How Mindfulness can benefit the modern Teenager

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness [is] paying attention on purpose in the present moment and without judgment. Other definitions of mindfulness are about bringing your heart and mind together, and paying attention with an attitude of curiosity, self-compassion, and kindness. Why should teenagers practice Mindfulness? Growing up today is very difficult. Teens are overwhelmed with stress from school and families, from pressures, from expectations. Social media is constantly drawing their attention. [This often leads to stress-related health issues such as] depression, anxiety, health-risk behaviours, school problems, family problems and chronic pain, for example. How can parents encourage the

Sugar, Your Body & Brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paidthree Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical food industry documents that was published the fall of 2016. The report those Harvard scientists published transformed the American diet, causing people to steer clear of fatty foods, which led many to sugar-packed snacks instead. But as a significant body of research now shows, excessive sugar consumption can be devastating for our health. Even though we're now more aware of the risks of too many

9 ways to stop dwelling

It's something we're all familiar with. There's been an argument, an accident, or something else happen that – whilst unpleasant – is over and in the past. Everyone is okay and you should have moved on, yet all you seem able to do is replay it in your head, worrying and fretting about what you could have done differently. "The process of dwelling on past events that can't be changed is called rumination," says Niels Eék, psychologist and co-founder at personal development and mental wellbeing app Remente. "Some people are more likely to experience this than others, especially if they have an anxiety-prone personality." When people ruminate, they overthink or obsess about situations or life e

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