Items Tagged ‘behavioral health’

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

July 11, 2019

Benefits of Outdoor Play for Children

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need physical activity to promote healthy growth and development. Playing outdoors fosters higher levels of physical activity than indoor play, which is vital for kids since childhood obesity rates are on the rise. Unfortunately, the average child spends less than 30 minutes of unstructured […]

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Tags: adhd, ADHD Clinic, Anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral health, depression, mental health, physical activity, stress levels, vitamin D


Stress triggers that can wreak havoc on your health

November 19, 2017

Stress triggers that can wreak havoc on your health

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There are universal stress points that affect us all. How we respond to these stressors can influence our well-being. Unchecked stress can affect your health and contribute to conditions such as: Headache Acid reflux Muscle pain Depression Sexual dysfunction As your level or frequency of stress increases, stress can cause your body to show more […]

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Tags: behavioral health, stress, stress coping strategies, stress factors, stress management, stress triggers, UCLA Behavioral Health Associates, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine


The science of lasting change

September 29, 2017

The science of lasting change

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You may think that making a long-lasting change, such as eating better or exercising often, is a matter of staying motivated and inspired. But scientific data say otherwise. Motivation and inspiration “are temporary feelings,” says Sean Young, PhD, executive director of the University of California Institute for Prediction Technology (UCIPT). “We’ve been taught to think […]

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Tags: behavior, behavior change, behavioral health, captivating rewards, digital behavior, health, lasting change, neurohacks, reinforcing behavior, sean young phd, UCLA Center for Digital Behavior