#4 A Greater Focus on Mental and Cognitive Health
For years, mental health and cognitive functioning have been taboo topics to talk about. The great news is that 2023 is bringing this important topic out of the shadows and normalizing conversations about brain health, anxiety, depression, and other issues.
Many women have noted sharp upticks in their anxiety and depression levels over the last several years8 exacerbated by issues such as the global pandemic. Some of this anxiety and depression were directly linked to COVID-19. For example, one study8 determined that women were more likely to experience fear surrounding contracting COVID and how it could affect their families. Also, many women struggled to balance work with childcare, particularly when schools were shut down. This led to many women dropping out of the workforce, either temporarily or more permanently.
Unfortunately, though, even today, much of this anxiety and depression has lingered. In the past, many of these same women felt obligated to hold it together for their families. However, 2023 has shown many people that reaching out for help is okay. People do not need to do it all or pretend they are superheroes. There is a wide range of professionals that can help women develop strategies to deal with these concerns, and medication remains an option too.
Supplements shouldn't be overlooked as an option either, especially when it comes to boosting cognitive functioning. For example, Kemin provides Neumentix™ (Spearmint Extract), which can help support working memory while improving attention and reaction times for many users.9-11