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Mental Wellbeing

Mental well-being is all about mind over the body. Although the touted psychic ability of telekinesis (mind over matter) has never been demonstrated, the physical health affects of healthy mind is beyond dispute. For one, the placebo affect is well documented, and shows that the body can react differently entirely based on one’s beliefs. Other studies have found that people with a positive outlook in life have lower blood pressure resulting longer lives and a third less cardiovascular health problems – amazing!

So what you can you do help yourself? Here’s a few things that have been found to increase lifespan and healthspan:

  • have a purpose in life
  • meditate
  • reduce your exposure to stressful situations
  • keep your brain active – this builds up a cognitive reserve in case you suffer from dementia later in life
  • build and maintain social relationships

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Mental Wellbeing News

Getting angry can mess with blood vessels and raise risk of heart problems

New Scientist - 01-May-2024

Research highlights the importance of managing anger and stress for heart health

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Online conversations significantly boost brain health in older adults

Neuroscience News - 28-Apr-2024

Regular video conversations can reduce loneliness and boost emotional well-being

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Positive touch improves health and wellbeing with greater frequency

Sky News - 10-Apr-2024

Researchers find consistent health benefits from positive physical contact

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Loneliness and social isolation linked to faster aging and higher death risk

Mayo Clinic - 20-Mar-2024

New study finds social connections affect overall physical health and longevity

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Mental Wellbeing Resources

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I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Amazon

Book about overcoming the secret legacy of male depression written by Terry Real

Learned Hopefulness

Amazon

The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression written by Dan Tomasulo

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Connect. Be active. Keep learning. Give to others. Be mindful

Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better

Amazon

A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain written by Wendy Suzuki

The Buddha Pill

Amazon

Psychologists reveal benefits and limitations of yoga and meditation for improving lives, written by Miguel Farias

Dan Tomasulo

Psychologist, Professor, Speaker, Author on Positive Psychology, Academic Director at Teachers College, Columbia University

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