“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell. Then in the womb cell multiplies. Soon there are hundreds … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body
The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source – The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The food we eat either balance or imbalance these Doshas. Handpicked … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?
Moderation. i.e. the avoidance of excess or extremes. Eat in moderation, control your at a time intake, control your frequency of intake. Eat moderately nutrient food. Everything in excess is bad. Work in moderation. Excess work exhausts the body. Like machines, body depreciates faster. Less work rusts the body and mind too. Exercise in moderation. Do regular exercise – Walking, Jogging, Workout, Yoga. Everything by … Continue reading The one word Fitness Mantra
“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Lack of Fitness is not about lack of knowledge about the fitness. We all have enough or rather more knowledge about the fitness than we can use. Yoga, exercise, Gym, diet, walking and jogging and even more everything we know. With social media, we have more information than we can digest and … Continue reading The insurance policy no insurance company sells
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hum Fit to India Fit campaign is a too late awakening of the Government. It should have been the priority number one in 1947 after the Independence. We as a nation are the capital of diabetes, heart disease, and many more lifestyle-related disease. In times like this healthy aging is not only our individual priority but the national priority. If your … Continue reading Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours
“Yoga stretches out your body and releases lactic acid. I do it four times a week, and my skin feels fantastic afterward. When I’m doing a film, I do it every day – I keep a yoga mat in my trailer. Sometimes I do it in front of the TV. The stretching makes me feel so good. It gets my heart going and helps me … Continue reading Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible
The food we eat impacts our mental health. This is evident from the latest research on the subject. In their research paper, Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry, the authors have commented that, ” There are emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it … Continue reading New research on Food and Mental Health
“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” Kenneth H. Cooper, Age 87 who introduced the concept of aerobics. Fitness per se is not happiness, but all happiness requires us to be fit. Think. You are sick, you are mentally disturbed, you have pain in the body, and you have a chronic disease. Can you be happy with these diseases? Can … Continue reading How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?
“Thinking is the toughest kind of work which is why so many people avoid it.” Orrin Woodward Thinking involves brain and fitness of our brain improves quality of our thinking. Exercise is good for physical fitness. But the majority of modern-day diseases are a psychosomatic disease. This means connected with both – the mind and the body. We focus on our physical fitness (most are … Continue reading What you need to know about your mental fitness
“If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.” Victor Cousin Our ignorance about health and diseases is not bliss. Why we suffer from any disease? One is our ignorance and the second is our low willpower. Ignorance about our own body, how it functions, how the food we eat influence working of our body, how our lifestyle and inactivity impacts our health. We … Continue reading Know the root cause of all your health problems
“Behaviour is the end result of a prevailing story in one’s mind: change the story and the behaviour will change.” Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana It is now an established fact that most of the modern day diseases are the result of our sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices. In addition, we all know how smoking and alcohol affect our health badly. We all know, Obesity kills more … Continue reading Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher Women’s equality movement started in 1908 in the US. In 1909, National Women’s Day was celebrated in the US. The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1975 by the United Nations. “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any … Continue reading The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year
“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”Thomas Fuller Gym training, whether cardio or weight training is not enough to keep us healthy. There are areas of the body which escapes the exercise impact. Let’s see. Eyes: The National Eye Institute recommends some ways to keep eyes fit. Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related … Continue reading Why going to the Gym is not enough for your fitness?
“By asking and answering ‘why’ five times, we can get to the real cause of the problem, which is often hidden behind more obvious symptoms.” Taiichi Ohno of Toyota Motors. A disease is a response of our body to our lifestyle. Whether its stress, or unhealthy eating or irregular living. Irregular living means not paying attention to body’s rhythm and splurging recklessly on the body. … Continue reading 5 Whys and root cause of healing chronic diseases
We are concerned with the world ecology so on November 1st we celebrate World Day of Ecology, to remember throughout the planet the importance of knowing and valuing the relationships that exist between living beings and their environment, and raise awareness among our people about the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with our environment. This is fine and necessary. However are we aware of the … Continue reading 10 ways we are destroying our Inner Body Ecology
Recently in a radio interview, Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpai said, he only eats Papaya after 6 in the evening. Many Bollywood actors and fitness professionals now suggest early and light dinner. Many like Manoj Bajpai eat early dinner. Akshay Kumar is said to have his last meal at 7 pm. In a recent study at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center revealed; “We found that eating … Continue reading 6 Health Benefits of Chauvihar You Need to Know
Creating awareness about the preventive health care measures is one of the prime objectives of this blog. Mostly what we write here is about our life experiences. Today I am writing what my 70-year-old client told her daughter. It is very basic and common sense, but; “There is nothing more uncommon than common sense. ” Frank Lloyd Wright I am coming to that wisdom in … Continue reading A health advice from 70 year old lady to her 45 year old daughter
How many dealers did you visit before you last bought a car? Were you happy with the first quote you got for a painting job or kitchen renovation? When it comes to your finances, your house, clothes and jewellery, it makes sense to do your research, shop around and make sure you’re getting the best advice. This common sense and smartness are mostly missing when … Continue reading Why 2nd Opinion is MUST in some medical conditions?
