There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health

There Is Growing Evidence That Noise Is Bad For Your Health
The World Health Organisation recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines recommend outdoor noise levels that should not be exceeded for aircraft, road and rail noise and two new sources: wind turbine and leisure noise.

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know

Thinking Of Laser Hair Removal? Here's What You Need To Know
Unwanted facial and body hair can affect the way we feel, our social interactions, what we wear and what we do. Options to camouflage or remove unwanted hair include plucking, shaving, bleaching, using creams and epilation. Longer-term options include electrolysis and laser therapy. So what is laser therapy? What can it achieve? And what are the side-effects?

Yoga For Back Pain With Adriene

Join me for this 27 min Yoga For Low Back practice! In this session we address all areas that contribute to low back aches and pain, as well as provide preventative care

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Why Our Food System Needs A Revolution, Not Tinkering Around Edges

Eating ultra-processed food is definitely bad for you, a recent study has confirmed. In the experiment, people were fed either ultra-processed or unprocessed food, with meals matched precisely for calories, salt, sugar, fat and fibre. 

Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

Ticks Spread Plenty More Than Lyme Disease

When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species carry and transmit a collection of other pathogens, some of which cause serious, even fatal, conditions.

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening

How Misinformation About CBD Can Be Life-Threatening
Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.” These stories were referring to a recent study in the American Journal of Psychiatry that found a short-term course of cannabidiol (CBD) reduced cue-induced cravings and anxiety..

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their Teeth

Not Everyone Uses A Toothbrush And Toothpaste To Clean Their TeethMost people use toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to clean their teeth, but their use is by no means universal. Many indigenous groups, as well as people in developing countries, use traditional techniques to clean their teeth. Some of these techniques are more effective than others.

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

Can Drinking Coffee Help You Lose Weight?Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK recently published a study in the journal Scientific Reports suggesting caffeine increases brown fat. This caught people’s attention because brown fat activity burns energy, which may help with weight loss. Headlines claimed drinking coffee can help you lose weight, and that coffee is possibly even the “secret to fighting obesity”.

3 Reasons To Get Your Stress Levels In Check

3 Reasons To Get Your Stress Levels In Check
It’s difficult not to get stressed in our fast-paced lives. Whether you’re working overtime, battling exams, or caring for a sick relative, chronic stress has become commonplace.

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

The amount of sleep adults need has once again come under the spotlight, with a recent Wall Street Journal article suggesting seven hours sleep is better than eight hours and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine drawing up guidelines surrounding sleep need.

Abs, Arms, and Attitude! and Yoga With Adriene

Our Yoga For Weight Loss series continues with this 31-minute warming practice that invites you to focus on the power of thought as you build strength and awareness in the arms and abdominals.

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What To Eat? Science Can Help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe?

To Remember More, Get More Consistent Sleep

To Remember More, Get More Consistent Sleep
Shifting sleep times and reduced sleep quality have a negative effect on the ability of older adults to recall information about past events, according to a new study.

3 Easy Healthy Salad Recipes

These three new easy, healthy salad recipes are the perfect way to work more fresh, seasonal ingredients into your diet.

In Defense Of Ultra-Processed Foods

In Defense Of Ultra-Processed Foods

Ultra-processed foods, a label coined in research by a Brazilian pediatrician, have been targeted as a menace to society for quite some time, mostly by environmental advocates and health professionals.

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person

How To Think Yourself Into A Fit Person
Many of us, aware of the benefits of exercise, try to stick to a routine, only to find our sneakers at the back of the closet when the weather doesn’t co-operate, our routine is disrupted or we are short of time.

Moon Practice Yoga With Adriene

Join me for this sweet, 15 minute Moon Practice, perfect for anyone under any stress. This practice invites you to get quiet, decompress, and call in some lunar energy to counteract a busy lifestyle.

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Why Period Pain Shouldn't Make You Stop Exercising

Girls and women experiencing period pain often avoid physical activity, but our latest study suggests that doing exercise might actually provide pain relief.

Healing Exercises to Energize and Balance Your Energy Flow

Healing Exercises to Energize and Balance Your Energy FlowPsychic or not, we all need to energize and balance our energy centers each day. The following exercises can be carried out every morning and throughout the day as needed. They will energise the body, pinpoints imbalanced areas, and enable us to attend to our own well-being.

Yoga For Risk Takers With Adriene

Join me for Yoga For Risk Takers, I dare you! This 26 min session is all about expanding and grounding in honor of promoting courage and balance so that we are better prepared to take risks and “go

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten-free chocolate chip cookies have been my go-to cookie recipe for over ten years. They are crispy on the outside and soft, gooey and chewy on the inside.

There Is More Than One "You"

There Is More Than One There is a certain cosmic joke to the fact that we begin our spiritual journey often wishing to uncover a “true” self—some sort of finally decided, static being. The deep irony is that when we move past our individual wounding, we discover that we are not just one thing: we are a multitude of selves.

Why Long Hours At The Office Could Be Killing You

Why Long Hours At The Office Could Be Killing You

UK employees have the longest working week compared to other workers in the European Union. But, despite the long hours, recent studies have shown this does not make the UK a more productive nation.

Why Do People Faint?

Why Do People Faint?

Maybe it’s a bride standing in a hot chapel, or an exhausted runner after a race. It could be someone watching a medical procedure on television or a donor at a blood drive.

What Is The Leading Cause of Stress?

Reality is the Leading Cause of StressDo we have to "put reality on the back burner" to have fun? That's what it seems like. After all, with all the problems in the world and all the stress in our lives, escaping reality seems to be required. Our current life circumstance is putting pressure on us to...

Why Iron Is Such An Important Part Of Your Diet

According to the World Health Organisation, iron deficiency – a condition where your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron – is a global public health problem of “epidemic proportions”.

Are Brain Games Helpful?

Are Brain Games Helpful?

You’ve probably seen ads for apps promising to make you smarter in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of so-called “brain training” programs can be purchased for download.

The Challenges And Treatment Advances Of Pancreatic Cancer

The Challenges And Treatment Advances Of Pancreatic Cancer

With Alex Trebek’s recent announcement that his pancreatic cancer is in remission, many people have wondered if this difficult cancer is now easier to treat. Pancreatic cancer remains a major cancer killer, but advances are happening.

The Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing Process

The Twelve Simple Steps Of The Healing ProcessIt isn't possible to make good, conscious decisions in the midst of confusion and shock. Slow down and don't be rushed. Listen to your inner voice. Weigh the options and make decisions and choices based on what you feel is right for you. We stay far more empowered when we take charge and make decisions we feel good about.

How Long Can Humans Expect To Live?

How Long Can Humans Expect To Live?

Humans are living longer around the world. While there have been obvious ups and downs, life expectancy at birth overall has been steadily increasing for many years. It has more than doubled in the last two centuries.

These Medicinal Plants Put Brakes On Cancer Growth

These Medicinal Plants Put Brakes On Cancer Growth

The leaves of a variety of medicinal plants can stop the growth of breast, cervical, colon, leukemia, liver, ovarian, and uterine cancer, a new study shows.

Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken

Baked Lemon Garlic Chicken is easy, juicy and full of flavor. This is a chicken breast recipe that will not let you down and that your whole family can enjoy. 

Rose Yoga With Adriene

Join me for Rose Yoga, a loving full length heart opening vinyasa flow! Allow your breath to blossom with each gesture.

Are Superfoods Really All That Super?

are superfoods all that super?

Superfoods is a buzzword now part of mainstream food and health language, often touted as miracle foods that cure all ills, stave off ageing and disease, or aid weight loss.

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