Facts to Help You Lead a Healthy, Productive Life

The Surgeon General meeting our SHAC representatives

Positive thinking

Positive Thinking

  • Feeling happy, self-esteem and self confidence are parts of mental well-being.
  • Happiness comes from within.
  • Learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and boosts your self-confidence, which improves mental well-being.
  • Laughter stimulates the release of endorphins and enhances mood.
  • Laughter improves sleep quality.
  • Laughter reduces depression and anxiety.
  • Connecting with others improves well-being.
  • Mindfulness - awareness of present-thoughts, feelings, body and the world around you, improves mental well-being.
  • You can improve your mental well-being by doing small acts of kindness to others, whether it is a smile, a high-five, or a kind word.


Healthy Diet

  • Eating a healthy breakfast can improve concentration and learning.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in foods like salmon, walnuts and flax seeds, can improve memory and mood.
  • Fruits and vegetables can improve your motivation.
  • Eating green leafy vegetables can improve anxiety and depression.
  • Sticking to healthy dietary patterns high in fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts, can reduce risk of depression.
  • Poor nutrition can contribute to depression and other mental health disorders.
  • Eating small bites and thoroughly chewing your food can increase one's focus on healthy eating habits.




  • Exercise can improve your outlook on life.
  • Exercise can make you feel better because it helps your body release endorphins, making you feel happy and positive about yourself.
  • Exercise increases confidence.
  • Exercise helps combat depression.
  • Exercise reduces anxiety by using anxious energy in an effective way which helps you enhance relaxation.
  • Exercise can increase your concentration.



  • Sleep reduces stress.
  • Sleep improves your memory.
  • Sleep can help you lose weight.
  • Sleep can prevent depression.