Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. The psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine are passionate about creating a program of care that’s the perfect fit for you. That’s why we offer comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
There is no denying that your mental and physical health are deeply intertwined, with one affecting the other and vice versa. That’s why it’s important to take care of both your body and mind through exercise, a healthy diet, good sleep, and finding activities that bring you relaxation and enjoyment.
Exercise is good for both your physical and mental health. Regular exercise can give you more energy throughout the day, help you sleep better at night, and give you mood-boosting endorphins, all of which are beneficial for both your body and your mind.
A healthy diet can also benefit your physical and mental health by giving you steady energy and helping you to stay more alert throughout the day. Foods that include complex carbohydrates, lean proteins, and/or fatty acids are considered “brain foods” because they can improve mental function. Foods such as fatty fish, dark chocolate, and bananas all contain mood boosting properties.
Sleep is essential for both your mental and physical wellbeing. Fortunately, exercise and a healthy diet can all help contribute to a better night’s sleep. It also helps to turn off all electronics about an hour before bed. Reading in bed is a great way to unwind before you go to sleep.
To enrich your life and your overall well being, it’s also important to find activities and hobbies that bring you enjoyment and allow you to relax. These could include anything from painting to reading to doing puzzles to going on hikes. Find something that brings you happiness and make it a point to set aside time for that activity.
For professional and compassionate psychiatrists in the Augusta County, VA area, give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine.