Health

Coffee lovers might be able to breathe a sigh of relief -- a new study found that drinking even large amounts of the caffeinated beverage won't stiffen arteries and harm your heart. Aficionados have been getting mixed messages about their favorite drink, with some research suggesting that drinking coffee can improve...
We've been warned about midnight snacks. Those late night meals can creep on you, and the reason they can lead to weight gain can very well be the type of foods consumed late at night – few people chop kale for a 2AM salad. Recent research, though, suggests that what's...
Ten years ago, we all thought the secret to weight loss was eating less and moving more—that’s what doctors told us, after all. And that’s true, but there are some secret weight loss tricks that can score you bonus points. We now know that everything from our environment and mentality...
Breathing exercises: It’s a great way to reduce stress, shift the body from fight or flight state to rest and digest state i.e. a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic nervous system. Chinese martial arts: Tai Chi and movement exercises like Qi Gong are excellent ways to reduce stress as well as improve...
From guzzling apple cider vinegar to cutting out carbs, we reckon we've tried every weight loss tip under the sun. But sometimes, even when you're off to a flying start, the kilos just come creeping back.So where are we going wrong? We had a chat with accredited practising dietitian Margaret...
Therapy is an excellent tool for coping with mental health challenges like anxiety and stress. Like most good things in life, it may also serve as fodder for humor. The client-therapist relationship can be important and powerful ― and at times, a little awkward. Many people have shared their uncomfortable therapist...
Anxiety isn’t picky. It can creep in at any time of the day ― even first thing in the morning. And before you know it, you’re fretting about the future when your present day hasn’t even started yet. “Although there can be an almost infinite number of reasons why some...
Defining Vitamin D As nutrients go, vitamin D is a rarity: It’s one of only two vitamins your body makes on its own. The liver, kidneys and cells and several other parts of the body convert two forms of vitamin D to its active form, the steroid hormone 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D,...
Researchers from the University of Colorado performed a sleep study with 16 healthy men and women over a two-week period. The people who stayed up later were found to eat more carbs, a smaller breakfast, and a larger dinner. A separate 224-person study from the University of Pennsylvania also found...
Anxiety isn’t picky. It can creep in at any time of the day ― even first thing in the morning. And before you know it, you’re fretting about the future when your present day hasn’t even started yet. “Although there can be an almost infinite number of reasons why some...

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