Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

There is never a single tip or pill for achieving optimum health. It is important to drink lots of water and get adequate sleep to maintain your fitness and overall well-being, say experts. Here’s what you should do: * It is imperative to open your eyes to fads. Dieting does not mean deprivation. You need to eat right to be in shape. Weight loss is a journey, you must adopt a lifestyle approach towards it and that’s the only way to achieve permanent fat loss. * In an attempt to keep up with…

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Active social life, sleep well: Here are 8 things you can do to keep dementia away

Active social life, sleep well: Here are 8 things you can do to keep dementia away

To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk. Here’s a step by step guide to prevent dementia – which includes getting a good night’s rest. Sleep well Disrupted sleep patterns and insomnia have recently been suggested as risk factors for dementia. You may want to do regular exercise and eat healthy to…

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18 home decor and design trends we’ll be watching in 2018

18 home decor and design trends we’ll be watching in 2018

Bold colors and vintage styles are some of the big trends for 2018. (Jungalow; Anthropologie; Design Storms LLC / Houzz; Sherwin-Williams) Forget crystal balls and psychics. Trend forecasters are pinning their predictions on data and consumer research to reveal what’s hot and what’s not for the year ahead. Visual, image-driven home decor and design websites like Houzz and Pinterest identify trend direction through consumer interaction and keep track of our evolving interests with every click, upload and search word. Along the same lines, a new wave of decorating apps can also foresee the future…

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Ladies, eat well. Being underweight could put you at greater risk of early menopause

Ladies, eat well. Being underweight could put you at greater risk of early menopause

Women who were underweight as teenagers or in their mid-30s are at greater risk of facing an early menopause compared to lean or normal weight women, researchers have warned. Early menopause, defined as naturally occurring menopause before age 45, is associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, and other health conditions such as cognitive decline, osteoporosis and premature death. The results showed that women who were underweight at any age (BMI of less than 18.5 kg/m2) had a significant, 30% increased risk of early menopause compared with lean or…

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Well begun is half done

Well begun is half done

From bloating to acne, inflammation causes havoc in our bodies. Experts are now introducing inflammation-fighting foods in the diet – and turmeric is the winner, along with ginger. Other foods to combat inflammation are cayenne, zoodle or zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, nut milks and vegan cheese. Sound baths If you want a soothing experience, try sound baths. Lie down on a mat or sit in a comfortable chair. Calming instruments like crystal singing bowls are played by a sound healer. This technique is meant to bring your brain into a…

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How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well

How internet can help you sleep well Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people”, researchers suggest. Although cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, there aren’t enough trained clinicians to deliver the treatment, according to Dr Lee Ritterband of the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville and colleagues. To investigate whether web based CBT-I is effective over the long term and might enable more people to benefit, the team randomly assigned…

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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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Yale Researchers Find the Part of the Brain That Determines How Well You Handle Stress

Yale Researchers Find the Part of the Brain That Determines How Well You Handle Stress

Humans are amazingly resilient in crises, but some cope with life’s stresses better than others. On any given day people face any number of minor annoyances such as being stuck in traffic or spilling coffee on their shirts or forgetting their keys. Then there’s the persistent stressors that come from work, relationships and finances. And there’s the uncontrollable anxieties of global terrorism, mass shootings and Zika-carrying mosquitoes. But why are some people able to deal with it all so calmly, while others freak out? A team of researchers at Yale…

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