Recommendations to promote Positive Mental Health Habits

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Fortunately, we can make lifestyle choices and cultivate habits that encourage good mental health. These include:

Man running; regular physical exercise

Exercise at least 30 minutes of exercise a day will improve physical and mental health.

Dormir, sueño

A regular sleep schedule and enough hours of sleep teenagers in particular need at least 8 or 9 hours a day.

Food pyramid

A healthy, balanced diet.

Café tachado, evitar bebidas con cafeína

Avoid drugs that affect brain development (including tobacco and caffeine).

Familia con un tic positivo, aceptación de la enfermedad por parte de la familia

Having a stable family environment which meets our need for affection.

Emotional support between two women

Building healthy social relationships and friendships. Sharing experiences and cultivating reciprocal relationships of mutual support with friends and colleagues helps to improve emotional wellbeing.

Prolonged work-related stress and anxiety

Organising our time to avoid unnecessary stress: allowing enough time for study, getting work done on time, and keeping to a regular schedule for different activities.

Woman seated in Yoga position

Taking time to relax.

Substantiated information by:

Astrid Morer Liñan
Eva Varela
Iria Méndez
Luisa Lázaro García

Published: 7 October 2019
Updated: 7 October 2019

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