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10 Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Depression

10 Science-Backed Ways To Avoid Depression

Depression is an extremely common experience, which can be hard to escape from once an episode has begun. Psychological research has found all sorts of ways that the chances of developing depression can be reduced. From social connection, through building resilience to taking up a hobby, there are many science-backed methods for lowering depression risk. 1. Social connection Social connection is the strongest protective factor against depression. People who feel able to tell others about their problems and who visit…

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How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

A lack of sleep leads to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. Just ten minutes of mindfulness helps the mind and body recover from sleep deprivation, new research finds. Failing to get 7-8 hours sleep per night is linked to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. But mindfulness has a remarkable restorative effect. Ten minutes of mindfulness during the day is enough to compensate for 44…

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8 Everyday Tools For Fighting Depression

8 Everyday Tools For Fighting Depression

Eight exercise for developing serenity and calm. Teaching people to focus on positive emotions helps them deal with stress, new research finds. People were taught classic positive psychology exercises such as keeping a gratitude journal, recognising positive events each day and doing small acts of kindness. Together, the training helped reduce people’s anxiety and depression over the six weeks of the study. The researchers focused on 170 caregivers for people with dementia. Half were put in a control group, while…

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This Simple Exercise Triples Weight Loss

This Simple Exercise Triples Weight Loss

Around one-third of people over 65 are overweight or obese. Bursts of short, high-intensity exercise can triple weight loss, research finds. Known as ‘interval training’, or HIIT, the exercise can burn off more calories in a shorter period of time. The exercises involved do not require any special equipment and can all be done at home in less than half an hour. They include things like ‘jumping jacks’, squats, step ups and push ups. Common types of interval training involve…

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The Pandemic Diet: How to Lose the ‘Quarantine 15’

The Pandemic Diet: How to Lose the ‘Quarantine 15’

The company that makes snacks like Oreos and Ritz Crackers is having a very good year. Sales in North America have leapt more than 16% over 2019. And there’s one big reason: When we started to go into lockdown, Americans stocked up on comfort food. Why not? We thought it would be a matter of weeks. Seven months on, that includes some extra pounds for many of us. A survey done for Nutrisystem found that 76% of Americans have gained…

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Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

Your Self-Care Toolkit For Dealing With The Tough COVID-19 Months Ahead

Let these tips help you through the difficult days during the coronavirus pandemic that are inevitably on the horizon. Feeling blue? You’re not alone. The COVVID-19 pandemic has had clear repercussions for mental health, with some people impacted more than others. A study published in the Lancet journal comparing our mental health in April 2019 to this year found the prevalence of “clinically significant” levels of mental distress have risen from 18.9% to 27.3%. Increases were greatest among 18- to…

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Healthy Habits for Working From Home

Healthy Habits for Working From Home

8 Healthy Habits for Working From Home For some of us, working from home is normal, but for others, this pandemic may have you working remotely for the first time. Whichever category you fit into, it’s important to have healthy habits when working from your home “office”. Pretend like you are actually going into the office. Set your alarm, make coffee, take a shower and change out of your pjs to help you get into the “I’m going to work”…

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The 4 Best Ways To Live Longer

The 4 Best Ways To Live Longer

The main lifestyle factors that increase your life expectancy are reducing stress and avoiding smoking, heavy drinking and type 2 diabetes, a study reveals. Type 2 diabetes can be prevented naturally by doing regular physical activity, healthy eating, and getting enough sleep. A person’s quality of life, such as poor sleep and lifestyle risk factors such as obesity will all influence longevity. Researchers found that diabetes and smoking are the leading causes of life shortening for both men and women….

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This Popular Vitamin Is Linked To Weight Loss

This Popular Vitamin Is Linked To Weight Loss

High levels of this vitamin are associated with 20 pounds more weight loss. Higher levels of vitamin D are linked to more weight loss, research finds. People who are dieting have been shown to lose 20 pounds more when they have high vitamin D levels. Vitamin D at higher levels in the body is also associated with burning belly fat. The conclusions come from a study of 4,421 people whose total body fat and belly fat was measured. Across men…

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13 Reasons To Exercise That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

13 Reasons To Exercise That Have Nothing To Do With Losing Weight

Your workout has so many benefits for your mental health, longevity, immune system and more. Many people who loathe exercise arguably feel that way because of how the activity has been marketed to them. For too long, exercise and weight loss have been indivisibly bound, leading many to fall into the comparison trap, experience shame or engage in negative self-talk. But moving your body grants so much more than a fit figure or relief from the guilt of indulging in…

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