9 Healthy Foods That Lift Your Mood

When you’re feeling down, it can be tempting to turn to food to lift your spirits. However, the sugary, high calorie treats that many people resort to have negative consequences of their own. Thus, you may wonder whether any healthy foods can improve your mood. Recently, research on the relationship between nutrition and mental health […]

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Exercise is as good for your brain as it is for your body, and researchers are just beginning to discover why Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a […]

How to Live Longer—and Better—According to Science

Here’s a reminder that stacking good habits can lead to major benefits. When it comes to what will truly extend your life, you can likely guess the handful of strategies that can combat chronic diseases: don’t smoke, limit your alcohol intake, stay active, maintain a healthy weight, and eat nutritious foods. What’s next, the breaking news that water is […]

Nutritional psychiatry: Your brain on food

Your brain is always “on.” It takes care of your thoughts and movements, your breathing and heartbeat, your senses — it works hard 24/7, even while you’re asleep. This means your brain requires a constant supply of fuel. That “fuel” comes from the foods you eat — and what’s in that fuel makes all the difference.

Forget 98.6°F. Humans Are Cooling off — Here’s Why

The “normal” body temperature of 98.6°F (37°C) is actually not so normal. New research finds the average human body temperature of Americans has dropped. “What everybody grew up learning, which is that our normal temperature is 98.6, is wrong,” said Dr. Julie Parsonnet, a professor of medicine as well as health research and policy at Stanford […]

7 Emotional Benefits Of Cooking That’ll Make You Want To Actually Use Your Kitchen

When you’re having a bad day, science says you shouldn’t automatically collapse on the couch; it might be a better idea to break out the recipe books. The emotional benefits of cooking are myriad; many programs around the world help people with mood disorders and other issues get into the kitchen as part of their treatment, a practice known as “therapeutic cooking.” And it’s something you can replicate in your own home, with a bit of effort and an ingredient or two.