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Healthy Lifestyle
February 25, 2021

What we can learn from our Super Heroes

“With great power, comes great responsibility…” Peter Parker, AKA Spider-Man Whether or not you like superhero movies, there is a good reason why they are so popular: Even though the likes of Wonder Woman, Batman and Thor are larger-than-life characters, these superheroes essentially go through similar challenges we do. Spiderman suffers loss, suddenly has more power than what he ever wanted or dreamed of, and has to confront what this means to him. In his story, we see some of our own struggles reflected, and it inspires us to think differently about our lives: “What do I do with this…
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Mental & Emotional Health
August 31, 2020

Why boredom is good for you

We’re all busy and constantly on the go; so, it’s a strange experience when you’re suddenly at a loose end with nothing on your list. This is when boredom kicks in. But did you know that boredom is good for you?
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 20, 2020

Struggling with a stutter? Here’s what you can do.

Do you repeat or prolong words, syllables or phrases? Stuttering, also known as stammering, is a speech disorder where there’s an interruption of the normal flow of speech. A stutter can take on many different patterns.
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Healthy Lifestyle
January 23, 2019

Practise breathing to improve your health

Breathing is an automatic process driven by the part of your brain that controls other life-sustaining functions like your heartbeat and sleeping patterns. Learning to breathe correctly can benefit your immune system by optimising oxygenation; the addition of oxygen in your body. It can also help to lower your blood pressure, reduce stress and balance your nervous system. By paying careful attention to your breathing and breathing at a different pace, it is possible to engage different parts of the brain. Controlled breathing A 2017 study found that controlling your breathing calms your brain. Researchers stumbled on the neural circuit…
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Food & nutrition
October 8, 2018

How mindful eating can make you lose weight

Our fast-paced lives mean we’re always on the move. And being on the move means we’re usually grabbing quick bites to line the stomach and avoid hunger pangs. The constant cycle of being on the go and eating what you can, at that moment, isn’t the best eating pattern, nor does it serve any purpose for your health. Eat smart Mindful eating is about focusing on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. According to the Harvard Medical School, this ancient practice can transform the way you think about food and set the stage…
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Mental & Emotional Health
September 8, 2017

Treat stress, anxiety and depression with Mindfulness

Maybe someone mentioned mindfulness to you, and you were curious. But then, they said “meditation”, and your eyes glazed over. We get it. Meditation sounds like something that only certain religions, yogis and health-nuts practice. So what does it have to do with science, health and your wellbeing? What is mindfulness? Think of your mind as having different 'states' of functioning: sleep-state, focus-state, 'zoning out'-state, creative-state, stress-state, relax-state, and so on. The mindfulness-state is just another state of mind. The reason mindfulness has become so popular recently, is that scientists have discovered that this state of mind can help people…
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