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5 Habits That Are Hurting Your Mental Health

Feeling stressed out? Having trouble falling asleep? Then it’s time to make some changes to your lifestyle to take better care of your wellness. Some habits can wreak havoc on your mental health. We’ll tell you how to spot them so that you can live a more fulfilling life. You can rely on the FizzUp trainer to help you get your inner wellness back on track.

1 | YOU LIVE AN INACTIVE LIFESTYLE

A sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health and can even cut your life expectancy short. With a hectic work and social life and everyday responsibilities, this routine can be harmful for your mental health if you repeat it non-stop. If you’re feeling tired, stressed and aggravated, then something needs to change!

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A lack of exercise takes its toll on your overall physical and mental health. The longer you go without physical activity, the stronger your negative emotions get. Make an effort to get active: take the stairs when you can, park further away from your destination and carry your own groceries. Your FizzUp workout program is one of the best tools to keep your mental health in check. Why? Because physical activity stimulates hormones such as serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that make you feel great in your body and mind so that you’re relaxed, calm and in a better mood. With a 20-minute FizzUp workout, you can take your mind off everything you need to do today and just focus on your wellness. “Me” time is priceless!

2 | YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Think sleeping is a waste of time and always go to bed really late? Although the number of hours someone needs to sleep varies from person to person, nearly sleepless nights can result in irritability, a lack of concentration and the inability to pay attention. That’s enough to ruin your day and put a dent in your mental health!

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You might not know it, but your brain cells need around 8 hours of sleep a day so that they can repair themselves correctly. Not getting enough sleep can cause some of them to die prematurely, which is why you always feel tired and in a bad mood. In short, sleep is no longer an option, but a necessity! Make yourself go to bed at the same time every night, several hours before midnight so that you’re sure to get all the rest you need. The more your sleep schedule becomes a routine, the better you’ll feel.

3 | YOU NEVER MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF

If you’re constantly swamped all week long and don’t have a single minute to yourself, then you’re only adding to the stress by not taking a break or having fun! Stop what you’re doing and remember that you need time for YOU, but in order to do that, you need to MAKE time for you. Procrastination can be your worst enemy when it comes to your wellness.

Staying organized in your everyday life keeps the anxiety and overall dissatisfaction at bay that you might feel if you put everything off until tomorrow. But you can boost your self-confidence if you plan out everything you need to do this week and you’re motivated enough to stick with it until the next. And better yet, being organized helps you find time for yourself. Reading a book, taking a hot shower or meditating are all activities that can benefit your physical and mental health.

4 | YOU’RE ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY

Whether it’s on a computer, tablet or smartphone, most of us spend hours every day in front of a screen. Even when you get home at night, notifications from all your social media accounts lure you back, breaking your attention or concentration. Hyperconnectivity keeps you from enjoying the here and now and starting conversations with real people. It’s as if you’re always waiting for someone to reach out to you.

When you shut your laptop or close your favorite social media app, you can save so much of your precious time. One thing you can do is to ignore any notifications and stop reading emails after a certain time in the evening.

5 | YOU DON’T WATCH WHAT YOU EAT

Never take the time to cook your own food? Do you always reach for a TV dinner that’s high in fat without ever thinking about the nutritional consequences? What about the sugary snacks you could be sneaking here and there? Then you might end up feeling sluggish and lifeless when the pounds start to pack on, taking a real bite out of your self-esteem.

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FizzUp Nutrition* can help you watch what you put on your plate. Get into healthier eating habits that can rid you of the extra pounds that are hurting your confidence. Improve your mood when you eat fresh, unprocessed foods. Stick with ingredients high in omega-3, such as sardines and nuts to protect your neurons.

When you keep an eye on the nutritional impact of your diet, get more exercise and opt for a healthier lifestyle with FizzUp, you’ve got everything you need to boost your wellness and feel more in tune with your body. You’re sure to feel the benefits to your mental health, we promise!

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