In today’s social media-obsessed world, many women feel pressured to pursue physical perfection that is simply unattainable. Experts agree that most women (and some men) find it nearly impossible to accept their flaws. Especially when it comes to appearance. Unsurprisingly, experts are seeing the prevalence of body dysmorphia. This is
The yoga journey begins when the foetus starts growing in the womb and continues throughout life. From yoga during pregnancy to special yoga moves with new-born babies and children. The possibilities of health and well-being that yoga creates are endless. Your Yoga Journey Through Pregnancy Sweaty, noisy gyms may not
Worry is an emotion all of us experience on a daily basis. Why? It’s like humans are programmed to feel worried about anything and everything and perhaps that’s the true secret to feeling happy. What if you could train your mind to not worry about anything at all? It’s a
Who’s truly in command of your life – the centered, empowered masterful you within, or the misperceived outer world of others around you? Are you truly objectively directing your life as an individual master, or are you simply subjectively reacting to others and then back justifying and rationalizing such reactions
Whenever you hear about a successful person, you also hear about his/her routine. From reading several newspapers to following a healthy diet, accomplished people go through the same motions every day. And their routine almost always includes physical activity, especially in the morning. Did you know that regular exercise has
It’s a whole new life with a new start. I use to sit at work and dream about working from home and being my own boss. I use to dream about being happy and living life on my own terms. The universe has ways of making things happen, sometimes it’s
Pack-a-day smokers aren’t the only ones who should think about “butting out”. A recent study by Erin O’Loughlin, a PhD candidate in Concordia’s Individualized Program (INDI), emphasizes the need to target both heavy and light smokers in anti-smoking messaging and cessation campaigns. The study, co-authored by Robert J. Wellman, Erika N. Dugas, Annie Montreuil, Hartley Dutczak and
This would explain your love for red wine – it contains a key ingredient for anti-aging! Resveratrol has long been hailed as a powerful agent for aging better, and – good news! – it is now available in South Africa in a compact, potent supplement form. A Harvard University study has
When you're stressed out, chances are your diet takes a plunge for the worse. Stress affects your body in various ways, and by eating badly you could be doing yourself more harm than you realise.
“When you get stressed, your brain releases a substance called corticotrophinreleasing hormone, which in turn releases a series of hormonal responses,” explains registered dietician Christine Stent Pinha. Adrenalin and cortisol are the main hormones that are released during periods of stress.
Gone are the days when artichokes were simply ‘those odd-looking plants'. The health benefits of this zesty veg are incredible.
According to www.health-goji-juice. com, artichoke leaves stimulate the elimination of bile and, in turn, aid digestion. They're also rich in fibre and help balance your gut after the negative effects of stress, medication and travel. According to German scientists, these long leaves contain high amounts of caffeylquinic acids, which offer powerful nutritional support for the liver.