Every Day Should Be National Dog Day...For Our Health

In my opinion, every day is a day to celebrate these amazing creatures. Not only are they cute, but they can potentially benefit your health in so many ways. For one, dogs are great companions. Reportedly, dog adoptions and sales have dramatically increased since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.

Feeling Down? Smile!

If you have been feeling down and depressed lately, and so many of us are due to the threat of COVID-19, it might not be a bad idea to try to smile more. I know this may feel like an annoying thing to be told to do, but there is actually a study which suggests that the act of smiling can trick your mind into being more positive.  

COVID-19 May Make Addiction and Mental Illness Harder To Overcome, But We Can Still Be Proactive

One might think that if bars and nightclubs are closed, people should be drinking less. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Reports show that many people are really struggling with being isolated and using drugs and alcohol to cope with this isolation and even boredom that can come with this new way of life we are all living.

Depression in Menopause is Common, But You Can Be Proactive

With menopause, which marks the end of fertility for women, I think that along with hot flashes, women may expect other common side effects such as weight gain, sleep disturbances and hair loss. Depression, although common, may come as a shock.

Another Pandemic On Our Hands We Must Be Proactive About? Suicide

What’s particularly concerning right now is that with COVID-19, people appear to be more depressed and anxious than ever. Isolation, job loss, money issues and caring for elderly family members are just a few of the things that so many people are struggling with right now that may lead to very depressive states.

A Lack Of Sleep Is A Big Deal, Especially For Boomers 

A recent study conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence which suggested that in older adults, insomnia may increase the risk of having difficulty overcoming depressive symptoms.

Drinking During Pregnancy May Cause A Depressed Child In Late Adolescence

A recent study found evidence which suggests that pregnant women who drink are at an increased risk of having children who will suffer from depression in late adolescence.

Playing Games May Help Avoid Depression

There has been a good amount of research recently to see what benefit, if any, playing games such as Mahjong, Scrabble and Bingo, or doing crosswords, Sudoku or jigsaw puzzles, could have on boomer mental health. The answer is, “a lot!”

America’s Most Popular Vegetable Oil May Be Bad For Your Brain

A recent study found evidence suggesting that consuming soybean oil may have a negative effect on the brain and influence neurological conditions such as autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety and depression.

If You’re a Smoker, You May Want to Quit For the Sake of Your Mental Health

TV host and actor Jon Stewart started smoking cigarettes when he was just 15-years-old. He is now 57 and allegedly quit smoking back in 2000.

Let’s Remove the Stigma From Discussing Mental Health at Work

I’ve been running a business for three decades now, so employee morale and, more importantly, employee health are things that have always weighed heavily on my mind.

Death of Rising Rap Star Opens Up Discussion Once Again About America’s Opioid Epidemic

The recent death of rapper Jarad Higgins, more commonly known by his rap name as Juice Wrld, is hard to digest in more ways than one. Not only because it’s incredibly tragic (he was just 21), but also because the way he died is very complicated and troubling.

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