How Stress Hormones Affect Our Body and Mind

We live in quite a stressful environment, with numerous challenges, competitions, struggles being our daily routine. Such living is highly likely to expose us to various negative effects of stress, both physiological and cognitive. This happens because of stress hormones’ influence on our systems. What are these effects and how can a modern person eliminate the effect of stress on their well-being?

A Healing Gong for the Soul: the Practice of Sound Baths

Less than 150 years have passed since gurus Ramakrishna and Vivekananda introduced the Western world to the Indian spiritual practices. During this time, the West has turned what once had been a highly demanding lifestyle into an industry of spiritual wellness, with new fads arriving each year. Among the latest are the so-called sound baths. Are they as great as they are touted to be, though?

Earthing Is a Foremost Human Need

In simple words, earthing means a stable connection with the earth. Now it’s so widespread when people spend most of time in the city, living an unconscious hectic life, with dozens of obligations, and start feel disconnected from our main source of energy – the Earth. In this case people have lots of plans, but a minimum of results. The lack of sunlight and the energy of the earth slowly but surely pour oil on the fire of chronic ailments.

Float Therapy: Let Your Troubles Float away

Float therapy is becoming increasingly popular day by day. Have you ever wondered about the medical benefit of this relaxation method for your health? Let’s find out why it is so good for you!

Night Shifts Are Harmful for Your Health

Shift work has become the lifestyle of many people. And if you work or you are planning to do it in the evening or at night, you should be aware of the issues this schedule causes. Your brain, digestive, cardiovascular systems, and your general state might be attacked by negative sides of having such a job. Let's focus on the most unfortunate features of shift work to help you to arrange your work schedule properly.

Set Your Fascia Free: Truth and Legend of Rolfing

If you've ever suffered from chronic pain in your back or neck, from recurring injuries or stiffness, you may have tried all sorts of massage, acupuncture, and physiotherapy - sometimes without much effect. But have you tried rolfing? This practice, developed in the 50s, is once again in the spotlight.

Cryotherapy: Is Extreme Cold Good for You?

Perhaps the word "cryotherapy" makes you think of sci-fi films where rich men and crazy scientists get frozen and then resuscitated a hundred years later, or perhaps you've already heard about cryosaunas - the latest craze among Hollywood celebrities; in any case, chances are that you have actually tried cryotherapy yourself!

How to Use Lavender Oil for Your Health

Lavender oil is dissolved in ethanol what causes a wide range of its medical implication. Alcohol solvent of this oil is used to treat rheumatism, neurasthenia, migraine, cardiovascular diseases, pyelonephritis and urolithiasis. Lavender oil uses are also beneficial as wound-healing remedies in case of skin diseases, dislocations, bruises, with paralysis and neuralgia. Bathes with lavender oil relieve inflammation of the joints.

Aloe Vera: Useful Properties and Health Benefit

You have probably heard of Aloe Vera plant and its healing properties. However, not everyone realizes all its health benefits in their full range, yet it has been commonly used for medical purposes in Greece, India, Mexico and Asian countries. The plant attributes its healing power due to its high content of active constituents: antioxidants, enzymes, minerals essential for proper functioning of metabolic processes, sugars, fatty, salicylic and amino acids.

How Weather Can Provoke Headaches

The human body is a unique self-regulating system that is able to maintain the constancy of the internal environment (homeostasis) regardless of slight fluctuations in environmental conditions. Accordingly, a healthy person should not react in any way to changes in atmospheric pressure, humidity, air temperature, magnetic fields, or other external factors.

Tennis Ball Massage

When you want to relax tight muscles of the collar zone or ease bad backpain, but don’t have a possibility to get a professional massage, a tennis ball can be surprisingly helpful. Such self-massage gives relief in such painful conditions as pain in the back, neck, headache, pinched nerves, calcinations, etc.

Heel-Toe or Toe-Heel Walking

As we step, so we live. Do you want to walk beautifully and keep your joints, knees and spine healthy? The question is vitally important for health and well-being - walking style has a great influence on the condition of your spine, its health, your overall posture in daily life and much more...

Grow Your Eyebrows Back

There are several reasons why you want to know how to grow eyebrows. Maybe, you had negative experience with plucking or dyeing them. Or your eyebrows master did something wrong with permanent makeup and you want to correct this situation. Whatever the reason is, read the following advice and make your face look stunning.

Face Self Massage

Speaking of massage in general, people have used both massage and self-massage techniques since ancient times and throughout history. And if we talk about face self massage, every woman who does her skin beauty routine every day with the help of cosmetic products, applies self-massage techniques – to distribute cleansers, peelings, masks and creams we use stroking, rubbing or tapping moves. Usually this face self massage takes only a few minutes and certainly cannot eliminate any problems. Its main purpose is improve b

Why We Should ‘De-Sweaten Our Lives’ and Cut Sugar

This substance is a white powder, obtained with the help of special chemical reactions from certain plant species. It is not a food product vitally necessary for the functioning of our body, however many of us cannot imagine life without it. It is a pure chemical substance extracted from plant raw materials - it does not contain vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, enzymes or any other elements of food.

How to Detox your Body from Sugar

Sugar is integral with most people’s everyday menu. However, not everyone really cares about its destructive influence on the body. It has been estimated, that we consume three times as much sugar ad our body can handle. Now, take a look, how often you take sweet desserts. Not unlikely, it is time for a little sugar detox!

Massage Tools

Massage has evolved into a philosophy with an intricate network of subtleties. Ever since the beginning of its millennial history, new discoveries have not stopped for a moment. Self-myofascial release is one such thing. It implies use of a variety of tools, such as, to name a few, foam rollers, Theracane, lacrosse balls, rods, etc.

How Metabolism Slows Down with Age

With age many people notice that getting back into shape after the holiday overeating can be much more difficult. Or sometimes extra kilos start to appear out of the blue sky. Why does this happen?

Best Apps for Your Health

Developers of health applications do their best every day to help you to feel and look better. Why not to try those easy and smart programs to improve your life? We have collected the best 9 applications for you not to get lost among them.

Most Common Fallacies about Slow Metabolism

Nowadays the word "metabolism" is so wide-spread and we can hear it very often, in a wide variety of contexts. Often, a slow metabolism is ‘accused’ that a person cannot lose extra kilos and continues to gain weight, despite attempts to get rid of it. Therefore, there is a rather widespread idea that fast metabolism is preferable to slow metabolism. However, the fact that a person has a fast metabolism does not always mean that he or she has good health. In fact, it can even speed up aging process.