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BHB & BHB & You

No matter what your age or background may be, there is always scope for you to have a healthy heart. However, everybody’s needs are different.

While a child needs his parents to discourage junk food, a working executive needs to learn more about stress management. Whatever bracket you fall under, there is always a way to make your lifestyle more heart friendly.

GO GLUTEN FREE: A BEGINNERS GUIDE
July 10, 2017
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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!

  • GO GLUTEN FREE: A BEGINNERS GUIDE

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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

    20-30:

    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.

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    30-40:

    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.

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    40-50:

    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.

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    50-60:

    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.

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    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!

5 Relationship Goals For A Healthy Heart
June 28, 2017
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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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

Pedal Your Way Into Fitness
June 28, 2017
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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

Help Your Better Half Stay Fit
June 20, 2017
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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

The First Step To Your Half Marathon
June 20, 2017
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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

Eat Till You’re Half Full
June 20, 2017
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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

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

Yoga
May 31, 2017
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Yoga is the Sanskrit word for union, union of improved health and happiness. The practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation helps deal with stress, anger and negative emotions. One of the beauties of the physical practice of yoga is that there are poses suited for everyone. No matter how old or young, fitor frail you may be- the mat is for you! Yoga takes care of you, your heart and your overall being.
Here is how it helps your wellbeing:

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    Fights stress and depression

    Yoga could benefit those living with depression and other psychiatric conditions. Practicing mindfulness through yoga and meditation also results in higher serotine levels (the happiness hormone), and long-term practitioners have shown more mass in the areas of the brain associated with contentment.”

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    Effective way to control your asthma

    Breathing practice, known as pranayama, is an essential part of yoga, and such exercises have been shown to help ease the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory problems.

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    General Health Benefits

    On a physical level, yoga helps improve flexibility, strength, balance, and endurance. On an energetic level, yoga teaches you how to cope better with stress. On a psychological level, yoga helps to cultivate awareness to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions.

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    Fights Heart diseases

    Yoga helps treating heart patients by increasing their capacity for exercise thereby improved their heart health. Yoga plays a huge role in reducing your risk of heart disease. The cardiovascular benefits of yoga also help reduce arterial plaque.

See the Glass Half Full
May 31, 2017
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Times are tough and many people are struggling to stay optimistic given the state of the economy and the insecurity of their jobs. This certainly puts strain on their relationships and health too. However it’s never too late to see that half glass is still full. And of course there are different conclusions that can be drawn, but being optimist is the best option to go ahead with. Instead of thinking half a year is up,look forward to the latter half approaching fast, full of festivities!
All you need to do is this:

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    Set your daily Goals &Intentions

    Before you start your day, take one minute to set your goals for the day and think of a word- how you would like the day to be? What attitude or spirit you want to bring to the day? The intention you choose will determine how you deal with the challenges you are facing.

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    Work outside your comfort zone

    There is no better way to build self-confidence than by doing something that stretches you beyond your limits. It teaches that you are capable of more than you thought.

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    Exercise

    Not only is it great for you physically, it’s a very potent drug for making you feel better psychologically. As your heart starts pumping, your body releases endorphins into your system which not only burns off stress, but keeps your heart and life happy and beautiful.

Hearty Holiday Drinks To Beat The Heat
May 26, 2017
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Hearty Holiday Drinks To Beat The Heat

Holiday Habits Your Heart Will Thank You For
May 26, 2017
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Holiday Habits Your Heart Will Thank You For

10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy In The Summer
May 26, 2017
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10 Ways To Keep Your Kids Healthy In The Summer

Why To Hit The Beach This Holiday
May 26, 2017
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Why To Hit The Beach This Holiday

Beetroot & sesame Chapati
May 9, 2017
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Ingredients

Boiled & grated Beetroot – 1 pc
Flour – 2 bowls
Sesame seeds – ½ spoon
Ajwian – ½ spoon
Turmeric – ¼ spoon
Cinnamon powder – ¼ spoon
Salt & red chili powder as per taste

Recipe

Take 2 bowls of flour
Add grated beetroot
Add Sesame seeds and ajwain
Add Cinnamon& Turmeric powder
Add salt and red chili powder
Add water to knead the flour
Make dumplings from the dough
Roll the dumplings into circular shape
Heat the pan
Cook the chapatti
Serve hot with coriander chutney and Ginger garlic chutney

Benefits

Beetroot – Beets also contain the B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.

Sesame Seeds - The natural oils of sesame seeds are connected to a reduction in hypertension, which reduces the strain on your cardiovascular system, and helps prevent various cardiac conditions.

