New findings show that one of the most
important factors in determining which sports one will be good at is
correlated with location of one’s bellybutton. The idea is, where
your bellybutton is, is where your center of gravity is—and this may
determine your inherent abilities to run and swim. Those with higher
a navel position tend to be better runners (because they usually
have longer legs proportionate to their height), while people with a
lower navel position are good swimmers (due to a longer torso).
Modern urban living can bring with it a myriad
of distractions, making it harder and harder to get a good night's
sleep. Ideally we are supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep,
but many Americans don't hit that target every night. Sleep has
incredible health benefits, like boosting metabolism, improving our
memories, and even making us generally happier. If you face any one
of these common sleep problems, here's what science says you should
Most of us really don’t know what to look for
as far as signs and symptoms of cancer are concerned. Other than the
well-publicized, self-test for breast cancer, awareness of which
signs and symptoms we must look out for is nearly non-existent.
Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs): Genetically
modified crops are getting into our food supply at a
frightening rate. More than 90% of corn and soy are now genetically
modified. Experts are in general agreement that not enough testing
has been done before GMO foods were added to our food supply. No one
– and this includes growers and manufacturers of GMO foods – knows
the long-term effects they will have on our health.
I know that I’ve had countless weekend
mornings when I’ve wanted to stay in bed, weather to nurse a
hangover or to just enjoy the extra precious minutes one gets only
on weekends, only to find, that I can’t seem to get into or stay in
a comfortable position, which is giving me back pain and my pillows
are lumpy and now I have a stiff neck!
It wasn’t until a recent bout of neck and
shoulder stiffness (brought about by long hours at my desk and made
worse by improper sleep posture) highlighted to me the importance of
having the right pillow. Not to mention the time
As a working mother of two young kids I have
learnt that there are few things in life as precious as sleep.
However, many of those in my position will agree that a there are
several factors that can affect a good night’s sleep, to name a few
– the neighbor’s dogs that serve as live alarm systems for every
passing vehicle, thin apartment walls coupled with neighbors who
know nothing about the volume button on their TV remotes, or tossing
and turning on a lumpy, creaky mattress. Of all the possible reasons
to lose sleep, a bad mattress is not one of them.
My job takes me all over the country and and
while I do enjoy the thrill of visiting new places, and as much as
the travelling sates the wanderlust in me, the one thing I miss
sorely when I’m away is my bed, or to be more specific my mattress.
My precious memory foam mattress, which I arrived at after much
trial and error, always ensures that I get the rest I need without
waking up with any nagging aches and pains.