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10 tips for a happy & healthy life

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Living a healthy and happy life is a great challenge in today’s world. But then too we all opt for that and the 10 tips below will give us a good shot at achieving that target. 1. Eat ‘primally’ Common sense dictates that the best diet is one based on foods we’ve been eating the longest in terms of our time on this planet. These are the foods that we’ve evolved to eat and are best adapted to. Studies show that a ‘primal’ diet made up of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as meat, fish ...

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Green tea can increase type 2 diabetes risk

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: A recent international study found that drinking green tea was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, reports Xinhua. A total of 119,373 participants from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study (SWHS) and Shanghai Men’s Health Study (SMHS) were included in the study. The SWHS and SMHS are two large population-based studies initiated in 1996. Data from the studies have been used to investigate genetic and other biomarkers as well as lifestyle risk factors for cancers and other chronic diseases. In the new study, none of the participants had diabetes when they were ...

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Protecting hair from dandruff in winter

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Dandruff in winters is usually caused by a dry scalp, which can feel itchy. This is the result of a combination of things-dry, cold air and an abundance of the malassezia fungus. To reduce and treat dandruff, you’ve got to use the right hair care products that are meant for the job. In the winter, we switch to Anti Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner Range. However, as you might already know, just making this swap isn’t going to get rid of dandruff in a jiffy! You’ve got to invest in making a few lifestyle changes too! Here are ...

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Rebuilding trust after getting cheated

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Cheating is one of the biggest tests a relationship can face. It’s not easy to build back trust the lost after someone is unfaithful, but some people do manage it. Matthew Hussey told Business Insider: “Cheating is a fundamental relationship-altering event and it’s a huge breach of trust on a deep level. “Even if you can overcome what happened, it plants this seed that then grows.” For someone who never even considered the possibility of their partner cheating before, it can become a constant possibility in their head, he added. “Whatever justifications you give for your actions ...

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Effect of workplace lighting on mind

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Poor lighting often gets overlooked in the workplace, as we talk about mental health and well-being, and the focus is firmly on creating happier and healthier workplaces. But bad lighting is associated with a range of ill-health effects, both physical and mental, such as eye strain, headaches, fatigue and also stress and anxiety in more high-pressured work environments. As we spend much of the day in artificial lighting, there is evidence that the lack of natural sunlight has an adverse effect on the body and the mind, and can result in conditions such as seasonal affective disorder ...

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Stay motivated while working remotely

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Working remotely is awesome in that it gives you the freedom to work when and how you’d like. However, sometimes the lack of direct accountability on a daily basis can make it difficult to stay motivated.So how do you find that perfect balance of enjoying the flexibility, but also getting work done in a timely and efficient manner? Here are six tips for how to stay motivated while working remotely. Early to Rise It can be hard to get up early if you don’t have to be at an office at a set time. However, it’s a ...

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Negative effects of loneliness on mental health

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MNA Life Style Desk: Loneliness has increased with modernization, since people are engrossed in virtual social communities and networks and don’t have the urge to attend social gathering or stay in touch with family and friends. Loneliness is hardly seen as a serious disorder, but in reality, chronic loneliness and feelings of alienation can be extremely detrimental to health. It can induce alcoholism, make a person suicidal and increase the risk of mental health disorders. Risk of dementia Chronic loneliness can mingle with normal brain functions and increase the risk of neurodegenerative disorders like Dementia. It has been seen that ...

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Healthy foods for children

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MNA Life Style Desk: For many parents, buying and preparing healthy foods is pretty easy. As a parent, one of the most important things you do is to help your children learn healthy eating habits. Children need a balanced diet with vegetables and fruit, grain products, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives. Fruit and vegetables Fruit and vegies give your child energy, vitamins, anti-oxidants, fibre and water. They help protect your child’s body against all kinds of diseases. Grain foods Grain foods include breakfast cereals, breads, rice, pasta, corn and more. These foods give your child the energy she ...

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New Year Celebrations Around the World

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MNA Life Style Desk: Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including political, trade and religious ones. A look at how people in the U.S. and around the world ushered in 2019: New York City Snoop Dogg, Sting and Christina Aguilera welcomed 2019 in a packed Times Square along with revelers from around the world who came to see the traditional crystal ball drop. A drenching rain didn’t stop crowds from ...

