Really? Optimism Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
Laughter may not exactly be the best medicine. But a cheerful outlook on life may be good for your heart. So concludes new research on the impact of happiness and optimism on cardiovascular health. Scientists have known about the reverse relationship between psychological health and heart health for some time; studies show that depression and anxiety can worsen outcomes for heart patients. But...
Heavy Backpacks Can Spell Chronic Back Pain for...
Heavy backpacks don’t just sap children of energy that might be better used doing schoolwork or playing sports. Lugging them can also lead to chronic back pain, accidents and possibly lifelong orthopedic damage. Among the risks described by Dr. Pierre D’Hemecourt, a sports medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston, are stress fractures in the back, inflammation of growth cartilage,...
Why You Should Drink at Work
A little wine or beer may make you more creative. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) found that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce people’s ability to pay attention (as anyone who’s ever been drunk can attest), which frees them up for creative problem-solving tasks. In other words, after a few beers you might not be able to solve a math problem, but you may be able to...
A ballet-inspired "body lifter" →
You don’t need to don a tutu to try a ballet-inspired barre workout. These drills are super-popular now and for good reason: They increase flexibility and tone muscles without adding bulk. Pasadena-based fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett (www.traceymallett.com) is the founder of Booty Barre, an approach that melds elements of dance, yoga and Pilates to strengthen and...
12 rules for life →
Saw this online while stumbling and thought it was interesting. Sometimes we just need to remember what the 12 Rules of Life really are: 1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas. 2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape. 3. The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship...
Back stretch helps tighten abs
When it comes to training your abdominal muscles, it’s good to introduce new moves into your routine so you continue to “surprise” your muscles. Otherwise there’s a tendency for them to go on autopilot and you won’t get the maximum benefit of your efforts. Sit upright on a flat, padded surface or mat with a small inflatable ball or firm pillow behind your waist....
Study: Cardiac stem cells can reverse heart attack... →
Researchers have used cardiac stem cells to regenerate heart muscle in patients who have suffered heart attacks, also known as myocardial infarction.
Medical Expert Recommends Ditching Pills for... →
A medical expert in the United Kingdom recommends doctors prescribe gardening to help patients beat depression, reported the Fraser Coast Chronicle. Yo lo he visto aplicado en México y todo parece indicar que sí funciona.
Una sonrisa, por ejemplo, puede significar que estás divertido, feliz,...– El temor de un hombre sabio. Patrick Rothfuss
Crunches that aren't a pain in the neck
If you experience neck pain when you perform abdominal crunches lying flat on the floor, try doing this move with a small, partially deflated ball behind your back. The ball assists you in holding the correct position so you don’t overuse your neck muscles. You can also use a firm pillow in place of the ball. Sit on a flat, level surface with a small, squishy ball placed behind your lower...
Por muy atractiva que parezca una cosa, tienes que valorar los riesgos que...– El temor de un hombre sabio. Patrick Rothfuss
7 More Lies All Women Tell Men →
Ok, una de nosotras ha revelado la verdad :) Un buen manual, chicas asegúrense de que ellos lo lean!
De sobra sabes que eres la primera y no miento si juro que daría por ti la vida...– Joaquín Sabina