Archive for 'Mind, Stress & Balance'
In a study published last year, scientists learned that healthy people may experience mental benefits from taking certain vitamins and minerals. Scientists from Northumbria University and Bayer Consumer Care recruited 210 men for the study and found that these men had better brain functions after taking a supplement containing B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc.Full Story
According to a survey from the National Mental Health Association, finances were listed as the #1 stressor, afflicting nearly half of Americans (48 percent). With health issues ranked the #2 stressor, it is highly likely that there is a strong correlation between the two, and alleviating one may subsequently improve the stress and anxiety caused by the other.Full Story
The year’s resolutions can be one the most gratifying and horrifying ordeals. On one hand you want to stick to your goals, and on the other, you are afraid it may be too difficult. Most people do not stick with their resolution; however, they may just be going about them in the wrong way.
According to the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 45% of people who make a resolution stick with it over 6 months. That is less than half! This year make a promise to yourself: keep to your goals! It may be easier than you think. Follow these simple tips, and you will be on your way in no time.Full Story
People often wonder what attracts the opposite sex. According to scientists, the answer is art. The study, Status and Mating Success Amongst Visual Artists, illustrates that point by showing that successful artists have more mates.
“There is some evidence from mate preference studies that creativity is desired in a potential mate,” say the authors of the study. The authors, three scientists from the UK, tried to prove this hypothesis by collecting information from 236 visual artists.Full Story
For many, travel is the perfect remedy for escaping from the stresses of daily life. However, with rising travel costs and the difficulty of sometimes getting just a few days away from the office, sometimes we have to use our imaginations and make the most of our limited free time.Full Story
A new link has been discovered between ADHD and time spent outdoors or “Green Time”. The report recently appeared in the journal Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. According to the study children who spent time outdoors in green environment experienced milder ADHD symptoms, the setting must be green not just outdoors.Full Story
Despite all the joys of the holiday season, stress can take the fun out of the festivities. The average person typically has a long list of added responsibilities and activities during the end of the year, including parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name a few. For perfectionists, the need to please can really take its toll on overall well-being, and possibly even lead to a self-destructive meltdown.Full Story
ADHD is a common problem facing many adolescents and adults. In children, it is commonly characterized by a lack of attention, forgetfulness, the inability to sit still, and excessive talking. According to the CDC, 5.4 million (9.5%) children between ages 4-17 have been diagnosed since 2007 and that number is steadily growing. Along with the common symptoms of ADHD, come additional risks. A recent study conducted by the University of Alabama has found that children with ADHD are twice as likely to be seriously injured; boys in this group were more likely to be injured than girls.Full Story
Have you ever wondered why laughter makes us feel good? Numerous studies have been conducted over the past decades linking laughter to health and happiness, but why? According to Robert Dunbar of Oxford University, it’s not some deep intellectual pleasure, but the physical act of laughing itself. Dunbar found muscle contractions resulting from laughter release endorphins to the brain, which, in turn, make us feel good.Full Story
New Study Finds Link Between Stoke and Depression. A recent article posted by the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that people with depression are more likely to suffer from a stroke. According to An Pan, Ph.D., one of the lead analysts of the report, if you have depression but no other health concerns, you most likely have nothing to worry about.Full Story