Mental Health

Top 5 Mental Health Benefits of Infrared Saunas

If you’ve experienced any degree of depression or anxiety in the past pandemic year, you are not alone. In January 2021, a staggering 41 percent of adults reported symptoms of anxiety and/or depressive disorder, a number that has been largely stable since spring 2020.[1] In a normal year, 4 percent of us suffer from persistent depression and general anxiety disorder.[2] May is the month designated to draw our attention to mental health awareness. Our mental health impacts everything–how we think, behave, and interact with the world and the people in our lives. It can skew our perspectives and hold us …

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Rethinking How We Incorporate Wellness & Work

Wellness activities are no longer luxuries or something we do before or after work. As we see the light at the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s one thing we can all feel good about: it seems we no longer have to feel guilty about taking care of ourselves while we work. Both employees and employers now expect it. Earlier this year, Deloitte declared the end of “work-life balance.”[1] Salesforce declared the end of the 9-to-5 workday.[2] Microsoft Japan embraced a 4-day work week boasting a 40% productivity increase.[3] According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends report, “Well-being was …

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How Infrared Therapy May Reduce Holiday Stress and Depression

Holidays May be Difficult for Some in 2020 If your family is one that typically gathers for the holidays, traveling to celebrate with generations by sharing favorite recipes and meals, opening gifts, and spending time with one another, this year may look different. Even favorite outdoor winter activities you might have enjoyed as a group, like skiing or ice skating, may not be possible either due to closures or capacity limitations. In fact, because of widespread COVID-19, public health experts are recommending we all rethink the many holiday traditions that usually provide comfort and companionship at this time of year. …

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Self-Care Hacks for Busy People

September is National Self-Care Awareness Month! Yes, you read that right. In our technology-driven world, we are accustomed to being “on” and available 24/7 that we actually need to raise awareness about taking care of ourselves.    This initiative was started by Evolve to Live to remind us that simple self-care is essential to our longevity. We are so consumed with deadlines, schedules, and endless inboxes, that we forget to do basic things like eat and breathe.   At Sunlighten, we want to change the way the world thinks about wellness and are committed to empowering others to live healthier lives, which is …

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Maintaining a Healthy Mind in Uncertain Times

If you’re stressed about the pandemic, you aren’t alone. According to June 2020 data from YouGov.co, 46% of Americans say they’re “very worried” or “fairly worried” they could suffer serious illness or death from COVID-19.[1] Health anxiety is perhaps the primary stress, but other stresses are significant too. The fear of losing your job. The fear of relatives contracting the coronavirus. The fear that your childrens’ education will suffer. Significant chunks of the global population are feeling these fears, and many are caused by one thing: Uncertainty. Nobody knows what’s coming next, or when and if things will return to …

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