Taiji and Qigong are relaxation techniques and can be good for general body strengthening. It become more and more popular. A recent meta-analysis has now shown that it can also significantly increase the quality of life in cancer patients.
Endurance sports is regarded as bullet for prevention of cardiovascular disease. The same protective effect can be also achieved through yoga.
Researchers have found why foreign people often have little empathy for each other: reason is the natural stress we get in contact with strangers. However, the empathy is very easy to increase.
Worldwide, around 30 million people suffer from dementia. And by 2050 this number is will be triple. However, many cases of dementia can be prevented by simple rules of life.
An antibiotic therapy in the first months of life may affect on the metabolism of the children so that their risk of later developing obesity will enlarged. It is findings of a recent study from US.
Shift work and differences in time among traveling are burden for the organism. A study has now shown that they can even negatively affect the intestinal flora – with manifold consequences.
“The ego is not master in its own house” – Sigmund Freud’s famous dictum. The generally known how much our actions and thinking is controlled by unconscious processes. But apparently our unconscious awareness also can be checked.
More and more people suffer from insomnia. Many of them then start to use medicines. But acupuncture can eliminate sleep problems better and gentler.
Mindfulness meditation helps to reduce negative emotions, and help focus your attention on things which you choose. This means it can also contribute to reducing social anxiety, as a study has shown now.
Meat consumption is still seen in many cultural traditions as “masculine”. A study on cultural influences on the eating behavior has now investigated how such value judgments affect on eating habits of the population.