You want something that will improve your mood, your performance, your immune and cardiovascular health? A good sleep! But only if you have enough quality sleep.
The sleep expert, Dr. James Mass, asks the question: Do you need an alarm clock to wake up in the morning? Do you switch off the button on the alarm clock twice before getting out of bed? Do you sleep more hours during the weekend? If so, you can already tell among the millions of people who are deprived of sleep chronically.
It has been estimated that in the US adults sleep an average of 6.9 hours a night, including weekdays and weekends. 40% sleep less than seven hours on weekdays and 71% slept less than 8 [...]
It’s a myth that older adults need less sleep than young adults: Seniors still need between seven and nine hours of sleep, according to the National Institute on Aging. And it’s no secret that we need adequate rest to stay healthy. After years of studying what happens to our bodies and brains while we’re asleep, neurologists and other scientists have established a link between consistent, refreshing sleep and physical and emotional well-being. This connection intensifies with age and can result in memory problems, being more prone to fall, and feeling depressed.
Sleep problems are more than an annoyance; they’re a threat to health and longevity. Several [...]
Red Bull, the most popular energy drinks according to market share, with 5.387 billion cans sold in 2013. It is quite popular amongst youngters these days to get instant energy and kick. It is quite dangerous if consumed in high amounts on a regular basis. Although excess of everything is bad, there are some medical conditions where you should never consume. Consuming red bull in such conditions can be life threatening also.
Here are 6 medical conditions where you should never consume red bull:Pre-existing Heart conditions:
Caffeine can interact [...]
I remember being at school once and we had a little talent show-cum-concert in the conference room. One kid told a story about a tractor, a 13-year old girl inexplicably decided to mime an Alice Cooper song, and another boy pretended to call a motorcycle race that only he could see. But the highlight of the day for me was when four boys got up on stage and played a Sepultura cover song. Sepultura, for the uninitiated, are an enormously influential Brazilian metal band who were hugely popular at the time – at least amongst those who enjoyed their music a little meaty. At the cessation of the song, a few of us clapped whilst the rest of the room sat there stunned.
“I think he [...]
If you need more motivation to take up this transformative practice, neuroscience research has shown that meditation and mindfulness training can cause neuroplastic changes to the gray matter of your brain. A group of Harvard neuroscientists interested in mindfulness meditation have reported that brain structures change after only eight weeks of meditation practice.
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have [...]
In this article we want to know in depth what is considered the sweet taste, bitter taste, salty, spicy flavor, one that perhaps desconozcas, umami taste. To get into the topic begin defining the taste and flavor, two words that mean the same thing. Taste, quality of a substance that is perceived by the sense of taste. Flavor is defined as the sensation produced by the chemical compounds present in a food when simultaneously impress the senses of taste, smell and touch during chewing. Once we made this remark we can continue with the division of the different flavors:Sour taste:
The sour taste of foods is mainly due to the presence of organic acids, especially being [...]