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How To Protect your Physical and Mental Health

Loneliness is a negative experience of feeling alone, regardless of whether the person is around friends and family.

People who feel comfortable in their own company may be able to be alone without feeling lonely, whereas others may experience loneliness even when among a crowd of people.

Mental health problems that people most commonly experience due to social isolation are depression and anxiety.

 Loneliness and social isolation might increase the risk of coronary heart disease and related mortality, even for adults who have no previous history of cardiovascular conditions.

How to manage these effects

Reduce stress

If you are stressed, it can affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Stress can reduce your productivity and retard your mental function, which leads to unsteadiness and lack of focus.

To avoid this situation, try doing something physical, like exercising or getting a massage. You can also try meditating, removing yourself from stressful situations, or working on your time management.

Keep up on social connection

People should try to utilize their social connections to limit the feelings of loneliness and social isolation and prevent or lessen their adverse effects.

Where possible, people should try to see and spend time with their family and friends in person. This is because relationships are super important to your mental and emotional health, so don’t neglect your friends even when your life is busy. 

Exercise

Exercise has both physical and mental health benefits, and it can also strengthen the immune system. Do something you enjoy, like walking, jogging, biking, weight lifting, swimming, or playing some kind of group sport.

Outdoor activities may provide a distraction from feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

Stay hydrated

Drink enough water every day to help your organs run more efficiently, make your skin look better, and keep you energized and alert. Drink as much as 8 to 10 glasses per day.

Staying hydrated makes your skin look soft and prevent excessive fluid loss. Also staying hydrated takes a way sense of hunger. Drinking 1 or 2 glasses before meals can fill your stomach and help you eat less.

Get enough sleep

When your body is in sleep deficient, it goes into a state of stress. The body's functions are put on high alert, which causes high blood pressure and the production of stress hormones. High blood pressure increases your risk for heart attack and stroke, and the stress hormones make it harder to fall asleep.

Sleep impacts many of the chemicals in your body, including serotonin. People with serotonin deficiencies are more likely to suffer from depression. You can help to prevent depression by making sure you are getting the right amount of sleep: between 7 and 9 hours each night.

Plan your time well so that you can get enough rest to restore yourself from what happened previously.

Practice good hygiene

Good personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of the external body clean and healthy. It is important for maintaining both physical and mental health.

Dental. Dental hygiene involves more than just having white teeth. A good dental hygiene routine can help prevent issues such as gum disease and cavities. It can also prevent bad breath.

Nails. Scrubbing the underside of the nails with a nail brush can form part of a person’s hand washing routine.

Hand washing. Five simple steps for effective hand washing:

-wet the hands with clean, running water, then turn off the tap and apply soap.

-lather the hands by rubbing them together with the soap, remembering to reach the backs of the hands, between the -fingers, and under the nails.

-scrub the hands for at least 20 seconds, which a person can time by humming the “Happy Birthday” song twice.

-rinse the hands well under clean, running water.

-dry the hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Practice healthy diet

Focus on eating things that you know make your body feel better. Maintaining a healthy diet is not focused on losing your fat content, but only on improving your health condition so that you get a better immunity condition. 

Some of the benefits of healthy diet include;

-sleep better

-pump your immune system

-have more energy

-prevent diabetes

-maintain healthy weight.

Eat more fruits, vegetables, protein, and calcium to help your body run better.

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