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Here's how light physical activities can help improve mental health

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Here's how light physical activities can help improve mental health

Here's how light physical activities can help improve mental health

The study has pointed out a link between light physical activities and lower stress, better mood, and lower BMI.

Light activity can include walking around your home office while talking on phone or standing while preparing dinner.

For 10 days, study participants, ranging in age from 21 to 35, wore an armband that tracked their energy expenditure.

Getting more sleep is another relatively simple change to make instead of staying up late watching TV.

Going to bed earlier and getting up at a consistent time provides multiple benefits and allows your body to recover.

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