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Month: April 2021

5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

5 Things You Should Do First Thing In The Morning To Be Happier All Day

If you roll out of bed feeling tired or stressed, these a.m. habits can help you turn your mood around. A few tweaks to your morning routine can help set you up for improved well-being for the rest of the day. Mornings can be rough for many people who tend to feel sleepy pretty regularly, which in turn makes them report feeling irritable a lot of the time. And yes, it’s hard to feel cheery when you’re overtired and stressed…

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The Smell Of Lavender Reduces Anxiety

The Smell Of Lavender Reduces Anxiety

Lavender also has practically no side-effects in comparison to drugs like benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants. The smell of lavender reduces anxiety, research confirms. Lavender also has practically no side-effects in comparison to drugs like benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants. Benzodiazepines, in particular, can cause headache, dizziness and an effect like being drunk. Lavender, meanwhile, has a relatively quick relaxing influence and no other side-effects. Dr Hideki Kashiwadani, study co-author, said: “In folk medicine, it has long been believed that odorous compounds…

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One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

One Portion Of These Foods Boosts Mental Health

People who eat more fruit and vegetables have better mental health, research finds. Indeed, the more fruit and vegetables people eat, the better their state of mind. Eating just one extra portion of fruit and vegetables per day is enough to measurably improve mental well-being. Just one portion has the same positive effect as going for a walk on 8 extra days a month. Only around one-in-ten people in the US eat the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables. The…

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Feeding the Brain

Feeding the Brain

Our body’s control centre needs a healthy diet “You can’t wink your eye without nutrients being involved, never mind think, remember, learn, or sleep.” So says brain expert Aileen Burford-Mason, author of The Healthy Brain: Optimize Brain Power at Any Age. Find out more about how to feed your body’s command and control centre. When people embark on the path to healthy eating, they’re often motivated by a desire to lose weight or to help fend off disease. It’s less…

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