October 7th 2008, 12:33
In today's fast-paced society, more and more people are turning to meditation to help deal with the stresses and strains of everyday life. But meditation is more than just a way to switch off and relax. As the latest research shows, this age-old technique is in fact a powerful tool that's proving to be beneficial for an array of health conditions - from insomnia and anxiety to cancer and heart disease.
Although there are individual differences among meditation techniques, they all share some core features. The following is a simple basic technique.
August 12th 2008, 13:20
'Dirty electricity' is a phenomenon few of us have heard about but it could be affecting the lives of millions of people around the world, according to new research.
Basically, dirty electricity is a power quality problem generated primarily by modern electrical appliances and lighting systems.
Sources of dirty electricity include:
July 28th 2008, 15:48
I'm not a big fan of Sudoku. So I was thrilled to learn recently that another good way to keep your brain in shape is through exercise.
Researchers from the Netherlands studied data from nearly 700 adults aged 55 and older and found that those who improved their cardiorespiratory fitness through aerobic exercise also boosted their brain power (Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2008; 2: CD005381).
Aerobic exercise involves continuous, rhythmic activity that strengthens the heart and lungs and improves oxygen consumption by the body. The participants in this study exercised aerobically between two and seven days a week for several weeks, and underwent fitness and cognitive function tests.