For the million things she did for you, it’s your turn now
May 5, 2017
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Mark this mother’s day as a perfect time for taking stock of your mother’s health. Age 40 is a milestone when the risk of many health conditions increases. Mothers have a lot to take care of every day- demanding job, managing home, aging parents, growing children or all of the above; it’s easy to put health aside. However, it’s time to take care of her wellbeing, and to plan for the long-run.

Help her chart out a plan and follow these Simple steps for better health:

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    Eat breakfast daily

    Eating breakfast is essential to keeping the weight down and calorie-burning metabolism up. The healthy-breakfast eaters have continued losing weight over time even though they ate more total calories, while the low-carb group started regaining weight after 4 months.

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    Kick start Metabolism

    Strength-training for 6 months can increase your resting metabolism, so you’ll burn more calories even when you’re sitting on the sofa. Strength-training also helps you shore up bone, maintain balance, and avoid injury—important for protecting your skeleton both now and when you’re older. Aim to exercise at least 30 minutes most days of the week.

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    Boost calcium and Vitamin D

    Both are essential for strong bones, but many experts feel current benchmarks are too low. Women in their 40s get 1,000 mg of calcium and 400 to 800 IU of vitamin D every day from foods like fortified milk or salmon, along with supplements if needed.

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    Make her practice Stress Control

    A healthy, calm heart beats faster when you breathe in, slower when you breathe out. But stress inhibits this natural “heart rate variability,” triggering unhealthy changes body wide, including increased blood pressure, less energy to the brain, lower libido, and faster cell death. Make her join yoga class.

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    Pump up her diet with protein

    Getting foods with all the amino acids needed to form complete proteins at least twice a day boosts levels of mood-lifting neurotransmitters in the brain, which can help relieve symptoms of depression, like slow thinking and poor memory. Some of the sources are beans , eggs , nuts , cauliflower , broccoli , spinach.

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    Involve her in your adventures

    Relaxing with family reduces stress, boosts self-esteem, and even makes you more loving toward your partner and kids. Women are terrific at connecting socially but often let it fall by the wayside in their 40s because of career and family demands.

Laughter a powerful medicine for mind and body
May 5, 2017
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A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything. It’s fun to share a good laugh. But did you know it can actually improve your health? It’s true: laughter is a strong medicine. As children, we used to laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults life tends to be more stressful and busy. Nothing works faster to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh.The bestpart is, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and available anywhere, anytime.Laughter is good for your overall health.

  • Laughter a powerful medicine for mind and body

    Laughter relaxes the whole body.

    A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes afterwards.

  • Laughter a powerful medicine for mind and body

    Laughter boosts the immune system.

    Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease.

  • Laughter a powerful medicine for mind and body

    Laughter triggers the release of endorphins,

    the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

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    Laughter protects the heart.

    Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.

  • Laughter a powerful medicine for mind and body

    Laughter burns calories.

    One study found that laughing for 10 to 15 minutes a day can burn about 40 calories—which could be enough to lose three or four pounds over the course of a year.

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    Laughter may even help you to live longer.

    A study found that people with a strong sense of humor outlived those who don’t laugh as much. The difference was particularly notable for those battling cancer.

Apple Cinnamon Ice Cream
April 21, 2017
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Ingredients

Low Fat Milk – 2 glasses
Apple – 1 grated
Cinnamon – ¼ tbsp
Sugar – 2 Spoons

Recipe

Boil milk in non-stick vessel
Let it simmer
Add sugar
Add Cinnamon
Add grated apple
Let it boil until consistency is thick
Pour into an aluminum vessel
Let it cool for 10 -12 minutes
Place it in freezer for 3-4 hrs.
Garnish with almonds & walnuts
Serve chilled

Benefits

Apple – are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. Apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease

Cinnamon – can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors, and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.

Healthy And Tasty Too
April 18, 2017
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Everyone gives you the impression that eating healthy is about denying yourself really tasty food. So you’re stuck with oats and porridge, and other Western ‘healthy’ options. We’ve decided to add some pep into your daily breakfast, while making sure it’s as heart-healthy as it can be. Packed with vegetables and millet, here’s a unique upma – made of jowar.

Why Is Your Workout Not Working?
April 18, 2017
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The more you exercise, the better it is. Of course, exercise is beneficial, and necessary too. But there are too many opinions which confuse you, and a little clarity will go a long way.

Why Is Your Workout Not Working?

Is Fat Bad?
April 18, 2017
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This myth has grown over the years, and so people have cut all sorts of fats out of their diet. However, some fats are absolutely essential for the skin, hair, digestion – and yes, even for the heart. How do you tell the difference?

Is Fat Bad?

Sitting Is Injurious To Health
April 18, 2017
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Sitting is the new smoking, they say. A recommended 2-3 hours of sitting is all you’re prescribed, and anything over that is harmful. Surely, that’s a myth? How can you walk around most of your waking hours? Well, farmers, postmen, animal rescue workers, construction teams and a lot of other people seem to do it.

