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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Resources

Book Learned Hopefulness - The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression - Amazon

Academic Dan Tomasulo - Psychologist, Professor, Speaker, Author on Positive Psychology

Book Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better - A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain. - Amazon

Product Muse 2 - Meditation device that provides real-time feedback on your brain activity.

Company Muse - Device that translates mental activity into the sounds of weather.

Information Five steps to mental wellbeing - Connect. Be active. Keep learning. Give to others. Be mindful

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