Headline Feb 01, 2016/ ''' THE *MIND BODY* MURMURING '''


CAT  - *clear air turbulence*   -is a very strange and a very dangerous weather phenomenon. No one understands it, as yet.

*It is the mother of all fears, if you are an aviator*.

It can pick an  airliner  with tons and tons of payload, and fling it into the air and induce an  unusual attitude and corresponding g-forces, that few survive to tell the  Accident or the Safety Board.

Just some days ago, my EVO , the  Wi-Fi  device, encountered CAT and went into an unusual attitude. It refused to connect! I logged a complaint, and ask for a signal trace?.............

LIFE  -is just too busy an affair. It is too rushed, and just too damned complicated to do everything yourself. Not only do the students have to hold down their educational responsibilities, but there's all the squiring-

All the shopping, all the family events, all the reading, all the !WOW! responsibilities, and the extra that the students have to factor into every day just to sit down with your latest:

iPod/ BalckBerry/ iPhone/ Samsung/ Skype/Sky+addition to understand how these darned things work. So getting organized in your daily life is one hell of a good idea! 

Just as getting completely, politically correct is a great and correct outfit.

IN LIGHT OF NEW EVIDENCE -that happy people don't live longer than their grumpy peers, one might be tempted to drop the pursuit altogether.

A recent study published in the  Lancet  followed nearly 720,000 middle-aged women for several years and reported that while those who were happier tended to be healthier, they had an edge when it came to longevity.

[Similarly, while unhappiness may be side effect of illness, research shows that it is not alone capable of making you sick.] 

On the other hand, evidence shows that attitude can have meaningful  -and in some cases measurable   -effects on health, even if it can't outright extend one's life.

Here's the latest on mind-body connection:

Mood and Surgery

If a person is in a bad mood, their medical procedure may not go as smoothly, a December 2015 study showed.
In the study, the researchers looked at 230 people who underwent procedures in which a catheter was inserted into a blood vessel. Before the procedure, people filled out a questionnaire that asked them to rate various adjectives describing how they felt emotionally.

The study authors found that people with more negative feelings had a greater incidence of adverse events from the procedure, like slow heart rate or abnormal blood pressure. 

The research is early but it's not the first time scientists have seen physical changes from a negative mood.

Anger And Heart Attack Rise

A 2015 study found having an episode of intense anger was associated with an  8.5  times greater likelihood of a heart attack in the next two hours. 

Exactly how anger could contribute to a heart attack remains unknown, but the researchers speculate that stress triggers increased heart rate and blood pressure, blood vessel constriction and clotting, which raise risk.

Awe And Reduced Inflammation

Awe was found in a January 2015 study to reduce compounds that promote inflammation, which is linked to diseases ranging from  Type 2 diabetes to arthritis.

In the small study,  college students  filled out a questionnaires about how often they experienced certain emotions. They found that happy moods in general were associated with lower inflammation, but the students who experienced awe most often had especially lower levels.

Mindfulness And Body Fat

In an October 2015 study, people with mindful dispositions   -an ability to stay focused on the present moment - were found to have less body fat.

Men and women with lower levels of  mindfulness  had a 34% higher prevalence of obesity compared with people with high levels of mindfulness

Though it's only an association, researchers suggest people who are more aware may be more likely to eat healthier and exercise more.

Outlook And Alzheimer's Disease

The stereotypes a person holds about old age can affect how their brain ages, found a new Yale School of Public Health study.

Men and women who viewed aging negatively had a greater loss of hippocampus  volume and significantly higher scores of plaques   -both indicators  of  Alzheimer's disease .

The researchers say that it is for the first time this type of risk factor has been linked to that development of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's.

So, Storytelling on !WOW!  -the World Students Society   -both fiction, and nonfiction, for good and great,  will continue to define your mood, just as it will continue to define the world.

Managing new challenges and great opportunities, will usher in a new future of delight, beauty, and honours. Lets say, Cheerio,  to that!

With respectful dedication to all the Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all on !WOW!   -the World Students Society:

''' Health & Wisdom '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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