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Released: 12-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Queen’s research indicates clear link between meditation and stress reduction
Queen's University Belfast

New collaborative research at Queen’s University Belfast and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.

Newswise: Majority of U.S. Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today
Released: 6-Feb-2020 1:35 PM EST
Majority of U.S. Adults Believe Climate Change Is Most Important Issue Today
American Psychological Association (APA)

As the effects of climate change become more evident, more than half of U.S. adults (56%) say climate change is the most important issue facing society today, yet 4 in 10 have not made any changes in their behavior to reduce their contribution to climate change, according to a new poll by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions, and 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals
Released: 16-Jan-2020 8:05 AM EST
Why We Make (and Break) New Year’s Resolutions, and 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals
Nuvance Health

Research shows that as many as 50 percent of adults in the United States make New Year’s resolutions, but fewer than 10 percent keep them for more than a few months. Giving up on New Year’s resolutions is often related to three issues: difficulty breaking old habits, focusing on specific outcomes, and problems with purpose. You can increase your chances of achieving your New Year’s resolutions by setting realistic and achievable process goals that will help you form new habits, as well as following other steps for success.

Released: 15-Jan-2020 11:55 AM EST
Reconnecting with nature key for sustainability
University of Exeter

People who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.

Released: 31-Dec-2019 2:20 PM EST
Reimagining your New Year's resolutions
Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES)

As the new year approaches, AADE suggests the following ways for people with diabetes to start the year healthy and stick with it.

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Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
New Year's resolution: Wait until spring
Washington University in St. Louis

Tim Bono offers sound advice about where people go wrong when setting New Year’s resolutions.Wait a few months, said Bono, assistant dean for assessment in Student Affairs and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.People tend to see resolutions a black or white, he said, forgetting that change is incremental; being “happier” is a better resolution than being “happy,” for instance.

Released: 23-Dec-2019 3:45 PM EST
For restricted eaters, a place at the table but not the meal
Cornell University

People with restricted diets – due to allergies, health issues or religious or cultural norms – are more likely to feel lonely when they can’t share in what others are eating, new Cornell University research shows.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Healthy eating over the holidays
Released: 18-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Healthy eating over the holidays
Penn State Health

Between bountiful buffets and “food-pushing relatives,” the winter holidays hold landmines for those trying to eat healthy. Check out these tips for navigating the holiday eating scene.

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