Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform better, mirroring those of a younger brain, a new study has revealed.
Could fitness apps encouraging you to walk 10,000 steps be doing more harm than good? “8,000 steps down, only 2,000 to go,” people groan as they check their fitness tech over coffee, lunch, cocktails. Dr Greg Hager, a professor of computer science from Johns Hopkins University in the US, maintains ‘very few’ of the estimated 165,000 available healthcare apps are based on scientific evidence.
It’s fair to say that a woman’s appetite usually increases particularly during the second half of the menstrual cycle. “The most crucial dietary change you can make is to keep your blood-sugar levels steady,” explains Dr Marilyn Glenville, Nutritionist and author of Natural Alternatives to Sugar. “The higher your sugar intake the more severe your symptoms are likely to be. Dr Glenville advises cutting out sugar completely.
Well, ok you don’t necessarily lose all your mates the minute you give birth, but you may find you’re no longer on the same page as your besties. What you need is some mummy mates to help support, guide and gossip your way through the motherhood minefield. Well, step forward new app Peanut, a sort of Tinder for new parents which aims to help hook up mums with similar interests and experiences.
Experts have long been waxing lyrical about the amazing qualities of breast milk when it comes to feeding a baby. Not only does it offer them the perfect blend of nutrition, but breast milk also contains antibodies that can boost your child’s immune system. While, studies have also revealed this to be true, seeing the incredible powers of breast milk with your own eyes, is pretty darned amazing.
Anyone who has ever suffered from depression will know that how you seem on the outside isn’t always representative of how you’re feeling inside. In her new book, Happy, the 35-year-old mum-of-two has opened up about her struggle with depression in a bid to tackle the stigma that so many mental health sufferers face. Pin-pointing the early days of her depression when she was working as a morning presenter at Radio 1, Fearne explained that she wished she’d picked up on the signs sooner.
Japanese Twitter user @ponzuyo may well have found the perfect hack for ensuring your plaster stays in place and doesn’t end up curled up abandoned on the floor. Sharing a picture-drawn diagram of the step-by-step hack, @ponzuyo revealed what he believes to be the perfect way to apply a Band-Aid. The hack involves cutting a plaster horizontally from both ends leaving the padded part untouched, before wrapping the strips of band-aid diagonally around the finger to ensure a secure fit across the cut.
Whether you get your coffee fix from your local barista or you make it at home, a good cup of the black (or brown) stuff can literally serve as a mood booster, a crisis solver or a hangover, er, cure-er. Well step forward the Coffee experts who are here to reveal how to make the perfect cuppa. “Moisture and oxygen are coffee’s worst enemy and accelerate its staling,” explains Jonny England, Head of Coffee for Masteroast Coffee Company and coffee sourcing advisor to Dualit.
One woman who knows just how this feels is actress and vlogger Kenzie Brenna. The body positive advocate recently took to Instagram to share a picture of the body part she finds the hardest to love following her recent weightloss – her excess skin.
When you’re a grown-up you’re totally within your rights to take some time off work, even if that might mean spinning the odd little white lie to your boss, but what about children? What do children do when they’re feeling a little meh. Taking to the Scary Mommy website, the parenting blogger admitted that if one of her children is showing reluctance about going to school, she will allow them to stay off and have a relaxed day at home.
Yesterday in London, the Government’s air-quality index hit 10, the highest level – the third time it has done so in the past 12 months. Researchers at King’s College London say that the cold and windless weather is preventing traffic emissions and other forms of pollution from dispersing. The result is a sort of smoggy blanket laying over the city, that while looks pretty good on Instagram, is actually playing havoc with the environment, and our health.