Posts Tagged "Healthy Living"

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2014 in Blog, Mental Health, Top Health Tips | 1 comment

Five steps to mental wellbeing

Scientific evidence points to five steps that we can take to improve our mental wellbeing. If you give them a try, you may feel happier, more positive and able to get the most from your life. Your mental health is important. Some mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, are common. If you have such an illness, it’s important to get the right treatment. However, there’s more to good mental health than avoiding or treating mental illness. There is also positive mental wellbeing. Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing. The Five...

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World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

Posted by admin on May 22, 2012 in Keeping Fit, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

For most elderly people getting down on the floor is a thing of the past, but not for 93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch who has been named Guinness World Records’ oldest yoga teacher. Ms Porchon-Lynch first became interested in yoga after seeing boys practicing on the beach when she was just eight years old and lived in Pondicherry, in southern India, British newspaper the Telegraph reports. She now lives in Hartsdale, outside of New York City, and has been teaching others to twist themselves up in knots for 61 years. Ms Porchon-Lynch, who is also a competitive dancer, said she has no plans...

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Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2012 in Mental Health | 0 comments

Living Together May Be Mentally Healthier Than Marriage: Study

Once the honeymoon’s over, wedded couples grow less happy and social, research claims Marriage offers few well-being advantages compared to living together, a new study contends. The study also found that the benefits of marriage diminish over time, while unmarried couples who live together experience greater happiness and self-esteem. Researchers examined data from 2,737 single men and women who took part in the U.S. National Survey of Families and Households. Of those people, 896 married or moved in with a partner over a period of six years. Both marriage and cohabitation led to...

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Feeling Sluggish? 5 Ways to Get Your Energy Up in 5 Minutes or Less

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2012 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Feeling Sluggish? 5 Ways to Get Your Energy Up in 5 Minutes or Less

No matter how hard we try, we all feel a bit less peppy from time to time. But your cure is just a few moments away! By Kate Schweitzer 1. Listen to Music It’s no surprise why our brain’s pleasure centers light up when we hear music. (The same brain structures that are active during euphoria-inducing stimuli like sex and drugs are clicked on with a good Glee mash-up, too!) So, plug those headphones in and work along to your favorite jam. 2. Flirt It’s fun, it’s harmless (or, at least, it should be), and it’s effective. Nothing gets the heart pumping and the brain...

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Food for Younger Looking Skin

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Food for Younger Looking Skin

Question: What can I eat to keep my skin looking younger? Expert answer: This is a terrific question. Many of my friends and patients spend hundreds of dollars every year on facial creams to prevent skin aging, but most don’t pay nearly as much attention to the impact that what they eat has on their skin. Two of the most important aspects of eating for beautiful skin are controlling inflammation, which can accelerate aging throughout your body, and eating a phytonutrient (plant based) and anti-oxidant rich diet to help fight the daily environmental assault that your skin faces. In...

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‘Superfoods’

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 comments

‘Superfoods’

Imagine a superfood – not a drug – powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, and, for an added bonus, put you in a better mood. Did we mention that there are no side effects? You’d surely stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering superfoods are available right now in your local supermarket. You don’t need specific foods for specific ailments. A healthy diet incorporating a variety of the following superfoods will help you maintain your weight, fight disease, and live longer.  Top Superfoods...

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5 Easy Health Tweaks

Posted by admin on Sep 15, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

5 Easy Health Tweaks

Dr. Oz, Oprah´s favorite doctor, has some great advice on small tweaks you can easily make that will have a big impact on your life. 1. Make the Hard Decisions in the Grocery Store The reason diets don’t work, Dr. Oz says, is because they are based on willpower. If you’re rummaging in the fridge at 10 p.m. on a Sunday, anxious about work Monday, there is no way (no way!) you will say no to a chocolate bar. But if there is no chocolate bar nearby, you can’t do something you’ll later regret. To make sure your pantry is filled with healthy items, go grocery shopping...

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Keep Warm This Winter

Posted by admin on Sep 13, 2011 in Senior Health Advice, Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Keep Warm This Winter

I know it is only September and the weather is still a balmy 35 degrees but preparation and organisation is often the key to healthy living. Whether it is organising healthy meals for the week or schedualing in time to exercise a little bit of for thought and organisation goes a long way to helping you keep well. Nothing is more true than planning for the changes in seasons. There is a misconception that the winter is mild in the mediterranean and while it is true we very really get the freezing temperatures of our neighbours, badly insulated homes, lack of services such as piped gas and...

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Health Secrets from Around the Globe

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Health Secrets from Around the Globe

We have a very cosmopolitan lifestyle in Mallorca with numerous different nationalities living together. The Mediterranean lifestyle with it´s siestas, fresh food and relaxed way is well documented in creating a healthy way to live but what about other countries? From the Japanese to the Russians, the Greeks to the Kuna Indians of Panama, every culture has its own secrets to better health and longer life. These traditional remedies and practices—like drinking a calming herbal tea or cooking with a particular spice—might seem inconsequential, but researchers are discovering that these...

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Early to Bed

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Early to Bed

Poor quality sleep is a common complaint — 7 in 10 people say they experience frequent sleep problems. Yet there are a variety of ways to improve your sleep. Going to bed and getting up at the same time each day will help set your body clock. Decide what time you’re going to go to sleep — and follow through with it. To ensure that you stick to your bedtime, it’s important not to schedule stimulating activities right up until your last waking moment. For example, most of us spend the last hour before bed watching TV several nights a week. While certain programs may be relaxing,...

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