A wise old saying is “morning shows the day”. It is absolutely true. Our mood and emotions of the early hours of the day sets the tone for the entire day. So, it is very important to start our day with a positive attitude and happy heart. Some simple tips when followed in the morning can help us to become better individuals and achieve our professional and personal milestones. No Snooze: All of us love the few extra minutes of sleep in the morning. We are inevitably tempted to press the snooze button and snatch few extra minutes of slumber before the madness of the day engulfs us, but pressing the snooze button repeatedly alarms our body and instead of few minutes of blissful sleep can make us feel groggy and irritated for the entire day. So, if needed, hit the bed a bit early
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...
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...
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 (
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
Do you feel tired and worn out during the day? Are you irritable lately? Perhaps it is time you have a look at your sleep habits and patterns. How well you feel during the day is a direct result of how well you slept last night. Quality sleep is essential for sound mental health, physical wellbeing and quality life. This is because while we sleep, our body is at work supporting healthy brain function and carry out maintenance to ensure our physical wellbeing. In fact, in children, sleep promotes growth and development. So, what happens if you do not get the required amount of sleep? Well, the harm sleep deprivation does can occur in an instant or it may lead to more chronic health problems. It can also have an impact on your day-to-day functioning and social interactions. Let’
Do you have mood swings? Do you suffer from bad mood? You know what? If your mood remains bad for a long time then you might go into depression. Hence you have to solve your bad mood instantly. There are many techniques to solve bad mood. The best technique is Yoga. How? In this fast paced life, it is essential to take out some time for exercises. Exercises can do miracles on your body. It can change your mood from bad to good. At your home or workplace, situations might change your mood instantly. You have to change your bad mood to good mood to keep going on with life. This is essential because if you continue with a bad mood for long time you might fall into depression. Depression can bring your life to a halt. Depression is like a deep black hole. Once you fall into it, it’s
Bones do not become weak overnight; it is a gradual process and happens as age catches up with an individual. As one grows older, the bone density decreases and the bones become brittle which puts one at a higher risk of fractures and breakage. Therefore one must get one’s bone health tested on regular intervals to know the status quo and decide what exercises to begin with. Also, you need not worry as one can be saved from most bone related problems if you start taking care of your bones if the health concern is timely detected and/ or when you are young. Healthy bones do not solely depend on your calcium build-up. It is also about getting exercise to keep your bones healthy and fit. Moving our bodies exerts forces on bones that make them grow strong. It also stimulates bone format
As compared to black tea (50milligram/ cup) and coffee (50milligram/ cup), Green Tea (25 milligram/ cup) contains small amount of caffeine. Health Benefits of Green Tea- Diabetes Care You must have been advised this for long by your diabetes educator as Green tea stimulates lipid and glucose metabolism, balancing your metabolic rate, and preventing unhealthy blood sugar level spikes. Polyphenols and polysaccharides present in green tea also help lower your blood sugar level. Improves Heart Health Green tea lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and prevents cardio vascular diseases and stroke instances drastically. Green tea improves the function of endothelial cells, whose dysfunction plays a key role in the development of clogged arteries. It also helps lower triglyc...
Lately, I had been coming back from work feeling generally fatigued and having lower back pains. I googled the symptoms and turns out, it’s quite likely that I may have a deficiency of vitamin D. But this is pure conjecture on my part. Dr Parul R Sheth, a health consultant specializing in reproductive biology, says, "The most accurate way to determine this deficiency is through a blood test — measuring the 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels. Blood tests for calcium and phosphate levels and liver function may also show changes linked to a low level of vitamin D”. Regardless, my google search on vitamin D deficiency provided some very interesting and insightful results. A study revealed that around 70 per cent of Indians suffer from vitamin D deficiency with about 15 per cent having been fou