Why being kind to others is good for your health
Formal volunteering, monetary donations and random acts of everyday kindness promote wellbeing and longevity.
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Human suffering is often about freedom and constraint. We rebel against too much containment (“I need space!”) or if we have too much freedom, we feel lost in space. Fearful. (“Where did you go?...
Our bodies need to stretch, reach, twist, bend, step, and sweat. It's not about staying in shape. It's about your immune health and mental health.
Build movement in your structure. Try for at least 20 minutes per day.
You don't have to ban small treats. However, it is essential to set up a daily structure that fills you with nourishing healthy foods.
Make a dietary change, learn to meal prep, or teach your kids to cook.
While we are starting to pay attention to how important sleep is, the need for dark is still mostly ignored.
Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our circadian ...
On its own, the circadian rhythm takes almost 24 hours. Our bodies rely on the Sun to reset this cycle and keep it at 24 hours, the length of our days. Light and the dark are important signals for the cycle.
During the night, body temperature drops, metabolism slows, and the hormone melatonin rises dramatically. When the Sun comes up in the morning, melatonin has already started falling, and you wake up.
During the dark, levels of the hormone leptin (hunger control), go up. This means we do not feel hungry while low levels make us hungry.
Ans research found that sleep disruption and turning on lights lowers leptin levels which makes people hungry in the middle of the night.
Inflammation, which normally fights infections and heals wounds, also has negative effects on the body.
Studying inflammation's behavior in our bodies has led to a series of breakthroughs, i...
Studies show inflammation might be one of the reasons for depression, due to a substantial effect on brain activity.
This has led to new experiments using anti-inflammatory drugs like antidepressants, which proved successful.
This provides an important insight on how the body, brain, and mind are co-related and is vital at a time when there are rising cases of mental health disorders and dementia throughout the world.