8 Tips and Tricks to Stay Mentally Healthy

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Yet many people forget about it and do nothing to preserve it. What are the results of this? Approximately 43 million adults in the U.S. each year suffer from some kind of a mental disease. This number is alarming and the doctors constantly remind us that we should look after our general health each day. In most cases, unawareness is what causes the number of people to suffer from some kind of a mental disease. Maintaining your mental health actually requires a few simple things to take part in your everyday routine. And that is a small price for what you will be getting in return – a long, healthy and happy life! We have prepared a few tips and tricks that you should try if you want to maintain your mental health. But first, let’s see why your mental health is so important!

Why is Mental Health Important?

Mental health does not equal an absence of mental illness. Your mental health has an important role in your life the same as your physical health. The presence of a mental disease will cause many difficulties in your everyday life – creating problems related to your social life, work or school. Mental diseases, like other diseases in general, are something that you would want to prevent instead of dealing with the disease.

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9 Strategies for Supporting Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

If you have a friend or family member with borderline personality disorder, you know the stress of this difficult problem. And you may be at a loss for how you can respond helpfully.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) involves emotional instability, interpersonal difficulties and impulsive, often self-destructive, behaviors. People with BPD experience intense emotions and often distrust themselves and others, making relationships difficult for all involved.

The underlying cause for BPD is believed to be an unstable or fractured sense of self. Most often, but not always, this is related to early childhood trauma or abandonment. Not all people who experience trauma in childhood develop BPD, suggesting that BPD, like most mental disorders, results from a combination of biological, psychological and social factors.

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A Diet That Works? Weight Loss Tips and Tricks For Beginners

Are you finally ready to change your life? Are you tired of looking yourself in the mirror and feeling unhappy with your body image? Finally losing that extra body weight will be a tough process. But on the bright side, if you are new to the whole losing weight process, you are starting on the begging with no disappointments. Gather all of your strength and motivation and accept all the help that you can get. Luckily there are many tricks that you can use during this process that will get you closer to the body of your dream. And we will tell you everything that you need to know!

Why is losing weight an important process?

Maybe you have chosen that best diet plan, but does that plan inform you about the importance of losing weight? Sure by losing weight you will improve your self-confidence, and you will be happier with your body image, but losing weight is more important because of its influence on your general health. By losing weight, you will decrease the risk of many health problems – e.g. hypertension and diabetes. You will also improve your metabolism and decrease the stress that your body has been dealing with in the past period.

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Cancer prevention

To protect yourself from cancer one hundred percent impossible. However, there are several ways to reduce the likelihood of developing some types of cancer. Here are the main rules of prevention of cancer.

Don’t smoke tobacco

Nicotine itself is not carcinogenic substance (this role is played by 70 other smoke constituents), so to quit Smoking using the nicotine patch, inhaler or gum, and medications varenicline and bupropion. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer 10-20 times, it contributes to the development of leukemia, cancer of the oral and nasal cavities, pancreas, liver, stomach, cervix, kidney, colon and bladder. Even if you smoke for a very long time, it is better to drop the risk of developing cancer if not sharply, but reduced.

Chewing tobacco increases the risk of developing cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas.

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6 Common Sense Tips to Avoid Alcoholism

Our society is soaked in alcohol. So many activities are drenched with it. This can make it tough to cut back, and easy to overdo it.

The good news is, you can take several steps to keep your alcohol consumption in check. Try out the following six simple tips – they’ll help you develop healthy habits and avoid falling into the trap of alcoholism.

    • # 1 Don’t Stock It
      Some people always have milk on hand; others keep plenty of OJ stocked in the refrigerator. A case of beer became the staple item in Jeff’s fridge…and that made it all-too-easy to drink throughout the evening. And when friends came over, they brought bottles of wine or whiskey (depending on the friend.) They always told him to keep whatever was left at the end of the night. Afterward, Jeff felt obligated to finish everything off over the next few days. The overall result: Jeff drank a great deal more than was healthy for him.Jeff discovered a simple truth: If it’s not in your house, it’s a lot harder to drink it. He started filling his fridge with other drinks – ones that were much better for him. If friends or relatives brought booze to a get-together, he sent the leftovers home with them or he just poured them out (it’s just as wasteful to drink something you don’t need as it is to throw it away.)

