Health

Relief From the Common Cold
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Colds are caused by viruses, most commonly the rhinovirus or coronavirus (COVID-19 is just one form of it!). According to WebMD, a cold is a mild respiratory illness with symptoms that include a sore throat, sneezing, runny nose, cough and congestion. It should not be mistaken for the flu, which sha...
Pain Therapy: To Use Heat or Cold
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Both hot and cold therapy have their place in relieving pain and speeding up recovery. When it comes to pain therapy, this is not only a matter of personal preference, but is very much dependent on the stage and type of injury sustained. Some Like It Hot If your pain is associated with sore ...
Migraines – The “Mother” Of All Headaches
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Unlike regular headaches, migraines are chronic, with intense pain only on one part of the head. They also involve different stages and intensities of pain. These are the typical stages of migraine: Prodromal phase: This is the first stage – usually one or two days – before a migraine, wh...
Regular Food Can Be ‘Superfood’
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‘Superfood’ was a marketing label coined to highlight the nutritious aspects of everyday ingredients. You don’t have to purchase unpronounceable products and break the bank to enjoy healthy and delicious foods. There are those who embrace overpriced superfoods as the must-have miracle ingre...
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
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Trying to get by with less than seven hours of shut-eye a night can have serious consequences in the long run. Here are nine symptoms of sleep deprivation to look out for: 1. You Feel Hungry Very Often When the body lacks rest, it produces more ghrelin, the hormone that increases your appetite...
Stretching Your Health
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Stretching is good for your health, whatever your age, but it is especially important for senior citizens. Having a decent level of elasticity in the muscles will mitigate the risk of falls and improve balance and coordination, strength and stamina. Elderly people have brittle bones, so when the...
White & Shine!
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Why do teeth lose their whiteness? As we age, the outer layer of the teeth’s enamel gets worn away, revealing the underlying dentin which is naturally yellow. However, tooth discoloration can also happen or be hastened because of the following reasons: Food and drinks Coffee, tea, cola and ...
Gut Instinct
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Did you know that there is a direct link between the gut and brain by way of trillions of bacteria? Keeping these bugs living in harmony in your gastrointestinal system is important to you physical and mental wellbeing. A Gutful of Bacteria Think of this bacterial population – or microbiome...
From “Achoo!” to “Ouch!”
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Did you know? Holding back a sneeze can potentially land you in hospital! Read on to find out which parts of your body are susceptible to damage from a sneeze. Sneezes are powerful Why is such a common action like sneezing so potentially harmful? This is because a sneeze can generate a violent...
Mind Your Mind
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Mindfulness—often regarded as one of the newest fad in the realm of health and wellness. But is it really just a trendy practice or is there more to mindfulness? Bearing roots in Buddhism, mindfulness is more than just mumbo jumbo; and actually has proven health benefits. What is Mindfulness? ...
Woes of the Weekend Warrior
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If you are a weekend warrior who only exercises intensely during the weekend, but otherwise lead an inactive lifestyle, read on about these five common sports-related injuries so that you can better mitigate your risk factors and stay safe. Hamstring Pull A hamstring pull can occur in sports ...
Good-for-you Foods
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Here is a list of foods with clear and proven benefits that you might want to include on your next shopping trip. Broccoli Broccoli contains a unique chemical called sulforaphane—a chemical that detoxifies cancer-causing pollutants before they get a chance to cause problems. Broccoli is als...
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