Flying to another time zone can play havoc with your body clock. Some people struggle with this for days, while others don’t feel a thing. When you have jet lag, the region of your brain responsible for REM sleep has become disrupted. But fear not, you can prepare your body and limit the effects of jet lag!
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Chances are that you have been out in the sun too long at one time or other in your life and that you ended up looking a lovely shade of lobster-red. But what exactly is sunburn? The technical explanation: your skin cells become damaged by UV rays, which triggers an inflammation response in your body.
One in five Belgian people has trouble sleeping. Those aged between 25 and 30 sleep the worst. Why? Being constantly available is making us all stressed. It’s an affliction that has even been given its own name: Social Media Stress. And, what’s the biggest enemy of sleep? You guessed it, stress! But that’s not all, exposure to blue light also keeps you awake.
A lot of scientific research has been done into the effect food has on our mental wellbeing. For instance, fibre (e.g. in wholemeal bread, oats, fruit etc) is believed to help you think faster and reduce stress. It also ensures that your blood sugar levels remain stable. Fluctuating blood sugar often causes you to experience feelings of sadness, anger or frustration more easily.