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


Monday, July 14, 2014

Can Emu Oil Protect Your Skin This Summer

Nature has so many marvelous products up its sleeve to promote healing. One such amazing thing is emu oil. In this post we shall discuss in detail the health benefits of emu oil.

What is emu oil?

Well, truth be known emu is a soft feathered, brown flightless bird, that is native to Australia. They have long, thin legs, they trot, sprint and can travel great distances.

Oil derived from the adipose tissue of emu is known as emu oil. The oil is largely composed of unsaturated fatty acids; The oleic acid forms the largest component of this oil.

Health benefits of emu oil

I was unaware of the benefits of this emu oil, until a good doctor prescribed it in the form of a cream. So sit tight as we discuss the health benefits.
·  Emu oil can be used as a moisturizer; it nourishes your skin so much that it glows with health
·  Peggy Brill an Orthopaedic therapist says linoleic acid aids in the reduction of swelling, while it blocks pain and promotes healing. The pain relief has lasting effect.
·  Emu oil is used for muscle sprains, injured ligaments and for cuts, scars and burns.
·  It works best for people with psoriasis and eczema
·  It penetrates the layers of skin and replenishes the skin’s natural oil and keeps your skin looking young.
·  The best thing about emu oil is that it has no side effects.

I have my own doubts if you are a vegan or a vegetarian, about the use of emu oil. Anyway, for others emu oil is nature’s gift. But it is also true that, nature has other stuff up its sleeve, to help you lead a healthy life.

Take care
Swarnam

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Top 6 Summer Music Tracks That Pep Up Your Wellbeing

Summer is a great time for good food, music, surf and sand. When the sun blazes down its heat on the poor earth, is it not wise to make yourself some nice strawberry mango smoothie and listen to these great tracks?
You know what? Music has some great health benefits.
·       Music makes you happier
·       Improves vascular health
·       Improves sleep quality
·       Keeps an ageing brain healthy
·       Improves visual and verbal skills
·       Reduces levels of stress
·       Reduces depression
·       Helps you to concentrate
·       Has a positive impact on patients with long term impact

Now, here are these wonderful tracks.

I really like this go get it- by Mary Mary. The lyrics just encourage you to achieve your dream. So sit back and enjoy.

Note to God by Charice, She sings this song with such brilliance. You will find yourself awed by her performance.


Being thankful multiplies your wellness quotient. This amazing track again by Mary Mary and Kirk Franklin makes you feel thankful for all the wonderful things in your life.


Never Give Up, these beautiful quotes by Yolanda Adams peps up your inner strength to achieve your dreams.

In the morning again by Mary Mary is a lovely song which gives you hope of a better tomorrow.


Kari Jobe sings steady my heart, the depth of the song is great and the music is stunning.

Hope you bookmark this post and listen to these wonderful tracks to pass the lazy summer afternoons.

Take care,
Swarnam

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Be Warned! TV Viewing Can Result in Early Death

Do you watch TV for more than 3 hours a day? Then, be warned! It might be the speeding train, to early death from any cause. It is no rocket science to understand that sedentary behavior can lead to serious health problems.

The research study

Scientists assessed 13,284 young and healthy Spanish University graduates. They aimed to determine the association between watching TV, watching computer and driving and the risk of death from all the above three.

To their surprise they found the risk of death was twofold higher for participants who reported watching television for three or more hours.

There was no significance in the association between risk of early death and time spent using the computer and driving. Earlier studies have reported that prolonged TV viewing is linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

I hope you will never go near the television after you finish reading this article. Scientists say that daily TV quota of six hours could shorten life expectancy by 5 years. I am glad they did not say all these scary things regarding computers.

Avoid sedentary life

The above slogan should be your goal to increase your life expectancy. For heaven’s sake, do not be couch potatoes. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week.

Take away

Be on the move and reduce your TV watching time. Gardening, cycling, jogging and just plain walking can work miracles in your life.
Take care,
Swarnam
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