can make a big difference when you add up the time doing them.

2. Eat more fruits and vegetables

An essential to our health, fruits and vegetables are responsible for helping people maintain healthy body weight, control blood sugar, and reduce LDL cholesterol. In some places, fruits and vegetables can be very expensive, and it can be challenging to work into your grocery budget. But there are ways around this. Consider eating in-season fruits, like citrus, during the winter and peaches during the spring and summer months.

And if you’re worried about your produce going bad, stock up on frozen fruits and vegetables when they are on sale. They have just as many nutrients and can typically be prepared like their counterparts.

3. Get more sleep

If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, it can be a detriment to your health as your body cannot repair itself. Ongoing sleep deficiency can lead to kidney disease, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke. Set aside time to rest and rearrange your schedule to make time to sleep. Implementing simple changes like limiting screen time can make it easier to fall asleep.

4. Prioritize your mental health

One of the most essential things you can do, besides taking care of your body physically, is prioritize your mental health. Take the time to identify areas of your life that are causing you to stress and make changes to help limit them. You may have too many commitments, or your work-life balance is causing stress. No matter what is causing the stress in your life, be sure to ask for help if needed and take a mental health day to relax and unwind.

5. Cut out sugary drinks and opt for water instead

Drinking water comes with an array of benefits, from regulating body temperature to keeping your joints moving easily and organs functioning properly. While you don’t have to hydrate on water alone, it’s best to limit fruit juices and soft drinks because they’re high in sugar and calories.

Searching for a Brentwood Psychiatric Service Provider?

Then come work with the team of compassionate psychiatrists at the Bella Jace Center for Health. With a convenient location in Brentwood, we strive to provide a calm and friendly environment along with the latest medical technology for your mental health. We’ll work with you to personalize a treatment option based on your needs so you can get back to enjoying life the way you deserve.

Learn more about our mental health center online, or contact us to see if we’re the right fit for you.

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