8 Tips for Reducing Cortisol Levels

8 Tips for Reducing Cortisol Levels

Cortisol is a stress hormone released in the body. The main roles of cortisol are to raise blood sugar levels in preparation for the ‘fight or flight’ response and suppressing the immune system. Therefore, unless a person finds themselves in an emergency situation, it is best to keep one’s cortisol levels as low as possible. […]

Weight Gain in Women Can Be Caused by Working Out

Weight Gain in Women Can Be Caused by Working Out

Many healthy and unhealthy activities may cause weight gain. However, there are now new studies claiming that working out may not always be the single best way to shed unwanted pounds for women. No longer does simply burning more calories than eaten guarantee weight loss. In fact, new studies show just the opposite. Some women […]

Obesity Rates in Ireland Expected to Reach Epidemic Levels by 2030

Obesity Rates in Ireland Expected to Reach Epidemic Levels by 2030

Obesity rates in Ireland are expected to reach epidemic levels by 2030, according to health experts. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.K. Health Forum, Ireland could become Europe’s heaviest and most obese nation by 2030. Even though health experts have stressed the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and an active […]