Reasons to Start Your Yoga Practice Today

By Sharon Moore on June 28, 2016

On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. While it was not until recently that yoga has gained so much popularity across people of all ages, this practice has been existing even during the ancient times. Yoga is a great mind-body exercise that is relatively low in impact so it can be prac [Read More…]

Researchers Study the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Chronic Pain with Hopes to Develop Better Treatments

By Lisa Franchi on June 28, 2016

Pain is a very common condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Most pain issues are not diagnosed so majority of sufferers simply rely on the use of medications, particularly nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). And to make the situation worse, cases of prescription opioid overdoses have significantly increased for the past years, accordin [Read More…]

6 Ways Eating Grapes Can Change Your Health

By Rebecca Lewis on June 28, 2016

We’ve talked about different superfoods for the past years. We’ve learned how fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices can dramatically impact our health and lower our chances of getting a disease. Some of the superfoods we featured are turmeric, kiwi, broccoli and ginger. But there’s another very common, sweet and incredibly delicious superfoo [Read More…]

Working Overtime Poses Great Risk to Women’s Health, Researchers Say

By Amy Taylor on June 27, 2016

Do you belong to the millions of people in the world who report being ‘overworked’? If yes, this is the time to think about prioritising your health. According to the latest findings by the researchers from Ohio State University, women who work more than 60 hours per week are three times more likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes and [Read More…]

Fitness Myths Every Gym Goer Should Stop Believing

By Sharon Moore on June 27, 2016

Going to the gym is perhaps one of the best decisions you can make for your health. It gives you an extra push to not skip your workout routine. Plus, you get to work out with people who share the same health goals with you.  But some people don’t find success in going to the gym. After a week or two, many would just quit. And this is because the [Read More…]

3 Habits that Are as Bad as Smoking

By Lisa Franchi on June 23, 2016

Not a smoker? Good to know. But just because you don’t smoke doesn’t mean that you are as fit and as healthy as you think you are. Research has shown that many of us have daily habits that can harm our health as much as smoking does. If you are guilty of any of these habits, you better start thinking about making a change.  Eating too much [Read More…]

Want to Know a Trick to Boost Your Learning? Exercise Four Hours Later, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on June 23, 2016

New research published in the Current Biology journal found that people who exercise four hours after learning has better memory retention than those who stayed sedentary.  The study involved 72 participants who learned 90 picture-location associations over a period of approximately 40 minutes before randomly being assigned to one of three groups. Grou [Read More…]

Unhappy? Guide Questions to Find Out Why

By Amy Taylor on June 22, 2016

You’ve got a nice career. A big house. Enough savings for travel and leisure. You got kids. You have a loving and faithful spouse. But you are still unhappy. And you can’t figure out why.  Below are some questions you may want to ask yourself in times when you feel like happiness is out of your reach.  Am I managing my emotions well?& [Read More…]

Study Reveals How Antibiotic Exposure Impacts Babies’ Health

By Sharon Moore on June 22, 2016

A comprehensive study on the effects of mode of childbirth (such as normal and caesarean section) and antibiotic exposure suggest that the changes in the infant’s microbiome may increase the risk of developing conditions like type 1 diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease.  According to Ramnik Xavier, MD, PhD, chief of the MGH Gastrointestinal Un [Read More…]

Self-Doubt? Here’s What You Should Remind Yourself About

By Lisa Franchi on June 21, 2016

Self-doubt? We all experience it. There are challenges that we go through in life which really make us doubt ourselves. Here are some things you need to remind yourself about whenever you feel like doubting yourself:  There is less self-doubt when there is more self-love.  The biggest enemy of self-doubt is self-love. Being kind, gentle and lovin [Read More…]

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