Fatty Foods Appear To Lessen Feelings of Sadness

Using MRI technology, brain researchers may have found why fatty foods such as ice cream, french fries, twinkies etc, seem to comfort us when we are feeling down. Fats appear to decrease brain activity in the areas associated with sadness. Participants were infused with either saline or fatty acids. The saline produced no change in…

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Lack of Sleep in Teens and Young Adults

Teens and young adults who don't get adequate sleep are at higher risk for automobile crashes, poor grades and performance in school, depressed moods, and problems with peer and adult relationships.PositiveTip: Take sleep seriously, set regular times for going to sleep and waking up, and get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. 

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Get Moving to Overcome a Bad Mood–for All Day!

It's no secret that exercise gives us a mental/emotional boost. But how long does that last? Forty-eight healthy men and women were randomly divided into two groups at the University of Vermont. The first group rested and the second group moderately rode an exercise bicycle for 20 minutes. After the exercise or rest period each…

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Boost Your Energy Level with Exercise

Many humans today report they feel exhausted and tired most of the time. People who have well-defined medical conditions such as heart disease or cancer consistently report improved feelings of energy and less fatigue when they exercise regularly.A recent six week randomized controlled trial of healthy young adults who reported persistent fatigue found improvements in…

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