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How to finish a marathon mentally

We show you how to cope with mental exhaustion when running Try dissociative thinking Distract yourself from the task at hand. Count backwards from 100, sing a song, pray, focus on the spectators. But distraction can fail because it takes a lot of mental work to block the pain, says study author Professor Matthew Buman, […]

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Anatomy of a worry

Use these worry-busting techniques to maintain a Zen-like calm The trigger What happens: There you are, happily eating your breakfast, when you spy a headline about mass redundancies. Quicker than you can say “P45”, this sparks a negative mental image. “We call this the ‘trigger’,” says Professor Adrian Wells, clinical psychologist at Manchester University. “You […]

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How to avoid a stroke

Slash your odds of a stroke by following our guide Gym’ll fix it Another reason to pump iron: an eight-year study of 8000 men at Erasmus Medical Centre in the Netherlands found men with high testosterone levels are less likely to suffer strokes. Boost your levels with lunges, squats and dead-lifts for the greatest gains. […]

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Team sports make you happier

How football or rugby can give you satisfaction Whether you sing the blues or not, a little extra happiness in winter won’t do any harm. It’s no surprise that sport increases happy hormones as well as fitness, but West Virginia University scientists found joining a team increases all aspects of health satisfaction. If you train […]

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Annihilate anxiety at the cinema

The chronically bored are twice as likely to die of a heart attack when compared to their more stimulated peers. Watch these films for the feel-good fuel you need to succeed and live longer Spending time in the Marvel Universe or Hogwarts extends the time you get to spend back in the real world. According […]

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Play tennis, get happy

Wimbledon fortnight has begun and while some things about the UK Tennis championships are predictable – rain, tantrums and pricey strawberries – you could be in for a surprise health benefit if you pick up a raquet and work on your serve and volley. In trials carried out at the Southern Connecticut State University, USA, […]

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Sidestep the post-holiday binge

On the plane home To fight jetlag and avoid your metabolism spinning out of control, give a wide berth to in-flight meals. Harvard scientists found that fasting during flights primes your “feeding clock”, which tracks meal times, not time zones. Always eat as soon as you land, and your body will instantly be reset. Landing […]

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Eat to beat depression

These foods will lift your mood Red snapper Your feel-good chemistry needs vitamin B12 to perform at its best. Researchers from Kuopio University Hospital in Finland found that people with low levels have a greater likelihood of being depressed. Red snapper is particularly high in this vitamin – one serving has almost three times your […]

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Is Low Testosterone Just a Part of Getting Older?

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to put up with declining testosterone. Staying healthy could keep your levels strong. You can’t avoid getting older, but you don’t have to completely let go of your youth. According to new research, you may be able to maintain your testosterone levels by staying healthy. In men, testosterone plays […]

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What is the Single Best Thing For Your Health?

Doctor reveals the one miracle treatment that can work wonders for your overall health. Pharmaceutical companies are constantly peddling products that will make you sleep more, sleep less, cure depression, lower cholesterol and even put more peck in your woodpecker, but Dr. Mike Evans, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University […]

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