Eastern philosophy and quantum physics shed light on why striving to win at all costs often backfires. Counterintuitively, the secret to success may be trying less hard to succeed.
Staying physically active preserves synaptic integrity and helps to offset age-related cognitive decline, a new study reports.
Instead of striving to “win at all costs,” cultivating a non-striving mindset (a.k.a. wu-wei) facilitates effortless action and, paradoxically, increases one’s odds of winning.
Exercise is a unique stressor. Instead of having harmful effects, in moderate doses, exercise-induced stress makes us healthier and more resilient. New research explains why.
Becoming frail increases dementia risk. The good news: Lifestyle behaviors that improve fitness levels and boost physical strength can reduce frailty and offset dementia risk.
For centuries, Western scientists have been trying to figure out how acupuncture works. A new study pinpoints how electroacupuncture lowers inflammation via the vagal-adrenal axis.
Exercise is medicine. But how exactly does working out unleash our body’s healing powers? A new study pinpoints how vigorous exercise enhances our cells’ ability to produce energy.
New research sheds light on how neural circuits in the midbrain’s basal ganglia facilitate “superfluid” coordination (or lack thereof) in sports and day-to-day life.
Historically, the concept of “wisdom” was often tied to religion. But is spirituality a component of wisdom in secular contexts? A new seven-item wisdom scale says it is—with caveats.
Traditional views on the origins of stuttering are being upended by groundbreaking research methods that focus on speech initiation issues rooted in the basal ganglia.