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is it Safe? » ForeverFitScience

Does getting to sleep or staying asleep turn every night into a frustrating challenge? Whether you have occasional or chronic insomnia, or experience travel-related jet lag or another sleep disorder, melatonin supplements could be the answer. What is Melatonin, Anyway? Have you ever wondered what makes you tired at night? You can...

The Scientific Facts » ForeverFitScience

Could what you wear to bed make a difference in how you feel in the morning? According to research, the answer might surprise you. Although only about 17 percent of the population sleeps in the buff according to one study, more people should probably try it. After all, sleeping naked...

Three Types of Exercise for Reducing Anxiety » ForeverFitScience

Most of us have experienced anxiety at one time or another. Whether it be jitters about starting a new job, increased heart rate before a big presentation or exam, or general uneasiness and nerves when the clock strikes 5 pm on a Sunday and the weekend comes to a...

4 Ways to Overcome Sports Performance Anxiety » ForeverFitScience

Alyssa Bialowas Competition anxiety is common in athletes, especially if they struggle to deliver performance. It’s the feeling of stress and pressure right before a competition that can be harmful to athletes and if it’s bad enough, can even lead to an athlete dropping out of a competition altogether....

Best Sleep Aids » ForeverFitScience

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just nice. It’s essential. As The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute notes, getting less than the recommended eight to nine hours per night eventually leads to sleep deficiency and deprivation. Adults with those conditions are at greater risk developing mental, physical, and...

6 Best Essential Oils for Sleeping » ForeverFitScience

There is a fascinating relationship between aromas and neurological responses which can provide relief for some of the up to 70 million estimated Americans suffering from sleep problems. If you’re someone who suffers from sleep issues and wants to get a restful sleep without resorting to over-the-counter (OTC) or prescribed...

3 Benefits of Exercise and Mental Health » ForeverFitScience

Alyssa Bialowas While the physical benefits of exercise are well documented, there are numerous mental health benefits of exercise. If you’ve ever left a workout feeling on top of the world, you’ve experienced the mind-body link, but did you know physical exercise can also improve your mental health? Approximately one...

The Surfing Affect on Mood and Well-Being » ForeverFitScience

A Review by Alyssa Bialowas Exercise-induced affect (EIA) is a cycle that includes various characteristics of physical activity and is often composed of positive affect, negative affect, tranquility, and fatigue (Crussemeyer et al., 2017). EIA has been explored in the recent past but has focused on mainstream land sports...

Everyday Tips To Be More Mindful » ForeverFitScience

Gillian White – MSc, PhD (Candidate), University of Toronto Mindfulness Part II. Everyday tips to be more mindful. As I discussed in the previous article, Mindfulness Part I, the pursuit and practice of mindfulness has a wide variety of benefits relating to your health, happiness, and productivity. In this day...

Do Younger & Older Brains Respond Differently To Dance? » ForeverFitScience

Aga Burzynska, PhD Dance – as a ritual, therapy, and leisure activity – has been known for thousands of years. Today, dance is increasingly used as therapy for cognitive and neurological disorders such as dementia, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. Yet, the effects of dance training on the brain, such as in...

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