Childhood Trauma May Increase Risk of Heart Disease for a Lifetime, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on October 01, 2015

People who have experienced trauma during childhood are more likely to develop heart problems, stroke and diabetes, according to new research. The new study involved 6,700 people from age 7 through age 42. Researchers assessed the participants’ levels of psychological stress at six different times. At 7, 11 and 16 years of age, teachers rated particip [Read More…]

Your Brain on Mindfulness

By Sharon Moore on October 01, 2015

Mindful or ‘mind full’? Mindfulness as a psychological tool that has been widely linked to an array of health benefits, including better mental health, stress reduction and stronger immunity. It refers to the process of paying attention in a judgemental way to have a better experience of the present moment. Vast studies have shown that incorporat [Read More…]

Meat May Not Be that Bad for Your Health, Research Finds

By Lisa Franchi on September 30, 2015

Eating meat may not be so bad for you, according to new research. But only for as long as you include plenty of vegetables in your diet too. For the study, the researchers looked at how different diets affected the types of bacteria present in people’s gut, as well as the levels of certain compounds that those bacteria produce. Their findings show th [Read More…]

5 Things that Are Holding You Back from Losing Weight

By Amy Taylor on September 30, 2015

You’ve tried it not just once but several times already. You’ve been through that stage - working out till you drop and starving yourself to death. But like your previous attempts, you don’t seem to get the result you want. What could be holding you back from losing weight and becoming fitter? Below are some of the top reasons why most peo [Read More…]

3 Great Tools that Help You Overcome Anxiety

By Rebecca Lewis on September 29, 2015

Do you always find yourself feeling anxious every now and then and couldn’t figure out how to deal with it? Anxiety is something we all experience from time to time. But sometimes, it becomes unbearable that it already affects our quality of life. Anxiety involves both physical and mental symptoms that further stress us out. But don’t worry. Yo [Read More…]

Taking Short Walks Reverse Vascular Dysfunction Caused by Prolonged Sitting, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on September 29, 2015

Sitting is the new smoking. More and more studies point out the hazards of prolonged sitting, including poor vascular health. And it has become a rising concern, since most people work in an office environment where they spent long hours sitting in front of the computer. But here’s the good news: US researchers found that by simply taking a 10-minute [Read More…]

Drinking Beer is Good for the Ladies Too, But Only if they Stop at Two Pints per Week

By Rebecca Lewis on September 28, 2015

Having a pint or two of your favourite beer can be beneficial for your health too, according to new research. The study, carried out by the University of Gothenburg, found that women who drink one or two pints of beer each week are at lower risk of suffering a heart attack. The risk of heart attack was 30 per cent lower among moderate beer drinkers than hea [Read More…]

This is What Happens When You Accept Your Flaws

By Lisa Franchi on September 28, 2015

Hard fact: No matter how good you are at what you do, there’s someone out there in the world who does it better than you. Humans as we are, we all have weaknesses as much as we have talents and skills. But sometimes, it is hard to accept those ‘flaws’. Excessive pride, fear, and poor self-esteem are barriers than can get in the way tow [Read More…]

Filling Foods that Won’t Make You Fat

By Lisa Franchi on September 24, 2015

Trying to lose weight? One of the difficult parts of losing weight is getting hungry. If you’re used to having large meals, cutting down on your food intake can really be a challenge. But you need not worry. There are satisfying foods that will not make you feel guilty. What’s more, they offer great health benefits too. Oats Yep. Having a cup o [Read More…]

Feeling Anxious? Practising Optimism May be the Key

By Amy Taylor on September 24, 2015

New research, published in the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience journal, links anxiety, optimism, and a brain structure called orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). The findings suggest that adults who have larger OFCs tend to be more optimistic and less anxious. Anxiety disorder is a long term mental health condition that affects roughly one in 25 people [Read More…]

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