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Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

It also prompted a shift away from future-oriented worrying and helped people focus on the present.  People who suffer from anxiety are often plagued by repetitive thoughts, which can distract from the task at hand and affect mood and productivity. But a new study suggests that just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce episodes of mind wandering, especially for people who report high levels of emotional stress. Previous research has found that meditation can help prevent “off-task thinking”…

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Conquering Negative Thinking

Conquering Negative Thinking

Here’s a New Year’s challenge for the mind: Make this the year that you quiet all those negative thoughts swirling around your brain. All humans have a tendency to be a bit more like Eeyore than Tigger, to ruminate more on bad experiences than positive ones. It’s an evolutionary adaptation that helps us avoid danger and react quickly in a crisis. But constant negativity can also get in the way of happiness, add to our stress and worry level and…

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A Simple Test Could Help Identify Thinking Problems

A Simple Test Could Help Identify Thinking Problems

Test identifies smaller brain volume and problems with thinking. A simple saliva test could help identify thinking problems in older people, a new study finds. The study found a connection between the stress hormone cortisol and thinking skills. Higher cortisol levels in the evening were linked to worse thinking skills and smaller brain volumes. Dr Lenore J. Launer, one of the study’s authors, said: “Studies have shown that depression increases the risk for dementia, but we don’t know much about…

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