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Mental Health

Ways for Women Can Improve Their Mental Health

Good mental health doesn’t necessarily mean being happy all the time. Women with good mental health can experience happiness and sadness, anger, and excitement, all in healthy ways. When you have good habits to improve mental health, it means your mind can perform all its functions appropriately. You can do things such as: Learn new …

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The effects of covid 19 in women’s mental health

COVID-19 positive patients had more elevated levels of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress symptoms as compared with normal controls. Women reported essentially more “Perceived Helplessness” when contrasted with men and controls. As the coronavirus pandemic rapidly sweeps across the world, it is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern in the population at large and among …

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5 Things You Don’t Know About Body Fat

Fat is the ultimate three-letter word, especially the kind that you spend so much time watching your diet and hitting the gym to keep at bay (or at least to keep off your butt). But beyond making you look less-than-svelte, fat can have significant physical and emotional implications. We talked to Shawn Talbott, Ph.D., a …

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Everything You Need to Know About Burning Fat and Building Muscle

What Is Muscle + Types of Muscle Everyone has two different types of muscle: type 1 (slow-twitch) fibers and type 2 (fast-twitch) fibers. “Slow- twitch fibers control endurance. They’re what you use for activities like running long distances and low-impact aerobic workouts like Zumba,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn University …

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The Biggest Mental and Physical Benefits of Working Out

We’ve got some happy news that will rev up your exercise routine: The moment you head out on your run, launch into your spin class, or start your Pilates session, the benefits of working out kick in. “We see changes in the body within seconds,” says Michele Olson, Ph.D., senior clinical professor of exercise physiology …

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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

Limited mobility doesn’t mean you can’t exercise You don’t need to have full mobility to experience the health benefits of exercise. If injury, disability, illness, or weight problems have limited your mobility, there are still plenty of ways you can use exercise to boost your mood, ease depression, relieve stress and anxiety, enhance your self-esteem, …

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Experts Explain Why You Feel Constantly Exhausted

A day probably doesn’t go by when you don’t feel at least a little bit tired at some point, and that’s normal. Nevertheless, if you feel like you’re constantly asking yourself “Why am I always tired?” despite doing your best to get a good night’s sleep, you’re not alone: Between 30 and 40% of adults and teens experience some form of sleepiness …

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Mental Health

Meditation is the practice of thinking deeply or focusing one’s mind for a period of time. While there are many forms of meditation, the ultimate goal is a feeling of relaxation and inner peace, which can improve mental health. And there’s a growing body of research to support that. In a review published in March …

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Role of Stress and Psychosocial Determinants on Women’s Cardiovascular Risk and Disease Development

The notion that cardiovascular disease (CVD) primarily occurs in men is slowly disappearing. More women than men die of CVD every year, and when women survive, the burden and consequences are worse than in men. Markers of stress and other psychosocial factors have been associated with poor outcomes. Multiple studies have demonstrated sex-based differences in …

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