Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

Mental Health

Benefits of working out in the nude

We've written before about how spending time naked can improve your body image, and it’s well known that regular exercise also improves self-esteem and how you view your body (among other benefits). So why not combine the two for even better results? Working out in your birthday suit has a Read More...

New study confirms brain benefits of regular socialization

Earlier this year, we discussed how socialization can help prevent cognitive decline. Now, additional research from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has further solidified this correlation with evidence that social interactions can immediately impact cognitive health.  Study leader Read More...

Find joy in your workday again with these four strategies

Most of us have experienced at least one bout of burnout while working through a global pandemic, and when you look into the research surrounding stress and isolation, it’s no surprise that we’re not feeling as fulfilled at work these days. Research has shown that social isolation can Read More...

FDA Approves new brain protective gear for athletes

Brain injuries for athletes in contact sports have been steadily rising since they began to be recorded, and despite increased awareness of the traumatic and potential long-term effects of these injuries, little has been accomplished to reduce their likelihood. A study released by the American Read More...

The Renaming Revolution glossary empowers mothers with language

There is no driving force on Earth more powerful than a mother—none of us would be here without our mothers having carried and birthed us, a beautiful and physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing process. Yet the language associated with pregnancy and labor is often hurtful or critical to the Read More...

Study sheds new light on the effect of screens on kids’ health and wellbeing

These days it can feel like everything we do involves screens. Work, school, and even booking a doctor’s appointment is done online, but many of us, especially those with young children, worry about the effects of extensive screen time on developing brains. A new study from the University of Read More...

New research links REM sleep and dreaming to healthy brain blood flow

Most of our dreaming occurs during REM cycles of our sleep, but there is still some debate in the scientific community surrounding the purpose of dreaming and different sleep cycles. Hoping to shed some light on why we sleep and dream, researchers from the University of Tsukuba decided to look at Read More...

5 Restorative movements to shake off exhaustion

When you’re run-down and struggling with chronic exhaustion, the last thing you’ll feel inclined to do is to get your workout gear on and exert yourself even more—however, experts say that engaging your body in restorative movements may be just what you need to give yourself a revitalizing Read More...

School-based intervention method improves teens’ mental health

There has been a phenomenal explosion of mental health services and communication around the importance of mental health care since the beginning of the global pandemic. There is not an age group on this planet that has not been adversely affected by the experience of quarantines, lockdowns, and Read More...

Spending time with trees boosts children's cognitive development

Trees are nature’s air purifiers—they provide us with oxygen and absorb CO2, which makes them a key component of the global fight against climate change. However, they also have an influence over our individual health, both mentally and physically. A new study published in Nature Read More...