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9 Daily Mistakes That Age You Faster

Age is what we make and our feelings about growing old is how we feel on the inside, but not outside. Whether you are scared of aging or welcome it smilingly, there are many ways to keep your body healthy and your spirit feeling young. Here are 9 mistakes you might be making that are the culprits in making you age more quickly.

9 Startling Nutrient Deficiencies That Cause Depression

An unhealthy diet affects not just your physical but mental health as well. As an organ that accounts for 25% of our metabolic demands, the brain needs constant nourishment that can’t be met with junk food. So along with medication, consume specific nutrient-rich foods to get better results in reducing the risk of depression.

8 Mind-blowing Things That Happen When You Read Books

There are two kinds of people in this world—those who love reading books and those who don’t. If you relish the feeling of the hardback covers or the way the pages of a new book smell, and can’t wait to open it and fall in love with the characters and places[.....]

Popular Drugs Linked To Dementia Even At Low Dosage

A new study in the University of Washington provides strong evidence that certain popular drugs may increase the risk of dementia in older adults. The drugs share some common mechanisms within key areas of the brain but are used primarily as ingredients in over-the-counter sleep, cough, cold, and allergy medicines[.....]

6 Things That Happen When You Turn 40

You were just out of high-school few years back, and still remember those embarrassing memories from college, you are still hitting the club with your colleagues on Friday nights, and suddenly when look at yourself in the mirror and have a close look, you see how old you actually are.[.....]

6 Signs Your Body Is Under Heavy Stress

Can you remember the last time you were completely stress-free? Chances are you won’t be able to. Given how fast-paced life has become today, even kindergartners have started to look worn out – those ABCs and simple additions won’t learn by themselves now, will they? Each time you are stressed[.....]

Kick These 6 Habits To Keep Your Sperm Healthy

Avoid working with the lappy perched on your lap (esp. when connected to wi-fi) for prolonged periods. Quit smoking and cut back on alcohol consumption; make your peace with a spritzer/lemonade for a while. Limit your intake of processed meats and carbs, tank up on fresh fruits and veggies instead. Avoid stress and indulge in meditation to help counter it.

9 Daily Mistakes That Age You Faster

Age is what we make and our feelings about growing old is how we feel on the inside, but not outside. Whether you are scared of aging or welcome it smilingly, there are many ways to keep your body healthy and your spirit feeling young. Here are 9 mistakes you might be making that are the culprits in making you age more quickly.

8 Warning Signs Of Vitamin D Deficiency You Should Know

Vitamin D is a vitamin synthesized from cholesterol and sunlight and converted to a hormone! It’s also found in certain foods such as fatty fish and fortified dairy products, although it’s very difficult to get enough from the diet.1 The recommended daily intake is usually around 400-800 IU, but many[.....]

Benefits Of Keeping An Aquarium

Keeping an aquarium has many benefits. Aquariums not only beautify the living spaces, but can also be therapeutic must-haves that help you deal with everyday life better. The size of the aquarium does not really matter. Just a small aquarium with some pebbles, plants and fish will serve the purpose.[.....]

Coloring For Stress Relief: Does It Help?

As mental stress is very common, it's always good to have a creative approach to deal with it. Use of creative art, especially coloring has great potential in reducing our stress level. Adult coloring books are latest trends and many physicians are using it therapeutically for improving mental health. Coloring is an alternative to meditation, has intellectual benefits, and is portable.

Signs And Symptoms Of Depression To Watch Out For

A serious mood disorder, depression can be handled by identifying the symptoms in time and seeking medical care. Symptoms can vary depending on your age and gender. While in the beginning, the symptoms could be mostly physical like aches and pains, constipation, loss of appetite etc, there are behavioral warning signs like anxiety, irritability, temper, and more you need to watch out for. Depression can also affect your cognitive functions like memory. Lack of sleep or excess of it, too, is a symptom you shouldn’t overlook.

How To Prevent Early Onset Of Dementia and Alzheimer's

Eat right by adopting a Mediterranean diet, loading up on vitamins B3, B12, K, D, and cutting back on salt, sugar, red meat. Indulge in mentally stimulating activities such as solving puzzles, crosswords and/or learning new languages. Practice cardio and strength training 3-5 times a week for at least 30 mins. Aim for 6-8 hrs of deep sleep every night. Quit alcohol, smoking.

Health Benefits Of Mulberries: Reasons To Eat Them Now!

Mulberries have phytochemicals that lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, reduce triglycerides, and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol. The fiber in them also helps, while suppressing appetite and promoting weight loss. Additionally, your insulin resistance can improve with mulberries. This is useful if you’re trying to prevent type 2 diabetes. Because these fruits are packed with antioxidants, they fight free radicals and prevent cancer. They also protect your brain from oxidative stress linked to mental decline.

Locked-In Syndrome: Causes, Signs, And Treatment

Locked-in syndrome is characterized by being conscious without the ability to make much movement. Such patients go into a coma for some time and remain paralyzed and voiceless even after they come out of the coma. The syndrome is believed to be caused by damage to a certain part of the brain stem, often from tissue loss due to lack of blood flow from events like a stroke, an infarct, or blood clots. While the diagnosis often takes time and there is no definite cure, with technological advancement, the syndrome is manageable.