Month: March 2017

4 Interesting Health Developments You Didn’t Know About

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The world is changing rapidly, as people share ideas and innovations about our health and fitness every day. Here are some of the coolest trends and technologies that are revolutionizing the way we handle our health.

mHealth(Mobile health):

Keeping tracks of your steps or wearing a fitness tracking device then you are taking part in mHealth that is mobile health. Different applications in our smartphones monitor our health metrics with more or less accuracy and advice to go along with it. mHealth also assist in healthcare, like hospital administration or doctor-patient communication with the help of different apps.

Laughter:

When laughing you discharge tension associated with three negative emotions; fear anxiety and anger. The big question is, why is this so important? Stress contributes to diseases in the western world. Epidemiological studies have shown that severe stress over the preceding ten years correlated with a five-fold increase in cancer rates.

One way to de-stress is to laugh. You cannot be stressed and laugh at the same time. You cannot feel depressed and laugh at the same time. It is as simple as that. Of course, you can’t laugh 24/7, but you do not need to. The effects carry forward through the physiological effects of laughing. These include lower blood pressure, reducing production of stress hormones (such as cortisol) and releasing the body’s endorphins.

In many cities these days there are laughter classes, and you can even do a form of laughter yoga. You can find jokes on the Internet; you can watch cartoons or other funny programs. Play with your children or grandchildren.
It is said that “A day’s worth of hearty laughter is equal to ten minutes on the rowing machine.”

Cannabis (milk thistle; weed):

The plant milk thistle is often looked at as a troublesome weed that grows near our homes and in the woods. The plants purple flowers are nice enough to look at, but they turn brown over time. However, it appears that this plant is not as bad as it seems. Milk thistle is a paramount herb for our health and is even responsible for prolonging and saving lives.
Milk thistle has been used medically over the years with its most modern applications being for liver and gallbladder disorders. The main active ingredient in the plant is a particular flavonoid called silymarin which is extracted from the seeds. When supplementing milk thistle, it is most effective to take an extract as opposed to tea from the seeds as the silymarin is not very water soluble.

Curated travels;

Traveling is important as it improves the brain health where it expands your mind by meeting and learning new things; you adapt to new situations and become more globally and culturally aware. New experiences increase cognitive flexibility keeping our mind sharp hence increasing creativity.

More to that traveling also reduces your risk in heart diseases. This is because the level of stress and anxiety is a less hence unlikely change of any heart attack or develop a disease.

Traveling exposes you to different environments creating stronger antibodies and boost your immune system. When you travel, your body adapts to a thousand new bacteria which in turn makes it much stronger. Making traveling your best probiotic.

No doubt there are more cool health trends and fitness in the world and through research but they are above are amongst the few.