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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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Prenatal Alcohol Exposure to Alcohol and Stress May Make Kids Aggressive

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a debatable topic. While some believe that you must completely avoid alcohol and also smoking cigarettes during pregnancy, some say that an occasional drink may be alright. But a new study, conducted by researchers from King’s College London and the University of Bristol, clearly indicates that consumption of alcohol, smoking cigarettes and exposure to stress can cause certain epigenetic changes at birth that can make the child more prone to aggressive behaviour. Epigenetic changes refer to external modifications to the DNA that turn the genes ‘on’ or…

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Dear women, eat more fruits and veggies daily to keep stress away

  The study found that women who ate five-to-seven servings of fruit and vegetables daily had a 23% lower risk of stress. Does your routine, responsibilities and work issues stress you out? Eat more fruits and veggies. A study says people, especially women, who eat five-to-seven servings of fruits and vegetables throughout the day are at a lower the risk of psychological stress. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Open, indicate that people, who ate five-to-seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables had a 14% lower risk of…

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Prebiotics May Help You Beat Stress and Get Good Sleep

What are prebiotic really? Are they a food fad? While people were just about warming up to the concept of probiotics, there suddenly came in prebiotics claiming to be better than the other. Gut bacteria or probiotics need to feed on certain fibers in order to perform better and help improve your gut environment so as various metabolic processes can be carried out efficiently by the body. But the acidic content of our stomach most often hampers the growth of these microorganisms, along with our habits such as drinking hot…

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Walk can ease your stress. Here’s how

Imagine a scenario – You have to submit that critical report one week early. Your pulse races and blood pressure increases. What are you going to do? Before you face a sudden breakdown due to anger, try going out for a stress busting walk. One of the best ways to relieve the stress is to simply walk them away. Yes, walkinghas multiple benefits including reducing stress and anxiety. It’s now well medically and practically proven that a walk is the best stress buster we always had and it costs us…

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Daily Stress May Put You at Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

Sounding an alarm bell for those who take unnecessary stress at workplace or at home, researchers have now linked chronic psychosocial stress with an heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke. According to the team from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, heightened activity in the amygdala — a region of the brain involved in stress — can lead to cardiovascular disease in humans apart from established causes like smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes. Previous research has also shown that the amygdala is more active in people…

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