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How can I maintain mental and physical health after military service?

The transition from military service to civilian life can be a challenging experience, but taking care of your mental and physical health will ease the process of reintegration. First of all, establish routines to promote sufficient sleep and exercise on a daily basis. Sleep and physical exercise are good for both your body and mind. If you spend a lot of time watching TV or surfing the Internet, break it up with walks or bike rides. If you join a gym or fitness center, be sure to include aerobic exercise in addition to strength training, because it’s good for your heart. When you are feeling stressed, try relaxation techniques like deep breathing and meditation. Yoga is also recommended for relieving stress. Eat healthy, balanced meals; don’t overdo it on the junk food and sweets. Seek treatment for any health issues, mental or physical, without delay, to prevent them from developing into bigger problems.

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