Sleep, exercise, and healthy eating can boost young people’s mental health

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A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago highlighted three ways that consumers can boost their mental health: getting quality sleep, exercising, and eating more raw fruits and vegetables.

The researchers learned that young people who prioritized these three key areas were more likely to have better overall mental well-being, and they also reduced their likelihood of developing depression-related symptoms. 

“Sleep, physical activity, and a healthy diet can be thought of as three pillars of health, which could contribute to promoting optimal well-being among young adults, a population where the prevalence

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How healthy eating can help boost the immune system

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How does what you eat affect your chances of fighting infection such as the coronavirus? A Virginia Tech professor explains how diet can make a difference.

How does what you eat affect your chances of fighting viruses such as the coronavirus? A Virginia Tech professor detailed how diet can make a difference.

“I think the biggest mistake people are making is (thinking) there is nothing they can do beyond social isolation to defend themselves against infections,” said Carlin Rafie, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech and a registered dietitian.

Rafie has expertise in nutrition and dietetics, focused on health

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