Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain

Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain

Relax, Living Near a Forest is Good for the Brain Residing close to nature has a positive effect on our mental health and well-being. New research suggests that living near nature can have a positive effect on the brains of city dwellers and especially on the amygdala, a part of the brain important for processing […]

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain

Stress, Anxiety and the Human Brain Because stress and anxiety can take so many forms and have so many triggers, brain reactions to it vary a lot. Fortunately, neuroscientists have made tremendous progress in the last few decades toward revealing the underlying neural circuitry of these problems. When stress and anxiety escalates to a level […]

Stress and Anxiety in The Digital Age

Stress and Anxiety in The Digital Age

Stress and Anxiety in The Digital Age $GOOG, $AAPL, $FB, $SNAP In this Digital Age the Internet has put connecting with friends, colleagues, partners  associates,  partners, and lots of other good stuff at our fingertips.. However, while digital connections have a clear advantages, “digital dependence” does not. Dependence on digital communication presents several physical and […]

Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans

Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans

Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans, Tech Falling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $JPM, $KEY Thursday, shares in the biggest US banks rose after they revealed buyback and dividend plans that topped analyst expectations after the Fed approved capital proposals in its annual stress test program. The S&P 500 Bank sector index […]

The Super Rich Defy Convention, Take Risks, Work Better, Harder

The Super Rich Defy Convention, Take Risks, Work Better, Harder

The Super Rich Defy Convention, Take Risks, Work Better, Harder Most people think of the world’s super rich as super successful, disciplined, people who have greater opportunities than the average guy or gal. Money is not always a measure of success, we cannot deny that those who have amassed billions of USDs have experienced great […]

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day

Slow Down at the End of the Day Research shows that there are benefits to slowing down and relaxing at the end of the day, “not the least of which is that it makes falling asleep easier”. There is no reason to panic, understanding and optimism works to accomplish more, not less, there is time, slow […]

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health

Yoga Has a History of Improving Mental & Physical Health Practicing yoga improves both your physical and mental health. Studies, past and present have demonstrated yoga improves back pain, flexibility and core strength, without side effects or drug interactions. Yoga has also had some limited success in management of cancer related symptoms. Aside from core […]

Yes, Meditation Does Mitigate Stress

Yes, Meditation Does Mitigate Stress

Yes, Meditation Does Mitigate Stress Meditation helps us take a deliberate break from the stream of “monkey” thoughts that are constantly running and jumping in and out of the mind. Some people use it to promote spiritual growth or find inner peace, others use it as a powerful relaxation and stress reduction tool. Beyond mental […]

Be Optimistic, Live Happier, Live Longer

Be Optimistic, Live Happier, Live Longer

Be Optimistic, Live Happier, Live Longer Yes, Optimism promotes longevity, because having a positive outlook on life has been shown to be the most influential factor in longevity studies. Healthy behaviors cannot fully account for impact optimism has on mortality, but some researchers believe optimism has a direct effect on biological systems. While conventional medicine […]

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap

Stress, the Hidden Factor in the Longevity Gap A new analysis from the Hamilton Project released last Tuesday reveals that Biomarkers* of stress have risen much more rapidly for low-income people than for high-income ones. The most recent data show that life expectancy of Americans declined in Y 2015, these statistics are not broken down […]

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety

Controlled Breathing Helps Relieve Stress and Anxiety Controlled breathing, or pranayama as its known in the practice of yoga, is a central part of many ancient traditions. Yogic breathing exercises are described in an ancient Tamil script called Thirumanthiram and breath meditations have long been used in Buddhism as a way to help reach Enlightenment. […]

Imagine a World Without Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries & Blackberries

Imagine a World Without Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries & Blackberries

Imagine a World Without Fresh Strawberries, Blueberries & Blackberries What would the world be like without the fresh, delicious flavors, colors and textures that berries provide to our diet? Berries are loaded with vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that provide a host of health advantages. Some of these benefits are fairly recent scientific discoveries All berries […]

Stress Can Make Us Fat!

Stress Can Make Us Fat!

Stress Can Make Us Fat! You have likely figured out that stress can cause us to overeat leading to weight gain. But that is not the only reason we can pack on the pounds according to a new study. Stress triggers a hormone called Adamts1 that causes fat cells in the body to mature, say […]

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing

A Daily Yoga Routine Is Life Changing Yoga postures may not be something you’ve thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, 2-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body. Simple yoga moves can also improve your balance, increase your flexibility and even […]

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things

Laughing Helps Us Learn New Things Psychology Today says laughter helps facilitate your capacity to learn new things. Especially for children, and that is why laughter is such an important part of their playful activities. It actually helps them learn new skills as they engage in play. Plus, laughter helps ensure they are in an […]

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy

Effects of US Embargo Continue To Stress Cuban Economy Cuban President Raul Castro Friday said a “reduction in Oil imports”, falling prices of traditional exports, along with other financial restrictions caused a “tense and stressful” economic situation that will bring limitations in 2-H of Y 2016. Speaking to the lawmakers of Cuba’s parliament, Castro said […]

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet

Fats to Avoid in a Healthy Diet Some dietary fats can be harmful, but it’s important to know which ones and why. For an in-depth review of dietary fats, please see the Weston A. Price Foundation’s article, “Saturated Fat Does a Body Good.” In summary, harmful fats that contribute to heart disease are primarily as […]

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life

Practice Meditation for a Happier, Healthier Life There is growing evidence revealing that meditation can make us healthier and happier. For example, brain imaging technology suggests meditation actually changes the human brain in a number of beneficial ways. MRI scans have shown that long-term meditation can alter the structure of the cerebral cortex. Additionally, brain […]

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood

Exercise Promotes Psychological Health & Good Mood Memory and cognition are the extra benefits associated with physical fitness. Exercise is known to dispel depression, and in many cases more effectively than antidepressants. One of the Key ways exercise promotes mental health is by normalizing insulin resistance and boosting natural “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters associated […]

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity

Good Nutrition Can Help Beat Stress and Add Productivity Tim Garrett explains why he believes the food you eat could be Key to regulating stress levels in the workplace Stress accounts for billions of dollars worth of lost productivity for companies across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the world. Here I explain why stress […]

Start a Garden Reduce Stress

Start a Garden Reduce Stress

Start a Garden Reduce Stress The Big Q: Why Is Gardening Good for Us? Most people start gardening because they have a desire to grow their own food and/or beautify or otherwise alter their landscape, and then continue gardening because the benefits are just too good ignore. Among those many benefits are, as follows: 1. […]

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet Being slim is not necessarily proof of being healthy. Metabolic dysfunction can strike anyone not following an really healthy diet. Carrying excess weight almost always guarantees one will suffer health problems. And so, this is why childhood obesity is a grave concern, as obese children […]

Getting Grounded, Go Barefoot

Getting Grounded, Go Barefoot

Getting Grounded, Go Barefoot Many of us spend most of our waking hours wearing shoes with rubber or plastic soles. These materials are very effective insulators that disconnect us from the Earth’s natural electron flow. Walking barefoot is one of the easiest and best ways to get and stay grounded. Leather-soled shoes also let’s us […]

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life

Expert Tips To Leading A Healthy Life The experts believe we can virtually eliminate your risk of cancer and chronic disease and significantly improve our chances of recovering from cancer by following some simple strategies, as follows: Eat Real Food: Seek to eliminate all processed food in our diet. Eat at least 33% of food […]