Stand Up For Better Mental Health (Literally), New Research Says

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The bottom line is, physical activity can't completely make up for the negative effects of sitting for more than eight hours a day. And even if you don't meet the recommended workout criteria, simply reducing sitting time can make a big difference in...

3 Crucial Lessons To Learn About Mental Health From Simone Biles

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Many driven people possess an amazing ability to “play through the pain”. Whether it’s an athlete who straps on a bandage and mentally blocks out her injury to win a trophy, or a consummate professional who pushes aside tears as she misses her niece’s...

What To Do If You’re Anxious About Socializing After Quarantine

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Finally, try not to get anxious about being anxious—feeling awkward in a new situation is normal! And at this point, formerly mundane activities, like grocery shopping or visiting the office, may actually feel new due to the lengthy lockdown. To mitigate some of the...

How To Help A Friend Struggling With Anxiety, From A Psychologist

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Helping is being supportive by being a good listener and accommodating her within reasonable limits. Enabling is going beyond “reasonable limits” and prioritizing the other person’s needs over yours, to the point where you actually end up supporting behavior that isn’t good for either...

A Deep Dive Into Toxic Positivity + Why It’s Harmful

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If you're finding yourself exhibiting toxic positivity, Spinelli says the best thing you can do for yourself is to simply accept your feelings without judging them. "You have a right to your emotions," she emphasizes. And on top of that, she adds, "Be...

Why This Functional Medicine Expert Is Embracing JOMO Right Now

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Many of us are quick to feel left out. With social media making it incredibly easy to post only the most carefully curated version of our lives, it’s no surprise that seeing everyone’s highlight reel makes us feel like we're constantly missing out...

The Impacts Of Racism On Mental Health + 4 Ways To Cope

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These days, African American men, women, and children are mistreated and sometimes killed for doing normal things that white people do or could do without a second thought or consequence. In this reality, it is very hard not to worry. Trayvon Martin walked through...

How To Deal With Hangxiety, From Psychologists

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If you wake up feeling anxious after a night of drinking, don’t suppress those feelings: tend to them.The first step may be relieving yourself of the physical and physiological symptoms of a hangover. “When our body isn't feeling its best, it's harder to...

Omega-3 Acids Could Help Ease Depressive Symptoms, Study Says

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In the hippocampal cell portion of the study, researchers observed that EPA or DHA prevented increased cell death and decreased neurogenesis in the hippocampal cells. This, they found, was due to new lipid mediators formed in the brain.And in the patient study, supplementing...