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Happy National Dog Day! Did you know that dogs can play an important part in your emotional well-being? Studies show that dogs reduce stress, anxiety and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and improve your all-around health. Depression is a widespread issue in the U.S. READ MORE >>

According to social workers Leigh Wolfsthal and Kevin Barry Heaney of The Safe Foundation, it’s important to keep children informed about parents’ health issues and use language they understand. “Keeping secrets from children about what’s going on with a family member is not helpful because their uncertainty can turn into anxiety. READ MORE >>

Self-care is a major catchphrase for 2019, but there’s a reaction that taking time for your mental health is too expensive for the average person. While yes, massages and retail therapy require a good amount of cash, there are plenty of totally free ways to reduce stress.   READ MORE >>

Are you addicted to social media? Do you find yourself checking every couple minutes to see how many "likes" your post got?  Do you think social media can have a negative effect on your mental health? According to social media expert Bailey Parnell, our growing and unchecked obsession with social media has unintended long-term consequences on our mental health. READ MORE >>

Did you ever stop to think those happy hours were actually making you less happy? Easing off alcohol—for even just one month—has been found to make influential changes in people’s health. Not only can you make serious progress toward increasing your chances of losing weig... READ MORE >>

It is well known that eating lots of fruit and vegetables is good for your physical health, but latest research suggests that it might be good for your mental health too.   A study from Australia in 2016 found improvements in psychological well-being after increases in fruit and vegetable consumption. READ MORE >>

  Sure, abs are great, but there's a much better indicator of a healthy person than their physique: mental wellness. Emotional health has nothing to do with a person's workout routine and everything to do with how you treat others and how you treat yourself. READ MORE >>

Is 8 hours really necessary? Most likely it is. "Researchers amazingly still don't know how much sleep is enough," says Baron. "But studies consistently show that less than five hours per night is associated with negative health effects, and it looks like six to eight hours is associated with the best outcomes. READ MORE >>

As some of you may know, May is mental health awareness month. This month isn’t to remind those who are living with mental illness to be aware of something they live with every day. instead this month is to bring awareness to everyone else. Let’s end the ignorance of accepting only physical illnesses as worthy of sympathy and understanding. READ MORE >>

Spending quality time with a dog, cat or other animal can have a positive impact on your mood and your health. Pets can be calming stress-fighters. "We found that pet owners, on average, were better off than non-owners, especially when they have a higher-quality relationship with their pets," says pet researcher Allen R. READ MORE >>

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