Health & Beauty

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 […]

Freeze to please for breath of fresh air!

British and Chinese researchers have come up with a cool idea to practically eliminate the amount of toxic fumes that we breathe in every day. They want to freeze air drawn from outdoors, so that the polluting particles can be separated from the breathable gas. Only when the air is absolutely clean will it be […]

Alzheimer’s still a puzzle to many

MOST of us have seen, first-hand, the devastating consequences of Alzheimer’s, but half of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The charity surveyed 2,361 people, and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk, or protective, factors for dementia. […]

Energy drinks can be a health hazard

THE harmful effects of energy drinks go beyond their caffeine content, and may adversely affect cardiac health. There are more than 500 energy drink products available on the market, and, while both manufacturers and fans claim that these drinks are just as safe as caffeine, an increasing number of associated A and E visits, and […]

Don’t let the bed-bugs bite!

TENERIFE is a great place to be, with plenty of warm sunshine, all year round. But it’s not always that perfect, because there are, invariably, the annoying bugs and insects to bother us. Many people use insect repellents that may contain harmful substances. These chemicals are detrimental to our wellbeing, and can lead to health […]

The key to healthy resolutions

In theory, New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, but most of us can only stick to them for a few days, at most! The problem is that many  are unrealistic and poorly executed. Most involve inspiration, but no preparation. For long-term success, a detailed and sustainable action plan is key. Change your health outlook […]

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