Mental Illness Awareness Week

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Although mental health problems are gaining steadier awareness every year, they are often neglected. A majority of mental illnesses are invisible and because we cannot see anything physically broken we can more easily ignore the problem. Millions of people worldwide struggle with mental illness yet it continues to be stigmatized in the workplace and glamorized in the media.

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Women: Check Out These 5 Ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Women are seldom urged to care for their mental health with the same emphasis that is given to good physical health. That’s why it’s up to you to see the connection between mind and body. When you feel good mentally, you can’t help but feel good physically and vice versa.

Rather than neglect one area of your health in favor of another, why not focus on ways to boost your mental health, too? The following suggestions strengthen your mind, provide relief from stress, and put you first.

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Mental Wellness: Tips for Dealing with Stress

When you think about improving your health, it’s natural to consider eating a nutritious diet and exercising regularly.

However, mental wellness is also an important component of being healthy. Achieving mental wellness typically translates to controlling stress, which can be difficult to do!

The good news is that there are several excellent methods that you can try to achieve mental wellness.

Since April is Stress Awareness Month, we are sharing some tips for relieving stress.

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Take Holiday Stress Seriously & Fight it With These Tips!

Neverending shopping lists. Wrapping. Cookie baking. Cleaning houses for guests. Sending out the cards. Pulling out the tree.

Somehow, around the holidays, chores compile and overwhelm, dimming the merriest of spirits.

Holiday stress shouldn’t be taken lightly, as your mental health can take a serious toll around this time of year. Here are our tips for keeping holiday stress in check!

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Give Thanks For Your Health

Around Thanksgiving, people take time to show appreciation for individuals who have touched their lives in some way. From close family members and friends to old teachers and civic leaders, people share their gratitude through words and gestures.

One thing people often forget to give thanks for in this time, though, is their own health. While your health may not be such an obvious thing to give thanks for this holiday, it is an ever-present, vital part of your life, and you should make sure you pay attention to your wellness not only this season, but throughout the year.

Today, we’re sharing the key ways to give thanks for your health.

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Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease may not receive the attention that other illnesses do, but it’s an affliction faced by almost 5.2 million Americans every year, and the number is only expected to rise as baby boomers grow older. Experts estimate that the number of adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s may triple by 2050 unless more effective medical treatments, cures, or preventative measures are discovered.

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is sharing all about Alzheimer’s — including how you can lower your chances of developing the disease.

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The Importance of Physical Fitness for Adults 65+

May is an important month for senior citizens’ health. There are many awareness designations celebrated this month that apply to seniors, including:

  • Older Americans Month
  • Senior Citizens Month
  • Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Osteoporosis Prevention Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month

In honor of all of these special designations, we’re sharing why it’s important that adults 65+ stay active.

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Spring Cleaning: It’s For Your Body, Too

Although winter weather is stubbornly holding on, spring is just around the corner. Along with the fun that spring brings, there also come seasonal responsibilities, such as spring cleaning.

People typically think of spring cleaning taking place in the home. Just as it’s important to stay current with the upkeep of your house, it’s also key to keep your body in tip-top shape.

What does spring cleaning for your body entail? Here’s how we suggest you approach it.

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Healthy Tips for a New You in the New Year

With 2013 behind us, chances are you’ve made a number of new year’s resolutions — and more likely than not, a few of them involve your personal health in some way. From sticking to a healthy diet and increasing exercise to reducing your stress and sleeping more, there are so many health-related goals you should want to achieve — and just as many healthy tips to help you do so!

At ARCpoint Labs, we are committed to your personal wellness, so we have compiled some easy-to-implement healthy tips to help you turn your 2014 resolutions into long-lasting habits.

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