Your mental health is just as important as your physical health when it comes to your overall wellbeing. Having good mental health contributes to multiple aspects of your everyday life, such as your mood, your digestive health and your overall quality of life.
Mental health problems are not a normal part of aging, yet seniors may experience mental health concerns, particularly after trauma of some kind. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20 percent of people over the age of 55 experience a form of mental health condition such as anxiety, depression or mood disorders.
Though it can be overwhelming, there are ways you can help keep your mental health in check. One solution is to focus on gratitude for the positive things in your life and participate in activities that keep your mood up.
An important factor in the quality of your mental health is your serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is involved in many natural processes throughout your body, from regulating your mood to aiding regular digestion.
Serotonin can help promote good sleep, regulate appetite, stimulate learning and help promote positive feelings. When you do things to increase your levels of serotonin, you are helping your body function the way it’s supposed to.
It’s crucial for you to understand the importance of your own mental health and learn natural ways you can boost your mood and increase your levels of serotonin, to promote a full, healthy lifestyle.
Here are four simple ways you can naturally increase your levels of serotonin and boost your mood right from the comfort of your own home.
If you are still struggling after trying these simple tips, seek the advice of your physician or speak with a counselor. Your mental health is too important to ignore.
At Advent Christian Village, we understand the importance of your mental health and we offer many ways for members to boost their mood and enhance their overall quality of life.
Members of our senior living community will experience an enriching lifestyle complete with opportunities for personal growth, physical improvement and spiritual development. You will have the chance to choose from a wide variety of social activities and opportunities that interest you.
The way you spend your retirement, is up to you! Advent Christian Village has so much to offer. Some of the opportunities include:
Please contact us at 1-800-647-3353 today to learn more about all of the opportunities available for you at Advent Christian Village.