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July 10, 2017

Gluten intolerance or a more severe form of it known as coeliac disease has been on a rise and more and more people are choosing to go gluten free for life. While it sounds like a monumental task, believe us when we say it’s not so bad.

Here’s a beginners guide to go gluten free!


    The Cause

    Gluten is a specific type of protein widely found in grains like wheat, barley, etc. It can cause allergies and diseases mostly related to the intestine.


    Go Shopping

    Going gluten free can be a big change to your diet so when you first decide to go gluten free, take a trip to a loaded departmental store and buy your stock. You’ll be required to read the contents of almost every product but you’ll be surprised to see the available variety that is gluten free.


    Your List

    Weigh your options and start with consulting a dietician or going the natural way. Indulge in fresh fruits and vegetables, beans, different types of nuts and seeds, egg and dairy products, chicken, seafood, pulses, and more.


    What Are You Giving Up?

    If you are fond of bread and its variants, as well as pastas, pizzas, etc. then that will be the most difficult thing to give up. Bid adieu to muffins, croissants, bagels, burgers, etc. You might get lucky to find gluten free pasta in some stores but it is still not widely available. Corn and rice are gluten free, easily available and easy to incorporate in your diet.

The good news is that there are gluten free alternatives to every food item; it might take some adjusting in terms of availability and taste. Practicing caution should be a priority but you can always enjoy a meal with family and friends with a wine glass on the side if you plan well. More and more eateries are going gluten free by offering gluten free customizations to your meals. While it may look like too much effort at first, it will eventually become a habit, and a healthy one at that!

Taxonomy Template A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age
June 28, 2017

Heart diseases are alarmingly becoming common among people of all age groups and while doctors and experts always blame our lifestyle choices for them, a layman often ignores it because of our innate wishful nature of thinking that it will not affect us and when the age comes to be a little more careful, we’ll make lifestyle changes accordingly.

Well it is time to give your wishful thinking brain cells some rest and make gradual changes and efforts in your lifestyle for a fuller heart and life. The truth is that health problems don’t occur suddenly; they develop gradually throughout your life with every little choice you make with food, sleep, exercise, stress and other such factors. Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease stresses on the fact that the “basics of a heart-healthy life are as easy as ABCDE: Assessing your risk, Blood pressure control, Cigarette cessation and Cholesterol control, Diabetes treatment and Diet optimization, and Exercise.”

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age


    Working hard and partying harder?

    Quit smoking and regulate your drinking.

    Experiment with food and know how to cook yourself a healthy meal. Choose a meal that completes your nutritional requirements while relying on a lot of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins,
    low saturated fat, healthy oils, whole grains, less sugaretc.

    Try different exercises and activities to identify a routine that you enjoy and can follow for a long time to come. Invest in extra-curricular and social activities like yoga, dancing to channelize stress.

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age


    Work-life balance hard to maintain?
    As you get more settled in life, so does your body.

    Keep your body numbers updated. Go for regular checkups and know your cholesterol, weight, blood pressure and sugar, etc. Be quick to make changes in your patterns if you see any abnormalities.

    Keeping your body moving is more important than ever at this age. Try to incorporate small walks in your working hours.

    While a fully functional kitchen might not be your priority in your mid-twenties, make eating at home a habit and also a fun activity that you and your partner do together.

    Avoid self-medication and treatment. Don’t hesitate to show a doctor and discuss the causes and symptoms.

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age


    If you’ve ignored your body till now, chances are your body will demand its rightful attention now.

    With many bodily changes like menopause in women and erectile dysfunctions in men, this is the time to pay heed to every little health concern.

    Even the smallest problem should be discussed with the doctor and any unusual symptom should not be taken for granted.

    Train yourself to perform basic first-aid activities and emergency treatments to be better equipped in case of emergency.

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age


    It is time to slow down and give your body a chance to age graciously.

    Be in the know-how of your risks of a heart attack. Take necessary medication and precaution to lower heart stress levels and factors that contribute to it.

    Chances are that you will have to be on some sort of medication while continuously trying to keep up with your healthy lifestyle habits.

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Heart Care for Every Age

    70 and beyond:

    Stay organized to stay healthy.

    If you are on multiple medications, we suggest you stay organized to reduce dependence on others and follow a routine that includes a healthy mix of diet, exercise, rest and social activity.

    A cumulative practice of healthy habits can avoid discomfort in later ages. Once you train your body in a certain way, try to keep up with that routine to go a long way in ensuring a healthy-heart. After all, the heart takes everything and yet keeps us going strong!

Taxonomy Template 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart
June 28, 2017

While love and romance are themselves great for the heart, sometimes a little extra effort goes a long way in ensuring health as well as quality time with your significant other.

Here’s a list of 5 effortless ways to stay stress free, healthy and happy:

  • 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart

    Unplug From The World

    Don’t be afraid to sometimes put your laptop screens to rest, your phones switched off, all your gadgets at bay, and just be. Spend quality time with your partner, talk, cook, trek, go on a drive, go for a long walk, whatever suits your schedule. The important thing is to make that time for each other.

