10 Surprising Ways to Enhance Your Mind
Sometimes hitting the gym and eating healthy food isn’t enough to jump-start the road to self-improvement. Techniques to benefit the mind are often overlooked because disciplining the brain is less tangible and requires challenging ourselves in unique ways. Here are some surprising ways to achieve better mental health.
Much has been said about the health benefits of eating a Mediterranean diet – people in that region have lower mortality rates, reduced risk of heart disease, and lower rates of chronic illness. Now researchers have found that those who stick to eating a Mediterranean diet - which consists mostly of olive oil, fish, nuts, vegetables, and red wine, are also less depressed and report a better quality of life.
10 Ways to Escape a Low Mood
When people feel low the main temptation is to let their mood get the upper hand. It doesn't need to be this way but thinking of ways to change the atmosphere and therefore the mood don't always come easily. Here are just a few things you might like to consider:
9 Ways Social Media is Impacting Teens
A Common Sense Media Poll found that half of American teens log onto their favorite social media platform at least once a day, while 22 percent do so at least 10 times a day. Given this, many teens and tweens primarily interact via social media rather than by hanging out face-to-face with friends. While this demonstrates a major shift in youth interaction habits, social media has likely also altered the development of young people. Here are some ways social media is impacting the mental health of teens both positively and negatively.
— Last Modified: 10/12/2012, First Published: 08/09/2012