A little-understood sleep disorder affects millions and has clear links to dementia – 4 questions answered

A little-known and poorly understood sleep disorder that occurs during the rapid eye movement, or REM, stage of sleep has been garnering attention for its role in foreshadowing neurodegenerative brain diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. The disorder, known as REM sleep behavior disorder, or RBD in the medical field, affects around 1% of the general population worldwide and about 2% of adults over 65....

Health Topics

Why does my dog eat grass? And when is it not safe for them?

13 Practical tips that can help you get a good night’s sleep

The top five beauty supplement trends changing our routines from the inside out

Is it true the faster you lose weight the quicker it comes back? Here’s what we know about slow and fast weight loss

What is meningococcal disease? What symptoms should I look out for? And how can I prevent it?

Exercise linked to higher pain tolerance – new study

Tina Turner remembered for her long advocacy of kidney health

Is exercise really good for the brain? Here’s what the science says

Obesity speeds up loss of immunity from COVID vaccines – new research

Which type of cleanser is right for you?

Relationship Feuds: 5 pieces of relationship advice to embrace

Got a bad habit? 5 key tips to get rid of it for good

How to spot signs of skin cancer

Sober curious – the midlife rise of the sober woman

Australia to ban recreational vaping in e-cigarette crackdown

The importance of solitude – why time on your own can sometimes be good for you

Stress and anxiety in kids: How parents can help them navigate tough emotions

Flu or COVID? You can now test for both at home with a single swab. Here’s what you need to know

12 fantastic sources of plant-based protein

Dermatologists issue warning over gel nail kits

How does sugar affect your skin?

What is a thread lift? The face-lifting alternative to surgery

The Finnish mindset that may hold the secret to a better life

Show More Arrow


Let us keep you up to date with our weekly MiNDFOOD e-newsletters which include the weekly menu plan, health and news updates or tempt your taste buds with the MiNDFOOD Daily Recipe.

Being healthy is a dynamic process because it is always changing. We all have times of good health, times of sickness, and maybe even times of serious illness. As our lifestyles change, so does our level of healthiness.

Those of us who participate in regular physical activity do so partly to improve the current and future level of our health. We strive toward an optimal state of well-being. As our lifestyle improves, our healthiness also improves and we experience less disease and sickness.

When most people are asked what it means to be healthy, they normally respond with the four components of fitness mentioned earlier (cardiorespiratory ability, muscular ability, flexibility, and body composition). Although these components are a critical part of being healthy, they are not the only contributing factors. Physical healthiness is only one aspect of our overall healthiness.

The other components include: social, mental , emotional and spiritual health.