Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Eye yoga, which involves stretching, blinking, and warming the eyes regularly, may help to promote better vision
Before starting a workout, I stretch - as one must. I sit and close my eyes, then open them and move my eyeballs up and down and side to side. After a few minutes, I pop my hands over my face. That's my exercise done. The day can begin.
Sound a bit odd? Not as much as you might think. I'm tapping into a new trend for working out the eyes, known as eye yoga.
Potential benefits are said to be incredible. It is believed to relieve eye dryness, eye strain - suffered by up to 90 per cent of computer users - and alleviate the itchiness of hay fever. Some suggest workouts can improve long or short-sightedness - though experts do not age. Read more.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Combat anxiety with this simple breathing technique that claims to calm you down in SECONDS.
Whether it’s the thought of giving a presentation at an important office meeting or getting frustrated sat in a queue of traffic, stress has become an unwelcome part of every day life.
As the heart races, nerves tremble and palms of the hands become increasingly sweaty, increasing anxieties can result in a full-blown panic attack.
But a simple breathing technique could help calm the nerves in seconds – by ‘fooling’ the body into thinking it is relaxed. Read more
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Niacin is a key nutrient for health hearts, minds, and skin, says Thomas Corriher.
The need for niacin (vitamin B-3) is often marginalized, even amongst the health conscious. Multivitamins and B-complex supplements typically contain only negligible amounts of it. Although ensuring an adequate intake of niacin should be paramount considering that about one out of every three people die from heart disease in the industrialized world, and clinical depression effects about one in every ten adults.
Niacin is an essential nutrient that we typically do not get enough of through our diets, due to depleted soils and processed foods. It is found in dairy products, poultry, fish, lean meats, and nuts. Niacin is vital for the proper digestion of foods, as well as maintaining nerve health and repair. It likewise maintains healthy skin. Read more
Saturday, May 14, 2016
A new study has found that even one beer a day can reduce the risk of heart attack by a quarter.
On a sunny day, there is nothing as delicious as a cool, crisp beer.
And drinking a pint a day is good for the heart, a study has found.
While binge drinking is known to harm our health, moderate consumption reduces the risk of heart and blood vessel diseases by a quarter, researchers discovered.
The team, from the IRCCS Mediterranean Neurological Institute, Pozzilli, said the alcohol and other chemicals in the drink reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and artery disease. Read more