Need a Pandemic Reset? Try This 10-Day Challenge

While some people did develop healthy new habits during pandemic lockdowns, it’s not too late if you spent your pandemic days just getting by. The good news is that the end of the pandemic is probably a more opportune time...

Therapy on Aisle 7: Retailers Are Entering the Mental Health Market

CVS, which merged with the insurance provider Aetna three years ago, aims to reduce overall health costs with its mental health pilot program, Dr. Knecht said. Mental health issues that are not addressed become crises, he added, “so our aspiration...

Walmart, CVS and Other Retailers Enter Mental Health Market

CVS, which merged with the insurance provider Aetna three years ago, aims to reduce overall health costs with its mental health pilot program, Dr. Knecht said. Mental health issues that are not addressed become crises, he added, “so our aspiration...

How Food May Improve Your Mood

The results were striking for a number of reasons. The diet benefited mental health even though the participants did not lose any weight. People also saved money by eating the more nutritious foods, demonstrating that a healthy diet can be...

La pandemia me enseñó a valorar la rutina

Pensaba que la recompensa para mí era la tranquilidad. Lo que no sabía es que también me daba otros pequeños trofeos: si iba al gimnasio cinco días a la semana, había una vocecita en mi cabeza que decía: “Te has...

Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic

What young people find when they go looking for fitness information can be highly problematic. They are likely to come across harmful “thinspiration” and “fitspiration” posts celebrating slim or sculpted bodies, or even sites that encourage eating disordered behavior. Worse,...

The Nervous Person’s Guide to Re-Entering Society

“I have three kids who are not vaccinated,” she said. “It’s really hard because they can’t have friends over for play dates, right? They just can’t. It’s not OK. So here I am doing it — that’s sort of frustrating...

After His Heart Attack, a British Man’s Rules for Living Take Off on LinkedIn

As he sat at his computer on a recent Sunday afternoon preparing for the workweek ahead, Jonathan Frostick, a program manager at an investment bank in London, said he could not breathe. His chest tightened and his ears started to...

The Importance of Routines, Even Interrupted by a Pandemic

I grew up constantly uncertain, thanks to an unstable home life as a child, parents who moved around a lot and, starting at 16, being without a home of my own. The trauma from those experiences began to prey on...

Feeling Blah During the Pandemic? It’s Called Languishing

An early-morning word game catapults me into flow. A late-night Netflix binge sometimes does the trick too — it transports you into a story where you feel attached to the characters and concerned for their welfare. , While finding new...
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