Organ Donation India

Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

On 13th August India will be celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Day. Awareness about this vital aspect of our life is important. India is the 2nd highest populated country in the world. But only 0.5 person per million donates Organs as per 2013 survey. In the USA 26 people per million donate the organ and in Croatia (which become famous during the last world cup), about 37 people per million … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

Drinking Water and Health

Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

“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

CPR Training

My first experience with real-time CPR

Earlier this week I was at a three-day conference. Towards the end of the first day, someone suddenly fell from his seat. A volunteer shouted, “doctor, doctor, there is an emergency.” There was a lady doctor in the audience who rushed towards the person. At the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training program which I undertook a few years ago at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital and again … Continue reading My first experience with real-time CPR

Nutritious Food

Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

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?

Fitness Mantra

The one word Fitness Mantra

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

Health Insurance

The insurance policy no insurance company sells

“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

International Yoga Day

Things to do on Yoga day

Symbolism must end at some point and in-depth understanding must begin. Everyone from the Prime Minister to citizens across the globe will celebrate the Yoga day on 21st June. They all will perform a few Asana in the public domain and the celebration will end, one more year. Just knowing about Asana and Pranayama for a limited health purpose is like having a piece of … Continue reading Things to do on Yoga day

Patanjali 8 limbs yoga

The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga

The Sage Patanjali has described Yoga in 8 limbs i.e. Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, (Outward Yoga) Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and, Samadhi (Inward Yoga).  Yoga is the panacea for everything in life. Your goal could be; Living a good Life – Follow Yama and Niyama Physical Health – Do Asana Mental Health – Do Pranayama & Dhyana Spiritual Health – Practice Pratyahara & Dhyana Attaining Salvation/Moksha … Continue reading The most ignored but the most important limb of Yoga

Yoga Benefits

Everything you need to know about Yoga

This month the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June. Yoga though originated in India have become popular the world over during last few decades. Yet there is limited knowledge about the Yoga and its impact on the physical, mental and spiritual well being. People have assumed it to be a health-promoting practice like any other form of exercise. Origin of Yoga: Ministry of … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Yoga

Healthy Aging

Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

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

Benefits of Stretching

Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible

“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

Food & Mental Health

New research on Food and Mental Health

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

Happines

How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

“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?

Mental Fitness

What you need to know about your mental 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

Backache

6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

“Today’s tears sweep the road to tomorrow’s blessings.” Matshona Dhliwayo A severe backache is very painful. It almost immobilizes you. But like we are taught daily by hundreds of motivational message on Whatsapp, we have to see the positive side of everything. Therefore, I have found that a severe backache has its own advantages. This is a blessing in disguise. Today is the third day of … Continue reading 6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

Willpower

Know the root cause of all your health problems

“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 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

7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar

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 7 Health Benefits of Chauvihar

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