Dear senior citizens, bi-weekly exercise can improve thinking ability, memory

Dear senior citizens, bi-weekly exercise can improve thinking ability, memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), suggests a recent study. Researchers explained that people with MCI have milder symptoms like they struggle to complete complex tasks or have difficulty in understanding information they have read, whereas people with dementia have trouble with daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and eating. Mild cognitive impairment is a medical condition that is common with ageing. While it is linked to problems with thinking ability and memory, it is not the same as…

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Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Dear senior citizens, eat an avocado daily to strengthen eyes and improve memory

Consuming one avocado daily may significantly improve the working memory and problem-solving skills in older adults, according to a study. In the study, 40 healthy adults aged 50 and over, who ate one fresh avocado a day for six months, experienced a 25% increase in lutein levels in their eyes and improved cognitive function. Lutein is a pigment commonly found in fruits and vegetables that accumulates in the blood, eye and brain and may act as an anti-inflammatory agent and an antioxidant. Researchers from Tufts University in the US monitored…

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6 Ways To Improve Your Body Confidence That Aren’t Exercise

6 Ways To Improve Your Body Confidence That Aren’t Exercise

If you’d like to build a better body Coach is, of course, here to help – but we’d never want that help to turn into a hindrance and make you feel bad about your body. Something that’s not said nearly enough is that low body confidence can have a negative impact on your health, work and relationships, and the most effective solutions have nothing to do with changing your body shape. We asked Dr Luke James, medical director at Bupa UK Health Clinics, to explain how simple lifestyle changes can go a…

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Nicola Sturgeon ‘determined’ to improve education

Nicola Sturgeon ‘determined’ to improve education

Nicola Sturgeon has said that falling literacy standards in Scottish schools made her “utterly determined” to press on with education reforms. The latest Scottish survey of literacy and numeracy showed reading and writing skills have declined. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson asked whether the first minister was “embarrassed, ashamed or both” by the statistics. Ms Sturgeon said she would “carry on with the changes we’re making”. The literacy statistics, which were published by the Scottish government on Tuesday, showed that fewer than half of Scotland’s 13 and 14-year-olds are able…

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Now, wearables to improve mood, sleep

Now, wearables to improve mood, sleep

Wearables are not just about fitness metrics any more. These days you can get something to calm you down, or pep you up, or improve your sleep, and the inventors have not run out of ideas for new applications yet. There’s the Emora bracelet, for instance. It uses light and colour to display your moods, and keeps a sort of diary.”Unlike fitness and medical wearables, the Emora translates each user’s unique heartbeat pattern into a mood-pulse light from electrocardiogram,” its press release explains. Feel, a similar device, tracks mood and…

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5 Fruits That Improve Your Natural Beauty

5 Fruits That Improve Your Natural Beauty

Fruits are a natural source for enhancing beauty, as they are a powerhouse of antioxidants and contain some essential minerals in their natural form. Here are 5 fruits that do wonders for your inner and outer beauty, according to Shahnaz Husain: 1. Mango: This luscious fruit is a rich source of vitamins like A, C, E, K and minerals like phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It also contains bioflavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants and help to neutralise free radical damage. Mangoes help to tone and rejuvenate the skin. They also…

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Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting is common in most cultures of the world and is usually associated with religious events. Now science finds that going off food can not only help you lose weight but also improve the quality of life. Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana conducted a study on 218 healthy weight people to find out long-term effects of fasting. The findings of the study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers asked the subjects to either cut 25% of their overall calories for two years or continue with their…

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The Ayurvedic Diet to Improve Your Health and Well Being

The Ayurvedic Diet to Improve Your Health and Well Being

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.”The words of the 18th century French epicure Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin hold true even today in more ways than we can imagine. From our psychology to history, from how we perceive ourselves to our class, caste and preferred identities, food has a great capacity to unravel all of these. Take a look at a man’s plate and you know exactly who he is and who he hopes to be. Amidst all this, of course, also lies the physicality…

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Yoga can Improve Mental Health for Kids under Home Care

Yoga can Improve Mental Health for Kids under Home Care

Regular practise of Kundalini Yoga — which incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and the chanting of mantras — can potentially help improve the health and psychological well being of children as well as the workforce in residential care homes, a study has found. The results showed that the yogic technique has the potential to encourage togetherness and mutuality and improve health and psychological outcomes for children as well as the staff. “The findings are very exciting as they suggest that the practice of Kundalini yoga, involving both staff and…

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5 Natural Nutrients That Can Improve Your Gut

5 Natural Nutrients That Can Improve Your Gut

The test of being on a gluten free diet is not just getting off grains that have gluten. There are many ways in which you still might be damaging your gut. Think about the soya sauce or the Worchester sauce you enjoyed at your favourite Chinese restaurant. To have a strong gut, you need to be on a very strict gluten free diet and that includes no cross contamination. In addition to this, you also need to take into consideration the following – a generic recommendation for a healthy diet:…

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