Filling Foods that Won’t Make You Fat

By Lisa Franchi on September 24, 2015

Trying to lose weight? One of the difficult parts of losing weight is getting hungry. If you’re used to having large meals, cutting down on your food intake can really be a challenge. But you need not worry. There are satisfying foods that will not make you feel guilty. What’s more, they offer great health benefits too. Oats Yep. Having a cup o [Read More…]

Feeling Anxious? Practising Optimism May be the Key

By Amy Taylor on September 24, 2015

New research, published in the Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience journal, links anxiety, optimism, and a brain structure called orbitofrontal cortex (OFC). The findings suggest that adults who have larger OFCs tend to be more optimistic and less anxious. Anxiety disorder is a long term mental health condition that affects roughly one in 25 people [Read More…]

Could Beet Juice Save Your Heart? New Study Suggests It Could

By Lisa Franchi on September 23, 2015

Beet makes a perfect adition for salads and a wonderful smoothie drink. It can also be juiced and enjoyed that way. Not only does it taste good, but beet contains high concentration of nitrates that help boost the strength of muscles in your heart. This is the latest finding by a group of researchers in Washington University. The found robust changes in mu [Read More…]

Using Positive Psychology to Obtain Long-term Happiness

By Amy Taylor on September 23, 2015

Positive psychology is a relatively new field of psychology that focuses on examining how people can be happier and more fulfilled. After all, at the end of the day, it’s the only thing we all want, regardless of who we are and what we do. But no, you don’t need to take a course on positive psychology to be able to apply it on your life. Positi [Read More…]

Genes Alter their Behaviour to Suit the Seasons, New Research Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on September 22, 2015

Why do arthritis pains get worse during winter and skin rashes during summer? Why do we catch colds and flu as the weather changes? New research suggests we should blame it on our genes. The study, carried out by experts from Cambridge University, found that the immune system genes alter their behaviour to adapt to certain seasons, as a way to defend the bo [Read More…]

Great Reasons to Incorporate Planks in Your Workouts

By Sharon Moore on September 22, 2015

It’s true - you don’t always need expensive fitness equipment to get fit. Body weight exercises - or those that only require using your own body weight to burn calories and strengthen muscles are gaining so much popularity as they are not only practical, but highly effective. And speaking of body weight exercises, planks are among the best to try [Read More…]

Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Brain Tumour

By Lisa Franchi on September 21, 2015

Being obese may increase an individual’s chance of developing a brain tumour called a meningioma by 50 per cent - new research revealed. The study looked at the two most common types of brain tumours, meningioma and gliomas, which together account for about 70 per cent of cases among the 120 known types of brain tumours. Meningiomas arise from the [Read More…]

10 Things You Can Do to Get the Best out of Life

By Amy Taylor on September 21, 2015

Have you ever wished that you were happier, healthier, and fitter? Despite the frantic world we live, it is way possible to regain full control of your life, make healthy and better choices, and be happier. And for you to get to these, we’ve got some great tips for you. Make walking a daily habit. A daily walk is a simple habit that can dramatically [Read More…]

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Low Levels of Depression

By Sharon Moore on September 18, 2015

A new study, which involved more than 15,000 people, found that a diet loaded with fruit, vegetables, beans and nuts and olive oil, and has less processed meat, could prevent the onset of depression. The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest that people who eat more of foods high in omega-4 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals were less li [Read More…]

Using Essential Oils to Fight Anxiety

By Lisa Franchi on September 18, 2015

We live in a very busy world. And like most people, you probably find yourself overwhelmed with so many things. And sometimes, we no longer have the drive to resist the challenges that life throws at us. Fortunately, there are several anxiety and stress-busting strategies that we can try. And no, they aren’t difficult to do. Sometimes, fighting anxiety [Read More…]

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