One in 5 women experience depression during pregnancy, but a study from the University of Michigan found that pregnant women who practiced mindfulness yoga for ten weeks saw significant reduction in depressive symptoms. They also reported a stronger emotional bond to the baby in their womb. Weight gain and stress can negatively impact an unborn baby and yoga is one healthy and relatively easy way to stay positive during pregnancy.
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.
In our fast-paced lives it can be tough to find time to research diet choices, meet with a personal trainer, and even maintain a normal sleep schedule. Luckily, technology is finding ways to help us with clever, easy-to-use apps for smartphones and tablets. Here are some of the most popular health apps that you should know about.