Sleep, Exercise and Nutrition

Recovery Sleep Exercise Nutrition

Physical and emotional health are very much connected. If you are not feeling well physically, it is difficult to manage feelings of anger, sadness, or anxiety. In order to improve your physical well-being (and in turn your emotional well-being), focus on the following areas:

Sleep—Restful sleep is an important part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. If you have difficulty sleeping, try reducing your caffeine intake. Creating a sleep routine can also be helpful. Go to bed at the same time each night, and practice a relaxing nightly ritual such as meditation.

Exercise—Physical exercise is not only beneficial to your body, but also to your mood. Exercise does not need to be strenuous to be beneficial; simply taking a walk can make you feel better. If you have not exercised for a while, build up gradually. You may also want to consult with a doctor to make sure that you are healthy enough for exercise.

Nutrition—Eat healthy, nutritious foods that give you energy. A balanced diet is essential to feeling good. A doctor or a dietician can provide more detailed information about a specific diet that works for you.