- By Laurel J. Kelly
Housecall: Do you have a ‘growth mindset?’
THIS WEEK'S TOP TOPICS
Change your mind to grow
Do you have a 'growth mindset?' People with this outlook understand that they can develop their abilities and adapt them to different situations. They know mistakes are inevitable, which helps them recover more quickly from setbacks. Adjusting to a growth mindset will give you more resilience in the face of challenges and new opportunities, and better outcomes throughout life.
Treating bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs and lows. There are several types of bipolar and related disorders, including bipolar I and bipolar II. Bipolar II disorder is not a milder form of bipolar I disorder, but a separate diagnosis. Learn about the differences between these disorders and the treatments for each.
What's the best temperature for water exercise?
Exercising in the water can be a great way to include physical activity in your life. It's a low-impact activity that takes the pressure off your bones, joints and muscles. Aquatic exercise also can have several health benefits, such as improved heart health, reduced stress, and improved muscular endurance and strength. But should you opt for warm or cool pool water? It depends on your age and the type of exercise you're doing. Learn more from Dr. Edward Laskowski, a Mayo Clinic physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center.
What's the connection between sleep and weight gain?
Getting at least seven hours of sleep each night is essential for optimal health. Sleep deprivation can significantly affect your mind and body. Research suggests it also may play a role in unwanted weight gain. Learn more from Katherine Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist.
HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Men, motor vehicles and mortality
Motor vehicle accidents are a common cause of death among men. To stay safe on the road, wear your seat belt. Follow the speed limit. Don't drive under the influence of alcohol or any other substances, and don't drive while sleepy.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover more healthy lifestyle topics at mayoclinic.org.
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