Browsed by
Tag: mental health

One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

People who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health, research finds. Indeed, the more fruit and vegetables people eat, the better their state of mind. Eating just one extra portion of fruit and vegetables per day is enough to measurably improve mental well-being. Just one portion has the same positive effect as going for a walk on 8 extra days a month. Only around one-in-ten people in the US eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. The…

Read More Read More

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

Researchers believe these daily habits will train your brain to achieve better overall well-being. (Worth a try, right?) Researchers believe they’ve cracked the code when it comes to achieving overall emotional and mental wellness through four key pillars. This past year has been an excruciating one for millions of North Americans, and our collective well-being has taken a serious hit. A majority of adults in the United States say their mental health is worse now than it was pre-pandemic. Feelings…

Read More Read More

Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day

Little Things Therapists Recommend Doing For Your Mental Health Every Day

As we move into the winter months, it’s important to be active in taking care of yourself. It’s paramount that we all tend to our mental health constantly, and that we do what we can to get ourselves — and each other — through this thing in one piece. We have now reached, if you can believe it, the eight month mark into the flailing mess of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is probably (read: certainly) far longer than any of…

Read More Read More

Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

Let these tips help you through the difficult days during the coronavirus pandemic that are inevitably on the horizon. Feeling blue? You’re not alone. The COVVID-19 pandemic has had clear repercussions for mental health, with some people impacted more than others. A study published in the Lancet journal comparing our mental health in April 2019 to this year found the prevalence of “clinically significant” levels of mental distress have risen from 18.9% to 27.3%. Increases were greatest among 18- to…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

4 Habits to Achieve Better Mental Health

4 Habits to Achieve Better Mental Health

The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that one in every five U.S. adults lives with a mental illness. This number adds up to nearly 50 million people. Sadly, these numbers likely underestimate the extent of the problem. Why is mental health important? A bit of a rhetorical question, right? Clearly, mental health directly affects the quality of our life. Our mental health determines our productivity, feelings of self-worth, confidence, and skillfulness in navigating life’s inevitable challenges. Good mental…

Read More Read More

Bibliotherapy Proves Reading Is More Than A Cure For Boredom

Bibliotherapy Proves Reading Is More Than A Cure For Boredom

Grief, fear, heartbreak, depression — book therapy promises to treat it all. Eight months ago, when his father died suddenly of a stroke, the last thing on James Mitchell’s mind was literature. There were, of course, far more pressing matters to consider, far more natural instincts to confront than the strange impulse to seek refuge in a novel. The dimensions of grief are always unimaginable, and a desire to see reading, of all things, as the logical solution to its…

Read More Read More

The Most Natural Way To Boost Mental Health During COVID-19

The Most Natural Way To Boost Mental Health During COVID-19

It can help improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce anxiety. Even modest reminders of nature can help boost mental health during lockdown, research finds. Nature can be experienced on a walk close to home, in the back yard or even indoors. All have been shown to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce anxiety. Experiencing nature mindfully can help increase its effect, as can sharing memories of nature, thinking back to natural places that induce calm and sharing these…

Read More Read More

5 Tips For Combating Loneliness During Lock Down

5 Tips For Combating Loneliness During Lock Down

Weekends and weekdays are not what they used to be, with a pandemic happening all over the world, we are all told to stay home and self-isolate for an extensive period of time. Although this is to help reduce the spread of the virus and ensure we keep ourselves healthy and safe, more and more people will feel extremely lonely. Being told not to leave our homes can have a huge impact on our mental health as we feel isolated…

Read More Read More

Healthier Life