How Music Can Change The Way You Feel And Act

How Music Can Change The Way You Feel And Act

Music is present in every part of our lives. Our spiritual rituals are framed with songs, children learn the alphabet through song and the malls and cafes we visit during our leisure time are rarely silent. But just how much can this ever-present thing impact us – and the way we act and feel? Research suggests music can influence us a lot. It can impact illness, depression, spending, productivity and our perception of the world. Some research has suggested it…

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How to Stay Calm and Healthy During a Pandemic

How to Stay Calm and Healthy During a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is understandably causing panic in many people. Yet, fear doesn’t help anything. So how can you remain calm—and healthy—and help others in the process? How can you be a positive emotional contagion that helps not only yourself but others feel better about the global situation? Buying six months’ worth of toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning goods, and food won’t help. Really. Yes, it might give you a little peace of mind. I know my full pantry, refrigerator,…

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The Breakfast That Quadruples Weight Loss

The Breakfast That Quadruples Weight Loss

Eating late is dangerous as it imbalances fat burning and metabolic hormones, leading to weight gain and heart disease. Having a large meal for breakfast that is rich in protein and carbs is linked to weight loss, research finds. Indeed, studies suggest that it may quadruple weight loss in the long-term. Now a study has shown that eating more calories later has many metabolic consequences, such as preventing fat loss, increasing triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol, which are biomarkers…

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If You’re Not Sticking To A Regular Sleep Schedule, You’re Hurting Your Health, Study Says

If You’re Not Sticking To A Regular Sleep Schedule, You’re Hurting Your Health, Study Says

Ok, I admit it. I often stay up late on weekends, catching up on TV or seeing friends, then decadently allow myself to slumber for hours past my regular wake-up time the next morning. To a diehard night owl like me, this is delicious freedom, a sort of personal protest against the rigidity of the obnoxious workday alarm. Sound familiar? If so, fellow snooze buddies, it turns out our lack of a regular sleep routine is hurting our health. A…

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Is This The Secret To Achieving Your Goals?

Is This The Secret To Achieving Your Goals?

New research suggests we fail at achieving our goals because we approach them backwards. When we first decide on a goal we are motivated by rewards. But as we put our plans into action, our focus turns to the difficulty of the effort we need to put in to achieve those goals. That dooms us to failure, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London. They suggest the key to achieving our goals is to consider the effort needed…

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Vitamin Deficiencies Can Mess With Your Mental Health

Vitamin Deficiencies Can Mess With Your Mental Health

There are mood-related signs you’re low on nutrients like vitamin D. Here’s how to tell and what to do about it. You’d be hard-pressed not to stumble on a social media #ad for vitamin packs. Trendy supplement brands like Ritual or Care/Of promise their products will help alleviate a series of vitamin deficiencies, which companies warn can cause health issues ― including problems with your mental health. We know we need proper nutrients in order to function properly. But just…

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Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness and Anxiety

Mindfulness practice, at its core, is the opposite of an anxious mind. What Is Mindfulness? “There have been many tragedies in my life, but most of them have not happened.” —Mark Twain Anxiety lives in fears of the future that haven’t happened yet. How often does what you worry about actually happen? Take a second to reflect on the last spiral of worry that took over you. While bad things do happen, the odds are that it was much worse…

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Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Should You Go Gluten-free? The Benefits Of A Gluten-free Diet

Ever wondered about the benefits of a gluten-free diet? We give what is a popular trend for some and a necessity for others, an evidence-based overview Wondering about the benefits of gluten-free foods? And whether you should make a fairly big change to your diet? Gluten-free options are becoming more and more mainstream in restaurants and supermarkets, which is great news for people with coeliac disease and for those diagnosed with another form of gluten intolerance. But can going gluten-free…

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Weight Loss: The Best Meal Timings To Slim Down

Weight Loss: The Best Meal Timings To Slim Down

The meal timings that increase weight loss, lower blood sugar and fight diabetes. Starting the day with an energy-boosting breakfast, having a medium-sized lunch and ending with a humble dinner might be the answer to weight loss, research finds. The study shows that a high-energy breakfast, when added to the meal schedules of obese and type 2 diabetes patients, improves blood glucose levels, and boosts weight loss. The results revealed that people who ate a high-energy breakfast lost 5 kg…

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Patience

Patience

Don’t Let Frustration Get the Better of You Patience is a virtue, and there’s a reason – it’s a tough skill to master. Imagine, for instance, that you’re waiting for someone to finish compiling a report that you need for a meeting. You’re already late, you can feel your body getting tense, and you’re starting to get angry. Suddenly, you lose your temper and yell at the person for putting you behind schedule. You can tell that they’re shocked and…

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