Mental Health

Stress, forgiveness and mental and physical health

  • In 2016 the Journal of Health Psychology published a study based on 148 young adults which showed that lower levels of forgiveness were associated with greater lifetime stress severity and uniquely predicted worse mental and physical health. [Source]


  • In 2009 BioMed Central Public Health published a study which found that self-reported acne was significantly associated with mental stress and, among females, infrequent consumption of raw vegetables. [Source]

Meditation – slows age-related mental decline

  • In 2014 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences published a review of 12 studies measuring the effects of meditation on age-related cognitive decline. Studies involved reported positive effects on memory, attention, processing speed and executive function. [Source]

Junk food

  • In 2014 the American Journal of Public Health published a review of 12 population-based studies which found that unhealthy dietary patterns were consistently associated with poorer mental health in children. [Source]


  • In 2011 the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health published a study which found that based on 6,653 older women who completed a survey, walking was inversely related to anxiety and depression. [Source]
  • In 2015 Menopause Review published a controlled study involving 84 subjects which found that a 4-week Nordic walking training program consisting of ten 60-minute training sessions resulted in a significant improvement in strength, flexibility and total physical and mental health in middle-aged women. [Source]

Royal jelly

  • In 2012 Nutrition Journal published a double-blind, placebo-controlled study which evaluated the effects of 3 grams/day royal jelly compared to a placebo on 61 healthy volunteers for 6 months. The royal jelly group saw improved red blood cell production, glucose tolerance and mental health compared to the placebo group. [Source]

Resistance trainingType 2 diabetics

  • In 2011 The Journals of Gerontology published a study in which 58 older adults with type 2 diabetes were either assigned to a 16 week high intensity resistance training program or a control group. Individuals in the resistance training program experienced significantly improved mental health status. [Source]
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