You don’t have to look far to find simple and effective steps you can take to improve your mental health. Most of them are free or inexpensive.
1: Exercise Three Times a Week
Everyone knows exercise is good for your body. Did you know it’s good for your mind too? Research shows that regular exercise, especially cardio (e.g., walking or running), is good for your mood. It’s also likely to boost your self-esteem and help you feel a sense of accomplishment. All these things are good for your mental health! Exercising at least three times per week has been shown to improve depression. It may also help with anxiety or even obsessive-compulsive disorder.[Read more…]