Why Sleeping is Important?

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We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s no surprise that it can be such an important factor in our health. In fact, lack of sleep is not just uncomfortable; it’s dangerous. Lack of quality sleep can lead to many other issues, from depression and weight gain to accidents at work. The …

Plant-based Meat: Alternatives to the Traditional

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Plant-based meat is one of the latest food trends. You can find plant-based meats in grocery stores, restaurants, and even fast-food chains. The plant-based meat market share has grown by 50% over the last year, now accounting for about a quarter of all new product launches globally. Plant-based meat is the newest way to cut …

Kitchen Cleaning Tips: How to Stay Safe and Healthy

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In your home, cleaning is a never-ending task. You want to always keep it as clean and tidy as possible, so you can enjoy cooking in your kitchen without worrying about bacteria, allergens, or other hazards that may exist. However, cleaning the kitchen isn’t just a quick 5-minute job- there are many ways to do …

Things You Should Avoid After Your Full Meal

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It’s important to have a healthy lifestyle and not overeat, but it’s equally important not to do anything that will make you feel worse in the long run. We all know the feeling of being stuffed after a meal. You’re so full that you can’t imagine eating another bite, but there are still some things …

How to Have a Work-Life Balance in the Age of Digital Distraction

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What is work-life balance, and why do we need it? Work-life balance means having a good relationship between your home life and your professional life. We all require downtime in order to function at our best, so how does this work with the reality of working today? Work-life balance is the idea that you should …

What Equipment Do I Need to Start a Catering Business?


If you are considering starting a catering business, the first question that should come to mind is what equipment will I need. The answer to this question is not as simple as you might think. The type of equipment needed for a catering business varies depending on the type of food being cooked and how …

Queenstown to Christchurch: Discovering New Zealand’s underrated patch of paradise


New Zealand’s Southern Island is what I think about when I listen to the call “God’s nation”. Skyrocketing snow-capped hills reduce at coverings of thick clouds; mammoth lakes shimmer like fluid silver, and deep green valleys weave their method with the remarkable landscape. And sheep are often consisted of in these scenes – there are …

You’re probably brushing your teeth wrong – here are four tips for better dental health


Time to brush up. WAYHOME Studio/Shutterstock Clement Seeballuck, University of Dundee and Nicola Innes, University of Dundee We all know the advice for healthy teeth – brush twice daily and don’t eat too much sugar. So why do those of us following these instructions find we sometimes need a filling when we visit the dentist? …

Health Check: tips on eating to recover after exercise


Re-fuelling after exercise is important for maintaining adequate energy stores for beneficial changes in your muscles (training adaption). Szabó Varga Katalin/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA Kristina Vingrys (Nelson), Victoria University; Lily Stojanovska, Victoria University; Michael Mathai, Victoria University, and Nigel Stepto, Victoria University Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac …

7 mental health coping tips for life in the time of COVID-19


A mural painted on a boarded up business in Austin, Tex., reminds people to check on a neighbour during COVID-19 restrictions, April 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) Linda E. Carlson, University of Calgary Half of Canadians reported a worsening of their mental health due to the COVID-19 pandemic in an April poll. In Alberta, a …