Addiction has many different faces and forms in our lives, from being unable to resist that extra bit of chocolate to the more serious and damaging addiction of illicit substances like marijuana.
Many people are unable to quit their addiction by themselves, but it doesn’t make you weak to ask for help, as addiction is much more serious than just a bad habit. Addiction is a disease that affects an addict’s brain, psyche and body, manifesting itself through intense and extremely challenging cravings that both psychologically and physically affect an individual.
Sleeping is an opportunity for the body to relax and rejuvenate after a long day. The recommended hours are 7-9 hours of sleep every day. Many adults in Australia sleep less than six hours, which translates to 18 hours of being awake.
This extended period of staying awake regularly has a severer impact on the body than binge drinking daily. The leading reason why adults decide to sleep less is to work more, but other adults have sleep insomnia which significantly contributes to their poor sleeping habits. Adults tend to assume that the more hours spent awake, the more productive you are. This assumption is far from the truth, as sleeping for six hours or less leads to poor health in the long run. The more hours you spend awake, the less productive you become.
Adolescence is one of the most complex and difficult journeys in life, and no more so is that true than for teenagers growing up in the digital age. Bullying is an unfortunately common and dangerous part of that journey for many, and for teen girls, there are a number of things that you need to keep in mind to navigate this part of your life successfully.
Little is known about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes on the human body, but what is most concerning from early experiences and reports is the impact on the lungs. In one recent case, a teenager in Canada developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also known as ‘wet lung’, possibly as a result of inhaling vapour from an e-cigarette.
Everyone has a story about bullying. It might be that time you found yourself the butt of a joke taken too far, or you were on the receiving end of a deliberate collision in a school or workplace hallway.
It might be that time you laughed along at the expense of someone else who wasn’t in the room, or perhaps you were the instigator.
With an influx of people trying to quit smoking and turning to other non-smoke alternatives, you might be wondering what your options are for giving up that nastye-cigarette habit.
Perhaps you have seen others using wand-like implements that emit a puff of vapour and want to get the low-down on e-cigarettes? To make sure you are informed about all the facts of this new fad, we have put together a handy guide below.
When we think of bullying, we often associate the word with simple schoolyard teasing.
However, bullying is a deep and complex issue that affects people of all ages. It can be extremely traumatic for the victim and have lasting effects. Bullies are often victims of bullying or even abuse themselves, or they lack self esteem and feel a need to target others and make themselves feel stronger. The psychology of bullying is important to understand if you are to get to the root of the problem and find a solution.
If you are experiencing bullying at work, you may be wondering what you can do to deal with the problem. Bullying can be seriously detrimental to your mental health, and could even prompt further symptoms of depression and anxiety. You spend many hours per week at work, so an uncomfortable working environment can significantly impact on your overall well-being.
In today’s fast paced world, stress has become a way of life.
But you may be surprised to know that stress can actually motivate you to achieve your goals. However, the majority of people report it has had detrimental effects on their health, well-being, relationships and even their work lives. People find themselves suffering the symptoms, making themselves physically ill, but they should learn to focus on what triggers those symptoms.
It comes as no surprise that cigarette smoke drastically increases the risk of lung cancer. Whether you are a smoker yourself or are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke, the harmful chemicals inhaled can cause cancerous tumors to develop in your lungs. Lung cancer is a leading cause of death in Australia and smoking is linked to 80-90% of cases. In addition, people who smoke are 15-20 times more likely to develop lung cancer than those who don’t.