Healthcare Knuggets

Jun 10, 2024

Hey there!

I wanted to share some interesting news with you. A recent study from Imperial College London found that people who go to bed after 1 a.m. are more likely to experience mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, regardless of whether they consider themselves morning larks or night owls. The study also highlighted potential risks associated with consistently staying up late, including an increased risk of heart disease and cognitive decline.

But it’s not all doom and gloom! I also came across a fascinating report about the power of self-compassion. Self-compassionate people recognize when they are suffering and are kind to themselves at these times, which reduces their anxiety and related depression. It’s a learnable skill, and there are various ways to foster self-compassion, such as practicing mindfulness and giving yourself encouragement.

On a more positive note, a new wellness guide from Harvard Medical School called “Self-Care: A Step-by-Step Wellness Plan for Body, Mind, and Spirit” offers practical advice to enhance every part of your life. It’s a holistic approach that helps you build a stronger body, enjoy a sharper, calmer mind, and relish a satisfying spirit. The best part is that you can personalize the plan to meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

And if you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, there’s a new resource called “Overcoming Addiction” that reveals 30 proven strategies for conquering addiction and sustaining recovery. It covers a range of addictions, from alcohol and nicotine to opioids and gambling, and offers targeted treatments and tips for supporting a friend or family member in need.

I hope you find these insights as interesting and helpful as I did. Take care and stay healthy!


Stay Well!