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The “Everything Counts” Mindset to 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 routines and diets because we think they are what we should do to “lose weight,” […]

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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 mental health searches on Google tend to increase during winter months and decrease during summer […]

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The Benefits of Fasting for 24 Hours

Fasting for a short 24 hour period, where you consume nothing but water (and sometimes low calories drinks such as black coffee or green tea), has shown to have several physical and mental health benefits. This is a practice that I’ve been experimenting with for the past few months. I try it just once a […]

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Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable experiences you have. This is the kind of happiness you get from eating a delicious […]

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7 Simple Principles Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important yet underappreciated part of our lives. Without a good night’s sleep we can often suffer different physical and mental issues, such as fatigue, stress, and distracted thinking. Over time, these can build up and contribute to bigger problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Getting your sleep right can make a […]

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