Bipolar Patients Have Different Brain Structures, Study Suggests

By Lisa Franchi on December 10, 2014

While people with Type I and the less-severe Type II bipolar disorder share some of the same symptoms, there are significant differences in the physical structure of their brains. Basically, Type I sufferers have somewhat smaller brain volume, according to a new study. As brain imaging technologies have advanced and matured over the past few decades, there& [Read More…]

Exercising to Lower Blood Pressure

By Amy Taylor on December 10, 2014

Regular physical activity is one of the keys to lower your blood pressure. And even if you are taking medications for hypertension, studies have shown that exercising can boost the drug’s effect on your body. Exercising doesn’t have to be agonising. Here are a few tips that will help you lower blood pressure through exercise. Seek help from a [Read More…]

How to Prevent an Argument (Before It Even Starts)

By Sharon Moore on December 10, 2014

We all go through the bad, stressful days. There are times when we really can’t be more patient. Just one wrong move or a few minor comments can infuriate us.   But it really don’t have to lead to painful arguments with our loved ones. Here are a few steps to follow to prevent an argument even before it starts: Realise that anger itself is [Read More…]

How to Be Happier This 2015

By Amy Taylor on December 09, 2014

Time flies by so fast. It’s hard to believe that we are about to say goodbye to 2014 and say hello to another year. You probably have a lot of great things to be thankful of this year, but like the rest, you also have gone through painful experiences. Maybe as early as now you are already thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. And if one of [Read More…]

How to Make Exercise a Part of Your Life

By Lisa Franchi on December 09, 2014

Do you have this “love and hate” relationship with exercise? You’re not alone. Most people do. Each year, thousands of people make a promise to themselves that they are going to make exercise a part of their life. But after a few weeks or months, for reasons they can’t figure out, the go back to their old, sedentary lifestyle again. [Read More…]

Gut Flora Plays a Crucial Role in Metabolism, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on December 09, 2014

Researchers from Louvain Drug Research Institute made an important discovery related to the essential role of the intestinal immune system regarding the control of the energy metabolism. Such mechanism fuels obesity and diabetes type 2 after following a diet with a high dose of fat nutrition. They found that when modifying the response of the immune system [Read More…]

Prolonged Sitting at Work Fuels Anxiety & Depression, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on December 08, 2014

Less physical activity has long been linked to mental health issues. Now, a new study found that employees who sit for long periods of time are at greater risk for psychological distress. The research, which involved  3,367 state government employees, suggest that sitting for longer than six hours per day had higher rates of anxiety and depression comp [Read More…]

Overcoming Childhood Hurts: 5 Key Steps

By Amy Taylor on December 08, 2014

It’s really hard to imagine that some of the painful experiences we had decades ago can still affect us in the present moment. Many people underestimate the negative effects of difficult childhood experiences in their life as adults. But not giving attention to it can be detrimental to our mental health. Maybe you have suffered from rejection when you [Read More…]

7 Morning Rituals that Can Make a Big, Big Difference in Your Life

By Lisa Franchi on December 08, 2014

It’s Monday – again. You still probably have a hangover of a weekend party you attended and all you want to do now is to shut that alarm clock off and get extra hours in bed. But of course, like most Mondays, it isn’t possible. There are mornings when we really hate doing anything work-related. There are mornings when we don’t feel l [Read More…]

Surviving the Challenges of Personal Growth the Easy Way

By Lisa Franchi on December 05, 2014

If you ever want to make your life better, you’ve got to welcome change. Personal growth can be tricky and full of challenges, but it can open the door to happiness and success. The road to personal growth can be bumpy, but once you’ve gotten to your destination, it gives you a very rewarding feeling – something that material gains and acco [Read More…]

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