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Mental health is health. Meditation nerd.






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Yoga: A Gift To The World

There has never been a better time to start the ancient practice of Yoga.

  • The ongoing pandemic and its resulting restrictions have increased psychological problems and mental health issues in billions.
  • Yoga takes care of an individual's physical and mental well-being in a way that is unparalleled to anything else.
  • Yoga is for ‘holistic health’, helping in the prevention of all kinds of diseases and eradicating problems already present in the body.
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International Day of Yoga | United Nations


Neuroscience and mindfulness

The term "mindfulness" is about focusing on the moment. It is about embracing every moment of the day.

While being in the moment can be transformative, scientists still don't fully understand what happens in the brain when we practice mindfulness. What is known is just the tip of the iceberg.

Mindfulness and the Brain: What Does Research and Neuroscience Say?


Making a perfect cup of tea
  • Water that is too soft and doesn't contain minerals can make the tea taste soapy. Too hard and contains too many minerals such as calcium and magnesium ions can cause scum to form on top of the tea and change the flavour.
  • Loose-leaf gives more flavour than tea bags because there is more space to move around and diffuse the flavour.
  • Tea should ideally be brewed for five minutes to allow more flavour and antioxidants. Brew for too long, and the tannin molecules can make the tea taste bitter.

A scientist's guide to life: How to make the perfect cup of tea


Anxiety Is In What We Do

A new book by psychiatrist Judson Brewer, Unwinding Anxiety, proposes that anxiety exists in our daily habits, and is not something that simply goes away by breathing exercises.

Our brain is addicted to the habits due to the rewards attached to them, and we need to dismantle and decouple the rewards in order to break free from the habit and eventually the associated anxiety.

How Anxiety Hides in Your Habits


The First Thing To Drink In The Morning

Nutrition experts provide their insights on our morning hydration process:

  • Drink water, even if not thirsty, as the body needs to rehydrate.
  • Make the ritual of drinking something beautiful, an easy activity that does not feel hurried or like another task. Avoid adding stress to your drink.

What To Drink First Thing In The Morning, According To Nutritionists | HuffPost Life


What successful diets have in common
  • Low in added sugar. 
  • Eliminate refined carbs. 
  • Avoid vegetable oils high in Omega-6 Fat.
  • Eliminate artificial trans fats, linked to inflammation and conditions like heart disease.
  • Emphasize eating plenty of vegetables and in most cases, fruits.
  • Emphasize a lifestyle change that includes whole foods and let weight loss follow as a natural side effect.

6 Things the World's Most Successful Diets Have in Common


Exercise Defined

Exercise is a  movement of the body to enhance physical fitness. 

Most people know that exercise is important for the physical development of the self, yet a majority of them are skipping exercise often.

Why exercise alone won't save us


Breathing And Stress Reduction

Breathing exercises are an ancient and time-tested technique to reduce stress, manage negative emotions and help with many other ailments.

New studies show that breathing exercises are extremely effective in both long-term and short-term stress reduction. Changing your breath from an irregular one to a calm, deep one has a calming effect on our emotions, slows our heart rate, and signals relaxation.

Research: Why Breathing Is So Effective at Reducing Stress


The history of refrigeration

Refrigeration is the action of creating cooling conditions by removing heat. It is used for preserving food by slowing bacteria growth.

  • Around 1000BC, the Chinese used to cut and store ice.
  • Five hundred years later, the Egyptians and Indians left earthenware pots out during cold nights to make ice.
  • In the 17th century, it was found that saltpeter dissolved in water creates cooling conditions.
  • In the 18th century, Europeans collected ice in winter, salted it, wrapped it in flannel, and stored it underground for months. Ice was even shipped around the world.
  • People also used cool cellars or placed goods underwater.
  • Others built ice boxes out of wood, lined with tin or zinc, and insulated with cork, sawdust, or seaweed, and filled with snow or ice.

Who Invented the Refrigerator? | Live Science


Sleep Paralysis

Apparent hallucinations of a dark monster holding the sleeping person, while he or she is unable to move or speak, is a phenomenon that is experienced by one-fifth of the population at least once.

Scientists dismiss these episodes as hallucinations, but cultural beliefs pinpoint towards mythical monsters/demons, black magic and paranormal activity.

Sleep Paralysis and the Monsters Inside Your Mind



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