Endurance Training Impacts Muscle Epigenetics, Study Finds

By Lisa Franchi on December 16, 2014

New research found strong links between these altered epigenetic patterns and the activity in genes controlling improved metabolism and inflammation. The results may have future implications for prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. The study by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests that long-term endurance training in a stable [Read More…]

Getting Mental Boost without a Caffeine Jolt

By Rebecca Lewis on December 16, 2014

If you’re like most people, you probably depend a lot on coffee or some energy drinks to perk you up when midday drowsiness comes. We all experience that afternoon slump and it really can interfere with our work and cause anxiety and frustration. But too much caffeine may not be good for your health, especially if the caffeinated beverages you sip cont [Read More…]

5 Gifts to Give Yourself this Christmas

By Sharon Moore on December 15, 2014

The holiday season is all about giving thanks and sharing our blessings to others. Christmas and Boxing Day are two of the merriest times of the year because we get the chance to gather with our families and friends, enjoy good food together, and make another life-treasuring memories. It is also a great opportunity to show them how thankful we are that they [Read More…]

Poor Sleep Linked to Brain Changes that Lead to Dementia

By Amy Taylor on December 15, 2014

People who have sleep apnoea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain associated with dementia, according to new research. Researchers from VA Pacific Islands Health Care System and the Pacific Health Research and Education Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, found that people who don’t have as much oxygen in their b [Read More…]

Secrets of Happy Families

By Lisa Franchi on December 15, 2014

For the past years, there’s mounting evidence that British children have greater levels of unhappiness compared than those from other developed countries. Teaching our children how to be happy is one of the best things we can do for them. By making their childhood revolve around happiness, they can become healthier and more compassionate individuals [Read More…]

Things to Be Thankful of this 2014

By Rebecca Lewis on December 12, 2014

Time flies so fast. It’s hard to believe that we’re now on the last three weeks of 2014! You probably are excited about Christmas, the Boxing Day, and the New Year’s celebration. Who wouldn’t? These are the merriest, happiest times of the year. But apart from preparing for the holidays, there is another important thing you should be [Read More…]

Alcohol Use May Fuel Insomnia, Research Says

By Sharon Moore on December 12, 2014

Scientists from University of Missouri School of Medicine drinking alcohol to fall asleep may ultimately be counterproductive as the drug interferes with how the body regulates sleep. According to them, over time, the impairment in normal sleep function can result in insomnia. Many people believe that a bottle or two of alcohol is a great way to fall asleep [Read More…]

Dealing with Anxiety during Highly Stressful Situations

By Amy Taylor on December 12, 2014

We all have been through tough moments, like having to talk to strangers, facing a job interview, explaining to our boss, or going through sleepless nights to meet a deadline. Maybe you get anxious about going to social gatherings, speaking in front of others, or asking questions. Whatever it is that triggers your anxiety, there is an effective way to deal w [Read More…]

Saffron packs a punch for mental illness

By Lisa Franchi on December 11, 2014

A review of double-blind clinical trials suggests that saffron can be safer alternative to pharmaceutical antidepressants in some instances by producing less severe side effects than medications. The review, carried out by scientists at Murdoch University, covered six studies involving 230 clinically depressed participants which found saffron was as effecti [Read More…]

How Junk Food Worsens Your Depression

By Sharon Moore on December 11, 2014

You have probably heard about it many times. But is it really true that sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods worsen mental illness? A follow-up question would be – does science back this up? Fortunately, yes. Junk food & Mental Health Mental health and diet are related. Whilst it is important that we give importance to our emotional health [Read More…]

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