Sunday, September 14, 2014

Secret to Peaceful Life- Keep The Wife Happy

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Want to live a peaceful and happy life? Then keep your wife happy. So says one study, it’s as simple as that. I think marriage plays an important role in our happiness and well-being.

Happy Wife, happy life

It may seem funny but this has been scientifically proven, what more do you want? A study found that the more content the wife is with the long term union the happier the husband is with his life.

The researchers say that when a wife is satisfied with the marriage, she tends to do a lot more for her husband which has a positive effect on his life.

The study zeroes in on the personal feelings of both the spouses to determine how those marital appraisals influence the psychological well-being of older adults.

Be careful with the feelings of your spouse. It would be great if you appreciate them, understand their feelings and does not get on their nerves. Activities such as shopping, household chores and watching television can also be made fun and enjoyable with the right kind of attitude.

Constructive communication

The study found that better rated marriages was linked to greater life satisfaction and happiness. Another study found a link between wives’ ability to control emotions and higher marital satisfaction. Instead of heated arguments more can be achieved when women used constructive communication.

Key to marital satisfaction

Research has proven that being non materialistic is the key to happy and stable marriage. Keeping the feeling of satisfaction alive in a relationship is also more important.

Scientists say that couples who were both materialistic had eroded communication, poor conflict resolution and low responsiveness to each other. In the layman’s version they are just too preoccupied with money that they lose sight of what is important in life.

Take away

Keep your wife happy and she will go out of her way to be good to you all the time. I have attached the message of Joel Osteen about healthy families. Hope you spend 30 minutes to hear it and reap rich dividends.



Take care,
Swarnam

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dangers of Prolonged Sitting

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If you are a person who is prone to sit for a long time, then it would be in your best interest to read this post. Sitting for long periods of time can lead to many scary diseases.

Short walks

A recent study has pointed that even a nice slow 5 minute walking break can reverse the harm caused to leg arteries after 3 hours of prolonged sitting.

Scientists say that when people sit for long periods of time, the slack muscles do not contract effectively to pump blood to the head. Simply put, the muscles, find it hard to pump blood in upward motion.

The end result; blood gets pooled in the legs and affects the ability of arteries to expand from the increased flow of blood. The function of arteries was affected by 50% because of prolonged sitting.

The key to healthy arteries, according to the researchers is short walks. The participants who walked for 5 minutes after an hour of sitting maintained good arterial function. The increased muscle activity and blood flow may likely be the reason for the good turn of events, say the researchers.

Risks associated with prolonged sitting

Previous studies have warned us that prolonged sitting may increase the risk factors such as high cholesterol levels and greater waist circumference, which may lead to high blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes and even cancers.

Another study says that more time spent sitting is linked to increased risk of death. Hope after reading this you will think twice, even to sit down.

To conclude, it would be wise to take several small walks if you must sit for long periods of time.  Remember this, an active lifestyle will add years to your lifetime.

Take care,

Swarnam

Monday, September 8, 2014

Try Spinach For a Slimmer Waistline

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The secret to a slimmer waistline may be the simple spinach that grows in your garden. And yes, it has been scientifically proven that spinach extract decreases hedonic hunger to 95% and increased weight loss up to 43%.

Hedonic hunger

Now, what is this? The craving for unhealthy foods such as sweets or fast foods that leads to obesity is called as hedonic hunger. The spinach extract contains green leaf membranes called thylakoids.

The research study points out that taking thylakoids suppresses hedonic hunger and boosts the production of satiety hormones. A nice drink containing thylakoids before breakfast reduces food cravings and keeps you satisfied all day.


The vibrant looking spinach is rich in nutrient goodness. It is rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, iron, copper and B vitamins.
Now, as the study goes spinach extract was given to 38 overweight women for 3 months. Every morning before breakfast the participants had the green drink.

The group that drank the spinach extract which was brimming with thylakoid goodness lost 5 kg. They felt it easier to stick to three meals per day and did not experience any cravings.

Apart from helping in weight loss spinach has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Here is an amazing Garlic sautéed spinach recipe by Laura Vitale. Hope you try it.
Take care,

Swarnam

Monday, September 1, 2014

Be Warned! Cell phones can lower your Kids' Grades

Classes resume at Nalanda University -after 800 years, boomed the newspaper headlines. Wow! To give you a backup, it was an ancient institution of higher learning in Bihar, India. It even had students as far from Tibet, Greece, China and Iran.

Sadly, it was destroyed by an army of the Mamluk dynasty. The Nalanda possessed a great library which was so vast, that it burned for 3 months after the invaders set it on fire. Springing back to life, it has regained its lost glory.

A recent research worried me a lot, it says Women College students spend 10 hours per day and Men College students spend 8 hours on their cell phones. Scientists warn that this trend might pose a potential risk for academic performance.

This cell phone addiction has become so bad that the students say that they get agitated when the cell phone is not in sight. Researchers warn that this addiction may become an escape mechanism from their classrooms. They may provide a way for the students to cheat.

More scary stories to come, so stay put. A research points out that a short period of cell phone use made the participants less inclined to volunteer for community service. Talking on a cell phone reduces the desire to connect with others, say the researchers. The cell phone addiction makes people less social minded.

Another survey reports that more than 5000 people die each year in vehicle crashes due to distracted driving many of them were texting or talking on cell phones behind the wheel points out the study.

To conclude, be wise when dealing with your cell phones. Do remember you are its master; do not let it enslave you.

Take care,
Swarnam
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Saturday, August 30, 2014

251 Amazing Health Benefits of the Herb Rhodiola rosea

What if you stumble upon a miracle herb when you trek along the cold, snow covered mountain peaks? Exciting is it not? Well, Indian scientists have found a wonder herb in the high peaks of the Himalayas.

This wonder herb is nothing other than Rhodiola rosea, otherwise called as golden root or rose root. Basically, it grows in the cold regions of the world.

If you ponder the past the Greeks, Vikings, Chinese and Mongols revered it. It forms an important part in Hindu mythology. History aside, this herb works wonders for your health.

1. This herb is an adaptogen. It increases the resistance of the body and normalize bodily functions
2. Rhodiola rosea increases mental performance
3. Strengthens nervous system
4. Fights depression
5. Aids in weight loss
6. Improves energy levels
7. Shortens recovery time after prolonged workouts
8. Boosts heart health
  • Enhances immunity

  • Helps to adapt to difficult climatic conditions

  • It can reduce the effect of gamma radiation used in nuclear bombs.

Apart from all these the researchers say that

·  It has anti-ageing properties. Now this is the one I like most
·  Helps in tissue regeneration
·  Protects neurons during lack of oxygen
·  Improves cognitive health
No wonder it is called as the miracle herb. Try it and see, but always with the consent of your doctor.

Take care,
Swarnam