January 6th, 2016
Relationships nourish us just as food does, contributing to the foundation of a healthy life:
A recent study found that social relationships can be as important to good health as diet & exercise, with social connections affecting health throughout our lives. Results showed that weak or lacking social relationships could have the same negative effect on health as other risk factors for conditions such as high blood pressure & inflammation.
Read more about the study here.
October 1st, 2015
In the process of changing your drinking habits, or thinking about changing them? Check out reddit’s “stop drinking” subreddit to ask for & receive advice, give & get encouragement, & share stories: /r/stopdrinking/
The /r/stopdrinking support group can be a great addition to your support toolbox <3
September 30th, 2015
The Money Spent Selling Sugar to Americans Is Staggering: Why do we eat what we eat? 3 experts attempt to answer.
“Despite the fact that fruits and vegetables are the only foods that experts encourage us to eat with abandon, all fruits, vegetables, and nuts are considered “specialty crops” by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Less than five percent of land planted with food goes to growing fruits and vegetables. More than 50 percent goes to growing soybeans and corn, to feed animals and refine into sugar.”
Click here to read the full article.
September 29th, 2015
Exercise may represent a safe, economical, & potentially highly effective option in the response to bullying in schools:
“Bullied students were twice as likely to report sadness, and three times as likely to report suicidal ideation or attempt when compared to peers who were not bullied. Exercise on 4 or more days per week was associated with significant reductions in sadness, suicidal ideation, and suicidal attempt in all students. In particular, the data showed a startling 23% reduction in both suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt in bullied students who exercised 4 or more days per week.”
Read the full article by clicking here.