Five percent. That’s the improvement in time for athletes who swished their mouths with sucrose compared with those who swished with water, and ran 7.9 mile race. Yes it’s strange, but just swishing our mouths with a rinse that contains a little sugar appears to […]
Think marriage is stressful? Try being unmarried. That’s the implicit message from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, who are convinced that married people have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than unmarried. A Carnegie Mellon news release reports that when researchers studied saliva samples (taken over […]
Seriously? Can you get in shape for a triathlon in six weeks? That’s the claim made by A.C. Shilton in the New York Times. Shilton’s informative and comprehensive piece gives us all we need to do about all we need to do, which is quite […]
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When people offer health advice, are you appreciative or resentful? It matters, because your emotional response to advice influence the likelihood that you will follow it. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that people who are more mindful are more […]
Just moving around makes people more happy. Or maybe not moving makes people less happy. While you figure it out, think about this: a new study conducted at the University of Cambridge used an app to track motion over a 17 month period for 10,000 […]
Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at NYU, on three good things that exercise does for your brain.
No, it doesn’t mean that runners are smarter than the rest off us, but research conducted at the University of Arizona has found that runners, overall, have greater functional connectivity — or connections between distinct brain regions — within several areas of the brain, including the […]
Feeling good about life and maintaining a positive outlook may add years to your life. That’s the verdict of a new study by researchers at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health, who analyzed data from 70,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study, a long-running […]
Want to seriously up your game? Start thinking about death–your death, and start thinking about how very soon it could arrive. That’s the finding of researchers at the University of Arizona, where a recent study showed that basketball-players scored more points after being presented with death-related […]