What Is Self Care? by Corey Marie

Today while browsing Tumblr I came across a fantastic comic that manages to sum up what this campaign is all about in a fantastic and visual way. I liked it so much I decided it deserved it’s own post. You can check out the original post over at the artist, Corey Marie’s, website.

Well said!

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Exercise for Health

Everyone knows exercising is good for your mental and physical health (particularly for students). It is highly recommended to help manage depression and anxiety. Some studies even suggest that it can be as helpful as medication. Exercise also helps to boost self esteem, relieve stress by working out those frustrated feelings, and can break up the cycle of pessimistic thinking. Team sports are also an easy way to socialise.

Most of us know we should be exercising, but some of us enjoy it more than others. Today’s post will look at how to get the most out of your work out. Continue reading

Sleep Better, Feel Better

Maintaining good sleeping habits can help to improve your general health by reducing fatigue and boosting concentration, mood, memory and coordination. Sleep is your body’s chance to recharge and repair. However, getting the right amount of sleep can be difficult for many people, as we lead busy lives full of work (shift work can be extra detrimental to health), stress and children. The lifestyle of a university or college student is often just as unhealthy, with odd sleeping hours, all-nighters rushing to finish assignments and late nights due to work or social outings. Too much sleep can also be problematic, as it  makes your prone to being more tired. Oversleeping can be due to factors such as depression, illness or just tiredness.

So how much sleep should you be getting? For an adult the recommendation is around seven to eight hours a night.

The complex science behind sleep is fascinating enough to deserve it’s own post; today’s post, however, covers tips on getting a better night’s sleep.

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Mental health and Relaxation

Health effects of stress

Physical effects of stress

Setting aside time for relaxation is important for maintaining good mental health and decreasing stress levels. Today’s post will offer a range of suggestions – from simple, quick activities to more complex exercises. In my previous post on The Healthy Mind Platter, Rock and Siegal refer to this as ‘Time In’.  Continue reading

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

‘Health Yourself Out’ is focused on making sure that people take care of their minds, not just their bodies. There are many activities that can be undertaken to improve mental health, as well as help to relieve low moods, depression and stress. These are often as simple as getting regular exercise, setting aside time for relaxation and creativity, sleeping properly, socialising and more. This blog will look at these in depth and how they affect your brain to create a happier, healthier you!

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