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Heart Health Home Page
(3 days ago) Heart Health. What’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. By taking care of your cardiovascular health, you’ll not only lower your risk for a future heart attack or stroke, but you can also protect your brain and improve how well you think and feel.
Best Exercises for Health and Weight Loss
(8 days ago) For substantial health benefits, though, government guidelines in the U.S., UK, and other countries recommend that you aim for: At least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate-intensity activity per week. That’s 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week, broken down into 10-minute bursts if that’s easier. OR.
Coronavirus Help Home Page
(6 days ago) Coronavirus Help. The global COVID-19 pandemic makes this a deeply distressing time for all of us. Even if you or your loved ones haven’t contracted the virus, your life has likely been turned upside down by its spread. Whatever your circumstances, there are ways to help manage your fear, stress, and anxiety and protect your mental health.
Cooking at Home
(9 days ago) Health benefits: Preparing healthy meals at home can support your immune system and reduce the risk of illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can give you more energy, improve how you sleep at night, and help you better manage health problems.
Choosing Healthy Fats
(5 days ago) Despite the health benefits, nearly all seafood contains traces of pollutants, including the toxic metal mercury. The concentration of pollutants increases in larger fish, so avoid eating shark, swordfish, tilefish, and king mackerel. Most adults can safely eat 12 oz. (two 6 …
Heart-Healthy Diet Tips
(8 days ago) Three keys to a heart-healthy diet. 1. Be smart about fats. If you are concerned about your heart health, rather than avoiding fat in your diet, try replacing unhealthy fats with good fats. Some of the most important improvements you can make to your diet are to: Cut out artificial trans fats.
Blood Pressure and Your Brain
(3 days ago) High blood pressure and common mental health problems can often be attributed, at least in part, to the same unhealthy lifestyle factors, such as overwhelming, stress, poor diet, and a lack of exercise. Changing your lifestyle to address high blood pressure can help to improve your mental health…
The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
(2 days ago) health issue Many of us find it hard enough to motivate ourselves to exercise at the best of times. But when you feel depressed, anxious, stressed or have another mental health problem, it can seem doubly difficult. This is especially true of depression and anxiety, …
Benefits of Mindfulness
(1 days ago) Mindfulness improves physical health. If greater well-being isn’t enough of an incentive, scientists have discovered that mindfulness techniques help improve physical health in a number of ways. Mindfulness can: help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, , improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal
Advance Health Care Directives and Living Wills
(9 days ago) An advance health care directive or AHCD (otherwise known as a living will, personal directive, or medical directive) is a document that instructs others about your medical care should you be unable to make decisions on your own. It only becomes effective under the circumstances delineated in the document, and allows you to do either or both of
Coronavirus Mental Health Toolkit
(3 days ago) Coronavirus Mental Health Toolkit. Help for when you’re feeling trapped, isolated, or anxious to get back to normal life. As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic moves into the shorter days and colder weather of winter, many of us face additional challenges and hardships. Even with the rollout of vaccines, normal life can still seem a long way off
(2 days ago) Skilled health care, which requires more specialized training and expertise, can address your loved one’s medical needs. Out-of-home respite care Whether you’re caring for a child, an adult, or a senior, there are a range of private and non-profit respite programs available depending on your location.
