Category: Blog

Daily Tips to Stay Stress-Free

By: | June 2, 2016

It’s easy to get caught up in the Monday to Friday working life and lose sight of what’s really important in life sometimes. Everyone gets stressed out for various reasons so here’s a few tips to remind yourself that life exists out of the workplace.

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Sleep Tight

By: | June 2, 2016

The Chinese art of acupuncture is one of the oldest alternative forms of medicine in the world that can be traced back 2,500 years ago. Today, it’s one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine with people from the United Kingdom and France being frequent patients. Acupuncture is the key component of traditional Chinese medicine that involves the use of needles to correct energy patterns in the body, also known as ‘Qi’. Disruptions of this pattern of energy flow are believed to be causes of certain illnesses and diseases.

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Hit That Snooze Button

By: | June 2, 2016

Ladies, you can now hit the snooze button on your phone in the morning without feeling guilty anymore. According to Dr Jim Horne, Emeritus Professor at Loughborough University and one of Britain’s leading figures in sleep neuroscience, women need roughly 20 more minutes of sleep as compared to men.

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Quench That Thirst

By: | June 2, 2016

Living in the middle of the Arabian desert can sometimes dehydrate you. When temperatures rise, getting enough H20 is important whether you’re playing sports, commuting, or just enjoying the Dubai sunshine. Quenching your thirst goes beyond just physically satisfying your body’s need for water, it is about supplying your organs with what they need to carry out their functions.

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Is obesity hereditary?

By: | June 2, 2016

It’s a commonly held belief that obesity runs in the family. While it’s true that people with obesity genes are more likely to suffer from it, the genetic factors linked to obesity make up only a small part of the overall risk. Adding to that, some people who carry genes associated with obesity don’t actually become overweight. This is due to the fact that most obese people gain that weight through different lifestyle factors that can be changed through a slow process of personal motivation and a strong support network of family and friends. Here are two simple ways you can combat obesity.

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Fat Facts

By: | June 2, 2016

The word fats are usually spoken of with disdain. While it may be true that certain types of fat play a role in health problems like cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes, some fats can actually help to promote good health. Being aware of the difference between good and bad fats will help you look out for which fats to avoid, and which to eat in moderation. This can make a world of a difference.

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Body Mass Index: Facts and Myths

By: | June 2, 2016

If you’ve ever calculated your Body Mass Index (BMI) and received a number that isn’t ideal, don’t worry too much about it. BMI, while a reliable screening tool to indicate whether a person is underweight, overweight, obese or a healthy weight for their height, doesn’t take into account factors like muscle mass and ethnicity.

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Understanding Hair Growth

By: | June 2, 2016

If you are struggling to understand what the words anagen, catagen, and telogen mean, don’t pull your hair out. The hair on your scalp grows around 0.3 to 0.4 mm per day or roughly 6 inches per year and unlike other mammals, the growth of human hair is random instead of seasonal. Anagen, catagen, and telogen are the three stages of hair growth and shedding that occurs at any point of time, possibly even right now as you are reading this!

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The “Sunshine Vitamin”

By: | June 2, 2016

Feelings of happiness are not the only things your body produces when sunshine hits your face on a bright summer day. Vitamin D, sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin”, is produced in your skin in response to sunlight, and is a fat-soluble vitamin in a family of compounds that includes vitamins D1, D2, and D3.

Vitamin D has a host of important functions for your body but the most vital ones are the facilitation of your immune system functions and the effective absorption of phosphorus and calcium. A lack of vitamin D may possibly put you at risk of developing bone abnormalities like osteoporosis, or more commonly known as fragile bones.

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What is Cancer?

By: | June 2, 2016

When you think of the word cancer, it brings to mind all sorts of images that are unpleasant to imagine (think cigarette boxes which prominently display a gnarly photo of throat cancer).

This evocative word refers to a group of related diseases, caused by uncontrolled division of cells which spread into surrounding tissues and lead to a malignant growth or tumour. Such disorganised division makes it difficult for the body to function the way it normally would.

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