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5-a-day for mental health


Friday, October 24th, 2008 5-a-day for mental health

Simple day-to-day tasks could help protect your mental health as reported in the Daily Mail by Ryan Kisiel.

“Scientists say the “five-a-day” activities can improve mental wellbeing in the same way eating five fruits or vegetables daily helps the body stay healthy. People should try to be active, connect with others, take notice of their surroundings and keep learning.”

“The five categories are: Connect with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours; be active with sports and hobbies such as gardening or dancing or just a daily stroll; be curious, noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual; learn something, for example fixing a bike or playing an instrument; and finally, giving to others you meet around you.”

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