Research from Warwick Medical School published February 2011 in the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications. Leading academics from the University have linked lack of sleep to strokes, heart attacks and cardiovascular disorders which often result in early death.
Regular exercise improves the ability of overweight, previously inactive children to think, plan and even do math, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. Researchers suspect exercise would have a similar impact on their leaner counterparts.
It is becoming well accepted that, as well as too little exercise, too much sitting is bad for people’s health. Now a study has found that it is not just the length of time people spend sitting down that can make a difference, but also the number of breaks that they take while sitting at their desk or on their sofa. Plenty of breaks, even if they are as little as one minute, seem to be good for people’s hearts and their waistlines.
While you may not be able to stop after just one, simply imagining yourself eating a bag of potato chips could keep you from going overboard. A study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, published in Science, shows that when you imagine eating a certain food, it reduces your actual consumption of that food. These findings suggest that trying to suppress one’s thoughts of desired foods in order to curb cravings for those foods is a fundamentally flawed strategy, said CMU’s Carey Morewedge.
Christmas with all its rush and excesses can be depressing rather than uplifting. So here are some suggestions about how you can make Christmas better. Reduce the stress of Christmas.
Old herbals hint that rosemary exerts its influence magically as well as physically. Burned as an incense, twined into a wreath, or grown in a pot, rosemary protects the house and those who live in it, especially the women. Added to the wedding bouquet, it insures fidelity. Tied with silk ribbons and given to the wedding guests, it spreads loving kindness.
Karen Judy, MD, of Loyola University in the USA says that following a few simple tips could reduce the number of deaths and injuries of children involved in car accidents. Studies have shown that seven out of 10 car seats are not installed correctly, leading to the deaths of thousands each year.
A review article published by Loyola University's nursing school researchers concluded that adequate intake of vitamin D may prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and reduce complications for those who have already been diagnosed. Management of vitamin D deficiency may be a simple and cost-effective method to improve blood-sugar control and prevent the serious complications associated with diabetes.
Christmas is such an important event in our calendar, but over the years it seems that the whole run-up to it has become increasingly stressful - and for some the day itself is regarded with an apprehension verging on dread. So, here’s a few ideas which may help to ease the stress and allow you some space to enjoy the festive season. The general thrust of this tip is about tempering expectations, and daring to do things differently.
A new study has shown that people suffering from fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis may obtain significant benefit from a course of Tai Chi – less pain, fatigue and stiffness, and an improved sense of well-being.