The Benefits of Spending Time in Nature
More than ever people are living in cities. In the past few decades, we would rather choose to live in suburbia than big cities. Yet great big cities like New York City do have nature in parks such as Central Park, that provide us with some fresh air, peace, and quiet.
However, if you notice that you are spending too much of your time indoors, you should consider spending more time outdoors. Walking alone has its own benefits for your physical health, especially your heart. Also, the benefits of spending time in nature are especially beneficial for our mental health. The peace and quiet of nature are extremely beneficial for our soul, whether we talk about the anxiety and depression or stress. For those who deal with stressful situations due to the nature of their jobs, it’s a better option to spend a weekend somewhere in nature rather than in your house in front of a TV screen. Also, instead of going to a dinner or a pub, choose a walk with your friends and loved ones. The benefits that nature and fresh air have on your mind and body are worth making that effort to leave your house and go for a hike.
Doctors’ Mental Health at Tipping Point
We rely on doctors’ help to look after our physical and mental health. We rarely think about doctors as patients, as those who need help.
Each psychotherapist should have their own psychotherapist. Dealing with your own issues is a problem for professionals as well. We often think about them as having their lives sorted out, but that’s not the case every time. They need constant support for their own issues and they need extra advice if they are dealing with patients with more complicated issues. Often times, psychotherapists internalize their patients’ issues especially if the issues are difficult or similar to their own previous or current issues.
Furthermore, it’s not hard to understand that being a doctor at an emergency center can take a toll on doctors’ mental health. Also, if somebody’s life depends on you, it can be extremely difficult to accept a failure or to deal with the stress of a complicated operation. It’s not only difficult situations on the operation table that can bring stress to a doctor. Something emotional such as a sick child can have a great impact on a pediatrician or family doctor. Doctors deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis and they have a profession where they see people die, where their expertise is crucial for someone’s recovery. All those things can become extremely difficult to handle especially for someone who is relatively new to the profession.
Doctors as anyone else (or sometimes, more than anyone else) should take care of their mental health and learn when and how to seek help.
Regular exercise can help boost your mood, fight depression, anxiety and extend your life. Once you start exercising regularly, you come to understand that it really feels good to be fit.
Fitness apps can be really helpful to everyone especially when you are trying to stay motivated to lose weight or live healthily. Most of these apps include monitoring of your health, diet, lifestyle habits and awesome workouts that you can do from the comfort of your own home.
If you don’t have your exercise routine, it’s sometimes hard to go from work straight to the gym. The motivation is probably the main reason why 75% of Americans don’t exercise enough. Here is where apps can help you to easily motivate yourself to start exercising and to stay motivated by feeling good each time after a good workout.
We are not here to promote any particular app and you should keep in mind that you probably won’t find the perfect app. Experimenting with a few free apps could be a good start. You can find a bunch of free apps that can help you get better at running, by tracking your steps, apps that can help you build strength, apps that can help you stretch your muscles or even recover from an injury.
The most important part when it comes to exercising and living healthy is staying motivated which will get easier with time. All you need to do to start is download a good, free fitness app.