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Did you know that women speak about 7,000 words in a day, while men usually hover around 2,000?

ISpaHealth.com is full of amazing fun facts about the body, and we’re excited to share them with you this week. For example, did you know that the brain only accounts for 2% of the body’s total weight, but it uses about 20% of our energy?

A cough forces air out of your body at about 60mph, and a sneeze can reach speeds of 100mph! Woah!

While standing still, your body is still […]

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Stay Calm, Stay Healthy

Thanks to Healthy Style NY, we’re able to offer you tips for staying healthy and some great meditation spots in the city to get you started.

Staying calm has a lot of health benefits. “Stressful emotions trigger the release of harmful chemicals like cortisol that can wreak havoc on nearly every aspect of our well-being.”

Our mood and demeanor can actually affect heart disease, depression, and the likelihood of illness as well as the likelihood of survival after being diagnosed with diseases like cancer and heart disease.

There are also smaller changes to our lives affected by stress, including […]

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Hot Chocolate: Good for the Soul and Brain

Harvard’s recent study included 60 lucky participants drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day and seeing how it affected their cognitive skills. They found that those two delicious cups “could help sharpen cognitive skills and keep their brains healthy.”

How?

The drink leads to more blood flow to the brain, which plays an important role in cognitive diseases. This neurovascular coupling could lead to more research in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s.

However, the hot chocolate acts more like a treatment than an encouraged life change, meaning that people with an already healthy blood flow didn’t experience the positive changes than people with […]

Shop for Your Health

A six-year Dutch study suggests that retail therapy might actually improve your life. There are different types of materialism, and different reasons for shopping, each of which are relative to certain levels of loneliness one may experience.

Materialism can (most often) mean “someone that lavishly overspends and is overly devoted to shopping,” but it can also mean a simple appreciation for material goods. Not a lot of research has been done on the topic because of this differentiation.

However, Rik Pieters of Tilburg University in the Netherlands collected interviews from more than 2,500 consumers over six years, concluding that “loneliness can foster […]

Don’t Regret Your 4th of July: Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

“The 4th of July is all about friends, family and food,” but does that have to mean you undo all that work to achieve your perfect summer bod? Absolutely not. There are a few easy ways you can stay healthy this happy holiday without denying yourself the simple pleasures of the BBQ season.

The first set of tips comes from the Summer Tomato, a healthy lifestyle site created by self-proclaimed “neuroscience PhDork” Darya Rose.

Staying Healthy:

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10 Tips for Breast Cancer Prevention

In addition to being aware of breast cancer and supporting research and the survivors is prevention. This will include a few things; but overall it is about being healthy. 1. Avoid becoming overweight. Obesity raises the risk of breast cancer after menopause, the time of life when breast cancer most often occurs. Avoid gaining weight over time, and try to maintain a body-mass index under 25.

2. Eat healthy to avoid tipping the scale. Embrace a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in sugared drinks, refined carbohydrates and fatty foods. Eat lean protein such as fish or chicken […]