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Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 February 2022
Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories
We all know exercise is good for us, but that still leaves plenty of questions. How much exercise? Who benefits the most? And when in our lives? New research led by University of Pittsburgh psychologists pools data from dozens of studies to answer these questions, showing that older adults may be able to prevent declines in a certain kind of memory by sticking to regular exercise. "Everyone always asks, 'How much should I be exercising? What's the bare minimum to see improvement...
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A Week of Intense Meditation Caused Positive Changes to Immune System

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 January 2022
A Week of Intense Meditation Caused Positive Changes to Immune System
A 2022 University of Florida study found that meditation done at an intense level caused diverse positive changes in participants’ immune systems. The meditation experience studied was certainly intense: an 8-day retreat with 10-hour daily meditation sessions, all conducted in silence. Those retreat participants saw robust activation of their immune systems, with positive changes in 220 immune-related genes–but without activating inflammatory signals. The positive impact of medit...
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5 Tips for Addressing Sexual Pain and Rebuilding Intimacy After Breast Cancer

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 January 2022
5 Tips for Addressing Sexual Pain and Rebuilding Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Cancer may change the way you feel about your body and what feels good to you. But with a combination of self-reflection, physical intervention, communication, and patience, you can rebuild your intimacy. After a breast cancer diagnosis, the last thing you’re likely thinking about is sex. Instead, you’re probably thinking about your treatment costs, upcoming surgery decisions, the cost of battling cancer, and how to manage the side effects of chemotherapy. While it can feel emba...
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Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 25 January 2022
Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Our stories give our lives meaning.
What story are you telling yourself? What story are you telling others? Do your thoughts echo your inner critic or are they your biggest cheerleader? The stories we tell ourselves are connected to our past, yet they often limit our future. What we believe is ultimately what we become.
Challenging and painful chapters make it harder for us to rewrite our story because we feel stuck. I’ve often felt stuck in the past and powerless or even incapable...
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The Best Way To Fix A Sad Mood

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 21 January 2022
The Best Way To Fix A Sad Mood
What's the best way to improve a sad mood? It may be whatever skill you think you're best at, a new study suggests.                                                                                                          &nb...
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