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To improve self-control, call weight loss what it is: Difficult
To reach your New Year s fitness goals, a bit of reverse psychology might be in order. Telling people that weight loss is extremely challenging -- rather than imparting a You can do it mantra -- motivated them to shed more weight, according to a new study by psychologists at Drexel University. However, the strategy did not compel participants to achieve the goal for which it was originally designe ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Teens need vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut heart risk
Guidelines for teenagers should stress the importance of vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut the risk of heart disease, new research suggests. Current NHS guidelines say people aged 5 to 18 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day to improve their current and future health. But in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 17, University of Exeter researche ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Scientists identify weight loss ripple effect
People who make an effort to lose weight aren t just helping themselves, they may be helping others too. That s the finding of a new University of Connecticut study that tracked the weight loss progress of 130 couples over six months. The researchers found that when one member of a couple commits to losing weight, the chances were good the other partner would lose some weight too, even if they wer ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Compounds derived from hops show promise for metabolic syndrome patients
CORVALLIS, Ore. - A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research at Oregon State University and Oregon Health Science University suggests. That s good news for the estimated 35 percent of the U.S. adult population that suffers from the syndrome. A patient is considered to have metabolic syndrome if he or she h ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Weight loss surgery improves microvascular complications in obese diabetic pat...
In a BJS British Journal of Surgery analysis of published studies in obese patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers found that weight loss surgery helps prevent the development of microvascular complications--which affect small blood vessels--better than medical treatment. The analysis was conducted by investigators from the Surgical Department of the University of Heidelberg in cooperation with ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
Inflammation in testes could explain link between obesity and reduced fertility
A new study sheds light on how obesity may contribute to male infertility. Published in open-access journal Frontiers in Physiology , the study reports that obese men have increased levels of inflammatory markers in their seminal fluid and lower sperm quality, both of which correlate with their body mass index BMI . The findings suggest that chronic inflammation in male reproductive organs explain ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Feb 7
APS: Leading the Way in Replication and Open Science
The Association for Psychological Science APS promotes replication and open science practices as part of a broader effort to strengthen research methods and practices across all areas of psychological science. The Association s efforts date back a number of years, to when few other organizations were addressing these issues, and the Association pioneered several innovations that have since been wi ...
Psychological Science - Wed. Feb 7
This Is The Healthiest Way To Browse Instagram
Social media is a massive part of modern life. For instance, the average user spends a combined 50 minutes on Facebook , Instagram and Facebook Messenger in a typical day, according to company data from 2016. That s significantly more than the 17 minutes the average American adult spends exercising daily, per 2012 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And as many of us have bee ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
11 Brilliant Ways Therapists Control Their Holiday Stress
Sometimes even the experts need a little help staying holly and jolly. Research shows holiday season stress can feel insurmountable. No one is immune. Mental health professionals, who are usually helping others manage emotions, put their own advice into practice as the year winds down. Wonder what their secrets are Below are some ways the experts handle holiday stress 1. Set aside a few minutes to ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
These Photos Nail Precisely How It Feels To Have A Mental Illness
When you have a mental health condition, sometimes it takes everything in you to keep it together. Artist Eisen Bernardo conveys this message perfectly in a series of paper clip images, which he designed to depict different mental illnesses. The office tool, Bernardo says, is the perfect symbol for how a person feels when they re experiencing mental health issues. A paper clip is a very simple inn ...
Huffington Post - Sun. Dec 17
Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
Optimism, stubbornness, a good work ethic, and a strong family bond could these be the ingredients to a long, happy life A new study suggests that they might be.
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
Aviophobia: 3 tips to fly without fear
Today, flying is both the fastest and easiest mode of transport between countries. But many of us are terrorized by the mere thought of boarding a plane. Why is that, and how do we deal with this anxiety
Medical News Today - Fri. Dec 15
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