Life Style

What to eat after 50 to improve your health


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Though you may eat the same foods you’ve always eaten since you were a kid, the fact is your nutritional needs change throughout your life and you need to be very careful about what to eat after 50 to improve your health. “In youth, it’s all about growth and maintaining a body that can procreate,” said nutrition and fitness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke, author of The New York Times bestseller The Hunger Fix.  “After the age of 50, the goal is to prevent disease by maintaining an optimally healthy and active mind and body.” Being in the ...

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Being lonely can affect your reasoning and health


MNA Lifestyle Desk: It was found that, being lonely can affect your reasoning and health. Factors such as whether you are alone or with friends can affect how wisely you reason, says a study that suggests that our level of wisdom varies depending on the situation. When you’re lonely, you may look for friends in all sorts of unexpected places. But the health implications of being lonely go much further than a weird personality quirk. “People who are lonely have more physical and mental health problems than those who feel connected to others,” explains Bruce Rabin, MD, director of the ...

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Sleep disorders you didn’t know existed


MNA Lifestyle Desk: You should never underestimate the benefit of a great night’s sleep but there are several sleeping disorders you didn’t know existed. We don’t just sleep at nights so that we will have the energy to function the next day; studies show that inadequate sleep can affect your mood, your health, your weight and can also have adverse effects on your sex life. Although some may find the practice of going to sleep as simple, the process can prove to be quite difficult for others due to a variety of different sleeping disorders. Whether its cataplexy, central sleep ...

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Overcome jealousy in relationship


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Is it easy to overcome jealousy in relationship? Jealousy is one of the most common problems within relationships and everyone wants to overcome this. It can completely alter the way you view certain situations and people, and in serious cases can often bring on destructive feelings of anxiety, panic and anger and physical reactions such as uncontrollable shaking and nausea. Feeling jealous can often lead you to feel insecure and behave in ways that are out of character; for example, many of my patients report that they want to check their partner’s phone or email account or ...

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Moderate exercise five days a week


MNA Lifestyle Desk: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. Going to the gym every day is one way to accomplish this goal. Regular exercise carries many physical and mental health benefits. Do not begin any new exercise program without talking to your doctor first, especially if you have any health conditions or have been sedentary to this point. Weight Control Going to the gym every day will help you control your weight. Expending 500 calories per day, or 3,500 calories per week, will ...

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The Best Premium Luxury Cars For 2016


MNA Lifestyle Desk: If you’re interested in buying a new luxury car but can’t find one you love, then check out latest list of the best premium luxury cars for 2016. There have been rounded up new luxury cars scheduled to go on sale for the 2016 model year, and here included especially desirable models that will cause a splash when they arrive at dealerships. If you’re shopping in this range for one of the best premium luxury cars for 2016, you’ll likely cast about a bit to see what advantages one holds over the others. You are also very ...

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Simple tips to improve your sleep


MNA Lifestyle Desk: If you are having trouble sleeping at night even after a heavy working day, you might not believe on some simple tips to improve your sleep. Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3 a.m., but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene”—that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping, even those whose sleep is affected by insomnia, jet lag, or ...

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Challenges youngsters face after graduation


MNA Lifestyle Desk: We might not realize that much but our youngsters often face several challenges after graduation. If you are someone who has just finished college, you must have realized that life is full of changes and challenges. Things are no longer as simple as bunking a class or marking a proxy. Here are some challenges that students face after graduating -be it school, grad or post-grad. This article is based on some researches and findings in India but the cases are same for the youngsters of Bangladesh as you will be able to identify yourself as you go ...

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Tricks to Lose Weight over the Weekend


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Weekends can wreak havoc on your waistline but there are tricks to lose weight over the weekend. “A lot of healthy habits we have during the week, such as drinking water at our desks and eating meals at a regular time, go away then,” said Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, owner of and author of ‘Read It Before You Eat It’. What’s more, many people reward themselves with food for making it through a tough week. Result? “Overeating, inappropriate eating, skipping meals and drinking more alcohol,” Taub-Dix said. No surprise, then, that most adults weigh more on Monday ...

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Holiday – stop worrying about work and unwind


MNA Lifestyle Desk: We, the ones who are part of a corporate world, should stop worrying about work and unwind on holiday. On holiday, are you more concerned about finding the nearest place with Wi-Fi than the nearest beach? Perhaps you worry more about what your colleagues are up to in your absence than what your kids are doing by the pool? If so, you’re not alone. New research commissioned by shows that many of us keep our phones on throughout our holiday. And one in five of us feel we have to check work email in order to ...

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Ways to remove your stress easily


MNA Lifestyle Desk: Whether it’s related to an issue at work, a fight with a friend, or problems with family, everyone feels stressed sometimes and it is good if you have ways to remove your stress easily. In fact, 54 percent of Americans are concerned about the level of stress in their daily lives. And while therapy can help (come on, everyone’s thought about lying on that infamous doctor’s couch at some point); most solutions (think talk therapy or medication) are dealt with in the long-term. So what can be done to reduce and prevent stress? ‘Relax’ you deserve it, ...

