Expressing gratitude may improve your relationship, health

Apr 18, 2017 0

A new study has found that expressing gratitude may not only boost your relationship, but also enhance your psychological and physical well-being. The study showed that gratitude contributes to long-term success in relationships and personal well-being, “up to six months after a deliberate expression to one’s relationship’s partner.” Researchers said, just as we periodically boost our immune system through vaccines, we can boost our relationships and mental state by expressing gratitude to our partners on a regular basis. ...

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Using too much phones may up neck and upper back pain

Apr 18, 2017 0

Kids should spend less time on their cell phones as a new study has found that the prolonged use of smartphones increases the risk of neck, disk hernias and alignment problems. Researchers said, some patients, particularly youngsters who should not yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems. The findings indicated that in a neutral position looking forward, the head weighs about 4.5 to 5.4 Kg and at a 15-degree flex, it feels like 12 kgs. ...

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HOW TO DISCONTINUE SMOKING

Apr 15, 2017 0

Smokers whether active or passive are prone to several disease conditions. Smokers die about 10 years earlier than never-smokers, they have twice the risk of heart disease, 10 times the risk of lung cancer, several times the risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, pancreas, cervix, kidney and bladder. The following health problems also occur more in smokers:-stroke, peptic ulcers, fractures and cataract. Several smokers try to quit each year but it is not easy to beat the addiction. Below are some ways you can use to beat the problem. ...

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How to reduce your alcohol intake

Apr 14, 2017 0

The tendency to consume is quite high during festive period; alcohol could be consumed in high volumes during such a period. While alcohol may have some benefits when taken in moderation, excessive intake has immediate complications. The immediate of high alcohol intake could be hangover.   Hangover is characterized by splitting headache, weakness, muscle pains and raised blood pressure. It is due to the by-products of the breakdown of alcohol by the body.   ...

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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Apr 6, 2017 0

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries – China, India, the US and Russia. Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has seen an increased number of smokers, it warned. Researchers said mortality could rise further as tobacco companies aggressively targeted new markets, especially in the developing world. The report was published in the medical journal The Lancet. “Despite more than half a century of unequivocal evidence of the harmful effects of tobacco on health, today, one in every four men in the world is a daily smoker,” said senior author Dr Emmanuela Gakidou. The Global Burden of Diseases report was based on smoking habits in 195 countries and territories between 1990 and 2015. ...

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Benefits of humility

Mar 25, 2017 0

Humility is a virtue possessed by few; I am not talking of religious humility which refers to acceptance of God as the creator. I am talking about relating with other mortals. Humility is meaningful if in-spite of accomplishments whether in business, bureaucracy, academia or corporate, you are still approachable and recognize the attributes of others. Humble people have a modest estimate or low estimate of their achievements and are open to ideas. They accept criticisms and accept faults genuinely. Humility knows no ego, the opposite of humility is pride or arrogance. Humility is different from low esteem, low self worth; it is also different from being from humble background. If you have humility, you are more likely to be happy than if you are arrogant/proud ...

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