Short, frequent walks throughout the day are key to helping prevent the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Mindfulness, one of the most common forms of meditation, is a skill that must be cultivated and practiced. With some training and discipline, it can help anyone live more fully in the moment.
We hope our work can help shape building planning and design. That could be classrooms that help us concentrate, or hospital waiting rooms that reduce our anxiety.
Our mood can influence our spending choices. But where do low mood investors put their money? Turns out, as moods dip, investments in sustainable stocks increase.
The hormones in the pill can cause or exacerbate depression, and the type you use is an important factor.
It sounds too good to be true. But the science on how different types of foods affect your glucose levels has been known for a long time.
Some estimates suggest around 12% of people experience ‘hangxiety’.
Ignoring negative emotions by trying to be positive all the time — called toxic positivity — can have consequences for mental health. Experiencing negative emotions is inevitable and essential.
A new study using music streaming data to measure national mood underlines how much stock markets are governed by emotion rather than rational calculation.
The study found people bounce back from their mental sluggishness soon after emerging from isolation.
If you want to boost your energy and mood and feel more alert, get moving instead of getting coffee.
Go on! Read a good book, tickle your kids, pick a flower from your garden. We need to savour these tiny moments of pleasure to ease the stress we all face.
The internet is awash with videos that claim to use ‘binaural beats’ to improve your focus or relieve stress. But while they can influence your brain, the touted mood-enhancing effects may not be.
Tryptophan, found in food, is an important ingredient in the neurotransmitter serotonin. But is that enough to support it as a possible mood booster? The research is decidedly mixed.
Cuddles and slobbery kisses, meeting other dog owners in the park and a general lift in mood all likely help new dog owners feel less lonely, our new study suggests.
In a new research study, more than 900 people from around the world explain the challenges and benefits of microdosing LSD and psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
There’s good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it’s hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
There are many theories around for why we cry and what may be happening in our bodies when we’re doing it. But the research on all these things is fairly mixed, and culture plays a big part.
Managing your feelings takes more than just turning that frown upside down.
Visiting a haunted house or watching a horror movie can be terrifying and enjoyable at the same time. A sociologist explains the psychological benefits of being safely scared.