About 68 percent of India’s population resides in rural areas and though India is globally renowned for quality doctors and affordable healthcare, only 2 percent of the doctors in the country cater to rural India.
Yoghurt is gaining popularity worldwide for its nutritional qualities and its ability to boost immunity of the consumer.
Walk, walk and walk- not just good for healthy and energetic day but fresh air, open space, greenery and lively scenes help relax the mind.
As Indians are travelling abroad and getting a taste of international tastes, specialty cuisine from worldwide is being served at desi restaurants.
Kaleidoscope of articles covering Fitness, Nutrition and General Well-being
The word ‘Cancer’ is used to indicate something that spreads quickly. But the prospect of cancer itself spreading uncontrollably among population is appalling. Thankfully it has not happened yet, but the danger lingers, as more than 1,500 persons succumb to cancer every day in India. According to World Health Organisation, cancer is one of the major threats to public health.
There is no need to panic. Prevention of cancer is possible with awareness and practice of a good lifestyle as unhealthy lifestyle and diet are the main causes of this deadly disease and many others.
We ingest three main elements into our body-air, water and food. Balance of these elements itself is good health. Yes, it’s as simple as that. What about external factors? Those have to be dealt too, but at a community level. If we follow a healthy routine as individuals, body itself is capable of dealing with attacks from outside.
Adhering to what can be termed as ‘ideal maintenance’ of these factors will lead to a healthy body and a big deviation will have results otherwise. Here’s a look at everyday habits for optimum health.
Air is called ‘Prana’ in Sanskrit. Life is based on the air we take-in and exhale. Breathing right supplies of oxygen prevents the occurrence of cancer- as cancer cells can’t survive in oxygen.
Amrutam is a Sanskrit word for water. Its essentiality has been thus obvious since ancient times.
We are what we eat. Our energy and growth comes from food. We take food through the mouth, where chewing digests it partially.
Exercise needs energy. Energy comes from the food we eat. The more we exercise, the more we can eat and enjoy much more variety.
India is an ancient land of well developed knowledge, more so of optimum lifestyle. It’s another matter that we’re not able to understand it in-depth or follow much of it in our modern day hectic lifestyles.
It’s good to see many stop by at the juice stall early in the morning after a walk at the garden, jogging track or the beachfront. A good walk and a fresh juice after that is the best way to start a healthy day.
The sight of earthen pots flooding the market makes a cool sight during summer. No refrigerator water can match the earthy sips taken from these natural coolers.
The thought of salt-free food might sound tasteless but a saltless day or two in a month is the way forward to maintain good health. Arthritis and knee pain is a common complaint of modern times.
Travelling for leisure is a healthy option that energizes mind and body.
The thought of Bengali sweets is mouth watering. Sweets from eastern parts of India are commonly known as Bengali sweets.
Shravan month is considered pious for Hindus and many go on fasting for the whole month. Similarly,
Muslims fast during Ramadan and Christians during the lent period. Religious feelings aside, fasting
helps in detoxifying the body and helps in getting it back to optimum functioning.
In ancient India, every branch of science was developed abiding nature's law. Ayurveda is one
such health science developed through centuries long research works of sages, who were eminent
Every delicious meal is created from wholesome ingredients. When your store cupboard is
stocked with high – quality staples, you have the foundation for delectable, nutritious meals.
Eating is a delectable part of the fun of the festival. As hostesses of the family we like to
serve our family the best. As members of the family, we enjoy the bounteous repast and
want our hostess to know we appreciate her culinary efforts.
Many people recognise South India through its popular breakfast foods of idlis, vadas and dosas(actually
spelt dose in South India). The rice and lentil preparations are prepared in different ways with different
ingredients and are served with variety chutney, sambar and savouried potatoes.
In this section we feature 10 articles on mental well-being by Sharmistha Banerjee, This section gives a comprehensive understanding of what one needs to do acquire mental well-being
Samreedhi Goel is a renowned Nutritionist, Personal trainer & fitness columnist.She has helped hundreds
of people shape up & lose weight .Her fitness columns and interviews appear on a regular basis in prestigious
publications like Complete Wellbeing, Sunday Midday, Rediff.com, Seventeen India. In this article
Samreedhi tells us how to trick ourselves into dieting
Urge to have tasty food is a natural feeling. Tuning in our brains to accept healthy mix of food tastes through a simple and practical approach can ensure a nutritional variety.
Nutritious food is a celebration of life, capable of enlivening your vitality and engaging all your senses. Unfortunately, due to the hectic pace of modern life, eating is more often an exercise in refueling than a celebration.
Batata vada is the common food that connects all ethnic sections of the cosmopolitan Mumbai starting from Mukesh Ambani to a simple man on the street. It’s intriguing to find some popular and persistent eateries that have been serving this enduring fast food in India’s business capital.
For the first time, June 21 will be celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Yoga, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly. It gives all the more reason for us to regularly practice and enjoy the immense benefits of this 6,000+-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India (Bharat).
General recommendation by doctors to all after forty, especially ladies is a supplement of vitamin D. Arthritis is now added to the list of lifestyle diseases. All these are because we are not sufficiently utilizing the freely available natural source.
Aging is a continuous process of change and change occurs from the time of conception. Aging comes from the eight forces of nature - time, matter, space, light, motion, mass, causation & effect.
Strength is an important aspect of wellness (both physical as well as mental) and longevity. It contributes to muscular endurance, power and performance. Being strong both physically and mentally has many positive health advantages.
Due to the complexity of today’s world, stress is experienced by everyone in some form or the other. Stress can result from many things: a high pressure job, relationship problems, financial issues, loneliness etc.
Leadership requires enormous amounts of emotional energy as he/she has to create conditions for everyone in the organisation to perform better for collective success. Leaders must have personal clarity about goals and values to galvanize the energies of the work force at hand.
Yoga is one of the most effective forms of exercises for runners and athletes and just about anybody!
A healthy and sensible choice of foods plays a crucial part of any training or fitness regime. The purpose of food is to nourish, energize, stimulate and purify us. Foods influence our moods, thoughts, attitudes, alertness etc and give a boost to our intelligence and immunity.
Recovery must begin immediately after the run to avoid delayed onset of muscle soreness and fatigue.
A healthy diet and exercise are great for your body, but don't neglect your emotional health and well-being. Reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and having fun are all ways to find happiness which ultimately leads to good health and well being.
We all work and earn to have a good life. In the process sometime, we go overboard and lose track of our basic necessities. It’s is essential to take a regular relook at how we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
"Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion.It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is essential need of today and the culture of tommorow." Swamin Satyanand Saraswati
India is a tropical country. Variety of vegetables and fruits are available in its hot and arid climate. Use of locally grown foods helps in easy and good absorption. The environment they grow in and the very same surroundings that we live in are conducive and work positively.
It’s summer,that amazing time of year when fresh produce abounds. There’s fresh, delicious and healthy choice of fruits and vegetables with many health benefits. Summers are welcome despite the heat because of the delicious Mango, king of fruits.
The thought of hot parathas make the mouth water. The wholesome North-Indian bread is not just healthy but a tasty meal when had with suitable accompaniments. Traditional use of whole-wheat flour and freshly clarified ghee makes layered parathas soft and fluffy.
Third chapter in Bhagavad-Gita says Ananta Bhavati Bhutani, which means that human beings are made of food. That translates into whatever the person is today is a result of what he/she has consumed over the years. Food nurtures everyone from conception in a mother womb till death.
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