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Month: September 2019

The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

The Power of Flowers May Ease Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Participating in a flower-arranging course may improve both pain and psychiatric symptoms for patients with fibromyalgia, new research suggests. The findings highlight the potential benefits of floristry as occupational therapy to improve the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia. Coinvestigator Howard Amital, MD, head of the Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, and professor of medicine at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, noted that flower arranging is particularly effective because it’s a “multistimulation therapy.”…

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This Common Food Doubles Weight Loss

This Common Food Doubles Weight Loss

The food signals the body to start burning fat and stop storing it. Around 3 servings of yoghurt each day can double weight loss, research finds. People in the study who ate yoghurt lost twice as much body fat as those that did not. Yoghurt is rich in calcium, which is thought to aid weight loss. Calcium signals the body to start burning fat and stop storing it. Dieters taking calcium lost 81 percent more belly fat. Belly fat is…

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Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer

Good news for the cheery: A Boston study published this month suggests people who tend to be optimistic are likelier than others to live to be 85 years old or more. That finding was independent of other factors thought to influence life’s length — such as “socioeconomic status, health conditions, depression, social integration, and health behaviors,” the researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health say. Their work appears in a recent…

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5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

Understanding the causes of low self-confidence is a first step in boosting it. The most important thing to know about low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. The factors that contribute to low self-confidence combine and interact differently for each person. Your genes, cultural background, childhood experiences, and other life circumstances all play a role. But don’t lose heart — although we can’t change the experiences in our past that shaped us, there is plenty we can do…

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