New Study Shows How Meditation Can Keep Us Young

By Amy Taylor on February 13, 2015

As people increase in age, so is their risk of developing mental health problems and neurodegenerative diseases. Fortunately, new research has figured out how an ancient mind-body healing technique can minimise such risk. Researchers from University of California, Los Angeles found that meditation appeared to help preserve the brain’s gray matter, the [Read More…]

10 Things that are Worth Pursuing (Despite the Difficulties)

By Lisa Franchi on February 13, 2015

We all have different dreams and aspirations in life. These things are what keeps us motivated to keep moving forward, even though we know it’s going to be difficult. Maybe you dream of putting up your own restaurant, traveling the world, buying a beautiful house, becoming a superstar or a popular athlete, taking a master’s degree in Harvard, etc [Read More…]

Ways to Boost Your Heart Health this Season of Love

By Sharon Moore on February 13, 2015

February is the season of love. And just as you want to take care of your heart rhetorically, you also want to take care of it literally! Heart disease has always been among the leading causes of mortality not just in Britain and US, but almost anywhere in the world. Our heart plays a major function in our body. It is just right that we take good care of it [Read More…]

Tips to Strengthen Your Relationship this Valentine’s Day

By Amy Taylor on February 12, 2015

To have a healthy relationship, it involves hard work from both sides. When only one person is making an effort, the relationship is compromised. Love is replaced with hate and resentment, and the bond which took years to build end up broken. Whilst love and respect are at the core of any relationship, there are many other things we should give importance t [Read More…]

Taking Naps Are Good for You, Study Says

By Lisa Franchi on February 12, 2015

New research discovers a short nap can provide stress relief and bolster the immune system. Scientists have discovered that people who sleep too little are more likely to develop chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression. Sleep deficits are even detrimental to the economy as individuals are less productive and more prone [Read More…]

Rich Sources of Good Cholesterol

By Rebecca Lewis on February 12, 2015

Cholesterol, like fats, has gotten a bad rap for years. When people hear about “cholesterol”, they often freak out. And that’s because too much cholesterol is widely linked to heart disease – one of the leading causes of death worldwide. But how true are these claims? Unfortunately, not all cholesterol are bad for you. There’s [Read More…]

How to Make Your Day Less Stressful

By Amy Taylor on February 11, 2015

In this oh-so busy world, we need a constant reminder to slow down, breathe and just let ourselves be. However, many of us feel guilty about relaxing when they shouldn’t, at all. Relaxation is essential to our physical and mental health. With all the stresses we go through on a daily basis, we all deserve to have some downtime every day. So you don&rs [Read More…]

Gut Bacteria May Affect Appetite, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on February 11, 2015

Researchers have found possible link between specific bacteria present in the human gut flora and the eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating. The new study suggests that correcting the imbalances in the gut flora and normalising satiety signals could potentially help restore a healthy food intake. For the study, scientists altered [Read More…]

The Surprisingly Good Things about Fats

By Sharon Moore on February 11, 2015

Fat – it is something that dieters hate. Most of us picture fats like a monster that sabotages all our efforts to lose weight and get healthy. Fats are what we blame for the rising incidence of heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, and many other illnesses. But despite the negative views about fats, scientific investigations reveal that they are a [Read More…]

Amazing Ways to Boost Your Mental Strength

By Lisa Franchi on February 10, 2015

Just as we train our body hard to stay fit and healthy, we should also train our mind to improve our ability to regulate our emotions, behave appropriately regardless of the circumstances we’re in, and develop a more positive perspective. You may feel like you are mentally strong in times of happiness and wins. But you will never know how mentally st [Read More…]

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