Health is wealth as the cliche goes. Indeed, it is what people should protect every day of their lives to enable them to lead the life they want and to live longer if possible.
Thankfully apart from practicing a healthy lifestyle and eating the right foods, there are now gadgets
that help people monitor their health conditions from head to foot. Kickstarter, a well known crowdfunding platform, has made possible the development of some unique and useful devices.
It is possible to pre-order or buy Kickstarter products
online. Note, however, that the new ones are still to be released by early next year.
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Instead of using bulky health monitors that involve lots of wires, the Hexoskin is highly recommended. This device is actually a shirt that works as a health monitor at the same time. It is capable of keeping track of a person's stress levels, sleep efficiency and can even develop an exercise routine.
Sleep deprivation is one of the causes of poor productivity in the workplace, a tired feeling during the day and not to forget, stress. Humans normally need from seven to nine hours of sleep to feel fully awake during the daytime.
The National Sleep Foundation says when an individual is not able to rest well after 9 p.m., the body will experience a slower survival mode. This is due to the failure of the body to release the hormone melatonin which is beneficial in helping people sleep.
It should be understood that sleeping woes
differ from one person to another. As such, it is important to know what may be causing your inability to dose off so you can take the right steps.
Drug addiction continues to be a major challenge for many countries around the world. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) revealed in its 2012 Monitoring the Future Survey that use of illegal drugs among teens went up in recent years while alcohol and cigarette use dropped.
The survey which covered more than 45, 400 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th grades from 1992 to 2012 showed that marijuana use was on top and highest among the 12th graders. Other drugs used were powder cocaine, crack, methamphetamine and heroin. Prescription drugs commonly abused were Adderall, Vicodin, cold medicines and tranquilizers.
But while this alarming situation exists, there’s help on hand. Parents who are helpless in battling this issue with their children as well as adults having difficulty in overcoming this dangerous habit can seek help from drug rehabilitation centers. There are tens of thousands of them in place worldwide and are committed to reforming users regardless of age and gender.
I have noticed that most
of the posts here on The Health Blog is focused physical health. While aiming for a healthy lifestyle that will result in a healthy body is indeed important, I think we sometimes fail to emphasize the importance of having good mental health.
Good mental health is not just being free of mental illnesses that would require you to see a doctor. Instead, you can look at it as having the "ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience." In short, it is important because it is a prerequisite to being able to live your life to the fullest.
Just because you are an achiever doesn't mean that you have sound mental health. Indeed, we only need look at the number of famous people in ...
Do you find yourself starting to forget things more easily? Are you blaming your memory blanks on age? If so, then you just might have to get off your bum and get moving.
A new research conducted in Australia has found out that age related memory loss could be treated by exercise, at least to a certain degree. What the researchers did was to study 138 people who were 50 years old and above. The people were experiencing memory problems but were not classified as being at risk for dementia. The group was divided into two – the exercise group and the control group. The people in the exercise group were asked to engage in physical activity for 150 minutes per week. This meant three 50-minute sessions within the week.
Their findings? ...
Are you paranoid? Studies show that the average person experiences paranoia on a daily basis
. It’s just that some people are more prone to episodes of paranoia than others. The difference in paranoia’s effects lies in how the person deals with his thoughts and feelings. Here are some tips to help you deal with everyday paranoia and NOT let it get in the way of having a healthy life.
Do not dwell
Worrying and dwelling on one’s worries is a surefire way of building up paranoia. When you have worries, allow yourself to think about them for a limited period of time, say 20 minutes in a day. After that, brush them away and deal with reality. Deal with what you ...
People are now more health conscious than ever before and who wouldn't with the dozens of infectious diseases and health risks that we face each and everyday. Life has gotten a lot healthier with respect to how commerce has changed and adjusted preferences to make them healthier. More and more people are opting for the healthy lifestyle as they begin to realize the advantages of good health that can take them well after their prime.
From proper exercise, diet and living, seems we all been bit by the health bug. Mother nature has produced for us some of the healthiest and most powerful healing plants that are enough to rival a pharmacy. Herbal cures
for aches and pains have long been known to ...
Stress is very much part of my life. I thought I realized the full extent of what it did to me. I thought that it was just normal and that it will not do anything “bad” to me. In fact, I used to take pride in the fact that I worked better under duress. Then suddenly, everything just seemed to fall apart. I would get all sorts of illnesses. I would feel bad in general. I would even get depressed and too distracted.
Bottom line: stress is NOT good.
Too much of it can mess up your life so bad you’d wish you were never born!
The good news is that stress can be managed – for real. Even the busiest and richest person in this world can keep his stress levels down. ...
When most people think "health" they think in terms of heart, muscle and fat. However, one of the most important parts of our body often gets neglected: the brain
The good news is that the health of our brain often is impacted by the very same things that affect our bodies: the food we eat, exercise, etc. But our brains are also different: they get exercised through mental activities as well. So it is important keep your brain healthy in both ways.
Here are 10 tips to keep your brain healthy and minimize headaches
It is commonplace for several people to suffer at least an occasional night of almost non-existent sleep. The causes of insomnia differ from person to person. What made a student insomniac varies from what caused a shift worker or a traveler or an employee to acquire such sleeping disorder.
Insomnia, which is the inability to sleep satisfactorily or to have any sleep at all, is one of the most common sleep disorders. It is characterized by restlessness, sleep interruptions, decreased sleeping time than the usual, or sometimes complete wakefulness.
Aside from the annoyance that insomnia can cause to its sufferers, this sleep disorder causes those afflicted to lose enthusiasm and energy, acquire memory and concentration problems, feel lethargic, frustrated, and of course sleepy. Worse cases that may be induced by insomnia is one's being prone to accidents, reduced work productivity ...