Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Need a nap? Pay for a place to snooze, or a pillow at the desk will do


It would be quite a dream to take a nap in between your working hours, and for a number of people, they are willing to pay to do it.

At least 15 workers in need of a quick shuteye have done so since a novel service called 45winks was launched a month ago by mattress brand Simmons.

Located at Simmons’ new flagship store at Capitol Piazza on North Bridge Road, it offers customers a choice to take a nap in a hotel-quality private suite.

Other nap operators include cinema operator Golden Village at Suntec City, Chop!Chop! Massage Express in Marina Bay Link Mall.

For those who are too tired to venture out of office and do not want to pay, no-frills naps will work as well. Just sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a pillow or cushion at the work desk and nap for 20 to 30 minutes.

Read more @ https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/need-nap-pay-place-snooze-or-pillow-desk-will-do

How weight training changes the brain

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Weight training may have benefits for brain health, at least in rats. When rats lift weights, they gain strength and also change the cellular environment inside their brains, improving their ability to think, according to a notable new study of resistance training, rodents and the workings of their minds.

The study finds that weight training, accomplished in rodents with ladders and tiny, taped-on weights, can reduce or even reverse aspects of age-related memory loss. The finding may have important brain-health implications for those of us who are not literal gym rats.

Far less has been known, though, about whether and how resistance training affects the brain. A few studies with older people have linked weight training to improved cognition, but the studies have been small and the linkages tenuous. While researchers know that lifting weights builds muscle, it is not yet clear how, at a molecular level, it would affect the cells and functions of the brain.

Read more @ https://www.todayonline.com/world/how-weight-training-changes-brain

What causes ear wax build-up and how it can safely be removed


Ref: https://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/what-causes-ear-wax-build-and-how-it-can-safely-be-removed