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The Nine Habits of Healthy Aging + One!

Practices like mediation, qigong, tai chi and yoga are useful in lowering stress.
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New Kaiser center showcases health care innovation

New Kaiser center showcases health care innovation | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
On Monday, Kaiser Permanente opened its Center for Total Health, located a couple blocks from the U.S. Capitol. The space, next to a new Kaiser medical facility, will serve as a conference and education center and a showcase for innovative health care technology.

President and CEO of the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group Robert Pearl told guests at a grand opening event that he wanted every schoolteacher, every city planner and every application developer who comes to Washington to visit the center. He said he wants them all to take part in the health care dialogue and help create solutions—whether it’s in the form of city walking paths or new mobile technology.
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Experimental Biology Blogging: Effects of Caffeine on Resistance Training

Experimental Biology Blogging: Effects of Caffeine on Resistance Training | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Scientists have known for a while that caffeine can increase the productivity of your cardio and endurance workouts (there’s a reason all the gels and stuff you can buy now have caffeine in them). Taking caffeine before a cardio workout may increase your power and endurance, generally making you go faster and longer.

But that’s only one TYPE of exercise. What about resistance workouts and strength training? Believe it or not, the effects aren’t fully known, so Bui et al. set out to study the effects of caffeine on resistance exercise.
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Starbucks plans health and wellness strategy: CEO

Starbucks plans health and wellness strategy: CEO | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Starbucks Corp will unveil its new health and wellness strategy "at some point in the future," Chief Executive Howard Schultz said on a webcast on Monday.
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Humans and Animals: An Ancient and Complex Bond

Humans and Animals: An Ancient and Complex Bond | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Our love for animals can be traced to our capacity to infer the mental states of others, which archaeological evidence suggests emerged more than 50,000 ago.
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The Stress Management and Health Benefits of Laughter

The Stress Management and Health Benefits of Laughter | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Laughing can relieve stress, increase pain tolerance and support the immune system, as well as serve several other healthy purposes. Learn more about the positive health benefits of laughter and how to use humor to relieve tension, manage stress and improve overall health and well-being.
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Why guys should cry

Why guys should cry | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Guys tend not to share their feelings, even with close friends. As a result, we miss out on the mental and physical health benefits that come with expressing emotion...
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Sleep is More Important than Food

Sleep is More Important than Food | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You'd probably be hungry, perhaps a little weak, and almost certainly somewhat thinner. But basically you'd be fine.

Now let's say you deprive yourself of sleep for a week. Not so good. After several days, you'd be almost completely unable to function. That's why Amnesty International lists sleep deprivation as a form of torture.
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When Exercise Is Too Much of a Good Thing

When Exercise Is Too Much of a Good Thing | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Exercise is indisputably good for your health. But some recent studies suggest that it's also possible to do too much of a good thing.

Spending more years exercising strenuously or completing more marathon or ultramarathon races was, in a recent study, associated with a greater likelihood of heart damage.
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Light drinking helps stave off dementia

A three-year study by German scientists, funded by the German government, has shown that light to moderate drinking actually reduces the chance of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Charu Sudan Kasturi reports.
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Simplicity as a Lifestyle: 10 Practical Steps

Simplicity as a Lifestyle: 10 Practical Steps | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
There is a relatively new phenomenon in North America called ‘voluntary simplicity.’ The term ‘voluntary simplicity’ is used to describe a process whereby people opt out of the harried life of modern day living, and chose to live a life of frugality.

Frugality in this sense doesn’t mean poverty; it means enjoying the virtue of getting good value for every minute of your life energy and from everything you have the use of. Frugal is characterised by or reflective of economy in the expenditure of resources.
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Eleven Ways to Reduce Morning Stress

Eleven Ways to Reduce Morning Stress | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Mornings can be the most stressful part of our day if we fail to manage our time and health needs appropriately. Many of us deal with the dizziness of an unpleasant, hectic rush every morning in preparation for work or school, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With a little sensible time management, these eleven steps can help you drastically cut down on your morning stress.
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Will greening hospitals really make a difference to patients?

