Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle’

4 steps to thinking healthy revealed

Monday, March 17th, 2014

crop1_240X240_17MAR14Intuitive healer Inna Segal in her book ‘The Secret of Life Wellness: The Essential Guide to Life’s Big Questions’ has highlighted four steps that can help you in your aim to think healthy.

Segal said that many people have a complicated relationship with their looks, shaped by past hurt, fear, guilt, anger or frustration, but that could be repaired in four steps, which all work to confront negative emotions and change the way one thinks, News.com.au reported.

First step is that one should focus on improving their confidence, standing up for themselves, setting better boundaries and question their motivation.

Step two is releasing the emotion, for example when one has identified the feeling, they should try to physically release it. One technique is to do exercise like running, boxing or dancing.

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Enjoy the festival of colours without worrying about your skin!

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

holi_01_240x240_mar13As you get ready to enjoy the festival of colours, make sure your skin is ready for all the fun and frolic. Colours are an important part of Holi, however when they come in contact with your skin, it can be extremely harmful. A little bit of care can go a long way to make you ready for this riot of colors.

Dr. Sangeeta Amladi- Head Medical Services, Kaya Skin Clinic shares some easy steps to keep your skin and hair healthy during and post holi.

For your Skin:
The hazardous chemicals can cause severe skin allergy or irritation, to prevent this we suggest:

Before Holi:

  • Wear clothes that covers maximum parts of your body
  • Apply waterproof sunscreen or coconut oil on all exposed body parts
  • Trim your nail properly. Apply a thick coat of nail polish and put petroleum jelly under the nail edges

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‘Techneck’ wrinkles caused by using smartphones

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

foo_02_240x240_mar10The use of smartphones and other gadgets could be giving you wrinkles around the neck, as constantly looking down at handheld devices and computers develops a line around the neck and chin.

According to CACI international, a U.K. nonsurgical facelift systems manufacturer and supplier, there is an emergence of the new wrinkle ‘Techneck’ amongst tech-obsessive people, Slate Magazine reported.

The CACI, who have noticed a surge in enquiries on combating lines around the neck area, are offering to combat ‘Teckneck’ with a treatment called the Microlift.

Dean Nathanson, managing director of CACI international said that they have identified a correlation between the rise of technology in recent years and the growth of the ‘ Techneck’ and they can help people reduce wrinkles with their treatment.

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Consumption of energy drinks linked to depression in teens

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Soft-Drinks_240x240_mar10A new study has found that consumption of energy drinks among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use.

Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction in the amount of the caffeine in each can.

The paper by researchers at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University, found that high school students prone to depression as well as those who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol are more likely to consume energy drinks than their peers.

“While it remains unclear why these associations exist, the trend is a concern because of the high rate of consumption among teenagers,” Sunday Azagba, a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo and lead author on the paper, said.

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Tips to improve your heart health

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

image_1_240x240mar04Even though heart disease remains the leading cause of death, the good news is that it can be prevented.

Judith Mackall, MD, Cardiologist at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, offers three tips for men and women to help improve their heart health and reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

She advises thirty minutes of moderate exercise every day, which can have a big impact on heart health.

If 30 minutes is too much time to dedicate all at once, no problem! Breaking up exercise into ten minute increments, three times a day, has just as great an effect. In fact, within ten weeks, results have shown that an individual’s cholesterol numbers will improve, blood pressure will come down, and weight will decrease.

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Why people choose healthy foods when happy

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

image_1_240x240feb27Emotional eating is something we’re all familiar with. Happy or sad, up or down, there’s a plethora of media in the world that tells us our moods often dictate the foods we choose to eat.

A study by University of Delaware associate professor Meryl Gardner finds that there’s more to stress eating than simply emotion and in fact, thinking about the future may help people make better food choices.

Gardner tried to find out why when someone is in a bad mood will they choose to eat junk food and why when someone is in a good mood will they make healthier food choices?

“In an evolutionary sense, it makes sense that when we feel uncomfortable or are in a bad mood, we know something is wrong and focus on what is close to us physically and what is close in time, in the here and now,” said Gardner.

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Eating fried, grilled meat linked to Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

image_1_240x240feb26A new study has revealed that eating a meat-rich diet, which has been fried, barbecued or grilled, can trigger Alzheimer’s disease and accelerate ageing.

Scientists have discovered that harmful ‘Ages’ compounds in the “Western diet” cause a build-up of a dangerous protein that forms toxic deposits which ravage the brain, the Daily Express reported.

Researchers found that the high levels of these compounds suppress a protective enzyme concerned in conditions related to brain, metabolic disease, ageing and diabetes.

The study has also found that fatty and sugary foods, like cheese, eggs, white bread, pasta and sugary pastries, cakes and biscuits could also play a part in Alzheimer’s by boosting Ages levels.

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Now dental cavities are infectious too!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Triglycerides-why-they-matter_240x240_25feb14A new study has revealed that tooth decay is not only the most common chronic childhood disease, but is infectious too.

According to the study by researchers at University of Louisville School of Dentistry, mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons.

According to Liliana Rozo, tooth decay can have a detrimental effect on a child’s quality of life, performance in school and success in life.

The disease can cause pain, inability to chew food well, embarrassment about discolored or damaged teeth, and distraction from play and learning.

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How red wine is good for your heart

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

image_1_240x240feb20A new study has revealed red wine and dark chocolate not only taste great, but also have heart-healthy components.

Red wine contains resveratrol, which has been found to lower blood sugar and LDL or “bad” cholesterol. It also is a source of catechins, which can help improve HDL or “good” cholesterol and polyphenols, which may prevent the formation of toxic plaque that leads to Alzheimer’s disease.

Dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70 percent or higher is rich in flavonoids, which help prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries. It also boosts the immune system and contains cancer-fighting enzymes.

According to Loyola University Health System preventive heart specialist Sara Sirna , other items that top the list of heart-healthy foods include nuts, fish, flaxseeds, oatmeal, black or kidney beans, walnuts and almonds and berries.

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Eating citrus foods may reduce stroke risk

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

saf02_240x240_feb17A new study has revealed that eating citrus foods that contain vitamin C may reduce your risk of the most common type of hemorrhagic stroke.

Vitamin C is found in fruits and vegetables such as oranges, papaya, peppers, broccoli and strawberries.

The study involved 65 people who had experienced an intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke, or a blood vessel rupture inside the brain. They were compared to 65 healthy people.

Participants were tested for the levels of vitamin C in their blood. Forty-one percent of cases had normal levels of vitamin C, 45 percent showed depleted levels of vitamin C and 14 percent were considered deficient of the vitamin.

“Our results show that vitamin C deficiency should be considered a risk factor for this severe type of stroke , as were high blood pressure, drinking alcohol and being overweight in our study,” study author Stephane Vannier , MD, with Pontchaillou University Hospital in Rennes, France, said.

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