Physical Activity

The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai chi, an abbreviation of tàijí quán 太極拳, is an ancient Chinese martial art which has become famous worldwide for its relaxing slow, purposeful movements, which create a sense of well-being. Tai Chi focuses on breathing techniques and mindful movement of the ...
Health

Coping With Shift Work

Anyone whose work has required them to work in shifts will attest to how tiring it can be. Especially for people who have to work night shifts or irregularly timed shifts (starting very early before 6am or finishing late such ...
Sleep

What is Sleep Inertia?

Sleep inertia is the term used to describe the grogginess and tiredness accompanied with waking up abruptly, even if you felt like you have had a good night’s sleep, rather than feeling refreshed and well rested. Whilst in most cases ...
Sleep

How to sleep comfortably on a cold night

Generally, your body prefers a cool temperature in order to induce sleep and help you achieve a deep, restorative slumber. However, if a room is too cold, it can cause you to wake more frequently and you may find it ...
Sleep

8 ways to switch off your brain at night

Stress-related sleep problems are nothing new and can hit any of us at any time. The everyday worries regarding careers, families, friends and things we’ve said and done can keep our brains whirring and sleep at bay. This then leads ...