Health effects of Sleep Deprivation!

The dictionary definition of sleep is that it’s a a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterised by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and reduced interactions with surroundings. In simple words it’s a state where all the body’s activities are reduced to a minimal state for the body to recover from the fatigue that occurred during the day. People nowadays take sleeping for granted, and the main reason in most the cases is work related. Maybe they want to complete a task before a deadline or someone working to get a promotion etc. In all this life hassles our health has taken a back turn and the one thing that helps us recover and makes us ready for the next day is being sidelined. But before going into all these questions about how sleep affects our health, we need to look at how it maintains our normal body physiology.

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Superfoods: Do we really need them?

In this day and age everyone is trying to find a balance in their lives especially with their food and most of them might have heard about this term. Superfood as such is no official category of food, but some of the regular food items have been named this because they contain massive amounts of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. There is no definitive criteria of classifying a food item as superfood. But in general most of the superfoods are plant based and some are fish and dairy based ones. In this article we will try to find out whether you really need them or is it just as said by Despina Hyde, a registered dietician with the weight management program at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, a marketing tool.

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Reiki: is it worth the time?

Reiki is a Japanese term made from two words- Rei which means “Gods wisdom or Higher power” and Ki which means “Life Force or Life Energy”. It’s now being used in more than 1000 hospitals in the US as a complimentary therapy. It is as said a complimentary one and a substitue for your regular medications and procedures. It supports body’s natural healing abilities, which is the important point to remember. But till now there has been no scientific evidence whether this works or not, but it also does not mean thet it doesn’t. But is it worth your time?

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Hygge: Enjoy simple things in Life!

Hygge is s a Danish and Norwegian word that literally translates into a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment. But how do you pronounce it? Pronounced “hoo-ga,” this Danish concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and well-being through enjoying the simple things in life. But what exactly is it? Let’s try to find out.

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