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Decoded: What your yawn means

Things a yawn could mean beyond tiredness   If you think yawning is a mere indication from your tired body to take a nap or a relaxing break, you need to give it a thought again! You might have experienced that despite being vigilant, you still yawn. If facts are to be believed, yawns are contagious, more so if it’s a friend who is yawning. What could be the other possible causes? We decode. Does yawning really mean your body lacks oxygen?   Many of us have this misconception that…

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Are you an emotional eater?

Emotional eating can have several repurcussions in the long run (Thinkstock) Reaching out for that bar of chocolate or juicy burgerwhen you’re feeling low, upset or tired is a situation that most of us are familiar with. Food has the uncanny ability to make you feel better but to depend on it to cheer you up every time will do you more harm than good in the long run, say studies. Emotional eating stems from different things and needs to be checked before it takes over your life. Ask yourself…

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Cycling to Work May Help Beat Stress and Increase Your Work Output

To lead a healthy lifestyle, other than minding your diet, you also need to make an effort to partake in physical activities. This is a habit that you need to make consciously. Be it walking, running, yoga, aerobics or swimming, even 30 minutes of some sort of activity daily can take you a long way to staying healthy. Even cycling around can work wonders to pump up those happy hormones. What if you cycled to work? According to a new study, cycling to office can help reduce stress and improve…

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World Cuisine: Know the Difference Between Continental Food and Oriental Food

Different cuisines prepared in different regions across the world have stories to tell about its place, tradition and culture. From Chinese to Continental, Lebanese to Japanese and Indian, all of them have a taste of their own. We all love to savour delicacies from around the world, especially since they are easily available in India now. However, there’s always been a confusion between continental and oriental food, generally mistaken as one kind. According to Chef Irfan Pabaney from The Sassy Spoon, Mumbai, “the major difference between these two kinds of…

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Gut Bacteria May Help Slow Down Process of Ageing:Study

Can there be a way to prolong ageing with the help of the bacteria present withing your own body? May be yes. And that day may not be too far. Scientists have found a certain bacteria in our gut that may bring alive the possibility soon. Gut Bacteria is the complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts of humans and other animals. A group of researchers suggest that supplements derived from this gut bacteria can one day influence the slowing down of the ageing process.   Scientists…

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Buddha loved to diet

So, it turns out Buddha endorsed dieting too. The one strict gastronomic rule that Lord Buddha prescribed was that monks should avoid what he called “untimely eating.” Specifically, he wanted them to eat only between dawn and noon. Afternoon and evening eating was strictly prohibited. The Buddha didn’t care too much ‘what’ they ate, but he cared a lot about ‘when’ they ate. The buddha diet A healthy way to lose weight, Buddha’s Diet is all about intermittent fasting – taking a break from food for a few hours every…

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