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Study maps the types of physical activity associated with better sleep Physical activities, such as walking, as well as aerobics/calisthenics, biking, gardening, golfing, running, weight-lifting, and yoga/Pilates are associated with better sleep habits, compared to no activity, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In contrast, the study shows that other types of physical activity [...] The post Study maps the types of physical activity associated with better sleep appeared first on PsyPost.
Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as a tool to measure and help manage cognitive declines in patients. These imaging findings can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The concept [...] The post Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer’s risk appeared first on PsyPost.
How break-ups pale in comparison to break-downs Not to beat a dead horse, but for those of you new around these parts, I am coming out of a devastating break-up. One week he said he never wanted … ...
A Cynical Attitude Could Cost You A new study reveals that cynical people earn less money. Three statements can help you determine your level of cynicism.
The Enneagram Type 1- The Perfectionist We all hold unique traits and characteristics, but there are some personalities which we are more easily able to adapt to and understand. The Enneagram is a personality profile that allocates people into one of nine personality types. By finding more out about our own personality type, as well as the people around us, we […]
3 Simple Ways to Tame Your Inner Control Freak MAXIMIZE your day through delegation. Wouldn’t an extra hour or two feel great today? Think of what you might accomplish. You could make progress with an important project. Polish your presentation. Attend that networking event. Enjoy dinner with family or friends. Take that spinning class. … ...
The Different Ways to Collect Inspiration What do Bill Gates, Marcus Aurelius, Thomas Jefferson and Montaigne (the guy who invented the essay) have in common? Each of them kept a commonplace book. According to Ryan Holiday, … ...
Is dietary supplementation appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder? Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often picky eaters, which can lead parents to suspect that their children might not be getting adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals. This sometimes leads parents of children with ASD to try nutritional supplements and dietary regimens such as gluten-free and casein-free (GFCF) diets without professional supervision. In [...] The post Is dietary supplementation appropriate for children with autism spectrum disorder? appeared first on PsyPost.
Despite abnormalities after concussion, sleep continues to aid memory and recall After a concussion, a person can be left with disturbed sleep, memory deficits and other cognitive problems for years, but a new study led by Rebecca Spencer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst suggests that despite these abnormalities, sleep still helps them to overcome memory deficits, and the benefit is equivalent to that seen in [...] The post Despite abnormalities after concussion, sleep continues to aid memory and recall appeared first on PsyPost.
Eating less during late night hours may stave off some effects of sleep deprivation Eating less late at night may help curb the concentration and alertness deficits that accompany sleep deprivation, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2015, the 29th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. [...] The post Eating less during late night hours may stave off some effects of sleep deprivation appeared first on PsyPost.
Study links delay of gratification to how brain structures are connected The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Kennesaw State University. Their findings were published June 3 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. This study provides the first [...] The post Study links delay of gratification to how brain structures are connected appeared first on PsyPost.
Do cheaters have an evolutionary advantage? Anyone who has crawled along in the left lane while other drivers raced up the right lane, which was clearly marked “lane ends, merge left,” has experienced social cheating, a maddening and fascinating behavior common to many species. Although it won’t help with road rage, scientists are beginning to understand cheating in simpler “model systems,” [...] The post Do cheaters have an evolutionary advantage? appeared first on PsyPost.
Household items, toys key to infant motor skill development, research finds Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact the way or when a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are unaware of the significant role household items play in their infant’s motor skill development. Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor [...] The post Household items, toys key to infant motor skill development, research finds appeared first on PsyPost.
Self-Care because You Matter The Whole Self What have you done for yourself today? Time alone, exercise, reading, some time with friends, or maybe cleaning your house or office?  Some of which may not … ...
History of Liposuction and Two Healthy Alternatives When JoAnn turned 50, she became concerned about the “turkey wings” under her upper arms. She felt that she was turning into her grandmother, one ounce of fat at a … ...
What Trolls Don't Know About Children's Mental Illness The Internet has made experts of all of us. But when your child is suffering from a mental illness, the "obvious" causes aren't always so obvious. Let’s all stop to think, just for a minute, before making a potentially hateful and hurtful comment about an issue that might be more complex than it appears at first glance.
Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to new research.
Are You in the Mood? Mis-matched feelings of sexual desire are an incredibly common problem in relationships today. Sometimes you're in the mood and your partner isn't, sometimes it's the other way around. Brand new research has investigated how people with different relationship motivations handle these dilemmas to find sexual and relationship satisfaction.
Too Little Behavioral Therapy for Kids with ADHD At the end of May, a JAMA report noted that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2009-2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs shows that about 43 percent of U.S. children and teens received only ADHD medications for attention deficit … ...
Preventive neuroradiology: Brain imaging bolsters efforts to lower Alzheimer's risk Armed with new knowledge about how neurodegenerative diseases alter brain structures, increasing numbers of neurologists, psychiatrists and other clinicians are adopting quantitative brain imaging as a tool to measure and help manage cognitive declines in patients. These imaging findings can help spur beneficial lifestyle changes in patients to reduce risk for Alzheimer's disease.