Smoking and Lack of Exercise Linked to Early Death After Divorce

A growing body of research links divorce to a wide range of poor health outcomes, including greater risk for early death. However, the reason for the connection is not well understood.

A new study by the University of Arizona points to two possible culprits: a greater likelihood of smoking after divorce and lower levels of physical activity.

Published Date: 
05/29/2018 - 09:46

Four Questions: Chronic Pain and How It Affects the Brain

Chronic pain affects an estimated 100 million Americans, and its impact goes beyond physical discomfort.

New research, led by University of Arizona psychologist Stephen Cowen, illustrates how chronic pain may impact cognitive abilities, such as decision making, as well.

Published Date: 
05/16/2018 - 09:46

5 Ways You Can Change Your Thinking to Improve Your Health

Instead of futilely trying to will yourself just to be more motivated or positive, think strategically.

Maybe you just fell off the wagon, so to speak. You were planning to eat well, and, well, you pigged out on junk food instead. You're hardly the first person to experience this kind of setback. But to you – right now – it feels like this "failure" marks a U-turn.

Here's the thing, though: You don't have to think of it that way.

Published Date: 
04/26/2018 - 11:06

Fitness Tracker for Your Mind: Inside our thoughts and emotions

Take a moment to reflect on the landscape of your inner mental experience — the thoughts, feelings and emotions that have shaped you into the person you are today. What do you think about on a day-to-day basis? Are your thoughts a source of happiness, creativity and inspiration? Or do they fuel distress, anxiety and distraction? 

Published Date: 
03/22/2018 - 15:26

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