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Sleep Helps Protect Against Dementia, According To Recent Study

Sleep Helps Protect Against Dementia, According To Recent Study

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia risk mostly depends on factors like genetics. But new research shows rest can be a good prevention strategy. New research suggests getting sufficient sleep may help curb dementia risk later in life. The bulk of the risk factors for dementia are utterly out of our control, like age and genetics. But growing scientific evidence says there are measures people can take to mitigate their risk of developing the condition, which impacts an estimated 50 million people…

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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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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination—Is This Keeping You up Late at Night?

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination—Is This Keeping You up Late at Night?

If you delay sleep in favor of bingeing TV or browsing social media, you may be a bedtime procrastinator. Here’s what that means—and how to make yourself go to bed. When you put off going to sleep Raise your hand if you regularly find yourself scrolling through your favorite social media sites while lying in bed or catching up on the news long after you were supposed to go to sleep. You’re not alone. Plenty of adults deal with what…

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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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Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study   Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night’s sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The link between poor sleep and a greater body mass index (BMI) has been shown in study after study, but researchers typically relied on the memories of the participants to record how…

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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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