1. Will yoga be recommended along with other treatments for depression in the near future?
According to a recent review presented to the American Psychological Association, yoga should be incorporated along side traditional treatments to help manage symptoms of depression. In fact, the evidence is so promising that the U.S. military is potentially going to include yoga in its own treatment programs. Here are 6 top tips to help you work yoga into your morning routine.
2. Do you suffer with your digestion? Maybe you need more protein
Researchers have discovered that a diet rich in protein could provide relief for millions living with gut troubles caused by inflammation. Tryptophan, one of the building blocks of protein, was shown to trigger a specific type of gut bacterium which can help promote tolerance. Looking for healthy, protein-rich recipes? Try this frittata, this salmon salad or these tasty chicken skewers.
3. The magic of multivitamins
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that multivitamin use is associated with longer telomere length among women. Telomeres tend to shorten and fray with age and long life is associated with longer telomere length. The researchers suggest that the micronutrients obtained via multivitamins may influence telomere loss by modulating inflammation and oxidative stress.
4. Does what you eat for breakfast affect how you sleep at night?
One top sleep therapist believes so. A handful of nuts and fruit provides the correct balance of protein, fat and carbohydrate to allow the body to fire up the metabolism. The combination will also help stabilise blood sugar and helps the body produce the hormone melatonin later in the evening, which is crucial for a good night's sleep.
5. Think yourself thin
Imagine if you could control your weight with your mind...Well, in a recent study of overweight women, mindfulness training reduced stress and fasting blood sugar levels better than traditional health-education classes. If you're struggling to lose weight, check out our post on the top mistakes people make when trying to manage their weight.