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Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Sunlight is essential for building healthy bones, but the same in excess can also harm your skin irreparably. You are more prone to the ill-effects of sunlight if you are light skinned and live in tropical region. People with dark skin are naturally protected against intense sunlight, but they too will need to apply sunscreen [...]


7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

7 Good Reasons to Say ‘No’ to Junk Foods

Junk foods refer to foods that are high in calories with little nutritional benefits in them. The chief ingredient that makes it so harmful is the high fat content. Another negative aspect of junk foods is that they are low in fiber content. Fiber content in food is important because they are able to provide [...]


Simple Tips for Getting Healthy Teeth

Simple Tips for Getting Healthy Teeth

Little we need to tell anyone about the benefits of having healthy teeth – it builds self-confidence, promotes overall health and gives your smile the looks you have always wanted. Cardiologists and periodontists are increasingly of the opinion that poor dental health can sometimes be the cause for some kinds of heart ailments and other [...]


5 Major Benefits of Detox

5 Major Benefits of Detox

Human body cells produce poisonous substances during digestion and other activities. A major part of these poisonous substances are regularly removed from the body by the kidney, liver and skin. Medications that we take to control diseases are basically chemicals and they are also known to contain substances that are poisonous, and if they are [...]


Cholesterol is Both Good and Bad for You

Cholesterol is Both Good and Bad for You

When you hear someone talk about cholesterol, the first thing that will strike your mind is heart attack and obesity. Though the cause for many heart attacks can be traced to cholesterol, the fact is they are essential for your body and life cannot be sustained without it. Cholesterol is both good and bad for [...]


Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

Stoke Your Body’s Energy System

The first thing that strikes the mind of a tired and rundown person is coffee or tea. They do give tired people some relief, but don’t forget it is for a short period. Its effect will fade away just as fast as it came in. Doctors and nutritionists don’t advice caffeine (found in coffee bean [...]


The 3 dos and donts of eating a healthy breakfast

The 3 dos and donts of eating a healthy breakfast

The first meal of the day is breakfast and little we need to emphasize its importance. The main reason why breakfast is so important is that your stomach remains almost empty at the time of breakfast for 8 or more hours at a stretch. Breakfast is important for various other reasons as well – they [...]


The side effects of excessive drinking

The side effects of excessive drinking

Come monsoon, come chill in the air and welcome, dear glass of dark rum mixed with cola for a fantastic evening. The strong aftertaste of vanilla laden dark rum goes hand in hand with the torrential downpour, creating a strong sense of well being. Who wants to drink a glass of and let the feeling [...]


Simple Home Remedies to Fight Upset Stomach

Simple Home Remedies to Fight Upset Stomach

Most often the reason for an upset stomach is indiscipline in dietary habits. The other reasons are food poisoning, overeating and excessive consumption of alcohol, eating food high in greasy ingredients and spices. They are all avoidable. If you are prone to stomach upset more frequently, you will have to change your lifestyle and it [...]


A weekend spent healthy is a weekend spent well!

A weekend spent healthy is a weekend spent well!

Boy do we wait for the weekend and how! Some wait to never wake up, some wait for the weekend to chase those few dreams they keep away in the loft for 5 days a week and some wait for the weekend to get away from the hustle-bustle of city life; claiming a little, well [...]


Kick the Butt. Kill cancer from roots.

Kick the Butt. Kill cancer from roots.

Let’s break it out to you all from the very first line, in case we get lost in the labyrinth of anti-smoking discussions. Smoking tobacco causes cancer. The end. If you are a regular or a chain smoker- your risks of getting cancer is high. Count 99%. If you are an occasional smoker, you still [...]


Sleeping Posture: The good, The avoidable and The worst

Sleeping Posture: The good, The avoidable and The worst

In the history of transferred epithets, the one word that’s most overused is perchance “sleepless night”. You toss and turn and wonder where did your sleep vanish until its 6 a.m- often the time when you are really sleepy! Believe it or not, your sleeping posture has a lot to do with it! On health [...]


