Tag Archives: health
Posted on 18. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A lack of physical activity has been shown to cause as many deaths as smoking. A study published in the Lancet last year which involved researchers from around the world, estimated that one third of adults are not doing enough exercise. Exercise itself brings many benefits both physically and mentally, but not exercising brings with [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
If you are need of some rest and relaxation, consider heading to the beach for your next vacation. A study by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health compared different outdoor settings to see which did the most for a person’s wellbeing. The coast, urban parks and the countryside were compared through an analysis of [...]
Posted on 25. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A healthy life really does seem to be about moderation. This is particularly apparent when it comes to alcohol. Too much alcohol brings with it many health risks. However, moderate drinking may have more benefit to your health than not drinking at all. A US study published in the journal Stroke suggests that women who [...]
Posted on 11. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
If you want a happier and more meaningful life than it makes sense to cut down on the amount of TV you watch. On a practical level it means you get more time to spend on activities that will have a positive impact on your life. And if we look at research that showed children [...]
Posted on 04. Mar, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
I recently wrote an article called ten good habits for your brain. Now I bring you ten more ideas that you can implement which your brain will thank you for. According to the neurobiologist P. Murali Doraiswamy, if you look after your brain, you can add ten years to its life. 1 Drink moderate amounts of alcohol Excessive [...]
Posted on 28. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
After a recent respiratory illness, my mum finally decided it was time to quit smoking. She’s 73. So I’m sure she’ll be pleased to hear of the research that notes you can benefit from quitting smoking no matter what age you are. The German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg reviewed 17 studies and concluded that no matter what age [...]
Posted on 25. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
A review of six large studies that together included nearly 118,000 people has clarified the link between reports of high levels of stress and the later development of heart disease. In all the studies, initial stress levels were measured and participants were follow ups were made to track how many later developed heart disease and the relationship [...]
Posted on 21. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: the brain is like a muscle. So the more you use it the stronger it gets. If your brain cells (neurons) aren’t used they will wither and die. However you can build up a good reserve and develop new pathways. What follows are things you can do in your [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
Summer is coming to a close (for those down under at least) and with the onset of winter comes the cold and flu season. However you can reduce your risk of catching a cold by either meditating or exercising. This is according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study. Three groups of people either engaged in [...]
Posted on 07. Feb, 2013 by Julia Barnard.
What you eat can have a great impact on both your physical and mental health. Now research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health suggests you can increase your optimism through what you eat. It seems optimistic people tend to have more carotenoids in their blood. Carotenoid is a plant compound and one type [...]