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Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Getting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

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Shift work tied to poor mental health

  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

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Know why it is important to sleep at the same time each night

If you are sleep deprives, your brain and body systems won’t function normally, dramatically lowering your quality of life. Therefore, it is essential that you follow a healthy sleep regime for a fit body and mind. Let’s understand the ideal time at which you should sleep and wake up, to ensure a healthier and better […]

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Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoon

But you don’t just experience a physical lack of energy. Your brain’s reward processing system also takes a hit, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology. In the simplest terms, this system is responsible for helping you weigh potential risks vs. rewards, and arrive at a decision […]

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Morning exercise may burn more calories

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories

“Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted,” says senior author Paolo Sassone-Corsi. Whilst […]

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Do sunglasses really help protect the eyes or are they harmful?

According to Dr Joseph Michael Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent and osteopathic physician, he approaches this issue the same way he approaches optimization of Vitamin D. First of all, the number of evidence suggest that sun exposure can also be beneficial to the eyesight, however, intense UV light striking the eyes for longer time periods […]

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Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

Feeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

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Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

It has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

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Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

The study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

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Morning exercise may burn more calories

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

That’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions to the body’s internal clock (e.g. military deployments) helping individuals adjust to shifted schedules. The circadian ‘body’ clock is the 24 hour cycle that regulates many physiological […]

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