There are many different aspects of health. When thinking of health, we tend to immediately think of our physical/ biological health. What really is health? Health is defined as “the state of being free from illness or injury.” However, we know this is just one piece of the pie. There is our mental health, social
Those interested in health and nutrition know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating a healthy breakfast wakes up the brain and the body so that you can better focus in the morning and your metabolism jump-starts. However, new research disputes the fact that breakfast helps stabilize weight and prevent obesity.
Research has found that drinking diet soda doesn’t help soda lovers lose weight, but rather increases sugar cravings, putting people at risk to pack on more pounds. However, the soda industry backed a study that found that diet soda drinkers lost unwanted weight more quickly than those who gave up the sugary poison. Funded by
Nutrition experts have advised that to control weight and blood sugar, we should eat six small meals throughout the day—especially diabetics. However, new research stated that a big breakfast and lunch, with the same amount calories of mini meals, might be the better bet. Published in the journal of the European Association for the Study
A bowl of cereal is one of the stables of the American breakfast diet. Walk down the cereal isle at your supermarket, and you will see boxes with vibrant colors directing your eye to the cute cartoon character that you know so well with his innocent smile, screaming for you to add to the shopping
You are having that dream where you know you are dreaming. Now imagine you could control what happens next—with a little help from an electric charge. According to a study published May 11, in Nature Neuroscience, applying electrical currents to the brain induces ‘lucid dreaming,’ a phenomenon where the dreamer is aware they are dreaming.
Red wine and chocolate won’t help an unhealthy heart. A new study has found that there is no proof that resveratrol, the antioxidant found in red wine and chocolate, prevents heart disease, cancer, or could prolong life. The nine year study, led by Professor Richard Semba from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in
Those who take a walk to clear their head may also fill it with other health benefits. Walking is a healthy activity that jumpstarts your body by increasing your energy. So when our minds are running on empty—a dilemma, anger, or stress using too much psychological fuel— many people stomp the streets to clear their
Reading allows us ride the waves of reality and imagination. We get to explore places we’ve never been and it is “the opportunity to enter fully into other people’s thoughts and feelings,” while also giving us social skills that can be applied in reality, such as being able to empathize with others.