Heart is the most vital organ of the body and of paramount importance in efficient functioning of all other organs and the body’s proper functioning. And the truth is heart health or heart disease can’t be cured by medicines (though they may help you control it), it is your daily lifestyle and habits that play an important role in keeping your heart healthy. Some risk factors for heart disease like age, heart problem in family, etc. are not in your control, but others like weight management (being overweight), smoking, and unhealthy diet and unhealthy lifestyle choices is something in your control and things which you must change. What Benefits of a heart-friendly lifestyle Lowers Blood Pressure Lowers risk of diabetes Lowers the levels of bad cholesterol and blood fat (
There are over 65 million people with diabetes in India and far more peoples with pre-diabetes (the stage before diabetes with higher than normal blood sugar levels and pre-diabetic HbA1C readings). Diabetes has become a lot more common in the younger generation, esp between 20-40 years, and the diabetic population in India is said to cross 100 million by 2035, but why? The answer is our genetic framework and our lifestyle. As most of us move towards urbanization, our bodies take a toll with our demanding and busy lifestyles. Our bodies are designed for movement, our ancestors used to be gatherers & huntsmen and, unlike what we are now, they used to be constantly on the move in search of food and basic necessities. They used to live on simple foods and lead a healthier ...
Navratras (nine nights), are 8-9 days of fasting, prayers and rituals for the Gods, observed twice a year. While, there must be an astrological significance, its occurrence with harvest time may not be a coincidence. Both these, are times when crops are harvested. Grains and cereals are worshiped in the form of grass and eating them is avoided. Do speak to our experienced dieticians to ensure you take a healthy diet during this festive period. Traditionally a fruit based diet is observed and these fasts are more about eating alternate foods than true abstinence from food. The usual range of cereals like rice, wheat and millets are replaced by alternate cereals such as buckwheat, chestnut, sago, amaranth and a special variety of rice, known as samak rice ( Barnyard millet). Amaran
When you have become aware the reasons why you want to stop smoking and have decided the quit date, next you start making the list of all the things that will help you stay away from cigarettes. Exercise, social support and food/ diet play are the 3 most important things to consider now. Here is how physical activity and workouts help give you a better shot at fighting nicotine addiction: Suppresses cravings, making the urge to smoke less. Distracts you from cravings. Creates a habit of doing some healthy and good for yourself (so why ruin that with cigarettes?) Eases withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Improves your overall mood, re-energizes you, and helps you cope with stress. Keeps potential post-quit weight off by decreasing your appetite and jump starting your
Developing healthier habits is one of the keys to quit smoking. What else are the other keys? - ‘Social Support’. Humans are creatures of habit, but we are also social animals and having supportive people around you can make a world of difference in your success of being smoke free. That’s because caring and supportive relationships allow you to share your successes and challenges, reduce stress, get encouragement and assistance, and avoid smoking triggers and cravings through distractions. With social support, you will feel more motivated through your quit period and optimistic about reaching your goal of a life without smoke. So don’t go at it alone ask people to help you quit! Here are some of the ways you can get social support on your quit journey: Family & Fri
If you are a smoker who is gradually cutting down your smoking, the kind of food you eat can play a role in whether or not you’re successful. This is because certain foods can affect the taste of cigarettes, making them taste bad and discouraging you from smoking. Food also gives you something to do with your hands, thereby replacing the habit of smoking with the act of eating (healthy ofcourse!). So which foods can help? Here is a list of foods to help you during your quit journey: Milk & dairy products – Many ex-smokers have accounted that consuming dairy beverages and foods can make cigarettes taste bad. However, dairy can be high in saturated fat, so watch your intake. Fruits & Veggies– Many vegetables such as zucchini, cucumber, and eggplant are known to negativ
We all know that smoking is bad for us. However, if you've smoked for a long time you may have found it hard to give up in the past. To help give you an incentive to quit smoking, we've put together 10 good reasons to stop — reminding you of all the benefits you can enjoy when you stub out cigarettes for good. Why quitting now can help you to live longer ? Smoking harms nearly every organ of your body and affects your overall health. It's not just cigarette smoking that's dangerous, pipes and rolling tobacco are also extremely harmful. However, research shows that if you give up smoking at any age, you'll increase your chances of living longer: 1- If you quit at around 30 years old, you can reduce your chances of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90%.
Many of us deal with bloating, acidity, heartburn and indigestion related issues almost every day. It is something that we often ignore and popping up an antacid doesn’t always help. Moreover, it is probably not the right solution. Apart from the unease and frustration, a faulty digestive system could be leaving protein, fat, vitamins and minerals unabsorbed, and setting you up for future infections. In case you’re fighting these, the below mentioned home remedies will prove to be very useful: Ginger Ginger is the wonder food. A fresh piece of ginger with a few drops of lemon sprinkled along with a little black salt is a quick reliever of many gastric maladies. Buttermilk A glassful of buttermilk with a pinch of roasted and pounded cumin and dry coriander will be of grea
Aloe secretes a minimum of half-dozen organic antiseptics, that happen to be capable of destroying fungus, harmful bacteria, and also germs and viruses. Also, it is considered to be useful for curing injuries and burns, minor skin disease, abnormal growths, all forms of diabetes, increased blood fats in human beings, nastier and on-going disorders like genital herpes, eczema, skin psoriasis , dandruff, skin ulcers, blisters, and so on. Here are 40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera:- Pamper yourself to a soothing body rub. Slice aloe leaves lengthwise and use the inner sides as a biodegradable body scrub in the shower. Treat burns from minor mishaps in the kitchen—from grease splatters or hot utensils. For more major kitchen mishaps like a scald, mix some aloe gel and vitamin E
Mothers play multiple roles to meet the obligations of work, family and society. They have an important role in influencing health decisions of entire families (from infants to the elderly) and shoulder the responsibility for their mental and physical well-being, especially children. Given these demands on their time, working mothers are known to compromise their personal health. The dual responsibility of work and home prevents them from taking time for relaxation and exercise. This is especially true of young mothers who may not have family or reliable external support. While it is important to pursue career aspirations, it is equally important for women to maintain good health. Here are six simple steps to stay healthy: Eat balanced meals. Eating healthy food like fruit...