Category Archives: Fern-Activ

What Are The Dietary Guidelines?

In recent years the Health Promotion Board has developed dietary guidelines for children and adolescents as well as adults. However, older adults have different nutritional requirements and require a separate set of guidelines. While there is much advice on nutrition available through magazines and new media channels, not all of these are science-based and accurate. […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and HPA Axis Dysfunction

HPA axis dysfunction is not yet included as part of the diagnostic process for those who are suspected to have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, however recent research suggests that HPA axis dysfunction is a common experience among individuals who have CFS. The HPA axis (Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis) serves as our body’s control center for stress responses. When […]

4 Energy-Boosting Foods That Will Surprise You

Lacking energy is common among those who are juggling family and work responsibilities. This lack of energy often leads to cravings for pre-packaged foods that are usually high in sugar and only provide a quick energy fix. Although the individual causes of feeling fatigued can differ from one to another, certain lifestyle factors like diet […]

How Aerobic Exercise Relieves Stress

Although it is impossible to completely eliminate stress, exercise is one of the best ways to help you better manage those stressful situations at work, home, school, or in any aspect of your life. Aerobic exercise keeps you physically and mentally fit, therefore better enabling you to fight dis-ease and de-stress. Exercise Leads to Improved […]