As we count down the remaining days until summer officially kicks in, we will surely be seeing more and more commercials showing individuals with the classic “beach body”. Considering the role social media plays in the average millennial's lifestyle, self-conscious individuals tend to draw negative comparisons between themselves and professional models. Even though these pictures … Continue reading Steps Towards a Positive Body Image
Optimity recently hosted a webinar on May 29 in honour of Mental Health Awareness Month. Our very own, Mira Levine and Brett MacDonald, who serve as Client Success Advisor and Wellness Coordinator respectively, were joined by Katie Worndl from MindBeacon Group to discuss the physical, financial, and economic impact of mental illness on Canada. We … Continue reading Canadians & Mental Health (Webinar Recap)
Mental health is recognized as a fundamental factor in our overall health - since it’s clear that it has a great influence both physically and mentally. As human beings, we want to understand the problem at hand and the precautions needed to reduce the problems it could cause. There is no guarantee that mental health … Continue reading Does mental health have symptoms?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a general term for a decline in cognitive ability severe enough to limit daily functionality. It is no secret that as people age, their memory tends to get a bit funky but the key differentiator here is speed. Alzheimer’s is a progessive disease, meaning that symptoms … Continue reading 6 Tips on Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease
Written by: Maxwell Li Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event such as a serious accident, or military. Traditionally, PTSD has always been associated among the combat veteran community but it can affect individuals of any nationality, race or age. According to … Continue reading Simple Ways to Help Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder