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Mental Health and Coping Emotionally During COVID-19


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Mental health and coping emotionally during COVID-19: two of the biggest topics of 2020… and, now, 2021!

In both Pure Body Health Online’s wellness coaching services and our general relationship with our clients, we strongly advocate for finding personalized ways to successfully manage mental and emotional health long-term. Today, we’re outlining some of the most accessible steps that you can start taking today to bolster your mental health (and ensure that your coping mechanisms are healthy ones!)

Never Hesitate to Talk to a Professional

The government of British Columbia has detailed how to access virtual mental health services for the following:

  1. Emergency support lines
  2. Low cost (as well as free!) counselling
  3. Courses available about mental and emotional health
  4. Support lines for frontline workers, youth, seniors, educators, parents, and minorities, respectively

Our team here at Pure Body Health Online strongly encourages those with poor or declining mental and/or emotional health to speak to a professional immediately. While our specialties orbit around bettering your lifestyle, there is no replacement for speaking with a licensed mental health professional who can start you on the right path.

The Power of a Healthy Lifestyle

While maintaining a consistently healthy lifestyle isn’t an instantaneous “fix-all” when it comes to coping emotionally during COVID-19, it is recommended for improved physical and mental health long-term. Starting (and keeping up with!) a healthy lifestyle can look like a combination of the following:

Exercising

The links between exercise and mental health have been well-documented; even as little as thirty minutes of moderate physical activity per day works to alleviate stress, decrease symptoms of anxiety or depression, boost brain function, and help you get a better night’s rest.

Maintaining a Healthy Diet

Skipping out on processed foods and instead filling your plate with sufficient protein, carbs, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and water can fight against low energy levels. Sound like a handful? Well, there’s always...

Integrating Supplements

Even with a balanced diet, it can be tricky to get in the recommended levels of certain vitamins per day. That’s why, after consulting with your doctor or local health professional, integrating supplemens into your diet could help buoy the vitamins in your day-to-day diet (and, in turn, help to improve overall health!)

Making Time for Self-Care

While “self-care” can sometimes be used as a term for self-indulgent behaviour, real self-care isn’t optional: it includes carving out time for the things that positively impact your mental and/or physical health. This could include reworking your schedule to get an extra half-hour of sleep per day, talking to a loved one more frequently to reduce stress levels, or making the time to get a breath of fresh air at periodic intervals. No factor is too big or too small when it comes to your health, so be sure to honour your needs! The difference will be palpable.

How Are You Coping Emotionally During COVID-19?

Whether it be via our wellness coaching services or just dropping our team a line for general advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at Pure Body Health Online.

Pure Body Health Online

Published On: 01/19/2021

By Pure Body Health Online

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