Saturday, February 14, 2015

The protective effects of brief mindfulness meditation training.

A home mindfulness meditation program appears to reduce stress related working memory impairments.  (Conscious Cogn. 2015 Feb 10;33C:277-285.)
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Friday, February 13, 2015

More Than Resisting Temptation: Beneficial Habits Mediate the Relationship Between Self-Control and Positive Life Outcomes.

Self-control is associated with positive life outcomes in part due to the development of good habits by people with high self-control.  (J Pers Soc Psychol. 2015 Feb 2)
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Long-term effects of exercise and amino acid supplementation on muscle mass, physical function and falls in community-dwelling elderly Japanese sarcopenic women: A 4-year follow-up study.

Participation by the elderly in an exercise and nutritional supplementation program was found to help prevent declines in lower extremity muscle mass, strength and mobility, factors all thought to be important in preventing falls in the elderly.  (Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2015 Feb 5.)
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Effectiveness and feasibility of assistant push on improvement of chest compression quality: a crossover study.

The assistant-push method used in CPR has a second rescuer push the back of the chest compressor during chest compressions. This method improved the depth of chest compressions and helped maintain adequate CPR over time.  (Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Dec 15. pii: S0735-6757(14)00904-8.)
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Acute effects of walking, cycling, and yoga exercise on cognition in persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis without impaired cognitive processing speed.

Treadmill walking appears to have beneficial effects on executive (cognitive) control in persons with relapsing-remitting MS without impaired cognitive processing speed.  (J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2015 Feb 6:1-11.)
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