Kawaii. The Japanese say the word 'cute' often, and enjoy doing it. They also watch a plethora of heartwarming anime movies and series, with charming characters that trigger unstoppable giggles. What do the two have in common? You'd notice that the Japanese are among the longest-living in the world. And recent research may explain why their love of watching cute, animated characters contributes to their well-being. Why Does Watching Cute Things Make a Positive Impact on You? Nitto et al. performed inspiring research in 2012
The best way to beat anxiety is to boost your endorphins, and this is old news. What people struggle with is finding the best ways to enhance their endorphins' function. Life Advancer shares with you the effect of endorphins, and how to use these brilliant chemicals to relieve your anxiety. For those who haven't heard the word "endorphins," before, we tell you what these are, and how they work. What Are Endorphins? These are chemicals that the body releases to relieve stress and pain. Endorphins
It's an open secret. Everyone knows that laughter is the best medicine but perhaps aren't sure what its benefits actually are. Life Advancer shares with you laughter's mental and physical benefits. We guarantee that you'll want to have a good chortle after reading this article. The Benefits of Laughter for Your Physical Health 1. Weight Loss Don't all of us want to trim that tummy? Well, have fun doing it. Laughing makes workouts fun. It helps your abdominal muscles contract, in the same way, sit-ups
Don't enter the new year experiencing the post-holiday blues. The lights and trees may be gone, but the joy could still be there. January, after all, is the first month of the year, and a chance for a clean slate, an opportunity to embrace change--mentally and physically. Embrace this possibility and make 2020 the beginning of a better you. One new step at a time Yes, you could “fake it till you make it”, but don't rely on automatically waking up with a chipper demeanor.
Cyclothymia, also known as a cyclothymic disorder, is a mental disorder that involves periods of symptoms of depression and periods of symptoms of hypomania. These symptoms, however, are not sufficient to be a major depressive episode or a hypomanic episode. Symptoms must last for more than one or two years. The cause is unknown. Risk factors include a family history of bipolar disorder. Cyclothymia differs from bipolar in that major depression, mania, or hypomania have never occurred. Treatment is generally with counseling and mood stabilizers
Perhaps you’re thinking right now that there isn’t too much you can do to get motivated when you are in low spirits, but you couldn’t be more wrong! That’s right, there are lots of (easy) things you could do to get your motivation back, and we are bringing some of them to you right here. You’ll soon be able to push away all those negative thoughts about how making you feel energized is too hard. So, without further ado, let’s start to get motivated right
The keyword that should describe the mood during the festive season is CHEER. What better way to fill your home with it than with a few feel good movies? We'll share a few movies that will fill your homes with joy this Christmas and New Year. Why Turn to Movies During the Festive Season? Experts share that social isolation is a primary precursor of depression. People who feel socially disconnected avoid social interactions, especially during the holiday season. They feel a sense of deprivation and
Would you say that you are happy at work and in general? Let’s learn how to measure the level of our happiness and why a job plays a huge role. Can you say how happy you are, right now? Do you know whether you're happier today than you were yesterday? Are you happier at work or at home? Are you happier in the mornings or after lunch? Measuring your happiness is the first step towards increasing your contentment and well-being. On a scale from 1