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Beating the January Blues – 5 a Day, the Bible Way

“Be Active” is the second of the 5-a-Day concepts put forward by experts for maintaining and improving good mental health. It goes on: “You don't have to go to the gym. Take a walk, go cycling or play a game of football. Find an activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your life.” Being physically active in order to improve our mental wellbeing is an increasingly well documented notion. People who exercise regularly tend to have better self-esteem, less anxiety, feel more energetic and sleep better too.

Beating the January Blues – 5-a-day, the Bible Way

Beating the January Blues – 5-a-day, the Bible Way After the fun of the festive season, many of us can feel overwhelmed with feelings of emptiness, depression and even despair.  It can feel as if the lighter, warmer months and the freshness and renewed energy that come with spring are still a long way off. A few years ago, a campaign was launched to cultivate better mental health, tapping into the now well-known “5-a-day” message for good physical health.  “5-a-day” for good mental health is not about eating fresh fruit and vegetables, but about adopting certain good habits for living.

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