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Health check: sitting versus standing

Alternating between sitting and standing at your desk may be healthier than sitting all day, studies show

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Mind & body

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Yogic breathing could be an effective treatment for PTSD

Yogic breathing could help soldiers suffering from PTSD to find peace, according to a new study

15 September, 2014
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Online mindfulness courses can help reduce work stress

Mindfulness can be taught through online courses, with many positive effects on health and well being, say UK researchers

11 September, 2014
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Lucid dreamers show greater insight in waking life

People who are aware they are asleep when they are dreaming have better than average problem-solving abilities in the waking world

18 August, 2014
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Exploring the link between depression and heart disease

Our strong mind/body connection means that even mild depression can raise the risk of heart disease in vulnerable individuals

7 July, 2014
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Hypnosis can aid deep, restorative sleep

Unlike drugs, hypnosis has no adverse effects and it can be used to induce a deep and healing sleep in those who are susceptible, say scientists

4 June, 2014
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Want to appear more attractive to others? Try some rose oil

A pleasant aroma, say scientists, can change the way the ‘rational’ brain perceives others – making them appear more attractive

3 June, 2014
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Your brain on meditation

Brain imaging shows that non-directive meditation gives the mind time to wander and to process feelings and thoughts more effectively

22 May, 2014
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Yoga during pregnancy reduces anxiety and depression

A new UK study has shown that regular yoga sessions during pregnancy can help make mothers and their babies happier and healthier

13 May, 2014
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Anger and anxiety link to inflammation and heart disease

Anger, anxiety, and depression not only affect the functioning of the heart, but also increase the risk for heart disease, according to a new study.

8 May, 2014
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Laughter is as beneficial as meditation

Laughter stimulates the same parts of the brain as meditation and, studies show, can have the same health benefits

6 May, 2014
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