Physical health and mental health often go hand-in-hand, but it is not always clear which comes first, or which influences the other, or how long the effects last. But, a new study now reports that physical fitness early in life reduces the risk for depression in adulthood. Swedish researchers evaluated more than 1 million men who enlisted for mandatory military service in Sweden. The men were born between 1950 and 1987 and had no history of mental illness when they were conscripted.
Coffee is a daily ritual for many Americans, providing that extra get-up-and-go before starting their routines. But, coffee could be more than just a good way to start the day for older individuals at risk for dementia; daily coffee consumption protects against the development of dementia, according to a new study.
The epidemic of anxiety surrounding gluten-related issues is astounding. A new study might increase the panic even more among mothers-to-be as it reports an increased risk of schizophrenia in children born to gluten-sensitive mothers.
I love the Olympics. I can hardly stand the wait until the opening ceremonies in London this summer. Not only do I swell with national pride for the duration of the games, but I truly love a good competition. As a lifelong athlete, I have some concept of the physical training and preparation that goes into training for a sporting contest, but new research spurred by the upcoming Summer Games shed some light on the psychological preparation necessary to be an elite, world-class competitor.
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