The Power of Wellness
Breaking the Silence: It's Time to Talk About Men's Mental HealthIn today's fast-paced and ever-changing world, talking about mental health for men is becoming increasingly important. As societal expectations and traditional gender roles continue to evolve, it is essential to recognize and address the unique mental health challenges that men face. By encouraging open dialogue and fostering a supportive environment, we can help break down the barriers that prevent men from seeking help and accessing the resources they need to maintain their mental well-being.
The Dangers of Diet Culture
As the sun is shining and we shed our heavy, bulky winter clothing, we start to think about slimming down our “heavy, bulky” winter shape. We buy new exercise routines, exercise equipment, exercise clothing, and then, we turn to the diet books.
Ah yes, if only we could magically transform our bodies with the power of the latest diet, health trend, or superfood!
THE MINDFUL LOAD
It may come as no surprise that mental health issues affect men and women differently. This has to do with both biological differences between men and women, as well as societal differences.
Did you know depression and anxiety are more prominent in women? In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, "women are twice as likely as men to experience depression during their lifetime." (link)
Creating a Ritual of SleepAs soon as we wake up, we immediately wish we were back asleep. We crave it and long for it throughout the day. We buy soft pajamas, special blankets, and agonize over how soft or firm our pillow is. When it comes down to it, we should spend a little over a third of the day asleep. In fact, most scientific studies recommend adults 18 and older get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Despite being a basic human necessity, like water, breathing, and food, we just can’t seem to get enough of it.
Heal Mother Earth, Heal Ourselves
In recent years, many of us have been feeling like we need to do something extra special for our earth this Earth Day.
As we look at what we can do for the earth, it’s easy to get discouraged when you read and see videos on garbage and chemical dumping, overseas rivers of trash, and massive amounts of air pollution. We see people flicking their nasty cigarette butts and litter everywhere, with no regard for the damage that they’re doing. We start to lose hope in humanity, and lose hope that our Earth will ever be the same again.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: LIVING LONGER OR LIVING BETTER?
Have you ever been told that you should take care of yourself so that you can live longer?
I mean, sure, it's great that we can make nutrition and lifestyle choices that might help us live longer. The United Nations has called modern longevity one of the most significant social transformations of the 21st Century.
But is living longer necessarily living better?
Nutrition: The Secret to Your Health and HappinessNutrition is more than eating right—it's also making sure you're eating enough of the right things and not too much of the wrong ones. It's about keeping up with your body's needs on a daily basis, and making sure you don't let yourself get run down by stress or lack of sleep. And it's about knowing when something's off, like when your skin starts breaking out or your stomach feels bloated after eating a certain food—and then figuring out what might be causing those symptoms so that you can fix them!
Heart Health Month - Stress and your HeartFebruary is National Heart Health Month, and has been dedicated to heart health since 1964. It has been celebrated since its beginning as a way to educate and teach about heart disease and how it affects so many people.
It's the end of January – how are you feeling about your New Year's Resolutions?You've got your resolutions in place for the new year, you've done your grocery shopping and gym membership sign-ups, and now, it's time to make...
Lunar New Year celebrates the Year of the RabbitLunar New Year 2023 falls on January 22, 2023. 2023 is a Year of the Rabbit, more specifically, the water rabbit. Each new year in the lunar calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and in addition, each animal is also associated with one of five elements, namely, wood, earth, fire, water, and metal. These elements are each associated with their own "Qi" (pronounced "chee"), or life force, and each animal has their own special symbols and characteristics.
Thyroid Awareness MonthNow, what is the deal with your thyroid? The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of your neck that produces hormones. These hormones control bodily functions, from growth and development to daily metabolism. Your thyroid is even important for healthy kidney and heart function.
Blue Zones: Longest Life Expectancy
Blue Zones are areas around the world where you can find the longest life expectancy as well as the lowest disease rates.
There are five locations scattered around the world, they are: Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece.
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