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Daily well-being
When most of us think of mental-boosting activities, we imagine deliberate and strenuous exercise, like a jog, a bike, or a swim, but it could be as simple as  just visiting a variety of different locations is associated with a higher sense of wellbeing in people with depression or anxiety.A study published in 2021 by researchers at the University Psychiatric Clinics in Basel, Switzerland found the more varied locations people visit, the better they feel about their emotional and psychological wellbeing – even if their mental health symptoms are still there.https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-one-simple-aspect-of-daily-life-tied-to-better-wellbeing-study-hints/amp
20 March 2022 by Matt Levy

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Keys to Improving Leaders' Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
It’s a natural to share good news and leave out the bad. Scrolling through social media will be testament to that — a slideshow of new houses, lavish vacations, exciting promotions and fabulous parties. We see this at work, too. Stories abound of new and exciting startups where everything seems to be going swimmingly. But then, surprise, the company goes bankrupt and employees and investors are left scratching their heads, wondering what happened. As leaders, we have to be transparent with team members and investors about the good and bad.https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/416092
26 February 2022 by Matt Levy

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Solutions to Living Small
In today’s world, we are facing a shortage of housing and space. Research shows that these trends have significant implications for people’s personal and collective wellbeing. The level of people’s expectations of how much living space they find adequate is not innate. Instead, they are informed by the space they are used to and the space of those around them. On a societal level, meanwhile, spatial inequality is both a product of, and further compounds, socioeconomic disadvantage.We need to tackle the growing inequality of living space through progressive taxation of housing wealth or by building more social housing,https://theconversation.com/amp/how-tiny-living-spaces-affect-our-wellbeing-individually
4 February 2022 by Matt Levy

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A Sixth Sense to guage our body's internal state
When it comes to well-being we know the  five senses (touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste), but not everyone knows that we have an additional sense called interoception.This additional sense of our body's internal state. It helps us feel and interpret internal signals that regulate vital functions in our body, like hunger. The Interoception is important for our mental health, it contributes to many psychological processes - including decision making, social ability, and emotional wellbeing, thirst, body temperature, and heart rate.https://www.sciencealert.com/what-is-interoception-and-what-does-it-have-to-do-with-our-wellbeing/amp
24 January 2022 by Matt Levy

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Mentoring improves well-being
Humans are hardwired for social connection, and they suffer when they don’t get enough of it. This has been evident during the last year and a half as people were forced to keep human contact to a minimum, resulting in mental health issues including poor life satisfaction, work-related stress, and higher levels of substance abuse,Mentoring offers a range of advantages such as:Fostering of engagement RelationshipsIncrease Workplace InclusionCreate a sense of purpose Mentoring is important for all this reasons and more to make us feel valued and connected!https://www.td.org/atd-blog/how-mentoring-improves-mental-health-and-employee-well-being-in-the-workplace
16 January 2022 by Matt Levy

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Timing is key
A walk after a heavy meal is good to get the body moving.  But research shows it’s best to wait an hour or so before heading for the door. This  is due to our levels of blood glucose which rise after a meal and reach a peak about an hour after eating, explains researcher Dr Evelyn Parr from the Australian Catholic University’s Exercise and Nutrition Research Program.https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/health-and-wellness/a-walk-after-a-big-meal-is-great-for-your-gut-but-timing-matters-20211221-p59j9l.html
3 January 2022 by Matt Levy