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Understanding Your Mental Wellbeing

Your Mental wellbeing is important, it affects everything from how we handle work, family, and other stressors in our lives. We can help make sure that we are promoting positive mental health by checking in with ourselves and making sure that we are consistently implementing healthy behaviours, practices, and strategies. So, what is mental wellbeing? To clarify, mental wellbeing is not the same as mental illness. Whilst elongated periods of poor mental health may lead to the possible development of some mood disorders, mental wellbeing is less about illness and more about your state of wellness. A state of mental wellbeing can be defined as an individual’s awareness of their unique abilities, how they cope with the stressors of life and how productively and fruitfully they can work and contribute to their…

 

Science Backs Doing These 11 Things Every Day Will Make You Happier ☺

  1.Smile more. Smiling can make us feel better, but it's more effective when we back it up with positive thoughts, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University. Smiling makes us feel good, which also increases our attentional flexibility and our ability to think holistically.    2.Exercise for as little as just seven minutes a day. Exercise has such a profound effect on our happiness and well-being that it is an effective strategy for overcoming depression. Intense vigorous all body exercise for 7 minutes can provide nearly as much benefit as the recommended daily 1 hour of vigorous walking. One study found that exercise alone was long-term more effective than medication alone or a combination of medication and exercise for overcoming depression.     3.Sleep more.  It turns out sleep is also important…

 

Skin Cancer Apps, Friend or Foe?

Apps are becoming a way of life, just ask anyone who is currently dating! Although the developers of Skin cancer apps claim that they can identify problematic moles and lesions accurately, research has shown that this might not be the case.  A 2018 Cochrane review looked at two studies with 332 skin lesions, 86 of which were melanomas, after analysis by different apps, 55 melanomas were missed according to Medical News Today. That equates to 63% inaccuracy of actual melanomas. Some apps that sent images to a dermatologist who also missed some of the skin lesions or were unable to analyse them.  The thing that hurts us most in life, “Is what we know that is not so”. We download an App, scan a suspicious mole and the app says all okay so we forget…

 

Brain Stimulation Alleviates Patient's Long-Term Depression

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting up to 264 million people worldwide. It is also the primary cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths per year. But as many as 30 percent of patients do not respond to standard treatments such as medication or psychotherapy. Some of these individuals respond positively to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), but stigma and side effects make ECT undesirable for many, and one in ten patients experience little to no benefit from ECT so other solutions are needed. One such option showing promise is targeted neuromodulation tailored to individual patients' distinctive symptoms. This approach is an increasingly common way of correcting misfiring brain circuits in people with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. Scientists at UC San Francisco's Dolby Family Centre for Mood Disorders have --…

 

CCIQ have confirmed Tyack Health as an ecoBiz 1-Star energy partner for a third year in a row.

We have tried hard to continually reduce our energy intensity over the past several years. This is Tyack Health’s third assessment. We maintained our partnership status in 2020 and have maintained it again by continuing to improve our energy intensity. Tyack Health continues to gradually reduce our energy intensity year on year.…

 

Random Health Facts

Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bike. That’s no laughing matter! Of the 206 bones in the average human adult's body, 106 are in the hands and feet. (54 in the hands and 52 in the feet). Smokers reduce their life span expectancy by 11 minutes per cigarette. …

 

The right '5-a-day' mix is 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings for longer life

About 50 per cent of Australians are living with a chronic disease and 63 per cent of adults are now considered overweight or obese, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Chronic disease shortens life expectancy.  The American Heart Association released findings March 1, 2021 that highlights higher consumption of fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death in men and women, according to data representing nearly 2 million adults. Five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, eaten as 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables, may be the optimal amount and combination for a longer life. - ScienceDaily…