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Why a Brisk Walk Is Better

Why a Brisk Walk Is Better | wellness | Scoop.it
If you are walking to improve your health, it’s time to stop strolling and pick up the pace, reports Gretchen Reynolds in this week’s Phys Ed column.
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Studying Yoga's Effect On Genes

Studying Yoga's Effect On Genes | wellness | Scoop.it

A Harvard Medical School psychiatrist investigates the impact of yoga and meditation on gene expression related to stress and immunity through a new NIH-funded study.


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PLOS ONE: Genomic Counter-Stress Changes Induced by the Relaxation Response

PLOS ONE: Genomic Counter-Stress Changes Induced by the Relaxation Response | wellness | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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What It’s Like to Believe That You Could Be Immortal

What It’s Like to Believe That You Could Be Immortal | wellness | Scoop.it
Most of us accept that our lives are limited. We'll have a certain number of years—more than 75, we hope, but probably fewer than 100—and then we'll die. The world will go on without us.
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The Ancient Marriage between Music, Movement and Mood | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

The Ancient Marriage between Music, Movement and Mood | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | wellness | Scoop.it
Think back to that moment when you first heard your favorite song. What about it made you stop in your tracks? Was it the incessant buildup, ...

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Andrew McCluskey's curator insight, November 22, 2013 1:48 PM

Quite a long read that focuses on two or three of some of the more interesting recent studies into what's going on in our brains when we're listening to music.  Shelly looks at how we develop "musical templates" that allow our drug addled brains to feed us dopamine on demand and then looks at the relationship between music, emotions and the limbic system - the studies would indicate that they are pretty much intertwined, regardless of culture.

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256 Year Old Chinese Herbalist Li Ching-Yuen, Holistic Medicine, and 15 Character Traits That Cause Diseases

256 Year Old Chinese Herbalist Li Ching-Yuen, Holistic Medicine, and 15 Character Traits That Cause Diseases | wellness | Scoop.it
(TruthSeekerDaily) In 1930, the New York Times printed an article uncovering certain Chinese government documents. They revealed that herbalist Li Ching-Yuen was born in 1677 and received official congratulations on this 200th birthday in 1877.
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Cardio - Scooby's Home Workouts

Cardio - Scooby's Home Workouts | wellness | Scoop.it
Cardiovascular exercise is very important for general health, weight loss, and getting sixpack abs. Learn what type of cardio is best for you.
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From the Corner Office - Dr. Kenneth Cooper

From the Corner Office - Dr. Kenneth Cooper | wellness | Scoop.it
When Dr. Kenneth Cooper published his first book, Aerobics, in 1968, people could hardly pronounce it. Convincing those same people that this funny word was a critical component to their overall well-being has entailed a long, difficult journey.
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10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Happiness

10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Happiness | wellness | Scoop.it

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the No.1 value for Buffer’s culture, if you see our slidedeck about it. So naturally we are obsessed with it.

 

The author would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so he thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones.

 


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Here are 10 scientifically proven ways to increase your well-being and boost your short-term and long-term happiness.

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Now you have more reasons to be happy!

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Ups and downs of nannying staff to take the stairs - FT.com

Ups and downs of nannying staff to take the stairs - FT.com | wellness | Scoop.it
As a child I lived in a narrow house with five floors. Half my youth was spent running up and down the staircase and I have been a devoted stair-climber ever since.
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Lancet: Antibiotic-resistant 'Superbugs' Grave Threat 'In Very Near Future'

Lancet: Antibiotic-resistant 'Superbugs' Grave Threat 'In Very Near Future' | wellness | Scoop.it
As the debate rages in Washington over the future of Obamcare, The Lancet is issuing a dire warning on superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.
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America's First Yoga Scandal

America's First Yoga Scandal | wellness | Scoop.it
by Robert Love

The founder of Anusara yoga recently stepped down amid accusations of sexual impropriety with his students. But America's first yoga scandal dates back to America's first yogi.
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Yoga's first chance in the West....

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5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by Headspace.com

5 Ways To Bring Mindfulness Into Everyday Life, by Headspace.com | wellness | Scoop.it
Research shows that most people spend up to 50 percent of their time in their heads - a tendency that does nothing to increase our happiness and in fact has been proved to be detrimental to it.
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True life is lived when tiny changes occur

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24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care

24 Outstanding Statistics on How Social Media has Impacted Health Care | wellness | Scoop.it
Communication has been disrupted through social media but how has the health care industry faired? Dive into an analysis of 24 statistics on the subject.

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Mark McMahon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:55 PM

I just love totally unexpected statistics

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This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten

This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten | wellness | Scoop.it
A provocative essay by Dr. Kelly Brogan on why she is now convinced it is imperative for all people to eliminate gluten, a highly inflammatory food, from their lives.
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Key Principles Of Digital Health

Key Principles Of Digital Health | wellness | Scoop.it
As you listen to the rigorous discussions that occur within these programs, and witness the passion of the participants, you come away with the sense that while the challenges ahead are significant, the need is great, the opportunity is...

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The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise

The Power of a Daily Bout of Exercise | wellness | Scoop.it
A new study suggests a moderate daily exercise session can blunt the harmful effects of overeating and being inactive, something too many of us will be doing as the holidays approach.
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After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again | wellness | Scoop.it
After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again!
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AT WORK WITH: Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper; The Fit Commandment - New York Times

TO eat lunch with Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper, whose 1968 book, "Aerobics," helped start the fitness movement, is intellectually provocative but hardly sensuous. Dr. Cooper, who has written 10 books, more
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The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain--And Why You Should Have One Today | wellness | Scoop.it
Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function creative thinking and memory performance. Ready set . . . snooze.
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Scientist Photographs The Soul Leaving The Body

Scientist Photographs The Soul Leaving The Body | wellness | Scoop.it
  (TruthSeekerDaily) The timing of astral disembodiment in which the spirit leaves the body has been captured by Russian scientist Konstantin Korotkov, who photographed a person at the moment of his death with a bioelectrographic camera.
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How to Focus A Wandering Mind, by Wendy Hasenkamp

How to Focus A Wandering Mind, by Wendy Hasenkamp | wellness | Scoop.it
A recent study by Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert sampled over 2,000 adults during their day-to-day activities, and found that 47 percent of the time, their minds were not focused on what they were currently doing.
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Mind-wandering is like the weight you add to the barbell—you need some “resistance” to the capacity you’re trying to build...

 

The key is learning to become aware of these mental tendencies and to use them purposefully, rather than letting them take over. - which is where meditation can help with that!!!

 

The inherent nature of the mind is to wander - use it as an opportunity to become more aware of your own mental experience

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