Health & Fitness

Feeling the blues, pick up a bicycle and pedal your worries away

Turns out, cycling is the ideal mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits, it improves self perceived general health, mental health and reduces the feelings of loneliness, a new study reveals. The study was led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health. It formed part of the EU funded PASTA project and was performed at seven European cities ... Read More »

4 easy tricks to stay on track with your fitness goals and avoid bingeing this long weekend

We work 5 days a week and live for the weekend. And if it’s a long weekend that you spot on the horizon, the dreaded week seems to pass quickly. But weekend also brings with it oodles of lazy mornings, weekend bingeing and of course, a break from routine. But should this change in routine affect your fitness goals? Definitely ... Read More »

Nutrichondria: An Eating Disorder Resulting From Obsession With Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Fad Diets

With weight loss and fitness fast becoming obsessions around the world, a lot of people are adopting lifestyle and diets, which may appear ‘healthy’ but may actually prove to be detrimental to the physical and mental well-being. This obsession with ‘clean eating’ and dieting may well have exposed a number of eating disorders. A recent study by a leading wellness ... Read More »

Can You Consume All Fruits During Pregnancy? Experts Suggest Fruits To Avoid

Pregnancy can be a challenging time for women with all the emotional and physical changes their bodies go through. While there is excitement to welcome a newborn into the world, it’s no secret that nine-months of morning sickness, midnight hunger pangs and mood swings can be pretty daunting too. It needs a lot of patience and care to look after ... Read More »

Iron Deficiency: What Happens To Your Body When You Are Iron Deficient

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in a human body. Iron is the mineral that is vital for producing haemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen around the body. So, if your body lacks haemoglobin, the tissues and muscles wouldn’t get enough oxygen, and further hamper the body function. This condition is known as ... Read More »

Do You Schedule Your Free Time? Don’t! Study Suggests It Could Make You Unhappy

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management. The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less. That’s because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities ... Read More »

Beat Monsoons Woes With The Power Of Neem!

Neem has been referred to as a “wonder herb” for the many beneficial properties it possesses. It has as many as 130 different biologically-active compounds that enhance the well-being of several bodyparts such as skin, hair and blood, among others. This wonder herb is a cornerstone in preventive health remedies to achieve holistic wellness. During monsoon, there is an increased ... Read More »

Smoking Can Adversely Affect Breastfeeding Habits, Here’s How

Women, please take note. New mothers exposed to cigarette smoke in their homes may stop breastfeeding sooner as compared to those who are not exposed to second-hand smoke, a new study suggests. The study, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, found that exposure to household smokers had a substantial negative effect on breastfeeding practices. “Our study showed that just being ... Read More »

5 of the best detox foods for cleansing and weight loss

If you tend to overeat or eat too much junk food, it can make you feel bloated and unhealthy. And unless you detoxify your body, even switching to a healthy diet or exercising won’t help you feel better. Detoxification can also help with weight loss, so if you have hit a plateau, it could be because you need to get rid of toxins for better weight control. Here ... Read More »

They key to improve memory recall is this simple trick

Do you often leave home with the television on? Or go shopping but return to find that you have forgotten to buy the item you went shopping for? While these examples are comparatively trivial, poor prospective memory can have serious consequences as well. A failing prospective memory can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, according to University of Chichester psychologists. ... Read More »