There is this notion that coffee is bad for one’s health because it is high in caffeine. For years we have believed it without any fuss mainly because we knew deep down inside us that something as good as coffee definitely has to be bad. Well, it’s not entirely far from the truth because after all, too much of a good thing can somehow be bad for you. But times have changed and we know better now than to just take something at face value. Technology is so advanced that everything is almost possible now. So, it is but reassuring to find out that we have put all these innovations to good use by finally putting to rest the misconception about coffee being bad for our health.
It’s time for coffee drinkers to rejoice as the experts confirm that this caffeine-rich beverage that is a favorite of many may actually be beneficial for your health even if you drink up to 6 cups daily. Wow! I guess many of you are relieved to find out about this teeny weeny bit of information. You see, a big majority of the population are actually coffee addicts. The …
Back in the days, people learned to cook by copying their elders, especially their mothers, aunts, grandmothers, or any mother figure in their household. You learn young basically because you are taught young too. Kids are expected to help with the household chores once they are big enough and these tasks become more complex as they age. So, people had no problems feeding themselves in the past as it was second nature for them to whip up delicious and healthy home-cooked meals for the entire family from sunrise to sunset. The problem with obesity was quite rare because kids seldom eat junks as they are well-fed from home or still had healthy snacks when they do indulge their sweet tooth.
Fast-forward many decades later and we have become an unhealthy population of obese people thriving on junks and do not know how to cook. What a shame, really. We have grown so accustomed to eating from fastfood, canned goods, and other ready-to-eat meals that require the most minimal of efforts from us. But how come we have been reduced to this species when we have all the technological means that are supposed to make our …
What happens to us during our slumber remains a mystery to all of us. Our conscious mind can’t recall anything that transpires to us during sleep. That’s how nature designed this restorative process to be. However, not everyone gets to enjoy a good night’s sleep because of sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia. Just recently, doctors found a new discovery about insomnia as to why it happens to help in its management. Basically, insomnia is the difficulty of falling and staying asleep. It is easy to identify insomnia although experts always advise getting yourself checked if you have sleep issues to be certain. Symptoms of insomnia include an extreme difficulty in falling asleep. Just give up on counting sheep and save yourself from all the tossing and turning and get medical help.
Another symptom is suddenly waking up in the middle of the night and be unable to sleep after. Sleep continues to elude you no matter what you do. It baffled people for a long time but we now know more about this sleep condition than we did in the past. Not only is it a medical condition, it can be triggered by …
Sleep is a luxury. At the end of a long day, we all look forward to lying down in bed and enjoy the comfort and relaxation it brings. We may hate being told to go to sleep as kids but we now realize its value as adults when adult-ing and adult responsibilities take away precious sleep from us. Moreover, our health also deteriorates as our body gets older and the lack of sleep puts our health in even grave danger.
An example of a sleep disorder that is far too common but only a few gets treated for is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that is characterized by snoring during sleep. This disorder happens as your breathing constantly pauses or stops while sleeping. It is a life-threatening condition that many of us only laugh about, not fully understanding the severity of such a condition.
Snoring is the vibration of the respiratory channel in the human body that results in the generation of sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing in the sleep. In some of the cases, the sound may be soft, but in some cases, the sound could be loud
A healthy body is your best defense against sickness. Our body is naturally equipped with antibodies that can fight off infections on its own. However, with the numerous stressors we face each day and the fact that even bacteria themselves evolve to become resistant to antibiotics.
Hence, getting yourself vaccinated is the best recourse to protecting yourself from illness and ensure you are always in great shape to do what you need to do each day. Infants and young children are required to get certain vaccinations and as we grew up, we think less and less of it unless we are asked to do so, like annual flu shots perhaps. Now, the question is, do we really need to get vaccinated or can we just rely on our natural antibodies to get us through our lifetime?
There are a number of reasons why adults need vaccines.
Vaccines wear off with time
Some vaccines given during childhood wear off with time. As a result, a booster shot(s) is needed during adulthood.
The dosing and timing varies, but an example is diphtheria and tetanus vaccines that require a booster every 10 years, even for adults.
People achieve inner calm and peace through meditation. Meditating clears your mind and helps you forget your problems and worries even for just a short while. It is an art that is perfected by monks and yogis. But even though you are not a monk or is probably a struggling yoga beginner, meditating can offer you a lot of health benefits aside from just giving you temporary inner peace.
But as technology progresses, what little time we have for ourselves to ponder and reflect on our life and life decisions is taken away by too much technology use. Many people today are hooked on social media and excessive smartphone use. We put ourselves under undue stress from the constant #FOMO, lack of sleep, and insecurities as we compare our lives to that of our family and friends. Instead of spending your free time tinkering with your gadgets or keeping yourself updated on what’s trending and viral online, why not give meditation a try. It is probably what we all need in a world that is fast becoming full of technological distractions by the day.
While studying the effects of meditation on human health, researchers in
We enjoy all the things we do, whether at school, at work, or at play. But at the end of the day, nothing is more comforting and rewarding than being able to lie down in bed and make our way to dreamland. Sleep is a vital human need. You’ll have a hard time functioning as a normal human being if you are sleep deprived.
Not only is sleep vital to restore normal body functions, it is also crucial to maintain good health always. Constant sleep deprivation can put you at higher risk of certain health diseases and disorder that were easily avoidable if you just sleep at least eight hours at night. But sometimes, lack of sleep can also be due to the loud snoring of your partner or perhaps the difficulty in breathing you experience while sleeping if you are a snorer yourself.
It might not be just an example of a bad habit. If snoring happens frequently, then it can make a great influence on quantity and quality of the sleeping and overall health. Snoring may cause problems not only for you but also for your roommates and loved ones. Returning to