Scientists Explain Why Miracle Diets Don’t Really Work

By Rebecca Lewis on July 27, 2016

While fad diets can promise tremendous weight loss in just several weeks, experts say three-quarters of that are just body fluids - which can easily be regained. They add that the maximum fats an individual can burn is two pounds per month.  For the study, researchers tracked a group of cyclists to see how their fat levels changed during and after exer [Read More…]

Common Meditation Problems and How You Can Deal with Them

By Amy Taylor on July 25, 2016

Meditation is considered one of the best workouts for the mind and body. Its benefits have been widely studied. From boosting our immune system to helping us regulate our emotions properly - meditation has so much to offer.  But for it to be effective, you got to practise it right. Meditation isn’t quite as simple as it seems. Concentrating and g [Read More…]

Physical and Mental Workouts Provide Distinct Benefits to Our Brain, According to Experts

By Sharon Moore on July 25, 2016

Exercising both your mind and body provides significant benefits to your brain. For instance, cognitive training improves executive function while aerobic exercises boost memory - reports a new study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  The study, carried out by researchers from the BrainHealth Centre of the University of Texas in Dallas, USA [Read More…]

5 Interesting Facts about Aromatherapy

By Lisa Franchi on July 21, 2016

If you’re like most natural health enthusiasts, you’ve probably tried aromatherapy many times already. This therapy has gotten buzz for recent years because of the claimed health benefits, ranging from lower stress to better sleep, less pain and better mood.  But what is aromatherapy really? And what makes it a must-try? Here are some inter [Read More…]

Global Study Suggests Stroke is Highly Preventable

By Rebecca Lewis on July 20, 2016

Stroke remains to be a leading cause of mortality worldwide, especially in low-income and middle-income countries. But did you know that 9 out of 10 risk factors for stroke are preventable? That’s according to the latest research published in The Lancet journal. Stroke takes place when the supply of blood to the brain is cut off. As this happens, th [Read More…]

5 Signs of Hormonal Imbalance You Should Watch Out For

By Amy Taylor on July 20, 2016

We don’t get to hear much about hormones than we do about the heart, the brain and the kidneys. But hormones play so many crucial roles to our body, from spearheading growth to regulating metabolism, sexual development and keeping diseases at bay. Hormones are chemicals which are released by different glands in our body and each of them serve a purpose [Read More…]

Even Small Amounts of Exercise Can Make a Big Difference, Researchers Say

By Sharon Moore on July 19, 2016

Good news for those who can’t spend hours in the gym: just five minutes of vigorous exercise daily - such as riding a bike or walking briskly is needed to reap its health benefits, according to new research.  We all know that exercising is good for our health. But how much exactly do we need to experience its amazing benefits? In the latest study [Read More…]

Great Reasons to Have Plants inside Your Home

By Lisa Franchi on July 19, 2016

There’s a good reason why homes with gardens have higher value. They just don’t augment the beauty of our space, they also boost our health in plenty of ways. And don’t worry if you don’t have an outdoor space. By taking your plants indoors, you can benefit from the following health wonders: Lower Stress Level Working from home? Exp [Read More…]

More Water Please! New Research Shows How Water affects our Brain, Tummy & Appetite

By Rebecca Lewis on July 19, 2016

Drink more water. This is probably one of the most common diet tips you’d hear everywhere. But how does hydration do its job of reducing hunger? For the first time, researchers look at what happens to the brain, the stomach, and people’s feelings of satiety when drinking water. They found that a simple change like drinking more water can alter me [Read More…]

How to Make Your Life Less Complicated (and Happier Too)

By Amy Taylor on July 18, 2016

People have become busier these days than they were decades ago. Credits to the industrialisation and the fast-moving technological advances. Apart from work, there are many other things that occupy our time these days, such as the social media.  But all these make our life somehow complicated too and too often, puts a huge toll on our relationships. W [Read More…]

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