According to a study, recently published in the journal Psychological Science, the more time you spent with your best friends in childhood, the likelier you have a healthy weight and blood pressure in adulthood.
For the study, the researchers analyzed data from a large study of 267 adults whose social lives were monitored between the ages of 6 and 16. The results of the analysis showed that adults who used to spend a lot of time with their buddies in childhood had lower blood pressure levels and body mass index (BMI) at the age 32.
Jenny M. Cundiff, one of the study authors from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, USA, says: “These findings suggest that our early social lives may have a small protective influence on our physical health in adulthood, and it’s not just our caregivers or financial circumstances, but also friends who may be health protective.”
Researchers from the University of London discovered that people who listened to live music for 20 minutes had 21% boost in their mood while those who took yoga class had only 10%.
For their study, scientists performed psychometric tests on 60 people who either went to a Paloma Faith music concert, a yoga class or walked their dog. After completing the 40 question quiz, the participants were formed into three groups to monitor their heart rates.
Patrick Fagan, an expert in behavioral science and associate lecturer at Goldsmith’s University in London, says: “Our research showcases the profound impact gigs have on feelings of health, happiness, and wellbeing – with fortnightly or regular attendance being the key.”
Sometimes it is difficult to have a bowel movement. Bowel movements range is different for everyone. However, movements from three times per week up to three times per day are considered as healthy.
There are some natural methods that can help a person poop. Below, you can find actions, food and drink you may try to encourage bowel movement:
- Physical exercise.
- Relaxation and right posture.
- Eating prunes.
- Consuming senna.
- Eating kiwi fruit.
- Drinking coffee.
- Adding flaxseed oil to the diet.
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, having both big fans and haters. Nevertheless, numerous studies from different countries prove that java has many benefits for our health. Here are 7 advantages of drinking coffee:
- Drinking one cup of coffee a day linked to 22% lower risk of cirrhosis.
- Three to four cups of coffee a day connected to 19% lower risk to die from cardiovascular disease.
- One coffee a day associated with 7% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
- At least one cup every day linked to 15% reduced risk of liver cancer and 8% reduced risk of endometrial cancer.
- Regular coffee drinkers are approximately 16% less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or cognitive decline.
- At least one cup of coffee a week associated with 15% lower risk of depression.
- People who drink at least one cup of coffee a day have 12% lower risk of overall mortality.
A recent research, conducted by the team of scientists from the University of Nottingham and the University of California observed different personality types and discovered that some types might be more prone to health issues such as heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes.
Having analyzed the data received from 7,000 participants with the average age of 68, the researchers concluded that high conscientiousness, extroversion, openness, agreeableness, and low neuroticism were associated with better health or absence of disease.
The researchers suggest that conscientious people are more likely to have active lifestyles, maintain healthy diets and have more self-control, so are less likely to smoke or drink alcohol or abuse drugs.