Unbeknownst to many, seemingly innocent habits, even tiny ones, can affect your mental health. Everything from your level of physical fitness to your use of social media can dilute mood, positivity, and sabotage your mental wellbeing.
Here are nine small bad habits that have a big impact on mental health…
1. Living the Sedentary Life
It should be zero surprise that researchers at University College London established a link between lack of physical activity and high rates of depression. In fact, you can banish depressive feelings and negativity by up to 20-percnt simply by exercising 3 times per week—even if you’re just taking the stairs and walking to do errands in your neighborhood.