The Simple, Often Overlooked Ways to Optimal Health

Reading Time: 10 minutes The holidays are over and a new year is upon us, which is perfect timing for some to renew their efforts to improve health. More often than not, attending to lifestyle basics can provide more substantial health benefits than specific hacks or interventions. We outline four of these simple but powerful measures that could help you or someone you know make 2022 the healthiest year yet.

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Oxytocin: More Than A “Love Hormone”

Reading Time: 9 minutes Oxytocin is well known for its roles in childbirth and childrearing, and for “feeling the love” in various interpersonal relationships. However, its importance extends far beyond these popular benefits. As a hormone and neurotransmitter that is produced in many tissues and widely distributed, it impacts a diverse range of physiological systems. Research continues to emerge which shows that it is may influence mental health, cardiovascular health, weight, pain and cancer, among others. We explore just what we know about this compound, and how you can optimise your levels.

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EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) Training: Fast Fitness or Fad?

Reading Time: 11 minutes EMS training has been popularised in recent years becuase it helps to maximise muscular work in minimal time. Facilities providing it promise everything from increased strength, improved body composition and heart health, reduced back and joint pain, prevention of injuries, incontinence management, postnatal recovery, and cellulite reduction… Here we look for the proof.

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Muscle Cramps: Common Myths and Potential Treatments

Reading Time: 10 minutes Muscle cramps are involuntary muscle contractions which generally won’t cause serious health problems, but are darn uncomfortable. The cause and best way to handle cramps remains somewhat of a mystery… Here we investigate the science behind the popular recommendations of magnesium and various other treatments that have been touted.

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