Month: September 2018

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Weight, BMI, and Health- Unraveling the Science

Weight and Body Mass Index Defined With rates of obesity at epidemic proportions and constant chatter about body image, it should come as no surprise that weight is a popular topic wherever you go. Despite the ubiquitousness with which discussions about weight, BMI, and everything in between occur, there still remains much confusion about what […]

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Pain Thresholds for Men and Women

What is Pain? Physiologically speaking, pain is felt when our bodies perceive unpleasant stimuli. Those stimuli travel along nerve pathways and are interpreted by our brains as painful. Perception is a key element in the understanding of pain, as it speaks to the varying thresholds both men and women possess. The ways in which we […]

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Creativity and Heart Health

Being Creative There are so many ways, whether through the arts, sciences, or social interactions, to be creative. However, many people think of creativity as being a talented artist or performer. But creativity is by no means limited to one or two areas. In fact, creativity is the product of one’s imagination and the ability […]

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The Healing Power of Endorphins

Endorphins Explained Produced within the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, endorphins are naturally occurring pain killers that bind to the brain’s opiate receptors. Endorphins are sometimes referred to as “happy hormones” because they not only possess analgesic qualities, but can increase mood and bring a sense of calm and happiness once they begin to flow through […]

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