Six Awesome Ways Gardening Benefits Your Health

By Rebecca Lewis on April 19, 2017

Gardening is good for your health, right? It is what books say. But in what ways? Let’s check it out: It has the power the lessen depressive feelings. Ever felt so sad and couldn’t find out why? Try gardening. There’s something really magical about it. Getting your hands into the soil and dirt and watching how a tiny seed grow into a beaut [Read More…]

Too Anxious? Try This Hack Experts Recommend

By Sharon Moore on April 18, 2017

Finding a way to control your anxiety? Here’s one trick that might greatly help you: write down your thoughts. Keeping a ‘stress journal’ can be an effective tool as part of an overall treatment plan for those who struggle with anxiety, according to new research. The study, presented during the Anxiety and Depression Association of America [Read More…]

Healthy Eating Hacks for the Underbudget

By Amy Taylor on April 18, 2017

Have you ever wanted to stock your pantry with only the good stuff -  maybe only the organic ones - but can’t afford it? You are not alone. Many people actually want to eat healthy but don’t have enough budget. The good news is it is actually possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank. Here are some great healthy eating ideas while st [Read More…]

Stress During Pregnancy Linked to Child’s Fast Ageing

By Lisa Franchi on April 13, 2017

Mums who were stressed while pregnant have babies who have shorter telomeres, according to new research. Telomeres are the caps on chromosomes that protect DNA from wear-and-tear. Shorter telomeres are linked to shorter lifespan and increased risk of diseases. The research, carried out by Germany’s University of Heidelberg, looked at 319 newborns and [Read More…]

Super Agers Have Slower Rate of Mental Decline, Study Finds

By Rebecca Lewis on April 12, 2017

Brain shrinkage has long been associated with age. The older a person gets; the more likely cognitive decline happens. But it isn’t always the case, especially for the ‘super agers’ or those in their 80s and 90s whose sharp memories defy their years. In their study, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine [Read More…]

Seven Signs that Your Blood Sugar Level is Too High

By Sharon Moore on April 11, 2017

Don’t get it wrong. Sugar or glucose is needed by your body. It’s the fuel that gives energy to your cells and tissues. But when something goes wrong, such as when your cells stop absorbing sugar, the resulting high blood sugar levels cause damage nerves, blood vessels, and organs. People who have diabetes have insulin resistance. And without pro [Read More…]

New Study Shows Major Test for Early Dementia Detection

By Amy Taylor on April 11, 2017

Early detection remains to be a major challenge for experts and researchers studying dementia. But new research by Harvard University suggests the protein thought to cause Alzheimer’s, accumulates in the brain a decade or more before symptoms occur. The findings give hope to researchers struggling to move beyond a rash of high-profile Alzheimer’ [Read More…]

Older People Need as Much Sleep as their Younger Peers, but their Brains Won’t Let Them

By Lisa Franchi on April 10, 2017

It’s not because they don’t need much of it. But older people do not get more sleep than younger people because their brain is less sensitive to it – a sign of brain deterioration. A new study review by American researchers suggests that older people seem to have adjusted to a life without proper rest. That means they have the same drive t [Read More…]

Morning Habits for Faster Weight Loss

By Rebecca Lewis on April 10, 2017

Morning marks the start of a new day and could also mark a new start, especially if you are trying to establish healthy habits. Like most people, you probably also aim to have a leaner and fitter body or maintain it if you already have such. And when it comes to weight management, your morning habits have really such a great impact. Check out these morning h [Read More…]

Plants to Put in Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

By Sharon Moore on April 08, 2017

For most people, the bedroom is their sanctuary. It’s a sacred place. It’s where we allow ourselves to just be us. It’s also the place where our mind and body recuperates and get ready again for another day. There’s no wonder why many people invest heavily in sprucing up their bedroom, from buying highly expensive beds to linens, pi [Read More…]

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