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These Mental Habits Help Resilient People Thrive During a Crisis

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The current pandemic is taking an emotional toll on just about everyone. Most of us have been cut off from our workplaces and

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Coping With COVID-19

This blog was in a newsletter shared by Dianne Savastano, BSN, MBA, President of Healthassist.
In previous newsletters, I

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Gut feelings: How food affects your mood

This article was originally posted by Harvard Health Publishing

 

The human microbiome, or gut environment, is a community of different bacteria that has co-evolved with humans to be beneficial to both a person and the bacteria. Researchers agree that a person

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Protecting against cognitive decline

This article was posted on Harvard Health Publishing

While there’s currently no treatment that can prevent or cure dementia, researchers have identified some factors that may help protect you from cognitive decline.

Exercise

Exercise offers an impressive array of health benefits. It helps prevent heart disease and type 2 diabetes; lowers the risk for high blood pressure, colon cancer, and breast cancer; and helps relieve insomnia, anxiety, and depression. In addition, it may help ward off cognitive decline and dementia. Plus, some studies have shown that engaging in a program of regular exercise improved cognitive function in people who already had memory problems. Exercise may be particularly advantageous for people who carry the APOE4 gene variant, which makes people more susceptible to Alzheimer’s.

A Mediterranean-style diet

A Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, and olive oil, and includes moderate amounts of fish, poultry, and dairy products, while limiting red meat. This eating pattern has long been recognized as promoting better cardiovascular health ,lowering the risk of certain cancers, and may protect against cognitive