Yoga as Good as Physical Therapy for Treating Lower Back Pain

By Lisa Franchi on June 23, 2017

Lower back pain affects around 60-80 per cent of the British population at some point and according to the NHS, it is the leading cause of disability. Often, the condition just subsides even without treatment. But sometimes, it lasts for longer, ranging from weeks to months and even years. In a new study by the Boston Medical Centre, which involved 320 peo [Read More…]

Quick, Effective Remedies for Leg Cramps

By Sharon Moore on June 21, 2017

We’ve all experienced leg cramps at some point in our life. It is very common and can affect people of all ages. There are many reasons for leg cramps. Yet fortunately, there are many ways in which you can get a relief. When you have leg cramps, you could find yourself experiencing such a high level of discomfort. And if you get them in the middle of [Read More…]

How Much You Sleep Predicts Your Happiness, Study Suggests

By Amy Taylor on June 20, 2017

Want to be happier? Here’s some good news for you: You need not go somewhere else to find happiness. You just have to get 7 hours and six minutes of sleep each night, according to experts. It has long been held that our quality of sleep greatly impacts of well-being. And now, new research shows just how much it does.  The study, which involved 2, [Read More…]

Seven Skincare Tips for the Changing Weather

By Rebecca Lewis on June 19, 2017

We all want to have a healthy, beautiful skin. But many factors, environment mostly, can prevent us from achieving just that. But don’t worry, you need not spend too much on expensive creams. Here are some natural ways to nourish your skin inside out: Drink water. Lots and lots of it. This simple beauty regimen can go a long way towards making your s [Read More…]

Here’s Why Owning a Dog is Beneficial for Older Adults

By Lisa Franchi on June 16, 2017

Dog owners over the age of 65 walk 22 minutes more than they would if they own a dog, according to new research. The research, carried out by experts from The University of Lincoln and Glasgow Caledonian University found that owning a dog indicates a large, potentially health improving average effect of 22 minutes additional time spent walking.  Physic [Read More…]

One-Third of Global Population are Obese, Major Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on June 15, 2017

Nearly a third of the world’s population is now overweight or obese, according to the latest research. Experts said obesity has become a ’rising pandemic’ and a ’disturbing global public health crisis’, which is leading to booming rates of diabetes and heart disease.  The major study, which looked at data from 195 countrie [Read More…]

New Research Investigates How Yoga Promotes Happiness

By Amy Taylor on June 14, 2017

You know that yoga is good for you. It stretches your muscles, corrects your posture, and boosts your blood flow. More than that, yoga makes you happy too. Yes. That’s because of the practice’s psychological benefits. Yoga for mental health Yoga is an ancient technique that involves held poses, regulated breathing and meditation techniques. Nu [Read More…]

Sustainable Habits that Make You Fitter and Better

By Rebecca Lewis on June 13, 2017

Eat well and get active. These are the magic habits we should all be adopting right now. But just like what they say – it’s easier said than done. Because if it is, then obesity, diabetes and heart disease will not be at their highest rates right now.  Fortunately, there’s an easier path to health and wellness. Here are habits that yo [Read More…]

New Research Says Aspirin May Not Be Helpful in Preventing Atherosclerosis

By Lisa Franchi on June 12, 2017

Many people rely on aspirins to maintain normal functioning of their cardiovascular system. But according to the latest research, aspirin may provide little or no benefit for certain patients who have plaque build-up in their arteries. For the study, researchers at the University of Florida Health tracked 33,000 patients with atherosclerosis – a condi [Read More…]

Five Easy Ways to Beat Sugar Addiction

By Sharon Moore on June 09, 2017

Sugar is everywhere. From condiments and sauces to processed meat, canned goods, cereals and breakfast meals, and many others. But the thing is that you don’t always realise that it’s there. Sugar has always been part of food history. From very young kids to the elderly, very few of us hate the taste of sugar. Unfortunately, our ever-growing lov [Read More…]

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