Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

Washing dishes is a great stress buster, state scientists

Washing dishes can significantly lower your stress level - if you do it mindfully, according to a new study

Washing dishes is a great stress buster, state scientistsIn the study, researchers at Florida State University had 51 students wash dishes. Before they started, half of the students read a short mindfulness dishwashing passage and the other half read a short descriptive dishwashing passage. The descriptive passage was straightforward, but the mindful passage focused on being present mentally for the task. Here’s an […]

Meditation can prove to be beneficial for adults with mild cognitive impairment

Research shows that adults with mild cognitive impairment who practice mindfulness meditation could experience a boost in cognitive reserve

Meditation can prove to be beneficial for adults with mild cognitive impairmentResearchers from Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA published a paper in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease that highlights their findings. While the study was small and only involved 14 participants, the team found an association between mindfulness meditation and signs of improved measures of cognition in adults with mild cognitive impairment […]

Follow these trends for a healthy life

Trends can have lasting health benefits—for example, the trends toward making public places smoke-free or adding calorie counts to fast-food menus. These three trends below fall are beneficial to us

Follow these trends for a healthy lifeThe word “trendy” has come to refer to a fad or fashion that may have little lasting value, so it can be a turn-off, especially when applied to health practices. But trends can also have lasting health benefits—for example, the trends toward making public places smoke-free or adding calorie counts to fast-food menus. There is […]

Mindfulness: A key factor in helping people lose weight, finds study

According to anecdotal evidence and some existing research, mindfulness techniques can help a person maintain or improve their physical and mental well-being

Mindfulness: A key factor in helping people lose weight, finds studyThe principle behind mindfulness is very simple – one has to be fully present in the moment, focusing attention on external stimuli and their effects on the body and mind, learning to concomitantly acknowledge and dismiss unnecessary thoughts. Thus, learning mindfulness techniques can help us tone down the effects of stress and regain more enjoyment […]

Are mental health apps really helpful?

The app stores currently do little to help to consumers differentiate between apps that are evidence-based and those that are not. Right now, perhaps there's an assumption that if it's in the app store, then it works

Are mental health apps really helpful?We share some of our most intimate data with mental health apps, but there’s surprisingly little proof of what they give us in return. Many medical experts are starting to find problematic the lack of clear science backing up apps that promise to help with everything from low mood to depression. Bruce Bolam, program director […]