May is Mental Health Month, so RELAX with ACA's #MentalHealthMonth Relaxation Spotify Playlist.
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Relax... with the ACA #MentalHealthMonth Crossword Puzzle!
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Tools and Resources
Your Diet, Your Physical Fitness and Your Mental Health?
Consistently eat a poor diet and you're most likely going to look bad and feel bad. That's probably not news to most people. But how much your food choices affect your mental health may not be something of which you're really aware. While it's easy to understand how eating several donuts a day may be swelling that waistline, it may not be as easy to see how it is affecting your mental health, even contributing to something as serious as depression.
Time To Stop Making "No Time For Exercise" Excuses
Looking for better mental health? A good starting point is to begin working toward better physical health and for most of us that means getting ourselves into better shape. The busy lifestyle most of us have can make it easy to find excuses rather than find time to get some exercise. But learning to stop making excuses about exercise can have you looking and feeling better, being healthier and yes, having better mental health as well.
Stress Eating And Your Waistline
If we let ourselves get out of shape and a bit overweight, most of us have lots of good excuses as to why it happened. Yes, we're busy, don't have time for the gym, have to eat out too often... the list can be long and varied. But one factor that's often overlooked is stress eating. Recognizing how stress in your life can affect you physically, especially your waistline, can help take you to better health.
Let's Get Your Mind Back In Shape
Many of us don't make much of a connection between our physical fitness and our mental health, but the experts tell us we should. Our physical health and fitness can play a big part in making us feel better about ourselves. Just as we can schedule activities to make ourselves more physically fit, we can also take positive actions to improve our mental fitness as well.
Take Your Stress For A Walk In The Woods
One of the most common mental health issues that we face today is simple stress. In most of our lives there can be any number of things that leave us feeling anxious and stressed. While there may not be any magic way to make that stress all just disappear, there are things we can do, including being more physically active, that can help counter that daily stress.
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