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. Read More …

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. Read More …

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. Read More …

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. Read More …

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People
By Ahmad Amirali

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People (Myth-free wisdom)

Well, recently I read an article about people who aged more than 100 years and are still alive. I wonder how these people manage to live that long and still living a healthy life? What lifestyle they are living? I searched on google, and I ended up on an article which is discussing the inhabitant of Hunza Valley, Pakistan. This article addresses the myths about the Hunza people like Hunza people, who lived happy and healthy for a long, long time. This article reminds me of my experience visiting the Northern Areas of Pakistan last year and through my experiential learning that visit helps me to separate the facts from such myths. Read More …