Archives for Mental Health

Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-Being

by Patti March 10th, 2010 | Mental Health
Being healthy is about more than just eating your vegetables and getting plenty of exercise. Your emotional well-being plays an important role in your overall level of health. Have you asked yourself lately how you are doing in this area? Here are some key aspects of staying emotionally healthy.

People who have good emotional well-being are those who spend quality time with those who matter to them. They are people who take time to love, laugh and connect with others. Having significant relationships in your life goes a long way in maintaining your emotional balance and stability in life. Learn
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by Gumer Liston September 23rd, 2009 | Mental Health
You may not know it, but happiness is good for your physical health. Happiness is, in fact, one of the most important factors that will help keep you healthy. Studies have shown that happiness helps lower the risk of developing many physical illnesses. A  study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences revealed that "positive affective states are related to favorable profiles of functioning in several biological systems and may thereby be relevant to risk of development of physical illness." In simple terms: happiness is good for your health.

But how do we achieve happiness? Happiness is quite illusive
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How to Treat Depression the Natural Way

by Gumer Liston June 18th, 2009 | Diet, Exercise, Mental Health
Depression is becoming more and more common today because in this fast-paced age where competition is very stiff and where the weak easily could be crushed in the daily grind, it is easy to feel threatened all the time with impending failure and defeat. The deadlines that can pile up on you and the daily struggles to adjust with difficult people in the workplace are just some of the many factors that can make a person depressed. (more…)
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Beat Stress

by Gumer Liston April 21st, 2009 | Mental Health
Stress can hit us anytime because we are constantly exposed to different kinds of stressors everyday. There are many sources of stress: difficult people in the workplace, project deadlines, group projects, new responsibilities, and even schoolwork for those who are schooling. Other stressors are conflicts and major changes in one's life like break-ups, birth, death, sickness, and unemployment.

There is no exact remedy for stress, but vitamins and good food can help. Exercise is also proven to help lessen the effects of stress because during strenuous activities the body releases endorphin, a morphine like substance that works as a natural pain
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Manage Your Anger

by Gumer Liston March 17th, 2009 | Mental Health
Anger is a natural part of being human, and it is normal to lose one's cool every once in a while. But when you constantly explode like a bomb with the least of provocations, it is no longer natural. Anger eventually could take a physical and emotional toll. Anger causes your blood pressure to rise and your heart to beat faster. Anger causes stress, which causes your blood vessels to constrict. This is why heart attacks are common to people who are angered easily.

If you are easily angered, here are some tips that will help you manage your anger:

  • When you
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