Well-being

Study suggests mothers of young children should cut down on screen time

29 Jun 2016
Australian researchers are encouraging mothers of young children to avoid all forms of screen-based activity (tablets, smartphones, etc.) in order to reduce their anxiety levels, which can already be high due to busy days and broken...
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This super fun exercise helps you beat stress and enjoy your weekend

Colouring, claim the publishers of Colour Therapy: An Anti-Stress Colouring Book, can lower anxiety, stabilize mood, increase attention span and serve as a sleep aid.
25 Jun 2016
The benefits of art therapy have been proven scientifically once again. Researchers have shown that regardless of age or experience, creative pursuits can significantly lower stress levels.   Can colouring, drawing, modeling with clay...
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Well-timed exercise might improve learning

exercise / work out
18 Jun 2016
Aerobic exercise four hours after a memorization task, but not exercise right afterwards, was linked to improved recall in a series of Dutch experiments. Newly-learned information turns into long-term knowledge through a process of...
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How to get a better night's sleep

Sleep 2
12 Jun 2016
We all know how much better we feel after a good night's sleep and yet many of us still struggle to get enough shut-eye, leaving us feeling bleary-eyed, grumpy, and with an urge to snack on sugary junk food for the energy boost that we...
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Cycling from young age sets us in motion till later in life

by Pauline Houede | Fans hail the smooth new velo routes as the answer to urban traffic jams and air pollution, and a way to safely get nine-to-fivers outdoors
11 Jun 2016
A new UK study of cycling and related safety behaviours has found that those who cycled as children are more like to take part in the activity later in life.   Carried out by a team from the University of Bristol’s Children of...
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How to stay healthy during exam season

08 Jun 2016
Getting through the exam period is a challenging time for many students and it can often feel like you don’t have time for yourself or your health and fitness. But taking a break from the books and making time to incorporate healthy...
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These yoga trends are too cool not to try

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
27 May 2016
Whether you’re a beginner, expert, or even a bad yogi, the latest trends in yoga could be just what you need to get you started on the mat, or even in a hammock. From adding new accessories such as weights to finishing your flow with...
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Virtual reality therapy could help people with depression

depression
27 May 2016
To test virtual reality therapy as a possible new treatment for patients with depression, teams from University College London (UCL) and ICREA-University of Barcelona, recruited 15 patients with depression aged 23 – 61. The patients...
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Study suggests mothers of young children should cut down on screen time

The researchers suggest that mothers of young children could try a "digital detox" to limit their screen time
26 May 2016
Australian researchers are encouraging mothers of young children to avoid all forms of screen-based activity (tablets, smartphones, etc.) in order to reduce their anxiety levels, which can already be high due to busy days and broken nights...
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You’re not getting enough sleep because you can’t stop doing this

snoring / sleeping
17 May 2016
Social pressures are forcing people to cut back on their sleep, contributing to a “global sleep crisis,” according to a new study based on research collected through a smartphone app.   It enabled scientists from the...
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