Five ways to stay mentally fit

Staying mentally fit means having a sense of wellbeing and being able to function everyday.

By Irengbam Jenny | Updated: Oct 26, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

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It is important to stay mentally fit just like we keep your body fit.

Staying mentally fit means having a sense of wellbeing and being able to function everyday. When the opportunity arises one should feel confident to rise to a challenge.

It's never too early or too late to start doing mental exercises.

There are many mental exercises that will help you stay mentally healthy and boost your wellbeing.

Here are some ways to stay mentally fit:

Get rid of stress:

To stay mentally fit at any age one should get rid of stress. The stress level should be kept at a minimum as it reduces the risk of potential strokes, heart attacks and other stress-related diseases and conditions that can ultimately become debilitating and life-threatening.

Exercise:

Exercise is a good form of releasing many beneficial neurotransmitters into your body. It also increases your general feeling of well being. It also helps relieve stress, and releases protective hormones in your brain.

Playing games or doing puzzles:

Memory can be improved by doing simple activities like logic puzzles, crosswords, or word searches. It also sharpens language and reasoning skills. It can open new pathways in your brain.

Socialize:

Socialising is very good way to stay mentally fit. Being out with friends will keep you from feeling isolated, and it will also keep you mentally fit. You get to learn and exercise your brain, when you are discussing things with friends.

Get plenty of sleep:

Sleep restores both your mind and body. Getting enough sleep is very necessary to stay mentally healthy. Feelings of fatigue can still set in if you feel constantly rushed and overwhelmed when you are awake. So in order to stay mentally fit one should get plenty of sleep.