The Diet that Slows Aging by 7.5 Years

By Sharon Moore on August 05, 2015

Eating a group of specific foods, known as the MIND diet, may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, regardless of their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. The research shows that older adults who [Read More…]

6 ‘Fatty’ Foods We Should Add to Our Diet

By Amy Taylor on August 05, 2015

Eating fats makes you fat. Fats make you sick. And fats are unhealthy. These are just a few of the many misconceptions that most people believe in. The most logical reason behind the false notion is that fatty foods are high in calories. It’s true. But not all fatty foods have the same quality of calories. If there are bad fats, there are also good fa [Read More…]

New Study Shows How the Brain Prevents Distractions

By Sharon Moore on August 04, 2015

U.S. researchers recently conducted a study with a large number of adults in order to determine how the brain adapts to conditions of distraction during goal-oriented activities. For the study, they recruited 101 adults and collected functional magnetic resonance imaging data as the participants performed a colour-word Stroop test. Applying graph theory, t [Read More…]

7 Brain Damaging Habits Most of Us are Guilty Of

By Rebecca Lewis on August 04, 2015

There’s a reason why our brain is on the top most part of our body. Basically, it is one of the most important and it plays plenty of major roles. So, just as you take good care of your heart, nervous system, and all of your body parts, you also want to take good care of your brain. But how do you ensure that your brain is in its best state? Apart fr [Read More…]

Physical Activity in Teenage Years Linked to Lower Risk of Disease in Adulthood

By Lisa Franchi on August 03, 2015

New research found that women who exercised when they were teens had lower chances of dying from cancer and other health diseases in the middle or older age. The study involved 75,000 Chinese women ages 40 to 70 who were interviewed about their physical activities between the age of 13 and 19. Participants were asked whether they exercised or not, and how o [Read More…]

How to Deal with Stress Like Mentally Strong People Do

By Sharon Moore on August 03, 2015

We all have that friend who never seem to get tired. That person who has ample of energy day and night, takes a couple of extra workload and completes them on time, and still has time for rest and leisure. But don’t think that some people never get stressed. No one is immune to it. Stress is, sadly, a natural part of life. We encounter stress at home [Read More…]

Having a Large Meal at Night Disrupts Sleep, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on July 31, 2015

With all that’s going on, skipping meals during the day and pushing back dinnertime to later in the evening has become more of a trend among many of us. But eating too much in the evening may have a negative impact on the quality of our sleep, new research revealed. The new study, carried out by scientists from Brazil’s Universidade Federal de S [Read More…]

Powerful Strategies for a More Energised Mind & Body

By Sharon Moore on July 31, 2015

Imagine how life can be so much better if you always have the energy and drive to face each day. Energy is something we all want to have every single day. Without it, we feel gloomy, unproductive, irritable, and unable to manage our thoughts and emotions well. Below are powerful strategies to live a more energised life. Incorporating them in your daily lif [Read More…]

What Your Food Habits Say about Your Personality

By Amy Taylor on July 30, 2015

We all love food. Most of us have all sorts of food images on their Facebook walls and Instagram. From our morning colourful cereal to our ‘low-calorie’ vegetable salad dinner, we just can’t get enough of food. We live in a society that is obsessed with food. Most of us even travel the world in search for some peculiar cuisines to satisfy o [Read More…]

Researchers Highlight Health Risks of Skipping Breakfast among Diabetics

By Lisa Franchi on July 30, 2015

Many people still don’t realise the importance of not skipping meals, especially during breakfast. Some think that by skipping breakfast, they can save plenty of calories and therefore lose weight. But a growing body of research suggests otherwise. In fact, skipping meals is one of the things blamed for the rising obesity and cardiovascular problems wo [Read More…]

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