Six minutes of walking can increase motivation to perform physical activity

Just six minutes of walking can increase a person’s motivation to perform physical activity and improve feelings of energy, fatigue, depression, and confusion, according to research conducted by Clarkson University Associate Professor in Physical Therapy, Ali Boolani. Boolani recently completed a study where he measured the mood of patients over the age of 65 before […]

Like being neat or color-coding pencils? Believe me, that is not OCD

“You are not defined by your thoughts,” we are told from a very young age. “You are not defined by your thoughts” we repeat to ourselves as tears stain our pillowcases and our bed sheets are gripped so tightly that they start to tear. “You are not defined by your thoughts” – why can’t we […]

Woman with endometriosis is mistaken for being pregnant thanks to bloating

After 16 years of being misdiagnosed, Claudia Wright, 28, was told she had stage four endometriosis – a condition which causes tissue to grow across her reproductive organs and bowels. Despite having specialist surgery in America, Claudia still suffers from such severe bloating that people often assume she’s pregnant. Each misplaced comment is a reminder […]