Friday, 24 January 2014

Do I Have Depression?


So you've most likely heard that Blue Monday – "the most discouraging day of the week" – is right around the corner, which may have you feeling just a little bit blue. 
 Before you begin pondering phoning in sick this Monday, continue reading. 

Above all else, there is no such thing as the most discouraging day of the week. What is a terrible day for you could be a splendid day for another person. The expression, 'Blue Monday' was

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin N ?

Growing up, Teresa Bruffey was passionate about nature-passionately against it. To the self-conscious Seattle teen, the outdoors seemed dirty, scary, and uncomfortable. When she did spend time in nature, her suspicions were validated: Sand snuck into her swimsuit at the beach, chafing her skin; flies buzzed around her at picnics, freaking her out Communing with Mother Earth, she maintained, was not her thing.

Until one day, it was. Sometime after college, a boyfriend convinced Teresa to join him on an overnight backpacking trip to nearby Kaleetan Peak. "I was terrified, panicked about it getting dark and animals lurking in the wilderness,'' she says. "But when I woke up, it was blue sky and mountains all around. Everything was still and beautiful. I just felt, I don't know, full."

Teresa had always been active; she'd even taken up rock-climbing-though always indoors. But after the camping trip, she began climbing outside, dragging friends along and overcoming a fear of heights in the process. "Being in nature reset my confidence and peace of mind," she says.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

How to Dream Much Bigger

women day dreaming
When was the last time you dreamed? I'm not talking about what went down last night while you were sleeping (finally-that hot guy from yoga threw you down on the mat!). I'm talking about really letting your mind ruminate-in daylight hours-about something major you want to make happen in your life. Can't remember? Don't have time for such follies? Um, never? Well, you need to change that, starting today.

Sounds obvious, but the first step toward making a dream come true is to actually have a dream. At some point in your life, you probably wanted something with your whole heart- say, to make the varsity team or date a certain guy- and it didn't happen. And that hurt. You might have been disappointed for days (or possibly years).

What are Antioxidants? Which berry has the most antioxidants?

What are Antioxidants?

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD

All living organisms utilize oxygen to metabolize and use the dietary nutrients in order to produce energy for survival. Oxygen thus is a vital component for living. Oxygen meditates chemical reactions that metabolize fats, proteins, and carbohydrates to produce energy.
Dark side of oxygen

While oxygen is one of the most essential components for living, it is also a double edged sword. Oxygen is a highly reactive atom that is capable of becoming part of potentially damaging molecules commonly called “free radicals.”
Free radicals

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

When Pain Strikes

A Quick Guide On Pain Relief

Womens Gym Tips

When you want to win a race or transform your physique, slow and steady won’t do the trick. Yes, even-paced sessions on the elliptical or treadmill can strengthen your heart and help you let off steam, but those workouts won’t necessarily make it easier
to zip up your skinny jeans or crush the competition at your next five kay.

While the logic behind “the more kilometres I log, the more weight I’ll lose or the faster I’ll get” may seem sound, there’s a sneaky loophole most people don’t consider. Your body is a master adapter. When it gets used to a routine, it becomes more efficient, so it uses less energy.

I Climed Mt Kilimanjaro Barefoot

 If you’d looked at Camilla Howard’s sporting achievements when the calendar flipped over to 2011, you’d have said they were pretty unremarkable. Then, in the space of four months, she ran the old Mutual Two oceans Half Marathon, rode the Pick n Pay Cape argus Cycle Tour and competed in an ironman 70.3. she’s since completed the 112km Wild Coast Wild run, took part in the 17-day Put Foot rally, walked up Kilimanjaro – barefoot! – and is currently halfway through a seven-month walk around south africa’s coastline.