Long Covid: will I ever get better?

(Lucy Adams/ BBC News) — I am 44 years old and in my mind I’m a journalist, a mother, a wife, a cyclist, a mountain climber, a wild swimmer and an adventurer – just like I was 16 months ago. But in my body, I’m like someone twice my age. Most days I wake up […]

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7 ways to boost your confidence during breast cancer treatment

(Alex Whitaker-Cheadle/ Healthline) — Through my battle with breast cancer, I overcame many obstacles. In the past 3 years since my diagnosis, I have learned that the mental obstacles were just as challenging to overcome as the physical obstacles. Many of the treatments and surgeries I underwent left me feeling like only a shadow of my […]

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‘Toxic’ workplace linked to a threefold increase in risk of depression

(Devrupa Rakshit/ The Swaddle) — An Australian study tracked the mental health of employees over the course of 12 months to conclude that poor mental health in employees was associated with the absence of a safe and supporting work environment in an organization. Published in the British Medical Journal yesterday, the study noted a threefold increase in […]

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Depression, anxiety exhibited by COVID-19 survivors

(Emerald Bensadoun, David Lao/ Global News) — The list of COVID-19 symptoms has been expanding as scientists learn more about the virus, ranging from feeling feverish to a loss in taste and smell. According to a new study, neurological symptoms like depression and anxiety are also showing to be common in those who have contracted COVID-19 — even […]

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Practicing ‘Laughter Yoga’ can ease your chronic pain

(Risa Doherty/ Woman’s World) — Alexa Fong Drubay was enjoying an afternoon hike with her husband near their Media, Pennsylvania, home when, suddenly, her sciatica flared up. As stabbing pain ran down the back of her right leg, Alexa stopped. But she didn’t turn back. Instead, Alexa focused on the most painful spot, rubbing it […]

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8 ways to train your brain for better sleep

(Sandee LaMott/ CNN Health) –– The days are longer, full of sunshine and bright with the promise of enjoying a more relaxing spring and summer with your loved ones. But if you want to enjoy your daytime, it’s time to increase your sleep during the nighttime. Boy do we need it. More than a third […]

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Breathe better to live better: Why breathing is your superpower

(Dana Santas/ CNN Health) — Breath is a powerful force — without it, there is no life.But what you might not realize is that the quality of your breathing directly impacts the quality of your life.Breathing plays a vital role in how you think, feel, rest and recover, and it even impacts your posture and […]

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Feeling ​insecure about returning to a post-pandemic social life?

(Rinna Diamantakos/ CTV News) — Mandatory lockdowns, remote work and learning, and limited in-person social interactions have resulted in an increase in self-esteem issues over the course of the pandemic, psychologists say. Time spent alone has increased the opportunity for self-critical thinking, which lowers self-esteem and confidence. But psychologists say that there are ways to […]

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Anxious over COVID-19 weight gain? Experts say go easy on yourself

(Antonia Reed/ CBC Health) — Of the many experiences during the pandemic, tight pants are low on the list of serious complaints. But for many people, the prospect of returning to normal life could bring with it anxiety about weight gain and how they look.  It’s something Gillian Turnbull, a 42-year-old writer and university professor in […]

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How meditation can ease depression

(Linda Rodgers/ The Healthy) — Depression is more common than you may think. Roughly 17.3 million adults over 18 experienced an episode of this mood disorder in 2017, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When you have major depressive disorder (a depression that lasts for more than two weeks), it affects your mood, […]

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