December 4, 2019

A study named “Overanxious and Underslept” done at UC Berkeley and published last month in the journal Nature Human Behaviour  found that deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow wave sleep, calms and resets the anxious brain. This study provides on...

Have you ever wondered how our internal, biological clock actually works? We're aware that we have a clock that helps us adapt to the regular rhythm of the day but we don't each personally understand how it works. Three individuals - Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash an...

We all know we need more sleep and of the more common side effects due to sleep deprivation. But, did you know that a lack of sleep can also increase pain sensitivity?

A study that was published on January 28th in the Journal of Neuroscience, explained the self-perpetua...

February 20, 2019

It’s amazing what a good laugh can do. You could be having an off day and something funny comes up and turns it right. Did you know laughter can actually improve your health? Not only does it help maintain and encourage positive emotional health, it can also strengthen...

December 5, 2018

It’s that time of year again and it is almost a relief to know that the year is nearly over. One last hurdle we have to conquer are the holidays and managing to keep it all together until the New Year. Between the holidays, managing not to gain any winter weight, prior...

October 10, 2018

The World Health Organization constitution states: "Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

Did you know that by the time we reach 40 years old, half of us will have had or will develop a...

August 16, 2018

August 15th is National Relaxation Day. It’s a day where you can step back from your hectic life and take a minute to be present - take in the moment no matter how ordinary, clear your mind and connect with yourself.

‘Mindfulness’ is a word that popped up in Western cul...

Adult colouring books have become all the rage the last couple years. Where you might expect to find children, you find adults surrounded by pencil crayons. Many adult colouring books have even become bestsellers. What makes adult colouring books so special? You should...

The month of May is hypertension awareness month. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is symptomless and can cause dementia, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and vision loss. Only 50% of people are aware they have hypertension. Most people are encouraged to ‘check...

During the Winter Olympics this year, Finland’s snowboard coach could be seen knitting on the slopes. It was a surprising sight and made many curious as to why it was necessary. It turns out that knitting can decrease stress and anxiety; with April being stress awarene...

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