Contributing to air quality

Contributing to air quality

Armony in health Jan 29, 2018 0

Beyond the responsibility that governments and corporations have to air quality, individuals can also make a difference.
Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

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Biting the skin around your nails or repeatedly tapping your foot are common behaviors that can be associated with...
The mental health benefits of telecommuting

The mental health benefits of telecommuting

Armony in health Dec 18, 2017 0

According to psychologist Juan Diego Tobón, the benefits of working from home can be seen from two perspectives: individual...
Contributing to air quality

Contributing to air quality

Armony in health 29 January, 2018 0

Beyond the responsibility that governments and corporations have to air quality, individuals can also make a difference.

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Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

Need to change your habits? Identify the behavior first

Special 20 December, 2017 0

Biting the skin around your nails or repeatedly tapping your foot are common behaviors that can be associated with stress.

Clinical neuropsychologist Lina Marcela Mesa explains how both habits can be analyzed in three ways:

  1. They are learned habits that help people relax when they are stressed and are not signs of obsessive compulsive disorders, as there are no other behaviors that are otherwise indicative of it.
  1. They are part of condition related to excessive motor restlessness, which happens to people that are unable to control their impulses when they are inactive. For example, they do not bite the skin around their nails when they dance or eat, but they do when they watch television, read or are on the computer. In this case, in addition to these behaviors, patients also constantly stand up, lift and lower their legs from their seat or shift around in it.
  1. They are related to anxiety or stress, when people are exposed to pressure in their work or family environment, they may demonstrate these behaviors.

In each case, the neuropsychologist suggests that people seek out professional help to receive the right treatment, which may come in the form of behavioral therapy, where patients are taught to control these habits when they are under stressful situations.

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The mental health benefits of telecommuting

The mental health benefits of telecommuting

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According to psychologist Juan Diego Tobón, the benefits of working from home can be seen from two perspectives: individual and social. 

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The lifelong health effects of healthy relationships

The lifelong health effects of healthy relationships

Couples 4 December, 2017 0

The Harvard Study of Adult Development from Harvard Medical School has shown that leading a happy life improves physical and mental health upon reaching adulthood.

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