Healthy Blog

Your smartphone and your mental health.

Your smartphone and your mental health.

“I spend way too much time on my phone.” This phrase is common in our hyper-connected world. On average, people spend 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on their phones, with most checking their mobile devices 58 times a day. The compulsion to check notifications and feeds often comes from the notion that if we don’t do this, we’re missing out. Unfortunately, this mindset has contributed to increased cases of depression, anxiety, and stress, particularly among millennials. According to studies, social media can leave individuals in negative moods and adversely affect their mental health. Despite the unpleasant consequences, many...

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How to manage work-life balance.

How to manage work-life balance.

The importance of work-life balance is often at the bottom of our priority list of things to improve in our lives. We often get carried away in our daily fast paced routine and forget the key pillars for a balanced and happy life.   1. Prioritize your health. The first thing to do, is to acknowledge that your overall physical, emotional and mental health should be your main concern. Once you're ready to make this your primary goal, you'll be ready to start incorporating a daily action plan.   2. Don't be afraid to unplug. Disconnecting from the outside world allows...

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How to emotionally cope with the pandemic

How to emotionally cope with the pandemic

The last year has been a challenging one for everybody. With the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world, a lot of things have changed and there have been more stresses than ever on our mental health. Multiple lockdowns, not being able to see friends and family, potential job troubles – all of these challenges and more have hit us hard. If you find that you have been struggling during this difficult time, you are not alone – and help is out there. But there are some things you can do to help you cope with the ongoing difficulties that you might...

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How to increase testosterone levels through your diet.

How to increase testosterone levels through your diet.

In the current COVID-19 world, many of us are hyper-aware of our health and looking for ways to improve it. We need to keep our immune systems strong, and maintain healthy and active lifestyles despite the difficulties of lockdown. Our testosterone levels may not immediately spring to mind as an area of concern, but it’s increasingly recognised that having low levels of this hormone can be very damaging for our health in a range of different ways. With all this in mind, let’s take a look at why testosterone is important for our health, and how we can maintain healthy...

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