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Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated



Effectiveness of yoga in treating major depression evaluated Date: May 8, 2017 Source: Care New England Summary: New research indicates that the benefits of hatha yoga in treating depression are less pronounced in early treatment, but may accumulate over time.   When treating depression, the goal is to help individuals achieve full recovery and normal functioning. While traditional treatment such as medication or psychotherapy is effective for many patients, some may not fully recover even...

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Maple Syrup Extract Enhances Antibiotic action



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} No more 'superbugs'? Maple syrup extract enhances antibiotic action Date: April 2, 2017 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: Antibiotics save lives, but there is a downside to their ubiquity. High doses can kill healthy cells along with bacteria, while also spurring the creation of 'superbugs' that don't respond to known antibiotics. Now, researchers report a natural way that could reduce antibiotic use without sacrificing health: a...

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Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Desk jobs are bad for your heart and your waist Date: March 1, 2017 Source: University of Warwick Summary: A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our waistline. A new study shows further evidence for the view that spending too much time sitting down is bad for our health and our...

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Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular disease Date: March 1, 2017 Source: European Society of Cardiology Summary: The benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research. The observational study was conducted in more than 5,000 people aged 55 years and older who were followed-up for 15...

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Chair yoga is an effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis



First study to show chair yoga as effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Florida Atlantic University Summary: The first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events for the millions who suffer from the disease in their...

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Yoga for lower back pain



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yoga may have health benefits for people with chronic non-specific lower back pain Date: January 11, 2017 Source: Wiley Summary: Yoga may lead to a reduction in pain and functional ability in people with chronic non-specific lower back pain over the short term, compared with no exercise, a new systematic review suggests. However, researchers advise that more studies are needed to provide information on long-term effects....

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Yogic breathing helps fight major depression



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Yogic breathing helps fight major depression, study shows Date: November 22, 2016 Source: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Summary: A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who did not fully respond to antidepressant treatments, reports a new study. A breathing-based meditation practice known as Sudarshan Kriya yoga helped alleviate severe depression in people who...

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Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits



v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Drinking more water associated with numerous dietary benefits, study finds Date: March 1, 2016 Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary: A new study has examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 US adults, and found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar,...

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Fitness May Delay Onset of Increased Cholesterol



Increased cardiorespiratory fitness may delay onset of high cholesterol study shows Men who have higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness may delay by up to 15 years increases in blood cholesterol levels that commonly occur with aging, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Cardiorespiratory fitness is defined as the body's ability to supply oxygen to the muscles during exercise and the muscles ability to use that oxygen. It...

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Yoga and chronic pain



Yoga and chronic pain Chronic pain is known to cause brain anatomy changes and impairments, but yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) official speaking at the American Pain Society's annual meeting. M. Catherine Bushnell, PhD, scientific director, Division of Intramural Research, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, NIH, explained in a plenary...

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Exercise improves non-alcoholic fatty liver disease



NAFLD is considered the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome and is commonly associated with obesity and diabetes. There are no approved drug treatments for NAFLD, but lifestyle interventions such as diet, exercise, and the resulting weight loss have been shown to help improve NAFLD. In particular, these interventions can improve some features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which is the progressive form of NAFLD.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver...

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Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many early deaths as obesity



Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many early deaths as obesity A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual's risk of early death, according to new research published today. The study of over 334,000 European men and women found that twice as many deaths may be attributable to lack of physical activity compared with the number of deaths attributable to obesity, but that just a modest increase in...

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Weight training appears key to controlling belly fat



Normal 0 0 1 358 2044 17 4 2510 11.768 0 0 0 Weight training appears key to controlling belly fat   Healthy men who did twenty minutes of daily weight training had less of an increase in age-related abdominal fat compared with men who spent the same amount of time doing aerobic activities, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues. Combining weight training and aerobic...

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Think fun when exercising and you'll eat less later



Think of your next exercise workout as a "fun run" or as a well-deserved break, and you'll eat less afterward. Think of it as exercise or as a workout and you'll later eat more dessert and snacks to reward yourself These new findings from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab study involved two studies where adults were led on a 2 km walk around a small lake and were either told it was going...

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Out of shape? Your memory may suffer



Here's another reason to drop that doughnut and hit the treadmill: A new study suggests aerobic fitness affects long-term memory.Michigan State University researchers tested 75 college students during a two-day period and found those who were less fit had a harder time retaining information."The findings show that lower-fit individuals lose more memory across time," said Kimberly Fenn, study co-author and assistant professor of psychology.The study, which appears online in the research journal Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral...

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Changes to fat cells following exercise



Exercise, even in small doses, changes the expression of our innate DNA. New research from Lund University in Sweden has described for the first time what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when we undertake physical activity."Our study shows the positive effects of exercise, because the epigenetic pattern of genes that affect fat storage in the body changes," says Charlotte Ling, Associate Professor at Lund University Diabetes Centre.The cells of the body contain...

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Green Spaces Deliver Lasting Mental Health Benefits



Jan. 7, 2014 -- Green space in towns and cities could lead to significant and sustained improvements in mental health, finds a new study published in the journal of Environmental Science & Technology. Analyzing data that followed people over a five year period, the research has found that moving to a greener area not only improves people's mental health, but that the effect continues long after they have moved. The findings add to evidence...

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Relaxation Through Meditation



CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH Naturopathic Medicine Clinic Middletown 860-347-8600 ¨ West Hartford 860-232-0000   Relaxation Through Meditation   What to expect once you have made relaxation/meditation a habit. You have a connection between your mind and body that helps you let go physically, relax your muscles and quiet your mind. You are able to let go mentally, redirect negative thoughts to pleasant or more productive thoughts and have a neutral mind (being present to...

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Yoga Practice Beneficial to Patients With COPD



Yoga Practice Beneficial to Patients With COPDOct. 28, 2013 -- Patients with COPD who practice yoga can improve their lung function, according to a study by researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders. The study, presented at CHEST 2013, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that lung function, shortness of breath, and inflammation all showed significant improvement after patients completed 12...

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Moderate Exercise Not Only Treats, but Prevents Depression



Oct. 28, 2013 -- Physical activity is being increasingly recognized as an effective tool to treat depression. PhD candidate George Mammen's review published in the October issue of theAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine has taken the connection one step further, finding that moderate exercise can actually prevent episodes of depression in the long term.This is the first longitudinal review to focus exclusively on the role that exercise plays in maintaining good mental health and preventing the onset...

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