3 steps to break the bad habit of worry and unhelpful thoughts

(Amina Zafar/ CBC News) — People who are anxious can rid themselves of the habit of worry by learning to recognize unhelpful thoughts and replacing them with more openness and curiosity, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist says.  Dr. Judson Brewer directs research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and is executive medical director at the digital health […]

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How COVID-19 wreaks havoc on your sleep

(Amanda Marcotte/ CBC News) –– Leanne Thompson-Hill says she’s had a lot of sleepless nights since she got COVID-19 last year. On top of all the other terrible symptoms, Thompson-Hill said one of the most awful aspects was the havoc it wreaked on her ability to get a good night’s sleep. “I didn’t sleep. I’d just stay up. It was […]

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5 amazing benefits of 30 minutes of exercise a day

(Jus L’Amore/ Longevity) — We all know that exercise is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy. Aside from diet, it is the only thing a person can control in order to maintain weight and strengthen yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. That is why including physical activity into your daily life is beyond important; and […]

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8 meditation apps to soothe your soul and de-stress you

(Trishna Rikhy/ V Magazine) — In 2021, mindfulness and awareness are the buzzwords promising growth, refreshment and relaxation. Whether or not your New Year’s resolution included meditating, we’re sure it included working on yourself in some way or another, and what better way to accomplish that than by taking the time to get to know your body and mind? […]

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7 bedtime yoga practices for a good night’s sleep

(Clare Swatman/ Woman & Home) — Do you have trouble nodding off every night? Well, a bedtime yoga practice could be the answer to your prayers.  You’re not alone in your sleepless nights. Despite being equipped with everything from the best pillow to a sold bedtime routine, around 20% of adults suffer from clinically diagnosed insomnia. Plus, many […]

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15 lessons the pandemic has taught us

(AARP) — For the past year, the U.S. has been mired in not one deep crisis but three: a pandemic, an economic meltdown and one of the most fraught political transitions in its history. Interwoven in all three have been challenging issues of racial disparity and fairness. Dealing with all of this has dominated much of […]

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Even low-intensity exercise can help during cancer treatments

(Robert Priedt/ HealthDay News) — If you have cancer and you’re trying to exercise to boost your health, new research suggests you don’t have to knock yourself out during your workout. Light exercise is just as beneficial as more demanding workouts for cancer patients, the researchers found. Previous research has shown that physical activity can […]

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5 physical symptoms of chronic stress & how to find fast relief

(Sarah Regan/ MBG Health) — It goes without saying that chronic stress is difficult on the mind—but it can be taxing on the body, too, and in a lot of different ways. Physical symptoms of stress can run the gamut from gastrointestinal upset to hair pulling. Here, integrative medicine expert and author of Anxiety 101, Eudene Harry […]

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Covid-19 has triggered a silent pandemic of depression and anxiety

(TRT World) — The global coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of 2.4 million people around the world, with at least 108 million active infections worldwide. Between new mutating variants, uncertainty surrounding vaccine delivery, vaccine effectiveness and deeply impacted economies with no end in sight, there’s another pandemic that gets less attention but is no […]

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Lost touch: how a year without hugs affects our mental health

(Eleanor Morgan/ The Guardian) — There’s only so much a dog can do, even if that is a lot. I live alone with my staffy, and by week eight of the first lockdown she was rolling her eyes at my ever-tightening clutch. I had been sofa-bound with Covid and its after-effects before lockdown was announced, then spring […]

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