Trying to Lose Weight? Best Carbs to Add in Your Diet

By Lisa Franchi on October 21, 2015

Cutting on carbs and fats, and adding more protein in your diet is one of the most popular weight loss tips. But you don’t really have to knock off carbs totally from your diet. In fact, it can actually help you reach your health goals.  Below are some of the best carbs that help you lose weight and provide your body with some more amazing health [Read More…]

It’s Not Eight: Scientists Say We Only Need Six Hours of Sleep

By Amy Taylor on October 20, 2015

Only slept for six hours last night? No need to catch up for it today. While the standard recommendation is eight hours of sleep, new research found that 6 is actually enough. The study, carried out by scientists from University of California, Los Angeles, involved examining sleep habits of three groups of hunter-gatherers. Participants wore specialised wat [Read More…]

Want to Protect Yourself from Cancer? Lose Weight, Says Expert

By Rebecca Lewis on October 20, 2015

For every five-point increase in a person’s body mass index (BMI), there is a 62 per cent added risk of cancer in the uterus, and 25 per cent for kidney cancer – new research revealed. The study, published in the Lancet journal, analysed data involving more than five million people to establish link between obesity and cancer. Other cancers link [Read More…]

8 Amazing Health Benefits of Tuna

By Sharon Moore on October 20, 2015

Fish is a great addition to anyone’s diet and experts recommend that we have at least two servings of it each week. Fish and seafood are excellent sources of vitamins and minerals, as well as healthy omega-3 fatty acids that benefit our body in so many ways. Today, let’s talk about one of the most popular and loved fish across the world: tuna. &n [Read More…]

New Study: Sitting Too Long isn’t that Bad: So Long as You Exercise Regularly

By Lisa Franchi on October 18, 2015

Too much sitting has gotten a bad rap lately. Many studies have linked to a higher risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other chronic conditions. Now, a new study found that it may not be too bad at all, as long as we have a daily dose of exercise. The latest study, carried out by researchers from University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, looked [Read More…]

Expert Explains How ‘Diet Drinks’ Can Actually Make You Fat

By Amy Taylor on October 18, 2015

Discouraging the public to binge drink on ‘diet’ beverages by taxing them can help prevent 180,000 Britons each year from becoming obese, according to experts. They say diet drinks increase cravings for sweet, unhealthy food and may trigger type 2 diabetes. Professor MacGregor of Barts and the London and St Georges Hospitals in London, said a su [Read More…]

Top 8 Reasons to Love Celery (Other than Weight Loss)

By Amy Taylor on October 15, 2015

When it comes to health foods, celery is one of the least talked about vegetables. But did you know that it is actually one of the healthiest? We often hear about apple, broccoli, lemon, kale and spinach as the best foods for weight loss and disease reduction. But we should not forget about celery too. After reading this article, you are sure to love this su [Read More…]

Ground-breaking Study Could Pave Way to HIV Cure

By Rebecca Lewis on October 14, 2015

Researchers from Oxford University found that the way a patient’s immune system responds to HIV infection could offer clues as to whether they will go on to achieve remission after drug treatment. The breakthrough sheds light to the existence of ’post-treatment control’ - the phenomenon wherein the virus remains undetectable in some patient [Read More…]

Snacking Tips for a Healthier and Fitter You

By Lisa Franchi on October 13, 2015

What’s your favourite snack? Snacking has been part of our culture. Whether it’s that sinful ice cream, fries or cookies, or the healthy ones like fruit and granola bar - we all crave for a good and really filling snack. But when done the wrong way, snacking can actually sabotage our efforts to lose weight and be healthier. So we got some great s [Read More…]

From Fear to Anger : Ways Negative Emotions Affect Your Behaviour

By Sharon Moore on October 11, 2015

Emotions - good or bad - play a big role in your mental health. Whether it’s anger, fear, joy or gladness, each of the emotions we experience have a purpose. However, when not handled well, they could backfire and put our mental health in danger. Your emotions impact how you think and behave. So understanding your emotions is very much important. F [Read More…]

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