Typically defined as a diet based around the traditional foods of Northern Europe, the Nordic diet champions locally-sourced ingredients and is rich in fish, grains, vegetables and berries. Different from its Mediterranean counterpart, the Nordic diet is as much about sustainability as it is nutrition and is typically lauded as an eco-friendly diet that abhors processed food in favour of home-cooked meals based around lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats. While the Mediterranean diet is rich in olive oil, the Nordic diet promotes the use of canola and rapeseed oil, both of which are rich in monounsaturated fats that promote heart health.
Health trends frequently come and go, and some are more scientifically sound than others. In February, an epidemiologist debunked the turmeric “health fad” that had become a widespread sensation, dismissing it as “nonsense”. Another trend that has recently come under the limelight is “sole”, which involves drinking a blend of water and natural salt.
While the majority of people would be able to attest that a good night’s sleep is imperative for a healthy wellbeing, many wind up depriving themselves of rest as they go about their busy regimes. Not having a sufficient amount of sleep obviously isn’t ideal, as it’s been linked to having a higher risk of developing conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Researchers have carried out a study to determine how lack of sleep during the week and weekend can correspond with an individual’s mortality rate.
Another royal wedding is upcoming, and Meghan Markle is getting an invite. Here's why she may not want to go after all.
The seven uniformed firemen pose with their babies that were born just a few months apart.
Eventually, Taylor’s parents Cara and Tom realised that their daughter may have a condition called “Uncombable Hair Syndrome”, after coming across pictures of other individuals on the internet with the same style of hair. Cara and Tom, from Chicago, Illinois, sought the expertise of Professor Regina Betz at the University of Bonn in Germany. Professor Betz is currently the leading figure in Uncombable Hair Syndrome Research.
Eggs are regarded as being a fantastic source of several nutrients, including proteins, vitamins and essential fatty acids. A recent study has claimed that eating one egg a day can drastically reduce your likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease in the future. A team of researchers from China and the UK decided to explore the connection between frequency of egg consumption and risk of a number of heart-related diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, ischaemic stroke and major coronary events, which is when a person experience a sudden cardiac death or a heart attack.
Carolina Giraldelli doesn’t want her 1-year-old son Enzo Cestari to ever feel like he has to hide away the dark birthmark that covers most of his forehead and stretches down one side of his nose.
If you really want a quiet life then the question you must avoid at all costs is: “Do you prefer cats or dogs?” Everyone has an opinion on it and there are those who will defend their opinion with violence. Cats versus dogs is an emotional battle that divides people like no other. There’s a definite sense that there are cat people and there are dog people and never the twain shall meet.
The discovery of a new fat cell could explain the connection between smoking cessation and weight gain and lead to improved treatments for obesity as a result. In a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute, a team of researchers explored the function of a new type of fat cell: the thermogenic or “beige” fat cell. Jun Wu, research assistant professor at LSI and senior author of the study, had formerly come across beige fat cells in previous research.
Earlier today, model Chrissy Teigen shared a photo of herself holding her newborn baby while wearing postpartum mesh underwear, with her two-year-old daughter Luna playing on a miniature harp in the background. Teigen announced on May 17 that her second child with husband John Legend had been born, a son called Miles Theodore Stephens. Many of Teigen’s 17 million followers commended her for posting the picture that displayed the disposable mesh underwear that many mothers wear after giving birth in order to hold their maternity pads in place.
Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don’t have high enough levels of omega-3s in your diet, it’s a leading risk factor for death globally, contributing to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. A healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer.
Whether you’re steeling yourself for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Half or you’ve signed up to any of Simplyhealth's races, 13.1 miles of running is no small feat. Running a half marathon takes not only physical preparation but mental endurance too - and if you’ve never taken on the challenge before, not knowing exactly what to expect can be rather daunting. Here, Gareth Turnbull, a former international athlete offers advice for the first-time half marathon runner.
When it comes to children and screen time, parents have conflicting views. While some would argue that allowing young kids to spend hours on digital devices - such as smartphones, tablets and laptops - is detrimental to their overall wellbeing, others might hail the educational and developmental benefits that these devices can offer young minds. The latter is certainly the narrative upheld by sociologist Ellis Cashmore, whose forthcoming book Screen Society challenges the consensus that screen exposure is damaging for children and warns parents against banning the internet at home, claiming that it’s “tantamount to child abuse”.