Mental health is the state of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. A person’s mental health has a significant effect on his/her life. It is advised that an individual should not only take care of his physical health but also his mental well-being. With that said, here are four lifestyle changes that could boost one’s mental health.

1. Quit alcohol
A recent study asked 10,386 adults and found out that those who abstain from alcohol were at their highest state of mental well-being. Women who were moderate drinkers (seven or fewer drinks per week) and those who quit alcohol during the study period showed a vital result in their mental health.

2. Social media detox
Over the past years, researchers were keen on finding the bad effects of social media on one’s mental health. A study in the UK analyzed 12, 866 teens aged 13 and 16 and found out that checking one’s phone several times a day results in poor mental well-being. It is deemed that the lack of sleep and physical activities caused by staying too much on social media sites are two probable reasons for poor mental health conditions.

3. Avoid junk food and eat more fruits and vegetables
Fruit and vegetable consumption could also improve one’s mental health. Researchers collected the data from 245,891 phone surveys and discovered that adults who ate unhealthy food like french fries, fast food, and soda were more likely to develop moderate to severe mental distress rather than those who ate a healthier diet. The findings correlate with the studies from other countries saying that poor diet results in mental illness.

4. Supplement intake
Aside from eating fruits and vegetables, taking dietary supplements is also a good alternative to boost mental health. The researchers studied that data from 10, 951 people and found out that specific supplements could help reduce depressive illnesses compared to taking antidepressants alone. Some supplements could also be advantageous for mood disorders and schizophrenia.