Author Archives: Connie Wan, Ph. D.

Caffeine Makes You Smarter and Happier

Smarter and Happier

Scientists have been studying caffeine for years, and have discovered that caffeine offers all sorts of health benefits. Caffeine may be able to help you lose weight because caffeine stimulates brown fat, or brown adipose tissue, which burns off calories in the form of white fat. Caffeine is also effective at reducing pain after an […]

Caffeine Could Offset Health Risks from a High-Fat High-Sugar Diet

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet

Good news, caffeine lovers! Scientists have found that consumption of  caffeine limits weight gain and cholesterol production, despite a diet that was high in fat and sugar. Eating a healthy diet can be challenging for various reasons, so this is good news for those of us who struggle to eat our veggies. And, for those […]

Eating more plant foods may lower heart disease risk

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Eating plant-rich diet promotes heart health and lower heart disease risk at any age, according to two recent studies published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.  Analyzing different measures of healthy plant food consumption, both studies reported that people from young adults to postmenopausal women had fewer heart attacks and were less likely to develop cardiovascular disease […]

5 Top Tips For Keeping An Effective Food Journal

5 Top Tips For Keeping An Effective Food Journal and more

Guest post Food journals are an effective and easy way to gain a better understanding of your eating habits. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply looking to minimize mindless snacking and develop healthier habits, food journals can help you. Here are 5 top tips to aid you in keeping an effective food journal, […]

Good and Bad Sugar: Everything You Need to Know

Description: Sugar is one of the most consumed foods. Many people know that sugar addiction’s effect on the body and brain is ambiguous. How does sugar affect you? What are sugars to consume and the ones to avoid? Find out in our article. You’ve probably heard of healthy and unhealthy fats, but what about the varieties of […]

Practice yoga to fight against anxiety and depression

Lots of research taut the benefits of practicing yoga, A recent study by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine finds that yoga also improves symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder, suggesting that the yoga may be helpful in treating anxiety when you need it.  The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry. Generalized anxiety disorder is a common, […]

Nutrition recommendations for athletes

Guest blog Most athletes apply a lot of energy and effort during training and tuning their body. Athletes do this to make themselves ready for the game at hand. This article will give you recommendations on which kind of foods you will take to work on your body physic. It is essential to know which […]

Does Meditation Improve Focus at Work?

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Guest blog Evidence for the link between employee wellbeing and work performance keeps getting stronger. A recent study showed that engaged employees performed better after companies implemented a physical wellness program. A popular tool in improving mental wellbeing is the use of mindfulness training and meditation. But does this practice translate well into the workplace? […]