Category Archives: Well Being

Well-being and immune response: a multi-system perspective






Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2016 Jun 16;29:34-41. doi: 10.1016/j.coph.2016.05.003. [Epub ahead of print] Well-being and immune response: a multi-system perspective. Lasselin J1, Alvarez-Salas E2, Jan-Sebastian G3. Author information 1Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45122 … Continue reading






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An active social life associated with well-being in life






WASHINGTON — Staying active socially despite health-related challenges appears to help lessen the decline in well-being people often experience late in life, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “Our results indicate that living a socially active life … Continue reading






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When older adults stop driving, it may impact health and well-being






Driving a car is a key factor in independent living and life satisfaction for older adults. In the U.S., driving is considered an important aspect of personal freedom and gives people a sense of control over their lives. Most adults … Continue reading






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Happily Single






The Link Between Relationship Status and Well-Being Depends on Avoidance and Approach Social Goals Published online before print August 21, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1948550615599828 Social Psychological and Personality Science March 2016 vol. 7 no. 2 122-130 Yuthika U. Girme1⇑ Nickola C. … Continue reading






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Walking 150 Minutes per Week Associated With Improved Wellbeing In Over-50s






New research using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin shows that being physically active, for example by walking for at least 150 minutes per week, is associated with more social participation and better … Continue reading






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Lifestyle and Psychological Disorders Linked






PLoS One. 2016 Jan 15;11(1):e0146888. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146888. Combined Healthy Lifestyle Is Inversely Associated with Psychological Disorders among Adults Saneei P1,2,3, Esmaillzadeh A1,3,4, Hassanzadeh Keshteli A5,6, Reza Roohafza H7, Afshar H7, Feizi A6,8, Adibi P6. Author information 1Food Security Research Center, … Continue reading






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Couples’ quality of life linked even when one partner dies






When one spouse passes away, his or her characteristics continue to be linked with the surviving spouse’s well-being, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings also indicate that this … Continue reading






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90 percent overlook key to weight loss






Orlando, Florida - Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to lose weight in the New Year, and while their intentions are good, most of the time their results are not. It’s estimated that only 8 percent of those … Continue reading






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Facebook posting motivation is often envy; site hurts mental well-being






A new study by Sauder School of Business Professor Izak Benbasat and his collaborators shows that envy is a key motivator behind Facebook posts and that contributes to a decrease in mental well-being among users. Creating a vicious cycle of … Continue reading






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Mothers, daughters, storytelling, and well-being






COLUMBIA, Mo. - When faced with adversity, humans make meaning of their experiences through storytelling. Scholars also have found that women, in particular, express their emotions through ‘narrative sense-making’ and relate to and support each other by telling stories in … Continue reading






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A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life






zen habits : breathe A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life By Leo Babauta I have a friend who is unhappy with his life — being in debt, lonely, with a job he doesn’t like, in a town … Continue reading






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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do






The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Mental Strength Everyone knows that regular exercise and weight training lead to physical strength. But how do we strengthen ourselves mentally for the truly tough times? And what should we do when we face … Continue reading






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11 studies that prove pets are good for your health






If you have pets you already know the joy and love they bring to your life. Now science is confirming just how good they really are for you — both mentally and physically. How do they help? One theory is … Continue reading






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Ethics of How Technology Impacts Our Happiness, Well-Being






The link between technology, happiness and our well-being was discussed at an exciting lecture open to the public recently in Trinity College Dublin. Focusing on how and when technology tends to improve or worsen our happiness, Dr Johnny Hartz Søraker of … Continue reading






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The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being






This week’s guest on the Future of Work Podcast is William Davies.  William Davies is the author of a book called The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being.  He is also the Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, … Continue reading






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Happiness peaks in your twenties, resumes at 65, peaks again at 80






It is the golden decade, the time in your life when your carefree and at your happiest. Never again will you enjoy the freedom and thrills of your 20s. Or so it may seem as you wave goodbye to the … Continue reading






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Well-Being






The concept of well-being plays a central role in moral and political theory. Policies and actions are justified or criticized on the grounds that they make people better or worse off. But is there really such a thing as well-being, … Continue reading






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Frequent travel is damaging to health and wellbeing, according to new study






Researchers from the University of Surrey and Lund University (Sweden) investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. They found that the images portrayed do not take into account the damaging side effects of frequent travel … Continue reading






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Aquariums deliver health and wellbeing benefits: University of Exeter






People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research published in the journal Environment & Behavior. In the first study of its kind, experts from the National … Continue reading






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For well-being in later life, daily contact with nature is essential






Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing. People can attain health benefits by spending time outside, often in remote places to “get away from it all.” Now research conducted by a University of Minnesota graduate student … Continue reading






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Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life






The latest national bestseller From Tom Rath, author of six NYT and WSJ bestsellers with over 6 million copies sold. Are You Fully Charged? reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. … Continue reading






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The WHO-5 is a reliable measure of well-being






In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic a group of Danish investigators headed by Professor Per Bech analyzes tha data concerned with measurement of well-being. The 5-item World Health Organization Well-Being Index (WHO-5) is among the most widely used … Continue reading






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Happiness is important, and on some days good food may be the only source of happiness






My cat refuses to eat the food that I give him. There is no apparent reason for the refusal. It is good food. Then I start cleaning the house and lift his cup on the dining table. A moment later … Continue reading






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Why a ‘well-being index’ seems to be inevitable






WASHINGTON — Gathering survey data on “experienced” well-being – the self-reported levels of contentment, joy, stress, frustration, and other feelings people experience throughout the day and while engaged in various activities — would be valuable to inform policies, says a … Continue reading






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