You are what you eat — and then some. The foods that you eat can significantly affect your mood, behavior and quality of life.
By Dan Labriola
The foods you eat can make you angry, sad, tired, grouchy, even hostile. While Americans increasingly turn to antidepressant, anti-anxiety and other psychoactive drugs for mood issues,the fact is no one was born with a Prozac deficiency. There are many possible causes for these symptoms, but the relationship between food and mood is often ignored and may not be obvious since the offending food may not affect you hours or days after ingesting. So how do you know if foods are affecting your mood or behavior? Here are some clues. (more…)
More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace. Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less.
The New York Times
Dec 05, 2012
by Markham Heid February 29, 2012, 09:00 am EST
Kettlebell or weights? It depends on your goals. (more…)
Dentists hate it when you don’t floss. Bartenders wince when you stumble out the door. Lawyers shake their heads when you represent yourself. After all, they know how bad the outcomes can be.
So what makes a fitness pro grimace? For starters:
1. When you “butcher” a great exercise by using poor form
2. When you use an exercise that puts you at unnecessary risk for injury.
We polled several top Men’s Health advisers and asked them for specifics. The result: The top 5 exercises that make trainers cringe.
EXERCISE 1. THE CLASSIC UPRIGHT ROW
Yes, this “upper trap” exercise is a highly popular move used by everyone from serious bodybuilders to novice lifters. But it can be murder on your shoulders. “It’s my pick for the absolute worst exercise,” says Mike Robertson, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Indianapolis Sports and Fitness. “It puts your shoulders in a horrible position.” (more…)
By Linda Stern | Reuters – Sat, Aug 18, 2012 6:22 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has added his name to the long list of people who believe we should measure prosperity in terms of happiness and life satisfaction, instead of just dollars and data.
In a recent speech before a group of international researchers, Bernanke talked about the difference between happiness — a subjective and transitory feeling — and well-being, which is a longer-term measure. He said that keys to finding long-term life satisfaction include “a strong sense of support from belonging to a family or core group and a broader community, a sense of control over one’s life, a feeling of confidence or optimism about the future, and an ability to adapt to changing circumstances.” (more…)