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How can Taiji and Qigong helps in everyday life?

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Mental health | 0 comments

Taiji and Qigong are relaxation techniques and can be good for general body strengthening. It become more and more popular. A recent meta-analysis has now shown that it can also significantly increase the quality of life in cancer patients. Qigong and Taiji that are part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), are becoming more and more popular in the West. In addition, for several years Taiji and Qigong become more and more respected by modern medicine. Clinical studies have already demonstrated the effectiveness of Qigong and Taiji in case of hypertension, cardiovascular problems, headaches and migraines. In particular, Qigong is also used in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. Now Chinese researchers have 13 trials during which involved 592 participants to find out whether Taiji and Qigong actually significantly improve quality of life in cancer patients. The result:...

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Yoga protects the heart as well as hardy sports?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Health | 0 comments

Endurance sports is regarded as bullet for prevention of cardiovascular disease. The same protective effect can be also achieved through yoga. Yoga is good. The gentle but intense stretching and moving helps to relax, can relieve depression and even to keep the brain young. However, for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases has been recommended jogging or other movement-intensive sports. Now a study published in the Journal of Preventive Cardiology, showed that yoga has a positive effect on the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. For analysis, the researchers chose almost 3,000 people who take a part in research. For all participants the classic risk factors for cardiovascular disease were initially checked: Blood pressure, body weight and cholesterol levels. Some of the volunteers regularly visited yoga classes, other completed classic endurance training in the form of jogging or cycling, a third...

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Sun protection for babies and children

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Family Planning | 0 comments

Run and play outdoors without the hassle of jackets and heavy shoes – especially children flourish in summer. However, children’s skin and is particularly sensitive to sunlight. A good protection is therefore extremely important. The younger a person is, the less his skin is able to ward off damaging influences such as UV rays. One reason is the small production of brown dye melatonin – a protective pigment, which prevents the sun’s rays like a shield. The skin of babies and young children is thin; both the function of the sebaceous glands and the acid mantle are still weak. Nevertheless stays outdoors important for children: Regular play, climb and run promotes not only the development but is also necessary for the production of vitamin D.  An adequate sun protection is therefore particularly important for children. A shady spot. According...

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Stress weakens the capacity for empathy

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Wellness | 0 comments

Researchers have found why foreign people often have little empathy for each other: reason is the natural stress we get in contact with strangers. However, the empathy is very easy to increase. The natural stress over the contact with strangers leads to decreased level of empathy. Therefore, the empathic related with experience pain of another friends and relatives is more pronounced than empathic with strangers. American scientists were able to prove these relationships. “We have figured out why empathy between strangers is so rare,” says Jeffrey Mogil of McGill University in Montreal. “The reason is quite simply stress: it is social stress in the immediate closeness of a stranger.” From previous studies it was known that the physical proximity of a foreign counterparts can increase the levels of stress hormones. Therefore examined a possible link between stress and empathy....

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Coffee and the health: Can i drink it often?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Nutrition | 0 comments

Coffee is the world’s most widely consumed stimulant whose effect on health is regularly discussed controversially. Caffeine, the most responsible for the stimulating effect of the aromatic drink and attributed to both harmful and protective factors. Coffee is made from the beans of the coffee shrub native to Africa. It contains the psychoactive caffeine and many other substances. Thus, we find in with frowned upon as unhealthy stimulants all-purpose drink. But also important for protection against free radicals antioxidants are present. The actual main active ingredient, caffeine, stimulates the entire cycle. It is slow down the neurotransmitter adenosine, which protects cells from over-activation. About half an hour after consuming of caffeine they are become occupied and reserved for the adenosine receptors. So this cannot exert a calming effect. As a result, the production of stimulatory neurotransmitters dopamine and epinephrine...

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