People who do sports have 50% less chance of developing a psychiatric disorder than people who don’t. Once people have developed a psychiatric disorder, they recover quicker by doing sports.
This research was conducted by order of the Dutch Ministry of Health. One of the recommendations is that the government should subsidize sports programs for groups […]
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Bright lights and colors make people cheerful. British researchers have discovered this. Especially blue light could cheer up and make happy both men and women.
A group of volunteers were exposed to different colors and lights. Blue and green made men happier and blue, purple and orange had the same positive effect on women.
Blue and red […]
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Exercising your muscles three times a week with weights can have the following benefits:
Reduce the risk of getting diabetes According to a research done at Tufts University, strength training can reduce your chance of developing diabetes in only four months. Strength training or working out with weights lowers blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity.
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The burning of incense is an important part of many religious ceremonies. The rising smoke symbolizes worship, God and it is supposed to be good for the soul. Biologists at the American Johns Hopkins University and the Israeli Hebrew University have now discovered that it is also good for your brain. They looked at the […]
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Scientists are convinced that there is a strong relation between heart disease and depression. According to a report of the World Health Organization the number of deaths among elderly who suffer from depression is 4 times higher than among elderly without depression. Most of the depressed elderly in the report died from a heart attack […]
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Fanatic runners have been claiming it for years, but now it has finally been proven: running makes you feel high. Henning Boecker of the University of Bonn, Germany, looked at the brains of 10 runners with a PET-scan. He did this just before they started running and after they had finished their 2 hour training. […]
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Here are 6 tips against depression. Try one or more of them to help alleviate your depression:
St. John’s Wort
A study in the British Medical Journal found that St. John’s Wort is as effective as conventional medication for mild to moderate depression. Take 300 mg daily (Natrol St. John`s Wort - 300 mg). You should notice […]
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Elderly who go more often out into the sun have less chance of being depressed than elderly who stay indoors. This is the result of an investigation by the VU medical center among 1282 elderly.
Exposure of the skin to solar light increase the amount of vitamin D in the blood. This vitamin helps to reduce […]
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Every year millions of people get prescribed anti depressives, but the first option to get rid of depression should be exercise. Because even a little exercise increases the amount of a stimulating compound called phenethylamine in the brain. Depressed people have very little of this substance which gives you a feeling of euphoria. This substance […]
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The sun is not only bad news, it also has beneficial effects on the body. The effects of solar light on the body:
With measure sunlight has positive effects with skin diseases like psoriasis and eczema
Excessive exposure to the sun can aggravate skin diseases and several internal diseases
Prevents malformed bones and muscle aches and can possibly […]
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