People choose to spend their precious weekend hours in different ways. Sometimes taking it easy and recharging your batteries is just what you need to start the next week off fresh. Other times, you might find that planning a physically
Riding your bike to work will put you in better shape and help protect the environment. Apparently, it’ll also make you a little paranoid. That’s according to a new paper titled State Paranoia and Urban Cycling from researchers in London.
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.
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
We all know that exercise and happiness go hand-in-hand. But what happens when people cut back on daily exercise – whether because they’re busy, they develop health conditions that prevent exercise, or they just lapse in their habits? You might
You probably know that a little exercise can do a lot for your mood. And if you read the AllPsych blog often, you know that simply telling people not to exercise for a week reliably lowers their life satisfaction. Now,
A little more carrot and a little less stick may be the trick to maintaining a balanced diet, exercising more, and drinking less. That’s according to a new study from an international team of psychology researchers published in the journal
Recently, a group of researchers decided to try a rather unique health intervention – one designed to decrease people’s life satisfaction. Why would health researchers ever do something like that when they’ve dedicated their work to making people healthier and
Even if we aren’t always aware of it, we all have tricks we use to manage our emotions on a day-to-day basis. One of these is that we engage in different activities that help us regulate our moods. When we’re