Fresh Air, Sunshine, Walk in the Woods Improve Our Immune System

Fresh Air, Sunshine, Walk in the Woods Improve Our Immune System

Fresh air and sunshine improves our mood, but spending time in the woods boosts your natural killer cells, if there are no woods around, go to a green space, breathe and… Develop the Habits that Support Your Immune System Developing healthy habits is important to support your immune system, reduce the potential for viral infections […]

Traveling Is Good for Our Health

Traveling Is Good for Our Health

Americans are known for their work ethic, working on average more than most other western countries and taking fewer vacations.  In fact, Americans are 50% as likely as Europeans to travel to more than 1 country, and 29% have never been abroad. Travel is good for us, and here are studies that prove it, as […]

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

Nurture Your Brain with Real Food

A healthy diet can help promote positive thinking, there is Power in Positive Thinking Having a healthy diet can lead you to have a more positive outlook and not just about being healthy. If you eat the correct foods, you can raise the levels of serotonin, and this acts as a mood stabilizer. Not only […]

Stress Taming Foods

Stress Taming Foods

FLASH: Feeling stressed? Well, the solution may be as simple as eating the right food. “Food sends chemical messages to the brain that either trigger or tame our stress reactions,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, chief energy officer of synergy brain fitness and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress says. “Helpful stress-taming foods include a […]

Beat Stress, Improve Health in 5 Mins

Beat Stress, Improve Health in 5 Mins

In today’s world is hard to escape stress of modern living. Beyond affecting mood, it can damage one’s health, from lost sleep and stress-eating to weight gain and heart disease. Fortunately, there are easy steps to take to counter all of the negatives. A simple solution is a 20-min daily break to practice relaxation in […]

Smiling Really Does Boost Your Mood

Smiling Really Does Boost Your Mood

Turn that frown upside down and make people around you feel a bit happier. “Conventional wisdom tells us that we can feel a little happier if we simply smile. Or that we can get ourselves in a more serious mood if we scowl,” said lead researcher Nicholas Coles, a graduate student in social psychology at […]

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose!

Get Out of Bed on Purpose! Research has found that people who are naturally early to bed and early to rise may have a lower risk of depression than those who are night owls. This research is the largest and most detailed observational study yet to look at the link between chronotype, an individual’s own […]

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood

The Link Between Food and Mood Recent research looking at the effects of the antihypertensive diet on mental health concluded this kind of dietary pattern, which is low in sugar and high in fresh fruits and vegetables, can help reduce the risk of depression in many people especially seniors. Overall, people who followed the DASH diet […]

Mood Depends on Diet, Eat Real Food

Mood Depends on Diet, Eat Real Food

Mood Depends on Diet, Eat Real Food A new study reveals that the types of foods we should eat to improve our mental health change as we age. Researchers at New York’s Binghamton University conducted an anonymous internet survey which included people from around the world. They completed the Food-Mood Questionnaire (FMQ), which includes questions […]

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More

Lemongrass Oil for Mood & More Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) is a tall perennial plant from the Poaceae grass family, which thrives in tropical and sub-tropical climes, such as in India, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China and Guatemala. The plant grows in clumps and has bright green, sharp-edged leaves, similar to grass. Lemongrass is a […]

B Vitamins Are Important for Mental Health & Wellbeing

B Vitamins Are Important for Mental Health & Wellbeing

B Vitamins Are Important for Mental Health & Wellbeing A Key reason for B vitamins’ effect on a wide range of mood disorders and neurological and psychiatric conditions relates to the fact that these vitamins have a direct impact on the methylation cycle, and are required for the production and function of neurotransmitters and the […]

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 […]

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition

Gardening Can Improve Your Health, Fitness, Mood and Nutrition Of course, fresh air never hurt anyone, and research confirms that spending time in nature can have significant mental and emotional health benefits. Depression is sometimes rooted in a feeling of being disconnected, and reconnecting to nature can help you reconnect to your own self and […]

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly

Ways To Boost Your Mood Quickly When you are in the midst of your daily routine; to-do lists, work deadlines, cooking, cleaning, children’s activities and the like you are probably not thinking about what you could do to feel happier. There seems to be no time for that, and your mind is probably occupied with […]