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  • by Baptist Health
  • October 7, 2020

Making Mental Health A Priority This Fall

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in many ways, and one that is perhaps not addressed enough is mental health. It has not only taken away things that people used to look forward to but it has introduced new feelings of uncertainty and isolation, as well as anxiety about things opening back up.


The Quarantine 15 - Are You Winning or Losing?

When 2020 began, we all vowed to live healthier and shed a few pesky pounds. Then March hit, and all bets were off. COVID-19 put a major crimp in the equation.


Quarantine Snacking

Can you relate to all the #quarantinesnacks memes floating around on Facebook? Working and going to school from home mean the fridge is always just a few steps away and mealtime routines are shot, so it makes sense if you’re tempted to eat more than usual (and maybe not the healthiest foods, either, since you probably stocked up on extra goodies for social distancing).


Nervous About Normal?

Emilie Pennington, a graphic designer at Baptist Health, loves staying active and being outdoors, so the initial month of quarantine left her feeling stir-crazy and longing for stay-at-home orders to lift.Then, like many of us, she learned to adjust to her new normal, becoming comfortable with working from home.


Reducing Fear and Fatigue

The COVID-19 pandemic has been unlike anything Americans have ever seen, resulting in an ongoing period of fear, uncertainty and fatigue that can wear anyone down. Candice Franco, PhD, a psychologist with Baptist Behavioral Health, offers strategies for staying strong and minimizing stress during this time.


Feeling Helpless?

Like many of you, my mind is a whirlwind of emotions when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m concerned for my family and friends. But I’m also frustrated, cooped up at home, watching the news and wondering what I can do to help my community, especially those in need.


Drink Up!

We know water is essential to life. In fact, while water makes up 60% of the human body, research has shown that if you lose as little as 2% of your body’s water content, dehydration can have a noticeable effect on your health.


What's Wellness?

Normal blood pressure, an average BMI and a solid workout routine? It's all part of wellness but it doesn’t capture the full picture. While physical health comes to mind for most and mental health comes to mind for some, knowing to be wholly well can help you improve your personal well-being in a well-rounded way.



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