Are Adult Coloring Books Actually Helpful?

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Adult coloring books

Nowadays more and more adults are taking a liking in coloring books. This can be explained, it seems, by the fact that these relax you and have positive effects on your overall mood.

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The benefits of coloring books 

Recent research has shown that coloring books for adults have, as the main benefit, the fact of reducing significantly anxiety. 

Furthermore, adults taking part in the different experiments also displayed lower levels of depression.

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12 Science-Based Benefits of Meditation

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Many styles of meditation can help reduce stress.

  • In an eight-week study, a meditation style called "mindfulness meditation" reduced the inflammation response caused by stress.
  • Researchers have found that meditation may also improve symptoms of stress-related conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and fibromyalgia.

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3 Evidence-Based Lessons for Living a Good Life

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Relationships are a predictor of the quality of life

Your social relationships are actually a strong predictor of the quality of life, both psychological and physical. Invest in your relationships; material possessions don't generally bring lasting happiness.

Your intimate and platonic relationships need to be nurtured with love and care in order for them to thrive and produce healthy relationship habits. With good social relations, we end up happier, less stressed, more resilient to pain, and lowered cognitive decline.

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Feeling Anxious? So Is Everyone Else. This Guide Will Help.

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Anxiety can be kept in check

Anxiety is on the rise. And women are twice as likely to experience anxiety as men.

The more you understand what you're feeling, the more you will feel that anxiety is something you can overcome or keep in control.

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