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How Many Minutes of Daily Meditation to Combat Stress?

In the film <i>The Holiday</i>, Cameron Diaz exclaims “Severe stress … causes the DNA in our cells to shrink until they can no longer replicate.” Did …

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Is it worth using a Swiss ball? Exercise review

<b>What is it?</b> A large inflatable ball used for exercise. You may know it as a balance ball, birth ball, body ball, fitness ball, gym ball, stability ball, therapy ball or yoga ball.<p><b>How much does it cost?</b> Shop around and you can find them for about a fiver. Alternatively, your gym will be packed to …

Exercise

5 Simple Exercises to Help You Get In Shape In No Time At All

There isn’t a better time to start thinking about getting in shape than the beginning of a new year, is there? We’ve all made promises to ourselves, …

Workouts

How To Exercise At Work (Without Messing Up Your Hair And Makeup)

You <i>do</i> have enough time to exercise, really.<p>Especially if you make moving more a priority throughout the day, even if that's a work day.<p>Before you get all defensive, hear us out: You don't need to spend your lunchbreak at the gym, you don't need to be away from your desk for an entire hour, you …

Should Food Labels Show How Much Exercise You'd Need to Burn Off Calories? | Men's Health

For instance, a blueberry muffin is 265 calories. According to the RSPH, the average person would need to walk for 48 minutes or run for 25 minutes to burn that off.<p>The idea is to show just how much the food we take in can create a “creeping obesity” (small amounts of weight gained over a long …

Not all leafy greens are created equal — here's the definitive ranking of the best ones for you

So which should you pick to justify the croutons, bacon, and other yummy toppings in your salad?<p>We're here to help. Using rankings from the CDC's 2014 list of "powerhouse foods," as well as the nutritional breakdowns of the veggies, we compiled the best, most nutritional greens for your salads, …

Nutrition

6 Infused Waters That'll Make It Easy To Get Hydrated

Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug!<p>Everyone has been told that you're supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day, and while that's still up for debate, there's still a good chance you aren't getting enough agua.<p>When you're out in the sun or at the gym, downing several glasses of water is a breeze. …

Detox

5 Reasons to Eat Thai-Style for Weight Loss

<b>Happy New Year - Happy Songkram!</b><p>Songkram is Thai New Year, which is on 13 April each year, but has the celebrations continuing on 14 and 15 April too, with the famous water festival as well as naturally a time to reflect on transformation and change.<p>It's made me think about my own new year's …

15 Best Omega-3 Superfoods For Your Mind And Body

Imagine if you could take a pill that prevented you from ever feeling fat, dumb, or depressed. Oh, and imagine that same pill happened to protect …

Nutrition

8 Things You Need To Know About Employee Wellness Programs

Employee wellness is all the rage. More companies jump on the bandwagon each day. Some companies go all in. They invest in their employees, provide wacky wellness perks and strategize for employee health. Others do wellness on a smaller scale and only offer the bare necessities.<p>The degree to which …

Digital Health

5 Effective Yoga Exercises For Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is something many individuals deal with on a daily basis while others may just suffer occasionally from lower back pain. Whatever the …

Yoga

7 Reasons You Need to Eat More Eggs

Eggs aren't just delicious—they can also boost your mood, nourish your gray matter, and even guard against cancer<p>Many Americans were raised on the theory that eggs are loaded with artery-clogging cholesterol and that eating them was a surefire way to promote coronary heart disease. But when Wake …

5 Health Foods That Aren't Really Healthy

Appearances Deceive<p>franzconde via flickr<p>Not all of you may be on a quest to lose weight, but most of you probably want to “eat better." Eating better could mean any number of things, but my hope is that you’re all on a mission to eat more real foods and less processed ones. To choose local if …

Here’s what a top Canadian registered dietitian eats in a day

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and a few snacks throughout the day; what does a healthy 24 hours of eating actually look like?<p>To get an idea, Global News …

4 Powerful Mantras to Help You Deal with Fear and Anxiety

<b>“Trust that, when you are not holding yourself together so tightly, you will not fall apart. Trust that it is more important to fulfill your</b> …

Mental Health

The 7 Best Yoga Breathing Exercises, Both On and Off Your Mat

In yoga we call the branch dedicated to our breathing techniques Pranayama, which means breath control. <br>Breathing exercises are a huge part of any …

Yoga

For Medical Professionals - Coronary artery calcium score: Are we doing too many or too few?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, where up to 60 percent of adults will have a myocardial infarction, …

Medicine

Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in heart patients – study

Study of 15,000 people also finds consumption of ‘western’ foods does not increase risk in people with heart disease<p>People with heart disease have a lower risk of heart attack and strokes if they eat a Mediterranean-style diet, according to an international study of more than 15,000 people in 39 …

Holistic Medicine

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7 Helpful Tips for People Who Are New to Fitness

Photo Credit: MuyFemenino.com via Compfight cc<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young, naive, and baby faced college kid who was eagerly getting involved with fitness. Instead of focusing on Marketing 101, my focus was on passing fitness 101.<p>With an obsession toward chasing my …

8 things you can do before 8 a.m. to be mentally stronger

If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, Benjamin Franklin is quoted to have said: "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."<p>To be sure, when you consciously …

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attack, stroke

<b>(CNN) —</b> The list of Mediterranean diet benefits is getting even longer. A new study found that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have heart disease.<p>The latest research builds on previous evidence that your …

Holistic Medicine

East Meets West at This Historic Nagasaki Eatery

Changing Planet<p>NAGASAKI, Japan– Kagetsu, a ryoutei [traditional Japanese restaurant] meaning “Flower in the Moonlight,” is the very definition of what Nagasaki means. Dutch and Chinese influences etched into the design of the establishment reflect the impact these countries have left on the only …

A biggest Buddha in Thailand

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