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9 Healthy habits daily countdowns

9 Healthy habits daily countdowns

Diet & Nutrition, Health Tips
9K steps: Walking is the easiest and one of the most effective ways to maintain your health. Brisk walking for even 30 minutes only can do wonders for us and can remarkably improve our heart condition and strengthen bones. Clocking 9000 steps a day is a great way to ensure health and fitness and keep life style ailments at the bay. 8 hours of sleep: Sleep is one of our vital requirements to stay fit and alert. An adult individual needs 7-8 hours of sleep to remain fit, healthy and alert. Adequate sleep not only refreshes and rejuvenates our body but also helps in decreasing the risk of heart diseases. Sleep is an important factor in managing our hunger levels. Sleep deprivation can lead to binge eating or starving. It also helps in improving our memory and maintains the immuni...
Small Steps for Healthy Change

Small Steps for Healthy Change

Health Tips, Healthcare
Successful and lasting behavior change takes more than a willingness to adopt new habits. It is a process of learning how to integrate these behaviors into your daily lifestyle. Here are some considerations and techniques to increase your chances for success this time around: Be Realistic While it is reasonable and desirable to strive for realistic improvements in our appearance, health, and attitude, it is counterproductive to hope for a total remake of who we are. Frustration breeds failure. Make sure that your resolution, whether behavioural, attitudinal or otherwise, is achievable. It helps to focus on one or two small, achievable and measurable changes at a time. Instead of saying, "I'm going to lose two kilos," try first to succeed at cutting out excess calories and fat by elim...
10 Quick and Healthy Homemade Lunches

10 Quick and Healthy Homemade Lunches

Diet & Nutrition, Health Foods, Health Tips
At a glance Bored of the same old lunches at work? Try our simple and tasty recipes — not only are they more healthy, they'll save you money too. Versatile beans are packed with protein and fibre and are delicious in salads and soups. Mix low-fat mayonnaise with natural yoghurt for a healthier alternative to plain mayonnaise and enjoy with tuna, egg or chicken. 10 quick and healthy homemade lunches It's easy to fall into a lunchtime rut. Many of us assume that we don't have time to make our own lunch every day, and rely on expensive cafeterias, cafes, sandwich shops, convenience stores or even fast food outlets instead. However, with a bit of forward-planning you can quickly and easily put together a tastier, healthier, cheaper and more interesting lunch for yourself every da
Understanding the Causes of  Strokes

Understanding the Causes of Strokes

Health Facts, Health News, Health Tips
At a glance Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of disability — so it's important to understand what causes them. In a stroke, a blockage or burst blood vessel deprives an area of your brain of its blood supply, causing vital brain tissue to die. To reduce your risk, stop smoking, lower your stress, keep fit, eat a healthy diet, manage diabetes and control your blood pressure. Understanding the cause of strokes Strokes are one of the world's biggest killers today, and a leading cause of severe disability. Every five minutes someone in the UK has a stroke. And nearly one in four men and one in five women aged 45 can expect to have a stroke if they live to 85. However, knowledge is power. When we understand what causes strokes, and how
6 “must do” preventive health tests for women

6 “must do” preventive health tests for women

Health Facts, Health News, Health Tips
Women have an ingrained tendency of self-neglect and it is nowhere more profound than in the case of health and diet. Women in general tend to ignore regular health checkup due to myriad reasons ranging from ignorance, lethargy or just not taking self-health seriously enough. But, it is high time to accept the fact that health and happiness of family is integrally entwined with our health and happiness. We have listed below 8 most essential preventive health tests which women must undertake regularly to stay fit, healthy and happy and ensure the same for the family as well.  High Resolution Mammography Ultrasound-to detect breast cancer: It is highly recommended that women in the reproductive age should get breast mammography done at least once a year to detect early signs of breas
9 simple steps to keep High Blood Pressure at Bay

9 simple steps to keep High Blood Pressure at Bay

Health Facts, Health News, Health Tips
Hypertension is a very common lifestyle disease and according to WHO statistics, one in every 3 person suffers from Hypertension or High Blood Sugar. The measurement of the force by which heart throws blood in arteries is called Blood pressure. The higher the pressure, the more the force with which blood runs through arteries Lifestyle is one of the most important factor that can both cause and cure high Blood Pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and it is very important to keep the BP under control. Some minor lifestyle changes and home remedies can control the blood pressure level. Some simple steps to lower your blood pressure are: Regular exercise: Regular exercise is the best thing to do in order to reduce high Blood Pressure. Regular exe...
8 Bad Health Habits You Can No Longer Get Away With In Your 40’s

8 Bad Health Habits You Can No Longer Get Away With In Your 40’s

Health Facts, Health Tips
At twenty years of age, the will reigns; at thirty the wit; at forty the judgment - Benjamin Franklin 40 is that wonderful junction of your life when most of the madness of 20s and 30s seems to settle and you are at peace with life. Your family and career finally seems to be on track and crying kids seems to be story of past. But, ironically 40 is also a time when your body demands more of your care and attention, and if you ignore the tell-tale signs now, you are sure to bring yourself major health issues. The careless days of youth slightly ebbing, one really needs to do away with unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits of the previous decade to stay and feel young and healthy. So of the habits that really needs to be taken care of now are: Taking food cravings lightly It is very...
5 Healthy Changes Your Heart Will Thank You For!!

5 Healthy Changes Your Heart Will Thank You For!!

Health Facts, Health News, Health Tips
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 (
The benefits of exercise for People with Diabetes

The benefits of exercise for People with Diabetes

Health Facts, Health News, Health Tips
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 ...
Exercise Helps You Kick the Butt

Exercise Helps You Kick the Butt

Health Tips, Healthcare
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