Tag: Healthy Lifestyle

Nomophobia: The Rising Trend of Nondrug Addiction Among Students

Nomophobia: The Rising Trend of Nondrug Addiction Among Students
By Ahmad Amirali

Recently, I come across an article on ResearchGate and learn about the term ‘Nomophobia’ that, in my surprise, relates to a well-known issue mostly common among school and college-going students. However, this issue is now on the rise and getting more addicted and severe nowadays. Can you guess the issue? Alright, Let’s have an example, among high school and college students, what is the only thing without which students, nowadays, can’t even imagine to live? Yes, their cellular devices or in Asian context the most common term is ‘Mobile Phone’. The research highlighted that the average adolescent would rather lose a ‘pinky-finger’ than a cell phone. The result of this addiction is a growing percentage text or tweet instead of talking to others. This phenomenon of this weird cell-phone addiction among teens and youth is known as ‘Nomophobia’. It is the irrational fear of being without your cell phone or being unable to use your phone for some reason, such as the absence of a signal or running out of minutes or battery power. Continue reading “Nomophobia: The Rising Trend of Nondrug Addiction Among Students”

How Fasting May Prevent Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance

Fasting from dawn to sunset for 30 days could help treat conditions relating to obesity
By Ana Sandoiu

The health benefits of fasting have been the subject of much hype in recent years. More and more people now fast, not just for religious purposes but also to lose weight and boost metabolism. Restricting food intake may increase metabolic activity more than researchers used to believe, studies suggest, and the practice may even help fight to age. Fasting may also improve gut health, according to other research, and strengthen circadian rhythms, thus boosting overall health. New research adds to this body of evidence by zooming in on a specific type of fasting and its benefits for obesity-related conditions. Continue reading “How Fasting May Prevent Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance”

Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies

Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies
By Ahmad Amirali

Nowadays, more teenagers are facing anxiety issues rather any other age group. Majority of the reasons are related to their transitional period from adolescence to teenage. It is then teens start having their mood swings and feeling pressured (Previous article: Why does Child’s Mood Start Swing after ten years? Causes and Preventive Measures). First of all, parents and teenagers, it important to know that all teens experience some amount of anxiety at times. It is, in fact, a normal response to stress, and sometimes it helps teens to deal with tense or devastating situations. Things like public speaking, final exams, significant athletic competitions, or even going out on a date might cause feelings of uneasiness among teens. Anxiety attack may include from elevating heartbeat to the intense urge of crying-, depends upon the severity of the situation. However, for some teens, these episodic restless events might become a lifelong disability which later affects their relationship and social order of their lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 25% of 13- to 18-year-olds have an anxiety disorder, and just under 6% have a severe anxiety disorder. Continue reading “Teen Anxiety | Reasons and Remedies”

Why am I Tired all the Time?

Tired all the time? Coffee, at least, is not the best solution

We all feel tired during our day times or at night. The reasons are usually obvious and include:

  • too many sleepless nights
  • long hours spent at work
  • a baby keeping you up at night

But sleepiness or exhaustion that goes on for a long time is not normal. It can affect your ability to get on and enjoy your life. Continue reading “Why am I Tired all the Time?”

Are you Jet Lagged? No Problem, Physical Exercise is All You Need

Are you Jet lagged? No problem, Physical exercise is all you need
By Ahmad Amirali

In the recent article published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising at certain day times may alter the ‘circadian’ rhythms, possibly offering a new remedy for jet lag and shift work. According to NIH, ‘physical, mental, and behavioural changes that follow a daily cycle,’ that control our bodies. It is believed that light and darkness are the causes of Circadian disorder. Continue reading “Are you Jet Lagged? No Problem, Physical Exercise is All You Need”