If you want to feel more optimistic about what the future holds, sometimes it helps to look at the past. That’s because taking a minute to bask in nostalgic memories can make you feel more positive about what’s in store.
It looks like we may be able to add a less extreme stress response to the list of benefits associated with physical activity. A new study published in the journal Anxiety, Stress and Coping suggests that exercise may take some
Intuitively, it might seem like sticking to a regular exercise routine is nothing more than a battle of willpower. This would suggest that people who are somewhat lacking in the self-control department are doomed to forever be out of shape.
Why do people snack between meals? Because they’re hungry, maybe. But you know psychologists are going to dig a little deeper than that. Several studies have revealed a range of psychological factors in why people snack, what they snack on,
With too much time sitting increasingly being seen as a major health risk, standing desks are becoming more and more popular. After all, the idea of still being able to put in a full work day without the health effects
To exercise or not to exercise – it’s a basic dilemma that usually comes down to how motivated you are. Staying in shape is partly a matter of motivation. This idea makes sense intuitively, and a systematic review of studies
Whether you’re a morning person or whether you prefer to burn the midnight oil may have a lot to do with your age and sex. That’s according to a comprehensive study in which researchers compiled twelve years’ worth of sleep
Personality traits that predispose children to risky behaviors in high school may already be apparent in elementary school, even if the actual smoking and drinking don’t come until later. Although there are a range of factors that contribute to high
Parental rejection may be an important catalyst for emotional eating during childhood – possibly more so than peer rejection. That’s according to a new study from psychologists at Ghent University in Belgium. In the study, 55 children between the ages
Your teeth and your brain might not seem like they have much in common, but researchers have consistently found a relationship between mental health and oral health. For example, a systematic review of studies published in 2015 showed that people