New Study Shows How the Brain Prevents Distractions

By Sharon Moore on August 04, 2015

U.S. researchers recently conducted a study with a large number of adults in order to determine how the brain adapts to conditions of distraction during goal-oriented activities. For the study, they recruited 101 adults and collected functional magnetic resonance imaging data as the participants performed a colour-word Stroop test. Applying graph theory, t [Read More…]

7 Brain Damaging Habits Most of Us are Guilty Of

By Rebecca Lewis on August 04, 2015

There’s a reason why our brain is on the top most part of our body. Basically, it is one of the most important and it plays plenty of major roles. So, just as you take good care of your heart, nervous system, and all of your body parts, you also want to take good care of your brain. But how do you ensure that your brain is in its best state? Apart fr [Read More…]

Physical Activity in Teenage Years Linked to Lower Risk of Disease in Adulthood

By Lisa Franchi on August 03, 2015

New research found that women who exercised when they were teens had lower chances of dying from cancer and other health diseases in the middle or older age. The study involved 75,000 Chinese women ages 40 to 70 who were interviewed about their physical activities between the age of 13 and 19. Participants were asked whether they exercised or not, and how o [Read More…]

How to Deal with Stress Like Mentally Strong People Do

By Sharon Moore on August 03, 2015

We all have that friend who never seem to get tired. That person who has ample of energy day and night, takes a couple of extra workload and completes them on time, and still has time for rest and leisure. But don’t think that some people never get stressed. No one is immune to it. Stress is, sadly, a natural part of life. We encounter stress at home [Read More…]

Having a Large Meal at Night Disrupts Sleep, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on July 31, 2015

With all that’s going on, skipping meals during the day and pushing back dinnertime to later in the evening has become more of a trend among many of us. But eating too much in the evening may have a negative impact on the quality of our sleep, new research revealed. The new study, carried out by scientists from Brazil’s Universidade Federal de S [Read More…]

Powerful Strategies for a More Energised Mind & Body

By Sharon Moore on July 31, 2015

Imagine how life can be so much better if you always have the energy and drive to face each day. Energy is something we all want to have every single day. Without it, we feel gloomy, unproductive, irritable, and unable to manage our thoughts and emotions well. Below are powerful strategies to live a more energised life. Incorporating them in your daily lif [Read More…]

What Your Food Habits Say about Your Personality

By Amy Taylor on July 30, 2015

We all love food. Most of us have all sorts of food images on their Facebook walls and Instagram. From our morning colourful cereal to our ‘low-calorie’ vegetable salad dinner, we just can’t get enough of food. We live in a society that is obsessed with food. Most of us even travel the world in search for some peculiar cuisines to satisfy o [Read More…]

Researchers Highlight Health Risks of Skipping Breakfast among Diabetics

By Lisa Franchi on July 30, 2015

Many people still don’t realise the importance of not skipping meals, especially during breakfast. Some think that by skipping breakfast, they can save plenty of calories and therefore lose weight. But a growing body of research suggests otherwise. In fact, skipping meals is one of the things blamed for the rising obesity and cardiovascular problems wo [Read More…]

5 Important Things Your Therapist Want You to Know

By Sharon Moore on July 29, 2015

Many people undergo therapy for different reasons. Some seek therapy to address stress issues, frustrations, anger, addiction, trauma, phobia, relationship and behavioural problems, and many others. Therapists are trained mental health professionals who are equipped with the skills and expertise to address varying mental health concerns that often affect our [Read More…]

Top Signs That You’ve Grown and Matured

By Rebecca Lewis on July 29, 2015

Maturity doesn’t always come with age. Some people mature in their early 20s while others do on their late 30s. Maturity takes place when a person becomes in a position to realise what is happening around him/her, understanding the reason and purpose of every situation, and handling it in a positive and effective manner. Do you think you’ve alre [Read More…]

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