Staying healthy is important for everybody. Looking after your body by exercising for about 30 minutes on most days, eating well, getting regular sleep and reducing stress really improves the way you feel and think.
This can be especially important if you are going through a tough time - or recovering from one.
Being physically active improves your strength, fitness and confidence, which can help you to achieve what you want.
Eating well means having a variety of healthy foods including plenty of vegetables, fruit and cereals, some lean meat, chicken or fish, some dairy products (milk, yoghurt, cheese) and lots of water.
Staying healthy isn't just about eating fruit occasionally or playing sport at the weekend.
It's about doing the right thing by your body and mind every day. Once you get into healthy patterns, it's well worth it.
To find out more about good mental health go to wwww.beyondblue.org.au or call the beyondblue info line 1300 22 4636.Kate Carnell is the chief executive of beyondblue
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