and advice for workaholics
your job has taken up much of your time. You’ve even started
bringing work at home and you keep working until the wee hours of
the morning. You spend Saturdays and Sundays with your head bent
on your work. And you’re supposed to spend these days with your
family, or friends, or for your relaxation!
the Basics of Your Cholesterol
is so much teminology floating around with this that make any
sense of what it's all about. That's why you have to start by
understanding what they're talking about: the “good?,the
“bad,?and the ugly.
Lies about Health
eating Lots of Carrots Will Make You See Better in the Dork.
You could see it that way. Lots of brightly colored fruits and
carrots, apricots and even broccoli-can improve your night
sight, but only if you're lacking vitamin A to begin with, says
Carl Kupfer, M.D., director of the National Eye Institute of the
National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.s "Most of us
get enough vitamin A in our diet, so eating lots of carrots won't
change anything, " says Dr. Kupfer.
too much exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays can cause
April. They suspect vitamin D,
in fortified milk and
cod liver oil and some
fatty fish, can help to slow down the speed at which cancer
You’ll feel Better
the song says, smiling when you' re feeling blue appears to put
you in a rosy mood. At least that's the theory set forth by Robert
B. Zajonc, Ph.D.,director of
Sleeping Position and your Personality
has got two personalities—the one that is shown to the world and
the other that is secret and real. You
don't show your secret personality when you’re awake because you
can ciontrol your behaviour ,but when you’re asleep, your
sleeping position shows the real you. In
a normal night,of course, people
frequently change their position. The important position is the
one that you go to sleep in.
People Who Never
How do some friends and colleagues survive every
winter without even a sniffle? Some experts believe that they boost their immunity through
simple lifestyle habits. Steal their strategies and stay healthy
all winter long.
Outlook Does Harm to your Health
growing amount of research shows a pessimistic out look can
take a huge toll on your health. This
immune system and
such as high blood
pressure. Optimists go into situations with more
confidence, so events seem less threatening and stressful. ......
the Good Die Younger
Award nominees who go home empty-handed may not have a'shiny Oscar
to show off, but they may turn out to be
bigger winners in
life. According to
a study published
Oscar-winning screenwriters are more successful,
and more respected
by about four years.
naturopath shows how to supercharge your immune system and fight
infections without relying on antibiotics
are natural ways to boost your body's defence system.
right circumstances antibiotics are invaluable, but we have
to use them selectively.
to Evaluate Your Sneeze
strike in any season. But are they caused by allergies,
else? Ask your
nose--it always knows .
the circumstances surrounding your
sneezing episodes. Did your local weather forecaster issue
a pollen warning? Did you recently clean: the house, mow
or snuggle your new kitten? If so, you may have
allergies. Did you stare into
light and loud noises stimulate
the cells in the
nose that release his tamines, which. trigger sneezing.
Is linked to Heart Disease
study found that men with hostile personalities had almost
five times as many heart attacks as those who showed little anger.
In addition to higher coronary disease rates, the men, who were
doctors, also had a five-fold risk of dying from all causes.
IS HEALTH PROMOTION?
promotion is a broad field encompassing educational, social,
economic, and political efforts to improve the health of a
population. Health education, health protection, and disease
prevention form the essential triad of health promotion.
the 1970s and 1980s, health education emphasized altering
individuals' behavior. In the 1990s, health education expanded to
encompass social action and become more integrated with health
promotion. Mayhew Derryberry wrote forty years ago. ......
Work Is Good for Health
find that hard-working prestigious people live longer than average
men and women. Career women are healthiel than housewives.
Evidence shows that the jobless are in poorer health than the
job-holders. An investigation shows that whenever the unemployment
rate increases by 1%, the death rate increases correspondingly by
2%.All this comes down to one point: work is helpful to health. ......
who are uncomfortable expressing themselves, particularly negative
emotions such as anger, are more likely to end up feeling even
more angry and may also be vulnerable to eating disorders,
according to two separate studies.
more you sweat, the more fat you burn
myth has encouraged people to work out in extreme heat
or wear layers of clothes or rubber or plastic weight-loss
suits in the hope of sweating fat off. Unfortunately, it's water
they're losing, not fat.
More Often May Help Lower Cholesterol
person's cholesterol levels may depend not only on what he or she
eats, but also how often, according to UK researchers.
They found that middle-aged and older adults who ate frequently
throughout the day had lower "bad" cholesterol levels
compared with those who tended to down one or two large meals per
day. This was despite the fact that the frequent eaters average,
had a higher calorie and fat intake.
16 million Americans have diabetes mellitus, a serious, chronic
disease that impairs
blood sugar, or glucose,
into energy .Persons
human body tissues must have a steady supply of glucose,
can affect every
In particular, it can, lead
to heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve
problems. Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations in the US.
And the fourth
leading cause of death, both of which can often
Double-Edged Sword of Antibiotics
1946, just a year after winning the Nobel Prize for discovering
penicillin, Sir Alexander Fleming noted the Achilles heel of
antibiotics: "the production of resistant strains of
bacteria." Indeed, the greatest medicine in history has
gradually become less effective. The incredibly rapid reproduction
of bacteria combined with their ability to impart acquired
resistance to other bacteria by transferring genetic material have
led to today's "superbugs": bacteria that are refractory
to all conventional antimicrobial treatment. ......