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We know that exercise can make you feel better. But did you know that what you eat could also affect your mental health? Eating more healthily can help improve your mood, make you think more clearly, and give you more energy.

Don’t Miss Meals

Making sure you are getting regular meals can also make a big difference to how you feel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner give you the fuel you need for your day. The healthier those meals are, the better you are going to feel.

Snack Attack

If you stop to grab a snack while you are chatting to your friends online, you might choose something sugary, to get a boost of energy. But that boost isn’t going to last long. Have a healthy snack, and you’ll feel better for longer. Your mind and your body will thank you.

“When we’re using screens, we’re not concentrating on what and how much we’re eating. If you want something else to eat because it was so good, you might actually be quite full. The more you think about it, the more you realise that you are full.” Omima, aged 10

Top Up Your Glass

If you haven’t drunk enough fluids, you can feel sleepy or find it hard to concentrate. It’s important to try to have 5-8 glasses of water each day. Other drinks like juices, tea and coffee count but if they have lots of sugar in them, they won’t be as good for you. And water is free!

Eat Good, Feel Good

Eating unhealthily and sitting around on your phone or console isn’t a great combination. You might not be getting enough physical activity which can affect your physical and mental health. Make sure to balance spending time online with doing other things, with plenty of water and healthy food in between.

Read more about healthy eating and mental health:

NHS – Eat Well Beat Eating Disorders

Healthy Eating and Mental Health

Healthy Eating and Mental Health


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