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May 28, 2014

Historically, music and healing have always gone hand in hand. The Chinese character for medicine includes the character for music. In ancient Greece, music was used to ease stress, promote sleep, and soothe pain. Native Americans and Africans used singing and chanting as part of their healing rituals. In Western medicine, the connection was gradually Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Music is a powerful medium. It can make you laugh or cry, get you excited and, even calm you down. Some say it’s good for the soul. It just might be good for the heart, too. A daily dose of your favorite tunes can not clean out your arteries or fix a faulty heart valve. Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Stress and alcohol are the primary immediate triggers for  in Indian men but sexual activity could also set off the life-threatening condition, a cross-sectional survey of patients has found. The survey, conducted on 290 stroke patients (210 men and 80 women) showed that certain high-risk activities had triggered the stroke in 44% of them. Among men, this Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Are you thinking you should limit your nap time? No. You should however avoid taking sleeping pills. Recent studies have shown that people who are accustomed to taking sleeping pills to rock themselves into a deep slumber, are at a great risk of succumbing to heart disease. Statistics show that pills usually increase the chances Read more…

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May 28, 2014

The keys to good stress management are , being in control of your stress triggers, having a good social network and adopting a positive outlook. Be active If you have a stress-related problem,  can get you in the right state of mind to be able to  and find a solution. Exercise won’t make your stress disappear, but it will reduce Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Working out can be a pretty tedious and mundane activity at times. You can do a variety of things to break up the tedium like reading or watching something, but one of the most beneficial things to do while working out is listening to music. Music affects our mood so it can make us more Read more…

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May 28, 2014

In a land of ghee, laddoo, and “Aur khao beta” attitude, obesity is a lost cause. Yet! We should never give up on a quest to lose weight as it has many more consequences than just reducing spaces around you. Think of it this way, you can live longer to eat more, fit into some Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Doing regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, some cancers, type 2- diabetes and osteoporosis. However, doctors and fitness experts recommend that you choose an exercise plan according to your age bracket, as well as your health history. This is especially relevant for those who have suffered from Read more…

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May 28, 2014

The increasing urbanization and mechanization of the world has reduced our levels of physical activity. The World Health Organization believes that more than 60% of the global population is not sufficiently active. If you are physically active you will increase your life span, regardless of any adverse inherited factors. Physical activity, at any age, protects Read more…

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May 28, 2014

Insufficient physical activity can be defined as less than five times 30 minutes of moderate activity per week, or less than three times 20 minutes of vigorous activity per week, or equivalent. Insufficient physical activity is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality. Approximately 3.2 million deaths and 32.1 million DALYs – representing about 2.1 Read more…

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