A sensory garden is a special environment created to stimulate senses with the help of herbs, plants, and implementation of various materials which engage people’s senses. This type of garden is extremely beneficial for children and adults, as well as those with autism and dementia.
So you are going to spend a couple of hours on the beach. Are you sure you have a page-turner to accompany you? Vacation may not be the best time to cram Aristotle’s ideas in your poor head, and light reading with beachy covers seems to be a better option, as your brain needs to relax from time to time. Here are the books you may find captivating this summer.
Japanese Shinrin-yoku (森林浴), also well-known as Forest /Nature Bathing or Forest/Nature Therapy is a special practice whose most important requirement is staying near nature for a particular amount of time. It was discovered in Japan in 1982 and since then has been attracting attention of all people around the world. Forest therapy is one of the best outdoor activity which is not only healthy but also relaxing and easy to do. However, it still has its disadvantages, so let’s look at both of them.
However scary the advice in the title may seem, staying at home instead of going to foreign countries could really benefit your mind and health. Does travelling take its toll on the quality of vacation? What can one do if they decide to skip the fuss of airports? Is staying in the comfort of your home relaxing? Let’s discuss it.
Most people have plans for their lives, but they do not always come true. By the time you are about to turn thirty, you should already have experienced quite a lot to become a serious person who knows what life is like. Here is what is recommended to be able to do by the day you can blow out thirty candles on your birthday cake.
Hail to short workweeks! New scientific evidence suggests working more than 3 days a week takes its toll on the performance of those employees who are older than 40 years. You may probably have known it since the very beginning (even when you were twenty-something–especially when you were twenty-something), but now it is backed by research!
Have you ever given some thought to why most of us say ‘Bless you’ right after a person sneezes? The custom in question is age-old, and abandoning it in a moment doesn’t make sense – and why should we abandon it anyway? While some bloggers suggest that everyone drops the habit of saying the expression, it might not be the best idea. And here is why.
How often do you clean your house? Even if it happens once a week, it may be not enough to make your rooms shiny. Vacuuming and removing dust from your collection of the Game of Thrones DVDs is a nice thing to start with, but there are way more things that require regular cleaning. Read on to learn what you may have missed.
Have you ever called your dog a good boy? We bet you have. While everyone around may be calling you nuts because of your talking to animals, it turns out such behavior is not a sign of stupidity, but a hallmark of intelligence characteristic of the human brain. The next time you are told talking to pets as if they were humans is pointless, refer to this article.
When it’s cold, having a warm bed with cozy linen and some plush toy beside the pillow can be a nice addition to most evenings. However, the summer is different: you are likely to fail to get a good night’s sleep if it’s hot and you are sweating. Some even say nightmares can be caused by sleeping in a hot room. Here is advice on how to keep it cool.
Have you ever given some thought to the way you purchase things? Do you always want the best? Is it the cheapest option that appeals to you? What drives your consumer compass? While all these things may seem to be far from health issues, it appears that striving to buy only the best–especially if it only seems to be so–can affect your mind and body.
In psychology, just like in any other field, new trends are constantly emerging. One of such trends, which is going to be liked by many an American, is called niksen. It is a Dutch way of doing nothing – just letting your mind flow with no particular purpose. What is it? A new way of relaxation or an elaborate excuse for lazy employees?
Sunlight is something most of us crave in the winter and love bathing in in the summer. While overexposure is associated with a wide range of skin diseases, moderate sunbathing can be beneficial, especially if you take measures to avoid extra UV. In this article, we are going to discuss what health benefits sunlight can bring and how you can calculate optimal sun exposure time.
The positive influence of the sun on human body was noticed already in antiquity. Patients and weakened people were prescribed outdoor walks and sunbathing. This helped improve their health. The sun is the source of light and heat, giving us life, and the source of ultraviolet radiation. It can both hurt and cure. Scientists believe that mood and condition of people is strongly associated with activity of the sun. Let's get some more info about that.
What was the last time you placed your hand on your friend’s shoulder? Or a shoulder of a stranger? Do you ever touch anyone besides yourself? Our modern world is surprisingly touch-deprived: most western people are afraid of touching and being touched, and myriads of cases of legal action, which followed a handshake that had nothing evil behind it, spark debates.
It is difficult to find a person who likes visiting public bathrooms. Not only do they fall short of being squeaky-clean – they also make you stand in line! Actually, there is one more danger that you are probably not aware of: hand dryers contaminate your hands with bacteria. Perhaps, next time you go to a public bathroom you will prefer to let your hands dry on their own.
We all know that processed food – including soda, chips, sauces, and lots of other tempting yet unhealthy fruits of the chemical industry – is not beneficial for health. With more and more researches being undertaken, it is becoming more evident that it’s harmful in many ways. It has recently been reported that artificial sweeteners and several other substances contained in processed foods can contribute to inflammatory bowel disease, and the implications of consuming such food are multifaceted.
The thyroid gland is a very important part of the human body. If it does not work well, it can cause many health problems. To maintain its condition within the normal range, doctors recommend using vitamins for the thyroid that plays a big role in the renewal of hormones, regulating their impact on the human body and ensuring the proper work of the body. Lack of vitamin D Everyone needs to know about the importance of vitamin D, especially the autoimmune and thyroid patients. There are many articles and researches on ...
The breathing technique in question is not the first one to be found able to affect health. However, it is different from others in that it seems to improve blood pressure and increase heart rate variability – a curious parameter that is sometimes regarded as an indicator of nervous system and heart health. The growing body of scientific evidence suggests the technique may have medical uses.
Sleep is an integral part of our life. Even if we try to deprive our body from sleeping, it will protest. But why do we need to sleep?