Friday, 6 November 2015

Depressed? But don’t take omega-3 supplements, says a study

Depressed? But don’t take omega-3 supplements, says a study
Depressed? But don’t take omega-3 supplements, says a study

Widely thought to be essential for good health, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements may not be of much help in treating major depressive disorders, suggests new research. Omega 3 fatty acids have been widely promoted globally and are readily available over-the-counter supplement. These fatty acids are naturally found in fatty fish, such as tuna, seafood and some nuts and seeds. ‘At present, we just do not have enough high quality evidence to determine the effects of Omega 3 fatty acids as a treatment for major depressive disorder,’ said study lead author Katherine Appleton from Bournemouth University in England.

Your Nail Polish Might Be Making You Gain Weight

Your Nail Polish Might Be Making You Gain Weight
© Provided by ELLE Your Nail Polish Might Be Making You Gain Weight

Your favourite brand of nail polish might have a hidden ingredient that can wreak havoc in your body. Researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Group have pinpointed a common polish ingredient that may be dangerous, especially for people who frequently paint their nails.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Remove Tan Naturally!

Face and body tan is a nuisance now that we are into the festive season and before you get to some serious polishing, we have some home remedies using natural ingredients from the kitchen to help you remove those dark patches and tans successfully. 

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

6 Reasons Almonds Could Become your Weight-loss Mentor

Almonds are the powerhouse of nutrition, and they make you lose weight if taken in moderation.
6 Reasons Almonds Could Become your Weight-loss Mento
6 Reasons Almonds Could Become your Weight-loss Mento

Reading about nuts can make you go nuts, specially if you're in the weight-loss process zone. But do you know that nuts can help you lose those extra pounds? Nuts are rich in fatty acids, sure, but what makes you not go past that? Almonds too are popularly known as nuts, but they are actually just seeds of the fruit of the almond tree. Almonds are the powerhouse of nutrition which have a good variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.

Read this before you try any facial hair removal technique

Facial hair can become increasingly prominent depending on factors like age, heredity and hormones. While it is totally normal, there are many who prefer to thread, bleach, wax or opt for laser hair removal. But are these hair removal methods safe? Well-known dermatologist,
Dr Jaishree Sharad tells you which one you should go for and which one you should totally avoid.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sticking to your fitness goal seems like a hassle, no? Try this!

Here's how you can stick to your workout.

Combining mindfulness (directing the mind to the current state while cultivating a sense of non-judgment) with exercise might make your workouts more pleasant, says research published in Alternative and Complementary Therapies. Participants who practised mindfulness techniques--breathwork, visualisation and mindfulness-based readings reported more positive feelings over time than those who didn't.
Prevention advisor Vinata Shetty shares some tips on how you too can incorporate these techniques in your workout.
Read: The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thích Nhat Hanh.
Visualise: Visualising your goal will help you remain focussed.
Be aware: Being aware of the target muscle group while you are working out yields better results. Focus and feel those muscles flex.
Jump to it and strengthen your bones: Here's why jumping jacks should be a part of your everyday routine. A study published in American Journal of Health Promotion showed improvements in hip bone mass density in women who jumped compared to those who didn't. Sixty pre-menopausal women, aged 25 to 50 years, were randomly assigned to a control group or one of two jumping groups (either 10 or 20 jumps, with 30 second rests between jumps, twice daily) for 16 weeks.
Jumping was done barefoot, on a hard floor covered with a thin carpet, and women were instructed to jump as high as they could. Tests of hip bone mass density were made before the programme and at 8 and 16 weeks. Compared to the non-jumping controls, the 20-jump group showed significant gains at 8 weeks, and both groups showed significant gains at 16 weeks.

Do you need a Skin Fast?

Yes, a skin fast is actually a concept! And, one that involves slacking off on your beauty routine. Trust us, this is the detox your skin needs to survive the festivities.

If you have been OD’ing on  makeup and products to get that elusive glow, we are going to recommend you try a more unusual route – Stop using anything on your face for a bit! As outrageous as this sounds – especially since we have been urging you to not skimp on that night serum – a skin fast can actually change your skin for the better.