Well-being

Getting to bed on time requires self-control with the remote control

Effects of TV on children
18 Feb 2017
Setting a time to switch off the TV before bed can help viewers get to bed at an earlier time, possibly improving sleep patterns and quality, according to new research.   Although many previous studies have looked at the effect of...
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Daily stress can negatively affect sleep, causing more stress the next day

snoring / sleeping
18 Feb 2017
New research has found that daily stressors may be a reason why you might not be sleeping well, and that the poor sleep they cause will also cause worse sleep the next day, creating a vicious cycle that can affect both individuals and...
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How can Egyptians relieve the money stress from soaring prices?

Egyptian pound
28 Jan 2017
In the wake of the current unprecedented wave of price increases, Egyptians are faced with budget shortfalls, especially due to salaries that haven’t been increased for the last few years which cause stress, over thinking and...
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Don’t want to die of cancer? Exercise this weekend

A group of young people performing stretching exercises after sunset.  
21 Jan 2017
People who exercise mainly on the weekends can reap big benefits for their health, including a significantly lower risk of dying from cancer and heart disease than people who don’t exercise at all, researchers say.   Currently,...
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Shezlong: First online psychotherapy in MENA stirs controversy

stress
18 Jan 2017
Software engineer Ahmed Abu el-Haz was going through a debilitating phase in his life after an operation. Being the dynamic and vibrant person he is, the surgeon’s instructions hit him hard: bed rest for three months.   He...
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This is why you need to start running this year

running
14 Jan 2017
New research which looked at MRI scans of runners brains suggests that those who run have greater functional connectivity in the brain than those who don’t.   Carried out by researchers from the University of Arizona, the small-...
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This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

12 Jan 2017
(CNN)Scientists have long known that stress can influence your heart health, but exactly how this relationship takes place has been something of a mystery -- until now.  Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain...
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Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

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. 
31 Dec 2016
 Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany.   Having full-...
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Five yoga poses for better digestion

Meditation while excercising yoga 
25 Dec 2016
With the season of excess now upon us, the body will have to work extra hard to digest the rich dishes served up during the holiday festivities.   Here are a few yoga poses that can help limit digestive woes as the festive fun begins...
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Stress levels tied to happiness and sense of well-being for women

Stress in on the rise, especially for women, according to new research. (SVLUMA/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM)
 
20 Dec 2016
French consumer tech firm Withings questioned 3,400 working women living in the US, Francte and Germany about stress, work and well-being and found that physical activity was the most frequently used method to relieve stress, although time...
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