While true happiness may have a different definition to each of us, science can give us a glimpse at the underlying biological factors behind happiness. From the food we eat to room temperature, there are thousands of factors that play a role in how our brains work and the moods that we are in. Understanding these factors can be helpful in achieving lasting happiness.
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Moscow Subway Ticket Machine Accepts 30 Squats as payment…YouTube VIDEO
I think we need these in Canada
In america if you supersize 3 meals at mcdonalds you get a free bus ticket on amtrac, we win.
newsflash: fat is not always bad, you NEED fat!
yeah, you literally can’t survive without it
Another fact: your brain needs fat to function!
Obvs we all need some body fat, but a large abundance is what can become the problem! x
i <3 my fat
Yeah I probably would have broken so many bones if it weren’t for my body fat. Thank you booty.
If you don’t own a juicer or can’t afford one, you actually can make juice in a blender! Making juice sans juicer is procedurally identical to making nut milk. This is best done in a blender. Hell, you could probably even use an immersion blender if that’s all you’ve got. Do what you gotta do!
- fresh organic produce of choice (I go light on fruit to avoid an insulin spike/crash)
- food processor or blender
- sprouting bag/cheesecloth/mesh strainer
- various containers, and a funnel helps
- Rough chop all produce and place it into the food processor/blender. Add 1 cup water to start – you may need to add more.
- Line a large bowl with your sprouting bag or cheesecloth. Pour the entire contents of the blender into the bowl. If using a mesh strainer, pour the blender contents through the strainer, over a large bowl.
- Use your hands to squeeeeze all the liquid out of the produce pulp. You’ll end up with a big bowl of veggie juice! Transfer it to a tall glass (here’s where that funnel will help) and drink immediately.
Don’t forget to save your pulp! There’s still lots of fiber and micronutrients in there. Throw it into soups, casseroles, breads (a la zucchini or banana, not so much french or sandwich), sauces, and raw crackers. .
So now you have no excuses! Fresh veggie juice, vibrant and alive with vitamins and minerals, is yours for the taking. Drink up! Article is written by: http://bonzaiaphrodite.com
Hydrating for short runs and interval runs:
- Running specific water bottles: Holding a water bottle can be annoying as hell when it’s slipping out of your hand because it’s sweating more than you are, so you essentially spend your run playing some sick version of hot potato with your bottle instead of having a good run. But water bottles like these and these are made specifically for runs and they keep the water cold and the bottle doesn’t sweat, which is perfect for shorter runs.
- Fuel belts: If you don’t like holding anything while you run, you can get fuel belts, which have mini bottles attached on them. I personally don’t like these because I feel like they are restrictive on my waist, but to each her own, some girls are dtf (down to fuelbelt).
- Track workouts: If you don’t like holding anything but still feel like you need hydration on an interval workout, do the interval workout on a track. You can keep the water on the side and get drinks when you need, but you don’t have to worry about holding it. Wow what a world we live in! What a time to be alive!
Hydrating for long distance runs:
- Wanna be really edgy and unpredictable. Shock your friends and stay cool with these alternatives. Running long distance and getting dehydrated is way to easy, so having access to water especially in the summer is super important. Doing all this as well as staying hydrated when you aren’t running is necessary.
- If you start getting dizzy while you are midway through your run. Don’t be a dumbass. STOP. You will pass out and you will go to the hospital and like I get that you want to have a good workout but you also shouldn’t have to pay ridiculous medical bills from the ER.
Hydrating throughout the week:
- Always have a water bottle with you so it becomes routine for you to constantly be drinking water.
- If you don’t like the taste of water, you’re wrong. But also, put fruit in it, it will help mask the taste.
- Have green tea with your breakfast. Metabolism booster AND water? I don’t even care if you don’t think it tastes good. You’re wrong and you should drink it.
- Have coconut water and other natural electrolyte drinks throughout the day.
- Have lots of fruit. All the best fruits are in season in the summer and coincidentally also contain a ton of water! Pee on, my friends.
Point of this is, don’t be one of those people that gets dehydrated and passes out while running this summer. Don’t kill that runner vibe. Drink on.
Source: The nutrition of mental health.
Source: Stress and your health.
Happy May Day and Welcome to National Bike Month!
Here are a few reasons why Biking is Better:
- You can stop going to the gym (money saver)
- You can carry books, flower, food etc (oh yeah)
- No parking problems (if you live in nyc, you know what’s up)
- It reduces stress
- Your heart is happy when you use it (yay)
- It gives you legs of steel (heck yeah!)
- You save money on fuel (score!)
- The earth is happy when you use it
- You can sing on it
- Zero emissions (score!)
- You can carry your bags (buy buy back pain. lol!)
- No car tax or insurance (yipee)
- It makes you happy :)
To get tips and ideas on how you can use your bike more this month, or to join a bike challenge, visit Bike League here.
For the first time, neuroscientists were able to find out how different thoughts are reflected in neuronal activity during natural conversations. Johanna Derix, Olga Iljina and the interdisciplinary team of Dr. Tonio Ball from the Cluster of Excellence BrainLinks-BrainTools at the University of Freiburg and the Epilepsy Center of the University Medical Center Freiburg (Freiburg, Germany) report on the link between speech, thoughts and brain responses in a special issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
"Thoughts are difficult to investigate, as one cannot observe in a direct manner what the person is thinking about. Language, however, reflects the underlying mental processes, so we can perform linguistic analyses of the subjects’ speech and use such information as a "bridge" between the neuronal processes and the subject’s thoughts," explains neuroscientist Johanna Derix.
The novelty of the authors’ approach is that the participants were not instructed to think and talk about a given topic in an experimental setting. Instead, the researchers analysed everyday conversations and the underlying brain activity, which was recorded directly from the cortical surface. This study was possible owing to the help of epilepsy patients in whom recordings of neural activity had to be obtained over several days for the purpose of pre-neurosurgical diagnostics.
For a start, borders between individual thoughts in continuous conversations had to be identified. Earlier psycholinguistic research indicates that a simple sentence is a suitable unit to contain a single thought, so the researchers opted for linguistic segmentation into simple sentences. The resulting “idea” units were classified into different categories. These included, for example, whether or not a sentence expressed memory- or self-related content. Then, the researchers analysed content-specific neural responses and observed clearly visible patterns of brain activity.
Thus, the neuroscientists from Freiburg have demonstrated the feasibility of their innovative approach to investigate, via speech, how the human brain processes thoughts during real-life conditions.
If, like me, you’re currently suffering from the joys of hay fever, you might be interested in learning a little about the chemicals behind its cause and treatment. Read more about them here.