The mind and the body are connected.
If you want to feel your best mentally, take good care of your body, which includes your brain.
So often people who feel stressed, fatigue and mentally down are under exercised, undernourished, and under-rested. Often they assume that tending to the body takes too much time or is too difficult. So they hope for a quick fix that allows them to ignore their basic physical needs, while their mental health and performance suffer.
The point is, you cannot ignore your body and expect to feel good.
Time invested in physical health, such as 30 minutes of a aerobic exercise daily, is a wise investment. It saves time by sharpening your performance. More importantly it improves your mood. Your mood in turn, will influence how you experience yourself.
Stress and ageing tend to damage, shrink or impair brain cells particularly in areas of the brain responsible for thinking and regulating emotions. Fortunately the harmful effects of stress and ageing can be minimised and even reversed through healthy eating, exercise, and sleep. We have learnt that what improves the heart of the health, and physical health generally, also improves brain health, mood, and brain function. Regular exercise and healthy eating and appropriate amounts of sleep can help the brain by increasing blood flow to the brain, flushing toxins from the brain, strengthening and re-growing neurons, decreasing inflammation and stress, and promoting body leanness which favours brain health.