The “Everything Counts” Mindset for Exercise: How to Reframe Your Perspective on Health

For those of us who have never been very health-focused throughout our lives, it can be very difficult to build a new healthier lifestyle. We often see exercise as a “chore” that needs to be done. We try out new … Continue reading

5 Mental Health Boosters to Combat Winter Sadness

Winter sadness (or “seasonal affective disorder”) is a very common psychological phenomenon where people feel more depressed and unmotivated during winter months of the year. In fact, one recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that … Continue reading

The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

One of the oldest myths in psychology is that our minds are separate from our bodies. Today, however, there is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how our mental health is directly influenced by our brains and biology. A … Continue reading

Body Ownership, Schizophrenia, and the Importance of Exercise

Summary Psychologists use a procedure called “The Rubber Hand Illusion” to challenge an individual’s sense of body ownership. A recently published study showed that schizophrenics – who already exhibit a weak sense of self – experienced the illusion to a … Continue reading