How to Combat Chronic Worrying

By Amy Taylor on April 01, 2014

Are you a worry wart? Do you constantly find yourself ruminating about negative possibilities and all those “what ifs”? Do you fret about everything, from your health to how you are perceived by other people?  Whilst worry itself is not bad, it spurs us to actions and thought patterns that create a long-term impact on our health and happines [Read More…]

8 Uplifting Therapies that help with Depression

By Lisa Franchi on April 01, 2014

Depression is such a debilitating mental illness that can last for months, years and even a lifetime. The good news is that there are therapies that can help raise your mood, dispel the blues and improve your overall quality of life. Along with psychotherapy and counselling, there are other therapies that can make dealing with depression easier. Here are [Read More…]

7-a-Day of Fruits & Vegetables Linked to Lower Death Rates from Any Cause

By Rebecca Lewis on April 01, 2014

Eating at least seven daily portions of fruit and vegetables may lower a person’s chance of dying from any cause, according to new research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. And vegetables may pack more of a protective punch than fruit, the data suggest. A diet rich in fruit and vegetables has been linked to go [Read More…]

Mind over Matter: How to Overcome Pain through Meditation

By Sharon Moore on March 31, 2014

A lot has appeared in media about the role of meditation in combating many types of illnesses, from physical to emotional pain. But often, when the media gets hold of the topic, they overestimate or underestimate what meditation really is and what it can do for us. So today, we will discuss, in detail, the science of meditation. We will also focus on how thi [Read More…]

Top 6 Consequences of Hating Your Job

By Amy Taylor on March 31, 2014

Do you hate your job? If we consider what many studies suggest, you probably do (they claim a significant percentage of workers, between 20% and 40%, are miserable at work). Well, there are many reasons to hate our job. They could include low salaries, unfriendly colleagues, irate clients/customers, abusive bosses, boredom, etc. The list goes on. In some [Read More…]

Diet Drink Consumption Linked to Heart Disease in Older Women

By Lisa Franchi on March 31, 2014

Postmenopausal women who consume two or more diet drinks per day are 30 per cent more likely to suffer a cardiovascular event and 50 per cent more likely to die from a related disease. That’s according to a new study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The research involved 59,614 participants, whi [Read More…]

Talking to Kids is an Effective Way to Keep them from Danger, Study Finds

By Sharon Moore on March 28, 2014

One of the most difficult challenges every parent faces each day is how to keep their kids from danger and injury. Most parents try to caution their children by simply saying “Don’t do that!”, “Stop!”, “Be careful”, etc. Some let their kids try stuff so they would learn how to be careful. But could these techniques r [Read More…]

Constipated? Try These Superfoods

By Amy Taylor on March 28, 2014

Constipation occurs when bowel movements become difficult or less frequent. Whilst it is not usually serious, it can be a concern. Constipation is often caused by a disorder of bowel function rather than a structural problem. It is associated with inadequate water intake, disruption of regular diet or routine (like when we travel), high consumption of dairy [Read More…]

Increase Your Body Image with these 8 Simple Steps

By Lisa Franchi on March 28, 2014

Do you hate many things about your body? Are you not happy with the way you look? Do you ever wish you were somebody else? Do you wish you could be more beautiful like your favourite TV star? When you look at your image in the mirror, do you feel disappointed? If your answer to all these questions is “Yes”, chances are, you have poor body imag [Read More…]

6 Things Productive People Do Differently

By Rebecca Lewis on March 27, 2014

Years of research show that people are much busier nowadays than they were decades ago. And for many of us, multitasking is a way to keep up with the flow and make sure that everything is done accordingly. But then, health experts have figured out something wrong with multitasking. They found that instead of making us productive, it makes us less efficient a [Read More…]

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