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4 Health Briefs to Implement Now

Mindfulness for Menopause

Reports from a recent Mayo Clinic study showed that menopausal women who practiced mindfulness and non-judgmental thoughts were less irritable, less anxious, and less depressed.

The researchers gave a questionnaire to 1,744 participants and found that those with higher mindfulness scores had less mental-emotional menopause symptoms.

Exercise for Adult Brain Health

A study from Columbia University showed that aerobic exercise improved people's brain functioning skills by 10-20 years. People that were 40 years old were functioning as if they were 30 years old, and people that were 60 years old were functioning as if they were 40.

The study recruited 132 people ages 20 - 67 years old that were currently not exercising and had below-average fitness levels. The aerobic half of the participants worked on the treadmill, elliptical machine, or stationary bike 4 times per week for 6 months.

Selenium and CoQ10 Lasting Benefits

During a 4-year study at Linkoping University in Sweden showed that taking CoQ10 and Selenium supplements reduced risk of deaths from cardiovascular events.

The study gave 443 seniors (over 70 years old) 200 mg of CoQ10 and 200 mg of selenium daily for 4 years. Twelve years later, those seniors had a 40% lower risk of dying from heart disease. They also had improved heart function, less hospitalization, and better quality of life.

Fruits & Veggies for Mood

British researchers reveal that eating more fruit and vegetables can boost mental well-being. The results show that it can work with any type of diet; there is no right or wrong way!

The studies examined the health of 40,000 people and showed that those who ate more produce have a better psychological state. Eating just 1 extra portion of produce per day has an equivalent mental health benefit of walking for 10 minutes 8 extra days per month.

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