Physical Health

It's Not All In Our Head: Physical Symptoms Of Depression

Naomi Barrow | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Naomi Barrow

Depression may impact other parts of our bodies, too - including our blood glucose levels, bone density, menstrual cycle, sex drive, and sleep. Additionally, any medication we take for depression can also have physical side effects.

Good News For Mental Health In Theresa May's Speech, But We're Still A Long Way From Parity

Dr Jessamy Hibberd | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Jessamy Hibberd

Ever so slowly, but ever so surely, Mental health is becoming something that we can discuss with increased openness and without stigma. Yet sadly, for it truly to be considered on a par with physical health, there's still a long way to go.

What Will Mindfulness Do For Me?

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

Mindfulness is giving attention to the experiences happening now, internal bodily sensations and external every day experiences. Rather than always being caught up in a web or thoughts or rushing from one activity to the next, we start to experience pauses and gaps to allow for insight.

Why I'll Be Wilder in June

Tiffany Francis | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tiffany Francis

I've always been drawn to wildness. My infant days were filled with bluebell walks and mangled badger bones kept in jars, while rainy evenings found my little heart caught in the perils of Farthing Wood videos.

The Mental Illness Stamp: How It Prevents Us From Receiving the Correct Care

Laura Whitehurst | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Whitehurst

The sooner we all start banishing the stigma around mental health, the sooner we can teach the world about it. The sooner we teach the world about it, the sooner it will be treated in an equal manner to physical health.

How Society Is Inspiring People to Transform and Change Physically

Patricia Evans | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Patricia Evans

Physical transformations are nothing new. Over the years, you have probably observed that people in your life have undergone anything from subtle to dramatic changes in appearance. Even you may have tried to change something about your looks.

Do Your Words Reveal That You're Stressed

Susan Leigh | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

When we're feeling stressed we may say 'I can't see straight' because our decisions and choices have become overwhelming and hazy. We may experience blurred vision, spots before the eyes, headaches. This can cause fear and reactive behaviour, panicked choices, poor decision-making in a desperate bid to deal with things quickly.

Why You Should Listen to Your Gut

Maria Senise | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

We've all heard it time and time again: Listen to your gut. What the hell does that mean? And why are we supposed to listen to our gut of all things? I think of my gut as where my poop comes out; why am I supposed to follow that part of my body?

Drunkorexia-Yes It's an Actual Thing

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Carrie Armstrong

It's a newly termed eating disorder utilised by students who don't eat so they can 'save' themselves for alcohol. But drinking and starving a body at the same time skips all of the years of alcohol abuse and plunges a body straight into end-stage alcoholism.

Why Lying Can Lead To Sore Throats And Headaches

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Lying less can significantly improve your mental and physical health – and even stave off sore throats and headaches, a recent study has suggested. ...

Dying 20 Years Too Soon

Mark Davies | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Davies

People with mental illness die 20 years younger than average, often from preventable physical conditions - but it doesn't have be that way.

How To Stop Negativity Damaging Your Health

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 15.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Harbouring grudges and feeling bitter will not only affect your mood, it can make you physically ill too, according to a new study. The research fo...