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Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-year-olds By Age 19

The adolescent years are when people's bodies are supposed to start the ascent to their physical peak. Teenagers are growing like beanstalks. Their hormones are raging. They're eager for new experiences. By all accounts, this should be among the most active periods in a person's lifetime. Except it turns out it's not. In an eye-opening study [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:45:55+10:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Depression Prevention For Children

Depression is a devastating disorder. Once you have had an episode of depression your susceptibility to having further periods of depression increases. Resilient Youth’s research on 160,000 young people shows the rates of students who are at risk of depression increases across the years of school. Years   Girls              Boys [...]

Healthy Lifestyle Key For Those With Poor Mental Health

While being diagnosed with a serious mental health condition like schizophrenia can have devastating consequences for patients, many don’t realise how much their physical health may suffer too. The life expectancy for people with schizophrenia is around 10 – 25 years less than the general population. They also have two to three times the risk [...]

Why Reducing Advice To A BMI Number Is Hurting Our Health

Flickr Images "You're overweight, borderline obese." This was what Christopher was told when he attended his corporate health check. The person conducting the check went on to suggest that he take a look at his diet and perhaps think about healthy options. While they didn't come out and say "you need to lose [...]

How Exercise Might Keep Depression At Bay

Flickr Images Exercise may be an effective treatment for depression and might even help prevent us from becoming depressed in the first place, according to three timely new studies. The studies pool outcomes from past research involving more than one million men and women and, taken together, strongly suggest that regular exercise alters our [...]

Our Teenagers Are On Course To Be Inactive, Unhealthy And Unwell

Australian Health Policy Collaboration / Victoria University Almost every health indicator tells a troubling story about Australia's teenagers. Nine in 10 don't do enough exercise, three in 10 are either obese or overweight, they get 40 percent of their daily meals from junk food and the average sugar intake for teen boys is [...]

Loneliness As Harmful As No Exercise To Teenagers’ Health

Gallery Hip New research at the University of North Carolina has found that being lonely is as harmful to teenagers' health as not getting enough exercise. There have been many studies showing the health effects of social isolation on the elderly, but this is the first to look at the impact on the [...]

Do You Know These 10 Exercises For Boosting Happiness? 

galleryhip These are the top 10 interventions that are not discussed nearly enough – but they should be! I’ll also follow-up with a post about the top 10 most popular strategies for boosting happiness.  Here are 10 exercises that need more attention, and yes, character strengths are direct or indirect aspects of each. 1.) Letter from [...]

The Neuroscience of Anorexia Reveals Why It’s So Hard to Treat

gettyimages Most of the anorexia patients Dr. Joanna Steinglass sees in the inpatient eating-disorders unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute have been to treatment before. While in the hospital or a residential treatment center, they generally gained weight and began to eat a wider variety of foods. But after they left, [...]

By |2015-11-01T21:11:09+11:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Building Wellbeing in the Workplace

members.mps.ca What does it mean to be employed in a ‘healthy’ workplace? We know that the workplace is an important site for promoting mental health and wellbeing. It is also an environment that can build a culture of respect and collegial support which helps create security and positive regard. The wide range of research, seminars and publications available on leadership [...]

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