Sitting Is Injurious To Health

The Heart Info Quiz
April 18, 2017
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Do you know how healthy your heart is, and would you recognize symptoms of a heart attack in anyone else? Before deciding how strong your heart is, see how strong your understanding of your heart actually is.
The Heart Info Quiz

JowarUpma
April 7, 2017
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Ingredients

Semolina – 1/2 bowl
Jowar Flour – 1 Bowl
Peas – ½ bowl
Onion – ½ bowl
Red Bell pepper – ½ bowl

Ingredients for flavoring

Curry leaves – 10-12
Channa Dal – 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1 tbsp
Salt as per taste
Red chili powder

Recipe

Heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil in a pan
Add flavoring ingredients
Let them crackle
Add vegetables
Let it cook until light brown
Add semolina
Mix well
Add Jowar flour
Keeping stirring until color changes to light brown
Add Salt & Reed Chili powder
Mix well
Add 2 glasses of water
Let it boil
Cook until water is reduced to semi thick consistency
Serve Hot

Foods good for your Heart Health
March 29, 2017
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Taking care of your heart does not require many efforts, just some knowledge and smart choices. Some very commonly available food items can do wonders for your heart health. Here’s a list to help you!

Oatmeal

High in soluble fibre; Lowers cholesterol

Blueberries

Has antioxidants; Decreases blood pressure

Dark chocolate

Haveflavonoids that help blood pressure, clotting and inflammation.

Avocado

Has heart healthy fats

Walnuts

Has Vitamin E, Fibre, and Omega-3 fatty acids- all of which promote a healthy heart

Chia seeds

Helps reduce bad cholesterol with its Omega-3

Soy

Adds Protein to your diet without fats or cholesterol

Potatoes

If not deep fried, they’re good for your heart as they are rich in potassium

Legumes

Lowers blood sugar levels

Pomegranate

Improves blood flow to the heart

All these food items are easy to find in your local market, easy to prepare and bring a number of benefits to your heart! How are you inculcating them in your diet now?

Stress and Heart Health
March 29, 2017
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We often underestimate what stress can do to our health and, how it plays major risk factor in worsening our heart health.

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    What can Stress do?

    Studies link stress to changes in the way blood clots, which increases the risk of heart attack.High blood pressure and cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and overeating- are all affected by stress. And they then worsen heart conditions and are responsible for causing heart attack.

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    What should we do?

    Here are a few tips to manage stress-

    Breathe – If you realise you’re having a panic attack or anxiety, take deep breaths. Taking deep breaths will help you calm down, it’ll help your heartbeat normalize and help you think clearly. . Sit down somewhere and take deep breaths whenever you feel you’re too stressed and do not let stress overtake.

    Smile – Smiling transmits nerve impulses from the facial muscles to the limbic system, a key emotional center in the brain, tilting the neurochemical balance toward calm. Smiling doesn’t only help to cheer your mood up, it really helps your health, your mind and body!

    Write – When you’re too stressed or confused and don’t know what to do about it, write it down. Writing it will give you perspective and help you form coherent thoughts. Instead of being in a panic mess, you will be able to think clearly and then find solution to your problem. You can try making a table, wherein you write what is stressing you and the possible actions you could take to help it.

    Meditate – the power of meditation goes without saying. Sit in a quiet and calm place, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Do not think about anything external but your breathing. You will feel yourself calming within minutes.

Stress will not be a big danger for you if you know how to cope with it. Our daily busy lives always give us something to worry about; we just need to know how to deal with all that stress and stay happy!

Heart Health for Senior citizens
March 29, 2017
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As our age increases, the health worsens. Our organs do not work perfectly and we need to take special care of our body. Here’s what you can do to provide that extra care to your heart and overall health:

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    Focus on preventions

    It will be harmful for your body if you take many medicines, or start to cure your diseases when it’s too late. Instead, focus on preventing yourself from illnesses. Eat a healthy diet, exercise every day, measure your BP & sugar regularly, keep an eye on your weight, and get regular health and heart check-ups.

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    Socialize

    Socializing, spending time with children and grandchildren makes the elderly happy and stress-free. This in turn is good for their heart health. Spend time with your family every day, whether over a cup of tea or dinner, family parties, or taking a walk together in the evening.

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    Sleep well

    A well rested body is a healthy body. Stay away from caffeine and have a proper sleeping schedule. Also, take short naps during the day but don’t compromise on your long sleep.

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    Exercise

    The 123-year-old Carmelo Flores Laura, potentially the oldest living person documented, says he owes his longevity to regular exercise. “I walk a lot, that’s all. I go out with the animals,” Flores told the Associated Press. So walk walk walk! Even if you don’t feel like doing heavy exercises, take walks!