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4 Tips for Battling Neuropathy

It’s an unfortunate reality that chemotherapy and other drugs that fight cancer can often damage peripheral nerves. As a result, chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment. This syndrome can result in feelings of numbness, burning sensation, pain, and tingling in the extremities, as well balance issues, and more.

On top of the other body blows that come with chemotherapy treatment, these after effects can just seem like insult to injury. So the search for treatments and medication that can relieve neuropathy is constant.

As you might imagine, the WhatNext community has a great deal of experience wrestling with the issues of CIPN. And there’s good news: there are many treatments for neuropathy, but each has its own pros and cons. What follows is a very top-line review of the most common treatments for neuropathy.

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Exercise for Ankylosing Spondylitis 4 ways to be active

Exercise may seem unappealing—even dangerous—when you have joint pain and stiffness associated with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). But, that couldn’t be further from the truth. If fact, people who don’t exercise may experience more fatigue and pain because a lack of movement leads to decreased joint motion, stiffness, and muscle weakness. Staying active will not only help you manage the symptoms of AS but also help strengthen your spine for years to come.

Shortly after you are diagnosed with AS, your doctor may recommend you meet with a physical therapist who will craft an exercise program that allows you to strengthen your body without aggravating your joints. Back-strengthening and stretching exercises that help improve your posture, aerobic movements that promote rib joint flexibility, and spine-friendly aquatic activities are all ideal for people with AS.

Optimal Activities to Help Manage Ankylosing Spondylitis
When it comes to exercising with AS, the “no pain, no gain” philosophy is the wrong approach. Low- or no-impact activities, such as yoga, tai chi, swimming, walking, or cycling are best for people with joint pain.

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7 Psychiatrist-Backed Tips To Help You Manage Anxiety

People with anxiety disorders often face a sense of worry or dread and spend hours ruminating over worst case scenarios, which can get in the way of professional goals, personal relationships and a good quality of life. But there are ways to cope.

Here, experts offer their best techniques to work through situations that might drum up anxiety, which may help you or someone you know keep worry or fear at bay:

1. Put your worrisome thoughts on a schedule.

If you are going about your day and notice anxious thoughts, identify the thought stream and then postpone thinking about it until later, Ricks Warren, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, told The Huffington Post. Warren calls this technique “worry postponement” or a “worry scheduling” skill, which can be very effective.

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Sensory Processing Disorder and Summer: Help Your Child with a Temperature Sensitivity

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), formerly known as sensory information dysfunction or SI, can cause a range of issues in daily life. When a child suffers from SPD, sensory information is not processed correctly. Information from the nervous system gets hung up along the way, causing a problem. Everyone can occasionally have trouble interpreting sensory information, but for children with SPD, it is a chronic and serious issue. Heat sensitivity and processing disorders often go hand in hand.

Why Is Summer Hard for Kids With SPD?

SPD has a lot to do with how the body responds to external stimulus. That means that a sensory processing disorder and temperature regulation might be in conflict. Add SPD and heat, and a child might overheat more quickly or take too long to start sweating. Physical discomfort translates almost immediately into emotional distress. To avoid dealing with a sensory meltdown, it is best to take proactive steps to help your child with temperature sensitivity.

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Getting your body in the state of ketosis and maintaining this state can be a struggle for people. My goal in this article is to give you some of the best ways to get into ketosis and maintain it. These ketogenic diet tips that I am about to share are (in most cases) topics that I have written in depth about, but you probably didn’t know that these same topics can skyrocket your ability to maintain a state of ketosis.

If you haven’t read my article on the Ketogenic Diet, go back and read it. I outline what the ketogenic diet is, and then I list all the foods that you can and cannot eat while on the ketogenic diet. Now let’s dive into the 5 ketogenic diet master tips to help you find success with the diet.

1) Use Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a very powerful tool to push your body into a fat burning mode. When I coach people, I will typically have the individual fast for a period of 16 hours and eat all their meals within an 8 hour time frame. The reason intermittent fasting works so well to help you get into and maintain ketosis is because during the fasting interval, your body turns to fat for its energy source. Though it takes your body a few days to want to maintain that fat burning status on a consistent basis, intermittent fasting will consistently push your body in the right direction, that being the ketosis state.

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