YOGA EFFECTIVE IN HELPING WITH MENTAL DISORDERS

YOGA EFFECTIVE IN HELPING WITH MENTAL DISORDERS

A new review of studies has confirmed yoga’s benefits on mental health conditions such as depression and ADHD. Published in the journal Frontiers In Affective Disorders And Psychosomatic Research, researchers analysed the results of 124-trials on how yoga can benefit people with certain neuropsychiatric disorders, and found evidence that yoga provides benefits in depression, schizophrenia (when done alongside drug therapy), ADHD and problems with sleep.

MEDITATION MAY RELIEVE ARTHRITIS, ASTHMA AND OTHER CHRONIC DISEASE

A new study in the journal Brain, Behavior and Immunity, showed that mindfulness meditation techniques can provide relief for those suffering with chronic inflammatory conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and IBS. Researchers compared two intervention approaches to treating stress-induced inflammation: a mindfulness-based health regimen and a similar programme without the mindfulness element. The results showed that although both techniques were effective in reducing stress, the mindfulness-based stress reduction programme was determined to be much more effective at combating stress-induced inflammation.

CHRONIC STRESS EQUALS SMOKING VE CIGARETTES A DAY

New research from the Columbia University Medical Center found that people who said they felt anxious and overwhelmed were 27-percent more likely to suffer a heart attack.

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However, research from the University of California, Los Angeles, finds that yoga can reduce stress by decreasing inflammation in the body with as little as 12-minutes of practice a day for eight-weeks.

JUNK FOOD CAN INCREASE RISK OF HEALTH ISSUES IN CHILDREN

Fast food can significantly increase the chances of developing asthma, eczema and rhinitis for children, according to the study published in the respiratory journal Thorax. The findings come after an international study involving children in 31 countries, and show that teenagers who eat three or more weekly servings of fast food are said to have a 39-percent increased risk of developing severe asthma, while for children aged between six and seven have a 27-percent increased risk. The researchers say that youngsters who ate more fruit and vegetables during the study were less likely to be at a higher risk of getting asthma or allergies.

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