How to Get Your Workout Habits to Stick

By Sharon Moore on November 17, 2014

Most of us have gone through the same experience with exercise – one day you wake up feeling so eager to start working out and then in the middle of the week you think about having a rest day. But the next thing you know, one week has already passed. Regular exercise is one habit that is somehow difficult to adopt. But don’t worry, the following [Read More…]

Emotional Check-in Can Help People Lose Weight, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on November 14, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching. And that means there will be more parties, treats and gatherings than usual. At the same time though, a lot of us are expecting to gain some weight by the year ends. But according to a new study, an emotional check-in might just be the key to lose weight. The study, which was published in the Journal of Marketing Re [Read More…]

Struggling? Here’s How to Gain Strength

By Lisa Franchi on November 14, 2014

We all go through series of challenges from time to time. Some are easy to overcome, some aren’t. And even though struggling often brings us discomfort, it’s also gives us an opportunity to learn and make our life better. And during difficult moments, there are several things you can do to gain strength and successfully get over it. Practis [Read More…]

Predictors of Unhealthy Relationships

By Sharon Moore on November 14, 2014

You probably know what makes a healthy relationship. Now, what makes an unhealthy one? While we all want to build strong and lasting relationships, there are things we do that don’t help us achieve this goal, rather, worsen our relationship. Below are the leading predictors of unhealthy relationships. If you think yours is struggling with any one o [Read More…]

Learning a New Language Benefits the Brain like Exercise

By Amy Taylor on November 13, 2014

Learning and practicing something, for instance a second language, strengthens the brain like physical exercise – according to a new study from Penn State University. The research team, headed by Ping Li, professor of psychology, linguistics and information sciences and technology at Penn State, studied 39 native English speakers’ brains ove [Read More…]

The Good about Feeling Bad

By Lisa Franchi on November 13, 2014

Anxiety, anger and sadness – these are just among the many undesirable emotions we really hate to experience. And in this world where the pursuit of happiness seems like an unending maze, it is easy to forget that even ‘bad’ feelings are healthy and can actually contribute to our happiness and well-being. And that denying these feelings can [Read More…]

10 Ways to Improve Your Liver Function

By Rebecca Lewis on November 13, 2014

The liver is one of the overburdened organs in the human body, performing over 5,000 functions. Unfortunately, our modern sedentary lifestyle and poor diet choices further weaken our liver health and expose us to life-threatening diseases. Well, the best thing about our live is its ability to regenerate itself.  When it is given the critical nutrie [Read More…]

Anxiety May Boost Risk of Alzheimer’s, Researchers Say

By Amy Taylor on November 12, 2014

People with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease within a few years. And the risk of Alzheimer’s increases significantly if they suffer from anxiety – new research revealed. Researchers at Baycrest Health Sciences’ Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Canada, determined that anxiety symptoms [Read More…]

Things You Do that Ruin Your Mental Health

By Lisa Franchi on November 12, 2014

There are things we do every day that may actually be ruining our mental health. The worst thing is – we are unaware of them. This list contains some of the possible reasons why you’re always having a bad mood and what you can do to turn it around. You take pictures of everything. Visited a place for the first time? The first thing you probabl [Read More…]

Study Explains Why Bipolar People Tend to Engage in Risky Behaviours

By Amy Taylor on November 11, 2014

It is a known fact that people with bipolar disorder have a tendency to engage in risky behaviours. However, it is still unclear what causes it. In a new study conducted by scientists from Manchester University, researchers found that in the manic stage, the patient often feels intense excitement and irritability, which can trigger unpredictable risky behavi [Read More…]

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