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Can Yoga Help To Manage Metabolic Syndrome?

People who practice yoga — who are also known, at least in the Western world, as “yogis” — always rave about how yoga could benefit the body and mind. But what does the science say? A new study investigates, focusing on how yoga affects people with metabolic syndrome. For instance, some studies have suggested that yoga boosts brain health and cognition,

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Could Yoga Help Treat Thyroid Problems?

Yoga is an accessible, low-impact exercise that reduces stress and supports well-being. Could yoga help treat thyroid problems? The thyroid is a small gland in the throat that secretes hormones. These hormones affect a person’s metabolism, body temperature, and growth. They also affect the way a child’s brain develops. When a person has a problem with their thyroid, it can

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How To Achieve A Healthier Happy New Year!

What can you do to ensure that 2018 will be a truly happy year? If there is anything that everyone undoubtedly wants in their life, it is that often elusive feeling of happiness. Famously, a high-profile engineer called Mo Gawdat has even come up with a kind of algorithm for happiness in his book Solve for Happy. “Happiness is equal to

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25 Minutes of Yoga, Meditation ‘Boosts Brain Function, Energy’

Practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation for just 25 minutes can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, compared with spending 25 minutes quietly reading, according to new research from Canada. Kimberley Luu and associate professor Peter Hall, of the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, report their study in the journal Mindfulness.

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How Yoga, Meditation Benefit the Mind and Body

Yoga and meditation have both become increasingly popular in the Western world, and practitioners praise their psychological and physical benefits. Current research also suggests that meditating and doing yoga can boost overall well-being and resilience to stress factors. Increasingly, yoga practice and meditation have been the focus of research aiming to test their benefits. Recently, we have reported on a wealth of

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Yoga a Helpful Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes significant musculoskeletal pain, along with changes in the ability to sleep, think, and remember. The name for the disease comes from a combination of Latin and Greek terms, including fibro, or fibrous tissue, myo, meaning muscle, and algia, meaning pain. Doctors often consider fibromyalgia to be an arthritis-related condition, but it is different from

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What is Yoga?

Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. In 5,000 years of yoga history, the term “yoga” has gone through a renaissance in current culture, exchanging the loincloth for a leotard and leggings. Yoga has become popular as a form of

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