Tag Archives: relaxation
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 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 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 09. Jul, 2012 by Julia Barnard.
Women who are burnt out at work, are turning to food in an attempt to make themselves feel better. 230 women took part in a Finnish study, the results of which were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The participants completed lifestyle surveys, and those women suffering work burnout were also likely to [...]
Posted on 01. Nov, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
November is the eleventh month of the year, but its name comes from novem, meaning nine as it was originally the ninth month of the year. As we approach the end of the year, we enter the holiday season. Generally this means time spent with family, as well as organising events whether large or small. [...]
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you ever suffer from episodes of depression, at the time you wonder how you will ever feel better again. Sometimes this mood just runs its course. However, there a few things you can do to help you recover sooner and get back to your happier self. Many of the tips that follow are also preventative, meaning you can implement them at any time. As such they may help you avoid suffering from the blues in the first place.
Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
A six-year study carried out by researchers from the University Medical Centre in the Netherlands has been looking at the link between cortisol levels and deaths from cardiovascular disease. Cortisol is a hormone produced by the body when we are stressed and small amounts allow recovery. In high amounts it is a problem and has [...]
Posted on 28. Jun, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
If you want some ideas to help you live a productive, happier life, then take a look at this book. It is broken down into ten different sections and each section has tips you can apply to your life. Small changes can make a huge difference to your wellbeing. For this eBook I have considered [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
How patient are you? How do you cope when the person ahead of you in the queue at the supermarket cannot find their purse, forgets their pin, rambles on to the shop assistant and still doesn’t leave once their transaction is complete? How about with yourself? Do you get annoyed when things end up being [...]