Many people claim meditation helps to relieve their daily stresses. A new study provides objective evidence which supports the claims. Researchers found cortisol levels from hair samples decreased by 25% following a six-month meditation training program.
Reinterpreting stress response as performance-enhancing makes people less anxious and improves general wellbeing, researchers report.
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Study reveals women who gave birth to girls had higher levels of cortisol in hair samples in the weeks before and at the point of conception.
A recent study found 42% of participants gained, on average, 29 lb of unwanted weight during the pandemic, with people gaining 1.5lb per month. Researchers say a combination of stress, hormones, and dwindling motivation to exercise during the lockdowns may be to blame.
Sexual activity before sleep increases oxytocin and reduces the stress-related hormone cortisol. Researchers say sexual activity at bedtime can help reduce symptoms of insomnia and reduce sleep disruptions.
B. longum APC1472 reduces blood glucose levels and reduces weight gain in mouse models. The bacteria also keep ghrelin, a hormone associated with hunger, and the stress hormone cortisol in check.
Women who experience PTSD and depression have a four-fold higher risk of early death from health problems, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than those who do not have the mental health disorders.
Researchers investigate how laughter improves both mental and physical well-being.