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    Why Exercise Makes You Happy

    We’ve all heard it before: exercising is good for you and that all of us should do it. Why do you have to do it, you ask? Obviously, for health reasons as regular exercise helps keep you fit but also helps you in a variety of ways such as lowering your cholesterol level, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping your energy levels up, etc. However, did you know that exercising also makes you a happier person? For example, exercising as little as 20 minutes of physical activity can boost your mood for up to 12 hours. Or better yet, working out for 30-60 minutes just a few times a week can…

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    25 More Awesome Hiking Spots Around Malaysia

    These days, we are lucky that we’ve more than one or even a few ways of finding the right kind of exercise to suit you.  Living a healthy lifestyle involves exercise, a balanced diet and work-life balance. When it comes to exercise however, a lot of us don’t seem to be disciplined about it and let this part slide. If you’re not sure how to start exercising, walking and hiking is one of the best ways to get fit while exploring the lush rainforests Malaysia has to offer. Here are some pointers to take note of before you start your hike: Tell someone about your hiking itinerary. Let them know the…

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    Fruit For Health

    Fruits are good for you. Most fruits are packed with lots of vitamins and necessary fiber that is a must for our daily balanced diet.  What kind of fruits are you eating and are you eating the right kinds of fruits that will do you good? There are fruits with the highest sugar and lowest sugar counts to be aware of, especially important if you’re a diabetic because sugar found in fruits can also have adverse effects on someone diabetic if one isn’t careful. Adopting a healthier living lifestyle will only do you good in the long run so why not increase your fruits intake today? A lot of us…

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    Could Being Underweight Increase Your Risk Of Having Dementia?

    Being skinny may not be all it’s cut out to be. Could being skinny when one is middle aged raise your risk of having dementia?  Recent studies have found that being skinny or to be more accurate, underweight people have a third more risk of likely developing dementia later in life. The findings find that obese people appear to be protected from this disease compared to skinnier underweight people. Researchers based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Oxon Epidemiology in London, analysed patient information recorded during routine general practice over nearly two decades. The accumulated data on 1,958,191 patients aged 55 on average with a BMI of 26.5…

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    List of Required Vaccinations for Adults

    Adults are not exempted from vaccinations. They too need to get their vaccinations too, in order to protect their bodies from diseases. When we were younger, we were given vaccinations in school. Thinking that once you got your vaccinations done then,  you don’t have to worry about it anymore when you’re an adult. Well, that’s not true. Adults need a new set of vaccinations too and here are few reasons why: You might miss out on some vaccinations when you were younger because some vaccinations were not introduced yet back then. Your body’s immunity will fade over time. Depending on your profession, you might be at risk of contact with certain infectious diseases. You are…

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    Top 5 Ways on How Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight

    When it comes to sleep, a lot of us don’t link it with weight loss. Lack of sleep doesn’t just make you feel tired and cranky, it can also make it harder for you to lose weight! Recently, an analysis done by researchers at Columbia University found that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are heavier, gain more weight over time, and what’s worse, that they have a harder time losing weight. Other effects on lack of sleep are also doing you more harm than good but if you’re on a weight loss journey, then ensure that you get enough shut eye time or you’ll find it…

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    Top 6 Foods To Help You Lose Weight!

    Weight loss – It can be such a difficult journey for some. However, it’s not impossible. Difficult, yes, it can be at times but it IS feasible. What one puts on the plate at meal times is very important for weight loss. It isn’t just about simply adding more veggies, fruits, and lean meats to your eating plan. Although, that will definitely aid in your weight loss journey, so keep doing so if that’s what you’ve been practicing. However, it’s also about the kind of foods you’re eating specifically. There are certain foods that research has actually linked to speedier weight loss. Add them to your grocery list the next time…

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    What Happens To Your Brain On Beer Vs Coffee

    All of us have some sort of thing that we feel that we can’t do without in our lives. It could be our mobile phones, cigarettes, food, TV, coffee or even alcohol as our form of coping mechanism.  But does it do us any good? Naturally, everything in moderation is quite all right but at times, we can tend to overdo a little on a few things here and there. Some of us simply can’t do without our cup of coffee, not just once a day but we seem to need it a few times a day! For others, it could be that cigarette or that mug of beer (or…

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    The Right & Wrong Way To Eat Chia Seeds

    Who hasn’t heard of chia seeds these days? Why these seeds are the talk of the health food community? It’s because they’re called a superfood for good reasons! These little itsy bitsy seeds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, antioxidants, and omega-3s. Basically, in a nutshell, these seeds are fantastic for you! According to Medical Daily, a 2-teaspoon serving packs only 117 calories, but also delivers an impressive 4 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and an impressive amount of omega-3s for a healthy heart. It is no wonder that these seeds are gaining a lot of popularity and it’s actually very easy to incorporate into one’s daily diet. However,…

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    Top 5 Healthy Fresh Juice Deliveries In Klang Valley

    Being healthy is the best thing ever. It’s perhaps not groundbreaking but it’s definitely the thing to be right now. With the healthy food delivery services that have become available and with more popping up everywhere of late, this couldn’t be a better time to start getting on the health train! Being healthy doesn’t just stop at your main meals. These days, there are various ways to improve one’s health and diet and one of the most popular ways right now is the rise of the freshly pressed juices to complement your diet. Have you ever heard of people asking if you’ve had your ‘5-a-day’ intake? It’s a national campaign…