Exercise and Fitness
Did you know that there’s a natural antidepressant in soil? It’s true. Mycobacterium vaccae is the substance under study that has been found to mirror the effect on neurons that drugs like Prozac provide. The bacterium is found in soil and may stimulate serotonin production, which makes you relaxed and happier. The serotonin boost that is provided by this bacteria, might also aid our learning abilities.
If you’ve purchased wearable fitness devices (and everyone has, from housewives to lawyers, to young athletes) know that they may not be quite as accurate as your smart phone – at least according to research in JAMA. This is said to be especially true when measuring steps and calories.
Although it’s different for everybody, most people who are successful in their health and fitness follow a specific formula. Many of them don’t attribute their success to routine because they’re so passionate about being healthy. They just do it and don’t feel right if they don’t.
Recent research suggests that exercise could improve brain function and memory, and help stave off the cognitive impairment commonly associated with old age.
Yoga has long been a popular form of exercise and meditation, but science is starting to confirm the ancient practice has the power to treat depression and anxiety.
With one in five Canadians dealing with a form of mental illness at some point in their lives, physicians are beginning to look beyond traditional methods of treatment, such as therapy or medication. Some are turning to yoga.
Sometimes during the year, it seems that very few things go forward no matter how hard we try. There are so many issues activated, bioacoustically speaking, in the coming few days that it seems a very good time to just sit still and let all good things come to you. Find out more with this week’s BioAcoustic Key Note.
You do not have to lose your mind with advancing age. Your brain has the capacity to regenerate and grow throughout the entire human lifespan – learn how to ensure your brain’s continued growth and rejuvenation. Compelling evidence shows that physical exercise helps build a brain that not only resists shrinkage, but increases cognitive abilities. We now know that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age. This article highlights a number of brain-boosting benefits of exercise.
Sick of Getting Sick? “Don’t live to eat — eat to live. Don’t let any thing come between you, your ideal body and an ecstatic life.” Is it just me or is sickness and disease on the rise? Just in my circle of friends and acquaintances, 20 year olds are being diagnosed with cancer and healthy 50 […]
A facial exercise for drooping eyelids. Your face is like any other part of your body. It responds to exercise, great nutrition, avoiding toxic chemicals, and the high vibration of a loving joyful attitude.
Brain and brawn aren’t mutually exclusive—that, in fact, they have more in common than they ever thought. In a small study recently published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, researchers found that much of muscle strength is based on brain activity, rather than on the mass of the muscles themselves. “There’s a fair amount of evidence that you’ll activate the same parts of the brain doing imagery as you do if you’re actually doing the task itself,” explained Brian Clark, a physiology professor at Ohio University and the study’s lead author. “The basic thought is that the imagery is allowing the brain to maintain those connections.”
Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in gardening, household cleaning, and detoxifying the body. They are very inexpensive and can be purchased at bulk discounts in garden centers nearly everywhere. Using Epsom salt baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has remarkable health benefits. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulfate, which can help improve health in numerous ways. A lack of magnesium—which helps regulate the activity of more than 300 enzymes in the body—can contribute to high blood pressure, hyperactivity, heart problems and other health issues, doctors warn. Sulfate is essential for many biological processes, helping to flush toxins and helping form proteins in joints, brain tissue and mucin proteins.