Mindfulness: The New Science of Health and Happiness

Part 1: OUTSMART STRESS Save Yourself from Stress The American Psychological Association reports that 34% of Americans say their stress levels shot up in the past year. Physical symptoms that accompany stress are the body’s warning system. A 2014 study from Carnegie-Mellon University revealed that people under significant pressure at work had a 45% higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.   Five Habits that Reduces Stress Take the scenic route. …

3 Ways Exercise Benefits Your Brain

Here are three brain benefits of exercise, plus a look at the science behind them from the inside out. Boost Your Mental Fitness There are about 86 billion neurons designed to bark orders to the rest of your body — all with the help of chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. The neurotransmitters regulate everything from your mood and sleep cycle, to memory and appetite. Studies show that low levels of two …

Silver Wings: Youthful Living for Seniors

There is a tendency to move into ‘cruise control’ when you get older. The excuses are many, but they tend to be associated with apathy and a lack of vitality. The fastest group of population growth in the U.S. is centenarians, and the research shows that four key nutrients are necessary to support living a long and healthy life: Vitamin D, DHA, folate, and magnesium. These will be discussed in …

5 Surprising Benefits of Yoga

Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into near impossible postures to find inner peace. These hidden benefits will help you in the kitchen, office and bedroom. 1. Boost Immunity A recent Norwegian study found that yoga practice results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level. And it doesn’t take long: The researchers believe …