Lifestyle Archive
  • »Healthy Living: How Not Sleeping Enough Changes Your Gut

    Sun 25 December / Dec 2016. 10:22 PM
    Studies link insufficient sleep to some pretty scary consequences, including an increased risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even some cancers.
    Experts still don’t fully understand why not getting enough sleep is connected...
  • »Healthy Living: How Keeping a Tidy Home Affects You Psychologically

    Thu 22 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    How does keeping things tidy change people psychologically? You gain greater confidence in yourself. Also, you become more optimistic and calmer in the mind than before you tidied.
    There are several reasons for these changes: your self-image...
  • »Healthy Living: The Secret to Autoimmune Disease May Lie in The Gut

    Wed 21 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 per cent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say that number is rising at an alarming rate....
  • »Living Well: Scientific Evidence That People Who Enjoy Life Live Longer

    Tue 20 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    People who enjoy life don’t just live better ― they may also live longer, new research suggests.
    While it’s been well-established that happiness and positive thinking are good for your health, the question of whether a good attitude...
  • »Healthy Living: This 5-Minute Exercise Melts Anxiety Away

    Mon 19 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Feel like you haven’t taken a deep breath in eons? That’s because you probably haven’t, says Belisa Vranich, clinical psychologist and author of Breathe: 14 Days to Oxygenating, Recharging, and Fuelling Your Body & Brain,...
  • »‘Anxiety Sensitivity’ Is Real. Here’s How to Know You Have It

    Sun 18 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Do you get anxious about being anxious? If a nervous-sounding “yes” just popped into your head, then this one’s for you.
    The fear of anxiety itself is a real condition, which clinicians call “anxiety sensitivity.”...
  • »Living Well: Stress - The Final Frontier

    Sat 17 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Stress is not a dirty word. Or is it?
    Our body’s autonomic response comes in very handy when we are in a life threatening situation and need to survive. The sympathetic nervous system kicks in, taking control of all bodily functions preparing...
  • »Healthy Living: How Personality Traits Tip Over Into Mental Illness

    Thu 15 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Psychologists are aware that personality can factor into mental health ― for example, perfectionism leading to clinical depression and anxiety disorders ― but the relationship between certain personality traits and psychiatric illnesses isn’t...
  • »Why Doctors Need To Show More Empathy To Their Patients

    Wed 14 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Instead of being urged to simply “be more compassionate,” doctors should learn specific empathy skills during their training to improve their care of patients, one doctor argues in a new paper.
    According to Dr David Jeffrey, an honorary...
  • »Living Well: 7 Tips to Not Lose Your Mind over the Holidays

    Tue 13 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    Holiday season is upon us. And if you’re ready to pull your hair out, you’re not alone. Nearly half of all women and just over 30 percent of men report being under more stress around the holidays than usual, according to a national...
  • »I Read 52 Books This Year; Here’s What I Learned.

    Mon 12 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    By ABIGAIL WILLIAMS The Huffington Post
    I am truly terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions. My New Year’s quests to diet and exercise usually crash and burn in about a month. Last year’s pledge to limit my sugar intake lasted...
  • »Mental Health: 13 Cognitive Biases That Really Mess Things Up For You

    Sun 11 December / Dec 2016. 01:00 AM
    The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50 thousand thoughts each day and 100 thousand chemical reactions every second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that’s...
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