Do you believe that having a healthy body also gives you a healthy mind? Do you also agree that a good diet, which is essential for physical health, can make a lot difference to your mind?There is huge evidence to support the statement that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind.One study, from the Mental Health Foundation, has proven that a good diet is important for mental health. It also suggests that diet plays an important role in the development, management and prevention of many conditions like depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).According to this study, fewer than half of those who talk about about having mental health issues consume fresh fruit every day as compared to more than two thirds who are not presenting with mental health issues.In addition, a study has also confirmed that lifelong exercise can result in improved brain function more especially in later life. The study explains that at the age of 50, people perform better in mental tests if they are involved in regular intense activity like playing sports, swimming, running or working out from an early age.So how do you keep your body and mind healthy then? Here are some proven tips:DIET:Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.Eat more fish including a portion of oily fish.Cut down on saturated fat and sugar.Make sure to consume 6-8 glasses of water per day.ACTIVITIES:Exercise and be as active as you can throughout the day.Practice deep conscious breathing during the day.Have a 30-minute “me time”, to have some quiet thinking and awareness time to yourself. Listening to calming music is a great way to relax too.Smile often!Take this opportunity to find out how to develop a practice that is just right for you which will promote wellness in mind and body for the rest of your life. Call Chislehurst Chiropractic Clinic at 0208-295-1733 to learn more about any of our services.