Tag: Mental Health

5 Types of Holiday Blues And Ways To Help

Thank you, Dr. Sanam Hafeez, for sharing these tips with my readers.   With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of it all. While we may be cooking, shopping, enjoying holiday events there are others, many of whom are in our very own circles, having a tougher time.

6 Tips to Help Keep Anxiety Levels Away

Since the school year started our family has been having discussions regarding anxiety and how it hurts mentally and physically.  It’s paralyzing!  You feel sick to your stomach and just want to run or, in a lot of cases, can’t move.  Sometimes it springs out of nowhere, with no rational explanation or, a much larger

5 Ways to Avoid The Winter Blues

As we prepare to switch the clocks and “fall back” this November 5, many of us may give up more than an hour of daylight. We may be giving up our good mood. Many people mark the clock change as the start of more darkness, cold weather and anxiety over holiday schedules and holiday shopping and travel. Dr. Saman Hafeez,

Totally Stressed Out? The Risks To Your Body

  You’re trying to get the kids off to school, you can’t find your cell phone, and you’re sitting in traffic.  Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight”

Treating Depression And Obesity Together

Treating depression and obesity together is at the heart of a new health program with global ramifications. The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide, Australia will trial a world-first group intervention that draws upon several established approaches to boost patient health and wellbeing in the coming months. The program, developed in

7 Ways to Deal With Work-Related Anxiety

Whether you work from home or go to an office daily, you are always working for someone else. Your services, talents, skills and knowledge are being exchanged for money and that means meeting expectations. It also means dealing with daily triggers that create frustration. According to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical neuropsychologist, these triggers

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

    A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty

7 Ways To Be More Optimistic

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky, feeling sluggish thanks to a one-hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone.

Easy and Efficient Ways To Get Fit

You can make excuses all you like but honestly, there’s no denying it, when you exercise – get the blood flowing and your heart pumping – your mood lifts and your day feels better. I put off exercise for about 3 months, and my mood really took a hit. I’ve stayed committed for 5 months