Spring/Summer 2020 Mind-Body Research

Read some key take-aways from recent research on fitness training, health and nutrition.

Being alone often helps us understand who we are, what we want and what we can do to become better.

The Benefits of Spending Time Alone

Experts agree that spending time alone can improve your creativity, boost your confidence and strengthen your social relationships. Research has shown that it also can better your health by lowering blood pressure, sharpening focus and reducing stress.

Research finds that exercise can prevent overeating.

Be Active, Control Your Appetite

Recent research published in the journal Health Psychology found that exercise is protective against overeating, and when study participants did not engage in activity, they were 12 percent more likely to overeat in the following hours.

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The reduction in breast cancer risk for postmenopausal women who lost even a modest amount of weight. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute tracked 180,000 women for more than a decade and found that those who lost and kept off weight had a significantly lower risk of breast cancer than women whose weight remained stable or increased after menopause.