Great Alternatives to Whey Protein

By Sharon Moore on May 18, 2015

Looking to bulk up your muscles like the MMA fighters you idolise? Bodybuilding is often a tough job. And it isn’t enough that you go to the gym on a regular basis and lift heavy weights. You must also pay close attention to your diet. Whey protein can be life-saving for bodybuilders, as it is an essential nutrient that is needed by your muscles to gr [Read More…]

‘Thrifty’ Metabolism Sabotages Weight Loss

By Amy Taylor on May 15, 2015

You’ve been working out every day, choosing food wisely, and reducing your calorie intake. But still, the figures in your weighing scale haven’t moved even a bit. What could be wrong? According to a new study, the belief that poor metabolism makes weight loss harder is true. The small laboratory study included 12 obese men and women who underwen [Read More…]

Top 8 Reasons Why Wine Is Good For You

By Lisa Franchi on May 15, 2015

It’s Friday – the last day for just another workweek. You are so excited to go home (or if you work from home, to finally take a break from your computer). You can’t wait to throw yourself into the couch, pop open the cork, and watch the sparkling wine fall its way into your glass. But you’re quite not sure if you’re doing somet [Read More…]

A Handful of Walnuts Everyday Slows Growth of Bowel Cancer, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on May 14, 2015

A research team, led by Dr Christos Mantzoro of Harvard Medical School, found that a diet high in walnuts had may help reduce the risk of bowel cancer by slowing the growth of tumours. Also called colorectal cancer, bowel cancer is the third most common type of cancer worldwide and is the second leading cause of death in Western Countries, after lung cance [Read More…]

How Emotionally Healthy People Deal with Anger

By Rebecca Lewis on May 14, 2015

We have grown in a society wherein anger has always been viewed as unacceptable and uncivilised. We are told to do away from being angry because it does us no good. And in an effort to conform to our society, we try to keep ourselves from being angry. But then again, anger is a very powerful emotion that is too hard to control at times, especially if most of [Read More…]

5 ‘Bad’ Behaviours that Are Actually Good for Your Mental Health

By Amy Taylor on May 13, 2015

We all try to be good and nice to other people. Being polite and kind is something others, especially our parents and family, want us to be. So in an effort to just always be ‘nice’, most of us try to conceal negative emotions that fuel not-so good behaviours. Unfortunately, what they don’t realise is that these are also necessary in promot [Read More…]

Study Sheds New Light on the Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Sharon Moore on May 13, 2015

Researchers from Griffith University’s National Centre for Neuroimmunology and Emerging Diseases (NCNED) have uncovered significant factors, particularly genetic changes, which contribute to the pathology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). "These findings have been achieved through a team effort involving researchers, patients, funding bodies, c [Read More…]

8 Facts that Define What Self-Esteem Really Is

By Rebecca Lewis on May 12, 2015

Self-esteem. It is something we’ve always wanted our children to have, and some of us wished they had. But building self-esteem has always been a huge challenge, a constant battle. While believing in yourself is the hallmark of self-esteem, it isn’t just what it’s all about. Scientists are still learning about self-esteem, as much as we are [Read More…]

Morning Tricks to Jumpstart Your Metabolism (& Lose More Weight)

By Sharon Moore on May 12, 2015

We all know that weight loss begins with a healthy metabolism. When your body is able to metabolise the energy it gets from food, your body can utilise it more efficiently and burn fats at a faster rate. So most people who are trying to lose weight are also finding ways to rev their metabolism. And when could be a perfect time to get your metabolism pumping [Read More…]

Obesity & Depression Linked to Daytime Sleepiness

By Amy Taylor on May 11, 2015

Wondering why you still feel sleepy during the day even though you are getting enough sleep at night? According to a new study, other than insomnia, depression and obesity are common underlying causes for daytime sleepiness (EDS). Such findings may help experts develop a more personalised treatment plan for those experiencing regular daytime drowsiness. ED [Read More…]

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