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Twisting the Tummy Time!

Added October 30, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, How To

Back in the 1960s, the dance craze of the The Twist was all the rage.  As teenagers, we were all slim and agile and it was easy to master The Twist.  But all those twisting dance sessions could well have been good for our health too. A decade earlier and it was all about the hoola hoop when people of all ages took up another exercise for twisting the tummy. But how important is it to keep on twisting that tummy for ...

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Celery Juice can be a Natural Remedy for Headaches & Migraines

Added October 28, 2019, Under: Headaches & Migraines, Health, How To, Nutrition

There are many different types of headaches and migraines but they all have something in common - pain and discomfort. A daily drink of celery juice can be a natural remedy for you if you suffer from headaches or migraines. There are other health benefits from celery juice too.  Drink a large glass first thing in the morning to gain these benefits. Start with an 8 ounce glass and gradually increase to 16 ounces.  Here are some of health benefits To heal and activate ...

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How Hunger Can Make Us Angry

Added October 25, 2019, Under: Diets, Health, Nutrition, Vitamin D

When we are hungry, we can become snappy and irritable. If we have not eaten in a while, we can find it difficult to concentrate. If we are in need of a snack, this can severely affect our mood. But why does this happen? There is a new word out there And the word is hanger. Once it was a made up word but now it has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as being "bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger". In 2018, ...

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Having a Dog is Great for Heart Health, Mental Health & So Much More

Added October 11, 2019, Under: Exercise, Health, Pets

Often referred to as "man's best friend", owning a dog comes with so many health benefits - both for the dog and the human. Recent research by the University of Toronto, Canada and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York has found that, compared to non-dog owners, those with dogs in the home had a 24% reduced risk of dying in any year. Why having a dog is such a good thing! Walking your dog, and the regular exercise involved, is especially good for ...

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How Safe Is Your Daily Cuppa?

Added September 30, 2019, Under: Environment, Health, Technology

Here in the UK, we are a nation of tea drinkers - and most of us use tea bags to make our mug of tea. And "cuppa" is the slang for a cup of tea. But how safe is our cup of tea? Should we be concerned? Researchers at McGill University in Canada have found that a single tea bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles, and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastic particles, into that mug.  This is thousands of times higher than the amount ...

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How to Prevent & Relieve Heartburn or Acid Reflux Without Using Medication

Added , Under: Diets, Drugs, Health, How To, Natural remedies

Millions of Americans have been taking a popular heartburn drug for years.  Known as Zantac, it has now been pulled off the market. Available without a prescription and over-the-counter, this medication was used to prevent and treat heartburn and other symptoms caused by too much acid in the stomach (also known as acid indigestion or acid reflux). What are the causes and symptoms? Acid reflux is when stomach acid gets pushed up into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food and ...

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Therapy Pets are Dedicated To Caring for Us

Added September 24, 2019, Under: Health, Pets

While the use of dogs for the blind, the partially sighted and even disabled people is well known, it may not be so widely known that dogs and other animals are very popular as therapy pets. They help all types of vulnerable people to live a happier life. That special connection Over thousands of years, man has developed a close social bond with dogs in particular as they have learned to adapt their behaviour to man's lifestyles.   Dogs (and other pets) have been ...

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Is Oniomania a Modern-Day Problem for You?

Added September 16, 2019, Under: Health

There is a new word around - and that is Oniomania - and it means suffering from a shopping addiction or compulsive buying. Most of us like to do a bit of shopping from time to time and that is perfectly natural. But for some, a bit of shopping can turn into a much more frequent occurrence, even becoming an obsession. The age of online shopping is not helping this compulsion If you do become a compulsive shopper, think how easy it becomes when ...

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The Sights & Sounds of Forests are More Vital Than Ever

Added August 26, 2019, Under: Environment, Exercise, Health

At this time in our history, the world is worrying about the extensive and hugely damaging forest fires in the Amazon - and how it will all end. The Amazon rain forests are at great risk, desperately needing the rain after which they are named. Why we need rain forests Rain forests are forests which grow in areas of high rainfall.  Tropical rain forests are found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and receive between 68 to 80 inches ...

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If Motion Sickness Affects You, These Could be a Simple Remedy

Added August 10, 2019, Under: Children's Health, Drugs, Health

Motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy or  morning sickness (in pregnancy) can all lead to continuous nausea or vomiting. And for anyone faced with such nausea, it can be a very unpleasant experience. To alleviate nausea and vomiting, many will turn to drugs. But there are alternatives to medications These include herbal remedies, vitamins, aromatherapy or hypnosis - and now acupressure wristbands. But can a pair of bracelets, applying pressure to a certain point on your wrist, really relieve nausea and vomiting? Acupressure bands come in different colours, ...

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