Basic Training is Tough: Here’s How to Support Young Soldiers

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If you have a loved one bound for basic training, you may find yourself struggling to find ways to show your support. If military service isn’t something you’ve done or been around much throughout your life, the transition from civilian to service member can seem awfully mysterious (or even downright confusing). Trust me, it’s a bit mysterious and confusing for us servicemembers too, and amid all that uncertainty, some kind gestures from those we love can truly make all the difference.

Here are a few ways you can show your support for a loved one as they embark on their

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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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