Does Exercise Help Reverse The Effects of Aging?

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Article by Leigh Weingus | Found on MindBodyGreen

You can slather on all the night creams and vitamin C serums in the world, but keeping your body looking and feeling young starts with your lifestyle. At the end of the day, eating the right foods (hello, bone broth and amino acids), getting enough sleep, and exercising the right way are crucial elements to aging gracefully.

If you’re a healthy person in general, you probably have an idea of how important exercise is to keeping your body strong and healthy as you get older. But how exactly does exercise aid the body in the aging process, and what are the best anti-aging workouts out there? Here’s what we found out. Continue reading Does Exercise Help Reverse The Effects of Aging?

You Can Rewire Your Brain To Fight Chronic Pain: Here’s How

Article by Joe Tattan | Found on MindBodyGreen

“I hit the breaking point last Friday when my boss bumped up this massive project by a whole week,” my 29-year-old patient Jennifer told me during our initial consultation. “I mean, who does that? With two kids at home, social obligations, and an hour commute each way, it became the final straw and I just…snapped.”

Jennifer landed a position at a high-pace Manhattan law firm last year and was determined to pave a steady career path. But that determination often meant 70-hour workweeks

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Just 10 Minutes of Meditation Boosts Mood and Focus for People With Anxiety

Article by Amanda MacMillan | Found on Health.com

People who suffer from anxiety are often plagued by repetitive thoughts, which can distract from the task at hand and affect mood and productivity. But a new study suggests that just 10 minutes of daily meditation can help reduce episodes of mind wandering, especially for people who report high levels of emotional stress.

Previous research has found that meditation can help prevent “off-task thinking” in healthy individuals, but this study, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, aimed to determine the benefits of mindfulness specifically as they relate to anxiety.

How The Scent Of Your Favorite Flowers Can Heighten Your Mind-Body Connection

Article by Leigh Winters | Found on MindBodyGreen

You’re frazzled. How do you deal? Yoga, meditation, exercise? If you want to try something new or deepen your self-care practice, use scent to bring you into a more balanced head space. While sometimes overlooked, essential oils boast therapeutic benefits—including greatly affecting the central nervous system. Recently, aromatic plant medicine has crept into consciousness as neuroscience research demonstrates a promising link between essential oils, the brain, and our ability to heal.

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To Eat or Not to Eat (Before Exercising): That is the Question

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Exercise enthusiasts often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. A new study is the first of its kind to show the effects of eating versus fasting on gene expression in adipose (fat) tissue in response to exercise. This study highlights the different roles fat plays in powering and responding to exercise. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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Feeling Anxious? These Acupressure Techniques Will Ground You In Minutes

Article by Paige Bourassa | Found on MindBodyGreen

If you’ve ever felt thrown for a loop due to an unexpected turn of events, whether it’s a small nuisance like a terrible commute or a bigger deal like a breakup or loss of a job, you know what it’s like to feel frantic, shocked, and distracted. It’s totally normal to feel this way! Any kind of trauma can be jarring for your nervous system. If you want to self-soothe, these acupressure techniques will take the outward energy pulling you out of yourself downward, eliciting a calming and grounding effect.

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Mid-Life Exercise Could Jog Your Memory

Article Found on MedLinePlus

Can a new exercise regimen boost your brain health if you’re over 50?

Possibly, suggests a new research review that found middle-age folks can improve their thinking and memory skills by adopting regular moderate-to-vigorous routines involving aerobic and resistance exercise.

“When we combined the available data from [39 previous] studies, we were able to show that undertaking physical exercise was able to improve the brain function of people aged 50 and over,” said study lead author Joseph Northey. He’s a doctoral candidate and teaching fellow at the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise […]

12 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Pilates for Your Peace of Mind

Article Found on PilatesBridge.com

Pilates is more than just a workout. Any person who’s been doing it for at least a couple of months knows that Pilates doesn’t only sculpt your body but it also clears your mind and gives you energy and inner serenity. But what is so special about Pilates?

After practicing Pilates for 5 years and teaching it for 3 years I’ve seen changes in my body and mind as well as observed the same transformations in my clients. Most people come to a Pilates class to get a flat tummy, ease joint pains and discomforts, rehabilitate […]

What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising?

Article by Tina Muir | Found on MindBodyGreen

We know exercise is good for us. It reduces anxiety, helps us sleep better, alleviates depression, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and makes us happier overall. But let’s face it: Exercise isn’t always fun. Especially when it involves a lot of discomfort and a lot of struggle.

I should know. Until about three weeks ago, I was a professional runner, covering around 90 miles of a week by foot. After 14 years of no more than two weeks off, I have stopped all traditional exercise and don’t know when I will […]

Ten Habits Of Incredibly Happy People

Article by Travis Bradberry | Featured on Forbes

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.”

While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University measured the happiness levels of regular people against those who had won large lottery prizes the year prior. The researchers were surprised to discover that the happiness ratings of both groups were practically identical.

The mistaken notion that major life events dictate your happiness and […]