Gear Up Before You Jog

Jogging is a great form of medium to high intensity steady-state cardiovascular exercise. The benefits of exercise on the body are many and include elevated mood, reduced risk of chronic disease and overall better health and fitness, not to mention improved physical...

Track Your Food, Keep Your Weight on Track

What is Obesity? A person is said to be obese when abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a health risk is observed in the individual. The simplest method of classification of normal, overweight and obese people is BMI or Body Mass Index. Fitness apps...

Durian: Love it or hate it?

One can safely say that Durian is the Donald Trump of fruit! Some people absolutely love it and others absolutely hate it. Durian is a great subject to talk about in this viral age of the internet because it stirs up the kind of controversy that ‘blue or black dress?’...

How It Works – The Science of Meditation

For thousands of years those in pursuit of spiritual enlightenment and liberation have practiced the art of meditation. But skeptics have always argued that there was no point to the practice and that it’s a waste of time. However, modern science has now proven that...

Stress Busting at Work

Stress is a funny thing. In small doses it can be great for you but in large doses it can be very bad, even lethal. Unfortunately, most of us get more stress than is safe for us, especially in the workplace. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks that you...

Emotional Intelligence: The Psychology behind Success

Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. Emotionally intelligent people display high levels of self-awareness, emotional control, self-motivation, empathy and good social skills. A person’s level of...

Conquer Everest with Your Smartphone

Johann Peries nearly reached the summit of Everest in May 2016 but was unable to make it due to unavoidable technical challenges just 400m short of the summit. He is the only Sri Lankan male to have ever reached an altitude of 8400m or 27,559 feet above sea level on...

The W2K Challenge – Sri Lanka’s Largest Rewards Based Walkathon

Walking is an excellent way to get some exercise and all the benefits that go with it. Here are some of the most important: Reduced Risk of Non-Communicable diseases – Exercise in general is known to keep people healthier and less likely to develop chronic illnesses....

The relationship between food preparation and the Glycemic Index

The method in which a food is prepared also influences its glycemic index. During preparation the breakdown of starch structures within the food can deliver higher glycemic loads. Therefore, minimally milled varieties of rice, such as brown rice and par boiled rice,...

Meal planning with Glycemic Index (GI)

The effect of food on blood glucose levels is known as the Glycemic index. This is however, only a measure of carbohydrates. Foods with GI above 70 are considered to be high GI foods. Whereas foods below 55 have a favorably low GI, with foods in-between is...

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It’s not just alcohol, nonalcoholic drinks from lattes to colas can also lead your calorie count to increase. What you drink should not be overlooked when trying to lose weight. Drinking too many sugar-sweetened drinks can contribute to weight gain.

Chronic stress is a phenomenon that Is inescapable today. 1 in 5 people report that work stress affects their quality of life in one way or another. This has severe repercussions on physical and mental health. What exactly is stress though?

No matter how healthily you eat, you can still put on weight if you’re eating too much.
Food portion sizes today are far bigger than they were 30 years ago, which means we’re consuming a lot more calories than we realise.

Most of the Sri Lankans have sedentary office jobs. This means for eight or more hours a day they do not engage in any, or very little physical activity. Also some office workers also spend long hours travelling from their homes to their offices.

The era of digitalism and technology is conquering our life styles at a rate, where we spend most hours in a day, sitting and heating up the chairs.

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