Can Regular Fitness Help to Clear Your Mind for Studying?

Physical activity and exercises are recommended by doctors, physicians and medical representatives for a reason. To be more precise, for a whole list of reasons. However, even though physical activity has numerous benefits in regards to our health, many are wondering whether it actually affects our brain and the way we think, process information and… Read More

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Greater Threat: Suicide or Combat?

Globally, the suicide rate has fallen by 38% from its peak in 1994. As a result, over four million lives have been saved – more than four times as many people as were killed in combat over the same period. The decline has happened at different rates and different times in different parts of the… Read More

Mental Health & Exercise: Getting the ‘Dose’ Right

It is now well-known, and generally accepted, that exercise is beneficial for mental health. For example, we know that: 1. Enjoyment Matters Research demonstrates the pleasure response (officially known as affective valence) to a single bout of aerobic exercise can predict participation in the long-term, i.e. six- and twelve months later. The less pleasurable the… Read More

What are the Top 10 Mental Health Benefits of Exercise?

1. Reduces Stress Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine; Moderates the brain’s response to stress; and Boost the body’s ability to deal with existing physical symptoms that stress and worrying creates. 2. Alleviates Depression Exercise releases endorphins. Creates feelings of happiness and euphoria. Studies show that exercise can treat mild to moderate depression as effectively as… Read More

A Cross-Sectional Study Analysing & Determining Health Status of Chinese Navy Personnel

Research Paper Title Analysis and determinants of Chinese navy personnel health status: a cross-sectional study. Background There have been very few studies analysing the relationship of physical and mental health status with health behaviours and deployment status in Chinese navy personnel. Thus, the researchers undertook this survey to assess this relationship and identify specific factors… Read More

Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Research Paper Title Offending behaviour, health and wellbeing of military veterans in the criminal justice system. Background A small but significant proportion of military veterans become involved in the criminal justice system (CJS) after leaving service. Liaison and Diversion (L&D) services aim to identify vulnerable offenders in order to provide them with the health/welfare support… Read More

PTSD & Other Mental Health Conditions Among US Soldiers & Marines, 2001-2011

Research Paper Title Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Any Mental Health Condition Among U.S. Soldiers and Marines, 2001-2011. Background Understanding mental health disorder diagnosis and treatment seeking among active-duty military personnel is a topic with both clinical and policy implications. It has been well documented in military populations that individual-level… Read More