Well-being

Physical exercise alone is really not enough to boost brain health

Two newly released studies show that the beneficial effects of exercise such as cycling, walking, dancing and even gardening helps in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 
23 Jul 2016
The beneficial effects of physical and mental exercise on brain health are already well established. A new American study has helped further pinpoint the impact of these two forms of exercise on the brains of ageing adults. Aerobic...
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Newly developed wheel converts any bike into electric vehicle

Go electric: Next year, you may be able to transform an ordinary bicycle into an electrical one by using an electric bicycle wheel made by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup GeoOrbital. — AFP Relaxnews
 
23 Jul 2016
Right off the bat, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel.   But, in a sense, they did.   After two years and five prototypes, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup...
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45 minutes of artistic activity is enough to reduce stress

Colouring, claim the publishers of Colour Therapy: An Anti-Stress Colouring Book, can lower anxiety, stabilize mood, increase attention span and serve as a sleep aid.
22 Jul 2016
The benefits of art therapy have been proven scientifically once again. American researchers have shown that regardless of age or experience, creative pursuits can significantly lower stress levels. Can colouring, drawing, modeling with...
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Feeling tired? Use vacations to start new sleep habits says expert

Sleep 2
18 Jul 2016
For those planning to catch up on sleep on their summer vacation it probably won't be possible to repay your sleep debt in just a week or two, says a sleep expert from the University of Eastern Finland, but it could be a good time to...
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Artificial sweeteners could increase appetite by 30%, study finds

Natural sweeteners can be as sweet as sugar, sometimes even sweeter!
16 Jul 2016
With their zero-calorie content, artificial sweeteners are often recommended as part of a healthy diet for weight loss or controlling diabetes.   However, these synthetic sugar substitutes could actually stimulate appetite, leading to...
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Drinking more water could be a factor in weight management

Water
15 Jul 2016
Drinking more water could be an easy but overlooked way of helping to manage weight for obese individuals, according to a new study by the University of Michigan. Although many studies focus on the role of carbs, fat, sugar and protein in...
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Shockwave therapy could help injured muscles heal, study finds

Radiotherapy
09 Jul 2016
Shockwave therapy already — used to treat tendon and ligament damage — could also help athletes recover from muscle injuries, an Austrian study has found.   The technique, called Extracorporeal Shock Wave...
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Life after Ramadan: how to eat, sleep and exercise like normal

Iftar / Ramadan
04 Jul 2016
Ramadan is coming to a close. We powered through the fasting, then ate our weight in good food and celebrated long into the night. While most people seem to have had a good time, it’s a shame how much weight we put on. Of course, the...
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Study suggests mothers of young children should cut down on screen time

29 Jun 2016
Australian researchers are encouraging mothers of young children to avoid all forms of screen-based activity (tablets, smartphones, etc.) in order to reduce their anxiety levels, which can already be high due to busy days and broken...
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This super fun exercise helps you beat stress and enjoy your weekend

Colouring, claim the publishers of Colour Therapy: An Anti-Stress Colouring Book, can lower anxiety, stabilize mood, increase attention span and serve as a sleep aid.
25 Jun 2016
The benefits of art therapy have been proven scientifically once again. Researchers have shown that regardless of age or experience, creative pursuits can significantly lower stress levels.   Can colouring, drawing, modeling with clay...
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