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Yoga for Back Pain: 4 Poses That Have a Healing Effect

You’ll have to agree, back pain is one of the most common health complaints. If you look at how most of us spend our day, it is easy to see why. We’re spend our time sitting at home, in the car or at work with minimal physical activity. Sitting or sleeping in the wrong posture, improper distribution of body weight ... Read More »

Why Some People are More Prone to Anxiety

                  People suffering from anxiety perceive the world in a fundamentally different way than others, a finding that may help explain why certain people are more prone to anxiety. The research shows that people diagnosed with anxiety are less able to distinguish between a neutral, “safe” stimulus (in this case, the sound ... Read More »

Scientists Find ‘Good’ Cholesterol Can Sometimes Be Bad

                  Image via iStock So-called “good” cholesterol may actually increase heart attack risks in some people, researchers said on Thursday, a discovery that casts fresh doubt on drugs designed to raise it. High density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is generally associated with reduced heart risks, since it usually offsets the artery-clogging effects of ... Read More »

‘Good’ Fat May Keep Your Blood Sugar Stable

                  A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar stable in adults. “Brown fat takes up so much glucose that we wondered whether brown fat could affect the concentration of ... Read More »

Daily Exercise Can Cut Alzheimer’s Risk

Older adults who burn calories in moderate physical activities like jogging, swimming, gardening and dancing are likely to have lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, says a study. Exercise-associated calorie-burn can increase the level of grey matter volume in key brain areas which are responsible for memory, enabling the active adults to protect their brain from cognitive decline. “Grey matter ... Read More »

Yoga Could Make Life Better for People with Abnormal Heart Rhythm

      Yoga may improve quality of life in patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythm because it gives them a method to gain some self control over their symptoms instead of feeling helpless, says a new study. The researchers examined the effects of yoga on patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) in which faulty electrical signals and rapid heart rate begin ... Read More »

Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure

While you may have heard of hypertension or high blood pressure, suffering from low blood pressure can be as dangerous as well. An optimal blood pressure reading is less than 120mm Hg and above 80 mm Hg.  The first number indicates the systolic pressure or the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills with them with blood. ... Read More »

Ketogenic Diet Deconstructed: Should You Follow it?

Would you really want be to the hamster subjected to medical research and studies? If your answer is a vehement no, then maybe you should rethink trying those fad-diets that are, in reality, the outcome of some medical research carried out in order to combat a certain disease. Interestingly, the most popular diet regimes these days are dominantly low-carb in ... Read More »

Stop! Are You Giving Your Children Cough and Cold Medications?

When you catch a cough and cold, what’s the first thing that you do? You probably try to get your hands on cough syrups and tablets for a quick relief. So when you see your little ones suffering from the same, what do you do? You again reach out to these medications to ease their suffering. But, stop! Rather than ... Read More »

Aromatherapy and Meditation: How the Sense of Smell Can Ease Your Mind

About ten years ago, I was inclined to research on the effects of the much talked about aromatherapy. Most people associated this with beauty aids and massages and presumed that it was a newly discovered science. It was only when I was requested by a leading multi-national company to organise a CXO-level de-stressing session through meditation, that I actually delved ... Read More »