World Mental Health Day 2020: People’s mental health is getting badly affected nowadays due to increasing stress. Because of which many mental illnesses are also taking place in people with increasing age. This is the reason that in view of this problem around the world, World Health Organization celebrates World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. The purpose behind celebrating this day is to make people aware of their mental well being. Let us know on this special occasion how with increasing age all people can take care of their mental health.
According to the National Council on Aging, one in four adults suffer from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety and dementia.
Give better nutrition to the brain
Include whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats in your diet. A healthy, balanced diet maintains good brain health. It also reduces the risk of depression and dementia.
A person can also take care of one’s own mental health through physical activity. Exercise not only provides physical benefits but also works to reduce stress hormones by improving your mood.
Even while sitting at home, a person starts feeling more lethargic and sick, which has a direct effect on the mind and you also remain mentally unwell. Take a walk outside to increase the energy level in the body.
get plenty of sleep-
According to the American Psychology Association, good deep sleep can offer the benefits of a happy, healthy, long and safe life. People who have insomnia problem start increasing the risk of depression and other chronic diseases.