Mental Health Tips: Five ways to practise self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Self-care, often ignored, is essential for your physical and mental health. What it means is to pay attention to your body and mind, understand what they need and making time to give them that. In times like these, this becomes even more important – the COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a massive increase in stress and anxiety levels. And while it may seem like you can’t possibly find the time for it — given you’re managing your home as well as work — it’ll be better for you in the…

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Five ways to safely research your health symptoms online

Help your doctor to help you. (Posed by models.) Photograph: RyanJLane/Getty Images Be confident , but considerate There is no need for you to feel self-conscious about letting your GP know that you have researched your symptoms online. Your health means more to you than it does to anyone else, so embrace the information at your fingertips: it may help your doctor to help you. But it is important to remember that they are the expert, and to respect their time limitations. Before your appointment, form some plan for how to…

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Not so healthy after all. Here are five superfoods that you can avoid

Acai berries, goji berries, kale, pineapples and now mares’ milk — according to nutritionist Raphaël Gruman, there’s no need to rush out and buy these trending “superfoods”. Better and less expensive dietary options are available to people who want to get in greater quantities of natural vitamins and antioxidants. * Acai berries: The fruit of the South American acai palm is a big seller in organic grocery stores. Acai berries are rich in vitamin C, but so are a majority of fruits, notably kiwi fruit and in particular golden kiwi fruit.…

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Stay healthy on a budget. Here are five inexpensive superfoods for you

There’s more to superfoods than kale and chia seeds. And not all superfoods require you to spend a lot of money. Nutritionists suggest natural superfoods to ensure you stay in good health. * Turmeric: An excellent anti-inflammatory, turmeric can be used to relieve aching joints and tendinitis. It also activates serotonin, the ‘good mood’ hormone. According to a 2014 Australian study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a gram of turmeric every morning can improve the memory power of people at risk from age-related cognitive decline. The powdered root can be sprinkled on…

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Visit Iceland in 2017 for these five natural marvels that’ll take your breath away

Iceland was one of the top travel trends last year with the Icelandair airline carrying 3.7 million passengers, a 20% increase. Popular with adventurous travellers looking for rugged and spectacular natural landscapes, Iceland is a haven for those who travelling off the beaten path. Here we list five must-see sights for visitors deciding to explore the breathtakingly exotic island country this year. The Dettifoss waterfall Dettifoss is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. Located in the north-east of the country, it is 44 meters high and 100 meters wide. When…

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Five Social Media Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search

ear Liz, I’ve been “cleaning up” my social media presence lately because I’m about to start a job search. What do I need to do to my social media pages to make sure I’m job-search-ready? Thanks, Leona Shutterstock Dear Leona, Good thinking! I’m sure you know that the majority of employers will check out a candidate’s social media presence before making a job offer. Here are five social media mistakes that could really slow down your job search: Risque or racy content on your social media pages Offensive sentiments or…

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