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
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
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...
Each Banana is said to contain approximately 105 calories, out of which just 3 calories come from fat. The amount of carbs (around 27) in the form of fruit sugars should also not worry you much as these are broken into glucose instantly providing energy for your workouts and any strenuous activity. Ask any athlete, weight trainer, nutritionist or healthy-living buff and he will vouch by the boost that the humble banana provides. Forget the body, but for the brain glucose is the primary energy source to function effectively. But excess of anything should be avoided and so is the case with this high energy fruit. If you overeat bananas (more than 2 a day) the additional glucose gets stored as glycogen in your muscles and liver, as primary energy source when required. Only when it cros...
Poor sleep often cause dark circles under the eyes but sometimes they may occur even if an individual gets enough sleep. Lack of sleep doesn’t always cause under-eye circles but it does makes under-eye circles and shadows you already have more obvious. Find below the various symptoms: Eczema Weakness & Fatigue Heredity reasons — family history of dark under-eye circles Poor Lifestyle – You might not realize it but your body has its own way of reacting to your bad lifestyle choices. Take a full body health checkup to assess your current state of health) Allergies (Take our allergy panel to see if you are allergic to something) Stress (physical and emotional) Smoking, excessive/chronic drinking of alcohol Pigmentation irregularities Overexposure to Sun ex
Office definitely doesn’t have the best environment to keep our bodies in shape. High Stress Levels, Machine Coffees, Wafers and Colas, Unhealthy Snacks, Eyes on the desktop screens-- all impact your health, posture and well-being adversely. But keeping in shape while at work is easier than you would have expected – here is our cheat sheet of how to avoid gaining weight at work: Eat regularly Your best strategy against weight gain at office is eating at regular intevals. Never leave home without having a proper breakfast. Ordering your breakfast from a café will ruin your financial as well as physical health. An oily parantha and large sugary coffee on the go sound nice, but they’re full of calories which are empty and won’t keep you going until lunch. Instead, eat breakfa
There is an established relation between diabetes and hair loss. Even though hair fall is a natural process, it is balanced with replacement by new hair and as such does not qualify for ‘hair loss problem’. However, in patients suffering from diabetes, the story of hair loss is altogether different. How does diabetes affect your hair and lead to a hair loss situation? Diabetes being associated with high levels of blood sugar, because of the hormonal imbalance, results in problems with the proper blood circulation (peripheral ascular problems). And as such many parts of the body are deprived of a good blood circulation. A poor blood circulation to the scalp and hair follicles resulting in lesser oxygen and nutrient supply to hair follicles affects the natural growth proc