Self-Care

3 Tips for Optimal Mental Health

The importance of mental health and keeping your mind healthy are being recognised more today than, perhaps, any time in human history.  Society is no longer viewing mental health conditions as something people should be able to just ‘shake off’ or deal with on their own… yet, there are a number of things you can do to take care of your own mental health which is what we’re going to look at in this article.

We’re also becoming more aware of brain related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia that essentially rob the person of who they are and make them regress to the point of being an infant that has to wear name labels in their clothes.  

With such awareness, and perhaps even first hand experience of people suffering from conditions such as dementia, we’re all looking for ways to optimise our mental health.

Now, according to Harvard University, a number of studies have shown that you can reduce the risk of dementia with the six basic lifestyle habits:

  • staying physically active
  • getting enough sleep
  • not smoking
  • having good social connections
  • limiting alcohol to one drink a day
  • eating a balanced diet low in saturated and trans fats.

In addition to these basic lifestyle habits, you might want to consider the following suggestions that are proven to slow down cognitive decline and even avoid it all together.

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General, Health

Why Do Men Find It So Difficult To Go To The Doctors (And What Can You Do About It)?

It’s interesting, this idea of masculinity and being a strong father figure in a family. While now, this image is being challenged a lot, there are still shreds of evidence that show men aren’t as forthright or as open as we think. Going to the doctors is one of those great examples, and it’s one of those bad habits that can begin very young in life. Men tend to die a lot younger than women, because of issues like an illness that went undiagnosed until it was too late. But why is this?

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General

13 Evergreen Skills Every Parent Should Teach their Kids

We all want happy and healthy kids, but it seems like today’s generation is more interested in beating their opponent on the latest game than communicating face to face. There are, however, some skills that are evergreen and will help kids of today become better and more successful adults. While computer skills are important, it is important that your kids will manage without them. If you are a responsible parent, you will focus on building resilience and strength in your kids, so they will get on with others better and manage their lives successfully. Below you will find a list of skills you should focus on.

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