Brain health

As we age we tend to fear a decline in our memory and general health. However, there are many steps we can take to help with our memory in the years to come. This article has some very useful tips.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/boost-vitality-by-engaging-your-brain

Quick start guide

Studies prove that one in five adults has a mental health disorder. There are many things you can do to help in dealing with these conditions. Here are some tips to help in assisting to find what’s right for YOU.

<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/quick-start-guide-to-mental-health-professionals”>Quick-start guide to mental health professionals – Harvard Health</a></h4><p>Where should you turn when you suspect that you have a mental health condition: a psychiatrist, a psychologist, or some other type of mental health professional? It’s tough to figure out what kind of clinician can best help you sort out your problems and provide the care you need.</p></blockquote>
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Isolation and mental health

Putting family and self-care first when navigating this tough time is very important. There is no way that we can live this without anxiety and sadness. We have to take care of ourselves in a different way, being proactive about our mental health.
<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/not-a-staycation-isolating-at-home-affects-our-mental-health-and-what-to-do-2020041319519″>Not a staycation: Isolating at home affects our mental health (and what to do) – Harvard Health Blog</a></h4><p>As the COVID-19 crisis keeps us at home for longer and longer, it’s important to acknowledge that this situation is having negative effects on everyone’s mental health. Here’s how parents and families can take care of themselves in ways that go beyond normal self-care. strategies.</p></blockquote>
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What foods should we be eating

With all the fad diets out there it is sometimes hard to know “what” we should be eating. Food can impact all facets of our health and well-being. Here are some tips on how you could change your diet to suit your personal needs..

<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/low-fat-low-carb-or-mediterranean-which-diet-is-right-for-you”>Low fat, low carb, or Mediterranean: which diet is right for you? – Harvard Health</a></h4><p>Losing weight sometimes takes experimentation. If you give a diet your best shot and it doesn’t work long term, maybe it wasn’t the right one for you, your metabolism, or your situation. Genes, family, your environment – even your friends – influence…</p></blockquote>
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The year of change 2020

For most of the world 2020 has tested us in ways we never thought possible. It is important to take care of ourselves, friends and loved ones during this time. Take a step back and remember what really matters.

<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/surviving-tumultuous-times”>Surviving tumultuous times – Harvard Health</a></h4><p>Traumatic events in the world or personal life can take a toll on mental health. Strategies such as limiting news about the event, taking an active role in the problem, and reframing the event in more positive terms can help people endure the event a…</p></blockquote>
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Managing the symptoms of anxiety

These days stress is inevitable with all of the changes occurring in our world daily. It can have many ways of unconsciously affecting our physical and emotional health. Here are some ways to help manage these stress factors and minimize some of its effects.
<blockquote class=”embedly-card”><h4><a href=”https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/recognizing-and-easing-the-physical-symptoms-of-anxiety”>Recognizing and easing the physical symptoms of anxiety – Harvard Health</a></h4><p>You’ve had headaches on and off, or possibly nausea, or muscle pain. It could be emotions, rather than a physical illness, driving your symptoms. Blame your autonomic nervous system. This is a system in your body that you don’t consciously control, but that regulates things like your heart rate, breathing, urination, and sexual function.</p></blockquote>
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