Wellness And Personal Development

Introduction to Wellness

Welcome to our Wellness topic area, which is all about how people can enhance the quality of their lives and avoid serious illness by making simple but sometimes surprisingly difficult changes to their lifestyles. Wellness is a broad topic that includes disease prevention (the taking of steps to avoid getting ill at a future date), stress reduction, and even personal, social and spiritual growth.

Wellness and Personal Development — In The News
Could Loneliness Shorten a Life? Mar 17, 2015

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Loneliness has long been associated with poor mental health, including depression. But a new study suggests social isolation may harm physical health, too, and even hasten death. The findings are based on a review of data from dozens of studies involving more than... Read More


Health Tip: Balance Work and Home Life Mar 16, 2015

(HealthDay News) -- Stress not only affects your performance at work and home, it can also impact your health. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Set your alarm a little earlier each day to have some quiet time. On weekends, take a break from work. Use your days off... Read More


Always Sleepy After the Change to Daylight Saving Time? Mar 8, 2015

SUNDAY, March 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- You lost an hour's sleep overnight Saturday when the clocks moved ahead. But there are a number of things you can do to cope with the switch to daylight saving time, a sleep expert says. "It's well known that a small shift... Read More


Weblog Entries
The Science Of Making Bad Decisions Jan 30, 2017

There’s no denying that we all make bad decisions from time to time.  But why does it seem like certain people make more bad decisions than others? In a... Read More


Dig Deeper: How Does Gardening Boost Mental Health? Sep 14, 2016

It turns out digging in the dirt might be more beneficial than you think. According to a new report, doctors are being urged to prescribe gardening not only for patients... Read More


7 Habits Of Supremely Happy People Sep 2, 2016

Everyone wants to be happy, but for a lot of people, that’s easier said than done. Long-lasting happiness is earned through our habits and happy people know that investing in... Read More