EP 19: Lifestyle Choices That Can Improve Mental Health – Part 2

EP 19: Lifestyle Choices That Can Improve Mental Health – Part 2

EP 19: Lifestyle Choices That Can Improve Mental Health – Part 2

Published On: January 31, 2024
Published On: January 31, 2024

Welcome to part 2 of the Mental Health Awareness mini-series of “Eat, Live, & Move with Miyagi.” In this week’s episode, we’re diving into two important aspects of your mental well-being: sleep and stress management.

Our co-hosts start by talking about how sleep connects to mental health. It’s crucial for your overall well-being, and we  share some real-world stats about the cost of poor mental health and mental health disorders in Australia.

Simple tips  for better sleep are shared, such as avoiding screens before bedtime, and creating a good sleep environment.

Moving on to stress – we all feel it. Our hosts, Dr. Gina and Dr. Ross, explain how chronic stress affects our bodies and minds. They share practical solutions like exercise, mindfulness, meditation, and breathwork – things you can easily do.

Please note: this mini series is general advice, and is NOT designed to replace support from  health professionals such as a psychologist, counsellor or GP for guidance around medications. These support services are extremely important in the management of mental health concerns, and diagnosable conditions.

If this episode triggered anything for you, and you need to speak with someone now, please know you can seek support at lifeline by calling 13 11 14.

Episode Highlights:

  • 00:00 Coming up 
  • 04:52 Sleep’s Influence on Mental Health and Hormone Balance
  • 13:32 The Relationship Between Sleep Habits and Overall Health
  • 17:15 Stress Management’s Role in Mental Health
  • 23:53 Stress Management’s Dual Impact on Mental and Physical Health
  • 30:21 Mental Health, Stress Management, and Blood Pressure

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