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Writing a daily diary can literally change your brain

In a new study, researchers found a notable change in the brains of 16 women who wrote daily about gratitude in an online journal.<p>Compared to 17 …

Happiness

Behavioural treatment strategies improve adherence to lifestyle intervention programmes in adults with obesity: a systematic review and meta‐analysis

Summary<p>Poor adherence to lifestyle intervention remains a key factor hindering treatment effectiveness and health outcomes for adults with obesity. …

In 2018, self-care is essential, not an indulgence

Busy women (so, all of us) are realizing that me-time isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. And in 2018 we’ll unapologetically clear space on our daily …

6 non-meat foods that are full of protein

If you're doing January veggie style.<p>Eating more protein is one of the best ways to feel more energised, happier and less hungry. Why? Well, to start, protein has a thermic effect on the body, meaning that up to 30% of the calories consumed from eating it are burned just by processing it (compared …

Nutrition

8 dicas para ter uma boa noite de sono

Qual é o seu ritual para dormir bem? Ele envolve ler um livro, tomar um chá e desligar as luzes até o sono chegar? Ou você é daqueles que fica de …

New evidence says high-fat diet extends life and strength - Futurity

Researchers tested a ketogenic diet on mice. "The results surprised me a little," says nutritionist Jon Ramsey.

12 Things You Need to Know Before Going Vegan

Switching to a vegan diet? Here's what you need to know before making the change.

Health

This super green is a stronger anti-inflammatory than turmeric

When it comes to fighting inflammation—AKA the root of all health evils—turmeric is the most talked-about holistic solution. Whether the flare-up is …

Wellness

The No.1 factor in happiness isn't wealth or popularity — but too many people overlook it at every turn

And no, it's not binge-watching Netflix either.<p>It's autonomy, the feeling that your life's activities and habits are self-chosen and self-endorsed. And when we have autonomy in our life, when we have the mentally exhilarating power of choice, we must spend it wisely.<p>But far too many counter the …

Happiness

Ikigai: Why you need to try the Japanese secret to a long and happy life

<b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn your attention to a new lifestyle principle</b> …

Self-improvement

Best and Worst Nuts for Your Health

Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Still, some are healthier than others.

Trail Mix

6 Foods That Are Good for Gut Health

Whether stomach problems such as bloating, constipation, and gas cause you distress regularly or are just an occasional nuisance, you’re probably …

Wellness

5 Foods to Eat Before Bed to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Earlier this week we learned that sleep deprivation could be shaving years off our lives. That’s not good news for anyone, but it’s especially …

Sleep

Food for brain: 10 things you should eat to beat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases

Neurologists are convinced that 90 percent of cases can be prevented by making a few simple changes to your lifestyle.<p>The fear of developing …

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, study finds

Just an hour of exercise a week could prevent depression, a study has found.<p>In the largest ever study of its kind, analysis involving more than 30,000 adults revealed those who do not exercise are almost twice as likely - 44 per cent - to suffer with depression, compared to those who were …

5 vegetarian breakfast foods that keep you full until lunch

If you're trying to stave off the mid-morning munchies, these foods will satisfy both your taste buds and your appetite.<p>If you've ever eaten a sugary …

Nutrition

Sete razões pelas quais fazer listas pode mudar sua vida

Sim, você leu corretamente: esta é uma reportagem com uma lista sobre... listas.<p>Listas de compras, de resoluções de ano novo e de tarefas no trabalho, por exemplo, trazem alguns benefícios interessantes para quem tem por hábito fazê-las. Veja alguns deles:<p>1. Listas liberam espaço na mente<p>Segundo o …

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Mundo está ficando sem antibióticos, alerta OMS

O número de novos produtos sendo desenvolvidos é insuficiente frente à resistência cada vez maior aos remédios que estão no mercado<p>O mundo está …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Por que acordar cedo ajuda você a ser mais produtivo

Quatro razões apontadas pela ciência explicam por que trabalhamos melhor de manhã<p>Procrastinar menos e ser proativo são apenas algumas das vantagens …

Fat isn't nearly as bad for you as we thought — and another ingredient is likely worse

Yet more and more research suggests this kind of thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>Instead of finding evidence that low-fat eating plans offer health benefits, dozens of studies have suggested instead that these kinds of diets are unhelpful or potentially harmful. And new research points to another …

Nutrition

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

"Vivemos uma era em que valorizamos o excesso de trabalho"

Autora do <i>best-seller Overwhlemed:</i> How to Work, Love and Play When <i>No One Has Time</i> (em tradução livre, <i>Sobrecarregado: Como Trabalhar, Amar e se</i> …

Burnout: conheça o tipo mais devastador de estresse

Gabriela* se levantou, com muito esforço, e preparou um café da manhã dos campeões: suco misturado com vodca. Nem ela acreditou na cena, mas foi a …

Estresse afeta tanto o cérebro quanto o corpo, aponta pesquisa

As atividades cerebrais influenciam a maneira como o corpo irá responder em situações estressantes, diz um estudo publicado no <i>Journal of the American</i> …

Os superalimentos que você deve incluir na sua lista de compras

Esses alimentos poderosos são capazes de melhorar seu humor, sua memória e te ajudar a não ganhar peso<p>Já imaginou se um único alimento fizesse você …