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How long your nap should be?

Naps are often taken as a response to the feel of drowsiness during day time and for years, scientists are investigating the advantages of napping, including the 30-minute nap similarly as sleep durations of 1–2 hours. Performance across a large range of cognitive processes has been tested

Do you know that there are 4 stages in sleep Nap duration which starts from relaxing muscles to brain activity

Check out this interesting video about nap and how long should your naps be

Source: TED-Ed
Humanrace | Wellnisa

Pharrell Williams launches a unisex skin care brand: why it matters

For decades, skin care has always been associated with women. It is one of the many instances of stereotyping that we can see in our world. Women are supposed to look pretty, take care of their skin. While men need to portray roughness. Which in simpleton terms mean men don’t need to take care of or groom themselves.

Welcome to the new era. By 2024, the global male grooming market is estimated to be worth about 81.2 billion U.S. dollars. (details here) And musician and fashion icon Pharrell Williams is ready to challenge the norms with his unisex skincare range under the brand name Humanrace.

Pharrell was known as the youngest looking middle aged man. Though he is 47, his skin looks about 18. He has been known for his skin for quite a while before he launched the line of products. The brand looks at humanrace as one without duality, no gender, no race. So the products are meant for all genders and all races.

Adidas has worked closely together the maestro to create the brand. Currently you can find 3 products in the range. Rice powder cleanser, lotus enzyme exfoliator and a humidifying cream. All ingredients are vegan and with absolutely no animal testing. The brand hopes to encourage everyone to perform this 3 step skin care ritual. We believe the world is headed in the right direction when even skin care becomes a symbol for equality.

You can find more information on the ritual, the brand and the man himself all across the internet.

Vegan Diet | Wellnisa

Vegetarianism on the rise around the world: some quick facts

For the past few years, vegetarianism has been on the rise around the world. The pandemic has caused it to grow even more. Here are some information and statistics you may find useful.

Vegetarian diet statistics prove that vegetarianism lowers the risk of prostate cancer by 35%.
(Source: Medical News Today and The Vegan Society) 

26% of Millennials are vegetarian.
(Source: One Green Planet and Forbes) 

According to vegetarianism statistics, 59% of vegetarians worldwide are female.
(Source: Vegetarian Times and Plant Based News & Treehugger) 

Vegetarian facts show that following a vegetarian diet for 12 months has the same effect as taking your car off the road for 6 months.
(Source: Vegetarian Society and Nami) 

Anti-animal cruelty, cancer prevention, and losing weight are the three top vegetarian reason statistics
(Source: Down To Earth) 

5% of people who become vegetarians do so for ethical reasons. 
(Source: US National Library of Medicine) 

Vegetarian diet statistics prove that vegetarianism lowers the risk of prostate cancer by 35%.
(Source: Medical News Today and The Vegan Society) 

There’s been a 65% increase in products that bear the Vegan Trademark worldwide.
(Source: Wikipedia and The Vegan Society) 

Vegetarian weight loss statistics prove you can lose 2.02 pounds more on a vegetarian diet than on any other diet
(Source: NCBI and JAND) 

Vegetarian health benefits statistics prove that a plant-based diet reduces the risk of death from heart disease by 40%.
(Source: EurekAlert, Medical News Today and Daily News) 

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5 Best Films To Watch On Your Health And Wellness Journey | Wellnisa

5 Best Films To Watch On Your Health And Wellness Journey

Wellness is an on going experiment. Therefore people across the world are constantly looking for and trying out new things, exploring new ways of living and reinterpreting ancient ways for modern times. Wellness is a journey, not a destination. As a result, once in a while everybody needs a little inspiration to keep going. Here are a few films that we found worthwhile.

Headspace Guide To Meditation (2020)

Our lives are full of distractions. And there’s a way to stop to unwind our minds and to let go of the stress from our bodies. Meditation is a much discussed topic especially in 2020. This 8 part series shows us how meditation can help in our daily living. From tackling stress to expressing gratitude, these films teach different basics and techniques. Each episode ends with a simple guided meditation. These are easy first step towards a very rewarding inner journey. Push play. Take a deep breath. And let the experience begin.

The Game Changers (2019)

There are certain things in life we have all come to accept as if it’s the only way. Eating meat was such a thing for athletes. But it isn’t anymore. From Mr Universe Arnold Schwarzenegger to many of the leading athletes of today are featured in this film. They help to debunk the myth and show us how a totally plant based diet help the body to perform and win among the greatest in the world. First of all of all, it is a must watch for those who need a bit of motivation in their journey to cleaner and healthier food. Secondly, it is what you are looking for if you recovering from what medical science call terminal diseases.

the goop lab with Gwyneth Paltrow (2020)

‘We are here, one time, one life, how can we really milk the shit out of this?’ This series is about making the most our lives. Join Gwyneth Paltrow as she meets people from around the world who are pushing the limits of conventional wellness practices. For instance, some of the topics include psychedelics, cold therapy, female pleasure, anti-aging, energy healing and psychics.

The Mind, Explained (2019)

Part of the Explained series, The Mind narrated by Emma Stone is a must watch for those who want to understand the mysteries of the human brain. Most importantly this is an exploration of the science behind behind memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and more. In other words, this is probably the deepest dive into the workings of the brain that one can experience so far.

HEAL (2017)

The human body can heal itself from any disease. This documentary explores this idea through a spiritual and scientific journey where we discover all we need to do is to change our own beliefs and perceptions. Above all, Heal is a powerful film because will inspire you to change your life in ways you have never imagined.

Hope you like our selection. Please share your thoughts on the comments below. We look forward to it.

Wellness greetings!