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...

10 WAYS TO KEEP THE SNIFFLES AWAY

Keep your hands clean - Washing your hands throughout the day really does prevent infections. Warm water and soap are enough to ward off those germs, but make sure you wash for at least 20 seconds. Keep your hands off your face - Avoid touching your nose,...

IN THE NICK OF TIME

The importance of taking medication on time Imagine that inside each of us is a finely tuned master clock driven by a tiny region of the brain that keeps us in sync with earth’s cycle of light and dark; which also directs a host of peripheral clocks found...

LIFE IS SIMPLE, JUST ADD WATER

Why do we need water? The average human body is 60% water and every cell, tissue and organ in your body requires water in order to function at it’s best. Water serves a range of purposes in our bodies’, such as removing waste through urine, controlling the...

LIFE IS SIMPLE, JUST ADD WATER

Why do we need water? The average human body is 60% water and every cell, tissue and organ in your body requires water in order to function at it’s best. Water serves a range of purposes in our bodies’, such as removing waste through urine, controlling the...

FEEL IT. FIND IT. FIGHT IT.

Self Breast Examination Technique Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Sri Lankan women, and women worldwide. According to the National Cancer Control Program (NCCP) statistics of 2010 the incidence of breast cancer in the female population was 23...

LACE UP

Appropriate footwear for walking Spending a whole load of money on branded sports shoes doesn’t always guarantee the right fit or features. Aim to get a shoe that provides excellent support, cushioning and fit in the middle price range. After all, all we...

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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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