Conflicting stories about the benefits and dangers of alcohol appear in the newspapers so frequently; it is no wonder people feel confused about the issue. The simple answer is that alcohol can be good and bad; it’s all a question of how much you imbibe. It comes down to that old adage a little of […]
Author: Ngozi Franca Okoye
Sweating is controlled by the parasympathetic nervous system, and happens in response to a need or cooling and also as a side effect of excitement. The cooling effect is important. In hot climates a person would die if he did not sweat adequately. Sweating is triggered by a ‘thermostat centre in the brain. Interestingly, the […]
A lot of people shudder when they hear the word fat. However there are some fats that the body needs for optimum functioning. They are named essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs are basically required by all living cells in the body to function properly. Therefore a lack of these can lead to many of the […]
We now know the typical sequence of anger starts with a ‘trigger’ usually a situation or a statement made by another person. Then comes a series of thoughts (perhaps, “what did I ever do to him?” or “why is he doing this to me?”) followed by a belief about those thoughts (“This is so unfair”) […]
If you’re considering putting an exercise program together, it’s perfectly normal to have a lot of questions swimming around in your head. What’s the best activity to participate in? How do I get the most out of exercising? How long should exercise? Often, the hardest part of getting into shape is taking the first step. […]
Here is wishing you and yours a very happy valentines day.
N/B: Treat and pamper yourself in a special way N/B: Celebrate the present Spend time with people who care about you and your well-being.
Winners never quit and quitters never win Failure and success are two sides of the coin – the will to try If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. If you are a true entrepreneur you should not know the meaning of the word “Failure”. Real entrepreneurs look at failure as just another obstacle […]
It is difficult for most of us to be active enough these days. In earlier generations, physical exercise was a part of normal everyday life. Now for many of us it is all too easy to jump in a car rather than walk or we simply seem to be just too busy to exercise. Health […]
Are you dehydrated? So how much is enough? About six to eight glasses of water a day, according to the the British Dietetic Association and more in hot weather or after exercise. Less than that and you can become dehydrated, a condition that can lead to dizziness, fatigue, headaches and constipation. Dehydration can also affect […]