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Benefits of cycling as an exercise

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MNA Life Style Desk: The benefits of cycling are almost as endless as the country lanes you could soon be exploring. If you’re considering taking up cycling, and weighing it up against other potential activities, then we’re here to tell you that cycling is hands down the best option. Builds strength – Cycling is not just an exercise for the legs. Contrary to general perceptions, cycling helps in building strength in a holistic manner Cuts the risk of coronary heart disease – Cycling gives a workout to your heart, lungs and blood vessels, and thus reduces the risk of heart ...

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Inadequate sleep may boost depression risk

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MNA Life Style Desk: Poor sleep may increase the risk of developing mood disorders, especially depression among teenagers. A study, led by Peter Franzen from the University of Pittsburgh in the US, showed that teenagers with sleep deprivation may indulge more in risk-taking behaviour and addictions. This is because chronic sleep deprivation reduces the proper functioning of putamen-an area of the brain that plays a role in goal-based movements and learning from rewards. Lack of proper sleep also leads to less activity in the brain’s reward system. Studies showed that sleep loss and poor-quality sleep also lead to accidents and ...

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Tips to banish stomach fat forever

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MNA Life Style Desk: When you have excess belly fat, you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, breast and prostate cancer, and even kidney failure. This makes it all the more important to rid your body of this adiposity and keep it gone forever. To do this, you need short-term and long-term discipline. Get more active. Even if you spend 1 hour a day in the gym on all days of the week, it is still just 7 hours of a total of 168 hours in the week. Try to make the best of the remaining ...

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Things women notice about men on first date

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MNA Life Style Desk: You reached bang on time to pick her up and have dressed to impress. But there are certain things that a woman notices on your first date and makes an impression about you. Your nails and hair Though this may sound very cliched, and weird to many men, but women do notice how clean and hygiene are your nails and how kept your hair are. No matter how smartly and suave you look, dirty nails and unkempt hair are a turn off. What you order There are chances that what you order might not suit her ...

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Reduce your stress at workplace

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MNA Life Style Desk: Stress has become synonymous with the corporate sector today. To a certain extent, it is normal for a person to feel stressed during work; it makes us alert and helps meet deadlines. But when it starts interfering with our ability to do the job, our personal life and health, it becomes a matter of serious concern. ‘Relax’ you deserve it, it’s good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don’t need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you a peaceful life in less than 15 ...

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Coffee to combat Parkinson’s

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MNA Life Style Desk: Combining two compounds found in coffee can act as therapeutic against Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia — the two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration, reported news agency. The study, led by a team from the Rutgers University, found that caffeine, which traditionally has been credited as coffee’s special protective agent, together with another compound found in coffee beans’ waxy coating, slowed down brain degeneration in mice. The new coffee bean compound called EHT (Eicosanoyl-5-hydroxytryptamide) was found to protect the brains of mice against abnormal protein accumulation associated with Parkinson’s disease and ...

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Some Surprising Health Facts

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MNA Life Style Desk: With regular studies published about facts on health and fitness, it can be difficult to keep up with all of the information out there. Some of the findings repeat health advice that’s been around for years, but others are a little more shocking. Take a look at these 5 health facts that might surprise you. Drinking coffee can prevent depression: We hear a lot about the negative effects of caffeine on our health, but it turns out that caffeine has its good points too. Research from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who ...

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Tips for an energetic morning

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MNA Life Style Desk: Feel groggy when you wake up every morning? Here are a few quick tips, guaranteed for an energetic morning, reported news agency. Breathe deep Deep breathing has many benefits; that’s why it is an important part of yoga. Metabolically, it brings more oxygen into your body, satisfying every organ’s need and boosting immunity. Plus, it stimulates nerve relaxation and clears away stress, fatigue and depression. Set aside a couple of minutes before going to bed and practice deep breathing. You’re now more likely to get up feeling energetic than usual. Hydrate Water makes up for a ...

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Natural mouthwashes for bad breath

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MNA Life Style Desk: There are few things more unpleasant and uncomfortable in social situations than talking to someone with bad breath. For many people, grabbing a mint or a piece of gum is their go-to solution, as it quickly masks the problem. But this approach often fails to address the root causes of bad breath, which for many people includes dietary deficiency. Here are some natural ways to help cure the problem of bad breath: Cinnamon and clove mouthwash: Take one cup of distilled water, 10 to15 drops each of cinnamon and clove oils. Mix them well. The best ...

