Thursday, December 19, 2013
'Healthy Obesity' is a Myth - Breathing Space Blog
From www.webmd.com ...a myth is revealed: "The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study
"Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates of death, heart attack and stroke after 10 years compared with their thinner counterparts, the researchers found."
Labels: death, health, heart attack, myth, obese, overweight, stroke
Monday, December 16, 2013
Boundaries in an Overconnected World - Breathing Space Blog
A new book: Boundaries in an Overconnected World: Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships, and Sanity
seems to be exactly what many people need these days!
Labels: book, boundaries, connected, focus, privacy, sanity
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time Does Flies - Breathing Space Blog
According to findings published in Scientific American, the human brain generates images faster when it experiences positive emotions. Time
seems to "fly" when you're having fun! Conversely, the brain reduces the rate of image making during negative emotions. This may explain why misery seems to linger. So, Norman Vincent Peale was right all along: positive thinking
Labels: brain, emotions, fun, happiness, medicine, positive, study, time
Monday, December 02, 2013
Use Your Vacations! - Breathing Space Blog
schedule an average of 14 vacation days a year, the average Britisher schedules 24. Americans typically don't use 3 of those days, giving back time to their employers.
Labels: Americans, employee, employer, leisure, productivity, vacation, work
Monday, November 25, 2013
Ignoring Ingredients - Breathing Space Blog
According to an article in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and dialectics
, 73% of men say they don’t look at the ingredients lists, serving size, or information on the nutritional panel when buying a packaged food.
Oh my, is this a prescription for health problems!
Labels: dialectics, health awareness. Oh my, ingredients, is this a prescription for health problems!, nutrition, packaged food, serving size
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Virtues of Reading - Breathing Space Blog
Here's a surprising finding: "Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer" according to an article in Time Magazine
. "'Deep reading' is vigorous exercise from the brain and increases our real-life capacity for empathy," not to mention bestowing upon us a sense of Breathing Space.
Labels: brain, empathize, empathy, learn, read
Friday, November 15, 2013
Slowest Growing Cities - Breathing Space Blog
Here's a look from Forbes
writer Joel Kotkin at "America's Fastest and Slowest Growing Cities
," with the understanding that more people, rapidly moving into your area, means that the road systems will be strained...
Labels: backups, commuting, congestion, delays, driving, traffic, transit