Pathogenesis or Salutogenesis?

Health is beyond the absence of disease or infirmity. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. It’s a basic human right, essential for a long and happy life, and something we should all strive for. Traditionally in medicine and health studies, pathogenesis works retrospectively from disease to determine how individuals can…

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The differentiation between stress & anxiety

Whether it is in sport, studies, work or recreation, stress is a common experience throughout our human life and not everybody experiences stress the same way. This is what makes stress highly subjective. Imagine six people riding a rollercoaster, some may appear very anxious and fearful while others might be in pure euphoria and excitement.…

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Book Review: The Upside of Stress

The first time I heard of Kelly McGonigal was her TedTalk on how to make stress your friend published in 2013 and then around September of last year, I was recommended her 2015 publication, the Upside of Stress. Where McGonigal reveals an important truth based on science: True excellence is only achieved under great adversity.…

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Feeling overwhelmed? Try this.

Step 1: Get everything out of your head and onto paper by listing out everything you are worrying about. Step 2: Look at your list and place a star next to anything that is within your control. To help guide you with where you have power or responsibilty, check out this article. Step 3: Look…

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Change your Life with these 5 Questions

Clarify your thinking and ask yourself these questions. Who do you spend time with? The people you surround yourself with, or the individuals you choose to spend time with will influence who you become more than any other factor. The people around you will dictate what you do and what you do dictates who you…

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The Drive to Study

When life is comfortable and everything is going swimmingly, it is easy to be motivated to do the hard things but when you finally face challenges that truly push your buttons, motivation is not going to work. That is where you have to rely on drive. What is drive? Is your desire to succeed. This…

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Kick-start better habits and choices here

I once read a story about a woman named, Amanda Malcolm-Brown, who bartended in nightclubs where drinks were $17 each and a majority of people would pay-up, with a tip, no questions asked, and then return for more (or spend thousands on bottle service). She also manages a cold press juice shop in West Hollywood,…

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Training leads to an organized and less lazy life!

This title will be expounded on later, so be sure to stick around after I explain a few technical terms with you first. Such as, physical activity, is what the American Heart Association wants you to get each week. In their words (found on their website), “physical activity is anything that makes you move your…

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