Dementia is fast becoming one of the most feared health conditions both for ourselves and those we love and care about.
Linked below is another piece of research that comes again with no surprise at all.
Many studies have shown a linkage between increased risk of dementia and:
- An out of balance hormone system as is generated by anxiety and stress,
- Decreased immune systems which are also highly linked to increased stress and anxiety,
- Poor sleep, you guessed it linked to stress and anxiety.
We know the mechanisms for all three effects above.
It’s only a short article to read if dementia is of concern to you then perhaps it’s worth you reading the article below.
The featured article below is written by Tom Ough, a writer and commissioning editor for the Telegraph’s weekend lifestyle supplements.
Another meta-analysis, which you can peruse at your leisure here, found that mindfulness training, at least in the short-term, can lessen our impulse-eating while making us more likely to exercise more. The study’s writers called for further research into whether mindfulness can help with long-term weight loss.
Mind the Hype: A Critical Evaluation and Prescriptive Agenda for Research on Mindfulness and Meditation.
Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Mindfulness intervention in the management of chronic pain and psychological comorbidity: A meta-analysis
Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis