How To Be Fit In Your 60s and Beyond

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Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

Dogs Really Can Chase Away Loneliness

Dogs Really Can Chase Away Loneliness
Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research out today confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you to feel less lonely.

Creativity vs. Sensuality: Creating Great Goodness For The World

Creativity vs. Sensuality: Creating Great Goodness For The World
Some things have not changed since Homer's time. Now as then, the young despise boredom. Now as then, kicks are the cheapest solution. As to the beneficial uses of sensuality, dashes of it, to be sure, spice creativity. But runaway sensuality has...

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape

How To Start Exercising If You're Out Of Shape
Perhaps your GP has recommended you exercise more, or you’ve had a recent health scare. Maybe your family’s been nagging you to get off the couch or you’ve decided yourself that it’s time to lose some weight.

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside

Why More Kids Don’t Play Outside
Moms in low-income neighborhoods say physical and social barriers in their neighborhoods discourage them from allowing their children to play outside, according to a new study.

Gaining Time: Prioritizing, Multitasking, Planning

Gaining Time: Prioritizing, Multitasking, Planning
Humans invented the measurement of hours fairly early on in our history. Then we added minutes and seconds. We've only recently conceived of the nanosecond. We've forgotten that time is fiction, a simple measuring device we created. We imbue time with significance, judge it as being "quality" or not, and race against it.

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started

Boost Your Immune System: Getting Started
You've probably noticed that there's a healing side to exercise: It can chase the blues, help fight stress, and raise your energy. Qigong, t'ai chi, and yoga were used purposefully in ancient cultures as a complement to medical treatment.

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"

10 Stretches To Keep You Limber Throughout Your Life and Overcome "Inflexibility"
Most people -- men especially -- tend to skimp on the stretching facet of their workouts. By committing to a flexibility routine, however, you can actually prevent injuries that can sideline you in later years and instead continue to use your body more fully, because you'll maintain greater range of motion in your muscles and joints.

Why Pizza Tastes So Good

Why Pizza Tastes So Good?
Pizza is one of the world’s most popular foods. In the U.S., 350 slices are eaten every second, while 40% of Americans eat pizza at least once a week.

The Mystery Of What Makes A Joke Funny

The Mystery Of What Makes A Joke Funny
How do you like the following joke from Sumeria in about 1900BC? “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap."

Must A Seeker Choose Between A Nice Car and “Awareness”?

Must A Seeker Choose Between A Nice Car and “Awareness”?
There is a conflict in early twenty-first century New Thought. Some seekers want a New Thought that emphasizes personal attainment and ambition. Others believe that New Thought’s focus should be on social justice—they view the think-and-grow-rich approach as narrow, unspiritual, or outdated.

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?

What's Made Of Legumes But Sizzles On The Barbecue Like Beef?
There is a revolution taking place in burger joints and supermarkets across Australia. Plant products that taste and behave like meat are increasingly making their way onto the plates of consumers as concern grows over the environmental impact of food production.

Benefits Of Raw Milk vs. Dangers Of Raw Milk

Why The Benefits Of Raw Milk Are Unclear But The Dangers Are Real
According to some of its online proponents, unpasteurised or “raw” milk can “heal the gut”, boost the immune system, prevent allergies, give you healthier skin and even contribute to bodybuilding.

Why Americans Are Embracing Plant-based Meat Products

Why Americans Are Embracing Plant-based Meat Products
By 2050, many scientists estimate that the world food supply will have to increase sharply from today’s level to meet anticipated demand from a global population of 9 to 10 billion people.

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain

3 Reasons You Have Neck Pain
If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Spinal pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its occurrence has increased dramatically over the past 25 years.

The Power of Sound for Health and Healing

The Power of Sound for Health and Healing
Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds, identifies healing as the result of a formula he defines as: Frequency + Intention = Healing. This can be accomplished in various ways through sound. Chant is one way that sound and intention have been combined throughout history to create various states of healing.

How To Eat Fish Responsibly

How To Eat Fish Responsibly
It now seems absurd that anyone once believed the ocean was inexhaustable: fish stocks are in dismal shape and scientists say overfishing is a global problem with potentially irreversible consequences to ecosystems and human livelihoods.

How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain

How Memories Are Formed And Retrieved By The Brain
Try to remember that last dinner you went out for. Perhaps you can remember the taste of that delicious pasta, the sounds of the jazz pianist in the corner, or that boisterous laugh from the portly gentleman three tables over.

Is Coconut Water Good For You?

