STRESS & MEDICAL CONDITIONS

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Many times, we realise the importance of having daily workouts, but we have problems with time. Many of us operate such busy schedules and barely have time for our families much less for ourselves. The weekends are not available to us because we already have full social schedules that are enough to engage us till …

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Protein is found throughout the body, and it is required for the formation of hormones which control growth, sexual function and body metabolism. Vegetarians need to know that to get all the amino acids required to make new protein; they should eat a variety of protein-containing food daily. It is essential to pay attention to …

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Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit. 3 John 1: 2 (NLT)   According to Jim Davidson, to maintain and preserve your health, you need to have a physical examination done regularly. If you have not had a medical …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that interferes with the normal functioning of the large intestine. It is characterised by a group of symptoms – bloating, abdominal cramps or pains, constipation and diarrhoea, feelings that you have not completely emptied the bowel, and alternating constipation and diarrhoea. IBS was equally defined as a condition …

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Carbohydrate is an important part of a healthy diet because it serves essentially as a fuel for the body. It can also serve as a good source of essential vitamins and minerals. Common carbohydrate sources include bread, rice, beans, potatoes, yam, garri, corn, etc. There are three varieties of carbohydrates; sugars, fibres and starches. The …

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Resilience refers to our ability to cope with the challenges and stresses of life. Similarly, resilience may also refer to a person’s ability to return to his former situation after having experienced a lengthy period of stress or deprivation. What is it about resilience? Resilience has been called a stress buster of the decade. Stressors …

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Cigarette smoking is a habit that has many people hooked. Some people use cigarette smoking to fight off stress. Unfortunately, this tends to be counter-productive many times. We will be doing a discourse on cigarette smoking and I advise non-smokers to come along with us. The knowledge may not be for you directly, but for …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that interferes with the normal functioning of the large intestine. It is characterised by a group of symptoms – bloating, abdominal cramps or pains, constipation and diarrhoea, feelings that you have not completely emptied the bowel, and alternating constipation and diarrhoea. It is a condition that is highly …

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Take away the water, and about 75% of your weight is protein. Surprised? At least 10,000 proteins make you what you are and keep you that way. 20 or so building blocks called amino acids provide the raw materials for all proteins. Because the body does store amino acids, the body continually requires these from …

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Why some people are stressed is mainly because they take on more responsibilities than they can cope with. This could be a character flaw that could lead to breakdowns or even burnouts. Finding things to eliminate from your overtaxed schedule and declining from taking up some more, will provide more time for you and more …