How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

How Meditation Can Help You Make Fewer Mistakes

A new study from Michigan State University found that meditation can help you make fewer mistakes. Specifically, open monitoring mediation suggests that it can help increase error recognition and that different forms of meditation can lead to other neurocognitive effects. Read more to find out what led them to this conclusion and their plans for the next research phase.

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Catastrophizing: Why We Wake Around 3am and Dwell on Our Fears and Failures

If you ever wake up at 3am with distressing and punitive thoughts, you’re not alone. Research suggests that stress, depression, or even anxious wakefulness could be the culprit. Learn more about what causes this nighttime dwelling and what you can do to break this bad habit.

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Start Switching on Your Longevity Genes

Your age is not always your actual biological age. A new study has discovered that you can “reverse your biological time clock” and switch on your health and longevity genes by making specific lifestyle changes. Read more about the study and the effects it has on your biological age.

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Surprising Effects And Sources of Caffeine

How do you take your caffeine? Coffee? Tea? Energy drinks? With 9 out of 10 North Americans consuming caffeine daily, it’s important to understand the effects it has on the body. Learn more about how caffeine metabolizes in the body, when to limit or avoid caffeine, and how much caffeine is too much.
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Physical Activity and Mindfulness for Healing

Physical activity and mindfulness are key components of a healthy body and mind. Benefits of these practices include emotional regulation, healthy sleep patterns, and an overall better quality of life. Learn more about the effects of these two practices and the growing body of evidence associated with each.
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Sweat It Out or Sleep It Off? 9 Common Exercise Dilemmas

While exercise is generally always recommended, in certain scenarios it may do more harm than good. Feeling under the weather? Just received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis? See what experts say about each of these scenarios and whether it is better to get some rest or continue getting in that workout.
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People with Migraines Get Less REM Sleep, Study Finds

REM, also known as rapid eye movement sleep, is believed to have an important influence on our learning and memory. Research suggests that those who suffer from migraines receive less REM sleep. Find out more about what studies led to this association and what you can do to help avoid migraine-related sleep issues.
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10 of the Healthiest Herbs and Spices and Their Health Benefits

Turmeric, ginger, cumin, and peppermint are among the healthiest herbs and spices that can give you multiple health benefits this fall and flu season. Research shows that these benefits can range from anti-inflammatory properties to cognitive boosters. Check out what these ten individual spices and herbs can do to help promote a healthy body and mind.
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Lifting Weights? Your Fat Cells Would Like to Have a Word.

We all know that lifting weights can build up our muscles. But by changing the inner workings of cells, weight training may also shrink fat, according to an enlightening new study of the molecular underpinnings of resistance exercise. The study, which involved mice and people, found that after weight training, muscles create and release little bubbles of genetic material that can flow to fat cells, jump-starting processes related to fat burning.

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