From eNewsletter 1/29/2020
DID YOU KNOW that if you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Brain Sciences found that just 20 minutes of open monitoring meditation could help you to become less error prone?
Some forms of meditation have you focus on a single object, commonly your breath, but open monitoring meditation is a bit different. It has you tune inward and pay attention to everything going on in your mind and body. The goal is to sit quietly and pay close attention to where the mind travels without getting too caught up in the scenery.
There is no new credible information to offer other than what we discussed in last week's eNewsletter. Here's the link if you missed it. This virus is transmitted like many other cold and flu viruses, so proper preventive hygiene is imperative. The CDC has an informative FAQ page if interested.
SENSIBLE EATING STYLES
Steve & Bonnie: A recent study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition purported weight management and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo eating styles.
Intermittent Fasting led to slightly more body mass loss than the others. The Mediterranean eating style improved blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
The aim of the research was to examine how effective all three eating styles were in a "real world" setting, with the evidence suggesting that all three are healthful, beneficial ways to eat depending upon individualized needs.