Will greening hospitals really make a difference to patients? | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
LEED for Healthcare is the most recent version of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) rating system for new and renovated buildings housing long-term-care and assisted-living facilities, medical offices, and research centers.
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11 iPhone Apps that Could Save your Life

11 iPhone Apps that Could Save your Life | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
There’s an iPhone app out there for everything–finding a restaurant, amusing yourself on a long bus ride, pretending you’re a Jedi complete with lightsaber. But few of us ever think that one app could mean the difference between life and death. Here’s a list of apps that will take you from accident waiting to happen to survivor extraordinaire. So pick up an iPhone 3GS and prepare to be saved.
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Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Well today I am really excited because this Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting is just so so delicious, now it is rather my favourite, the buttercream is awesome, no doubt about it, but that cream cheese frosting just blew me away…

Read on to see the recipe for this GREAT frosting.
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Flaxseed for Hot Flashes?

Flaxseed for Hot Flashes? | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Alternative remedies for hot flashes have become increasingly popular, but there’s little research to support many of them.
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Interview: Prashant Rajkhowa & Sasha Gusain of Healthylivingindia

Interview: Prashant Rajkhowa & Sasha Gusain of Healthylivingindia | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Great interview with two candid people changing the face of healthy living in India - socially!

Do the ‘get slim’ demons come in your dreams when you eat the burgers dripping with mayonnaise and cheese, double burst cheese pizza, Pav Bhaji with melting butter all over it? We have the solution to drive away those demons the healthy way.

At your Adda this week, we have Prashant and Sasha of HealthylivingIndia.org. These guys made us believe and will make you believe that living an healthy life is not as difficult as one makes it to be.
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Spring Clean Your Life With Voluntary Simplicity

Spring Clean Your Life With Voluntary Simplicity | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Although in the past decade the voluntary simplicity movement has taken on a green orientation, a green lifestyle is more a natural outgrowth of voluntary simplicity than a founding principle.

In its most recent evolution, voluntary simplicity and the “triple bottom line” (people, planet, profit – with a fourth, “purpose” recently added) are even emerging as an important business model.
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Laughing 'helps healing process'

Laughing 'helps healing process' | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
The Leeds University team said good nursing and the occasional laugh was a better way to get the body healing than using the latest technology.
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How Yoga benefits the Circulatory System

How Yoga benefits the Circulatory System | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Yoga is a discipline unique in its combination of focus on body, mind and spirit. The body component is taken care of with a series of poses and postures, which are designed to clear blockages in the circulatory system and ensure that everything is flowing as it should at an even regular rate. It also flexes the muscles and strengthens them very efficiently over time with a minimal amount of ‘grunt’.

This strengthening and constant working of these muscles pumps the lymphatic system and makes the body more efficient at the removal of waste. As a result people who practice Yoga regularly can expect that they will have a greatly enhanced immune response system and be able to deal with infection and disease better than their non-Yogi counterparts.
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The Science of Making Decisions

The Science of Making Decisions | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
The Twitterization of our culture has revolutionized our lives, but with an unintended consequence—our overloaded brains freeze when we have to make decisions.
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Garden centre dining: a growth area

Garden centre dining: a growth area | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Eating at garden centres is becoming increasingly popular and lucrative. Which are cultivating a taste for good food, and which just exploiting a captive audience?
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Nestlé’s Roadmap to 'Good Food, Good Life'

Nestlé’s Roadmap to 'Good Food, Good Life' | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
Not many consider the humble beginnings of a big conglomerate such as Nestlé, but like all companies, Nestlé had to start somewhere.

The Company was founded in 1866 in Vevey, Switzerland, where Henri Nestlé began a search for a healthy, economical alternative to breastfeeding for mothers who could not feed their infants at the breast.
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Recipe: Carrot Barley Galettes

Recipe: Carrot Barley Galettes | Wellness and Well-Being | Scoop.it
I've recently added a new type of preparation to the list of great things rolled grains and I can accomplish: please meet the carrot and barley galette, a vegan vegetable and grain patty that would love to meet you for lunch sometime.
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