People living with mental illness have a very high rate of smoking. A study by The Journal of the American Medical Associationreported that 44.3 percent of all cigarettes in America are consumed by individuals who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. This means that people living with mental illness are about twice as likely to smoke as other persons.
A positive note is that people who live with mental illness had substantial quit-rates, which were almost as high as the group without mental illness.Smoking incresaes suicidal tendencies and affect your psyche too:
Over the years, researchers have found that smokers are [...]
Cruciferous Vegetables Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale—this season’s trendiest greens are also the biggest stomach puffers, thanks to their high fiber content. Enjoy a small serving since they’re so healthy and filling—but stop after that, particularly if you’re trying to fit into a tiny holiday party dress later.Salty Processed Products A handful of chips, a serving of canned soup, cold cuts…if you got it from a bag or a box, it’s [...]
The rectum is the last portion of the large bowel that ends just before the anus. Bleeding from this area can be mild or serious, even life-threatening. The presence of rectal bleeding must be carefully checked because it indicates something is wrong.
Rectal bleeding is frequently noticed as maroon stools, bright red blood on or in the stool, blood on the toilet tissue, or blood staining the toilet bowl water red. Bleeding from further up in the gastrointestinal tract results in black, tarry stools. Depending on the source of bleeding (which may be from any part of the gastrointestinal tract), treatment can range from relief of symptoms to antibiotics, blood [...]
Sometimes being a grown-up is, well, boring. Yes, you should pay your bills, make your deadlines, and clean your apartment, but make sure to leave time to be a little silly and have fun. “Even jumping on your bike for an afternoon ride with friends will make you feel more carefree,” says Gabrielle Bernstein, author of Add More -Ing to Your Life: A Hip Guide to Happiness. Here are some ways to live a better life.Don’t pop your pimples. You can scar your face, and it takes longer for the inflammation to go down. This may not be realistic advice if you look like Rudolph the morning of your big interview, but taking care of them once they [...]
”Healthy mind resides in a Healthy Body” – This quote perfectly reflects the importance of health.
Whatever you eat, reflects on your face and in your working capability. Your digestive system needs to be very strong to avoid daily problems like acidity, indigestion, food poisoning etc.
Here are 10 tips to keep your digestive system healthy forever:1.Eat Diet full of Fibers:
Fiber is one of the most important nutrients for a healthy digestive system. No matter the particular type of diet you have, you should strive to include fiber as a large part of it. Fiber is present in foods such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, and fruits. It helps [...]
You want something that will improve your mood, your performance, your immune and cardiovascular health? A good sleep! But only if you have enough quality sleep.
The sleep expert, Dr. James Mass, asks the question: Do you need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning? Do you switch off the button on the alarm clock twice before getting out of bed? Do you sleep more hours during the weekend? If so, you can already tell among the millions of people who are deprived of sleep chronically.
It has been estimated that in the US adults sleep an average of 6.9 hours a night, including weekdays and weekends. 40% sleep less than seven hours on weekdays and 71% slept less than 8 [...]