December 2019

Five Things Science Can Tell Us About Coffee

Coffee is one of the most known beverages around the world. It’s warm and comfy smell makes us want to relax and rest, especially on a rainy day. But aside from its surging popularity, coffee is also one common subject of medical research. And since a lot of people like coffee, here are 5 interesting facts scientists discovered about this drink: Note: the following facts pertain to pure coffee without any form of sugar or creamer.1) It can help in lowering the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease and similar neuropathologies (Herden et al., 2018) Parkinson's and Alzeihmer's are neuropathologies that affect millions of adults globally, causing not only ugly symptoms, but sadness and sorrow for family members as well. A study done in 2018 showed that coffee drinkers had a decreased risk of developing neuropathologies such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.2) It lowers the Risk of developing diabetes Mellitus (Yarmolinsky,...

How To Start Losing Weight: 3 Key Elements For Effective Weight Loss

Starting a weight loss journey can be a daunting task for first-timers. Even with all the different diets out there, choosing the right fit for you may still prove to be a challenge. But despite all this, weight loss doesn't necessarily need to be difficult. In fact, with just the right guidance, anyone can lose the first pounds without breaking a sweat.  This article will teach you 3 easy steps for losing weight in a healthy, effective, and safe manner.  All strategies for weight loss revolves around calorie intake. No matter the type of diet, whether it's the ketogenic, high protein, or vegan - all abide by this law. And while knowing a great deal about calories can prove to be an advantage in the long run, as a beginner it's good enough to know that it's critical for losing weight.  Having said that, how do you lose weight by manipulating calories? Here...

The Effects of Lack of Sleep

Written by: Bianca Mastromatteo, MLIS  [lwptoc]Sleep. We all do it. Not just humans. Our cats, dogs, rabbits, fish, all need to sleep. Ideally, humans are supposed to spend about 1/3 of our day sleeping. While some of us may wish we could forgo sleep in the pursuit of other activities, sleep is as vital to our survival as eating, breathing, or exercise. “But why?” Well, that’s going to take some explaining. So put on your PJs, grab your thinking cap, slip on your slippers and let’s start this adventure into sleep, sleep deprivation, and how to become super sleepers.   Why Should I Care?  Sleep is a big deal for something we pay next to no attention to. There are so many physiological changes that occur during sleep that it’s easy to see how short-term and long-term deprivation can have measurable effects on your health and wellbeing. Throughout the 4 stages of sleep...

How to Stay Motivated On A Diet

[lwptoc] The thrill of a new dietary venture can’t be more exciting. You finish your last meal holding a strong resolve for tomorrow’s first low-calorie meal. The phone is ready, Facebook page all set up and hash tags lined up by your side. You can’t wait to upload the full course meal from start to finish. But fast forward months later and the exhilaration seems to disappear. Meals are uninteresting; the images you once longed to upload look boring and monotonous. And your regular workouts seem more like a draggy ritual than a habit.     You might be facing a similar situation. Perhaps your spouse isn’t as supportive as way back. A family member screws over your diet. Or a co-worker slips few donuts on the desk. No matter the reason, intrinsic or extrinsic, there will come a time when motivation slumps and positive affirmations won’t do the trick. But don’t fret....