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Be Warned! TV Viewing Can Result in Early Death

Do you watch TV for more than 3 hours a day? Then, be warned! It might be the speeding train, to early death from any cause. It is no rocket science to understand that sedentary behavior can lead to serious health problems.
The research study
Scientists assessed 13,284 young and healthy Spanish University graduates. They aimed to determine the association between watching TV, watching computer and driving and the risk of death from all the above three.
To their surprise they found the risk of death was twofold higher for participants who reported watching television for three or more hours.
There was no significance in the association between risk of early death and time spent using the computer and driving. Earlier studies have reported that prolonged TV viewing is linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
I hope you will never go near the television after you finish reading this article. Scientists say that daily TV quota of six hours could shorten life ex…

Can Shiatsu Reduce Chronic Pain And Improve Sleep

Are you one of those who suffer silently with chronic pain? Then here comes the good news! Shiatsu can help you. Feeling a little confused? So, join me as we discover the health benefits of Shiatsu.
What is Shiatsu?
It is the traditional Japanese massage practice. Shiatsu is based on finger and palm pressure. The practitioners believe in an energy called Qi that flows through the body and when we manually manipulate to unblock it, the body can heal itself.
This non-invasive therapy may help reduce stress and contribute to overall well being. It is done without oil and with light comfortable clothing.
Can Shiatsu relieve pain?
Yes, say the scientists. Self-administered shiatsu is being explored as sleep treatment for chronic pain. A small pilot study followed 9 people living with chronic back pain as they self-administered shiatsu pressure techniques on their hands at bedtime. The results were promising the patients had improved quality of sleep. The researchers say more study is required.�…

Can Facebook Make or Break Your Day

You know what? Facebook can either make or break your day! Sound interesting, is it not? Usually I share quotes of Joel Osteen and Joyce Meyer on Facebook. Recently I was pleasantly surprised when a friend told that she finds these quotes extremely useful and uplifting. 
Can Facebook influence your emotions?
A recent research has found that emotions can spread contagiously among users of online social networks both positive and negative. The researchers point out that emotions exposed via online social networks can influence the mood of others. 
With more avenues for expression in a digitally connected world, researchers say that we might see greater spikes in global emotion in everything from political systems to financial markets. 
Way back in 2010 or 2011 I found the daily messages of a religious website to be really helpful. But the website did not have a Facebook share button. I wrote an email to them, that it would be great if they add a share button. And now people who share the me…

Oman- The Top Destination For Your Health And Wellness

‘My favorite thing to do is to go where I’ve never been’ said a great philosopher. So make travelling your hobby and explore Mother Nature for your own wellness and happiness.
Oman is a great country with a rich natural heritage. It can be called as the land of frankincense, land of healing hot water springs, the top destination to watch blow holes and the home to a million year old cave.
On a more specific note Oman is an Arab country situated in the Arabian Peninsula. It is one of the most peaceful countries in the Middle East. Let us talk about the most beautiful places to visit in Oman. Gear up, here we go……………

Hot water springs of Oman
The AlKasfah spring is a collection of natural water springs with an amazing heat balm of 45 degree Celsius.  It is very famous for its therapeutic waters.
Health benefits of these natural water spas ·Thermal bathing increases blood circulation and cell oxygenation.   ·Increased blood flow eliminates toxins and nourishes vital internal organs. ·Mineral …

3 Incredible Health Benefits of Soccer Games

The soccer fever is spreading like wild fire. There are just a few days more for the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I suppose it starts on 12th June. The son is a great fan and already he’s bought football shoes and a sling bag with his favorite team’s logo at some summer sale. I see whole magazines being dedicated for this football season.
So whatever it may be. I just wanted you to know about the amazing health benefits of football.

Health Benefits of soccer

A recent research found that elderly men got much fitter when they played football. These men played soccer twice in a workweek for close to an hour. Their hard work gave them lots of wellness benefits. There was improvement in their 1.Oxygen uptake 2.Muscle function and 3.Bone mineralization.
The study researchers point out that soccer boosts 1.Heart health 2.Minimizes the risk of falls 3.Minimizes the risk of fractures


The fast runs, intense actions and unorthodox movements of the football game 1.Increases bone mineralization 2.Impro…

Summer Alert- Top 5 Essentials

Being prepared is the wisest thing you can do this summer. Summer essentials are simple, but is extremely important. They protect you from all the harm that only high temperatures can bring. So stay tuned….
Sunglasses
They can be said as a healthy fashion accessory. Sunglasses protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays and blue light. When you wear sunglasses, you can be rest assured that your eyes will be protected from scary diseases such as photokeratitis, snow blindness, cataracts and various forms of eye cancer. Health experts advise you to wear sunglasses that filter out 99-100% of UVA and UVB light.

Sunscreen
It is in the form of lotion, spray or gel and protects the skin from sunburn and skin cancer. Sunscreens with a sun protecting factor of 15 or higher do a good job of protecting your skin from the harmful UV rays. Never ever step out of your house without wearing sunscreen. Keep this as your summer mantra.

Clothing


It’s the first line of defense against the harmful rays of the sun. …

Top 5 Natural Tips For Beautiful Skin This Summer

Summer has started with a bang! While it is really cool to see the sun play its fiercest part, it is also wise to take precautions to protect our self from its heat. Here I will tell you all about the natural ways to protect your skin, so that your skin looks soft, supple and radiant.   
If you use natural products which are pure and unadulterated without chemical additives, then it is like food for your skin.
Coconut oil
I am a great fan of this coconut oil. The aroma of virgin coconut oil is simply amazing. Imagine pampering your skin with this amazing oil, which is rich in antioxidants and all its goodness.
Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and has antimicrobial and anti ageing properties. This oil gives a golden glow to your skin.
Shea butter This wonder natural cream is rich in vitamin A and E. Above all shea butter has moisture retaining properties and moisturizing properties. It is also anti inflammatory in nature. It prevents sun tan and wrinkles. How good is that?
Macadamia nut oil
I…