Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workers

When your blood pressure is high, it puts an extra strain on your arteries and heart, squeezing stress balls can help reduce blood pressure, say health experts

Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital distributes stress balls to police officials and office workersThere have been studies that draw an association between stress levels and increased rates of heart attacks over the last 15 years. Ahead of World Heart Day (September 29) , to create awareness about the increase in heart diseases due to stress and high blood pressure, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central has distributed ‘stress ball’ to […]

People across the globe feeling more sad, stressed than ever, finds study

A new survey of people’s daily emotions found that, worldwide, reports of negative emotions - including sadness, worry and stress - have increased over the last decade, reaching a record high in 2017

People across the globe feeling more sad, stressed than ever, finds studyWhat’s more, reports of positive emotions dipped slightly in 2017 compared with the previous year, according to the survey, from Gallup, the analytics and advice company. The survey also revealed that, based on reports of positive emotions, the ‘happiest’ country in 2017 was Paraguay, marking the third year in a row that the South American […]

Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your health

The study found that workers in open bench seating arrangements were 32 per cent more physically active at the office than those in private offices and 20 per cent more active than those in cubicles

Here’s how your office can play a role in influencing your healthWorkers in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to workers in private offices and cubicles, according to new research led by the University of Arizona. That greater physical activity at the office was related to lower physiological stress during after-work hours outside the office, researchers said. This is […]

Spending time outdoors can reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes

Data from almost 300 million people was analysed as part of the new review. It is hoped doctors will now recommend patients spend more time outdoors. Researchers admitted they are unsure as to what causes the benefits found. But the team believe it could be down to the more opportunities to socialise

Spending time outdoors can reduce risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetesLiving close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. A new report published today reveals that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. Populations with […]

Natural ways to help manage anxiety

Anxiety is part of life, we all feel it from time to time. When you do, there are a few things you can try to help calm your emotions. If you feel anxious often and nothing seems to help, talk with your doctor about other ways to manage it

Natural ways to help manage anxietyExercise You don’t have to train for the Olympics – a 10-minute walk can do the trick just as well as a 45-minute workout. Either can make you feel better for a few hours, like aspirin for a headache. And if you exercise regularly – at least 3 times a week – you’re less likely […]

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interaction

As much as children need limits on their smartphone use and screen time on other devices, parents need ‘off-hours’ time, too, according to a new resource published in JAMA Pediatrics

Parents need to limit their screen time for better parent-child interactionChildren learn smartphone habits from their parents, so it’s important to make time to unplug and ‘single-task,’ prioritise quality time with children, and resist the urge to document everything, the authors write. “With mobile devices, parents have a personalised, interactive computer containing all of their work, social, informational and entertainment lives in their pockets,” said […]

One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression, reveals study

People with autism are far more likely to develop depression in adulthood, according to a study.  Those with the condition were more than three times as likely as the general population to receive a diagnosis of depression by the age of 27

One in five young adults with autism suffers from depression, reveals studyDepression affects almost 20 per cent of young adults with autism, new research shows, a rate that’s more than triple that seen in the general population. And young adults with autism who were relatively high-functioning – meaning they did not have intellectual disabilities – were actually at higher risk of depression than people with more […]

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchers

Art helps lower the perception of pain by moving your mental focus away from the painful stimulus. It is not simply a distraction, but rather a way to teach you how to relax and alter your mood, so the pain doesn’t control your emotional state

Art can play a beneficial role in easing chronic pain, find researchersArt museums may have an analgesic effect on chronic pain, a small study suggests. Chronic pain sufferers who took guided tours of art museums felt less discomfort and unpleasantness related to their pain shortly afterward, researchers found. The researchers invited 54 visitors to the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California, who reported experiencing chronic pain […]

Amazing health benefits of the humble potato

Nutrient density depends on the type of potato and method of cooking. potatoes are rich in vitamin B6 which improves brain cell and nervous system activity, boosts athletic performance, and offers cardiovascular protection. Potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese

Amazing health benefits of the humble potatoPotatoes may not have the best reputation in the world of healthful diets. But the downsides, experts say, often have to do with how they are prepared and processed. For instance, deep frying them and adding too much of oil, salt, butter, etc. Potatoes are also vilified for a number of reasons- they are high […]

This is why you should never skip breakfast

Habitual consumption of breakfast is important to keep your physical and mental health in good shape and free of complications

This is why you should never skip breakfastDespite fad diets that pop-up every few weeks, which may tell you otherwise, here are five reasons why you should never skip your morning meal: It makes your workout more effective Eating breakfast helps burn more carbohydrates during exercise, according to a new study from the University of Bath, England. In addition, it also aided […]
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