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The Benefits of Napping

As we become busier in our lives and fill up every moment with activity, the quality and quantity of sleep lessens, resulting in a chronic state of sleep deprivation. While naps do not necessarily make up for inadequate or poor quality nighttime sleep, a short nap of...

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Laughter Similar to Meditation in the Brain

Want the health benefits of meditation without all the work of chasing away intrusive thoughts and feelings? Try laughing, a new study suggests. Laughter – the real kind associated with joy and mirth – sets off brain wave patterns similar to those generated when...

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Research Finds Turmeric Better Than Drugs

Turmeric is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions. It is now the one of the most-studied spices on the planet and has currently about 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the...

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Eight Ways to Avoid Colds and Flu this Winter

With the recent rains in the Bay Area (thankfully), fall and winter coolness has officially arrived. As the weather shifts, we begin to see more colds and flu cropping up in our workplace, family and gyms. To avoid getting sick before the winter season starts, follow...

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Open Your Lungs with Locus Pose

If you spend too much of your day seated, you might develop neck and shoulder pain or even have a slight hunch. This can inhibit the muscles around your lungs from working and sap your body of energy. Locus pose helps reverse the slump, open up your chest and...

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High Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol Impairs Thinking

High Levels of Stress Hormone Cortisol Impairs Thinking

The stresses of everyday life may start taking a toll on the brain in relatively early middle age, new research shows. A study of more than 2,000 people, most of them in their 40s, found those with the highest levels of the stress-related hormone cortisol performed...

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