Yes, you can and only you can because you are adding the pressure on the nation’s healthcare system by your reckless living/choices and misplaced priorities. What HT Youth Survey 2017, found is alarming. Most youngsters in India do not exercise regularly or monitor their diet. India’s ancient tradition of yoga also does not have many takers, the India Youth Survey 2017 reveals. Statistics point to … Continue reading How can YOU ease the pressure on the healthcare system?
We all love fruit juices. We all have it guilt free assuming that there could be nothing healthier than the fruit juices. However, remember fruit juices are loaded with sugar and lacks fiber. The sugar content in fruit juices is many times more than soft drinks. Fruit juices are missing a lot of the stuff that makes whole fruit healthy. Remember the rule: Fructose i.e sugar … Continue reading Do you think fruit Juices are healthy? Read This.
“The wise mind mourns less for what age takes away than what it leaves behind.” Williams Wordsworth (1770 – 1850). We all are aging dally. We are not aware of it. Our deteriorating age-related symptoms send us signals. We realise we are aging when we are under the seize of many diseases. Gerry R. Boss, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, in his paper Age-Related Physiological Changes and … Continue reading 11 reasons elderly people MUST exercise regularly
Today various parts of India are celebrating Uttarayana or Makar Sankranti or Lohri or Pongal. Makar Sankranti (also known as Makara Sankranti or Maghi) refers both to a specific solar day in the Hindu calendar and an Indian festival in reference to deity Surya (sun) that is observed in January every year on this day. It marks the first day of sun’s transit into the Makara (Capricorn), marking the end of the month with … Continue reading Makar Sankranti – Health benefits of Jaggery Chikki
‘No time for fitness’ can no longer be an excuse if you are living in a multi-story building. (Multi-storey means more than 1 floor so no excuse here too.) Just climb the stairs every time you go down. Or make it better by planning a staircase exercise. One study found that simply walking up 200 steps twice a day, five days a week, for eight … Continue reading Staircase climbing exercise for better heart health
We are living with many health-related misconceptions. A few we have read in my last post Know why Weight Loss is the incorrect New Year resolution? In this post, I am going to dispel our wrong belief about the Ghee. “At one time considered the food of Gods, it’s now a “fattening” ingredient and somehow responsible for the lifestyle diseases of this generation. But is … Continue reading Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener
Weight loss is the number one 2018 new year resolution in the US. Good news for this blog/fitness blogs and many fitness professionals /industry. Hope to see similar priority among Indians. India is known for Diabetes, heart disease, obesity capital of the world. In fact, The Hindu Business Line reported India faces an ‘epidemic’ of diabetes, heart disease The agenda of this blog is healthy … Continue reading Know Why Weight Loss is Not the Right Fitness Goal?
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin Out of total 24 hours a day, we have time for earning money around 10-12 hours a day. We have no time for keeping our health in order. I recently met a diabetic patient on medication. He said I don’t like exercise, but I have control over the diet. I eat sweet daily as … Continue reading 13 annual health screening tests once you turned 30
“I know my music is going well when I don’t have insomnia.” Carly Rae Jepsen But unfortunately, most of us have problems with our music and we suffer from Insomnia. The following statistics from the National Sleep Foundation is alarming. More than 30% of the population suffers from insomnia. One in three people suffers from some form of insomnia during their lifetime. More than half … Continue reading How to deal with Insomnia without Medication
Today we are discussing one of the most important fatty acids our body needs but can’t produce. Omega – 3 fatty acid is one such fatty acid, which plays an important function in our body but our body can’t produce that. We must get it from the food we consume. Why Omega-3 fatty acids are so important? According to the Harvard School of Public health, Omega-3 … Continue reading Why you need to know about Omega 3 for healthy living
Family first is the motto of most of the women. However, we don’t realise our fitness is the first requirement when we put the family first. Without focussing on our own fitness, family first is just a myopic and short-term view. Imagine as a wife or mother when we are sick. Everything comes to a halt. As a center of the family, it is the … Continue reading Why exercise is MUST post Menopause
We visited Kanan Devan Hill Plantation Company in Munnar, recently. A century-old company has an interesting history. They call it a Tea Museum and they charge the visitors to view the museum. But the real value comes from the person who explained us the benefit of drinking green tea. He was so passionate to explain us the benefits of drinking green tea, he called all … Continue reading 14 Green Tea Benefits That Will Actually Make Your Life Better