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Yoga Therapy – a powerful tool to treat both mental and physical conditions

Yoga can be a powerful tool to treat both mental and physical conditions. This article will give an overview over how different conditions can be treated with Yoga Therapy – and especially Viniyoga Theraphy. When you work with both physical and mental conditions in Viniyoga Therapy, the starting point is that people are multidimensional beings. […]

Yoga and Meditation affect your genes

Yoga and meditation can affect how your genes are expressed. Together with other relaxing exercises, these activities seem to reverse some of the stress-related changes in the genes. Especially the genes linked to overall poor health and depression seem to be positively affected by these activities. According to a new scientific review, different mind-body exercises […]

Our lifestyle affects how our genes are expressed

Just because some diseases are common in your family, it does not mean that you too automatically will suffer from them. In recent years, more and more research has shown that your lifestyle has great impact on which information that is activated in your genes. The expression of the genes has  shown to be of […]

Why an hour of exercise can’t make up for sitting still all day

Sitting still for too long can make you sick. Alongside e.g. unhealthy food, lack of exercise, smoking and stress, sitting still for too long is also considered a risk factor for lifestyle diseases. Sitting still for to long affects the body negatively in numerous ways. You can read more about these negative effects here. Earlier, […]

Why you should not sit still for too long

Hundreds of times, we have all heard that it is important to eat healthy and exercise. We also know that we should avoid smoking and too much stress to keep healthy. However, in recent years a new risk factor for lifestyle diseases has been presented. The new risk factor is sitting still for too long.

“Dirty Dozen” 2017

Strawberries contain the largest amount of pesticides – if they are non-organic. Also this year strawberries top the “Dirty Dozen” list. This is a list of the twelve non-organic fruits and vegetables that contain the most pesticides. See the whole list below.   DIRTY DOZEN 2017 – the non-organic fruits and vegetables containing the most […]

“Clean Fifteen” 2017

The amounts of pesticides and toxins can vary widely in different kinds of non-organic fruits and vegetables. As a result, the Environmental Working Group, EWG, yearly tests how much chemicals conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain. Based on the results, EWG has designed two lists, called “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen”. Included in the list […]

Welcome to the Health Jungle!

This blog will focus on how we are affected by different things in our surroundings – and the things we do and don´t do. The name the Health Jungle was chosen because it often feels like getting through a jungle to find reliable information about how our health is affected. The blog posts will be […]

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