Many people believe that smoking helps to cope with stress and to strengthen social connections. A recent study aimed to back-up these beliefs. It summarized evidence from 102 observational studies involving over 169.500 people to find a relation between stopping smoking and mental health. The conclusions were the opposite.

Exercise makes us happy and is important to maintain mental health. According to a recent small German study, even non-exercise activities, like climbing stairs, walking or any other everyday physical activity, significantly enhance alertness and give more energy, especially in people with mood disorders, like depression. Alertness and energy were seen in this study as […]