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Published Scientific Research

Published scientific research and articles that serve as the bedrock on which Happily Health has been built. This list is reviewed and updated periodically.

Physical Fitness

American Heart Association. (2018). American Heart Association Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults and Kids.Retrieved from. https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/fitness/fitness-basics/aha-recs-for-physical-activity-in-adults

Hespanhol Junior, L. C., Pillay, J. D., van Mechelen, W., & Verhagen, E. (2015). Meta-Analyses of the Effects of Habitual Running on Indices of Health in Physically Inactive Adults. Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.), 45(10), 1455–1468. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-015-0359-y

Harvard Health Letter. (2016). The top 5 benefits of cycling. Retrieved from. https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-top-5-benefits-of-cycling

Lee, B. A., & Oh, D. J. (2015). Effect of regular swimming exercise on the physical composition, strength, and blood lipid of middle-aged women. Journal of exercise rehabilitation, 11(5), 266–271. https://doi.org/10.12965/jer.150242

• Groppel, J., & DiNubile, N. (2009). Tennis: for the health of it!. The Physician and sportsmedicine, 37(2), 40–50. https://doi.org/10.3810/psm.2009.06.1708

Patterson, S., Pattison, J., Legg, H., Gibson, A. M., & Brown, N. (2017). The impact of badminton on health markers in untrained females. Journal of sports sciences, 35(11), 1098–1106. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1210819

Hammami, A., Chamari, K., Slimani, M., Shephard, R. J., Yousfi, N., Tabka, Z., & Bouhlel, E. (2016). Effects of recreational soccer on physical fitness and health indices in sedentary healthy and unhealthy subjects. Biology of sport, 33(2), 127–137. https://doi.org/10.5604/20831862.1198209

Better Health Victoria Stategovernment. Cricket – health benefits. Retrieved from. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/HealthyLiving/cricket-health-benefits

Pluim, B. M., Staal, J. B., Marks, B. L., Miller, S., & Miley, D. (2007). Health benefits of tennis. British journal of sports medicine, 41(11), 760–768. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2006.034967

Patterson, S., Pattison, J., Legg, H., Gibson, A. M., & Brown, N. (2017). The impact of badminton on health markers in untrained females. Journal of sports sciences, 35(11), 1098–1106. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2016.1210819

Bangsbo, J., Hansen, P. R., Dvorak, J., & Krustrup, P. (2015). Recreational football for disease prevention and treatment in untrained men: a narrative review examining cardiovascular health, lipid profile, body composition, muscle strength and functional capacity. British journal of sports medicine, 49(9), 568–576. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2015-094781

SprtRec. (2011). The Benefits of Playing Cricket. Retrieved from. https://www.sportsrec.com/177318-the-benefits-of-playing-cricket.html

Luettgen, M., Foster, C., Doberstein, S., Mikat, R., & Porcari, J. (2012). Zumba(®): is the “fitness-party” a good workout?. Journal of sports science & medicine, 11(2), 357–358. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3737860/

Chatterjee A., (2013). The Therapeutic Value of Indian Classical, Folk and Innovative Dance Forms. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities . 5.1,75-83. http://rupkatha.com/V5/n1/07a_Indian_Classical_Folk_Dance.pdf

National health services. (2019). Dance for fitness. Retrieved from https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/dance-for-fitness/

Mayo Clinic. (2019). Strength training: Get stronger, leaner, healthier. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/strength-training/art-20046670

Woodyard C. (2011). Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase quality of life. International journal of yoga, 4(2), 49–54. https://doi.org/10.4103/0973-6131.85485


Vreman, R. A., Goodell, A. J., Rodriguez, L. A., Porco, T. C., Lustig, R. H., & Kahn, J. G. (2017). Health and economic benefits of reducing sugar intake in the USA, including effects via non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a microsimulation model. BMJ open, 7(8), e013543. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013543

WHO. (2020). Salt reduction. Retrieved from. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/salt-reduction

Harvard T.S. Chan University. (2017). The importance of hydration. Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/hsph-in-the-news/the-importance-of-hydration/

National Institute of nutrition. (2011). Dietary gudilines for indians. Retreived from https://www.nin.res.in/downloads/DietaryGuidelinesforNINwebsite.pdf

Harvard T.S. Chan University, The Nutrition Source. Protein. Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/protein/

Harvard T.S. Chan University, The Nutrition Source. Vegetables and Fruits. Retrieved from https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/vegetables-and-fruits/

Harvard Medical School. (2017). Why nutritionists are crazy about nuts. Retreived from https://www.health.harvard.edu/nutrition/why-nutritionists-are-crazy-about-nuts

Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America. (2019). The Many Health Risks of Processed Foods. Retreived from. https://www.lhsfna.org/index.cfm/lifelines/may-2019/the-many-health-risks-of-processed-foods/

