October 17, 2019
Kidneys are one of the most vital organs we need to keep our body functioning properly. These bean-shaped organs are located just beneath our ribcage, one on each side. These amazing organs are just about a size of your fist, yet they are designed to carry out some of the most important functions for our body, such as filtration of blood. Why do we need kidneys? Kidneys are specialised organs that filters waste material from our blood, such as urea, excess salts, etc. therefore keeping our blood fresh and healthy. Moreover, kidneys also help in removing excess water from our...
January 25, 2018
Calcium and Masgnesium is an essential chemical element in our body. It helps in maintaining strong bones, regulation of our muscles, controlling our blood pressure and balancing the nerve functions present in us. Calcium on its own plays an important role in functions of hormones and enzymes whereas on the other hand magnesium helps in the formation of protein and DNA. These two nutrients mostly work together in our body and so are taken together as well giving us more benefits. However individually they have their own perks. Calcium is a crucial mineral in growing new bones and...
February 02, 2017
We have always been told to avoid eating fat, but this information is actually misleading. It can decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and it also helps you lose weight. Over the last forty years, we have been informed that we must steer clear of eating fat in order to lose body fat. This came from the theory that our bodies processed all types of calories the same way. However, when this idea of eating less fat was tried and tested, it was found to be ineffective and did not help people shed weight. In a...
November 13, 2015
Remember when you first started drinking coffee? Just one cup would leave you feeling like you had enough energy to run around the block several times without wearing you out. But now, after drinking a cup (or pot) daily over time, just the idea of physically running anywhere is likely to make you want to lie down and take a nap. This may make you wonder why your coffee is no longer effective. According to something called chronopharmacology, which is the study of drugs and how they relate to your body’s natural rhythms, your body reacts to different drugs (like...
September 03, 2015
As reported recently by the BBC, almost half of office-working women (45 percent) and slightly fewer men (37 percent) spend fewer than 30 minutes daily on their feet. In fact, a majority even eat their lunch without ever leaving their workspace and this type of inactivity is taking its toll on their health. Ultimately, this has led to an initiative called Get Britain Standing and one way they recommend that you achieve that goal is by building your own standing desk. Just making this one little change to the way you do your daily work can lower your risk...