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Body image issues are affecting young kids as well, here’s why

Having issues with body image is a problem that a lot of people deal with. It mostly stems from unrealistic body ideals. The issue not only affects adolescents and adults, but kids as well. A recent study found a connection between hormones and body satisfaction in young pre-pubescent children. The study examined data from more than 1,100 girls and boys ... 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 »

Selfie filters are affecting body image, triggering dysmorphic disorder

With advancements in photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Instagram, the level of physical ‘perfection’ is the obsession of social media. People’s perceptions of beauty worldwide are changing, which can take a toll on a person’s self-esteem and trigger body dysmorphic disorder. Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers in a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint argued that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) ... Read More »

Benefits Of Drinking Water: 8 Ways To Ensure You Are Having Enough Water

Experts around the world cannot emphasise enough on the need to stay hydrated at all times. Also dubbed as the elixir of life, water controls and manages several critical functions like digestion, transporting nutrients and oxygen to the cells, preventing constipation and maintaining the electrolyte (sodium) balance. The body also eliminates water through urine and sweat, which is why it ... Read More »

Your chances of heart failure are higher if you suffer from depression, anxiety

Quite often experts from all over have said that there is a pathophysiological relationship between heart failure and depression and anxiety. A recent study by Harvard Review of Psychiatry says that around one-third of the people who are in depression or suffer from anxiety have higher chances of progressive heart diseases. Christopher Celano, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues feel that both anxiety and ... Read More »

30 Businesses that Are Rocking Social Media

Social media marketing isn’t enough these days. You also need social media marketing that stands out. Below are some of the most unusual social media campaigns for businesses large and small. Read this entire list of some of the best social media marketing examples and you’ll find some very clever campaigns and ideas that perhaps you can use in your ... Read More »

Weight loss, millennials are obsessed with it, yet many are still obese

We’re constantly following hashtags such as #fitspo, #fitnessgoals on Instagram. We’re looking up the latest fitness trends and healthy diets to follow. This brings us to the question – are we getting fitter as a generation? According to the latest Google search data, weight loss searches have increased over time while those on obesity have decreased. The research, conducted by ... Read More »

Sunglasses are not just a fashion statement in summer. They offer some real health benefits too

Sunglasses and summers go hand-in-hand. Apart from being a summer fashion statement; sunglasses also help in protecting our eyes from various eye problems. Here are a few reasons why sunglasses are your best friend this summer: Blocks UV Rays You must always look for sunglasses that give you 100% UVA and UVB protection. This provides full protection against the sun’s ... Read More »

7 reasons why baths are great for your health

As if you needed a better excuse for taking a dip in the most indulgent of home remedies…   There’s nothing better than finding out something pleasurable is actually good for you. So get ready for the best news you’ll hear all day: luxuriating in a long, hot bath actually has health benefits. Our longstanding cultural traditions surrounding bath-time may have clued you ... Read More »

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is ... Read More »