Kids Don't Get Hurt or Concussed Playing Fantasy Football

Kids Don't Get Hurt or Concussed Playing Fantasy Football

Concussions that are often undiagnosed and many other injuries have discouraged many parents from allowing their kids to play football, and with good reason.But the benefits of fantasy football for kids are many, including joining with parents and family in an online tech-savvy game.

What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

What TV Binge-Watching Does to Your Brain

"When we binge-watch, we create an unhealthy environment for the brain because we're sitting for long periods of time, isolating ourselves from social activities and eating large amounts of unhealthy food.".

Short Bursts of Exercise May Prime the Brain for Learning

Short Bursts of Exercise May Prime the Brain for Learning

For the next phase of this research, Westbrook and colleagues at OHSU plan to couple specific learning tasks with acute bouts of aerobic exercise in an attempt to better understand how triggering exercise-induced Mtss1L may prime the brain for learning.

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

Falls Are Increasingly Lethal for Older Americans

"As the United States population continues to age, we can expect more deaths from falls," said researcher Robin Lee, an epidemiologist at the Injury Center of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Why Young Girls Are Struggling and What Parents Can Do

Why Young Girls Are Struggling and What Parents Can Do

Without proper supports in place to help girls learn to cope with increased stress, they feel isolated and overwhelmed. The earlier they learn that stress if part of life but they can find strategies to cope with it and people to support them through the most difficult times, the better prepared they will be for increased stress levels as they grow.

'For Mother's Day, all I want is some realistic exercise inspo'

'For Mother's Day, all I want is some realistic exercise inspo'

Mother’s Day is coming up, and what I’d deeply love is for the media to realise there’s a difference between celebrity mothers’ bodies and the rest of us. For Mother’s Day, and every day, I’d love the media to promote real bodies exercising.

Morning Exercise May Improve Decision-Making During the Day

Morning Exercise May Improve Decision-Making During the Day

In this study, first author Michael Wheeler of the Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute and his University of Western Australia (UWA) colleagues found that a morning bout of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise combined with light-intensity walking breaks after every 30-minute period of sitting throughout an 8-hour day was a winning combo for boosting short-term working memory and executive function.

30 Minutes of Aerobic Exercise Supercharges Semantic Memory

30 Minutes of Aerobic Exercise Supercharges Semantic Memory

In addition to the long-term brain benefits of sticking with a regular exercise regimen throughout the week and across a lifespan, the latest research suggests that scheduling a 30-minute cardio workout at moderate intensity immediately before taking a written test or writing something that requires semantic memory might improve your performance.

What Behaviors Predict Sleep Duration and Quality?

What Behaviors Predict Sleep Duration and Quality?

In summary, in this very large sample of respondents, all of whom were already at a greater risk for poor sleep because of physiological changes related to menopause, better sleep duration and quality and fewer insomnia symptoms were associated with less sedentary time and more time spent in light physical activity, as opposed to sitting and especially reclining awake.

Exercise May Change Sperm in Ways That Benefit Babies Brains

Exercise May Change Sperm in Ways That Benefit Babies Brains

Putting soon-to-be mouse fathers on a six-week exercise regimen before procreating resulted in mice offspring with better brain structure and function than mice born from the sperm of an inactive father, according to a new study.

Pippa Middleton Talks About 6-Month-Old Son Arthur for First Time

Pippa Middleton Talks About 6-Month-Old Son Arthur for First Time

It’s been six months since Pippa Middleton welcomed her baby boy, Arthur, and she just opened up about him for the first time. During her pregnancy, Middleton looked to her sister for advice about motherhood , a source told Us Weekly exclusively in April 2018.

Hope in the Midst of Alzheimer's Drug Failures

Hope in the Midst of Alzheimer's Drug Failures

While researchers continue to study other potential targets for medication—including tau (a naturally occurring protein that is abnormally tangled in Alzheimer's), inflammation, and vascular issues (e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol problems)—there has been a simultaneous, strong focus on the impact of lifestyle factors in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.

What do you do when your son tells you he's depressed?

What do you do when your son tells you he's depressed?

You want to protect your son and not share all of his secrets, but being okay with asking for referrals can also help normalize mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding depression.

8 Minutes of Walking Per Day Could Change Your Life

8 Minutes of Walking Per Day Could Change Your Life

According to the new paper by Dorothy Dunlop and colleagues at the Feinberg School of Medicine, the minimum threshold of exercise that best predicted disability-free status from immobility over a four-year period is 56 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per week.

My Husband Refuses To Take Care of Himself

My Husband Refuses To Take Care of Himself

You may want to offer to exercise with him and partner up on eating healthy together. There is always the chance that your husband will change his behavior after he or someone who he cares about experiences a health scare.

