Therapeutic Activities You Can Do at Home

By Sharon Moore on January 23, 2015

Feeling stressed? You need not always go out and find refuge in movie theatres, restaurants, shopping centres, and other recreational places to reduce your stress levels. Sometimes, the best place to de-stress is right where you are – at home. Relax. You deserve it. And it takes less time and effort than you think. Here are some easy, fun and really t [Read More…]

Foods to Eat for Weight Loss

By Amy Taylor on January 23, 2015

At the start of each year, many people set plenty of health goals, and one of them is weight loss. With the prevalence of processed foods these days, it has become a challenge for many of us to keep track of their calorie count and consume less than they would burn. Fortunately, there are plenty of foods that are widely available in supermarkets and grocer [Read More…]

Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even if You Exercise

By Lisa Franchi on January 23, 2015

Exercising regularly doesn’t spare you from the serious health risks associated with sitting too much, suggests a new study. In the study review by Canadian researchers, it was found that prolonged daily sitting was linked to significantly higher odds of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dying. And even if study participants exercised regularly, the [Read More…]

The Good Thing about Feeling Bad

By Rebecca Lewis on January 22, 2015

All of us only want to experience nothing but positive emotions. And many are willing to do whatever it takes to find happiness. Even researchers all over the world are into a comprehensive scrutiny to find out what could make us more optimistic, happier, and so on. On the other side, no one wants to feel bad. We hate the word ‘loneliness’, &lsqu [Read More…]

People with Strong Social Support are Healthier, Study Suggests

By Amy Taylor on January 22, 2015

If you have plenty of good friends who genuinely care for you, call yourself ‘lucky’. Not only does these people make you happy, they can make you healthier too. According to a new study, individuals with a strong support network are more likely to become healthier. Researchers from Concordia University in the US followed a group of interna [Read More…]

Common Habits that Seriously Damage Your Kidneys

By Sharon Moore on January 22, 2015

Our kidneys have a very crucial role in our health. They are involved in plenty of biological functions, such as production of hormone, elimination of toxins, absorption of minerals, and so on. Being among the most important organs in your body, your kidneys deserve your attention and love too. Kidney problems can carry on without being noticed. And they ca [Read More…]

Pet Lovers Score High in Neuroticism and Conscientiousness, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on January 21, 2015

According to new research, shows the most affectionate pet owners also rate the highest in traits of neuroticism and conscientiousness, which suggest that qualities that make for overbearing parents might actually work for pets, who tend to require lifelong parenting. While there are existing studies which examined human affection to their pets, this is the [Read More…]

6 Healthy Habits that Boost Your Heart Health

By Lisa Franchi on January 21, 2015

Whether you’re a man or a woman, and even if you already have risk factors like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you can still dramatically lower your chances of developing heart disease if you will adopt the following healthy lifestyle habits. Don’t smoke and lower your alcohol intake. If you are a smoker, it’s time to quit. Smoki [Read More…]

How to Maximise Your Downtime

By Amy Taylor on January 21, 2015

For many of us, having a downtime feels like a piece of luxury. In our very busy lifestyle, even an hour or two of downtime daily is very rare. Most of the time, it is something we experience only during the weekend. And when we finally made it, we feel great relief – savouring each moment and allowing our mind and body to relax, calm down, and just en [Read More…]

Need a Healthy Push? Get Your Partner Involved

By Amy Taylor on January 20, 2015

Establishing healthy habits is easier if your partner is involved. Whether its quitting smoking, losing weight or eating healthy – sharing your health goals with your partner has far more positive results that doing it alone, according to a new study. The research involved 3,700 married or cohabiting couples aged 50 and older. Investigators from Unive [Read More…]

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