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Coffee Could Help Lower The Risk of Dementia

by Gumer Liston February 10th, 2009 | Diet, Mental Health
Are you having your second cup of coffee? Could not resist its aroma and the urge for more? Don't worry, it's okay because coffee will not give you heart disease or hypertension;  it even may do your mind some good. A new study suggests the possible connection between coffee consumption and lower risk of dementia during old age.

A group of Swedish and Danish researchers led by Dr. Miia Kivipelto, associate professor of neurology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, conducted a study that looked into how coffee consumption could affect the mental health of men and women later in their
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Your Emotions and Your Health

by Gumer Liston February 3rd, 2009 | Mental Health
Emotions are part and parcel of being human beings; they come naturally to us because they are important features of our lives. Strong emotions come to us every now and then as reactions to things that happen to us. Often, these emotions are sudden and strong, and it's as if we do not have control over them. These kinds of intense emotions, if given loose rein, could take over us and could bring forth functional disorders that affect our organs. Happiness, anger, sadness, anxiety and fear are some of the examples of strong emotions that could affect our health.

Doctors explain
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Healthy Habits That Help You Live a Better Life

by Gumer Liston January 13th, 2009 | Dermatology, Mental Health, Nutrition

Living life to the fullest means cultivating good habits that help us become healthier. A healthy person is a happy person. Here are some healthy habits that are worth weaving into your old daily pattern:




1. Take time to walk, run, or jump for fifteen to twenty minutes each day. It is best to do it first thing in the morning to give your joints, muscles, and brain the needed warm-up for the coming day ahead that is full of physical and mental exertion.


2. Eat foods that are low in fat like fruits, vegetables, and grains. You also

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Mental Fitness

by Melissa May 3rd, 2008 | Mental Health
When we think of fitness, we often conjure images of exercise equipment, leg warmers (remember those?), and Sweatin' to the Oldies. What you may not know is that it is just as important to exercise your mental health. You can keep your memory sharp and your brain healthy by doing some challenging activities daily.

Play Games: Play some board games for fun and for mental fitness. Play them with a friend for an added benefit. Here are some to get you started:

  • Scrabble

  • Mancala

  • Chess

  • Trivia games


Physical Exercise: Dust off those aerobics tapes and exercise your body - it helps your
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Meditation Benefits

by Editorial Team April 7th, 2007 | Mental Health
In a fast-paced world, it is not that hard to become unfocused with what we are doing. Jobs, family, bills, illness, and life's everyday stressful situations have a habit of pulling us in different directions. A calming affect after stress can be beneficial to one's brain. Researchers have found that the results from moderate meditation may not only produce a calming effect, but new research suggests that the practice of meditation may produce lasting changes in the brain. Researchers have done many studies on various meditation rituals and found that monks who spent many years in Buddhist meditation training show
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