Healthy Lliving Image Credit: Fairlady
Healthy Lliving Image Credit: Fairlady

Healthy Lliving

How to park depression, feed your bugs and lower your risk of Alzheimer’s…

Suzy Brokensha


A 2017 study found that playing video games, watching TV and using smartphones can be good for teenagers in terms of their emotional wellbeing, but only to a certain extent. According to Oxford University researchers, the limit is two hours a day. After that, the negatives kick in – unless they’re on a computer, in which case the limit is four hours a day. Not sure why a computer should be different but those are the results!


According to a meta-analysis of all available research into coffee, drinking three cups a day does more good than harm. Researchers from the University of Southampton found 19 positive and six negative ‘health outcomes’. Positives included a 27% lower risk of Alzheimer’s, while negatives included increased risk of lung cancer in smokers.


Going for a walk or jog along a busy road might not be worth it in the long run (so to speak).

Dr Kian Fan Chung of Imperial College in London found in a study of people over 60 that road-exercisers reported increased arterial stiffness and only a small increase in lung capacity, as opposed to those who had exercised in a park, who reported reduced arterial stiffness and improved lung capacity. And it’s just more beautiful, people!


Your gut is coated with a protective mucus layer full of enzymes to break d

Continue Reading with Magzter GOLD Subscription

Log in if you're already a subscriber

Continue Reading This Article For FREE By Downloading The Magzter App

Magzter for iOS Magzter for Android

To continue reading on the website, Click here

Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium story and 5,000+ magazines

Try FREE for 7 days or

Download the Magzter App and
Try FREE for 30 days

More from Fairlady