Monday, 01 Mar, 2021

Lifestyle

Food for thought as gender and South Asian food systems explored in Bangladesh

DHAKA: The changing roles of men and women in farming and the ways in which boys and girls experience different food choices at the dinner table are just two of the issues being explored at a regional Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Symposium tilted “The Role of Gender in South

Is workplace rudeness on the rise?

You don’t have to look hard to see uncivil behaviour these days, whether in political discourse, in college classrooms or on airplanes. One study found that rudeness is even contagious, like the common cold. The workplace, where my research is focused, is hardly immune from this

Women with stressful jobs gain more weight than men

DHAKA: We have enough study reports and evidence pointing at the dangers of leading a sedentary lifestyle. Unfortunately, we spend most of our time in the workplace doing jobs that hardly involve vigorous physical activities.  No wonder, the threat to our health increases under

Miss Universe Bangladesh crown unveiled

DHAKA:  The crown for Flora Bank Miss Universe Bangladesh has been unveiled at Amisheé Fine Jewellery flagship store in Gulshan of the capital on Tuesday (October 15). Judges of Miss Universe Bangladesh--Tahasan Khan, Kaniz Almas, head of Amisheé Business Rokeya

Pain, sleep and your lifestyle

The impacts of pain-related sleep loss on millions of people  are far-reaching. The problem is a notable one given the number of people who suffer from pain. The 2015 Sleep in AmericaTM Poll finds that 21 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 36 percent have had acute pain

Mix Salt and Olive Oil, Say goodbye to joint pain

DHAKA: When it comes to joint pain, it can affect everything about your life. It is so disruptive that you may find yourself reaching for the OTC pain pills multiple times, or even seeking out a doctor’s prescription for addictive opiates. But while these remedies are good at reducing

Workplace burnout: A growing mental health crisis

DHAKA: 27-year-old Shruti Singhla (name changed) hates her job. She spends the whole week waiting for the weekend and Sundays become the most stressful because she dreads going to work. “The unrealistic deadlines, work politics, a micromanaging boss are all pulling me down and I feel

Say 'no' if want to be kind to yourself

DHAKA: Yeah, we know what it’s like when you're the “good person”. You’re the one who offers to listen to a friend’s relationship problems, type up a group assignment and book your great uncle’s train tickets online. You’re the one who ends up doing, well, everything.

Be a ‘glow’ getter year round

We all want to maintain a healthy glow year-round. Actually glowing skin is nothing but a reflection of healthy skin and that does not happen in a day. It’s that time of the year again – the time when you take out your shiny sarees or pull out that embroidered confection to be

Diet impacts women’s emotional well-being more than men

DHAKA: Women may require a more nutrient-rich diet for their emotional well-being as compared to men, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal 'Nutritional Neuroscience.' Evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men's and women's

Ways to get stylish

Social obligations are not prerequisites for feeling great about your appearance. You can dress up simply because looking good makes you happy. But more often than not, the situations where we put a lot of care into our outfits are big events with explicit dress codes. The best-case

Watch horror movie to burn calories

DHAKA: Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a study. Next time you skip the gym, embrace your lazy side and pop in a horror film for an easy workout. Those who watched a 90-minute horror film were likely to burn up

Is your job making you sick?

DHAKA: Workplace stress can get to the best of us and we all feel incredibly exhausted and agitated from time to time. Stress is an unavoidable outcome of a high-pressure job and causes severe physical and mental complications if it remains unmanaged. Symptoms must be looking for:

Tips to stay fit forever

Below are given some tips that keep you to stay fit                                             Get off to a slow start The danger of the typical New Year resolutions approach to fitness, says personal trainer Matt Roberts, is that people “jump in and do

Exercise eases depression, anxiety

The physical benefits of exercise — improving physical condition and fighting disease — have long been established, and physicians always encourage staying physically active. Exercise is also considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. Studies show

Surprising health benefits of Amla

DHAKA: Amla has eight times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry and around 17 times that of a pomegranate. The humble Indian gooseberry, commonly known as amla, truly deserves its superfood status. The translucent green fruit, which derives its

Dreadful effects of too much thinking & ways to recover

Too much thinking could be termed as stress in a way. Stress comes from the demands and pressures we experience each day. Long lines at the grocery store, rush hour traffic, a phone ringing nonstop, or a chronic illness are all examples of things that can cause stress on a daily basis.

Travel can improve your mental, brain health

DHAKA: Staying healthy when stressed can be overwhelming. From family and work issues to commuting, daily chores, illnesses, home maintenance and plenty of other concerns, the grind of day-to-day life can pick away at your mental well-being. If you ever feel stuck in life, or tired of

Is UK fashion suffering from Brexiety?

September is a big month in the fashion calendar, with fashion weeks happening in New York, London, Milan and Paris. Each city hosts a series of events over five days where top designers show off their new collections. Last week was London's turn. Think lots of "out there" outfits,

Tackle heart failure with healthy lifestyle & medicines

DHAKA: When B Jitendra Bhat, a banker, suddenly felt uneasy and started perspiring, he sensed something was amiss. He had just eaten lunch. He started vomiting blood and was unusually breathless.  He was rushed to a private hospital within 15 minutes and his condition improved