    Many reports have suggested that people who work out with their significant others are likely to reap long-term benefits.

  • 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart

    Learn The New

    More often than not, we have more than one difference of interest with our partners. Don’t get bogged down by it, instead consider it a platform to learn something new and strengthen your bond.

    Join your partner in the pool and take swimming lessons from him, shake a leg and invite her to teach you a step or two at the dance floor,try ice skating, bowling, or golf, or go simply cook a meal from scratch and divide the responsibilities. The more you are willing to experiment, the more learning opportunities you can embrace.

  • 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart

    Diy Home Improvement

    Make your space a place that you would want to retire to after a tough day’s work, a place you look forward to go to. Bring together your creative energies and take up a small do-it-yourself project to beautify your room. It could involve hanging your pictures on a string of fairy lights, painting a wall, setting up a bookshelf or as simple as arranging your wardrobe together.

    Let your room reflect your state of mind!

  • 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart

    Shop Till You Drop

    Keep aside a day for shopping, it could be shopping for grocery or shopping for formals for both of you. Make a day out of it. And don’t ever underestimate the amount of walking and lifting you do when you shop!

  • 5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart

    Little Nothings

    It is important to keep encouraging and appreciating your partner. Be grateful for the little things they do for you. Leave them post-it notes, make travel plans, take them for a couple’s retreat/spa, go to an adventure park, or indulge in the old and good pillow fight.

    A couple that plays together stays together!

Taxonomy Template Pedal Your Way Into Fitness
June 28, 2017
  • Pedal Your Way Into Fitness

    It’s Not Just Hip-To-Toe, It’s Head-To-Toe Exercise

    Not only your lower body, but your whole body gets indulged in pedaling the bike. From yourgastrocnemius andsoleus muscle in the calves, to hamstrings in the back of thighs, to gluteus muscles in the buttocks, to your abdominal muscles to balance and stay upright, to your arms and shoulder muscles to hold and direct, and last to your head to stay alert and active.

  • Pedal Your Way Into Fitness

    Slaps Out Ageing; Hello Beautiful Skin!

    Cycling increases circulation through delivering oxygen and nutrients to skin cells more effectively, while flushing harmful toxins out. It also creates an ideal environment within the body to optimize collagen production, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles and speed up the healing process.

  • Pedal Your Way Into Fitness

    Sparkles The Grey Matter In Your Brain

    Cycling helps build new brain cells in the hippocampus — the region responsible for memory, which deteriorates from the age of 30. It boosts blood flow and oxygen to the brain, which regenerates the receptors.

  • Pedal Your Way Into Fitness

    Pedaling Is Spintastic For Your Heart

    Studies have shown that regular cycling can cut your risk of heart disease by 50 percent. And according to the British Heart Foundation, around 10,000 fatal heart attacks could be avoided each year if people kept themselves fitter. Cycling just 20 miles a week reduces your risk of heart disease to less than half and that too of those who take no exercise, it says.

Taxonomy Template Does A Glass Half Full Have Anything To Do With Your Heart?
June 20, 2017

Positive thinking has much more of an effect on your heart than you realise – and on your health. It isn’t about being naive but about hoping that the best will happen. How exactly does that affect your health? And how can you make yourself think positively?

Does A Glass Half Full Have Anything To Do With Your Heart?

Taxonomy Template Help Your Better Half Stay Fit
June 20, 2017

Sometimes, the best way to motivate yourself is to motivate someone else. Especially if that someone else is your spouse. Instead of worrying your husband to stop working so hard, or telling your wife to eat more sensibly, turn it into something positive. Take each other outdoors – spend half an hour of quality time together, as often in a week as you can. Read more about some of our better-half exercise ideas.

Help Your Better Half Stay Fit

Taxonomy Template The First Step To Your Half Marathon
June 20, 2017

The half marathon is not just a popular sport, it is actually the fastest growing race distance in running. In fact, the number of people who’ve raced 13.1 miles, which is the official distance of the half marathon, has nearly doubled in the past decade. While its health benefits are massive, and you don’t need us to tell you just how much good you’re doing your heart, here are a few points to help you start off right

The First Step To Your Half Marathon

Taxonomy Template Eat Till You’re Half Full
June 20, 2017

The Japanese have a reputation of living long, healthy lives. Their hearts are healthier than those of most other races. Is it the sea air or the fish? As all secrets go, this one is called ‘harahachibu’. And it has to do with eating half of what you usually do.

Eat Till You’re Half Full

Taxonomy Template Half An Hour Of Exercise A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
June 20, 2017

You’ve probably seen your colleague sweating it out in a gym, or your neighbour cycling for hours every weekend. However, there is actually research to prove you don’t need to go on and on – on a treadmill, or a jogging track. Not hours – just half an hour. Half an hour of exercise a day will give you benefits like these

Half An Hour Of Exercise A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Taxonomy Template The Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence & Leadership in CSR, 2017: Concern For Health
June 2, 2017

BHB won the Excellence award at the The Golden Globe Tigers Award for Excellence & Leadership in CSR, 2017 under the category Concern For Health.