Staying Healthy Means Minding Mental Health Too

Health has always been a major concern, never more than in the past couple of years. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed millions of people worldwide. People everywhere are not feeling like themselves after witnessing what has gone on, often from within their homes during extended periods to reduce the spread.

If you’re feeling physically or mentally unwell, speak to your doctor or healthcare practitioner. They will give you the right advice based on your specific symptoms. However, there may be a few things you can do from home to give your mental health a boost.

CBD and Anxiety

CBD and medical cannabis can be a great way to treat mental health issues, such as anxiety. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of two major cannabis plant compounds called cannabinoids, the other being THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. Both cannabinoids activate the specialized receptors found throughout the body known as the endocannabinoid system, but CBD doesn’t result in the “high” associated with THC.

Speak to a healthcare professional or cannabis-trained pharmacist at a medical cannabis dispensary to get the right cannabis cultivar and product. CBD works very differently than THC does, and each strain has a different ratio of CBD to THC or Indica to Sativa.

The cannabis-trained pharmacist will guide your journey in medical cannabis and help you feel better soon.

Break a Sweat

Physical exercise is excellent for the body and the mind. When you break a sweat, you’ll feel a rush of endorphins that trigger a positive feeling in the body.

It’s like the body’s way of encouraging you to work out! Make sure you take on a suitable amount of exercise. Don’t push it too hard, or you can sustain an injury that undermines the positive benefits. 

Go for a daily walk, do a few push-ups, or do stretches. Just make it a routine, so you introduce a little bit of positivity into your day.

Listen Deeply to Music

Music can serve different functions. Some people listen to it to dance, rock out, or leave it on humming gently in the background. If you listen actively to deep, soulful music, it may elevate your mood on a level and to a degree that’s hard to describe.

Spiritual jazz is not necessarily the most accessible, radio-friendly music, but the technical proficiency and quest for a higher connection may resonate with you. By all means, listen to whatever music you prefer most, but don’t be scared to push your boundaries and standards higher.

Read Broadly, Deeply

The news can be depressing, and while it’s important to track daily events, it’s also OK to dip into some world literature or a niche magazine and follow up with one of your passions. You can always come back to the concerns and stresses of daily life when your book is over.

Recharging your creative energy is an excellent way to boost your mental health.

Taking care of your body means taking care of your mind, too. Don’t forget these tips if you’re feeling down, and hopefully, one of them will give you the lift you need.

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