Ideas for staying socially linked during a time of separation
Psychologists know a human’s need for interaction is fundamental, so it’s no surprise that feeling lonely also has significant health consequences.
Quarantine Mandate May Affect Mental Health
Humans have a natural ability to live in the present. As children, we are curious and notice even small details (like the color of a bug or a pattern in the clouds). With aging, people tend to focus less on the present moment. Instead, they process things that happened in the past or anticipate [...]
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 [...]
Research over the past ten years suggests that you can prevent depression with a healthy diet.
Some studies suggest a healthy diet, like a Mediterranean-style eating plan, can even treat depression once it’s been diagnosed.
Improving Brain Health Through Diet
At the root of depression is an unhealthy brain. Improving your diet can [...]
Depression affects an estimated 25 percent of adults age 60 and older. But because the stigma of mental illness continues in this generation, depressive symptoms often go underreported and the condition remains untreated. Doctors link late-life depression to:
- Physical ailments or chronic [...]