Reasons Why Alone Time Is So Important

How Important Is Alone Time for Mental Health?   People tend to be social creatures, and research has shown that social connections are vital for both emotional and physical well-being. However, alone time also plays a pivotal role in mental health. Being around other people comes with rewards, but it also creates stress. You worry about[…]

Steps to Take If You’re Worried about Your Finances

If you’re concerned about your finances, know that you’re not alone. In fact, some research suggests that financial stress is at an all-time high in the US. Luckily, there are some tried-and-tested ways to begin to feel in control of your money again.   Be honest with yourself.The gap between where you are and where[…]

Insulin and Insulin Resistance

Insulin is an important hormone that controls many bodily processes.  However, problems with this hormone are at the heart of many modern health conditions.  Insulin resistance, in which your cells stop responding to insulin, is incredibly common. In fact, over 32.2% of the U.S. population may have this condition.  Depending on the diagnostic criteria, this[…]

The Difference Between Mental Strength and Mental Health

Mental strength and mental health are sometimes used interchangeably but they’re not the same thing. Many dictionaries define mental health as being “the absence of mental illness.” But not having depression, anxiety, or another illness doesn’t mean you’re mentally strong.   In fact, you might still be mentally strong even if you’re dealing with a mental[…]

Watch your back: The right way to lift objects

From boxes of paper near the printer to large packages in the mailroom, office settings contain a number of objects – some quite heavy – that require manual lifting. Are you following safe lifting practices?   It’s important to know how to lift the right way. According to the 2017 edition of Injury Facts, a National[…]