RSSCategory: Wellness and Complementary Therapies

Short-term bursts of exercise may enhance learning

July 29, 2019

Regular exercise is known to be good for overall health and has now been found to particularly improve brain function.Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in the US found that brief bouts of exercise primes the brain for learning by promoting synaptic connections. Previous research has shown that sustained exercise promotes general brain […]

Continue Reading

Heart fat efficiently reduced through weightlifting

July 12, 2019

Reducing fat around the heart is more likely through resistance training instead of aerobic exercise – researchers have observed that weight lifting reduced a type of heart fat linked to cardiovascular disease, and aerobic exercise (endurance training) likewise reduced another type of heart fat. Dr. Regitse Hojgaard Christensen, a researcher at the Center of Inflammation […]

Continue Reading

Help yourself to a healthy acai bowl

May 27, 2019

Acai berries are a class of superfood rich in antioxidants and fibre. The acai palm is native to South America, producing a small, black-purple fruit which is edible. In an uncontrolled pilot study, overweight adults who took 100g of acai pulp daily for a month reported reductions in fasting glucose and insulin levels, indicating that […]

Continue Reading

Daily nut servings may lower heart disease for diabetics

April 16, 2019

A daily diet of nut helpings may promise better heart health for diabetics – just one extra serving of nuts a week is associated with a 3% lower risk of developing cardiac conditions and 6% lower risk of dying from heart problems. An American study of diet questionnaires from 16,217 men and women before and […]

Continue Reading

Healthy food prescription yields more benefits; less costly than meds

April 3, 2019

A rapidly ageing population and rising healthcare costs have led experts to estimate that healthcare spending will continue growing. However, the US has healthcare programmes that support certain groups of marginalised people, including those with limited income and resources. Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programmes in the US; Medicare accounted for 15% […]

Continue Reading

Mushrooms help stave off dementia in seniors

March 15, 2019

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is likely to develop in ageing, with symptoms such as forgetfulness and a gradual decline in cognitive functions including language, attention span and perceiving objects. Seniors who eat a more generous serving of mushrooms however, may not be as likely to develop MCI. A study was conducted in Singapore on 600 Chinese […]

Continue Reading

Practical steps to solve the sweet tooth dilemma

February 1, 2019

Sugar is an important consideration to the diet. Diabetes and other diseases are associated with increasing sugar consumption among other risk factors.  Moreover, having a sweet tooth may also wreak havoc to one’s dental health. Heavy consumption of added/free sugars easily cause tooth decay such as fruit juices that have both added and intrinsic sugars. […]

Continue Reading

Achieve better dental health in 2 minutes

February 1, 2019

Healthy teeth and gums help with overall hygiene and confidence while keeping diseases at bay. The usual advice is to brush twice daily and avoid excessive sugar, yet some of us need a filling at the dentist. But some experts say that a two minute dental care, twice daily is all it takes to achieve […]

Continue Reading

Understanding corn: the benefits, risks and tips for you

January 22, 2019

Corn – widely known as sweet yellow corn – is a large form of maize. It is found in various foodstuffs and is sometimes eaten on its own. Selective breeding has domesticated this simple grain and changed the size, color, and flavor of corn from the early crops of our indigenous ancestors; now to a […]

Continue Reading

Lifebuoy promotes handwashing habits to control infectious diseases

October 25, 2018

For the 11th Global Handwashing Day, Lifebuoy aims to change behaviours surrounding hand hygiene among children and adults. Since hands are responsible for the spread of 80% of common infectious diseases, effective hand hygiene continues to be universally recognised as the smartest, most cost-effective means of infection control. A highly contagious, infectious diseases that can […]

Continue Reading