Category Archives: Mindfulness

Weighing in on the Role of Mindfulness in Slimming Down

Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – If dieting is on your New Year agenda, it might pay to be mindful of a study suggesting there is little hard evidence that mindfulness leads to weight loss. Ohio State University researchers reviewed 19 … Continue reading

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Personality and health are linked in a new study

Researchers have found new evidence that explains how some aspects of our personality may affect our health and wellbeing, supporting long-observed associations between aspects of human character, physical health and longevity. A team of health psychologists at The University of … Continue reading

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Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety

Group mindfulness treatment is as effective as individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in patients with depression and anxiety, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden and Region Skåne. This is the first randomised study to compare group … Continue reading

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8 Things to Know About Meditation for Health

Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being. Many studies have been conducted to look at … Continue reading

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5 feng shui tips to make your home a haven of calm

You have papers strewn across your living room floor, the cupboards aren’t properly organized and you’re in dire need of redecoration — basically, you’re living a cluttered life. This is where feng shui comes in. An ancient art of balancing … Continue reading

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Menopausal depression may be helped by cognitive therapy, mindfulness

Psychotherapy and mindfulness techniques could help many women who experience depression during menopause, according to a review of existing research. Too few studies have looked at whether cognitive therapies are good alternatives for women who can’t or don’t want to … Continue reading

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The mind-body connection: Clear new evidence

For the first time, researchers have shown that practising mindfulness meditation or being involved in a support group has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. A group working out of Alberta Health Services’ Tom … Continue reading

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Mindfulness benefits cardiovascular health: new evidence

Self-aware people have better heart health, a new study suggests. People who are mindful score higher on healthy heart indicators, according to recent findings published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine from Brown University researchers. The team looked at … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Becoming Stress-Proof: Much of What You’re Now Doing is Wrong.

Eric Barker Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work. The APA’s national survey on stress found that the most commonly used strategies were also rated as highly ineffective by the same people who reported using … Continue reading

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Time might be essential ingredient in healthier eating: study

(Reuters Health) - People who spend more time preparing and cooking meals are more likely to have healthier diets, says a new study. Those who spent the least time on food preparation also spent the most money on food away … Continue reading

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Mindfulness protects adults’ health from the impacts of childhood adversity

Adults who were abused or neglected as children are known to have poorer health, but adults who tend to focus on and accept their reactions to the present moment—or are mindful—report having better health, regardless of their childhood adversity. These … Continue reading

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PTSD symptoms can be reduced with yogic breathing

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq … Continue reading

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How to breathe

By Leo Babauta Your day is getting hectic, and you’re tired, or anxious, or distracted, or full of doubt. You’re a bit lost, feeling without direction. Take a breath. Turn the spotlight of your attention from all the worries of … Continue reading

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