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Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Living In A Greener Neighbourhood Could Lower Your Risk Of Death: Study

Not just parks but also streetside trees and lawns could have health benefits, study suggests Trees stretching their canopies over city streets and grass tickling the sidewalk near your home are more than just pretty, they could actually be helping you live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of New Brunswick used census and tax data to track 1.3 million non-immigrant Canadian adults living in the 30 biggest cities across the country, from Victoria to St. John’s,…

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“The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy.”  – Domenico Dolce Have you wondered what exactly is positive energy? According to Annie’s Hallmark, “Positive energy is the natural energy that supports life.  Ancients commonly referred to this energy as “chi” or “prana,” but today science refers to this as “vital force.” Feeling low or negative is a normal thing that happens with all of the ups and downs that life has to offer. It can…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

A pizza that has radius “z” and height “a” has volume Pi × z × z × a. According to psychologists, exposure to nature allows us to remember and value important things like relationships, sharing, and community. Girls who mature early in life are more likely to be delinquent and emotionally aggressive later in life.   Eating chocolate while studying will help the brain retain new information more easily, and has been directly linked to higher test scores. Shy people…

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Get Outside Every Day. Here’s Why.

Get Outside Every Day. Here’s Why.

By: Jordyn Cormier   May 25, 2016 It’s easy to get holed up in our dens of technology, but stepping outside, nature or not, is the best thing for you in oh so many ways. Whether your suffering from frequent colds or you are simply in a creativity rut, the outdoors may be just the fix you’re looking for. Ditch your stress. Time spent outside, specifically time spent immersed in nature, can bathe you in meditative relaxation. In Japan, it…

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8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

8 Everyday Activities That Increase Your Mental Health

Which of these uncomplicated activities to you do most days? Do these most days and it will help protect your mental health. 1. Dwell on the positive Positive memories could be used as a way to help boost mental well-being, new research finds. People in the study were asked to focus on positive social memories. Participants focused on their own positive feelings from that memory as well as on the positive feelings of the other person. The results showed that…

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5 Wellness Trends That Are Worth Your Time

5 Wellness Trends That Are Worth Your Time

by Carey PetersMarch 2, 2016 Let’s face it, the age of dieting and fat-free culture is over. It’s 2016, and instead of looking for a magic pill to make us healthy, this is the year to shift our cultural mindset to a healthier lifestyle — a lifestyle that is fun, easy, and works for our bodies and the planet. This means changing the way we think about health and wellness and opening our minds to alternative ways of nourishing ourselves,…

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Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction. Greater Good Science Center    By Juliana Breines, Ph.D.    10/04/2015  One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer. What’s more, the happiness people derive from giving to others creates a positive feedback loop:…

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3 Simple and Effective Ways to Stress Less

3 Simple and Effective Ways to Stress Less

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha Encountering stressful situations on a daily basis is a near certainty. We’re overworked, overscheduled and unrested. We’re connected, distracted, and unsettled. These stressors don’t just vanish without a trace – negatively affecting your physical, mental and emotional functions. Quite simply, stress is the body’s reaction to any change that requires an adjustment or response….

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11 Things to Start Doing For Yourself Right Now

11 Things to Start Doing For Yourself Right Now

    “People will always say all sorts of stuff. Let them. I’m enjoying my life.” -Angelina Jolie No matter where you go, you will always hear the saying: “Life is short.” What does it mean exactly? It means that life is meant to be enjoyed and that we shouldn’t waste our days living in a negative, self negligent environment.  To create positive energy, you’ve got to do implement positive practices to keep your inner wellspring full. Here are 11…

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Learning in nature is good for teachers and students

Learning in nature is good for teachers and students

September 18, 2014 By David Suzuki     with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Connecting Youth With Nature Project Lead Rachelle Delaney. Children belong outdoors. We know this intuitively, but now an extensive and ever-growing body of research supports it. Kids who spend time outside every day are healthier, happier, more creative, less stressed and more alert than those who don’t. Several recent studies even show time in nature or green space helps reduce ADHD symptoms. But what about teachers…

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