Zahedi, H., Kelishadi, R., Heshmat, R., Motlagh, M. E., Ranjbar, S. H., Ardalan, G., Payab, M., Chinian, M., Asayesh, H., Larijani, B., & Qorbani, M. (2014). Association between junk food consumption and mental health in a national sample of Iranian children and adolescents: the CASPIAN-IV study. Nutrition (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.), 30(11-12), 1391–1397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2014.04.014

Galgani, J., & Ravussin, E. (2008). Energy metabolism, fuel selection and body weight regulation. International journal of obesity (2005), 32 Suppl 7(Suppl 7), S109–S119. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2008.246

Marta Guasch-Ferré, Nancy Babio, Miguel A Martínez-González, Dolores Corella, Emilio Ros,
Sandra Martín-Peláez, Ramon Estruch, Fernando Arós, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Miquel Fiol,José M Santos-Lozano, Lluís Serra-Majem, Mo`nica Bulló, Estefanía Toledo, Rocío Barragán,Montserrat Fitó, Alfredo Gea, and Jordi Salas-Salvadó. (2015). Dietary fat intake and risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in a population at high risk of cardiovascular disease. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 102,:6,1563–1573

O’Callaghan, F., Muurlink, O., & Reid, N. (2018). Effects of caffeine on sleep quality and daytime functioning. Risk management and healthcare policy, 11, 263–271. https://doi.org/10.2147/RMHP.S156404

Bhardwaj, B., O’Keefe, E. L., & O’Keefe, J. H. (2016). Death by Carbs: Added Sugars and Refined Carbohydrates Cause Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in Asian Indians. Missouri medicine, 113(5), 395–400. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6139832/

Ducrot, P., Méjean, C., Aroumougame, V., Ibanez, G., Allès, B., Kesse-Guyot, E., Hercberg, S., & Péneau, S. (2017). Meal planning is associated with food variety, diet quality and body weight status in a large sample of French adults. The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 14(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0461-7

Mental Well-Being

United Kingdom National Health Service. (2019). Mindfulness. Retrieved from. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

Ewert, A., & Chang, Y. (2018). Levels of Nature and Stress Response. Behavioral sciences (Basel, Switzerland), 8(5), 49. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs8050049

Positive Psychology. (2020). What Is Self-Awareness and Why Is It Important? [+5 Ways to Increase It]. Retrieved from https://positivepsychology.com/self-awareness-matters-how-you-can-be-more-self-aware/.

Gathercole, S. E., Dunning, D. L., Holmes, J., & Norris, D. (2016). Working memory training involves learning new skills. Journal of memory and language, 105, 19–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2018.10.003

Chen, K. W., Berger, C. C., Manheimer, E., Forde, D., Magidson, J., Dachman, L., & Lejuez, C. W. (2012). Meditative therapies for reducing anxiety: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Depression and anxiety, 29(7), 545–562. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.21964

Shallcross, A. J., Troy, A. S., Boland, M., & Mauss, I. B. (2010). Let it be: Accepting negative emotional experiences predicts decreased negative affect and depressive symptoms. Behaviour research and therapy, 48(9), 921–929. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2010.05.025

NHS. (2019). 5 steps to mental wellbeing. Retrieved From. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/

Sansone, R. A., & Sansone, L. A. (2010). Gratitude and well being: the benefits of appreciation. Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 7(11), 18–22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010965/

Cyril, S., Smith, B. J., Possamai-Inesedy, A., & Renzaho, A. M. (2015). Exploring the role of community engagement in improving the health of disadvantaged populations: a systematic review. Global health action, 8, 29842. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.29842

Khalil, R., Godde, B., & Karim, A. A. (2019). The Link Between Creativity, Cognition, and Creative Drives and Underlying Neural Mechanisms. Frontiers in neural circuits, 13, 18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncir.2019.00018

Mathers N. (2016). Compassion and the science of kindness: Harvard Davis Lecture 2015. The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners, 66(648), e525–e527. https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp16X686041

Positive Psychology. (2020). The Psychology of Willpower: Training the Brain for Better Decisions. https://positivepsychology.com/psychology-of-willpower/


Medic, G., Wille, M., & Hemels, M. E. (2017). Short- and long-term health consequences of sleep disruption. Nature and science of sleep, 9, 151–161. https://doi.org/10.2147/NSS.S134864

Verma, R., Khanna, P., Rajput, M., Kalhan, M., & Prinja, S. (2011). Why say no to tobacco: Indian perspective. The Australasian medical journal, 4(3), 139–142. https://doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2011.646

Gordon H. (2001). Detection of alcoholic liver disease. World journal of gastroenterology, 7(3), 297–302. https://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v7.i3.297

Jimmy, B., & Jose, J. (2011). Patient medication adherence: measures in daily practice. Oman medical journal, 26(3), 155–159. https://doi.org/10.5001/omj.2011.38

Healthy People. (2020). Oral Health. Retrieved From. https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/oral-health

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