A pregnant woman
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:10

Study finds that resilience protects women against the negative effects of stress in pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Granada have, for the first time, analysed the protective role of resilience in pregnancy, by studying the levels of cortisol present in the expectant mother’s hair, along with her psychological state. This novel approach enables objective analysis of the amount of cortisol—the stress hormone—secreted by the woman in recent months.

A researchers completing task while standing at a desk
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 13:46

Spending time standing helps increase energy expenditure and combats effects of sedentary lifestyle

A study conducted by researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) recommends spending more time standing to increase energy expenditure and combat the negative health effects of a sedentary lifestyle. The research has also quantified exactly how many extra calories we burn when we remain standing: 45 kilocalories more, per six-hour period, than when lying or sitting.