Posts Tagged Health

Interesting facts #41…

Osteoporosis is a common disease that makes bones weak, thin, brittle and more likely to break… Read here to learn all about osteoporosis, it’s risks, symptoms, and treatment: https://www.livescience.com/65900-osteoporosis.html Advertisements

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A short bout of exercise enhances brain function…

Summary: Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory… Read the full article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190702184555.htm

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This Simple Relaxing Exercise…

(Intro from mind body green) When we feel stressed or anxious, it’s not uncommon for our breath to become shallow—we may even feel like we’re holding our breath. As you can guess, this doesn’t help when trying to relieve anxiety… You can read the rest of this article here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/feeling-overwhelmed-try-this-simple-relaxing-exercise

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Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought…

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest… Read the article here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603084144.htm

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Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and wellbeing…

Summary: .Spending at least two hours a week in nature may be a crucial threshold for promoting health and wellbeing, according to a new large-scale study… Read all about this here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190613095227.htm

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The 5 Best Yoga Poses For Increasing Your Circulation ASAP…

Blood, as we know, plays an essential role in the body—it circulates essential nutrients and oxygen throughout your body and also removes waste from your cells. Increasing your blood flow can help you feel energized and increase physical and mental performance, and yoga can be a simple, effective tool for increasing your circulation… Intro from mind body green, check […]

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As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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How to Be Like a Tree: Still, Strong, and Uniquely Beautiful…

Obtaining peace whilst dealing with stress and anxiety, through the simple beauty of trees… Read about this here at Tiny Buddha: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/how-to-be-like-a-tree-still-strong-and-uniquely-beautiful/

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3 One-Minute Practices To Rebalance Your Body & Mind…

No matter what’s happening in our busy lives, it’s essential to make time to breathe and come back to awareness of our body… Read this article at mind body green: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/3-one-minute-practices-to-rebalance-your-body-and-mind

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CBD and CBD Oil: What Is It and Does It Really Work?…

The popularity of medical marijuana is soaring, and among the numerous products consumers are seeking are CBD, or cannabis oils… Read more here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/63452-what-is-cannabis-oil.html

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Be in the Moment with Mindful Meditation…

A brief look at the mindful meditation practice, read about it here: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/be-in-the-moment-with-mindful-meditation#1

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Do You Sit All Day? A Walking Meditation May Be Just What You Need…

Intro: We hear a lot about the benefits of meditation, but it’s not always easy to sit down and get still. Fortunately, there is a way to get the meditative experience without having to sit in silence—a walking meditation… Read about walking meditation here at Mind Body Green: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/having-trouble-sitting-down-to-meditate-try-this-instead

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A comprehensive map of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain…

Summary: Researchers performed the first comprehensive analysis of the genes altered in individual brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, allowing them to identify the distinctive cellular pathways affected in neurons and other types of brain cells… Read the full report on this research at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190501131400.htm

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“Happiness is the highest form of health.” – Dalai Lama…

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Not Losing Weight? New Study Says This Could Be Why…

(from mind body green) Hormones have a lot of control over our day-to-day functioning. They determine how we feel, how we think, and even to some extent how we look. So when it comes to losing or gaining weight, it’s not surprising to hear that hormones could have something to do with it. If you’re […]

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How Does the Body Know When to Stop Drinking Water?…

That first drop of ice-cold water after a run in the scalding sun can be deliciously inviting. A glass of water after downing four others, however, probably isn’t… Read all about this here at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/65086-how-brain-knows-stop-drinking-water.html

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As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea

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