Taking care of our Mental Health is an important element in the approach of holistic healthcare. Mental exercises can increase sharpness, precision, focus and clarity. Be sure to go over your multivitamin & supplements regimen with your doctor as low counts of certain vitamins and minerals can be linked to depression. Zinc, Vitamin B’s and D are some important ones to consider.
Example: Reading, writing, crossword puzzles, and brain games all can aide in decreasing factors for Dementia, confusion and loss of understanding in the golden years. Reading at bedtime can also help induce sleep.
Healthy Choice: I will choose 3-5 books to read that interest me per year. I can find some fun brain game exercises including word searches, crosswords, memory games or board puzzles that will positively effect my mental Heath.
Diet Tip: Incorporating healthy combinations of foods can decrease risk of psychiatric disorders. Food sources that are great for brain health and inflammation are Omega-3’s/ fish oils, and zinc that can aide in converting proteins and linking connections in the brain.
Daily Devotional: Isaiah 26:3 Philippians 4:13 Romans 8:6