Attitude

Attitude

The Good Part Of Feeling Bad

Yes, it’s better to feel good than it is to feel bad, but if you do feel bad, say researchers at UC Berkeley, it can help to embrace the dark mood. A UC Berkeley news release reports that researchers at the school are convinced that people who habitually accept their […]

Attitude Fitness

Income and Exercise Habits

Money may not change everything, but it does appear to influence exercise habits, as revealed by research conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Georgia State University. Science Daily reports that when researchers there used accelerometer data to analyze physical activity and sedentary behavior in […]

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You Are What You Think, Fitness-Wise

Thinking that you’re less fit than others, even if you are actually just as fit as they are, can shorten you life. That’s the verdict from researchers at Stanford University, who analyzed surveys from more than 60,000 U.S. adults, documenting participants’ levels of physical activity, health and personal background, among […]

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Better Sleep With A Life Purpose

Want to stop tossing and turning? Get yourself a purpose in life. Researchers at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical Center have found that people with a purpose in life were 63 percent less likely to have sleep apnea and 52 percent less likely to have restless leg syndrome. They also had […]

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To Win A Tennis Match, Grunt Low

That’s right. Grunt low. Researchers at the University of Sussex have determined that the grunts produced by players during tennis matches they lost were higher in voice pitch than during the matches they won. Seriously. A University of Sussex news release reports that the researchers analyzed television footage of 50 matches […]

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Smarter People Live Longer

Do higher IQ’s mean higher number of years alive? Researchers at the University of Edinburgh think so. HealthDay reports that when researchers studied data on nearly 66,000 people who were born in 1936, took an IQ test at age 11, and were followed up to age 79 or death, they […]

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Chasing Happiness Can Make Us Sad

Yes, it’s great to be happy. What’s not great is trying to be happy and not succeeding. In fact, researchers at the University of Melbourne are convinced that pressure to feel happy is contributing to depression. A U of Melbourne news release reports that social psychologist Brock Bastian has found […]

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Yes, Caffeine Helps

Can caffeine really boost our athletic performance? What if we are already chronic coffee drinkers? The answers are Yes and Yes. New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynolds reports on a new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology that suggests that it really doesn’t matter how often you drink coffee, […]

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Latest Therapy For Depression: Bouldering

Forget about drugs, yoga, meditation–the latest recommended therapy for depression involves climbing large rocks, yes, without ropes. Bouldering, it turns out, is used in many hospitals, OK, German hospitals, to treat the symptoms of depression. Now two German researchers, Eva-Maria Stelzer, a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, and Katharina […]

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Heavy Stubble Attracts Women

“Beard or no beard?” that is the question. The answer, from researchers at the University of Queensland, is beard, but light beard, at least if the goal is to make yourself attractive to women. The New York Times reports on the research, which divided a group of more than 8,500 women […]