25 minutes of mindfulness meditation alleviates stress

Mindfulness meditation has become an increasingly popular way for people to improve their mental and physical health, yet most research supporting its benefits has focused on lengthy, weeks-long training programs. New research from Carnegie Mellon University is the first to show that brief mindfulness meditation practice – 25 minutes for three consecutive days – alleviates … Read more

Exercising in summer – prevent heat-related ailments

Even though our bodies contain a natural cooling mechanism — perspiration — it can still overheat and lead to heat stroke, a potentially deadly condition. It is important to recognize signs like heat rash, heat cramps and heat exhaustion, etc. when they appear and immediately stop physical activity. A person suffering from a heat-related illness … Read more

Excessive vitamin D supplements may be harmful to you

Healthy adults do not need to take vitamin D supplements, suggests a study in The Lancet which found they had no beneficial effect on bone density, a sign of osteoporosis. University of Auckland researchers analysed 23 studies involving more than 4,000 healthy people. The New Zealand research team conducted a meta-analysis of all randomised trials … Read more

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