Posts Tagged 'Syracuse'

We think better in green buildings, Harvard study shows

study by the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University has shown that green buildings have a positive link to higher cognitive function for workers.

The report notes that we “spend about 90% of our time indoors, and buildings have a unique ability to positively or negatively influence our health”.

Twenty-four professionals such as architects, designers and engineers took part in a six day longitudinal study of cognitive performance and building conditions in Syracuse, New York.

Participants were ...

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Quick thinking and feeling healthy predict longer life

Suffering from chronic medical conditions and engaging in unhealthy behaviors are known risk factors for early death, but findings from a longitudinal study of over 6,000 adults suggests that certain psychological factors may be even stronger predictors of how long we’ll live.

The findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

“Our study shows that two psychological variables, lower self-rated health and age-related decrements in processing speed, appear to be especially important indicators of elevated mortality risk ...

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