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Avoid Thoughts That Weaken You

“Every single thought you have can be assessed in terms of whether it strengthens or weakens you. In fact, there’s a simple muscle test you can do to try out any thought that you’re having in the present moment. It works like this: Hold your arm out to your side and have someone else attempt to push your arm down while you resist. Think of telling a lie, and notice how much weaker you are than if you think of…

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How Owning a Pet Improves Your Health

Spending more time with a dog may make you healthier as dogs increase their owners’ levels of physical activity. Medina-Inojosa and his team reached this conclusion by analyzing the health metrics from over 1,700 people participating in the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study, in which a randomly chosen 1 percent of the population of the entire city of Brno, Czech Republic, was assessed for cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers scored participants on seven health behaviors and metrics to calculate their overall cardiovascular health…

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Mindfulness is the future of being present

Mindfulness has occupied a central point in modern life. Probably, you are one of the many who is using this technique to deal with your high-paces, overstretched schedules. And this is not surprising because mindfulness has now become an accepted adjunct therapy for many conditions, especially in the field of mental health. Its pupillarity makes researchers refining the understanding of the power of paying attention in some of life’s most important moments . For all the research showing the benefits…

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Stress slows your reaction to danger increasing vulnerability

Do you know that suffering stressful events may compromise your body’s perception of new threats or danger? The recent study perfomed by a team of researchers at the New York University challenged a long-held notion that stress keeps the body on high alert. The researchers have suggested that while predicting potential threats in the environment is crucial for survival, it remains equally important to prime the body into a flexible state where stress responses can be effectively controlled when new sources of…

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