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More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

Using hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

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Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeats

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. AF has been tied to an elevated risk of stroke and other potential heart complications since it can lead to clots which block blood flow. So, what can you do to manage risk factors? For starters, the American Heart Association recommends reducing high blood […]

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Did you know? Just thinking about your wife can help reduce stress

Studies have shown that being in the presence of a romantic partner helps mitigate numerous factors of discomfort and stress. For instance, one study has shown that participants who received painful stimuli felt less pain if they were close to their partners. Being in a healthy romantic relationship can help people face life’s difficulties, from […]

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Exposure to green spaces in childhood may improve mental health of adults

Living in greener neighbourhoods linked to better heart health, state researchers

At the population level, residential green space has long been linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and respiratory problems, as well as a lower risk of hospitalisation for events like heart attacks and strokes, researchers note in the Journal of the American Heart Association. But there isn’t as much evidence showing […]

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Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your health

Workers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. That greater physical activity at the office was related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers said. This is […]

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