Thursday, August 19, 2010

7 Thoughts That Are Bad For You

The 7 most detrimental thoughts to health are:
1. Cynicism: increases the likelihood for developing heart disease
2. Lack of meaning: decreased life span for test subjects
3. Fretting: fretters in a study were more likely to smoke and thus died sooner on average
4. Lack of Self Control: shorter life span as compared to their study counterparts
5. Anxiety: increases likelihood for developing dementia
6. Gloom & Doom: increases arterial plaque formation
7. Stress: increases metabolic syndromes, heart disease, blood pressure....

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Calorie Restriction & the Immune System

Our immune system ages as we do. Caloric restriction(1/3 fewer calories) has a huge impact on immune system of monkeys. To see a short video from Live Science go to: