Items Tagged ‘mindfulness’

The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

October 17, 2018

The Link Between Exercise and Mental Health

By uclahealth uclahealth

A new study suggests moderate exercise is not just good for your body but improves mental health as well. Researchers concluded this after analyzing the responses of 1.2 million adults who participated in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey. Physical activity improves mental health The study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed medical […]

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Tags: exercise, mental health, mental health benefits, mindfulness, mood, physical activity


Mindfulness has health benefits

January 12, 2018

Mindfulness has health benefits

By uclahealth uclahealth

How often in your week do you find yourself unaware of what you did just moments before? Do you sometimes forget stretches of driving only to find yourself at your destination without remembering the specifics of how you got there? The human mind excels at automating functions so we don’t have to think about them. […]

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Tags: ACE excercise, healthy lifestyle, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, resilience, STOP exercise, stress, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

December 20, 2016

Not just for celebs: meditation provides real-life health benefits

By Roxanne Moster rmoster

Tina Turner does it.  So does Katy Perry, Sting, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and a host of other celebrities. When not strutting the concert stage or cat walk, they’re grooving to meditation’s benefits. While celebrity isn’t a reason to try meditation, it did make me a bit more curious. These are people who must surely have at […]

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Tags: Alzheimer’s disease, celebrity, chronic disease, chronic illnesses, dementia, Diana Winston, Dr. Marvin G. Belzer, emotions, health problems, heart disease, holiday season, improve sleep


7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

September 13, 2016

7 ways to fight end-of-summer stress

By uclahealth uclahealth

After the easygoing days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, ramping up stress. But getting back into the school-year groove and facing the upcoming holiday season don’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are seven tips to help you start the fall season right: Hit pause. It’s […]

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Tags: fitness, meditation, mindful mediation, mindfulness, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, school, school-year, seasons, stress, summer, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

August 9, 2016

Mindful awareness offers a dose of stress relief

By uclahealth uclahealth

Most of the time, our thoughts are focused on the past and the future rather than on the present. And while technology may seem to make life easier, it also increases the demands on our time and attention. As a result, we are more stressed than ever before. While there is no simple fix for […]

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Tags: Anxiety, depression, meditation, mindful awareness, mindfulness, reducing stress, technology, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center


5 tips for a healthy gut. They’re in your head’s best interest

June 29, 2016

5 tips for a healthy gut. They’re in your head’s best interest

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

  Pay attention to your stomach. A healthy stomach will make for a better brain. That’s because inside your gut — indeed, in and on your entire body — is what scientists call our microbiome—composed of fungus, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It’s estimated that these organisms number around 100-trillion or so, but they’re not […]

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Tags: acupuncture, digestive disease, Dr. Kirsten Tillisch, gastrointestinal disorders, gut bacteria, gut function, healthy gut, hypnotherapy, IBS, intestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome, microbes


To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

June 7, 2016

To reduce pain of irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, focus on the now

By Mark Wheeler markwheeler

Mindfulness is everywhere these days, backed by science and shown to be helpful in lowering your blood pressure and beating back depression, decreasing your anxiety and increasing attention and focus, even fostering what scientists describe politely as less “emotional reactivity” and the rest of us would call fighting with your significant other. It’s something anyone […]

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Tags: Anxiety, blood pressure, chronic abdominal pain, constipation, depression, diarrhea, emotional reactivity, IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, mindfulness, mindfulness research, stress