Five ways music could improve your health and well-being

For some people, going even a day without listening to a few songs can be rather difficult. Rather than being a mere source of entertainment, studies have shown that music can have a beneficial effect on our physical and mental health

Five ways music could improve your health and well-being  More effective workout Most of us prefer listening to music when we go out for a run or when sweating it out at the gym. But is there a scientific basis to explain why? Turns out, a good soundtrack can increase the efficiency of your workout by delaying tiredness. In a recent study, researchers […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

Can stress lead to baldness?

We all know there’s a heavy price to pay for fame and fortune. There's the frayed relationships, long work hours, unmitigated stress, sleepless nights, migraine headaches and depression. But going bald?

Can stress lead to baldness?  Scientists in South Korea have found the stress of working long hours might damage the hair follicles of men. As part of the first study of its kind, scientists from Sungkyunkwan University analyzed 13,391 employed men between 2013 and 2017. The participants were between 20 and 59 years old. Women were not included in […]

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’

Three months post marriage, a couple walked into a city doctor’s clinic with a complaint of the man ‘not performing well’. But his diagnosis, has made the doctors in the city believe that this is a side-effect of excessive pornography and taking up sex as a challenge rather than a pleasurable experience

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’Erectile dysfunction is not always a physical problem only. There can be psychogenic causes which may cause or worsen the problem. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for sexual performance owing predominantly or exclusively to psychological or interpersonal factors. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction frequently coexists with other sexual […]

Eating while keeping mental health in mind

Tanisha Sanghavi, shares how little care and mindful eating can help enhance the functioning of the brain, and what food are beneficial for better brain functioning

Eating while keeping mental health in mindWith anxiety and stress at its peak in an individual’s life due to various reasons, it results in diminished brain functioning. A constant supply of fuel is required for the brain, and it comes from the food one eats. To overcome this decline in brain functioning, we need to rely on different alternatives to cope […]

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

When people are facing a stressful situation, a chain reaction is set off in the body that results in the release of cortisol, leading to higher levels of this hormone in the body

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesityUsing hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to know

Experts say there has been growing evidence that chronic stress can affect a person’s cancer risk and progression

Can stress cause cancer? What you need to knowChronic stress is known to negatively affect the body. It could trigger the development of inflammation and cardiometabolic disease. Stress can also contribute to the development of cancer. Previous studies showed that it can speed up the progression and worsen outcomes of the disease. But can stress be the main cause of cancer? The National […]

Constructive tips to help reduce stress caused by smartphones

In the past decade, smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our everyday lives. And we spend a lot of time on them, around four hours a day on average

Constructive tips to help reduce stress caused by smartphonesThere’s an increasing body of research that shows smartphones can interfere with our sleep, productivity, mental health and impulse control. Even having a smartphone within reach can reduce available cognitive capacity. But it’s recently been suggested we should be more concerned with the potential for smartphones to shorten our lives by chronically raising our levels […]

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

4 effective ways to help calm you mind

Every day we’re faced with stresses that challenge us, leaving our minds busy and frazzled. Taking even 10 minutes a day to focus on yourself gives the mind time to quieten itself

4 effective ways to help calm you mindTaking even 10 minutes a day to focus on yourself can have an incredibly positive effect. Here are a few tips to get started. Just stop. Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed and can let your mind settle. Stopping allows your brain momentary respite. This will immediately reduce distress. Use a tapping […]
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