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Green Your Health: Mind Your Mind

Posted Jul 09 2009 6:04pm

Natural happiness What’s good for our bodies is good for the planet – and what’s bad for the planet is bad for our bodies. This week we’re exploring the idea that caring for the earth must include caring for our own health.

Tip #4: Maintain Mental Hygiene

The link between mental health and environmental degradation isn’t commonly discussed, but if you think about it, it’s when people feel unsatisfied that they’re likelier to overconsume, making the planet a hapless victim. And the unprecedented rates at which people are taking antidepressants and stimulants are pollutingourrivers and oceans.

Natural ways to feel better include exercising, getting enough sleep, developing a strong support system, talk therapy, heading outdoors, and pursuing a hobby. If you have to take medications, make sure to dispose of them properly.

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