When anxiety takes hold, it can be difficult to find a way to refocus your mind. Yoga has been shown to do amazing things for people living with anxiety, as well as depression.
Hobbies are a great way to shake up your routine and reinvigorate your mind. Even our deepest passions can become mundane when we look to them day-in, day-out. Trying new hobbies this year will give you the opportunity to discover new interests, grow as a person and expand your knowledge. Not sure what you want to try? Leave it to us! Here are four scientifically proven hobbies to make you happier.
A 5000-year-old spiritual practice, yoga has gone wildly popular around the world over the past decade, and for a reason, too. Apart from physical benefits, yoga is a precious tool that can dial up your mental health and cognitive faculties. But how exactly does yoga affect the mind and what gains will you be in for if you make yoga classes a regular on your weekly agenda?
Latest statistics show that one in 10 Americans will have suffered from depression at some point in their life, but the figure of U.S. citizens affected by the condition is much higher since as many as 80% of depression cases go by undiagnosed. In case you’re prone to the blues, be sure to sign up for yoga classes right away: researchers have found yoga combined with conscious breathing can significantly improve mild to severe depression.
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Buying gifts can be difficult regardless of how well you know the person you are buying the gift for. Especially if you choose something that the person doesn’t have any special interest in or passion for.
If you have a friend who is crazy about working out, jogging and anything fitness-related, here are a few ideas that will knock the sports socks off him/her.