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National Journal of Community Medicine

Review Article

Year: 2022 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Page No: 259-264

Physical Activity and Diet as a Perceived Panacea to Mental Illness of Women in India: Reality Check

Author: Sumita Sharma1, Lipilekha Patnaik2, Trilochan Sahu3, Sumitra Pattanaik4

Affiliation:

1Department of Community Medicine, IMS & SUM Hospital,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

2Department of Community Medicine, IMS & SUM Hospital,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

3Department of Community Medicine, IMS & SUM Hospital,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

4Department of Community Medicine, IMS & SUM Hospital,Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar

Abstract:

Looking towards the evidence of physical activity and dietary effect on mental health, a massive search of literatures was done and it was concluded that, lifestyle behavioral practices like yoga, exercises and healthy food intake enhances self-esteem capacity and promotes a healthy life by balancing emotions and cognition with daily hurdles. The narration reports the means of preventing mental illness like depression, anxiety and stress among married women through the light of physical activity and diet. However, lack of exercise and negligence towards mainstreaming of mental health services in primary health care raises the burden of common mental disorders in the community.

Keywords: Mental health, physical activity, diet, common mental disorders

DOI: 10.55489/njcm.1342022441


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