How exercise may protect the brain against stress-induced depression

“Our initial research hypothesis was that trained muscle would produce a substance with beneficial effects on the brain,” Jorge Ruas, principal investigator at Karolinska’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, said last week. “We actually found the opposite: Well-trained muscle produces an enzyme that purges the body of harmful substances. So in this context, the muscle’s function is reminiscent of that of the kidney or liver.”

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The Benefits Of Meditation In Business

Wellness Accountant
Meditation offers a rubric for how to deal with most situations thrown at you and nowhere has this been more useful for me than in business, an environment fraught with uncertainty, risk, and a lot of stress. Which is why over the years, I haven’t been surprised to find so many successful and well-known business practitioners who adopted and maintained the practice in their own work, crediting it for much of their success.

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Watch what you bite or it will bite you back

You probably also have experienced it, going to a healthy café and getting a nice green breakfast bowl with kale, spinach, seeds and two poached eggs deliciously running on your toast. Many of us are scared of gluten, but this time I want to bring up the biggest of Australia’s beasts. No, not a great white shark. Australia’s number one killer is a different kind of animal: fatty deposits inside the coronary arteries that cause heart attacks.

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Between Venus and Mars

The Women World Changers Summit was packed with lots of inspiring women leaders and supportive male leaders. They had gathered to acknowledge both the issues and the needs, related to diversity in the work place. To my joyous surprise, there were many diverse and thought provoking discussions about diversity.

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Brain Indigestion

What do the stomach and the brain have in common? Your first reaction might be ‘Not a lot’. After all, they are totally different body parts, with completely different functions. But they share a very similar quality. The amount they can digest. Have you ever eaten,...

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