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

The fact that fasting and vigorous exercise are now linked to the cellular clean-up process which may be responsible for removal of excess proteins known to cause Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions could mean that the Harvard researchers have stumbled across a biological process which might explain why metabolic disorders are such a significant risk factor for developing neurodegenerative disease in the first place.

I'll Feel More Like It Tomorrow

I'll Feel More Like It Tomorrow

And, typically, when we put off a task, we make some new intention related to the task for the future such as “I’ll do it tomorrow.” Mariam was interested in exercise procrastination specifically, and she predicted that we could see this pattern of experiences and emotions over time.

Getting Fit in 40s, 50s Still Can Add to Life Span

Getting Fit in 40s, 50s Still Can Add to Life Span

What's more, a mid-life start to physical activity seemed to cut the odds of death from the two major killers -- heart disease and cancer.

Treatment Developments in Depression

Treatment Developments in Depression

On psychosocial treatment side are non-drug approaches that we usually associate with lifestyle enhancement and general health and wellness: meditation, yoga, and exercise, for example.

Why We Should Think of Exercise as Its Own Reward

Why We Should Think of Exercise as Its Own Reward

In the study’s delay-discounting task, participants were asked to make hypothetical choices about three potential rewards—pleasant exercise, tasty food, and money. “Making exercise accessible at work in an organized manner, and integrating further rewards like social play into it, would increase people’s physical activity and health,” says Kubis.

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

The Effects of Solitary Confinement on the Brain

Teams of researchers are investigating further the deep effects of this practice, and studying the possibility of regulating it to maintain physical activity as well as sensory input and circadian rhythms, in order to prevent profound changes in the brain.

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Source: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock The recent study by first author Mychael Lourenco et al., “ Exercise-Linked FNDC5/Irisin Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Defects in Alzheimer’s Models ,” adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise-induced irisin may protect against neurodegeneration and boost memory in both humans and mice.

Serotonin Plays a Surprising Role in Fight-Flight-or-Freeze

Serotonin Plays a Surprising Role in Fight-Flight-or-Freeze

Discussion of Fight-Flight-or-Freeze Responses Based on a Combination of Life Experience and Empirical Evidence Yesterday afternoon, I wrote a post, "Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals" based on new research from McMaster University ( Allison et al., 2019 ), which found that the combination of vigorous aerobic exercise and weight-lifting caused a chain reaction along the kynurenine pathway that resulted in the synthesis of more serotonin and a decreased depression risk.

Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals

Exercise May Promote Gene Expression of Feel-Good Chemicals

Source: Rido/Shutterstock This study ( Allison et al., 2019 ) investigated the impact of an exercise training program that combined strength training (weight-lifting) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on skeletal muscle gene expression of certain proteins called “transcription factors.” These proteins help regulate the gene expression of kynurenine aminotransferase (KAT) and plasma concentrations of tryptophan metabolites called "kynurenines." Many people associate tryptophan with the folklore-based misconception that the tryptophan in turkey will make you drowsy after eating Thanksgiving dinner.

How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone?

How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone?

After dinner, sometimes Rich will join me in the living room, where we’ll catch up our days, read, or play a game, and of course, talk about the kids. With the extra time you hopefully have without your youngest kid at home, maybe you can try a new hobby or learn a craft.

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Why We Post Workout Pictures on Social Media

Sure enough, writing about arousal put students in what the study called a “mating mood.” People in a mating mood were motivated to “find someone attractive you are interested in,” while students in the happiness group were more motivated by “enjoying yourself and having fun.” Then participants imagined they owned a fictional workout tracker and rated their likelihood of sharing various posts.

Learning One’s Genetic Risk Might Affect Eating and Exercise

Learning One’s Genetic Risk Might Affect Eating and Exercise

“But information itself can lead to these effects, not only in people’s subjective experience, but also in their physiology.” To test if the outcomes were unique to CREB-1 or if they would extend to other paradigms, the authors conducted a second study centered on the FTO gene, one of the best-studied genetic risk factors for obesity.

3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness

3 Drug-Free Ways to Optimize In-the-Moment Happiness

According to Hoeppner et al., this is the first large study designed to investigate if self-administered, text-entry-based positive psychology writing exercises can significantly improve in-the-moment happiness for people recovering from problematic substance use.

Sit Less Each Day to Live Longer

Sit Less Each Day to Live Longer

The results: People who replaced just 30 minutes of sitting per day with low-intensity physical activity lowered their risk of an early death by 17 percent, according to the study published online Jan. 14 in the American Journal of Epidemiology .

18 Useful Tips from 2018 Psychology and Health Research

18 Useful Tips from 2018 Psychology and Health Research

Details : 455 adult patients from ages 18-65 with a diagnosis of major depression who did moderate intensity aerobic exercise for 45 minutes three times a week showed a large overall anti-depressant effect, according to the study summarized here .