Category: Mental Health

5 Steps to Relax Your Muscles

The realities of today’s world make most people experience stress, consequently, the body’s response to this stress and anxiety is muscle tension which can lead to chronic muscle pain and exhaustion. The solution to the problem of everyday tension — progressive muscle relaxation exercises (PMR). This is a technique of relaxation the muscles used for […]

Food for Brains: How To

Just like any other organ, the brain needs nutrients from food to maintain its functions. We are used to treating food as a thing that determines whether you can get into your jeans. We forget that the brain must be fed in accordance with what benefits it, and that’s just what we are going to […]

Leafy Greens for Better Memory

Although it may sound like reinventing a wheel, greens are beneficial for health. The thing that is new is that they seem to slow down memory decline and make memory sharper. The previously unknown (yet probably suspected) benefit has recently been reported by American scientists. G for Genius You probably know that eating vegetables can […]

Mysterious Brain Waves: What Function Do They Perform?

Our brain is one of the most interesting and one of the less studied things in the world. Desiring to find answers to the question of brain’s work, scientists distinguished special brain waves. So, what function do these waves perform in our brain? Brain is a mysterious structure, and researchers still have a lot of […]

Diabetes Significantly Affects Our Brain

Our brain is a very sensitive organ. It sharply reacts to the slightest changes in glucose that the body receives to replenish energy. And because of that the brain of the people who have diabetes suffers a lot. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that is characterized by a deficiency in the formation of insulin […]

Feeling SAD: What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

It’s normal to experience some “winter blues” in the darker months: many of us feel tired, sleepy, and hungry all the time. However, for some people the problem is very serious – so serious that it is classified as a separate disorder When winter blues gets bad SAD, or seasonal affective disorder, was first identified […]

You are Not Going Crazy – You just Have Brain Fog

These moments happen to us all – a feeling of confusion, inability to concentrate on the task, coming into the room but forgetting what you came there for… If this lasts for days or weeks, though, it is time for a check-up: brain fog can be a serious sign. Symptoms of brain fog Brain fog […]

Stress Hijacks Immune System to Trigger Diseases

Our immune system is designed to guard our body and protect it against bacteria and other threats. However, in some cases it seems to hurt us too. Besides autoimmune diseases, there is a newly-discovered mechanism that explains why those under psychological stress are prone to illnesses. Stress-induced illnesses are common. Many people have experienced a […]

How to Make Winter a Time to Remember

If you are one of those who cannot stand winter because of its cold and darkness, you might want to reevaluate this wonderful season. Really, there is a lot to love about winter! And here is why. Reinventing coldness If we ask a lot of people why they don’t like winter, the most popular answers […]

How to Develop Emotional Intelligence in Your Child?

Emotions are an integral part of our life that influences our state of mind, our feelings and even our health. That is why it is very important to learn how to cope with your emotions from the very childhood. Our life cannot exist without different sorts of stress: disappointment, anxiety, conflicts, etc. Every minute and […]

Being Creative Once a Day Can Make You Happier

Let’s be honest: not all of us are talented (at least when classic art is concerned). While you may not be another Rembrandt, you still can benefit from being creative – even if it’s just drawing weird dinosaurs on napkins in a café. Researchers say, even one creative session per day is capable of making […]

What Can Cause Forgetfulness?

Everybody had such situations when you constantly forget things. You do not understand what the reasons of such memory loss are and finally you think of some disease. But sometimes the reasons of your forgetfulness might lie in other problems. It is always scaring when you forget doing something or telling. You may feel frustrated […]

Four Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

Today life pace is really fast. We try to do as much as possible and to be everywhere on time. It looks as if we live in autopilot mode. We eat and do not feel the taste, we walk and do not see what is going on around, and we sleep and do not feel […]

Is Gaming Addiction a Mental Disease?

Today we cannot imagine living without a computer. We use it to work and to relax. It has become an integral part of our life. But despite the fact that computers make our lives much easier, it may seriously harm our mind. No doubt, personal computer lets us easily find new information and communicate with […]

Sleep to Remember

A recent study shows that old people become so forgetful because their sleep waves are not in sync. How does sleep regulate memory – and are you at risk of hurting yourself by not sleeping enough? Slow and spindle waves A new study suggests that memory problems common in old people may result from a […]

Energy Drinks Hinder Brain Development in Teenagers, and so Does Junk Food

Energy drinks have become extremely popular among adolescents. Some teenagers even consume energy drinks with alcohol, which is a combination that makes these drinks even more dangerous. The issue of increased taurine intake has been raising concerns for quite a long time, but now researchers have revealed that energy drinks hinder the processes of brain […]

The Flynn Effect: is Our IQ Getting Higher?

In our society, the IQ is often seen as a measure of creativity and efficiency, and many doors open before people with a higher IQ. The tests often have to be revised, though, because it turns out that we are getting smarter… or are we? What IQ tests measure Modern IQ tests are based on […]

NASA Scientists Claim Imagination Is Crucial

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Eistein NASA scientists have asked George Land and Beth Jarman to create a test for measuring the creative potential of their specialists. They developed an unusual test studying the creative (divergent) thinking – an ability to suggest multiple solutions to one […]

Insomnia: Causes and Ways to Treat

Counting sheep or taking over-the-counter pills? Neither, say researchers. Dealing with insomnia can be challenging, and using drugs you were not prescribed is not a good idea. What are insomnia risk factors? How can one get rid of the problem and back to quiet sleeping? Let’s try to find it out. Dream crashers: what makes […]

Your Forgetfulness Points at Your Intelligence

Do you forget things more often than other people? You often find yourself in a situation when you cannot remember a right word, a name or some fact? Do not worry! It is not a sign of any disease. It is a sign of your intelligence! When we cannot remember anything we feel awkward and […]