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Fasting helps improve mood, sex and sleep

Fasting is common in most cultures of the world and is usually associated with religious events. Now science finds that going off food can not only help you lose weight but also improve the quality of life. Researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana conducted a study on 218 healthy weight people to find out long-term effects of fasting. The findings of the study were published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers asked the subjects to either cut 25% of their overall calories for two years or continue with their…

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This Is Exactly How Cold Weather Helps Your Body Burn More Calories

This time of year is filled with opportunities to pack on extra pounds. Think Christmas cookies, eggnog, lazy days when your only exercise is shuffling from the couch to the fridge … you get the idea. But if you live in a cold-weather climate, you have at least one calorie-burning weapon in your holiday arsenal: that arctic blast that hits you when you step outside. Yup, cold temperatures can boost calorie burn. We already knew this, thanks to recent studies on brown fat and the hormone irisin, both of which are…

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Yoga Helps Considerably in Quitting Tobacco: Study

Nearly eighty-five per cent of tobacco addicts can quit the habit of consuming nicotine products just by meditation, a study said. The study that commenced in early 2014, conducting tests on 1,021 tobacco addicts of various forms, also found that the person did not relapse into addiction once he had quit the habit through meditation. The study showed 62 per cent of tobacco addicts of various forms who attended regular Yoga classes quit nicotine use within one month, while the non-regulars took a little more time to do so. “Apart…

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Exhaustion helps me sleep in peace

Exhaustion helps me sleep in peace Priyanka Chopra, winning the world one steady step at a time, gets up, close and personal A day in the life of Priyanka Chopra… It isn’t as glamorous as you would think. My life is all about 5 am call times, 16-hour work days, photoshoots; but I wouldn’t change anything about it. Your last vacation… About three years ago, after my dad passed away. My mom, brother, aunts and cousins, all went to the Turks and Caicos Islands for a long overdue vacation. Think…

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Cinnamon Helps to Cool Your Stomach

Cinnamon just not enhances taste but significantly contributes in improving health by cooling the body by up to two degrees, according to research. The research published in the journal Scientific Reports said that the investigators used pigs for the study and found that cinnamon maintained the integrity of the stomach wall. “When pigs feed at room temperature, carbon dioxide (CO2) gas increases in their stomach. Cinnamon in their food reduces this gas by decreasing the secretion of gastric acid and pepsin from the stomach walls, which in turn cools the…

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DASH diet helps improving gout blood marker

DASH diet helps improving gout blood marker (Getty Images) DASH diet, designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. DASH is the form of diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats. A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that the effect was so strong in some participants that it was nearly comparable to that achieved with drugs specifically prescribed to treat gout. The findings, derived from a randomized clinical…

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