This Meditation Technique Can Boost Brain Power, Scientists Say

By Amy Taylor on August 21, 2014

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have demonstrated for the first time that practising different types of Buddhist meditation – particularly the Vajrayana and Theravada styles of meditation can lead to enhancements in cognitive performance. Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of [Read More…]

Addicted to Stress? Here’s What to Do

By Lisa Franchi on August 21, 2014

We all have our fair share of stress. It is a biological process that evolved to protect us from potential danger. Back in the days, our ancestors were very much vulnerable to danger such as being eaten alive by beasts and wild animals. So in response, their body releases high levels of stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, to give them extra energy [Read More…]

5 Reasons Why Potatoes are Really a Superfood

By Sharon Moore on August 21, 2014

Potato is a popular comfort food that’s delicious in any way it is prepared, whether mashed, baked or roasted, but unfortunately, has long been getting a bad rap. It’s really unfair for this filling, non-fattening crop that is relatively low in calories to be labelled as ‘unhealthy’. It’s true that potatoes are often smothered i [Read More…]

Postpartum Difficulties Not Limited to Depression, Research Finds

By Amy Taylor on August 20, 2014

Women in their perinatal period are not only vulnerable to depression, but to several other lesser-known mental health risks too. These include the added pressure of becoming a “super” mom or dad, according to new research. “Anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, and bipolar disorder are all shaped by circumstances that surrou [Read More…]

Let Happiness Come In and Sadness Out with These Simple Steps

By Lisa Franchi on August 20, 2014

Everyone is endowed with the ability to be happy and stay happy. However, negative experiences can hinder us from tapping into our own sense of happiness, making us more likely to fall into constant sadness. If you are having difficulties tapping into your happiness, try the following suggestions. Connect to your inner self. Sometimes, we feel unhappy bec [Read More…]

5 Smart Ways to Insert Fitness in Your Daily Routines (at Home or at Work)

By Rebecca Lewis on August 20, 2014

Most of us have really the desire to get in shape and feel healthier. We make plans of starting out a fitness program, signing up at the gym, or attending a yoga class. Unfortunately, they remain as they are – plans. And it’s not that we lack motivation (well sometimes we really do!), but often our daily routines get in the way. The unending list [Read More…]

Reaping the Benefits of Gratitude

By Amy Taylor on August 19, 2014

You know that being grateful can make you happier and healthier. Vast research has shown that the simple act of ‘giving thanks’ can have a significant impact on our mental health and well-being. But are you able to practise gratitude at a deeper level? Here are the steps to follow: Recognising that Something Good Just Happened Sometimes, we fai [Read More…]

Dealing With Fibromyalgia the Natural Way

By Lisa Franchi on August 19, 2014

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that is characterised by pain and stiffness in the muscles. Millions of people worldwide suffer from this very debilitating condition, and whilst it does not damage any organs, the persistent severe pain greatly affects their quality of life. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is muscle pain throughout the body, but it is also [Read More…]

Broccoli Eaters are Happier

By Sharon Moore on August 19, 2014

What if happiness is something you get on your plate? In an intriguing finding, researchers in New Zealand have found a link between eating a lot of fruits and vegetables and experiencing the aforementioned pleasures, which collectively fall under the heading of eudaemonic well-being. The study involved 405 participants, all university students, who kept a [Read More…]

New Study Establishes Link between Depression and Parkinson

By Rebecca Lewis on August 18, 2014

Depression and anxiety problems are more common among people who diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, compared to the general population – new research found. US researchers say depression increases in frequency in Parkinson’s patients and is often left untreated. In the study, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Scho [Read More…]

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