Is Coconut Water Good For You?
In recent years coconut water has left the palm-treed shores of tropical islands where tourists on lounge chairs stick straws straight into the fruit, and exploded onto supermarket shelves

Is Raw Food Safe For My Dogs And Me?

Is Raw Food Safe For My Dogs And Me?
Raw food for dogs is a growing trend, but drug-resistant bacteria in the raw food can transfer to the pets—and to humans, too.

Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?

Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?
Humans have a particularly strong and, at times, irrational obsession with possessions. Every year, car owners are killed or seriously injured in their attempts to stop the theft of their vehicles – a choice that few would make in the cold light of day.

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?
Autoimmune diseases, which include a range of around 80 different illnesses from rheumatoid arthritis to type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, occur when the immune system attacks the body.

Is It OK To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?

Is It Ok To Chew Or Crush Your Medicine?
Some people are incapable of swallowing tablets because of physical reasons, such as surgery or gastric reflux, while others struggle for psychological reasons.

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters

Gut Microbes Can Be Picky Eaters – Here's Why It Matters
We choose our food for a variety of reasons, including personal preference, availability, cost and healthiness. But we should also take our gut microbes’ preferences into account, a new study published in Cell suggests.

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed

Red Meat Study Caused A Stir – Here's What Wasn't Discussed
Accurate, consistent dietary advice seems increasingly hard to find. For instance, a widely reported study recently claimed that people don’t need to reduce their consumption of red and processed meat for health reasons.

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?

What Is A Healthy Blood Pressure?
More than 7m people in the UK have high blood pressure; it is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, associated with one in four deaths.

What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview

What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview
Getting a new job is tough. I know this not just because of my own research as a professor studying the intersection of business and ethics, but also because of the countless candidates I interviewed for major firms in my previous career.

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia

Low Blood Pressure Could Be A Culprit In Dementia
Decline in brain function often occurs as people age. People often worry that declining brain function is an inevitable part of growing old and will lead to dementia, but it is not. Many people do not experience age-related cognitive decline.

5 Ways Meat Is Killing The Planet

5 Ways The Meat On Your Plate Is Killing The Planet
When we hear about the horrors of industrial livestock farming – the pollution, the waste, the miserable lives of billions of animals – it is hard not to feel a twinge of guilt and conclude that we should eat less meat.

How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work

How Folk Medicines For Blood Pressure Work
Common herbs, including lavender, fennel, and chamomile, have a long history as folk medicines used to lower blood pressure. New research explains the molecular mechanisms at work.

The Power of Passion: Why Geniuses Have Genius

Why Geniuses Have Genius: The Power of Passion
What geniuses do is straightforward enough — they recognize their gifts, and then they fully and completely embrace their craft. These people have achieved success because they surrendered fully and completely to their passion. Their first and utmost priority in their life is their work, and they give themselves to it without question.

What Works For Me: 1, 2, 3... TENS

What Works For Me: 1, 2, 3... TENS
A few weeks ago, I hurt my back. I pulled a muscle and when it happened, it literally knocked me off my feet. It took me several minutes to get back up off the floor and the pain was like nothing I'd ever felt in my life. However, with my usual positive attitude, I thought: "No problem, this will be healed in a day or two."

The Power of Self-Care with The Art of Jin Shin

The Power of Self-Care with The Art of Jin Shin
A child sucks her thumb for self-comfort. An adult touches several fingers to his forehead or leans a cheek into her balled-up fist as a response to cognitive stress. We cross our arms or place our hands on our hips when we seek safety and grounding. None of us are explicitly taught to use these postures as cop­ing mechanisms, yet when the need arises, we fall back on them without con­scious effort.

Stanford Researchers Find Lead in Commonly Used Spice

Often unaware of the dangers, some spice processors in Bangladesh use an industrial lead chromate pigment to imbue turmeric with a bright yellow color prized for curries and other traditional dishes.

France Forgot Its Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana?

France Forgets Own Golden Age Of Medical Marijuana
This past summer the French food and drug office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted limited medical cannabis trials inside France, something that’s been illegal since 1953.

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age

New Theories Gaining Ground Why We Age
Why do we age? It’s a question that has had scientists scratching their heads for decades, but finally, we are starting to get some answers. Here is the story so far.

Beautiful People Don't Always Win In The Workplace

Beautiful People Don't Always Win In The Workplace
Beautiful people tend to have a lot more luck in the work world. Research has shown people deemed attractive get paid more, receive better job evaluations and are generally more employable

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