Racism and Mental Health
(5 days ago) Racism and barriers to mental health care. Not only does racism trigger mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, and trauma, it also adds barriers to getting help. For many black people or minorities there’s a great disparity in access to mental health resources. Even if you have access to a doctor or therapist, you may still
Support Groups: Types, Benefits, and What to Expect
(2 days ago) Unlike mutual support groups and 12-step programs, mental health providers lead therapy groups. A professional therapist brings several people together who are living with similar conditions and provides treatment to them as a group. Therapy groups are available for a wide variety of mental health …
Laughter is the Best Medicine
(2 days ago) laughter, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life. Laughter is good for your health Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune
Senior Exercise and Fitness Tips
(5 days ago) Mental health benefits Exercise can also help you to: Improve how well you sleep. Quality sleep is vital for your overall health as you get older. Regular activity can help you fall asleep faster, sleep more deeply, and wake feeling more energetic and refreshed. Boost your mood and self-confidence. Exercise is a huge stress reliever and the
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
(7 days ago) In the past, many mental health professionals found it difficult to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), so they came to the conclusion that there was little to be done. But we now know that BPD is treatable. In fact, the long-term prognosis for BPD is better …
Paranoid Personality Disorder (PPD)
(5 days ago) Paranoid personality disorder (PPD) is a challenging mental health condition defined by mistrust and suspicion so intense that it interferes with thought patterns, behavior, and daily functioning. A person with PPD may feel deeply wary of others, always on guard for signs that someone is trying to threaten, mistreat, or deceive them.
Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health
(3 days ago) mental health or substance abuse problem came first, long-term recovery depends on getting treatment for both disorders by the same treatment provider or team. Depending on your specific issues: Treatment for your mental health problem may include medication, individual or group counseling, self-help measures, lifestyle changes, and peer support.
Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness
(3 days ago) A serious health problem can disrupt all aspects of your life, whether it’s a chronic or life-threatening illness, such as cancer, or a major health event such as a stroke, heart attack, or debilitating injury. Many serious health problems seem to develop unexpectedly, upsetting your life out of the blue.
Pets Home Page
(5 days ago) Pets. Caring for a pet can have a profound impact on your mental and physical health. Domestic animals provide love and companionship, encourage activity, and can help ease stress, anxiety, and depression. They can also bring joy to even the darkest day.
Emotional and Psychological Trauma
(7 days ago) Tip 4: Take care of your health. It’s true: having a healthy body can increase your ability to cope with the stress of trauma. Get plenty of sleep. After a traumatic experience, worry or fear may disturb your sleep patterns. But a lack of quality sleep can exacerbate your trauma symptoms and make it harder to maintain your emotional balance
Sleep Problems During Coronavirus
(8 days ago) [Read: Coronavirus Mental Health Toolkit: Getting Through the COVID Winter] Some of the ways the coronavirus pandemic can impact your sleep include: Increasing stress, anxiety, and worry. You may be worried about your own or your loved ones’ health, stressed about money and the economy, or anxious about what the future holds. Whatever the
(4 days ago) Orthorexia, or orthorexia nervosa, is a damaging obsession with healthy eating and the quality and purity of food in your diet. The term, coined by American physician Steven Bratman, literally means “fixation on righteous eating.”. Although orthorexia is not officially recognized as an …
A Guide to Nursing Homes
(8 days ago) Myths about nursing homes: Myth: If I can’t take care of myself at home, a nursing home is the only option. Fact: Today, there are many options to help older adults stay in their homes, ranging from help with shopping and laundry to caregiving and visiting home health services.If home care options are no longer possible, other options, such as assisted living, may be a better fit if the
Refined Carbs and Sugar: The Diet Saboteurs
(6 days ago) Health organizations such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend that 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. However, the majority of these should be from complex, unrefined carbs rather than refined carbs (including starches such as …
(Just Now) Compulsive use of Internet pornography, sexting, nude-swapping, or adult messaging services can impact negatively on your real-life intimate relationships and overall emotional health. While online pornography and cybersex addictions are types of sexual addiction, the Internet makes it more accessible, relatively anonymous, and very convenient.
Long COVID: Symptoms and Help for COVID Long Haulers
(1 days ago) Similarly, it’s common for long-term health effects such as fatigue, anxiety, and PTSD to follow treatment for any life-threatening illness, especially if it involves hospitalization (in the case of COVID-19, hospitalization coupled with isolation from family and loved ones). [Read: Coping with a Life-Threatening Illness or Serious Health Event]
Meet Our Team
(2 days ago) Meet Our Team. Robert Segal, M.A., CEO, co-founded HelpGuide in 1999 and has been its leader as the organization evolved from a local Santa Monica Rotary Club project into one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. Robert has over 60 years of experience in management and leadership.