Wellness

7 Ways To Protect Your Brain As You Age

You probably don’t think about it often, but your risk of cognitive decline and developing dementia increases as the years go by. However, some age-related problems can be prevented by taking care of your brain today. The positive news is that there are numerous things that you can do — to protect your brain and keep yourself healthy

How To Stay Fit And Healthy While Gardening

There’s a lot to love about gardening. For many people, it provides them with a purpose and a focus, and it also can be a great form of exercise as well. However, it can also take its toll on your body and impact your health in various ways. That’s why it’s important to consider the ways in which you can look after yourself and protect your

Squeezing More Time Out Of Your Day

We all have the same 24 hours in the day, right? Well … we all have our own responsibilities and needs, and even though you may have that best friend who manages to run their own company — and take care of their three kids — while you’re still yawning on the train to work … please don’t take that as a sign you mismanage your time.

The Reality Of Shopping Addiction

Buzz Bissinger, author of the book “Friday Night Lights,” once wrote an extraordinary story in GQ Magazine where he admitted to owning 81 leather jackets, dozens of pairs of boots and leather gloves, a $5,000 pair of pants, and a $22,000 coat. He had recently attended Milan Fashion Week as an all-expenses paid guest of Gucci — and said

The Ultimate (Culinary) Multitasker: A Cook’s Brain

My first cookbook, given to me as a hand-me-down at age 6, was a tattered old copy of the 1959 classic “Betty Crocker’s Cook Book for Boys and Girls.” Filled with brightly colored illustrations, it opened up the world of food to me beyond table manners and commands to “Eat your vegetables.”

How Your Environment Affects Your Emotions

If you think that your environment and your emotions are two entirely separate things — think again! It turns out that there are profound and intimate links between them, and one is not always separable from the other. Living in a dirty, messy home, for instance, has been shown to be damaging to mental health. It creates chaos and clutter

Mentally Preparing For A Major Life Change

From leaving school to experiencing the death of a loved one, we all go through big changes in our life — whether we want to or not. Often, we have no choice but to adapt to these changes. However, while we may go through the motions — many of us can take a while to mentally adapt. By mentally preparing yourself beforehand, big life

Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain

It is simply amazing to hear just how many people have to deal with chronic back pain. According to the American Chiropractic Association, approximately 31 million people in the U.S. are dealing with pain issues in their backs. The fact is your body does break down as we age. People start to experience things like degeneration of

How You Can Help Veterans Every Day

As the nation celebrates our 17 million living veterans, it is also important to know that the number of these heroes who are ending their own lives prematurely is rising. In the general population, suicide is the 10th most common cause of death, but among veterans with PTSD, it’s fourth. Among veterans younger than

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7 Things You Should Know About Your Attention During COVID-19

A lot of us may reflect on recent years with mixed emotions, as some of the deepest-rooted problems in our own society came to light for a number of reasons. A pandemic prompted a number of crises for both the economy and just about everything we thought we knew about ourselves.

The Need for More Mental Health Resources Across The Globe

At some point in their lives, most people have either suffered from depression or seen someone close to them suffer. Because it is such a personal issue, most people think of depression on a personal level. It is important to realize that depression is actually a global problem. It is the leading cause of disability

How Far Have We Come In Treating PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder manifests as strong, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to the event that continues long after. An individual with PTSD may experience several emotions, including anger, fear, and sadness. Relieving the events through flashbacks or nightmares is also common.

Goal Setting And Positive Behavior During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with new mandates for social distancing, isolation, quarantine, home office, and testing, we are challenged to preserve and nurture our mental health through it all. Psychologists, psychotherapists, life coaches, and anyone professionally involved with optimizing how we

Caring For Your Hands And Feet As You Get Older

While we might focus on those new fine lines on our face, the new backaches, and the changes to our hearing and sight, how often do we talk about the ways in which our hands and feet can change? If you’ve been noticing they need a little more care lately, here are some of the reasons why and just what you can do about them.

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