5 Great Reasons to Start Running Today

By Lisa Franchi on August 22, 2014

You probably have a few reasons why not to join a marathon, but there are absolutely many reasons to try it! Here are some of them: First of all, it can make you live LONGER. There’s growing evidence that running can add more years to your life. In a 15-year study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that [Read More…]

What You May Not Know about Depression (That You Ought to Know)

By Amy Taylor on August 22, 2014

DEPRESSION. We’ve been hearing this word lately, especially when the news about Robin William’s sudden death broke. A lot of us don’t really understand what depression is, although it is one of the most common conditions in the world. The key to dealing with depression or dealing with others who are suffering from it is education. Depress [Read More…]

New Study Shows Why Older Adults are Prone to Sleep Problems

By Rebecca Lewis on August 22, 2014

Ask 10 older adults if they experience sleep problems and it’s most likely that majority of them will tell you they do. As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, this common and troubling symptom of ageing tends to be es [Read More…]

This Meditation Technique Can Boost Brain Power, Scientists Say

By Amy Taylor on August 21, 2014

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated for the first time that practising different types of Buddhist meditation – particularly the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance. Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of [Read More…]

Addicted to Stress? Here’s What to Do

By Lisa Franchi on August 21, 2014

We all have our fair share of stress. It is a biological process that evolved to protect us from potential danger. Back in the days, our ancestors were very much vulnerable to danger such as being eaten alive by beasts and wild animals. So in response, their body releases high levels of stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, to give them extra energy [Read More…]

5 Reasons Why Potatoes are Really a Superfood

By Sharon Moore on August 21, 2014

Potato is a popular comfort food that’s delicious in any way it is prepared, whether mashed, baked or roasted, but unfortunately, has long been getting a bad rap. It’s really unfair for this filling, non-fattening crop that is relatively low in calories to be labelled as ‘unhealthy’. It’s true that potatoes are often smothered i [Read More…]

Postpartum Difficulties Not Limited to Depression, Research Finds

By Amy Taylor on August 20, 2014

Women in their perinatal period are not only vulnerable to depression, but to several other lesser-known mental health risks too. These include the added pressure of becoming a “super” mom or dad, according to new research. “Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and bipolar disorder are all shaped by circumstances that surrou [Read More…]

Let Happiness Come In and Sadness Out with These Simple Steps

By Lisa Franchi on August 20, 2014

Everyone is endowed with the ability to be happy and stay happy. However, negative experiences can hinder us from tapping into our own sense of happiness, making us more likely to fall into constant sadness. If you are having difficulties tapping into your happiness, try the following suggestions. Connect to your inner self. Sometimes, we feel unhappy bec [Read More…]

5 Smart Ways to Insert Fitness in Your Daily Routines (at Home or at Work)

By Rebecca Lewis on August 20, 2014

Most of us have really the desire to get in shape and feel healthier. We make plans of starting out a fitness program, signing up at the gym, or attending a yoga class. Unfortunately, they remain as they are – plans. And it’s not that we lack motivation (well sometimes we really do!), but often our daily routines get in the way. The unending list [Read More…]

Reaping the Benefits of Gratitude

By Amy Taylor on August 19, 2014

You know that being grateful can make you happier and healthier. Vast research has shown that the simple act of ‘giving thanks’ can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being. But are you able to practise gratitude at a deeper level? Here are the steps to follow: Recognising that Something Good Just Happened Sometimes, we fai [Read More…]

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