The best people to understand the challenges you face are others with arthritis. They can commiserate with your difficulties, share encouragement, and give you tips that come from their own experiences. Sometimes, just sharing that you’ve had a hard day and having someone respond, “I understand completely” can help you feel better. As for friends […]
Creativity is important for a number of reasons, it’s fun and enjoyable, it boosts self-confidence and doing things that you like reduces stress and improves overall well-being, most importantly it stimulates the brain. Creativity sharpens the brain, which can stem the advance of dementia in old age. The more new things you learn, the more […]
Simple mindfulness techniques can help you manage stress and achieve more balance in your life. Set aside some time every day to practice deep breathing exercises. Focus on breathing deeply down into your tummy using your diaphragm to expand your lungs fully. This helps you to de-stress and promotes relaxation.
New Year’s resolutions are a bit like babies: They’re fun to make but extremely difficult to maintain. Stop Making Excuses & Learn How to Be Healthy Get-in-shape goals tend to fizzle as early as the third week of January, per recent data based on Facebook searches. Yet some keep at it. What’s their secret? People […]
Healthy skin is one of the excellent side effects of eating carrots. Carrot’s vitamin A can protect our skin from sun damage, prevents it from becoming dry and cracked, removes premature wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, blemishes and uneven skin tones.
Not in an email, not on Twitter or Facebook, but really: laugh out loud. Whether you like watching Family Guy or Seinfeld reruns, if it gets you chuckling, it’s good for your heart. Research from the University of Maryland Medical Centre shows that laughter helps relieve the stress that damages the endothelium, the tissue […]
Sleep and mental health are intimately linked. We all know that after a sleepless night we can feel a bit tired and irritable, but most of us can bounce back after a good night’s sleep. People who suffer from chronic sleep problems have more difficulty recognising and managing emotions, and are at double the risk […]
Studies show that going outside each day has massive health benefits. Improving your short term memory, reduce stress, restore mental energy, improve concentration & increase vitamin D. So, what are you waiting for? Get Outside!
Aside from being rich in vitamin C, which is the number one vitamin that boosts immune function, Spinach is also packed with antioxidants and beta carotene that are significant in the infection-fighting capability of our immune system. You may add spinach to your smoothie ingredients or just lightly cook it when use in other dishes […]
Kneel with affected knee on the ground, raise the same side arm and push up and back causing pelvis (hips) to shift forward, and back to extend. Hold for 20- 30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. (the other side may be stretched for general flexibility)