Saturday, June 30, 2012

Waking up at Early Morning Make Us Happier

Habit of waking up early is very beneficial for not only physical but also mental health. Research to prove it to the experts. Analysis of the scientists from the University of Toronto Canada concluded, those who get up early in general have better health conditions. People who get up earlier also feel happier life than sleeping late because they are more adaptable to the schedule of daily activities.

According to researchers, they often wake up late and prefers activities at night are more likely to experience a "social jet lag". It is a condition where a person's body clock becomes out of synch with social activities. On the other hand, the "morning people" proved to be more refreshed,  alert, happier and more motivated to face challenges, but also increased immunity.

As published in the journal Emotion, researchers found that most people tend to start leaving "night habits" such as his youth and became a morning routine wake up as they age. Renee Biss, the research leader, said that this discovery proves for the first time that the elderly have increased the feeling of happiness as the habit of getting up that early.

In this study, there were 435 adults aged 17 to 38 years compared with 300 people aged 59 to 79 years. Both groups were asked to fill out questionnaires about the emotional state, health quality and time to favorite activities.

The study results show, before the age of 60 years, most respondents in the category of "morning person". Less than 10 percent of young respondents included in this type. With age, these statistics are subject to change, which is less than seven percent of the population still has a habit of sleeping late.

"What is most interesting that we found was the tendency of respondents aged adults to get up early to have contributed to a better mood than young adults. People also claim to be happier in the morning than the evening, regardless of whether they are young or old. And Our research indicates that the tendency to get up earlier as you age may have emotional benefits. One night may be more susceptible to social jet lag, which means their biological clock out of synch premises social hour, "said Biss, Ph.D student of Department of Psychology, University of Toronto.

Source: Kompas online

Friday, June 29, 2012

8 Guides of Detoxification Through Food Diet

People who undergo detoxification diet or expenditure of toxins in the body by improving the diet will feel more energetic every day. In addition to the detox diet can also help you lose weight.

The following eight healthy eating guide that can remove toxins from the body, as reported from health24, Friday (06/29/2012), among others:

A. Consumption of prebiotic and probiotic

Daily consumption of prebiotics and probiotics contained in yogurt can help restore the balance of good bacteria levels in the colon.

2. Drink more water

Increase water intake to prevent dehydration, remove toxins from the body in the urine and sweat, and prevent constipation.

3. Avoid unhealthy habits

Avoid unhealthy habits such as caffeine, alcohol and smoking. Try to minimize your intake of meat, sugar and salt for several days.

4. Clean your colon

Take bentonite or psyllium supplements to absorb toxins in the digestive tract. It works by helping to erode the natural secar feces in the intestine so that the intestines become cleaner and healthier.

5. Drink a cup of green tea

Consuming green tea beneficial to restore energy after a day of activities. Green tea is also a powerful antioxidant which may counteract free radicals, causing various diseases.

6. Drink vegetable juice

Drink 1-2 glasses of raw vegetable juice every day can help improve and maintain your body's cells. By drinking vegetable juice, you can also meet the body's need for vitamins contained in vegetables.

Vegetable juice may also increase the immune system and help overcome the desire to eat sweets.

7. Reduce consumption of processed foods

Processed foods made in factories are usually resistant to several days due to use of preservatives. Better home-cooked meal that you can define yourself which foods are healthy and which ones are not.

8. Go organic

Choose vegetables and fruits organically to avoid exposure to insecticides, pesticides and antibiotics, which are usually used by farmers to keep the plants from pests.