Study claims the more fruit and veggies you eat the happier you are

Eating dinner early gives the body a mini fast overnight. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, March 6, 2016
20 Aug 2016
A new large-scale study suggests that eating a diet rich in fruit and vegetables can boost your happiness as well as your health.   Carried out by researchers at the University of Warwick, England and the University of Queensland,...

Volunteering to help others can improve your mental and physical 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. 
14 Aug 2016
Two new studies published this week have provided yet more evidence to suggest that staying active as we age, through working or volunteering, can promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing, especially in seniors.  ...

Diet during pregnancy could affect newborns' gut microbes: New study

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13 Aug 2016
Consuming a high-fat diet during pregnancy can influence the community of microbes living in a baby's gut, according to new research published in the journal Genome Medicine on August 9.   The team of researchers from Baylor...

The amount of sleep you get could affect your marriage, suggests new research

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12 Aug 2016
A new US study suggests yet another reason to get some shut-eye, finding that husbands and wives who get a good night's sleep are more satisfied with their marriage the next day. Conducted by researchers from Florida State University,...

Lots of reps and lighter weights just as effective as heavy lifting for gaining muscle: New study

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06 Aug 2016
It's a long-standing belief that lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions is the best way to increase muscle and strength, but new research released this week suggests that lifting lighter weights for more repetitions could be just...

Another genetic link to depression found: study

02 Aug 2016
Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to major depressive disorder (MDD). The discovery should boost understanding of the biology behind MDD...

Later menstruation and menopause linked to longevity

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31 Jul 2016
According to new American research, women who begin menstruating after the age of 12 and enter menopause after the age of 50 are more likely to live to 90 years old.   A team of researchers from the University of California San Diego...

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...

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...

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...