Top 10 Reasons You Feel Low & Tired (And Smart Quick Fixes)

By Lisa Franchi on August 28, 2014

Do you find yourself constantly feeling low, sluggish and oh-well – dead tired? Do you frequently find yourself in bad mood even when you’re not dealing with any difficult issue at all? It’s not just the daily challenges and situations you face that can affect your mood and energy levels. It can also be your daily habits. The following are [Read More…]

Key Compound in Turmeric Provides Protective Benefits against Colon Cancer

By Sharon Moore on August 28, 2014

Researchers from the University of Arizona’s Steele Children’s Research Centre discovered that curcumin – the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric – blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metasta [Read More…]

Specialised Psychotherapy May Help Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Suggests

By Lisa Franchi on August 27, 2014

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a serious autoimmune disease characterised by severe pain that cause disability and joint disfigurement, and may interfere with a person’s quality of life. While medications are available to minimise the pain, some patients choose not to undergo treatments at all due to the high cost and undesirable side effects. Good thin [Read More…]

8 Effortless Lifestyle Tweaks that Can Largely Benefit Your Health

By Sharon Moore on August 27, 2014

They say dream big, start small. If you dream of having a leaner, fitter and healthier body, you need not jump into a lifestyle overhaul right then and there. Sometimes, what works best when it comes to achieving sustainable long-term lifestyle change is making small tweaks in our daily habits and choices. Here are tiny tweaks you can make today to become a [Read More…]

What to Do When You Don’t Really Like Yourself

By Rebecca Lewis on August 27, 2014

Research has shown time and again that it’s difficult to be happy when you don’t like yourself. Some people are unlucky to have been born to abusive parents who prevented them from developing a healthy self-esteem, while others grew up hating themselves because of their physical disability or physical appearance. Others on the other hand, dislike [Read More…]

Yoga Boosts Brainpower in Older Adults, Study Finds

By Amy Taylor on August 26, 2014

Proofs about the health-boosting benefits of yoga are piling up. In a new study, sedentary older adults who practised hatha yoga three times a week experienced a boost in working memory. This research is one of the first studies to investigate the effects of yoga movement on the cognitive processes. Researchers from the University of Illinois examined 108 a [Read More…]

Building Your Inner Strength

By Rebecca Lewis on August 26, 2014

Regardless of our identity, age and our status in life – we are all bound to face challenges. Some people may have tougher obstacles than the others, but no one is exempted from experiencing them. Defining Inner Strength Our inner strength determines how good we are when it comes to facing challenges. Also called ’inner will’, it is th [Read More…]

10 Incredibly Healthy Greens that Can Benefit Your Body

By Lisa Franchi on August 26, 2014

Yes, your mum was right. Green, leafy vegetables are good for you. These super foods are packed with essential vitamins and minerals that boost your health and give you protection against a host of chronic illnesses, from the dreaded heart disease and cancer to diabetes, organ failure, and so on. When it comes to greens, there are some vegetables that deser [Read More…]

5 Great Reasons to Start Running Today

By Lisa Franchi on August 22, 2014

You probably have a few reasons why not to join a marathon, but there are absolutely many reasons to try it! Here are some of them: First of all, it can make you live LONGER. There’s growing evidence that running can add more years to your life. In a 15-year study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers found that [Read More…]

What You May Not Know about Depression (That You Ought to Know)

By Amy Taylor on August 22, 2014

DEPRESSION. We’ve been hearing this word lately, especially when the news about Robin William’s sudden death broke. A lot of us don’t really understand what depression is, although it is one of the most common conditions in the world. The key to dealing with depression or dealing with others who are suffering from it is education. Depress [Read More…]

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