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The holiday season is right around the corner. No matter what you celebrate, one thing is for sure: depression tends to worsen this time of year. In fact, in 2014, 64% of Americans said their mental illness was worse during the holidays, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. So, why does depression get worse during the holidays? Keep reading to learn how the holiday season and depression are linked....

Have you ever heard of the “winter blues?” Chances are you probably have and may have even experienced them yourself. As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, our mood can change. While “winter blues” are common and affects many people, if you experience uncontrollable mood changes and other related symptoms, you may have a more serious disorder called Seasonal Affective Disorder. ...

There are many factors in our everyday lives that can create stress. Did you know stress could be one of the causes of weight gain and other health problems? According to the American Psychological Association, stress in American is increasing, with 44% of Americans reporting increased stress levels from 2005-2010. As we encounter stress, our body and overall wellness will experience the negative side effects. Keep reading to learn how stress affects health....

It's officially fall! We may not have fall weather yet, but that won't stop us from celebrating the season. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, falling leaves and more are right around the corner. With the seasons changing, you might experience some change, too. Whether that's good or bad change, it can lead to stress. Learn how to avoid stress this fall and enjoy the season by reading more....

We know it's hard to believe, but it's still summer. Pumpkin spice may be back, but cooler fall weather has not arrived. That means we still have some sweltering days ahead of us. It can be difficult to stay active and safe in the heat, but getting proper exercise is essential to overall health and wellness. Use these tips and tricks and learn how to stay active in warm weather!...

With school starting back, it is prime time for high stress. Even if you managed to get over the first day jitters, chances are the daily stress of returning to work has you feeling a little out of balance. Work stress is perfectly normal, and teachers are more prone to stress than other professions. However, just because it's normal doesn't mean you should try to manage that stress. Stress relief for teachers is vital, especially if you are prone to stress or have conditions like chronic pain. ...

Back to school season can be stressful. Whether you're a student, parent, teacher, worker or just feeling the weight of summer ending, it can be easy to give in to stress. But, you don't have to let that stress overcome you. Use these tips to help overcome back to school stress and enjoy the season. ...

Do you have one last getaway planned before summer comes to an end? With school and fall right around the corner, now is a great time to getaway for one last break. However, easy-going vacations can turn stressful in the blink of an eye. One minute you are enjoying yourself by the beach or pool and the next minute you have had a bought of vacation stress. If this has happened to you, know you're not alone. ...

It is no coincidence “water” is found in the word watermelon. This thirst-quenching fruit provides you with fluid, vitamins and electrolytes, which help fight off dehydration. Try these tasty ideas to help you stay hydrated this summer with watermelon...