Diet

The Value of Eating a Variety of Foods during Childhood

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Sofia Vilela at the University of Porto, Portugal. Dietary recommendations from the World Health Organization include the consumption of a wide variety of foods consisting mainly from plants in preference to animals’ sources [1,2]. Eating a variety of healthy foods allows us to achieve an optimal… Continue reading The Value of Eating a Variety of Foods during Childhood

Sleep

Trouble Falling Asleep? Write a To-Do List

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. Hannah Ballard (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Michael K. Scullin (Baylor University). Do you ever lie awake in bed at night waiting to fall asleep? If so, you are not alone: 40% of Americans report trouble falling asleep at night [1]. Difficulty falling asleep is not only… Continue reading Trouble Falling Asleep? Write a To-Do List

Exercise

Swimming as One of the Most Preferable Forms of Exercise

This is an invited research digest contributed by Dr. N. Harasawa of RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Japan. Are you satisfied with your physical and mental condition?  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports 34% of U.S. adults meet criteria of metabolic syndrome [1]. National Institute of Mental Health reports 18% of U.S. adults… Continue reading Swimming as One of the Most Preferable Forms of Exercise

Sleep

Dream Your Way to More Health and Happiness

This is an invited research digest, contributed by Dr. Rubin Naiman at the University of Arizona, with Sarah Moran Where would we be without our dreams? When dreaming, or REM sleep, takes a hit, we lose so much more than we realize. The loss of dreams holds us back us on every level, compromising our physical, mental,… Continue reading Dream Your Way to More Health and Happiness