Keeping up our mental fitness is something that we all need to prioritize. Just like our physical health, it is an ongoing job and should become part of our normal daily routine. However, there’s ‘no one-size-fits-all’ with your mental health and boosting your mental fitness can look different from person to person.

This year, many people have faced serious challenges to their mental health. Along with the health impacts of the disease, COVID-19 has led to, self and social isolation, disconnection from family and friends, quarantine and lockdowns on movement resulting in more people than ever experiencing feelings of helplessness, isolation, grief, anxiety and depression. Demand for health support services has increased exponentially as a result.

5 Mental Exercises to Maintain Good Mental Fitness

Challenge your brain everyday

Stimulating the brain on a regular basis helps develop a sharper mind and increase “fluid intelligence”, the ability to reason and solve problems. Try solving crosswords and puzzles that require logic and reasoning have been shown to help improve mental health.

Learn something new

Learning a complex new skill stimulates multiple areas of the brain and helps build new connections in the brain

Practice meditation

Meditation is a great way to clear the mind and improve attention span and focus. It helps reduce stress and anxiety and is often recommended to help with a variety of mental health problems

Make time for hobbies

Try many different activities before you find something you love to do. Whether it be a creative pursuit such as writing or painting, a team sport or a craft such as knitting or woodwork, you’ll reap the benefits in your mental health when you find your passion

Socialize

Having a strong network can be a vital source of support for someone suffering from a mental health problem. Make sure to maintain relationships with friends and family by keeping in touch. Spend time with friends and take advantage of opportunities to meet new people.

5 Benefits of Taking Multivitamins Daily orally or through IV Therapy

When your body gets an adequate amount of vitamins, you may feel more alert. As a part of the role vitamins play in boosting energy production, they also can help to diminish mental fatigue. These symptoms aren’t very common, but for those who live with them, they can have noticeable effects.