Posted on August 18, 2015 by Webtypo
This August 17, 2015 WESA Pittsburgh NPR segment talks about studies being done to see if there is a way to utilize video game technology to help with treating mental health issues such as ADHD or Depression. The idea of using games to treat mental health disorders could be a reality … it just seems that it may take some time for policies and approval rates to catch up to the technology.
Filed under: ADHD, Depression, Exercise, Gaming, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Misc., Physical Health, Research, Technology, Therapy, Treatment and Support, Video Games, Whole health | Tagged: game, game treatment, gamer, gamers, Games, games for mental health treatment, gaming, gaming research\, gaming studies, mental, mental disorder, mental game treatment, Mental Health, mental health game treatment, mental health gaming, mental health treatment, Mental Illness, mentally ill, Research, studies, study on the use of video games to treat mental illness, treat mental illness, Video, video game treatment, video games | Comments Off on “‘Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'”
Posted on July 21, 2015 by Webtypo
This July 20, 2015 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about how being a couch potato as a young adult can contribute to an increased risk of developing things like Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders as we age.
Filed under: Elderly, Exercise, Men's Issues, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Physical Health, Research, Senior Citizens, The Brain, Transition Age, Whole health, Women's Issues | Tagged: Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's disease, physical exercise, Sedentary lifestyle, Television | Comments Off on “Too Much TV, Too Little Exercise When Young May Hasten Mental Decline Later”
Posted on March 2, 2015 by Webtypo
This March 2, 2015 USA Today: High School Sports article talks about changes to policies on helping high school athletes with mental health issues get help if they need it.
Filed under: Advocacy and Awareness, Anti-stigma, Exercise, Exercise, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Pediatric Issues, Physical Health, Stress, Teen Issues, teen mental health awareness, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: Amateur sports, athletes, athletic guidelines, high school, high school athlete mental health, Mental Health, mental health guidlines for high school athletes, Mental Illness, teen athletes, teen mental health, teen mental illness, teens, young adult | Comments Off on “New guidelines established for young athletes who face mental health issues”
Posted on December 24, 2014 by Webtypo
This December 23, 2014 MNT article offers not only suggestions for things we can work on in the coming year, but also explains why these suggestions could benefit us and those around us. Suggestions range from improving mental health/wellness to eating healthy and exercising more, but also includes things like working either a paid or volunteer job or taking up a new hobby. I would even suggest dusting off an old hobby you enjoyed in the past. The common thread that I noticed that tied a lot of the suggestions offered together was setting and achieving goals, in addition to the potential for overall mental and physical health benefits to the person actively participating in whatever activity is chosen to work on.
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Filed under: Exercise, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Personal Medicine, Physical Health, Stress, Treatment and Support, Whole health | Tagged: active, activity, behavioral Health, food, Health, mental and physical well-being, Mental Health, mental well-being, mental wellness, physical exercise, Physical fitness, physical well-being, wellness | Comments Off on “How can you improve your mental health and well-being in 2015?”
Posted on December 19, 2014 by Webtypo
This July 29, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about fitness trackers and offers some comparisons between the UP24 and the Fitbit Flex.
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Posted on November 28, 2014 by Webtypo
This November 28, 2014 article found on the Philly.com website talks about the need to stretch or move around throughout the day and points out it can benefit your mental health as much as it does your physical health.
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Posted on October 29, 2014 by Webtypo
This October 28, 2014 BBC News article talks about the question of whether or not household chores can be counted as exercise or not. The answer was interesting to see how different chores stacked up to traditional forms of exercise.
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