In Belgium, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 1 to 10 October. Not really necessary, you say? Well, we think it is. Research has shown that almost 800,000 people in Flanders suffer from excessive stress and that no less than 10% of our youngsters develop an anxiety disorder.
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Do you also spend your evenings scrolling mindlessly through Facebook, Instagram, news sites etc? It’s time to take a break from this, because not only are you missing out on important quality time with family or friends, it also has a negative impact on your health.
Stress is harmful for your health, as you probably already know. But how exactly does it affect your body and how can you combat stress? We did some investigating and here’s what we found.
Flying to another time zone can play havoc with your body clock. Some people struggle with this for days, while others don’t feel a thing. When you have jet lag, the region of your brain responsible for REM sleep has become disrupted. But fear not, you can prepare your body and limit the effects of jet lag!