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Archive for the ‘Emotional Health’ Category

Foods that Boost Mental Health

Various studies suggest that happiness and mental well-being may be affected by what people eat. In particular, research has shown that eating fruits and vegetables, which are known for their antioxidant properties, benefits mental health and boosts one’s sense of well being. Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Warwick found that people who eat the most fruit and vegetables daily considered themselves as significantly happier and more satisfied with their lives than people who eat lesser amounts. Their analysis on the eating habits and moods of 80,000 British adults, the well-being score for participants who ate 7-8 servings of […]

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Exercise Helps Children Cope with Stress

Previous studies suggest that children who engage in more physical activity not only have more optimal physical health but they also exhibit better mental health. Researchers from the University of Helsinki, Finland, however, wanted to find out what pathways are involved in the link between physical activity and mental well being. Lead author, Silja Martikainen, MA, report in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism that exercise may play a vital role in helping children cope with stressful situations. Daily stressors could induce surges in cortisol, a hormone released by the body in response to stress. They found […]

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Diabetes with Depression Increases Risk of Death

A new study published in General Hospital Psychiatry reveals that people suffering from diabetes coupled with untreated depression have higher risk of death.  According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, about 26 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes and almost 30% of these patients experience symptoms of depression. The study analyzed more than 42,000 patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and depression.  The result of the analysis showed that the 1.5-fold increase in the risk of death was linked to depression.  Likewise, a review of four studies showed that people suffering from diabetes with simultaneous […]

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Exercise Reduces Risk for Depression in Obesity

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center report that it takes only a few minutes of exercise to prevent depression in severely obese patients who are about to undergo weight-loss surgery. In addition, physical activity significantly reduced their likelihood for using antidepressants or needing counseling for anxiety or depression. About seven percent of the general population suffers from major depressive disorder and about ten percent has anxiety disorder. However, the rates are nearly doubled in adults who are severely obese. It should be noted that depression and anxiety must be treated before weight-loss surgery, since mental health issues could […]

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Eat Fruits for a Happier Life

Recent research shows that eating fruits regularly is not only good for physical health, but may also have an impact one’s mental well-being. The investigation involved the analysis of day-to-day emotions vs food consumption among young adults. The study showed that eating a total serving of around seven to eight fruits and vegetables a day predicted a positive change in mood the following day. The study, which was conducted by Dr Tamlin Conner, Dr Caroline Horwath and Bonnie White of the Department of Human Nutrition of Otago, was published in the British Journal of Health and Psychology. The study involved […]

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