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Smoothies With Brain-Boosting Ingredients

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:14  by Anna S.
We've all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you are constantly on the go, breakfast tends to get put on the back burner. However, the importance of breakfast can not be understated. Not only does it nourish your body, allowing you to establish a healthy lifestyle, but it can also boost your mood and let you start your day off right. You may not have time to make a healthy meal for yourself every morning, but most people can take the time to…
Stress is a common occurrence. Most people experience mild levels of stress every day, which is completely normal. You're running late, traffic is horrible, the kids are fighting — a million and one different things can cause stress levels to rise. However, some people experience more than these normal levels of stress. Although stress and anxiety overlap in many respects, anxiety is a chronic and recurrent condition. There are a number of common signs that most recognize as side effects of anxiety, a few symptoms are less well know and…

How Does Depression Affect the Brain

Thursday, 12 July 2018 18:50  by Tammy R.
Many people associate depression with feelings of sadness, tiredness and lack of motivation or energy. What many don't understand is that depression isn't just a feeling. It's a psychological condition that affects the way you think, feel and even behave. Although it's categorized as a mood disorder, major depressive disorder (MDD) could be rooted in chemical changes occurring in the brain. What Is Depression? Depression is a condition that causes feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Although some people have mild cases that occur only occasionally throughout their life, others struggle…

The Science of "Hanger"

Friday, 29 June 2018 08:16  by Allie R.
“Hangry” sounds like a silly made-up word — because it is — you hear in candy bar commercials to try to entice you to buy more. While it makes for a fun commercial, there is some real science behind it. Hanger, or a combination of hungry and angry, is a real problem. Let's take a closer look at the science of hanger and what's going on inside your body when it kicks in. How Hanger Happens Ever heard your stomach growling when you're hungry? Hanger is the same reaction, just…

The Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:20  by Andrea C.
Many Americans see their work ethic as a point of pride. However, an overzealous work ethic can be detrimental to our physical and mental health. For many, vacations are seen as a luxury. And in fact, for many workers, vacation time is something they can't afford. The U.S. is one of the few developed nations in the world that does not mandate a set number of days off for employees. In fact, one-fourth of all American workers receive no paid time off. Some countries, like France and the United Kingdom,…

Summer Anxiety in College Students

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:08  by Camilla S.
Whether you are a freshman or a senior, a full load of classes and busy campus life can take their toll on anyone. That is why those carefree months of summer come at the perfect time. Some look forward to pure relaxation, while others have a productive summer of work, travel or other goals to fill their time. But what no one expects is summer anxiety. Aren't those anxious feelings supposed to melt away once classes let out? Don't let the summer blues rob you of one day from your…

How Heat Affects Your Mental Health

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 14:30  by Taylor B.
Summer is often associated with vacations, cookouts with friends and other fun activities. With summer also comes rising temperatures and many people take for granted the effects that high temperatures can have on our health. We all know about the risk that high temperatures can have on our physical health — heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the like. You can take precautions to prevent this, such as not working outside during the hottest part of the day or increasing your water intake. But have you ever considered the effects heat…
Getting proper sleep is vital to maintaining your physical and mental health. Unfortunately, many people are waking up tired, even after getting eight hours of sleep. Some want to get eight hours of sleep every night, but they can't fall asleep or stay asleep. Why is getting a restful sleep so difficult for many of us? The answer lies in the quality of our rest, not the quantity. A lot of sleep advice focuses on how long we sleep for, but we also need to consider how to sleep well.…

A Tea for Every Mood

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 09:52  by Emma D.
Tea is a warm, refreshing beverage that's been enjoyed for hundreds of years. There's a positive feeling that arises when you think of "tea time" or reading a book with a warm cup in your hand. Tea is commonly associated with sensations of relaxation and satisfaction, too, but why is that? Some people enjoy the flavor of tea, and the warm, earthy aroma produced by different blends. While that's one reason to drink tea, this ancient beverage has actually been shown to have a positive influence on our mood. We're…

How Does Sleep Affect Your Mental Health?

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 18:54  by Anna B.
We all know that sleep is vital. Our body gives us many clues and warnings that it's feeling the effects of exhaustion, ranging from chronic yawning to heavy eyes that slip closed while you're watching the late night news. A lack of sleep does more than just make us grumpy, though. If we're not getting enough sleep, there are physical and even mental ramifications. There are many reasons why people miss out on sleep. Maybe you've got an important project due at work, and you're burning the midnight oil to…
You hear the alarm clock blaring and decide to hit snooze. Just five more minutes, you sleepily promise yourself. Before you know it, five minutes turn into 10, then 20. Suddenly, you only have time to throw on clothes, brush your teeth and rush out the door. Breakfast? Who has time for that? We've all been there before. Often, other life factors take precedence over a healthy breakfast. We sleep too long, or we wait until the last minute to get moving. Some women skip breakfast just because they do…
Few things can create and sustain stress like money. The stress can build slowly, from unrealistic spending habits, or appear suddenly, such as following the loss of a job or the appearance of unexpected expenses. But when it appears, stress regarding money issues can spread to other areas of your life. You might begin to feel helpless or hopeless. You may lose interest in friends and family, find sleep difficult or develop health issues. If you find yourself suffering from the emotional effects of debt or other financial issues, know…

Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:17  by Emma D.
It's no secret that exercise is great for your physical health. Exercise encourages healthy weight maintenance, heart health, strength building and added endurance. But did you know that exercise has been proven to have a significant effect on mental health as well? Countless studies have shown a steady routine of cardio activity - such as biking or rigorous walking - releases chemicals in the brain that can play a role in fighting issues such as stress or depression. So if you are dealing with mental health issues, it is important…

Hydration and Mental Health

Monday, 09 April 2018 19:07  by Amber Y.
How much water do you consume every day? Health organizations suggest women drink 11 cups, around two and a half liters, of plain water every day. This amount has been shown to be ideal for helping regulate body temperature, maintain healthy digestion, provide energy and improve your skin. When you do not drink enough water, your body becomes dehydrated, leading to a wide range of health issues. While many are well known, one that does not get enough attention is its effects on your mental health. How Dehydration Affects the…

Different Types of OCD

Friday, 30 March 2018 07:03  by Andrea W.
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects millions of people. One in 40 adults and one in 100 children in the United States have some type of OCD. OCD is defined as obsessions and compulsions that take up at least an hour a day and cause the sufferer great distress. Many people associate OCD with obsessive hand washing. Although this may be a symptom of OCD, there are other types of OCD that affect people in different ways. For example, while one person with OCD may wash their hands at length or clean…
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