Health & Beauty

Avoiding all diet drinks definitely a no-brainer!

MANY people wonder whether diet drinks are bad for them, even though they may seem like a better option, compared with the sugary variety. But research shows that this isn’t the case. And now, we have even more reason to avoid diet drinks at all costs. Artificially-sweetened drinks increase the risk of strokes and dementia. […]

To pee, or not to pee …

HAVING a good night’s sleep interrupted by a nagging urge to use the bathroom is very annoying, and, from time to time, most of us experience this. But frequent urination may be a sign of health problems. According to a new study, people who woke up at least once per night to use the loo […]

Trendy fashion food can be so damaging to a healthy lifestyle

ONE of Spain’s main consumer organisations has warned that excessive consumption of “trendy” foods, “green” supplements and “detox” products can be harmful to health. The OCU says aloin, one of the main components of aloe vera, can be toxic above a certain dosage. The precise volume is “under investigation” and safe levels for humans have […]

Fruit and veg are under siege from deadly parasites

BREXIT spells much uncertainty for Spanish fruit and veg on its way to the UK, because of import tariffs, working restrictions and border queues, etc. But 2019 began with Spain’s fresh produce facing a series of threats much closer to home: parasites and pests! In March came news from the north of Spain that olive […]

Fitness points to growing old

FOR older people, fitness may be more informative than traditional, cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers have uncovered one more reason to get off the couch and start exercising, especially if you’re approaching your golden years. Among people over age 70, physical fitness was found to be a much better predictor of survival than the number of […]

A nap in the day takes all the pressure away!

IT seems that napping may do more than just reboot our energy level and improve our mood. New research found that people who took advantage of a midday snooze were more likely to have a noticeable drop in blood pressure, compared with those who didn’t. Midday sleep appears to lower blood pressure levels at the […]

Sophia Wellness Centre

THIS centre is different from other gyms, and is the only toning-table centre in the Canary Islands. When you arrive you will be met by Gabriela, who will immediately make you feel at ease. The aim of the wellness centre is to make members feel comfortable and relaxed, while their inches disappear. Whatever your shape, […]

Green’s the word for health

CHILDREN who grow up with greener surroundings have up to 55% less risk of developing various mental disorders, later in life. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark, emphasising the need for designing green-and-healthy cities, for the future. A larger and larger share of the world’s population now lives in cities, […]

Spring clean those lungs!

TOBACCO smoking remains to be the primary cause of lung disease. Other factors that contribute to respiratory disease  include air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts, and frequent, lower-respiratory infections during childhood. With these risk factors, it might prove beneficial to undergo a lung detox, to stave off respiratory issues. Here are a few ways to […]

Box clever, breathe easy

Box breathing is a form of deep, present and conscious breathing. The exhalation of each breath is drawn out, so that it lasts longer than the inhalation. This form of breathing signals the brain to tone down the sympathetic nervous system. This stops the adrenal glands from releasing adrenaline, and other hormones responsible for the […]

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