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Long-term use of antibiotics can harm brain functions


MNA Lifestyle Desk: According to studies, long-term use of antibiotics can harm brain functions due to its impact on neurogenesis. Studies have shown that long-term consumption of antibiotics could be the cause of disruption of brain function since it affects neurogenesis directly. Treatments involving long-term use of antibiotics have the potential to disrupt brain functions, suggests a new research which found that healthy gut bacteria is crucial to keeping the mind sharp. A special kind of immune cell serves as an intermediary between gut bacteria and the brain, showed the findings that could also help to alleviate the symptoms of ...

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Calcium pills may put elderly women at heart attack risk


MNA Lifestyle Desk: In a recent study, it was found that calcium pills may put elderly women at heart attack risk. Consumption of calcium pills after the age of 60 years could end up causing health problems in elderly women, finds this study. Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may prevent bone fractures in elderly women but the net benefits may be outweighed by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have warned. The findings showed among 100,000 women, who are 65-year-old and taken 1,000mg calcium every day, 5,890 hip fractures and 3,820 other fractures would be prevented. ...

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Make a successful job interview


MNA Lifestyle Desk: For the job seekers, usually a long time is consumed to know how to make a successful job interview and that is very normal. Job search, labor market, job descriptions and techniques have been changing day-by-day, but what more or less stays the same is the job interview which makes success for you. It’s your chance to sell yourself. The first 30 seconds of a job interview are the most important, so if you want to be a cut above the rest you need to be on the ball. First impressions: Greet your interviewer with a smile ...

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Keep your house cool this summer

MNA Lifestyle Desk: How to keep your house cool in this summer? The recent heat spell in the country dredged this question up and I am sure this question is seasonal for many of us. Efficient cooling saves money, energy, and the quality of our lives. Hot, sweaty and humid days can tend to drain the energy out of our body. It is evident that one cannot survive the summer without air coolers and air conditioners. Keeping your home cool, may help you, to an extent, to beat the heat. Few tips to keep your house cool The problem area ...

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Papaya, tomato, cucumber help remove skin tan during summer

MNA Lifestyle Desk: For the people concerned with their skin this summer, papaya, tomato, and cucumber help remove skin tan during summer. Use of cucumber and rose water help to remove the unwanted skin tan or opt for a tomato, yogurt and lemon juice face pack to get a glowing skin during the summer season, say experts. Skin tanning is a natural and common side effect of summers. But that does not mean you need to live with it. Beauty expert advice some tips for those who face skin tan problems in the summer season. Here are tips to remove ...

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Every day is an opportunity

For modern and active people, every day is an opportunity to do something significant and be somewhere fulfilling. All it takes is having the right mindset to take on whatever the future may bring. Become future-ready and take a step closer to the cool and clean lifestyle with these simple tips: Keep an open mind Doing the same things day-in and day-out may bring a sense of security but it can also keep you from the possibilities out there. Keeping an open mind will help open doors to new ways of living and thinking. It can also bring about new ...

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Hop into bed just once a week for improving relationship

Countering a common perception that more sex can improve relationships, a study has found that couples are at their happiest when they hop into bed just once a week and that can contribute for improving their relationships. “Although more frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, this link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week,” said lead researcher Amy Muise from University of Toronto-Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. “Our findings suggest that it’s important to maintain an intimate connection with your partner, but you don’t need to have sex everyday as long as you’re maintaining ...

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Multiplication of breast cancer cells in human bodies

A group of researchers has found that multiplication of breast cancer cells in human bodies to other parts of the body by sliding around other cells, blocking their escape route out of the original tumor. Breast cancer, which accounts for maximum cancer deaths among women, has been a hot issue among researchers for years. The spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another, a process known as metastasis, is the leading cause of death among cancer patients, researchers said. The researchers demonstrate a quantitative ruler for measuring how well a cell is able to slide. “By ...

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Symptoms and signs of chronic stress; a source of Alzheimer’s

Chronic Stress can be a lethal problem and knowing its symptoms and signs can help as this can even be a source of Alzheimer’s. The old saying, “Whatever doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger,” may not hold true when it comes to chronic stress. Stomach ulcers were the first disease linked to chronic stress.  It took many more years of research to learn that many diseases and health problems are linked to chronic stress, including problems like; Acne, Addictions, Anxiety, Alzheimer’s, Bone Loss, Cancer (due to reduced immune system), Depression, Diabetes, Digestive problems, Heart disease (stress actually creates plague in ...

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Teenage Years – Dilemma for parents, teachers and teenagers


Teenage Years – it has been a dilemma for parents, teachers and teenagers of modern era. From birth, the human body and mind go through several changes and development phases; the most complex of these phases is adolescence or commonly known as teenage years. During this time, a person in perplexed with impulsive and often volatile behavior, a rush of emotions which seem to change surprisingly fast. The causes of this distinctive period of our lives have been subject to many researches all around the world and still remains a mystery. In recent times, the teenagers of Bangladesh are shifting ...

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Men, Depression & Social Support

Depression can be a vital life altering disease or condition for both men and women on which social support can play a vital role. Clinical depression can be especially challenging for people who don’t have strong support from loved ones. But having that kind of social support may end up discouraging some men from seeking out professional help, according to a study published this month in the journal General Hospital Psychiatry. That’s a dynamic that doesn’t appear to play out for depressed women, the study found. “Social support is, generally speaking, a good thing. In many ways, it buffers against ...

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