Feeling down? Take a break from Facebook to lift your spirits

If you are feeling blue and cannot figure out why, taking an occasional break from Facebook might do wonders, suggests a research. The study showed that regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life, but you do not have to quit Facebook altogether. Simply changing your social networking behaviour and taking an occasional break from Facebook may lift your spirits, said the study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking. In the study, Morten Tromholt from the University…

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Break the holiday cycle

Break the holiday cycle Why do so many people find it hard to stick to healthy eating during the holiday season? To put it simply, you get trapped in the ‘Holiday Cycle’. Late Nights The Holiday Cycle for unhealthy eating starts off with late nights. Parties, weddings and hosting relatives can lead to sleeping way later than you usually do, making you wake up way later than you usually do. Which then leads to… Reduced Exercise Your schedule changes when you are waking up late. You end up having much…

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Give a Break to High Calorie Desserts, Try Yogurt

PhotoCredit:istock Yogurt, the super food not only known for its health benefits but hailed by experts as the ‘nectar of immortality’, is getting a taste uplift with myriad flavoured options and being recommended by them as a healthier switch from ice creams and high-calorie sugar-loaded desserts. Believed to be of Turkish origin, yogurt is an excellent source of vitamin D, protein and calcium and can make up for the meals people are missing out on, says celebrity chef Rakhee Vaswani. Hailing this bacterial fermented milk product as an ideal option…

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Take a real break this holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, people are busy with shopping, travel plans, etc. As compared to earlier, Christmas and New Year are now celebrated with gusto. Aside from the commercial angle, the brightly decorated malls with Christmas trees and bright lights spread cheer and goodwill around. With all the happy buzz – the carnivals, good weather, and more – the holiday season draws us in to the hullabaloo. It’s a great reminder of the spirit of togetherness and brings forth the need to connect with our loved ones who give…

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