Dim Light Affects Memory and Learning

You may want to dim the light only when you are in a mood for a romantic dinner date! Dim light during work could hamper brain health by impairing memory and learning. Spending excessive time under dim lights hampers learning abilities and memory function by changing the brain structure, says a new study published in the Hippocampus journal. This is the first-of-a-kind study where the researchers explored the link between brain structure and the normally experienced range of environmental light. Neuroscientists from the Michigan State University showed that dim lights affect the hippocampus region of the…

7 Secrets of Yogic Nutrition

  Ever wondered what is so special about the way yogis eat? Here’s revealing some of the top secrets of yogis that can help attain a balance between the mind, body and soul. An alkaline start- There is a build-up of toxins and acids in our bodies overnight; hence a ritual of lemon water on an empty stomach is very dear to yoga. It is extremely alkaline, detoxifies and wakes up all the organs much better than coffee does. Sattvic eating- In ancient texts, there is no mention of cabs,…

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Nutritional Choices for Perfect Abs

Whoever said, “Abs is made in the kitchen”, made a lot of sense. But it all depends on what’s being prepared in your kitchen. No matter how clichéd, the answer is? Healthy and balanced meal. And if you are looking for flat abs, there are some foods and nutritional choices that you should make. FATS BURN FAT- Not all fats are created equal. Good fats are unique because instead of getting stored as fat they are utilized by our body for energy production, thereby raising metabolism and increasing fat burn.…

Why You Must Cool Down

A ritual often overlooked in allure of a quick drink at the bar with friends, a good cool down session is something that can make or break a workout programmer just like a good warm-up. Remember running a half marathon with little preparation and finding it difficult to walk down steps the next day? While the main purpose of warming up is to prepare the body and mind for strenuous activity, cooling down is all about helping the body and sore muscles recover and bounce back to normal. To suddenly…