Mental Health

exercise depression

Depression may respond to exercise – The Washington Post

Exercise Depression As much as we might dread starting an exercise session, there is something exhilarating once we get into the exercise. It’s not uncommon to hear “exercise helps me clear my mind” or “exercise relaxes me” and so on. It should be little surprise, then, that exercise may reduce depression. This recent study may …

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positive wellbeing helps autism

Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism — ScienceDaily

Positive Wellbeing Helps Autism Sometimes it’s just better to build on the positive rather than focus on the negatives. In line with HealthCare Too’s philosophy that we need healthcare and not just “sick care”, recent research highlights the value for adults with autism to receive positive wellbeing care, not just focus on ailments. In an …

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baking bread brings wellbeing benefits

Real Bread Week: These are the wellbeing benefits of baking your own loaf | Irish Examiner

Baking Bread Brings Wellbeing Benefits Baking bread brings wellbeing benefits beyond just better, non-processed bread. The act of making bread can instill a sense of accomplishment, even if its not a work of beauty.  Sliced white is all very well, but a slab of real bread from the bakery, smeared with butter and apricot jam, …

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fishing for mental health

Why Taking a Fishing Trip Is Good for Your Mental Health | Travel + Leisure

Fishing For Mental Health Fishing may not necessarily be the most exciting thing but the connection with Nature may just be what we need. Fishing for mental health sounds like a strange prescription but it’s cheap and, other than mosquito bites, really doesn’t have much of an adverse side effect. As we expand our understanding …

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Well-Being Boosts Company Output

How To Increase Employee Well-Being And Boost Company Output

Well-Being Boosts Company Output Management consulting titan, Deloitte, has found that well-being boosts company output. Particularly interesting is the finding that “best-performing companies on financial metrics were around 11 times more likely to offer holistic well-being policies”. Taken simply as a form of investment, holistic well-being policies make dollars and sense. It’s pretty rare these …

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gut health affects your brain

Here’s How Your Gut Microbiome Actually Effects Your Brain – The Chalkboard

Gut Health Affects Your Brain More and more research shows that gut health affects your brain. Often overlooked in healthcare, the gut microbiome is slowly moving onto center stage. It will be interesting to see food as medicine where food prescriptions may replace pharmaceuticals for mental health and other areas. TRUST YOUR GUT, but actually — …

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2017 us life expectancy declined

U.S. life expectancy declines again, a dismal trend not seen since World War I – The Washington Post

2017 US Life Expectancy Declined 2017 us life expectancy declined despite spending more money on healthcare overall and per capita than any other nation. The US has plenty of knowledge and research that social determinants of health account for 80% or more of our health, yet we spend well over 90% of our healthcare dollars …

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Protecting Holiday Mental Health

Protecting Holiday Mental Health: 7 Ways To Manage The Holidays

Protecting Holiday Mental Health In the 1965 cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown laments the commercialism and stress of the Christmas season to budding psychologist, Lucy. She is able to relate with her own sentiments: “I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me …

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Can CBD oil help anxiety

Can CBD oil really help anxiety? Here’s everything you need to know

Can CBD Oil Help Anxiety? Claims for the benefits of CBD oil seem to outpace research. Can CBD oil help anxiety is one of those questions that may not have sufficient research but does have sufficient consumer interest. CBD oil is a relatively new product to the high street health market, meaning the burning questions …

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toxic stress

‘Toxic stress’ on children can harm their lifelong learning, mental and physical health

Toxic Stress Childhood is the formative years. Unfortunately, toxic stress is a negative that can form during childhood and can manifest in physical and mental health concerns. Lifestyle is not simply what we eat but it covers our interactions (or lack thereof) with people, Nature, and more. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can corrupt the formative …

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