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Month: September 2020

Healthy Habits for Working From Home

Healthy Habits for Working From Home

8 Healthy Habits for Working From Home For some of us, working from home is normal, but for others, this pandemic may have you working remotely for the first time. Whichever category you fit into, it’s important to have healthy habits when working from your home “office”. Pretend like you are actually going into the office. Set your alarm, make coffee, take a shower and change out of your pjs to help you get into the “I’m going to work”…

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Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study   Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night’s sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The link between poor sleep and a greater body mass index (BMI) has been shown in study after study, but researchers typically relied on the memories of the participants to record how…

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12 Simple Activities You Can Do to Start Building Self Esteem Today

12 Simple Activities You Can Do to Start Building Self Esteem Today

Self-esteem is a popular topic these days, with even parenting guides encouraging parents to start young in encouraging their children’s self-esteem. It’s not hard to see why — people with a good sense of self-esteem consistently have better mental health and are happier and more successful. But what happens when you don’t have a high self-esteem? It’s not too late. When you struggle with low self-esteem, improving your sense of self-worth can be a journey that takes both time and…

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Using Food To Ward Off Anxiety

Using Food To Ward Off Anxiety

It’s normal to feel anxious or worried from time to time. Work deadlines, writing an exam or giving a presentation, for example, can trigger short-lived anxiety. People with an anxiety disorder, however, experience persistent and intense anxiety, worry or fear that’s out of proportion to everyday occurrences. Symptoms interfere with daily life, impacting thoughts, emotions, behaviour and physical health. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry about ordinary, everyday situations). Anxiety often…

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