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Can Knitting Give You a Runner’s High?

Tamara Grand by Tamara Grand | July 9th, 2012 | 22 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness | tags: brain health, brain structure, cognitive function, craft, crafting, crafting and exercise, crafting and fitness, depression, dopamine, endorphins, exercise, Fitness, hormones, knit, knitting, learning, meditation, memory, mind, mood, neurotransmitters, prefrontal cortex, runner’s high, running, serotonin, sleep, workout

Knitting and Exercise

At first glance, crafting and exercise would seem to have little in common. One involves moving your body to improve health and fitness, the other moving your hands to create with paper, needles, paint or yarn.

Yet both activities have important, complementary effects on mood and cognitive function.

Flower Power: How to Find Happiness Among the Petals

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | May 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home, Personal Growth | tags: Chris Freytag, flowers, garden, gardening, house plants, meditation, memory improvement, mood

Learn the power of flowers, and what it means for your health

The best physical results come when you take care of the whole person — mind, body and spirit! You could say I am a big fan of anything that will help change your mood and attitude, like affirmations, meditation and, yes, flowers too. In Minnesota, where things have been pretty drab and covered with snow for months, it is mood-changing to see all the flowers and foliage blooming.

How Exercise & Food Can Change Your Mood

Patricia Moreno by Patricia Moreno | October 8th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Eating, Weight Loss | tags: attitude, diet, energy, exercise, food, goals, habits, health, healthy-eating, IntenSati, intention, mood, Patricia Moreno, portion size, positive change, self-discipline

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Yes, you can have it all, really!

How you eat, think and exercise dramatically affects your mood. You can break the cycle of unhealthy habits and learn to have it all.

Living Roundup: Phone Yoga, Dueling Eco-Celebs & More

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 11th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: ayurveda, celebrities, food, Green Living, mood, praise, Yoga

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

Phoning It In…On The Mat