At some point, every person notices that they begin to look in a different way than before - they become to look older. In pursue of their youth many people run to a plastic surgeon and beg to make them look younger. But there are many other ways that can make you look better and you do not need a scalpel and a great deal of money for that.
You have probably heard of the slow food movement, which encourages careful cooking and proper enjoyment of food. Slow medicine is similar: a holistic alternative to the overly mechanic Western medical system, a way for the body to heal itself.
People living at the coast are the lucky ones to have an opportunity to do surfing. While it is widely known that surfing is quite an entertaining activity that gives a person a lot of good feelings, is it possible that this activity can be used to bring health benefits, both physical and psychological ones? The answer is yes! Here are the reasons why you should definitely consider surfing as a part of your life, even if you are not that close to the coast.
A bicycle is perhaps the most versatile and popular means of keeping one’s body fit. Today many people use a bike to get to the job or just to move from one part of the city to another. Cycling gives us positive emotions, fills with the energy and, what is even more important, it is environmentally friendly. Cycling has a lot of benefits, but you should not forget about your safety and before taking your bike out learn 5 rules of safe cycling.
Meditation is a trance state of rest and relaxation for the body. This is the cessation of mental work and mental movements producing negative thoughts and tension. As many people are in constant dialogue with their negative thoughts, meditation is often considered to be a way of stopping the thoughts.
Nowadays, as we live in the era of modern technology, almost everybody has their own device with headphones, and when they need to listen to music, they just turn it on and listen. But what is the reason why we listen to music? Why do we need it?
Each day we face frightening information. Doctors, nutritionists, journalists, and manufacturers keep saying how harmful our food or water is, this list really can be endless. After all, even air is unsafe, they say.
It’s not a mystery that humans are far from unique in their social reasoning capabilities, but studies suggest that dogs deserve a place on the list of animals that share these talents. We knew that they are smart, but this smart? Are they really manipulating us?
People are in search of alternative electricity sources. Wind energy has been widely used in recent years. However, is it safe for people to live nearby these modern plants? Wind Power Potential
Many ages have passed since God declared that a human life has a limit determined by Him, and these humans have ever since been struggling to break the rule in a defiant attempt to become immortal. Recent years have seen the appearance of dozens of new researches dedicated to the issue of longevity and ageing.
Nowadays you can hardly imagine your life without a modern and sophisticated gadget in a pocket. It can certainly facilitate the learning process for students. Is this growing influence of technology as effective and useful as it seems to be at first sight?
A lot of people experience age-based weight gain. It seems almost inevitable. Let’s find out what mechanisms in our body cause these changes and how to control them.
Doctors often advise to drink at least 1.5 liters of water per day, and it is a wise advice: dehydration can be a serious health issue. Advertising pushes us to buy bottled water, insisting that tap water is not safe. It it worth spending money on those bottles?
Where does your favorite dog sleep? According to statistics in the UK, in Italy and in many other developed countries, very often domestic dogs sleep next to their masters in one bedroom or even share one bed. But it would be smarter to abandon this common habit, because "a man's best friend" can give us new infectious diseases, transmitted namely from animals to humans. It is dangerous or at least very "unhygienic" to keep dogs in the kitchen, in the bedroom or in your own bed.
We are sure that everyone has heard the folk wisdom: "Breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dine like a pauper." But in the modern world not all but just a few respect this rule. Any bad consequences for health? Yes, especially in case of late and hearty dinners!
Do you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Feel the lack of energy? Can barely stay awake? It may be symptoms of chronic fatigue.
Is the Western world losing faith in its own scientific progress? With all our antibiotics and MRI machines, why are so many people turning to Chinese medicine, Ayurvedha, and acupuncture? Traditional healing is a booming market, and TIbetan medicine is taking it by storm. Let us take a look at this ancient tradition.
Circadian rhythms govern our behaviour, hormone levels, sleep-wake cycles, temperature, digestion, blood pressure, and metabolism. They have developed as an adaptive reaction to natural environmental cycles. Let’s find out more about mechanisms that govern almost all body systems.
Plastics are ubiquitous in our kitchens, clothes, cars, toys... As it turns out, they can also get where you don't want to find them - in tap water, for example. Recent headlines warn that we may be drinking plastic; is the situation as serious as it sounds?
You may hang around cats all your life and never realize that you might be at certain risk of developing a pretty wide range of unpleasant ailments. But there is more to it. Here is what most recent study reveals about the link between parasite Toxoplasma gondii and neurological disorders.