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Holiday Stress

10 Holiday Stress Coping Strategies

By Len Kravitz, PhD / December 7, 2021

With the holidays often come new stressors. Family get-togethers, shopping, decorating, gift buying and wrapping, cooking and baking, and attending special activities can place extra demands on clients and lead to stress.

Here are 10 holiday stress coping strategies from the Mayo Clinic:

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Sports and mental health challenges

Sports and Mental Health Challenges

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / December 6, 2021

A statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine notes key challenges related to sports and mental health.

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Running Program Design

Running Programs for Clients

By Judy Minich / October 18, 2021

Having a running program offers advantages for both you and your clients. And the very idea of running is gaining steam. A RunRepeat.com report recently showed that 28.76% of current runners began running during the pandemic. More than 7o% of these new runners run primarily to improve physical health. That’s up 18.03% from runners who began running before the pandemic.

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Two men running together smiling to show link between exercise and mental health

Exercise and Mental Health During the Pandemic

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / September 7, 2021

An online survey of people during the pandemic shows a relationship between declining exercise and mental health outcomes.

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Vegetables containing antioxidants for depression

Antioxidants for Depression

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 3, 2021

Perhaps a way to “color yourself happy” lies in the not-yet-trendy high polyphenol diet that contain antioxidants for depression symptoms.

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Mental health habits

Three Pillars of Mental Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / May 10, 2021

Recent research findings identify these three healthy behaviors as predictive of good mental health and well-being among young adults.

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Exercise and depression

Poor Fitness Levels Linked With Depression and Anxiety

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

Keep promoting the mental health benefits of physical activity, as researchers find a link between exercise and depression.

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Man performing exercise for seniors

Group Exercise May Help Older Adults Combat Loneliness

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

Group exercise not only boosts physical health but, for older adults, may also support mental well-being by reducing feelings of aloneness.

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Running and mental health

Running and Mental Health

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

“Running has important positive implications for mental health, particularly depression and anxiety disorders,” note authors of a comprehensive study.

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Mental wellness industry

The $121 Billion Mental Wellness Economy

By Shirley Archer-Eichenberger, JD, MA / January 25, 2021

Mental wellness is emerging as a new industry based on consumer spending in four major markets, according to the Global Wellness Institute.

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