Typically, as we age we experience declines in the quality of our sleep. Mindfulness meditation is a self-administered approach that intentionally focuses one’s attention on emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment. A study between two groups, those who practiced meditation and those who didn’t showed a higher sleep score, as well as improved symptoms of insomnia, fatigue and depression. Will you try meditation?
While your metabolism is partly ruled by genetics, you can boost it up naturally by eating the right foods. Keep in mind that egg whites, lean meats, chili peppers, coffee, green tea, water, milk, whole grains and lentils can all increase your body’s fat-burning power. Something to think about next time you go for that spicy food!
A new study has shown that intense aerobic exercise has the potential to reverse the aging process in adults. While we know exercise is beneficial, many questions have been raised on which types of exercises are best and what age groups benefit the most from them. The Mayo clinic tested high-intensity interval training (HIIT) against combined training and resistance training and found it heightened aerobic capacity as well as mitochondrial functionality for skeletal muscle. Time to step up your workout routine!