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The average American spends 93% of their life indoors – according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The National Trust, meanwhile, states that children play outside for just four hours a week. This can have serious consequences for your physical health (since America is currently in the midst of an obesity epidemic). Moreover, it can also take its toll on your mental health. Since spending time in nature wields many benefits, including an ability to battle stress, you may…

While stress is quite common, you might be surprised to know that a whopping 40 million people (or 18% of the US population) are affected by an anxiety disorder. However, those who experience stress and anxiety may also experience physical symptoms along with the feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed out, such as digestive issues and even an increased risk of illness–among others that you shouldn’t ignore. Stress has been known to get the best…

Money and work were among the top cited sources of stress, according to a study reported by the American Psychological Association in 2017. Additionally, over 70% of surveyed adults cite that this stress causes both physiological and psychological effects on their body and day to day happiness. Finding effective ways to combat stress is crucial to a happy life. Turn bad days into good days with these stress management techniques for overall mental wellbeing. Avoid Stress Triggers…

Over a lifetime, your brain will hold a quadrillion pieces of information. However, you can only hold up to seven at a time and only for 20 seconds. Fortunately, there are ways to boost your memory, but you need to understand how the brain works. The limbic system, which contains the hippocampus, is essential for retaining and recalling information. It requires a nutritious diet and plenty of exercise to function properly. Keeping it strong will improve your memory…