11 effective strategies to help you deal with stress

Many of us experience stress in life, whether this is in the short term from one-off projects, or long-term stress from a high-pressure career. Not only can this be profoundly unpleasant, it can seriously affect our health and our work. However, it is possible to manage stress, if you use the right tools and techniques.

11 effective strategies to help you deal with stressWhat is stress? Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress in a normal reaction when your brain recognises a threat. Stress can be described as ‘a condition or feeling that a person experiences when they perceive that the demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual […]

Diabetes prevention tips for women

Diabetes management requires awareness. Know what makes your blood sugar level rise and fall, and how to control these day-to-day factors

Diabetes prevention tips for womenDiabetes is a disease in which blood sugar (glucose) levels in your body are too high. Diabetes can cause serious health problems, including heart attack or stroke, blindness, problems during pregnancy, and kidney failure. Diet plays an important role in fighting diabetes. Diet and exercise are both key components of a successful strategy to beat or manage diabetes: […]

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia risk

The report, which combines the work of 24 international experts, says lifestyle factors can play a major role in increasing or reducing an individual's dementia risk. It examines the benefits of building a "cognitive reserve", which means strengthening the brain's networks so it can continue to function in later life despite damage

Nine lifestyle changes that can reduce dementia riskOne in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in […]

Explained: Link between weight loss and how it prevents blood cancer

Being overweight or obese has been known to increase the risk of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood and bone marrow that develops more often after age 60

Explained: Link between weight loss and how it prevents blood cancerThe study, by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Being overweight or obese has been known to increase the risk of multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in the blood and bone marrow that develops more often after […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job

Prolonged sitting has been linked to everything from increased hunger and inflammation (which both lead to obesity and belly fat) to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” now you know where it stems from

10 slimming foods to eat if you have an all day sitting job“Wanna take a sit break?” said no desk-bound employee, ever. Most of corporate America is already sitting for eight to 10 hours daily, so instead, we stretch our legs, step out for air, or take a walk around the block. Basically, we do anything we can to get the blood moving, because sitting all day […]

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals study

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Adelaide, ceasing all forms of vigorous physical activity can cause an individual to develop depressive symptoms. Previous research suggests being active increases the release of feel-good endorphins, which boosts an individual’s mood and promotes calmness

Stopping exercise can take a toll on your mental health, reveals studyIt’s long been understood that exercise is extremely beneficial for both one’s physical and mental health. However, the question of how a person’s mental state is affected when they give up exercise altogether is a topic that hasn’t been adequately explored. Julie Morgan, a PhD student from the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of […]

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says study

Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session may be of great help - if you are a woman

Exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women, says studyA new study published in the journal Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications shows that just 5 minutes of light physical exercise following a learning session improves memory in young women. The study’s first author is Dr. Steven Most, of the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He and his team conducted four […]

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adults

Patients who exercised had improvements in physical activity, asthma-symptom-free days, depression symptoms and sleep apnoea, researchers found

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adultsExercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found. The three-month program targeted both weight loss and exercise through aerobic and resistance training, the study authors wrote in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “In the past, exercise was seen as harmful to asthmatic patients because […]

Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  

People with early stage Parkinson's may be able to delay a worsening of the disease through a regimen of intense exercise. Existing studies had already noted that exercise was beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease, but this was the first time that the effects of different intensities had been targeted by research

Regular high-intensity exercise can delay Parkinson’s disease  Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative motor system disorder characterised by uncontrolled tremor in various body parts, especially the arms and legs, as well as poor balance and coordination of movements. A phase II clinical trial, called the Study in Parkinson Disease of Exercise (SPARX), was recently conducted by researchers from Northwestern University Feinberg School of […]