Personal Health

Wednesday,Mar 16,2011

Are you addicted to food? As the subject gets more attention from the media and health professionals alike, many individuals self-diagnose themselves as food addicts. Just what is food addiction, and are you truly addicted to food?

Defining Food Addiction

In theory, we’re al...

Monday,Mar 07,2011

Dependence on televisions, cellphones and laptops may be costing Americans dearly -- in lack of sleep.

The national penchant for watching television every evening before going to sleep, playing video games late into the night or checking emails and text messages before turning off the ligh...

Tuesday,Mar 01,2011

Disillusionment can be heartbreaking, especially when we're disillusioned about a reality that never happened. You imagined yourself somehow different: all-achieving, in control, showing no signs of aging and, gee, it didn't turn out that way. You feel let down by, w...

Tuesday,Mar 01,2011

Do you treat yourself as well as you treat your friends and family?

That simple question is the basis for a burgeoning new area of psychological research called self-compassion — how kindly people view themselves. People who find it easy to be supportive and understanding to others,...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

New research suggests that being bi-lingual offers more benefits than just being able to converse in two languages.

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

Who’s not stressed? All of us—no matter how yogic or meditative or all-round relaxed—get worked up sometimes. (Except maybe my always-smiling, always pretty happy friend Swami Maheshananda Saraswati—but he’s a Swami.) Stress is one of the most p...

Thursday,Feb 24,2011

Struggling with night time eating is common. It could be due to an emotional trigger like stress or boredom. We could eat at night out of habit, especially when it’s paired with a night time routine like TV viewing. However, one reason we may reach for food at night is in response to Spirit...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data document the severity of health disparities between low- and high-income Americans. Those making less than $24,000 per year suffer from much lower emotional and physical health, have poorer health habits, and have significantly less acce...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

Ollie Louis, of Boca Raton, has taken the No Garbage Trucks! Pledge: She will allow no one to dump on her.

She brushes off the little, everyday conflicts that used to drive her crazy, from the drive...

Monday,Feb 07,2011

ScienceDaily (Oct. 16, 2010) — In the battle against obesity, new research has found that it may not be necessary to spend a lot on a weight loss program when cheaper, nonprofit alternatives may work just as well.

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