It’s that time again if you’re a college or graduate student — time for finals. It’s also time to self-sabotage, to get in your own way in terms of effective studying. We stress out more than usual, even when we’re on top of the material, because of the anxiety surrounding test-taking.
Archive for April, 2011
Several large studies have found that the risk of depression in people with severe allergies is about twice that of those without allergies.
You may be able to reduce your symptoms by taking steps to avoid or minimize exposure to the allergens that affect you the most. Click here for some practical tips to help you steer clear of pollen and mold:
If you’re finding it tough to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, or reach another health goal, here’s a way to see results: Start watching success stories. In a study, people with high blood pressure did a better job of improving their own numbers if they watched DVDs documenting the treatment successes of other people […]
Nut flours are a great way to pack nutrition into muffins, waffles, breads, and more. New studies shows that pecan meal may be especially helpful in boosting heart-healthy antioxidants.
More research is needed to confirm a connection between blood sugar control and vitamin D levels. But in a study, people with type 2 diabetes had better success in lowering their blood sugar when they followed a diet that included extra vitamin D.
Think outside the sports-drink bottle when you’re looking for a workout beverage. New research puts the “gives you an edge” spotlight on this vegetable drink: beet juice. In a small study, people who drank the red juice daily for 6 days needed much less oxygen during a treadmill exercise test. Translation: Exercise actually felt easier […]
You just might live longer if you satisfy your sweet tooth with chewy, gooey figs. Why? Because figs are loaded with potassium. In a recent study of people over age 55, those who reported a potassium-rich diet had a lower risk of dying over the next 5 years.
Even modest weight loss helps reduce blood pressure in real-world practice, researchers affirmed in an observational study.
Positive affirmations like “My Mind is Calm” may be key to stress-free health. These affirmations can help offset the soaring levels of stress hormones produced by tens of thousands of other negative thoughts we have on a daily basis.