To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease. The U.S. government-endorsed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) snagged the top spot. [Read more…]
I understand from many people that “back pain” is quite common in Singapore especially for those “white-collar” people. I was suggested I sit straight. Well, it helps a little. And, the more important thing is, “sitting straight” just makes me feel uncomfortable.
Surprisingly, the latest research suggests not to “sit up straight”; leaning back is a much better posture.
When strain is placed on the spine, the spinal disks start to move and misalign. At a 90-degree sitting position, this movement was most prominent. The disks were least moved when subjects were sitting back at a 135-degree sitting position.
Sitting on a chair that provides proper support, such as a slightly tilted back car seat, can mimic the relaxed supine position. Slouching caused a reduction in the spinal height which means that there was high rate of wear and tear in the lowest two spinal levels.
Health writes an article why you should call in sick and how to do that without jeopardizing your job.
Even if you are not contagious, you should still consider calling in sick if a splitting headache is making you dizzy or if an over-the-counter cold remedy has your brain in a fog. If your symptoms will affect your performance—if, say, your job involves driving, operating heavy machinery, or wrangling persnickety clients—you’re better off at home.
If you are really sick, stay at home or see a doctor. And, do call in sick instead of sending an email or SMS.
- Speak with a boss or supervisor on the phone—don’t send an email—as early in the day as possible.
- Make sure to apologize for the inconvenience.
- Keep the call short and to the point; your manager doesn’t need to know all the gory details.
- Don’t resort to fake coughs or talking while bent over the toilet; there’s no need to oversell it.
- Keep in mind that the more often you’re absent on Mondays and Fridays, the more suspicious it will seem.
But, don’t fake it; that’s just not professional.
Doing properly exercise regularly can definitely makes you healthier; but it won’t make you thin, pointed out by TIME,
People who regularly exercise are at significantly lower risk for all manner of diseases — those of the heart in particular. They less often develop cancer, diabetes and many other illnesses. But the past few years of obesity research show that the role of exercise in weight loss has been wildly overstated.
This short video shows some tips everyone can follow to improve the memory:
- Do crossword puzzles, play Sudoku, take up bridge
- Drink purple grape juice
- Both rosemary and sage improve people’s scores on word-recall tests
- Hit the dance floor, jog, or do anything that gets your pulse racing.
- Take naps
- De-stress yourself by taking up yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.
- Be a social butterfly.
- Have a handful of blueberries each day.
- Moving your eyes side to side for 30 seconds every morning
10. The more you’ve tried to learn, the better you’ll be at mental sit-ups in old age. The key may be tackling something new; the challenge of the unknown is likely more beneficial than putting together the same jigsaw puzzle over and over again.
A vaccine for the new swine flu in humans could take at least six months to manufacture and distribute widely, a British doctor said.
What is Swine Flue?
Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen. Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people. [Read more…]
This article compares the personal health practices among 3,302 male and 3,456 female Singapore residents aged 18 to 69 years who participated in the National Health Surveillance Survey (NHSS) 2007.
Survey findings from NHSS 2007 showed striking gender differences in health practices with females reporting overall better health behavior. They took greater conscious effort to achieve healthy nutrition such as limiting fat-intake and eating sufficient fruits and vegetables. [Read more…]
via National Geographic,
Children of centenarians—who usually inherit both longevity and personality traits from their parents—are on average more outgoing, agreeable, and less neurotic, according to a new study.
That’s because being affable and more social confers health benefits, according to lead study author Thomas Perls, director of the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University Medical Center.