Many smokers who are struggling to quit believe that smoking lifts their mood and helps them to cope with stress. However, quitting is linked to improvements in mental wellbeing including decreases in anxiety and depression that can be equivalent to taking anti-depressants.
Being healthy is not just about looking after our bodies – we also have to pay attention to our minds too.
Have you ever heard the saying “healthy body, healthy mind”? What it means is that if you look after your body – by doing regular exercise and eating well – you’ll generally feel better and think more clearly.
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