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ability to positively impact how the mind and
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The Sunny Side
A positive outlook is more than a psychological
state. Scientists discovered years ago that it is a
physiological state, meaning that hormones, nutrients, vitamins, and other body chemicals need to
be present and functioning cooperatively in order
to create optimal mental health.
For instance, vitamin B6 and folate are needed
to make serotonin and dopamine - the brain neurotransmitters that produce a sense of well-being
and help to regulate sleep, memory, and learning.
MANY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND
THAT THERE IS A CONNECTION
BETWEEN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND THEIR ABILITY TO
POSITIVELY IMPACT HOW THE
MIND AND BODY FUNCTION.
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Being healthy is more than just having a
disease-free body. It also includes feeling
rested and energized and enjoying a state of mental well-being. But what is the secret to sleeping
well and maintaining a positive mental outlook?
The basic foundation for feeling good - physically and mentally - is commonly known: Maintain an exercise regime that strengthens the body
and produces endorphins for the mind, and eat a
nutritious diet designed to fuel both. Lastly, make
sure you're getting a good night's sleep.
It's sage advice that seems simple, and yet, these
may be the three most elusive goals ever attempted. What's more, falling short in one of these areas
usually precludes success in the other two.
The fact is many people struggle with getting
a good night's sleep or battle feelings of melancholy - or both, since the
two can be interrelated. Sometimes
these problems can be
by a life event or stress.
Other times, they may
be the result of not eating a healthy diet and
not staying physically active. For some people, there is no identifiable
trigger, and the disturbances seem to appear out
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - August 2014
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Perspective: CEO Letter
Did You Know?
Hot Spots: Best Cultural Sites
Great Escapes: RIU Hotels and Resorts
Style Spotlight: Beach Wear
Golf: Wyndham Championship
Connections: Everybody's Business
Gear Up: Stay Cool
Travel Feature: Vancouver
Great Tastes: Bonefish Grill
Special Section: Orange County, California
University Spotlight: Salisbury University
Special Section: Celebrate Opera
To Your Health: Lumiday and Luminite
Special Section: Newport News, Virginia
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Great Dates: Las Vegas Marathon
Special Section: Women's College Coalition
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