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Month: July 2014

Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

Happier seniors preserved their mobility in greater numbers than their glum peers, study found WebMD News from HealthDay     By Randy Dotinga    HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) – Happier seniors can look forward to greater mobility as they age than their gloomier peers, new research suggests. The findings don’t prove that happiness preserves mobility. However, “the research suggests that enjoyment of life contributes to healthier and more active old age,” said study author Andrew Steptoe,…

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24 Affirmations To Help You Build Positive Self-Talk

24 Affirmations To Help You Build Positive Self-Talk

How you live your life is largely determined by that “eency-weency” voice inside your head.  If that voice tells you things you don’t want, it’s important to speak up for what you DO want. Research has shown that positive affirmations can have many benefits, such as improved reduced stress and improved health.  Affirmations can even help you improve in a variety of life settings. There are many reasons why positive affirmations are important – and if you don’t make a…

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10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan

10 Ways Gratitude Can Change Your Life & 4 Step Gratitude Plan

Gratitude is the new miracle emotion. Although gratitude has been around for as long as human beings, it’s only recently started to get the big thumbs-up from science. So here are 10 ways gratitude can change your life, followed by a quick 4-step plan to help maximise your own gratitude, whatever level you start from. There’s even a trick for those suffering from ‘gratitude burnout’. 1. Happier Gratitude is different things to different people: amongst them could be counting your…

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9 Common Traits Of Happy People

9 Common Traits Of Happy People

 9 Common Traits Of Happy People (That They Don’t Talk About) June 28, 2014 by Mark DeNicola Happiness. It’s the term thrown around more often than any other term when people are asked what they are looking for in life. A loving partner, a fun high-paying job and endless world travel are also amongst some of the most common answers, however all of these are preference-based means to the one ultimate end, which is happiness. Being so sought-after, I thought…

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Gut feeling: How intestinal bacteria may influence our moods

Gut feeling: How intestinal bacteria may influence our moods

Researchers beginning to understand link between gut bacteria and mental health By Sharon Oosthoek, CBC News        Jul 14, 2014  Researchers have discovered significant links between intestinal bacteria and people’s moods. Mounting evidence that gut bacteria affect mood and behaviour has researchers investigating just how much power these tiny microbes wield over our mental health. “Many people with chronic intestinal conditions also have psychological disturbances and we never understood why,” says McMaster University gastroenterologist Dr. Stephen Collins. Now,…

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4 summer hydration tips served up

4 summer hydration tips served up

Nutrition experts share strategies to beat the summer heat By Anna Lazowski, CBC News  Jul 10, 2014 Exercising and spending more time outdoors in the summer can leave you sweaty, hot and thirsty. And while it’s best not to wait till you actually feel that thirst to grab a drink, going back to the same water bottle can be a bit uninspiring. “As a healthy eating dietitian, I probably shouldn’t say this. But water can get boring. You need to…

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75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life

BY FEELGUIDE    APRIL 29, 2013 In 1938 Harvard University began following 268 male undergraduate students and kicked off the longest-running longitudinal studies of human development in history.  The study’s goal was to determine as best as possible what factors contribute most strongly to human flourishing.  The astonishing range of psychological, anthropological, and physical traits — ranging from personality type to IQ to drinking habits to family relationships to “hanging length of his scrotum” — indicates just how exhaustive and…

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Can One Extra Hour of Sleep Affect Your Day?

Can One Extra Hour of Sleep Affect Your Day?

The Answer Might Shock You By Mary West     Guest Writer for Wake Up World Sometimes small measures can have huge ramifications, either positive or negative. This proved to be the case in a recent British experiment involving getting one extra hour of sleep at night. The addition of an hour provided broad benefits, while the absence of the hour triggered a range of physiological processes that can adversely affect health. Michael Mosley of the BBC reports that the…

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19 Natural Mood Boosters

19 Natural Mood Boosters

BY JESSICA SEPEL    MAY 20, 2013 Unfortunately we’re living in an epidemic of depression and various mood disorders. Too many of us are wake up tired, moody and feeling low about life. Most health practitioners will tell you that mood disorders are the most prevalent condition in their practices, with a staggering number of clients on anti-depressants. Here are a few natural mood busters that may really help you before you make the choice to use medication. NUTRITION 1….

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11 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

11 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

Some days turn out better or worse than others – that’s a fact. But ultimately, the way we feel about our life and ourselves has the biggest impact on the outcome of each day.  Happiness and confidence can create outcomes that exceed our expectations, like a continual ray of sunshine even on a cloudy day. But, when we are down on ourselves, especially when we think we are not good enough, life can easily and quickly take a turn for…

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