Lower Back pain? Treat it effectively at home!

Lower Back pain? Treat it effectively at home!

Thousands of people worldwide suffer from lower back pain- the discomfort of it all is truly unbearable. Whether it’s from an injury, old age, a chronic illness- back pain can trigger from something as simple as a muscle pull or may indicate grave and rather serious illnesses which you wouldn’t want to ignore. A condition that hits [...]


Knees and Ankles- Protect to prevent

Knees and Ankles- Protect to prevent

For the longest time, from the time I have known her, I have seen my grandmother suffer from acute knee pain. Throbbing pain that came in waves and sometimes restricted her from walking even baby distances. She blamed a couple of nasty falls in her teenage for the same and her old age- according to [...]


How to take care of your upper back?

How to take care of your upper back?

Clutter is everywhere and it has not spared the digital medical arena either. It’s true that digital has brought us closer to quantification and self diagnosis but what we often do not consider is- wrong, self diagnosis can lead to fatal results. While with the growth of digital, people would tend to understand their body [...]


Children and Physical activities

Children and Physical activities

As kids, the only thing we looked forward to is the after school games. An activity that used to stretch from early evening till the street lamps were on- heck yes, it was a whole of running. But strangely, these days, with the sky-high expectations thwarted on children, academic competitions and digital invasion, and of [...]


The do’s and don’ts of workout

The do’s and don’ts of workout

This generation is a conscious generation. Or maybe the word generation would be typecasting it all as today, from a budding 6 year old to the ones reaching the realm of 60’s- everyone wants to look good! But therein lies a very vital concern that one often overlooks- believe it or not, this very intent [...]


The importance of keeping good Personal hygiene

The importance of keeping good Personal hygiene

The man in the bus with smell that makes your nose cringe; your colleague who really stinks and you can’t escape, the really good looking girl with dirt under her fingernails or your boss who smells of cheese and onion with every breath he exhales- they all have somehow missed out on that essential point [...]


Yoga and its benefits

Yoga and its benefits

Believe it or not, Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years, and currently, 11 million Americans enjoy its health benefits. A technique for prevention, cure, healing and focus, Yoga involve “asanas” which enables you to develop flexibility, strength and balance and therefore a healthy body and mind. Here are some benefits of Yoga [...]


Low Fat Desserts

Low Fat Desserts

Who doesn’t love desserts, save those health conscious 3%, say foodies. On the other hand, the conscious lot will tell you how green tea owns sugar laden tea by measures of 100. Does this food war really need to exist? How about a culinary negotiation point where you can have your cake and eat it [...]


Get that perfect look this summer-naturally!

Get that perfect look this summer-naturally!

It is that time of the year again where our best friends will be the air conditioner, swimming pool, cold water, loose linen/cotton wear and perhaps, cooling face wipes. Sadly, with the good comes the bad, so our enemies will be prickly heat, sweat, heat boils, tans and sunburns. We can let the weather play [...]


Get stress free tresses this summer!

Get stress free tresses this summer!

We know how important your hair is for you. You love it to death- those precious lock of yours and love to let it loose during summer. But are you aware of the fact that the harsh sun, beach times and chlorine from your pool could rob your hair off its natural oils and leave [...]


Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Battle summer holistically: Healthy Homemade Food that you should be eating this summer

Summer time! Fresh produce, a whole lotta lemonade, fishing by the lake, freshly barbecued trout and dinner by the patio overlooking your summer garden. Summer almost has a taste of its own. But as the mercury swells, the possibilities of running into unhealthy food options increase with that of fun resulting in the summer obvious: [...]


Health benefits of Cereal

Health benefits of Cereal

Cereals used for human consumption belong to the grass family and are seeds of matured plants, in which nature has stored the elements for germination and growth of germs like starch, fat, protein, organic mineral salts and vitamins. They are rich in complex carbohydrates that provide lots of energy, lower blood cholesterol levels, maintain blood [...]

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