Well-being

Yoga may help relieve asthma symptoms

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
03 May 2016
Yoga seems to provide small improvements in symptoms and quality of life in people with asthma, according to a new review.   The practice of yoga includes breathing exercises, postures (called asanas), and meditation. Yoga has been...
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Here’s how you can burn 400+ calories without even trying

Go get groceries yourself instead of having them delivered to keep moving. Photos: AFP/Shutterstock
 
03 May 2016
For those who have trouble finding time to play sports, there are plenty of ways to get some exercise without even realising. Getting moving with day-to-day activities like gardening, cleaning, dancing, grocery shopping and brisk walking...
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Be sugar savvy: Sweet treats for a healthier diet

A new study says eating apples don’t necessarily help keep you healthy
 
30 Apr 2016
Contrary to popular belief, a sweet tooth can be compatible with a healthy diet and weight loss, so long as you follow a few guidelines of sensible sugar consumption. Stay sugar savvy by avoiding the classic snacktime traps and steering...
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Shape up in the sun with these five outdoor sports

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
30 Apr 2016
Whether you want to try a new sport or simply enjoy a change of scenery, summer offers the perfect opportunity to get out of the gym and take your workout outdoors. Here we round up five sports that will work both body and mind, and give...
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Exercise in disguise: five ways to burn calories without hitting the gym

24 Apr 2016
Getting moving with day-to-day activities like gardening, cleaning, dancing, grocery shopping and brisk walking can burn up to 400 calories per hour.   Get out in the garden   You don't have to be retired to enjoy gardening....
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Drawing better for remembering information than writing

Drawing is more effective for remembering information than writing, suggest the findings of a new study. 
24 Apr 2016
  Cramming for an exam? Need to memorize a presentation? New research suggests that the best way to boost your power of recall is to draw pictures. That's according to a study out of the University of Waterloo in Canada which...
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Why you don’t sleep well in a strange bed

Sleeping
22 Apr 2016
The old adage about sleeping with one eye open in an unfamiliar place may not be too far off the mark. A new study suggests that one half of the brain remains on high alert during the first night of sleep in a new space.   Over the...
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Don't forget sleep as part of a weight loss plan

Sleep 2
19 Apr 2016
Getting enough sleep is essential to successful weight loss. Sleep is often overlooked by dieters, but a wealth of scientific research supports the theory that people who get little sleep are at increased risk of being overweight or obese...
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Exercising before eating could cut appetite by up to a third

People exercise beside the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok.
17 Apr 2016
Exercise may not stimulate appetite as previously thought. In fact, a British study, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, has shown the exact opposite, at least in the hours immediately following a...
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Cairo Marathon runners burn bright for the cause of Egypt's poor

Cairo Runners: 2016 half marathon
16 Apr 2016
At six o’clock on Friday morning, the neighborhood of Maadi came alive with balloons, fluorescent yellow t-shirts and the sound of drumming, announcing the start of the annual Cairo Runners marathon. Thousands of runners took to the...
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