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Exercise plays a significant role in our general mental health. It improves and alleviates anxiety, stress, depression and boosts your mood due to the release of healthy endorphins. Furthermore, regular exercise also improves self-esteem, a crucial psychological benefit. When you combine regular exercise with a healthy diet, the benefits increase even more.

A Mediterranean diet, for instance, contains nutritional vitamins and improves cognitive function. In a study conducted by Medical News Today, researchers found that a high intake of vegetables and a low intake of meat and alcohol lowers the chances of developing depression or severe anxiety symptoms.

Mar 1, 2022

How does Mental health impact us today?

On the 16th of February, two of ZwavelStream Clinic\’s psychiatrists featured in an interview hosted by \”Die Groot Ontbyt\” a show hosted by Kyknet South Africa. […]