Self-Compassion Boosts Body Image More than Self-Esteem, New Study Suggests

By Rebecca Lewis on October 01, 2014

There’s no doubt that self-esteem is critical for a positive body image. But according to a new study, practising self-compassion may be more effective, especially when it comes to dealing with daily stress including personal disappointments and setbacks that lead to poor body image. Researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered that women wh [Read More…]

7 Ways intermittent Fasting Benefits Your Health

By Lisa Franchi on October 01, 2014

Fasting has become increasingly popular over the years, especially among the health and fitness enthusiasts. More and more studies indicate that eating less may be the key towards a healthier and longer life. Fasting is actually good for your metabolism. They say skipping meals is bad for metabolism. But intermittent fasting, when done right, can actu [Read More…]

Top 3 Reasons Why You Must Quit Fizzy Drinks Today

By Amy Taylor on October 01, 2014

Are you one of the millions of people who can’t last a day without a cup or two of fizzy drink? These sugary, carbonated beverages have been a favourite of most of us, from kids and teens, to adults and even the elderly. They’re like cigarettes. We know they’re bad for us, but then we can’t just give them up. But maybe, the following [Read More…]

Scientists Show How Physical Exercise Protects Brain from Stress-Induced Depression

By Amy Taylor on September 30, 2014

It has long been taught that exercise has a protective benefit against stress-induced depression. However, the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have figured out how exactly exercise does it. "In neurobiological terms, we actually still don’t know what [Read More…]

How to Slow Down and Enjoy Your Life More

By Lisa Franchi on September 30, 2014

While we all seem to enjoy working like a dog, it is our innermost wish to live a simpler life at some point or another. However, in this fast-paced world, slowing down appears impossible to do. Most of us even choose to multi-task in an effort to juggle with their hectic lifestyles. Even so, we still have the power to make our life more enjoyable. Whether [Read More…]

7 Useful Tips to Combat Procrastination

By Sharon Moore on September 30, 2014

Whether we deny it or not – we all procrastinate from time to time. It’s basically part of our being humans. While most of the time, procrastination is viewed as a negative behaviour which leads to nothing but anxiety, disappointment, and shame, research has shown that it actually has a positive purpose. A 2005 study of active procrastinators fou [Read More…]

Top 5 Reasons You Must Value Sleep More

By Rebecca Lewis on September 29, 2014

Sleep is an activity that is crucial for our health and well-being. Research after research shows that sleep plays a major role in many aspects of our health, and that getting the right amount of it can significantly reduce our risk of developing a variety of health problems, ranging from less serious ones like fatigue and lack of energy to more serious cond [Read More…]

How CBT and REBT Can Help You Deal with Depression

“We teach people that they upset themselves. We can’t change the past, so we change how people are thinking, feeling and behaving today.” Albert Ellis (psychologist and developer of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy - REBT) Feeling Sad You know it’s ok to be sad sometimes. However, when that sadness is constant or doesn&rsquo [Read More…]

Turmeric May Boost Brain’s Capacity to Self-Heal, New Research Finds

By Amy Taylor on September 29, 2014

Turmeric, which has been linked to many health benefits, has recently been found to help boost the brain’s ability to heal itself. And according to researchers, this finding may pave the way for future drugs for strokes and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in Julich, Germany, studied the effect [Read More…]

Amazing Ways Cayenne Benefits Your Health

By Lisa Franchi on September 29, 2014

Cayenne does more than spice up our food. It can also spice up our health and protect us from different illnesses. Below are the top reasons why cayenne can be actually good for your health: It offers protection against diabetes. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. This condition greatly a [Read More…]

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