If the joy of deep, restful sleep has become elusive it is often ‘stress and anxiety’ that give you sleepless nights, which further contributes to your stress. And it is a terrible and vicious cycle that can be hard to break.
Sound sleep helps the body to kick start the next day with energy and vigour. As we sleep, our body gets into that all-encompassing mending mode – repairing damaged tissues, building bones, secreting growth and repair hormones, storing energy and consolidating memories. What happens if you don’t get enough sleep? Part 1 in this series, titled ‘How Bad Can Insomnia Get’ covers the health risks associated with insomnia in details.
Calcium remains a primary mineral when it comes to healthy bone development and maintenance. Unknown to many, calcium does more than just building strong and healthy bones. We also need the mineral to regulate nerve, muscle and hormone functions.
Smoking is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, followed by exposure to asbestos and radon. But not many people are aware that exhaust fumes from diesel fuels is also one of the potent risk factors for developing this deadly form of cancer.