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Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence

Employers should be encouraged to provide yoga programmes for staff in order to support health, well-being and general productiveness.

How mindfulness could give you the gift of a calmer Christmas

Make sure to find a little ‘Christmas presence’ by being kind and compassionate to everyone you have contact with – including yourself.

Loneliness could kill you

We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, which may be why studies show loneliness shortens our life spans and some even suggest it’s even more lethal than obesity.

Why most of us pay twice for our food

Modern intensive agriculture in the UK and US comes with many hidden health and environmental costs, which mean we are paying twice as much for our food as we think.

How breath stimulates emotion and awareness

How you breathe, and the rhythm of your breath, creates electrical activity in the brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory.

Food labelled ‘snack’ leaves you hungrier than food labelled ‘meal’

Interesting new research shows that the words we use to describe food, as well as how it is presented determines how hungry you will be later on.

Pollution’s damaging effects on mental health

New evidence from the US suggests that air pollution – especially fine particulate matter – may be taking a toll on our mental as well as our physical health.

Why the clocks changing are great for your brain

Daylight savings is a topic that divides people for all kinds of reasons, but the clocks going back may have real benefits for sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

To vape or not to vape? The answer is not to vape

Marketed as a safe alternative to cigarettes, new research is showing that vaping produces all the same old toxins – plus some new ones as well.

The menopause: dreaded, derided and seldom discussed

Many women still feel menopause carries a stigma. But what if it was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?