mind body connection

Physical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a recent small study suggests. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay discounting’ that presents individuals with a series of choices between ‘smaller/sooner’ and ‘larger/later’ rewards. It’s something we all experience in our lives. Do you want a little money now—or wait and get… Read more

Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings. In a new study of 399 people that measured health indicators including dispositional mindfulness and blood glucose, researchers found that those with higher scores for mindfulness were significantly more likely than people with low scores to have healthy… Read more

People who feel that their financial outlook is shaky may actually experience more physical pain than those who feel financially secure, according to new research. The findings indicate that the link may be driven, at least in part, by feeling a lack of control over one’s life. Explains researcher and lead study author Eileen Chou… Read more