Postpartum depression is defined by the National Institute of Mental Health as "a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth," and approximately one in seven new mothers experience it to some degree. Common symptoms include mood swings, feeling overwhelmed, unexplained sadness and/or irritability, and sleep and appetite issues. If someone you love is experiencing PPD, here are five ways you can offer your support.
Stress is something that affects everyone almost every day. Whether stress is caused by your work, the people you interact with or health issues, it can be a real challenge to get through each day. However, there are several practical, effective steps you can take to reduce stress now
Running is a cheap and convenient way to get your regular sweat on, but it can sometimes lead to motivation troubles. Breaking through the struggle, however, can come with amazing rewards: improved cardiovascular health, lowered risk of cancer and boosted mood, just to name a few.
Except for skin cancer, breast cancer has become the most common cancer in American women. While its position at Number 2 has prompted an increase in overall awareness, there is still some confusion of how breast cancer affects us on a micro level. Breast Cancer Awareness is much more than pink attire, well organized walks, and witty slogans regarding mammograms. While these are all great and do their part in providing support, while serving as a brilliant way to keep the conversation going, we cannot afford to stop there.