Category: Health and Lifestyle

The power of breathing

Humans can live without food for three weeks. We can go without water for about three days. But without any air, we’ll die

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Anxiety

In recent times, anxiety has become an epidemic. According to the World Health Organization, 300 million people around the world suffer from anxiety

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Laughter

In 1964, Norman Cousins was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a debilitating condition that left him in constant pain. His doctors theorised that stress

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Performance

In 1993, Swedish psychologist Anders Ericcson set out to find what makes great performers tick. He was particularly interested in what separates top-level

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Sleep

Stephen King was on a flight from New York to London when he awoke from a frightening nightmare in which he was being

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Flow

When Steven Kotler was 30, he was diagnosed with Lyme disease. His symptoms were so excruciating he spent 90% of his day in

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Gratitude

Acknowledging gratitude is wholly beneficial to the rebel entrepreneur. I’ve spoken

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Nocebo

In 1957, a patient known to the media as ‘Mr Wright’ was diagnosed with cancer in a California hospital. His tumours were the

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Cold shower

When Katharine Hepburn was a child she would take an ice bath every morning and swim regularly in the Long Island Sound. The

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The power of a hot sauna

It is thought that the sauna was first invented by the Finns over 2,000 years ago before they travelled and brought it to

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5 AM

Navy SEALs get up at 04:30 AM every morning for a gruelling physical session. As the sun rises, a SEAL will complete a

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A lack of sleep wreaks havoc on our physical and mental well-being, and yet humans are the only mammals to deliberately deprive themselves of sleep. From a

Lack of sleep

Amnesty International lists deliberate sleep deprivation as a form of torture, and those who have been subjected to it support this classification. The

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Stress is good for you

At one point in my career, it felt like stress was going to defeat me. Deadlines were mounting, I felt physically sick and

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Stress is good for you. Only if you believe that stress can kill you, it will. However, once I realised that it could work for me rather than against me