Bellydancers feel good in their bodies

8657624_sBelly dancers like their bodies and are less critical of their own looks.

The hold a more positive image of their bodies and are less likely to be dissatisfied with their shape, size and weight.

They take part in the dance because its fun and because they get to perform interesting movements, says Marika Tiggemann who carried out the study at Finders University in Australia. Continue reading

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Short walks offset harm of prolonged sitting

Woman looking stressed at her deskThe health harm to leg arteries from hours of prolonged sitting at a desk can be reversed by short walks.

Three short – even slow – five minute walks can reverse the harm of three hours prolonged sitting.

Long periods of sitting at work or in front of the TV are associated with higher cholesterol and thicker waist lines which in turn can lead to more serious disease.

When people sit, slack muscles do not contract to effectively pump blood to the heart.

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Fish oil can reduce epileptic seizures

fish oilLow doses of fish oil may help to curb the frequency of epileptic seizures.

The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have been found to cross over from the bloodstream in heart cells. Continue reading

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Office plants increase worker productivity

6305681_sGreen plants in the workplace can increase productivity by as much as 15pc.

Bringing greenery into offices makes staff happier and more productive.

A study in two large commercial offices in the UK and the Netherlands found that plants significantly increased workplace satisfaction, self reported levels of concentration and perceived air quality. Continue reading

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Two in three students addicted to phones

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Almost two thirds of college students admit they may be addicted to their mobile phone.

Female students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their mobiles while their male counterparts spend nearly eight, according to a new study. Continue reading

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