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We all worry about our health from time-to-time. We see somebody on television with a serious health condition and suddenly worry whether we have the same condition. Worrying about our health can sometimes be useful. It can push us to make positive lifestyle changes; such as exercising more frequently or eating healthier food. For some…

Most of us worry about things from time-to-time; such as finances, relationships, and work. When we worry, we might also notice some physical changes in our bodies. We sweat more than usual, our mouths become dry and our heart begins to race. This kind of anxiety is a normal response to many things that happen…

Most of us know that a poor diet is bad for our physical health. What is less well known is the negative impact that a poor diet a can have on our mental health. The brain is an organ, just like the heart, lungs, or liver. And like these other organs, the brain needs the…

Lots of things can make us stressed. Relationship problems, health issues and financial difficulties, to name a few. But the largest cause of stress in our lives is work. In fact, more than half of employees report that they feel stress in the work place. Stress can manifest in a variety of different ways. You…

It is well recognised that exercise has a wide range of benefits for our physical health . In fact, some experts have even gone as far as saying that “if exercise was a pill, everybody would be taking it”. But what is less well recognised is the positive impact that exercise can have on our…

It’s the beginning of another New Year. For many people, this is a time for New Year’s Resolutions. You may be planning to get fitter, spend more time with friends, or learn a new hobby. But sticking to these plans is easier said than done, so what can we do to improve our chances? Goal-setting…

The first semester has just begun at universities around the U.K, and that means thousands of young students will be moving away from home to begin their university studies. University life can be exciting, enriching, and full of opportunities, but it can also be difficult and stressful. Whilst at university, it can often feel like…

Panic attacks can be frightening, upsetting, and disabling experiences. Roughly 1 in 4 people will experience a panic attack at some point in their lifetime (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1958997/). For many of these people, panic attacks are a regular occurrence, interfering in most aspects of their lives. But there is treatment available that can help with panic attacks;…

Summer has arrived and for many, that means taking a well-deserved holiday in a foreign country. For lots of people, thinking about their summer holiday fills them with excitement, and they cannot wait to get away. But for those people who have a phobia of flying, the prospect of getting on a plane can fill…

Mindfulness has surged in popularity over the last decade, with it being practiced in schools, hospitals, prisons and businesses. Not to mention the boom in books, apps, articles and videos, designed to help people incorporate mindfulness in their day-to-day lives. Many claim that practicing mindfulness is beneficial for our mental health, but is this true?…

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