Are We Wired to Become Depressed? New Research Identifies More than a Dozen of Human Genes Linked to Depression

By Sharon Moore on August 16, 2016

Breakthrough research from Massachusetts General Hospital found that there are more than a dozen of genes hiding in the body that fuel depression. The study drew in part data from 121,000 customers of 23andMe who indicated they’d been diagnosed with depression or treated for it, plus more than 338,000 other customers. The results were combined with dat [Read More…]

5 Great Reasons to Boost Fibre in Your Diet

By Lisa Franchi on August 16, 2016

Fibre lies in the foundation of good health. Most of us link high fibre intake to just weight loss but actually, this plant-based nutrient provides so much more benefits to your body. Fibre is mainly found in fruits and vegetables, legumes and whole grains. Increasing your consumption of these foods can result to the following health perks!  Fibre help [Read More…]

Key Principles Happy People Live By

By Amy Taylor on August 15, 2016

It is everyone’s dream to be happy. We wake up, prepare for another day, work, go home, and pursue our goals and passion in life because at the end of the day, we just want to be happy. But happiness, for many people, doesn’t come easy. Many people are successful in their chosen paths but are still unhappy. So if it isn’t success, money or [Read More…]

Eating Nuts Frequently May Lower Inflammation in the Body, New Study Suggests

By Rebecca Lewis on August 15, 2016

A new study found an association between frequent consumption of nuts and lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation. Such findings, provide additional insight as to why nuts are good for our health.  A team of researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from the Nurses’ Health Study, which inc [Read More…]

7 Eating Habits that Make You Physically & Mentally Fit

By Sharon Moore on August 12, 2016

Staying healthy is a big challenge these days, especially for busy professionals who rarely have the time to prepare healthy food from scratch. Here are eating habits that you may want to start practising today. Not only will doing these make you physically stronger, it will make you mentally fitter too! Go green. Opt for vegetable salad over sandwich [Read More…]

One Hour of Exercise Daily Can Counter Health Risks of Prolonged Sitting, Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on August 11, 2016

Too much sitting is the new smoking. Plenty of studies have shown that sitting for more than eight hours a day can cause so much harm to one’s health and increase the risk of chronic illnesses as well as early death. Until recently, it was unknown whether exercising everyday can counter these health effects.  In an analysis published in The Lance [Read More…]

6 Steps to Make Your Day a ‘One Fine Day’

By Amy Taylor on August 10, 2016

Too often, we consider doing some self-help techniques only during difficult times - when we are stressed at work, dealing with relationship problems, taking a new risk, facing a major transition, and so on. But many psychiatrists believe that aside from the major roadblocks, we should also look into being more compassionate to ourselves on the everyday. Aft [Read More…]

Lack of Exercise: World’s Second Biggest Killer among Middle-Aged Men

By Rebecca Lewis on August 05, 2016

Being unfit is the second biggest factor that affect mortality in middle-aged men, according to new research.  The study found that those with the least aerobic capacity, which is measured by oxygen consumption, were more likely to die young. Researchers from University of Gothenburg say the findings highlight the need to increase physical activity and [Read More…]

New Research Says Comparing Ourselves to Others is Normal

By Sharon Moore on August 04, 2016

Competing with a person who is more skilled than you are can leave you feeling a bit low. Meanwhile, working together with that person can boost your self-esteem - new research reveals.  The study, published in the journal Neuron, found that people automatically compare their own performance with that of others. The findings show that when an individua [Read More…]

6 Keys to a Stronger Back

By Lisa Franchi on August 04, 2016

Back pain again? You are not alone. About 8 in 10 people experience back pain at some point in their life. It often goes away in time, ranging from a few days to a week. But sometimes, back pain can last for several weeks, even months (wherein it is considered a chronic pain issue already).   Whether you are looking to strengthen your back or lessen [Read More…]

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