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Black spots can be lightened by natural remedies

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: Black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened to restore a bright facial skin by using some natural domestic remedies. Some factors that can lead to this situation include over exposure to the sun, hormone inequity, pregnancy, certain medications, vitamin deficiencies, lack of sleep and too much stress. Dark spots formation is a common skin trouble seen the people many young adults. It is also called as hyper pigmentation. The color of spot may vary from light brown to red or faintly blackish in color. These spots generally tend to appear on numerous parts of body ...

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Proper ways to clean ears

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MNA Life Style Desk: Cleaning your ears is a good step to maintain personal hygiene. We often try hard to remove ear wax secreted in the ears. However, ear wax is a sticky substance that is secreted by the ear to prevent dirt, bacteria and other small particles from entering inside the sensitive parts of ears. Wet cloth piece: Using a wet piece of cloth can help remove ear wax from the outermost ear canal. According to many ENT doctors (Otolaryngologists), it is not hygienic to remove ear wax from deep inside the canal. The dirty wax will come out ...

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Use potato to treat puffy eyes

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MNA Life Style Desk: Waking up with puffy eyes is rather common and it is easy to treat them. Drink sufficient water and use refrigerated slices of potatoes to get rid of the puffiness, suggest experts. Bubbles Singh, Founder at Just B Au Naturel and Ragini Mehra, Founder at Beauty Source, have listed simple ways to treat your problem: The easiest way to get rid of puffy eyes is to drink water. When the body is well hydrated, there is less chance of water retention that can cause your under-eye area and other parts of your body to swell. Water ...

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Stay happy no matter what happens

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MNA Life Style Desk: Happiness is a choice; you can choose to be sad when everything is going well for you and you can choose to stay happy even when nothing seems right. To be happy at all times, you need to make happiness a habit and not just an act. Be grateful Gratitude is a sign of appreciation and you ought to show appreciation for life. Always wake up every morning in acknowledgement that someone died the previous night but you didn’t, someone did not wake up but you did. Make someone happy “The best way to cheer yourself ...

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Lessons from the social media

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MNA Life Style Desk: We were committed to shifting our entire social media strategy to grow our viewership and audience, while continuing to engage with our audience where, when, and how they wanted. To successfully do this, we spent the year experimenting with how to best deliver content on all platforms. Dont be afraid to like something openly, even if you are the first and no one else likes it. In life, we often are afraid of show our liking for something openly unless someone else does it first. Ditch that. Be eager to show your like of anything in ...

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Tips for yoga beginners

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MNA Life Style Desk: Are you keen to start practising yoga at home but don’t know how to start? Here are some tips. Fix a time: First of all, make it a habit to practise yoga at a fixed time though you are doing it at home. This could be an hour just after you wake up or in the evening. Fixing a time will get you in a habit of doing yoga exercises every day without fail. Select your space: If you are doing yoga at home, there are chances you might be disturbed at activities of your family ...

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Hair care tips for this winter

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MNA Life Style Desk: The winter months can put your hair and scalp under a lot of stress. Here are some key tips and tricks to keep your hair and scalp healthy during winter. While it is time to thank the stars for putting an end to all the sun damage that your hair was being put through, it is also time to start planning a hair care routine that is fit for winter. Control Frizz One of the most annoying things about winter is all of the static. The hoodies, sweater, scarves, gloves, and beanies all seem to gang ...

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Over-brushing can damage teeth

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: If you are too much committed while brushing your teeth, you must know that over-brushing can damage your teeth. Using your toothbrush too enthusiastically can permanently damage teeth and gums, dentists warn. People who brush longer and harder than necessary not only fail to make their teeth cleaner but actually risk harming themselves, a study shows. When researchers asked people to increase the length of their brushing regime, and the pressure they applied, the removal of bacteria was only improved up to a point. Beyond that, the risk of causing oral health problems, such as the abrasion ...

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Natural tips to prevent hair fall

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MNA Lifestyle Desk: You may lose your beautiful hairs for many reasons but there are some natural tips to prevent hair fall. Long, luscious hair is a desire that keeps pricking you. For many years, people in the world have searched and tried different types of home remedies for hair growth.  However, each of the hair strands has a life cycle with different stages in it. By the time you reach middle age, which is around 30 years, hair growth slows down. This happens due to hormonal imbalances, excessive stress and an imbalanced diet. Anyone with long and thick hair ...

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