There is no "One size fits all!" in Brain/Mental Health. Medication and Therapy help many but there are many actions we can take to calm our symptoms.
We have a NEW approach:
1) Managing habits of 2% or 30 minutes/day
2) Access to evolving technologies, treatments & tools
Health care happens in the home, in the midst of family, and in the community.
Guidance from clinicians, together with shared goal setting, and use of brain resources is the foundation for which you can positively impact your brain health. Two Percent Health is a simple, vastly different approach to supplement and guide your present health actions!
Two Percent of your day is 28.8 minutes. For simplicity's sake, lets round it up to 30 minutes a day.
Two Percent Health focuses on you setting aside 30 minutes EVERY day to do something that contributes to your physical and emotional well-being. One size does not fit all!
Health care in general, and especially brain/mental health varies greatly between people. In addition, recent changes to mental health diagnosis supports the "spectrum" of mental health: the same diagnosis includes a variety of different individual symptoms, which may or may not present in everyone.)
Below are our initial "Focus Areas" which are different aspects of our time which have proven benefits for brain health.
Gratitude, an appreciation for what one receives, tangible or intangible--helps people feel more positive, celebrate good experiences, deal with adversity, build strong relationships and improve brain health.
"Purpose" is the central motivating aims of life that can guide life decisions, influence behavior, & support brain health and mental health needs, particularly as aging occurs.
One-third of Americans get insufficient sleep, which contributes to depression and other chronic conditions. Americans who get inadequate amounts of sleep and/or poor quality sleep often deal with related brain health or mental health symptoms.
Studies have found that sustained adherence to the Mediterranean diet (based on the daily intake of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish, white meats, and olive oil) are associated with better mental health than “unhealthy” eating patterns, such as the Western diet.
Adults with strong social support have a reduced risk of many significant health problems, including depression, high blood pressure, and an unhealthy weight. Older adults with an active social life live longer than their peers with fewer connections.
Studies on human exposure to nature has shown a host of benefits, including improved attention, lower stress, improved mood, reduced incidence of psychiatric disorders, upticks in empathy and cooperation and overall improved brain health.
We use this category for areas where an improved "well-being" is the outcome of an action that contributes to our own "brain health".
Creative outlets can increase social awareness, improve mood, prompt fewer symptoms of depression, improve better overall quality of life and brain health.
Multiple types of physical activity (the most impactful are general physical activity, cardiovascular/aerobic, and yoga) have proven beneficial for depression, general anxiety, mood, general mental health, quality of life, stress, and well-being.
This is a mindset--and a promise to you-- that we will support your success in allocating 30 minutes a day for brain health going forward.
No phones or technology or responsibilities!
No two days have to look alike
Turn your phone alarm on (for 30 minutes) and your "notifications" off.
Our "soft launch" starts with a look at our prototype app for the focus area of "SLEEP".
Once we get rolling:
We start by asking questions which help us determine what works best. Your data will not be sold or used by anyone except 2 Percent Health. Our goal is to determine target areas that most individuals want and also measure your interest over time.
This is your profile of helpful services and/or activities which may positively impact your health. You control what you do and can modify any suggested activities based upon your experience and goals.
If you are looking for mental health professionals, cannot find a provider and or the wait is too long, we can show you telehealth providers and other activities which may ease your burden.
Difficulties with sleep almost always prompt symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue, depression or a decline in mental health. Check out the prototype for 2 Percent Health's "Sleep" focus area: https://2-percent-health.bubbleapps.io/
This area documents evidence based studies (proof) that our brain health suggestions work.
We propose a list of events, apps, and other ways for you to acquire useful sleep and positive mental health.
This includes a quick quiz to measure wellbeing and which brain health topics should be prioritized by us.
30 minutes (1/2 hour) for daily brain health, physical health, and general well-being