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Heads up: May is Mental Health Month

I just read an unfortunate, though not surprising, statistic that 58 percent of Americans reported they were struggling in their lives, in some form, at the end 2008. This May, Mental Health Month, we want you to explore how to not only keep your body healthy—but also your mind. It can be something as simple as eating a hearty breakfast, exercising daily, or setting aside time just for you that can banish a bad mood or squelch stress. Getting a good night’s rest can even contribute to overall mental health and happiness (a recent study linked lack of sleep with suicidal thoughts), and paying attention to your nutritional needs—think loading up on omega-3s—can improve long-term brain function. So this month, remember your mind, body, and soul. And stay tuned for our top tips for maintaining mental health in 2009.

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