Financial Stress (Infographic)

References:1. BlackRock, Inc. BlackRock 6th Annual Global Investor Pulse – The world’s largest study on the relationship between wealth and well-being [Internet]. BlackRock, Inc.; 2019. Available from: https://www.blackrock.com/hk/en/literature/publication/global-investor-pulse-hk-brochure-en-2019.pdf 2. Wiest B. Financial Trauma Is A Reality For One Third Of Millennials, This Expert Explains How To Recover. Forbes [Internet]. 2019 [cited 21 May 2020];. AvailableContinue reading “Financial Stress (Infographic)”

New Research on OCD Treatment

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental illness where an individual has repeated and uncontrollable thoughts (obsessions) and/ or behaviors (compulsions) that they feel required to carry out [1]. Obsessions are recurring, anxiety-inducing thoughts or mental images, such as: fear of germs unwanted taboo thoughts surrounding sex, religion, or harm needing certain things to be inContinue reading “New Research on OCD Treatment”

5 Exercises & Stretches to Incorporate into Your Fitness Routine if You Spend the Majority of Your Day Sitting

Most occupations leave us spending the majority of our day sitting at a desk. Studies have proven that there are many health risks associated with sitting for prolonged periods of time. One analysis, which involved looking at 13 studies on sitting and activity levels, found that those who sat for more than 8 hours aContinue reading “5 Exercises & Stretches to Incorporate into Your Fitness Routine if You Spend the Majority of Your Day Sitting”

Understanding Depression

Brought to you by Naluri, an organization providing professional health & life coaching services, and focused on improving the mental & physical health of individuals through the use of behavioural science, data science, & digital design. Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how we feel, the way we think, andContinue reading “Understanding Depression”

World No Tobacco Day 2020

What Are the Health Consequences Related to Tobacco Use? As most people are aware, smoking can lead to a variety of adverse health conditions, including: Cancer Heart disease Stroke Lung disease Diabetes Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis Those who smoke tobacco are also at an increased risk of obtainingContinue reading “World No Tobacco Day 2020”

Low Mental Health in Children Linked to Lack of Sleep

A study looking at children’s sleep patterns and mental health outcomes was recently conducted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. By following 800 children for several years, periodically measuring their sleep with motion sensors, and then conducting interviews with them to determine how their mental health was affected, researchers were able to concludeContinue reading “Low Mental Health in Children Linked to Lack of Sleep”

Mental Effects of Isolation & COVID-19

Although the outbreak of COVID-19 is relatively recent, research is already being conducted on how the pandemic is mentally affecting society. Loneliness is linked to a variety of health issues, including increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, and suicide, as well as the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease [1]. However, with moreContinue reading “Mental Effects of Isolation & COVID-19”

Tips for the Supermarket: Nutritious Foods & Snacks to Keep in Your Home

With lockdowns and movement restrictions in place, making smart shopping decisions is vital to avoid having to panic buy and make unnecessary, frequent trips to the supermarket. Here are some suggestions of nutritious foods to keep in the house: Fruits & Vegetables Buy a mixture of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables to maximize nutritionalContinue reading “Tips for the Supermarket: Nutritious Foods & Snacks to Keep in Your Home”