Healthy lifestyles prevent cardiovascular disease and are increasingly recognized in relation to mental health but longitudinal studies are limited. We examined bi-directional associations between mood disorders and healthy lifestyles in a cohort followed for 5 years.
This time of year can be tough. If money’s tight, every advertisement on TV can feel like a reminder of what you can’t have or can’t give. If you’re in recovery, other people’s parties can tempt and test. If you lack close family nearby, a sense of loneliness and isolation can creep into your thinking. Even if you do have family, others’ super-happy social media posts can magnify difficult feelings.
We at Chrysalis Health are extremely passionate about educating clients about the connection between nutrition and emotional health. By now it is well known and accepted that food does have an impact on various chemicals in the gut and brain. By taking good care of your body, you also take good care of your mind.
For nearly a year and a half, news and social media feeds have been filled with election talk, much of it negative, nasty and fierce: Rigged elections, immigrant deportation threats, sexual assault, corruption, foreign hacking. It’s enough to make even the most well-adjusted people feel anxious.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a summary report detailing how the CDC measures mental illness in the U.S., and summary statistics from those measurements. The report notes that according to the World Health Organization, mental illness — that is, any mental disorder — accounts for more disability in developed countries than any other group of illnesses, including cancer and heart disease.