Rest, Relaxation and Exercise

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It can be hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the hustle and bustle world that we live in. If you are in school, commuting to work and/or taking care of your family, time can seem to evaporate. Taking good care of your body and mind can make a difference in how healthy you are in general and how well … Read More

Your Brain On: No Sleep

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By: Markham Heid You feel it the moment your alarm goes off—that soggy, sickly sensation of having slept all wrong. You pour OJ on your cereal and get 10 steps out of the house before realizing your contacts aren’t in. “Today’s going to be so much fun!” you think. Cognitive scientists still can’t explain just why you need sleep. But … Read More

Sleep, Learning, and Memory

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At a Glance Research suggests that sleep plays an important role in memory, both before and after learning a new task. Lack of adequate sleep affects mood, motivation, judgment, and our perception of events. Although there are some open questions about the specific role of sleep in forming and storing memories, the general consensus is that consolidated sleep throughout a … Read More

Lack of Sleep Affects Performance and Damages Brain Cells

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by Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD | May 28, 2014   Everyone knows that bad night sleep can easily affect the whole day ahead. Even a relatively small (2-3 hours) loss of sleep leads to the fall in mood and mental performance. Regular or frequent sleep disturbances can even have much more far-reaching consequences. It is already well established that chronic lack … Read More

Sleep and Weight Gain

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Will better sleep help you avoid extra pounds? By Denise Mann | WebMD Feature Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Could lack of sleep be causing you to gain weight? Think about it: If you’re feeling sleepy at work, you may be tempted to reach for a cup of coffee (or several cups) and a doughnut for a quick shot … Read More

Sleep More, Weigh Less

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on June 30, 2014 It’s true: Being short on sleep can really affect your weight. While you weren’t sleeping, your body cooked up a perfect recipe for weight gain. When you’re short on sleep, it’s easy to lean on a large latte to get moving. You might be tempted to skip exercise (too tired), … Read More

Relaxation: Tips and exercises to help you relax.

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How could relaxation help me? Exploring relaxation can help you look after your well-being when you’re feeling stressed or busy. Have a look at these tips and ideas to see how relaxation can fit into your daily life. Don’t worry if some ideas don’t work for you – just enjoy the ones that do: Take a break Focus on your breathing Listen … Read More

Fool-Proof Anxiety Relaxation Techniques

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Learning effective anxiety relaxation techniques is an important part of coping with stress and anxiety. These techniques won’t cure anxiety on their own – for that, you need a more extensive anxiety treatment – but they can reduce your anxiety during times of high stress, and the less anxiety you experience, the easier it is to cope with anxiety later. … Read More

Relaxation Techniques

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Need stress relief? Use these techniques to relax your mind and de-stress By Lisa Drayer, R.D. | September 26, 2007 Relaxing is all about getting your mind off of the stresses of life. Anything that will accomplish this can be helpful in making you feel calm and at peace. Here are some easy ways to feel more relaxed in your … Read More

6 Breathing Exercises to Relax in 10 Minutes or Less

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Overworked, underslept and feeling the pressure? There are plenty of ways to find calm, without investing in a four-hand spa massage. All you need is a pair of lungs, your breath and 10 minutes or less. By Jordan Shakeshaft | Greatist.com Oct. 08, 2012 Don’t wait until fight or flight kicks in before minding your breath. Controlled breathing not only … Read More