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 the incorrect new year resolution?
“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
We have all kinds of coaches from life coach to career coach to business coach to swimming coach to math coach and many other coaches. We don’t have a permanent Wellness Coach. Our health is at the mercy a doctor when our body refuses to work or gives worrying signals. On one hand, we have an epidemic of lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Obesity, Heart Diseases, … Continue reading 9 reasons you need a Wellness Coach
“Awareness about heart disease has got to be raised.” Vinnie Jones Heart disease is a gift of the modern day stress and thoughtless diet. This disease strikes sooner than expected these days. Age is no bar. As per the data, 4 to 10% of all heart disease occurs before the age of 45 years. What is the heart disease? As per the definition of the … Continue reading 10 symptoms of Heart Disease & How to Reverse it
On an average, our human body consists of 60% water. Water in our body is residing in our cells. If 60% of the body is made up of water, one can imagine what adequate and inadequate consumption of water can do to our body’s health. Yes, only the habit of drinking adequate water (keeping the body hydrated) can solve most of your health problems. Read … Continue reading One habit can solve most of your health problems
If you don’t use it you lose it. This is called disuse Atrophy (waste away). Why all of us must know this important principle? It is because if we don’t use our body parts, they suffer from disuse atrophy over the period of time. Most of the time muscle atrophy is simply the result of disuse. This is not applicable only to people who are … Continue reading Muscle Disuse Atrophy – A dangerous consequence of not exercising
Ayurvedic texts Sushruta Samhita and Charaka Samhita are full of praise for this superfood i.e. Amla or Indian Gooseberry. The immense health benefits this small citrus fruit Amla offers is unmatched. Anti-aging property of Amla is the most important quality of the fruit. Apart from that, it also pacifies all the three Doshas (Impurities according to Ayurveda) i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. According to Ayurveda, vitiation … Continue reading Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
Every online reader is busy making new contacts, career move and expand their area of influence. However, everyone agrees there is a life beyond networking, career, job, and business. At the end of the day, we all are after Happiness, present, and future. This is a Blog about Fitness, Wellness, and Happiness. These are intangibles we all miss in a daily life but aspire for … Continue reading 24 Fitness – Happiness posts you shouldn’t miss
Lazy parenting is responsible for the childhood obesity epidemic. No excuses, please. Pampering your child for various reasons and excuses is the result of the childhood obesity epidemic. Parents neither have time for their own health nor for the health of their children. They are just too busy either in their career making or their social indulgences and yet they have time to become parents. This … Continue reading How to deal with childhood Obesity?
Most of us are ignorant about how our body works. We do not know the importance of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates etc. Lets first know what our body is made up of. Our body is made up of cells. Each cell is made up of; Water – 60% Organic Molecules – i.e. carbohydrate (5%), lipids (Fat) (17%) , protein (17%) and nucleic acid (DNA … Continue reading 11 signs you are Protein deficient
“Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.” Dale Evans Know your disease to manage it better. Diabetes is an epidemic. This is a quick summary of every aspect of the dreaded disease. What is Diabetes? The encyclopedia of Britannica defines Diabetes asunder; Insulin is a hormone secreted by beta cells, which are located in clusters of cells … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes
We have been using Turmeric (Haldi) for domestic purpose as antiseptic to stop the blood, gargle with hot water during throat pain, consume with hot milk during throat problems, as a body cream during weddings known as Ubdan. Indians are aware of Vicco Turmeric Cream. Health benefits of Turmeric powder is immense. Before I begin the health benefits of Turmeric some basic facts: Turmeric is … Continue reading Wonderful health benefits of Turmeric Powder
Apart from willingness, time is the biggest constraint for busy women to do any fitness activities. The irony is working and busy women have time for everything (including a beauty parlor, fashion designer, shopping, TV serials, What App chat, phone chat and what not) and everyone (including the boss, colleagues, husband, children and in-laws) but no time or the exercise. This is our social fabric or priority mismatch … Continue reading 8 tips for busy women to find time for exercise
There is one food item which can help us maintain our health during festival days. We find this in every kitchen. No need to plan or spend anything. This magic item is our dear little Lemon. Yes, Lemon is a magic panacea to manage our stomach and digestive system. “Lemon contributed substantially in my success to climb the Mount Everest.” Sir Edmond Hillary. According to the publication … Continue reading Our Health – Festivals & Lemon Juice
There is nothing religious about Surya Namaskar. This is a form of exercise dedicated to the sun. This consists of 10 body postures, disciplined breathing, and rhythmic movements with an alert mind. This is also practiced as warm up before practicing Asana Before Practice: Wear loose clothes, do some warm-up exercise of the body, select open and spacious place. Contra-indication: A person suffering from acute … Continue reading 11 immense benefits of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
“To eat is a necessity but to eat intelligently is an art.” La Rochefoucauld. As per the Ayurveda Text, Nighantu, Cumin seeds are known for its quick action in the body. It has the power to ignite our digestive fire. Apart from its role in the culinary, Cumin seeds are immensely useful in maintaining better health. Charak Samhita has described cumin seeds beneficial for digestion. … Continue reading 14 super benefits of superfood Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” Plato Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually performed to music and may be practiced in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can … Continue reading 18 fantastic health benefits of Aerobics
This is a health and happiness blog. Our readers might not need an introduction to Rujuta Diwekar or her books. Yet, for the benefit of those who might not know her, here is a bouquet of books from her. Rujuta Diwekar perhaps is the leading Dietician in India. Winner of the ‘Nutrition Award’ from Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Rujuta is amongst the most qualified and … Continue reading Kareena Kapoor’s Dietician for You
“Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously.” Vanna Bonta We are using Cinnamon or Taj as commonly known as one of the spices and taste makers. The reality is Cinnamon is a magic spice in our Kitchen and used as medicines for thousands of years. Ayurveda texts Nighantu describes Cinnamon as a spice which controls Vata and Pitta. Its nature is hot, so it also controls Kapha. … Continue reading 10 benefits of a magic spice – Cinnamon