Wellbeing news January 2021
Our first round-up of 2021 features a selection of the month’s most interesting wellbeing-related stories, including a report on the positive effects of facemasks and a feature on the role scents can play in health and wellbeing.
Can you smell your way to better mental health?
A feature in Forbes examines the role that scents can play in health and wellbeing and suggestions that scent is the important but invisible element that can be used in the home and office to reinforce positive practice.
2021 - the year of the great reset?
A report in Prospect magazine suggests that many of the wellbeing-focused changes brought on by the COVID pandemic might be here to stay and that there are growing signs our new normal will place human recovery on a par with economic recovery.
Resolutions that could change your life for the better
A selection of the UK’s leading wellness experts suggest various New Year’s resolutions that might make your life better in 2021, including adding plants to your diet and paying more attention to your pets.
Join our wellbeing journey
We’re starting a collective wellbeing journey, encouraging ICAS Members and Students of all fitness levels to take time out and combine their local efforts for a virtual trip around the world.
Looking forwards safeguards wellbeing during lockdown
A new study in the Journal of Positive Psychology finds that practicing gratitude and looking to the future will help safeguard our mental wellbeing during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Face masks may positively affect mental wellbeing
New research from the University of Edinburgh has found that wearing a face mask or face covering positively affects mental wellbeing, challenging some previously held beliefs that doing so negatively impacts mental health.
15 virtual wellbeing retreats for 2021
The Guardian provides a roundup of a range of virtual wellbeing retreats from the UK and around the world to help those living under lockdown take some time out and boost their physical and mental health.
The Scandi secrets to happiness
Learn some of Scandinavia's best-kept wellbeing secrets that can positively boost your wellbeing, from embracing nature to creating a haven of happiness at home.
One-in-four feel unsupported by their employer
A survey by YuLife and YouGov has found that one in four Britons in employment reported feeling unsupported at work during the COVID-19 pandemic.