Well-being

How to exercise your way to better sleep

A young girl practicing yoga on the beach.
05 Jul 2015
Physical activities including walking, aerobics, cycling, gardening, golfing, running, weight lifting, yoga and Pilates could help you sleep better, according to a new study. On the flipside, the research team found that more...
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Think outside the gym

Group walking
05 Jul 2015
Summer is fast approaching and the mountains are calling. As sports like mountain running, climbing and the novel Scandinavian swim-run competitions become popular, the question of how to transition from urban life to nonstop action can be...
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Going vegan can lead to weight loss

Salad
02 Jul 2015
Sticking to a vegan diet could be one of the best ways to lose weight, according to a new study that suggests vegans lose an average of 2kg more on the short term than individuals on other diet plans. The review analyzed the results of 12...
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Indoor tanning not limited to tanning salons

relaxaion and sleeping
02 Jul 2015
The availability of indoor tanning outside of tanning salons may promote risky use because of lax regulation, US researchers say. Outside of tanning salons, US women who tan indoors can often do so at gyms and health clubs, as well as in...
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Laughter yoga helps alievate tension

26 Jun 2015
Hypnotherapist Dick Yu has a mission that seems unthinkable to some Hong Kong people: he wants to make the Asian financial hub's seven million residents laugh. "Hong Kong people don't laugh because they are under constant...
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Read the old-fashioned way at bedtime for better sleep: study

Sleeping
26 Jun 2015
Reading before bedtime is long believed to facilitate sleep, but it might be best to avoid doing so from light-emitting screens, according to a new study from Pennsylvania State University. Exposure to light before going to sleep...
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Yoga event draws thousands, including UN chief, to Times Square

People practice yoga in New York's Times Square while celebrating the summer solstice on June 21, 2015
23 Jun 2015
About 17,000 people set out their mats and stretched into yoga exercises in New York's Times Square, including the United Nations' leader, to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, dressed...
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Breathe, bend, stretch: Millions adopt complex postures to mark Yoga Day

Meditation while excercising yoga 
21 Jun 2015
Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures Sunday to mark International Yoga Day.   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spread his mat among rows of people, including his Cabinet members and foreign...
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Energy therapy: Reiki, yoga beneficial

Meditation while excercising yoga 
20 Jun 2015
Ahmed Othman is a graduate of chemistry who changed the course of his life by studying meditation and yoga in Thailand and India. He specializes in Reiki, a treatment with energy, precious stones and herbs that he says was practiced by the...
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Tongue exercises could prevent snoring

relaxaion and sleeping
17 Jun 2015
If the results of a new study are to be believed, a few exercises of the mouth and tongue could be all it takes to stop snoring at night. A team of Brazilian and Colombian researchers has concluded that by using a technique of...
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