19 August 2016

Reduce your stress levels by being creative

Reduce your stress levels by being creative. A study published in the journal Art Therapy indicates that engaging in as little as 45 minutes of making art can noticeable lower the level of the stress-related hormone cortisol in your bloodstream. The effect occurs regardless of the form of art you choose, whether it’s sculpting, making music, painting or creative writing. What’s even better is that you don’t have to be a Picasso to reap the benefits. Stress levels are likely to drop even for those with limited artistic skills.


Live healthier

Gut health »

Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut

Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day.

Sleep better »

Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep

A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.