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 a bit, and quotes from […]
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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 receptive to health messaging and […]
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 people, who answered random questions […]
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 frontal cortex, which is important […]
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 study tracking women’s health via […]
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 prompts. A U of Arizona […]
If you think friendly encouragement is the best motivator to get you to exercise, think again. A new study from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that competition is a far stronger motivation for exercise than friendly support. In fact, the study found that friendly support […]
Computerized brain-training games are apparently good for something: They improve your ability to play a particular computer game. But do they make you smarter? According to a review of nearly 400 studies of brain training published last week in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest, there is no credible evidence […]