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Some health tips to help you lead a hale and hearty life!

  • BECOME AN EARLY BIRD

    BECOME AN EARLY BIRD

    Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier are healthier than those night owls who snooze the morning away. Taking advantage of the morning light this time of year Read more...

  • EAT YOUR STRESS AWAY

    EAT YOUR STRESS AWAY

    Prevent low blood sugar as it stresses out your body. Eat regular and small healthy meals and keep fruit and veggies for snacking. Herbal teas will also soothe your nerves. Read more...

  • THE SECRET OF STRETCHING

    THE SECRET OF STRETCHING

    When you stretch, ease your body into position gently until you feel the stretch and hold it for 30 seconds. Breathe deeply to help your body move oxygen-rich blood to those Read more...

  • MESS STRESS

    MESS STRESS

    Research has found that a cluttered home can be a source of stress. To help ease your mind, take some time and tidy up your surroundings. By making a clean-up plan that maps Read more...

  • MEDITATE & RELAX

    MEDITATE & RELAX

    Potect a few minutes each day to sit, relax and breathe. People tend to think that meditation is complicated. But you don’t need much time or effort to meditate, and Read more...

  • CURRY FAVOUR

    CURRY FAVOUR

    Hot, spicy foods containing chillies or cayenne pepper trigger the release of endorphins, the feel-good hormones. Endorphins have a powerful, almost narcotic, effect and make Read more...

  • GET IN THE GARDEN

    GET IN THE GARDEN

    Not only does it make your landscape pretty to look at, but gardening also burns approximately 250 to 350 calories an hour. Garden three times a week for an hour at a time. Read more...

  • GARDEN TO REDUCE STRESS

    GARDEN TO REDUCE STRESS

    Gardening is great for reducing stress. Plant a small garden, cultivate a flower box, or if space is really limited, plant a few flower pots -- indoors or out. Read more...

  • REDUCE STRESS WITH A PET

    REDUCE STRESS WITH A PET

    Playing with or petting an animal can increase levels of the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin and decrease production of the stress hormone cortisol. Having a pet has also Read more...

  • BEAT FATIGUE WITH IRON

    BEAT FATIGUE WITH IRON

    Consuming iron-rich foods can prevent fatigue, supply you with energy and help keep your immune system in top form. Not taking the required amount of iron affects everything Read more...

  • WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH

    WALK YOUR WAY TO HEALTH

    Regular brisk walking can help you maintain a healthy weight, prevent or mange various conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, strengthen Read more...

  • FOOD FOR SLEEP

    FOOD FOR SLEEP

    Eating the right foods a few hours before you go to bed may help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep: Almonds: Contain magnesium which promotes Read more...

  • GIGGLING IS GOOD FOR HEALTH

    GIGGLING IS GOOD FOR HEALTH

    Having a good giggle doesn't only make you feel happy, it has lots of health benefits too. These include lowering blood pressure, reducing certain stress hormones, increasing Read more...

  • GIVE AND GET A HUG

    GIVE AND GET A HUG

    Give and receive 3 hugs a day! Research shows that hugging makes you live longer. Human beings need touch. It soothes and calms us, it brings down that reactive system that Read more...

  • MORNING STRETCH

    MORNING STRETCH

    Do some stretching exercises when you wake up. It boosts circulation and digestion , as well as easing back pain. Read more...

  • LEAFY GREENS FOR THE BRAIN

    LEAFY GREENS FOR THE BRAIN

    A 2006 study in Neurology showed that people who ate two servings or more of vegetables daily - especially leafy greens - had the mental focus of people five years younger Read more...

  • DE-STRESS WITH A MASSAGE

    DE-STRESS WITH A MASSAGE

    A study from 2010 in Sweden shows that an 80 minute hand and foot massage significantly lowered the subjects' cortisol levels, heart rates and insulin levels. All of these Read more...

  • SIP WINE SOONER

    SIP WINE SOONER

    Even though a nightcap may help you relax and fall asleep faster, it’ll make the second half of your sleep cycle restless. Alcohol decreases deep sleep and increases Read more...

  • PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AT LUNCH

    PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP AT LUNCH

    Go for a walk at lunch time. Not only will it give you a chance to stop and take in the wonderful flowers this Spring; a walk will also get you away from your desk and provide Read more...

  • LATE AFTERNOON EXERCISE

    LATE AFTERNOON EXERCISE

    Exercising late afternoon, at least 3 hours before sleep, is the best time of day. This is because body temperature is related to sleep - body temperatures rise during Read more...

  • TURN OFF LIGHTS

    TURN OFF LIGHTS

    Ensure that your bedroom is as dark as possible before you go to sleep. Night time light has been shown to suppress the production of melatonin, the hormone which Read more...

  • HIT THE DANCE FLOOR

    HIT THE DANCE FLOOR

    It's not only sudoku and crosswords which keep your brain sharp. Dancing which involves any kind of complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a workout. Read more...

  • CALMING CHAMOMILE

    CALMING CHAMOMILE

    Chamomile has long been used to relieve insomnia, anxiety, muscle twitches and skin conditions such as eczema and chickenpox. It can be drank as a tea, applied topically as a Read more...

  • IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN B12 IN VEGAN DIET

    IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN B12 IN VEGAN DIET

    If you're a vegan, it's really important to take a B12 suppliment. This vitamin is mainly found in animal products, and has a key role in the normal functioning of the brain Read more...

  • VITAMIN D FIX

    VITAMIN D FIX

    It's important to get your vitamin D even in winter, which is thought to help prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis. Try walking for 15-20 mins on Read more...

  • TIME TO EAT

    TIME TO EAT

    Snacking around the clock, particularly within three hours of bedtime, instead of eating meals at set times of the day, can pile on the pounds. Studies in mice have shown Read more...


 

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