Category Archives: Entertainment

21 - 2017

Life, Work & Bills: Why Entertainment & Diversions Are Essential To Health

Most people think it was Jack Torrance, played a little too realistically Jack Nicholson in the 1980 horror classic ‘The Shining’, who coined the sinister phrase ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. However, in actual fact, the proverb has been dated as having roots as far back as the mid 17th century, showing that feeling overworked, overburdened and simply stressed to breaking point have sadly been around for many generations of people. Astonishingly the World Health Organization estimated in February 2017 that around 300 million people worldwide will have suffered a depressive episode during 2015, with the numbers increasing faster than the rate of global population growth. The WHO concluded their report by suggesting that depression was the number one cause of disability, with rates in the Western world increasing most rapidly as healthcare professionals become more open to registering a diagnosis. Just to make things […]