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How to maintain a healthy lifestyle this Healthy Awareness Month

Picture: iStock The road to positive change in your health doesn’t have to come with expensive gym memberships and unreal expectations. February is Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month, a month dedicated to highlighting the importance of healthy living through good nutrition and regular exercise. Being healthy is not just about eating enough fruit and vegetables, it’s also about relaxing and spending quality time with your loved ones as this contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle and well-being. The key to embarking on a healthy lifestyle is to start small. Making a…

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This simple soup has magical healing powers!

1. Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth! There is a very old saying that a “Good broth will resurrect the dead” and we can’t agree more. You must have heard your grandmothers talk about the healing powers of soups and stocks whenever you catch cold or are suffering from a bad ailment. It’s a known fact that broths have some certain magical healing powers and even allopathic medicines sometimes don’t stand a chance before them. They help heal faster and are loaded with nutrients. Broths of beef, chicken, fish and…

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The 4 Values That Have Guided This Travel Entrepreneur To Success

Kristin Karst is the cofounder, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways, a family-owned river cruise company created in 2002 with a fleet of 20 award-winning ships in Europe, Asia and Africa. The successful businesswoman grew up during the Communist period in East Germany, which, she says, has had a huge impact on her career and spawned her two greatest passions: travel and entrepreneurship. Morgan Stemler Kristin Karst is the cofounder & EVP of AmaWaterways, a river cruise company. (Courtesy of AmaWaterways) “During the Communist era, many restrictions were in place,…

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This is why you should never wear makeup in the gym

Whether it’s a little bit of concealer or a full face of foundation, many women choose to wear makeup when working out – and it could be wreaking havoc on your skin. Exercise makes us sweat, right? Sweating is our body’s way of cooling us down and it also helps push impurities out of our skin… The thing is, when your skin is covered in makeup, those impurities can’t get out. Here, Dr Preethi Daniel, Medical Director of London Doctors Clinic explains: “Sweat and natural skin oils can clog these pores and cause…

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The secret to male birth control may lie in this poisonous herb extract

A plant extract, traditionally used by African warriors as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows, may be used to develop birth control pill for men, a study in mice suggests. Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Two types of African plants make the poisonous compound called ouabain. Mammals also produce it in their bodies, though at lower levels that are thought to help control blood pressure; doctors sometimes prescribe small doses of the compound to…

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Are you at risk? Absence of this gene can give men a deadly cancer

A study has recently revealed that men who lack a certain gene subtype may be more susceptible to treatment-resistant prostate cancer. Researchers from Cleveland Clinic confirmed for the first time a mechanistic link between the gene HSD17B4 and deadly, aggressive prostate cancer. The team built upon their earlier seminal work in which they discovered that a gene called HSD3B1, when altered, enables prostate tumors to evade treatment and proliferate. They went on to show that the presence of this gene variant does in fact change treatment outcomes and overall survival…

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