By: Nicholas Commisso Physical Exercise (PE) is commonly associated with physical and aesthetic fitness. People who regularly partake in PE typically appear more fit, carry more lean muscle tissue, have greater cardiovascular health and are more likely to excel in athletics. However, there is so much more to fitness than this! Arguably more relevant and vital to today’s climate, PE can drastically improve the quality of a person’s mental health. Continue reading to understand some of the reasons that an active lifestyle can improve [...]
With the use of social media growing, so is our dependency on it. In Canada, 84.9% of internet users visit social media sites, spending hours online which can lead to negative metal health impacts. So how can we fight this?
How many of you have heard sentiments like these? “I can’t bring myself to get to school”, “I’m staying home”, “I can’t get out of bed”, “My anxiety is really high.” These are all common remarks that I, as a clinician, hear in child and adolescent mental health settings. Typically, students who refuse to attend school due to anxiety are not a rebellious group of individuals intent on boycotting their responsibilities. Rather, for these students, the process of leaving home and going to school [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has led health experts across the world to credit a second pandemic known as coronasomnia. Coronasomnia has been labelled as the insomnia individuals are experiencing because of the pandemic and higher levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Since several lockdowns have occurred in Ontario, there has been a growing concern regarding lack of sleep. COVID-19 has created an environment in which disrupted routines and constant uncertainty have led to people reporting a lack of sleep. Studies have suggested mothers, essential workers, [...]
Sleep is a time for rest and recovery. It provides us with enough energy to engage in our daily occupations, and promotes physical and mental well-being. Sleep is especially important for children and teens.
Self regulation is our ability to manage our thoughts, feelings, and emotions in order to complete important activities. It involves how we respond and adapt to things that are stressful in our social, physical, or bodily environment. Everybody can have moments where we feel intense emotions or want to react right away.