7 Ways to Strengthen Your Emotional Health

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Stacey Colino on Apr 27, 2009 at 5:24PM

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7 Ways to Strengthen Your Emotional Health

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Improve Your Social Network

You can enhance your emotional stability, flexibility and resilience with regular exercise, a healthy diet and ample sleep. It’s just as important to have good friends and strong family ties. A trustworthy support system adds an element of pleasure to your life while buffering you from depression and anxiety. Loneliness seriously harms your health, studies show, whereas people with strong social networks tend to have better heart health and live longer.

Your emotional exercise: Practice being a good friend. To broaden your social circle, pursue a passionate interest: Take an art class, join a book club or volunteer for a worthy cause.

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