Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

It’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

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The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with mental health issues

The role of rehabs and support groups in aiding youths with #mentalhealth issues

Approximately 1 of every 5 individuals suffer from one or the other mental illnesses. Amongst the youth in particular, depression, anxiety and stress is common. One needs to understand that whatever the concern is, they need to speak to someone close or to a psychiatrist or a support group in order to get appropriate help […]

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Quitting alcohol proven to significantly boost mental health in women

Many people drink socially at, for instance, work functions or family events. Some of us may also relish having a glass of wine or beer with our dinner at the end of a long and tiring day. Numerous people fall into the categories of ‘light’ or ‘moderate’ drinkers. But is this habit harmless, or would […]

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Loneliness: How to cope with being alone during this festive season

Dealing with such scenarios, especially in a season which is all about togetherness, can be challenging. It is not surprising that many people report feeling a magnified sense of loneliness during this time of the year. “For people who feel lonely already, the holidays can be especially stressful because they’re seeing people connect and sharing […]

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Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

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Signs you need to seek professional help for a mental health problem

Mental health can be really tricky to tackle, especially if you don’t understand much of it. And for most people, they don’t. Years of misinformation and stigma against it have made sure of that, either demonising it or brushing it off as some minor inconvenience that the ‘snowflakes’ of this generation go through. This is […]

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Avoiding your cellphone can have benefits on your mental health

The experiment, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assigned college undergraduates to solve challenging sets of word puzzles. Halfway through, some were allowed to take breaks using their cellphones. Others took breaks using paper or a computer while some took no break at all. The participants who took phone breaks experienced the highest levels […]

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Living close to the sea can be beneficial to your mental health

Researchers from the University of Exeter used survey data from nearly 26,000 respondents in their analysis, which marks one of the most detailed investigations ever into the well-being effects of being beside the sea. After taking other related factors into account, the study revealed that living in large towns and cities near to England’s coastline […]

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