To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tips

You may feel like you never want to go to the gym again. But exercise-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of becoming a better athlete, as long as you know your limits. Knowing the right steps to take for recovery is essential to repair muscle. Taking the right steps will also prevent injury. And the good news is, recovering and preventing injuries are easier than you think

To prevent muscle soreness, follow these recovery tipsSome people call it “good” pain, but the truth is that no one really enjoys getting out of bed the morning after an intense workout. Your body is tense, your muscles feel weak and swollen, and you are ferociously hungry. First things first — stop overtraining: There is a growing amount of evidence that suggests […]

How and why does ageing affect our sleep pattern?

The quality of your sleep is bound to decline to some degree as you age. Here’s what you should know about it, including tips to ward off insomnia

How and why does ageing affect our sleep pattern?Aside from the grey hair and wrinkles, it is also normal for our sleep patterns to change as we grow older. Most of the time, older adults find that they have a hard time falling asleep. It is also common to experience more disturbances, you may find yourself rising up way too early or waking […]

Researchers discover sleeps instrumental role in protecting us against germs

German researchers have discovered one way sleep improves the body’s ability to fight off a cold. Sleep, it seems, strengthens the potency of certain immune cells by improving their chances of attaching to-and eventually destroying-cells infected with viruses

Researchers discover sleeps instrumental role in protecting us against germsThe researchers focused their attention on T cells, which battle infections. When T cells spot a virally infected cell, they activate a sticky protein known as an integrin that allows them to adhere to that cell. The researchers were able to prove that lack of sleep, as well as sustained periods of stress, lead to […]

5 ways in which a bad job could lead to negative health consequences

If you are stuck in a bad job over a long period of time, you may experience physical and mental health consequences. Here are five ways it could do damage

5 ways in which a bad job could lead to negative health consequencesWhile we are all prone to our fair share of the Monday blues and occasional complaints about a mean boss, a toxic job may need you to speak up and incite change. Here are five ways it can result in physical and mental health consequences. By inducing sedentary behaviour One of the first ill-effects that […]

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleep

Sleep expert Sammy Margo shares five foods you should eat to rest well. She also reveals what never to have before sleeping, including alcohol

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleepInsomnia affects roughly one in three people, while most adults struggle to get a full eight hours every night. The reason for our restless nights could be the foods and drinks we’re having just before we go to bed, according to a sleep expert. Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide, has revealed the […]

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occurs

While ‘morning anxiety’ is not a medical term, many have reported feeling anxious and stressed after they wake up without any known trigger. According to experts, here are some of the possible causes

Do you wake up feeling anxious? Know why this occursAll of us have experienced anxiety and stress at some point but should we be paying more attention to the factor of timing? In a new study from Japan, researchers examined how evening stress may be different from morning stress. The finding stated that the body only activates the sympathetic nervous system as a response […]

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provide

A lack of sleep impairs the brain's natural mechanisms for relieving pain, finds the new study, which draws attention to potential links between the public health crises of sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and prescription opioid addiction

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provideNew research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive impairment to hindering our ability to learn and form new memories. New research highlights another neurological […]

Are you having sleepless nights? Recover lost sleep with these simple and effective habits

Sleep plays an important portion in health well-being for the duration of your lifespan. Getting sufficient quality sleep is essential for mental and physical well-being

Are you having sleepless nights? Recover lost sleep with these simple and effective habitsSignificance of sleep The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that grown-ups adults 18–60 years should sleep for not less than 7 hours nightly. According to an analysis, 35% of Americans don’t get adequate sleep. Why do we have to sleep properly? Sleep plays a vital role in our bodily […]

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

Simple exercises that help ease arthritis pain

Arthritis is a debilitating disease characterised by the loss of cartilage between the joints, resulting in pain and stiffness. Whilst extreme exercise can worsen the condition, gentle, low-level movement can reduce stiffness and improve mobility

Simple exercises that help ease arthritis painWhen you hurt, it’s hard to persuade yourself to move. However, regular exercise not only helps maintain joint function, but also relieves stiffness and decreases pain and fatigue. What should you do? Whenever possible, meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans by mixing aerobic activities, strength training, stretching, and balance exercises. If this is too […]
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