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Second-hand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels

Breathing second-hand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as second-hand cigarette smoke, says a new research. Reduced blood vessel function may raise the chances of developing atherosclerosis and consequently lead to a heart attack. Atherosclerosis is the disease process that causes plaque build-up in the arteries, which narrows them and restricts blood flow. “If you’re ... Read More »

Baked or broiled fish improves brain health

Baked or broiled fish once a week is good for your kid’s brain, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acids it contains, says a study. “Our study shows that people who ate a diet that included baked or broiled, but not fried, fish have larger brain volumes in regions associated with memory and cognition,” said James T. Becker, a professor ... Read More »

Marijuana use shrinks teenagers’ brains

Frequent marijuana use among teenagers can lead to cognitive decline, poor attention and memory and decreased intelligence quotient (IQ), psychologists warn. Abnormalities in the brain’s grey matter, which is associated with intelligence, have been found in 16- to 19-year-olds who increased their marijuana use. “It needs to be emphasised that regular cannabis use is not safe and may result in ... Read More »

Body, Health Myths Exposed

From drinking eight glasses of water everyday to eating food before going to bed helps in storing fat are some of the health guidelines that doctors suggest time and again, but experts bust such health and body myths that has been the part of our lifestyle since ages. Experts at Nature’s Best nutrition, an online bodybuilding supplement provider, reveals the ... Read More »

Gym Bag Must-haves

Excited about hitting the gym and cutting flab? Make sure to carry essentials like water bottle, hair ties and deodorant in your duffle bag. Experts shares what should be inside your gym bag: Water bottle: Hydration is the key. Keep water on hand with a sleek water bottle. Hair Ties: Black hair bands are boring. Liven up your hair tie ... Read More »

Postpartum Depression Can Happen to Any Parent

The baby blues aren’t just the domain of birth mothers: fathers, adoptive parents, and non-biological mothers are also at risk. Postpartum depression has mainly been thought of as a condition only new moms can experience. But according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, women aren’t the only ones who could suffer from it. The research shows that ... Read More »

The pains of bodybuilding

Back pain due to working out is very common. It is one of those damned if you do and damned if you don’t sort of relationships. For example when thinking of someone suffering from low back pain we would imagine a person that lives a sedentary lifestyle, eats poor and probably spends a majority of their day hunched over a ... Read More »

Make 2014 your Fittest year yet.

With all the rain and cold temperatures it seems impossible to imagine warmer days. But, make no mistake, summer is coming. Soon it will be time to crawl out of your cozy hibernation phase, peel off the layers and reveal your pale skin to the warm basking glow of a spring and summer sun. Whether you’ve gotten used to skipping ... Read More »

Move Over Coffee : It’s Time for Tea to Shine

There is something mundanely routine about lining up at Starbucks for a cup of coffee every morning. As you slowly shuffle to the front of the queue, like a zombie who is not fully awake yet, the smell of freshly ground coffee beans slowly stimulating your senses. When the first few drops of coffee touch your lips, you cringe at ... Read More »

Stay on top of your Nutrition Game

You work hard to keep on top of your nutrition game, but sometimes you need that extra edge to get the most nutritional gains out of everyday foods. If you take your health seriously—and you must since you’re reading this—then you likely already know which foods to eat and which to avoid (hint: any processed foods). Even though you’re armed ... Read More »