When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.
When we put others first, we establish deeper connections and help those around us avoid burnout.
Whether it's sitting around the family dinner table or snacking on endless snacks at a party, the holidays mean food. Lots of food. It can be hard to avoid overdoing it, but it is possible. If you are hosting or attending a meal or party, try these tips to stay healthy during the holidays.
Music’s beneficial effects on mental health have been known for thousands of years. Ancient philosophers from Plato to Confucius and the kings of Israel sang the praises of music and used it to help soothe stress. Military bands use music to build confidence and courage. Sporting events provide music to rouse enthusiasm. Schoolchildren use music to memorize their ABCs. Shopping malls play music to entice consumers and keep them in the store. Dentists play music to help calm nervous patients. Modern research supports conventional wisdom that music benefits mood and confidence.
On a voluntary basis, Wim Hof can control his vegetative nervous system and with it his immune system , something that was believed to be impossible. It could be that Wim Hof was simply a superman destined for achievements unrelated to the rest of humanity. But he is convinced that, with proper training, we can all do it. The numerous studies that scientists carried out on his body led him to understand that he had a mission: to spread his method so that all human beings are stronger, more resistant and happier.
"We are not aware of how we breathe throughout the day, we forget about it or we do it superficially," said the expert, who believes that being more aware of how we breathe can have positive effects on our mental and physical health.
Conscious leadership allows people to develop learning that generates a better impact within companies through actions that have a positive impact on work teams.
To ensure that a company survives properly, leadership must move through honesty, respect and empathy.
Stoicism has been one of the most influential doctrines in history. When we hear that someone takes things "with philosophy" it is usually because they face life under the teachings of the Stoics, and that is because this philosophical movement has several tools to, although it does not solve it, it does make life easier for us. Here's a quick rundown for those who want to get closer to it.
The pandemic left us a lesson that we cannot go unnoticed, change is imminent at any time and being prepared for it is a need that companies must address if they wish to remain current, stable and productive; therefore, the importance of beginning to prepare your staff towards conscious leadership.
There are examples where companies that have this type of leaders increased their productivity by up to 25%