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How exercise can improve mental health

The connection between mental and physical health and exercise is well-established, but research on exactly how exercise can improve mental health and cognitive function is lacking1. By as early as the 1980s, researchers...

Meditation and mental health

In recent years, meditation and mindfulness practice have become fully mainstream with apps, group classes, and online guides offering guidance to developing mindfulness in the 21st century. While there has long been a...

Why we should unplug more: Technology, social media, and anxiety

Social media has notable benefits—it can help people find connection, engage with emerging trends and news, and maintain relationships that may be disrupted by distance. However, our increasing reliance on technology and social...

3 Tools for Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety can disrupt every part of your day, making it hard to socialize, eat, and sleep. For some people, it manifests as a pit in their stomach, while others can feel fully disconnected...

Treating Anxiety Disorders without Medication

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, research shows that 19.1 percent of adults in the United States experience an anxiety disorder within a given year, and 31.1 percent have an anxiety...

Anxiety Related to Pandemic Illnesses

The recent COVID-19 outbreak may lead to heightened stress and anxiety for some people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fear associated with illnesses like COVID-19 can cause people...

7 Exercises You Can Do to Improve Your Mental Health

Most people know that a good workout can make you feel physically powerful, but what about mental health—can it make you feel better psychologically too? In another article , we reviewed how exercise can...

Anxiety Disorders

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common form of mental illness, with 18.1% of U.S. adults being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder during any given year....

Facts and Statistics | Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, like a spike of stress before giving a speech or prolonged fear when driving in unsafe conditions. These anxious feelings have a purpose—they help us stay alert...

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Meditation and mental health

In recent years, meditation and mindfulness practice have become fully mainstream with apps, group classes, and online guides offering guidance to developing...

Chamomile Incognito: The Quietly Known Medicinal Properties of Chamomile

Most of us are familiar with Chamomile as a calming herbal tea, but few people are aware of its full range of...

Anxiety Disorders

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common form of mental illness, with 18.1% of U.S....

Coping with the Anxiety of Cabin Fever: How to Stay Positive throughout a Pandemic Scare

Reports of cabin fever seem to suggest that this is a folk term, but there is actually research showing that it is...

Celebrities with Social and Performance Anxiety

Some people may experience mild to moderate shyness, but others live with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which is actually a diagnosable mental...