Articles About Mental Health and Wellness

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    OCT 08, 2021

    3 simple ways to make travel less stressful

    Whether you’re taking a road trip out of town or flying halfway around the world, travel can get stressful. Crowded airports, health concerns, and interacting with more people can make any trip less relaxing. ... Read More >

    TOPICSaway from homeMental Health and WellnessStress Less

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    SEP 13, 2021

    5 ways to feel more present in your day-to-day routine

    If you’re like most people, you’ve got a rhythm to the way you go about your day. Wake up. Eat breakfast. Go to work. Run errands. Brush teeth. Head to bed. Repeat. ... Read More >

    TOPICSMeditationMental Health and Wellnessmindfulnessself-careStress Less

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    AUG 09, 2021

    Does social media make you feel lonely? Here’s why and how to avoid it.

    Social media can be a fun and easy way to connect with friends and loved ones near and far. But if you’ve ever scrolled through your Instagram or Facebook feed and felt lonely, down on yourself, or unhappy as a result, you’re not alone. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessself-careSocial MediaStress

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    JUL 14, 2021

    Looking to de-stress, relax, and recharge? Try napping.

    Sleep is essential for our overall health. It gives our mind and body time to relax and recharge. Studies show that getting 7 to 8 hours of regular nighttime sleep is best for maintaining good health.1 But what happens when you don’t get a good night’s sleep and find yourself tired during the day? Or you have a lifestyle or work schedule that keeps you up at night and requires daytime sleep? ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMeditationMental Health and Wellnessself-caresleep

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    JUL 14, 2021

    Acupuncture 101: Here’s what you can expect

    Sticking needles into your skin might not sound like a good way to feel better. But that’s exactly how acupuncture works. In fact, the traditional Chinese practice has been used for centuries to treat all sorts of health conditions — and it’s still very common. ... Read More >

    TOPICSAcupuncturecomplementary careMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthpain management

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    JUN 15, 2021

    4 ways to boost the mental health benefits of your next workout

    Most people associate exercise with physical health — but what’s good for the body is good for the mind. Regular workouts can help improve your mood, sharpen your mind, and help you feel healthier and happier overall. ... Read More >

    TOPICSexercisehealthy lifestyleMental Health and WellnessStress Management

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    MAY 13, 2021

    5 healthy habits our doctors practice for self-care

    Doctors are passionate about helping their patients stay healthy. But how do they stay healthy themselves? We asked some Kaiser Permanente doctors what they do every day to stay mentally and emotionally strong, keep stress in check, and be at their best. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessself-careStress Management

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    MAR 22, 2021

    Food as medicine: Pick foods to help your mood

    When a bad mood strikes, there are plenty of options to help you feel better. Meditating, exercising, and reframing negative thoughts are activities that can support your mental health. Another way to fight a bad mood — eating healthy. Including a mix of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, complex carbs, and protein in your diet can not only improve your physical health — your mental health can benefit as well. While you may be tempted to reach for a tub of ice cream after a difficult day, foods that are high in sugar, refined carbs, or trans fats may end up making you feel worse. ... Read More >

    TOPICSEating healthyMental Health and WellnessNutritionRecipe

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    MAR 22, 2021

    4 types of meditation to try today

    Meditation is a mental practice that encompasses many different styles and techniques —  like mindfulness — which can help you train your focus and attention so you can achieve a clear mind ... Read More >

    TOPICSMeditationMental Health and WellnessmindfulnessStress Management

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    FEB 09, 2021

    7 surprising ways stress can affect your body

    Everyone experiences stress, but not everyone experiences it in the same way. While stress may be best known for taking a toll on the mind, sometimes physical symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that your brain is under too much stress. ... Read More >

    TOPICShealthy lifestyleMental Health and Wellnessmind body healthStressStress Management