Physical Activity, Not Diet, is Key to Obesity and Cardiovascular Pandemics

By Lisa Franchi on May 20, 2016

Overwhelming scientific findings suggest that regular physical activity bears the closest resemblance to a "magic bullet" to combat the worldwide epidemic of obesity and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study.  The paper, published in the journal Cardiology, puts more emphasis on exercise than diet, as the key to resolving the risin [Read More…]

How to Take Care of Yourself When you’re Busy

By Amy Taylor on May 19, 2016

We all have been through busy days. There are times when work keep piling up and no matter how hard we try, we can’t just find time to de-stress and find our balance once again. But don’t worry. There are several things you can do to still practice self-care during a busy period. Here they are:  Simplify everything.  Why bother washin [Read More…]

Five Core Values Happy People Uphold

By Rebecca Lewis on May 18, 2016

We all have that one happy gal in our social circle who seem to never have any problem at all. The person who always greets people with a smile and cheers up everyone’s mood with their positivity and kind words. We all envy them most of the time, especially when we are feeling lonely, tired, stressed out, and sad.  Well, the truth is that no pers [Read More…]

Stretching and Meditation Lowers Dementia Risk Better than Brain Training Games

By Lisa Franchi on May 17, 2016

Playing brain games are usually recommended if you’re into enhancing your memory. But did you know that there is other ways that are actually better? According to new research, these techniques are stretching and meditation.  While both memory exercises and yoga and meditation improved verbal memory, meditation and stretching improved visual-spat [Read More…]

Things You Shouldn’t Forget If You Want to Remain Happy

By Amy Taylor on May 16, 2016

They say there is no single route to happiness. It’s the journey that matters anyway. Staying happy is more challenging than being happy. While it is true that we are bound to experience happiness and sadness from time to time, people who are truly happy experience a bigger dose of positive emotions than others.  If you want to experience more ha [Read More…]

Scientists Identify a Small Brain Structure Responsible for Making Decisions

By Rebecca Lewis on May 13, 2016

What makes you decide which food to eat for breakfast, what clothes to wear, or whether to go to work or not? Every day, we make many decisions - some of which tend to be complicated. And did you know that these decisions that we make are done by a very small structure in the brain?  Scientists from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis [Read More…]

Five Simple Tips to Avoid Gaining Back Weight

By Sharon Moore on May 12, 2016

Weight loss, for many, is a continuous battle. After reaching their target weight, some tend to relax and slow down a bit and go back to their old eating habits. This leads to many dieters going back to their previous weight.  If you can relate to this scenario, then this article is worth reading. Below are some very simple tips that can make a dramati [Read More…]

CBT May Be a Better Approach for Treating Insomnia, Sleep Specialists Say

By Sharon Moore on May 12, 2016

Have insomnia? Instead of popping pills, you may consider undergoing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). According to experts, it should be the first choice to treat chronic insomnia. What’s more, it doesn’t carry the side effects of medications.  The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine journal, is recommending doctors to s [Read More…]

Three Simple Things You Can Do to Age-Proof Your Mental Health

By Lisa Franchi on May 11, 2016

Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean your memory should go old as well. We can’t stop our body from ageing. But we can definitely do something to stay young - mentally. Below are simple yet wonderful ways to age-proof your memory:  De-stress.  Our 30s could be the most stressful years of our lives. There are little kid [Read More…]

Wine, Coffee and Tea May Promote Healthy Gut Flora

By Amy Taylor on May 11, 2016

Drinking wine, coffee and tea may not just be good for your heart as past studies have shown. These drinks can also be good for your gut! That’s the latest findings of the researchers from University of Groningen in Netherlands.  They found that drinking wine, coffee and tea may boost the level of good bacteria in the gut. According to the resear [Read More…]

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