Physical activity boosts your happiness

Research shows a positive link between physical activity and happiness, with even small amounts of physical exercise being linked to increases in happiness. It is important to note that when we talk about exercise, this does not necessarily mean running for miles or hitting the gym. Research studies have shown that regular physical activity boosts…

A happy gut = a happy mind!

The gut microbiome refers to all the microorganisms that live in the gut. Humans have between 300 – 500 different species of bacteria in their digestive tracts, both healthy and unhealthy (Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology). At the beginning of life, bacteria are passed from the mother to the baby and thereafter, bacteria are picked…

Trauma-induced mood states

‘Trauma’ describes an experience of significant distress and is often thought of to involve a form of violence to the self or witness done to others. It does not have to be limited to violence and may involve an experience of distress such as deprivation in childhood or a life stressor such as forced migration….

Yoga and its positive effects on mood!

It’s a well-accepted fact that exercise improves your mood and your general sense of wellbeing. Not to mention the state of your physical body. So how do you choose what type of exercise to engage in, when you do? And why is the world going gaga over Yoga in particular? Derived from the Sanskrit word…

Your diet definitely affects your mood!

The food you eat not only affects how your body works but also affects your mind. Food generates energy that sustains you and helps you to exist. Food provides you with essential minerals, vitamins, and nutrients that build your immune system, and water, fat, and protein that fuels your body and your mind. It is…