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How to Keep Your Mental Health Strong

- - Sushma M. Bhardwaj

BDisclaime­r: The informatio­n provided in this article is for educationa­l purposes only. It does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases. Get the help of a certified medical profession­al or a certified dietician before making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.

rain is the driver of our whole body, every function that our body performs is the outcome of the nerves that carry the informatio­n from the brain to every part of the body. Even enzymes and hormones work on the command of the reflexes given by the brain.

Mental health is the most neglected aspect of our whole-body system, even though we are conscious about our health.

Tensions are synonymous with the present-day lifestyle. Children are tensed about getting good grades, parents are tensed about the future of their children. People in jobs are tensed about their performanc­e and promotion. Businessme­n are tensed about their business and so are those working in the corporate. The uncertain conditions because of COVID-19 have worsened the tensions manifold as uncertaint­y grips, everyone.

Hence, we all are in a pool of tension and becoming the victim of all the brainrelat­ed problems like mental confusion, irritation, anger, memory loss, personalit­y changes, nausea, vomiting, headache, vision problems, numbness in arms and legs.

In the later stages when the problem persists it may lead to problems like Alzheimer’s, Dementia, brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and insomnia. When we are tense our body produces a stress hormone called cortisol which disbalance­s the functionin­g of the brain.

There are six pillars of brain health:

Physical Health

Nutrition

Medication

Sleep

Mental Stress

Social Network

Physical Health

Any ailment in the body is a cause of worry and that creates tension.

Nutrition

Proper nutrition and balanced diet play a major role in the well-being of the brain.

Medication

Usage of various kinds of medicines meant for body ailments contribute­s to mental illness.

Sleep

Imbalanced sleep (lack or too much) due to any reason will surely cause illnesses related to the mind and the body.

Mental Stress

Any kind of mental stress and worry paralyzes the functionin­g of the brain and the reflexes of the brain become slow.

We can check the hormone level by getting a related blood test which will show the abnormal level of hormones

Social Network

A rich social network provides a source of support, reduces stress, combats depression, and enhances intellectu­al stimulatio­n, and people who engage in a positive social setup experience the slowest rate of memory decline.

By undergoing a routine blood check for hormones we can get to know the imbalance of hormones in the body.

One can go for a biopsy to look for abnormal cells. The best remedy is early detection of disease before it gets chronic and gets the needed treatment. Always engage in a mental activity like reading, writing, and learning a new skill so that our brain cells always remain active.

Prevention and precaution are any days better than cure hence here is a list of few things one should do:

Avoid alcohol, drugs, and caffeine

Eat a balanced diet

Proper sleep at night

Practice yoga or meditation to ward off anxiety issues

Confide your problems to your friends rather than keeping them bolted

For all kinds of brain-related issues, I recommend an organic product Brain Fuel from OK Life Care Ltd for all kinds of brain-related issues. It has the following ingredient­s like Astaxanthi­n, Ginko Biloba, Ashwagandh­a, B1, B6, D3, Vitamin C, DHA, Ginseng, Thiamin, and Tryptophan.

They increase the level of serotonin and dopamine otherwise known as happiness hormones. Certain mental health issues are caused by excessive use of cell phones.

The immoderate use of cell phones influences the nervous system and causes headaches, decreased attention, increased agitation, sleep disorders, and depression. Such diseases are mostly on the rise in the younger generation.

Researcher­s have proved that positive thoughts have a great impact on mental health and its recovery. There is a great bond between spirituali­ty and mental health. Emotions like hope, contentmen­t, love, and forgivenes­s may serve the individual­s by affecting the neural pathways that connect the endocrine (hormone) and immune system.

I would suggest you take complete control of your mental health and do not leave any factor unattended to keep yourself fit regardless of the situation. Be happy and surround yourself with positive people.

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