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You’ve probably heard that nature is good for you, but did you know there’s real science to back it up? A study from Stanford University found that 90 minutes in nature decreased activity in the areas of the brain associated with depression and anxiety. Furthermore, people living in urban areas are 20% more likely to develop anxiety disorders and 40% more likely to develop mood disorders. But don’t despair just because you live in the city, spending even just fifteen minutes in the park can significantly improve your mental health. So whenever you get the chance to get outside, take it. Read more about Nature is Nurture
You probably don’t need us to tell you that staring at your screen for too long is bad for your eyes. Luckily there are things you can do to limit the harm. One common technique is the 20-20-20 rule. Look away from your screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes, focusing on a point 20 feet away. Position is another factor. Your screen should be 20-30 inches away, and you should be looking down at it at a 15-20 degree angle. Lastly, make sure your monitor brightness is appropriate. If your screen lights up a dark room, it’s too bright, and if it seems dull and gray, it’s too dim. Read more about Watch Your Eyes
Being a family caregiver for a loved one who is ill or disabled can bring both benefits and challenges to daily life. Finding time to get away from the routine, talking with other caregivers and managing stress can be difficult—yet they are important for your own wellbeing! The better you feel the better care you will able to provide to your loved one.
Come enjoy a free 3-hour mini-retreat where you can connect with other caregivers, learn new ways to reduce stress and other self-care skills. Please join us and take home a free gift! Read more about Family Caregiver Mini Retreat
Listen to Everett Clinic's, Dr. Meghan McSorley on Health Matters radio, KRKO 1380am, 6pm, Mon., May 8 with hosts Shannon O'Kelley, physical therapist and President of Integrated Rehabilitation Group, and Maury Eskenazi, radio personality from Fox Sports radio. Read more about Listen May 8: Dr. Meghan McSorley on KRKO Radio