How Exercise May Help Us Flourish

Then, Dr. Yemiscigil and Dr. Vlaev drew records for 14,159 of the participants. To enlarge and enrich their sample, they also gathered comparable data for another 4,041 men and women enrolled in a different study that asked similar questions about...

After a Traumatizing Year, Black People Turn to Therapy

Dr. Lewis said some Black people were experiencing a form of “shared trauma” as a result of the news media’s coverage of the George Floyd case and other high-profile police shootings, sometimes resulting in increased anxiety or nervousness.“We’re being inundated...

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...

The Other Side of Languishing Is Flourishing. Here’s How to Get There.

To make it easy, Dr. Grant recommends starting off with a daily “five-minute favor,” like introducing two people who could benefit from knowing each other, or sending an article or podcast link to a friend, saying you were thinking of...

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 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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