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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…

Do I Have a Love Addiction?

Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:57  by Abigail T.
What is the difference between real love and an addiction to the feeling and idea of love? Sometimes we chase the idea of love and the perfect relationship and lose sight of the things that we need in order to really, truly experience love. What is the difference between real love and an addiction to the feeling and idea of love? Sometimes we chase the idea of love and the perfect relationship and lose sight of the things that we need in order to really, truly experience love. Love addiction,…

Tips for Dealing with Spring Allergies

Friday, 23 March 2018 18:00  by Courtney B.
Seasonal allergies are part of life for many people, and spring can be one of the most difficult allergy seasons. After several weeks indoors, spring sends people outside to enjoy more moderate weather conditions and the renewal of the growing season. Sprouting plants, trees and grasses, however, can aggravate allergy symptoms. Welcome to spring! Tips for Reducing the Effects of Spring Allergies The cycle of life continues every spring, and so do seasonal allergies. Fortunately, there are some ways to reduce the severity of your allergic reaction and make this…

Mental Health and Your Immune System

Thursday, 22 March 2018 18:15  by Taylor B.
You may be aware of the connection between your physical and mental health. Physical conditions such as chronic pain can result in mental symptoms like irritability and anxiety. People who suffer from mental illnesses also often feel physical symptoms like lethargy, digestive issues or unexplained physical pain. The specific connection between mental health and the immune system is a more recent development, though, and has long-term health implications. How Your Mental Health Affects Your Immune System The relationship between mental health and immune functioning is becoming more clear as science…

Common Vitamin and Nutrient Deficiencies

Friday, 16 March 2018 06:19  by Alexis B.
Nutrition is an important part of overall health and many key vitamins and minerals affect critical parts of our body, including skeletal, cardiovascular, digestive and neurological systems. 10 Common Nutritional Deficiencies Nutrition is a matter of balance, like most things in life. You need to take in a certain amount of fuel to keep your body going. Beyond that, optimal health can be reached with the right concentration of nutrients in the food you eat. Check out these 10 specific nutrients that are often deficient in a typical diet: 1.…

The Best Foods for Your Immune System

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:08  by Taylor S.
Your body has a natural system for fighting off disease. By giving your immune system what it needs to work well, you can help keep yourself from getting sick and stay healthy as much as possible. If you do get sick, certain foods may help you recover from illness faster and give you an edge on maintaining your immune system. The 12 Best Foods for Your Immune System If you want to know how to boost your immune system naturally, food may be the answer. Nutrition can be a tricky…
For a lot of people, loving and helping are synonymous. We want to help the people we love no matter what the situation. In some cases, we use help as a sign of our love and commitment to make life easier or more pleasurable for the people we care about. When it comes to addiction and certain mental health issues, however, helping can really be hurting. What Is an Enabler? An enabler is someone who encourages or enables poor decisions or self-destructive behavior that only serves to perpetuate a problem.…
Grief is a natural reaction to a severe loss, like the death of a friend or relative. It is an emotional process you go through when you are adjusting to death, but grief is not reserved just for the loss of a person. For instance, when you get divorced, you may need to mourn the loss of your marriage and the ideals or potential that is gone. Various types of trauma may trigger the grieving process as well. Working through the emotions following an accident or serious physical injury can…
The long months of winter sometimes seem to have no end. The sun rarely peeks out from behind an oppressive shroud of clouds, and temperatures force us to bundle up and rush from one indoor sanctuary to the next. You have probably heard people talking about SAD — an apt acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder — during the winter. SAD is a type of depression tied to the seasons. The darker and colder months of the year can disrupt your sleep schedule, cause your serotonin levels to drop and put…
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