RSSCategory: Wellness and Complementary Therapies

The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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New 5-minute breathing exercise can help with vascular health

July 5, 2021

Scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder (UC Boulder), US, have designed a type of breathing exercise as a form of strength training mainly for respiratory muscles and overall vascular health – it would confer similar benefits as aerobic exercise. Known as High-Resistance Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training (IMST), the breathing exercise sees test subjects […]

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Functional nutrition products help ensure quality of life

June 11, 2021

Nutrition requirements vary, for the individual and the community at large, based on concerns including aging and chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition can, however, ensure our health and wellbeing. It is thus important to tackle the most concerning nutritional issues with targeted solutions and products. According to Kristina Stuerke, Manager, Medical Nutrition APAC, on behalf of […]

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Mindfulness classes improve health of schoolchildren

May 3, 2021

Mindfulness is an ancient meditation technique that involves focusing awareness on the present moment, as a means of fostering calm, wellbeing and insight. New research conducted by the University of Derby and Derbyshire Educational Psychology Service, UK,  has found that mindfulness programmes delivered by school teachers can improve the mental health of school-age children and […]

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Mushroom compound may be an alternative treatment to traditional antidepressants

April 15, 2021

An active compound found in the Psilocybe cyanescens mushrooms, called psilocybin, appears to be as effective as a leading antidepressant medication in a therapeutic setting, according to researchers at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London. The researchers compared two sessions of psilocybin therapy with a six-week course of a leading antidepressant (a […]

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Switching to plant-based diets may help manage weight issues better

March 24, 2021

Plant-based diets are not just a momentary fad – in fact, an international survey conducted late last year by global nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition has indicated that this trend will gain momentum, especially in Asia Pacific. Out of 8,000 respondents in eight Asia Pacific countries, two out of five APAC consumers said that they were […]

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Optimal daily mix of 2 fruit and 3 vegetable servings ensures longevity

March 3, 2021

“The American Heart Association recommends filling at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal,” said Anne Thorndike, chair of the Association’s nutrition committee and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.However, inconsistent messages about which foods to include and avoid often leave consumers baffled. Diets rich in […]

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Exercise hormone injections boost mice fitness and overall health

January 26, 2021

It would be ideal if there was a way to beat the hassle of exercise, but still maintain health and fitness. Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), US, might have found just that – an exercise hormone administered to mice appears to improve fitness and overall health, even in older mice. The hormone, […]

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Kids’ physical fitness should focus on endurance and skill improvement

December 9, 2020

A child’s cardiorespiratory endurance – a measure of how well the body handles long periods of exercise – is a more important aspect of physical education (PE) than losing weight. A study by researchers at the University of Georgia, US, and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, highlights how children who are more active during PE, […]

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Blood glucose better controlled with diabetes-friendly diet and meal replacements

November 19, 2020

Some diabetics grapple with proper management of blood glucose, especially keeping to a diabetes-specific diet, which might lead to the onset of complications such as blindness, kidney disease and heart disease. A survey by Abbott Nutrition Malaysia, part of global healthcare giant Abbott, found that 96% of its 158 respondents also experience “diabetes burnout,” essentially […]

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