Behaviour Change

Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.

“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.

International Women's Day

The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year

“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

Stress Management

The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” Wayne Dyer We know the laws of maths, biology, chemistry, GST, and even Income tax. We keep track of changing laws and acts governing us as a human being, and as a citizen. Good, we are conscious and aware citizens. But the irony is we; Souls are ignorant about the laws governing us, … Continue reading The ONLY sustainable way to deal with the Stress

Dental Care

Why going to the Gym is not enough for your fitness?

“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?

Holistic Healing

5 Whys and root cause of healing chronic diseases

“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

Body Ecology

10 ways we are destroying our Inner Body Ecology

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

Chauvihar

6 Health Benefits of Chauvihar You Need to Know

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

Benefits of Exercise

A health advice from 70 year old lady to her 45 year old daughter

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

2nd Opinion

Why 2nd Opinion is MUST in some medical conditions?

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?

Healthcare Exercise

How can YOU ease the pressure on the healthcare system?

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?

Fruit Juice Unhealthy

Do you think fruit Juices are healthy? Read This.

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.

Elderly People and Exercise

11 reasons elderly people MUST exercise regularly

“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

Makar Sankranti, Chikki

Makar Sankranti – Health benefits of Jaggery Chikki

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

Staircase Climbing Exercise

Staircase climbing exercise for better heart health

‘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

Health Benefits of Ghee

Ghee for good health – An Eye-opener

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, new year resolution

Know Why Weight Loss is Not the Right Fitness Goal?

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?

New Year

20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life

2017 was an eventful year. We started this blog to promote awareness about FITNESS | WELLNESS | HAPPINESS through exercise, Yoga, healthy diet, good books, and spirituality. During the last 8 months, we published 111 posts. Readers’ response was overwhelming. We have about 4000 unique visitors and 7000 plus page views to date. Our blog plus social media followers are 8000 plus. Here is a … Continue reading 20 Blog Posts to Read for a Happy Life

Medical Test

13 annual health screening tests once you turned 30

“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

Insomnia

How to deal with Insomnia without Medication

“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

Omega 3 Fatty Acid

Why you need to know about Omega 3 for healthy living

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

Exercise and menopause

Why exercise is MUST post Menopause

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

Health Benefits Green Tea

14 Green Tea Benefits That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

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

Reversing Heart Disease

10 symptoms of Heart Disease & How to Reverse it

“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

Drinking Water

One habit can solve most of your health problems

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

Muscle Disuse Atrophy

Muscle Disuse Atrophy – A dangerous consequence of not exercising

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

Anti Aging Food

Amazing Anti Aging Food – Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

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)

Delhi Air Pollution Remedies

How Yoga can protect your lungs from city air pollution?

Delhi pollution is in the news. Other cities are not far behind. Air pollution is rampant not only in India but all over the world. School can remain closed for a week, office goers and daily wagers don’t have that luxury. They have to travel in heavy pollution at the cost of the health of their lungs i.e. life.  By the time Govt do anything … Continue reading How Yoga can protect your lungs from city air pollution?

Blog on Fitness

24 Fitness – Happiness posts you shouldn’t miss

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

How to deal with Childhood Obesity

How to deal with childhood Obesity?

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?

Protein Source

11 signs you are Protein deficient

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