Stay healthy, live longer!

Health Tips to Stay Young
March 29, 2017
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Youth is the age when we are full of energy, goals and ideas. We want to do everything and achieve all our goals in life. However, in all this, our health, especially heart health often gets neglected. Here are a few tips to stay healthy while in your youth- the most important years of your life:

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    Stay active

    Walking towards a classroom is not exercise! Binge watching shows are fun, but it is important to give your body the requisite activity. Take a walk in the morning or play a sport of your choice. For kids and teens, 60 minutes of activity per day is ideal, and it can be broken up into chunks throughout the day.

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    Maintain a healthy weight

    Staying active and eating well are the cornerstones of a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is necessary to have a healthy heart. Being underweight or overweight can harm your heart health.

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    Get medical tests

    As early as 20 years is the ideal age to get a heart check-up done, at least once a year. You might not know there’s something wrong in your body until it’s too late. In fact, you should get a full body check-up regularly.

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    Make healthier choices

    It’s your time to enjoy, and of course you relish junk food. In youth, more so today, we prefer eating out over a home-cooked meal. However, try to limit your cravings and untimely eating habits. Also, have healthier substitutes like steamed wheat momos instead of fried, and dark chocolate shakes instead of cold drinks.

Your body, your health, your heart- It’s all yours to take care of! Make wiser choices and conscious efforts to stay young & healthy forever.

Chaana Dal Pancake
March 24, 2017
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Ingredients

Chaana Dal – 1 bowl
Methi – ½ bowl
Spinach – ½ b owl
Carrot – ½ grated
Low Fat Curd – 1tbsp

Ingredients for flavoring

Curry leaves – 4-6
Ginger Garlic paste – 2tbsp
Salt as per taste
Red chilli powder

Recipe

Soaked Chaana dal overnight
Grind into coarse paste
Add methi,spinach, carrot
Mix well
Add curry leaves,ginger& garlic paste,curd,salt, red chilli powder
Mix well
Heat the pan& braise with extra virgin olive oil
Spread some of the batter on the pan
Cook until light brown
Change the side
Let it cook from both the sides on slow flame
Serve hot
Repeat for remaining batter

The 4-week march plan
March 14, 2017
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Start the March pledge to get outdoors with the simplest, easiest and healthiest exercises of them all. Devote a week to each. Or a day to each, and keep alternating. Start walking today and build it up to taking part in a marathon in 6 months. That’s your incentive, but of course, there are so many other incentives – here’s a quick look at what some easy outdoor activities will do for your body

The 4 week march plan

Know the symptoms of a heart attack, before you even get one
March 14, 2017
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You could save a life, maybe even your own, by simply recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack, which do not come with any notice, as you know. This video shows you what to look for when you suspect a heart attack, and why it is vitally important to recognize these symptoms and get medical aid.

This women’s day, let’s talk about women’s hearts.
March 14, 2017
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Prevention is better than cure, we believe. And being well-informed is the first step of prevention. Heart disease is growing to be the leading fatality for women, and yet, most women aren’t aware of the risks, symptoms or what they can do to prevent it.

This women’s day, let’s talk about women’s hearts.

Look what you’re burning up!
March 14, 2017
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Now that you’re convinced you have to get out and get moving, here’s something you can print out and pin up on your fridge or your front door – just to make you feel good about yourself, your commitment, your new body and health.

Look what you’re burning up!

Home made pasta – Gnocchi
March 3, 2017
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Ingredients:

Potato – 2 medium
Wheat flour – 3 to 4 spoons
Broccoli – 1/2 small
Button Mushrooms – 6 PCs
Zucchini – 1/2 medium
Yellow Bell Pepper – 1/2
Red Bell Pepper – 1/2
Tomato homemade puree – 1 medium bowl
Garlic cloves – 3
Oregano – 1 tbsp
Thyme – 1 tbsp
Basil leaves
Black pepper as required
Salt as required

Recipe:

1. Steam the potatoes
2. Potatoes to be finely grated
3. Add wheat flour to grated potatoes
4. Make the dough
5. Make cylindrical shapes from the dough and cut into small pieces
6. Put the dumplings in boiling water
7. Dumplings are ready when they start floating over the water
8. Sieve and strain
9. Heat 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil in a pan
10. Saute garlic, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers
11. Add the homemade tomato puree
12. Add all oregano , thyme, basil leaves , salt & pepper
13. Add gnocchi
14. Let it cook for 3-4 minute
15. Serve hot

Benefits:

Gnocchi – Healthy replacement to Pasta
Potato – Reduces Cholesterol levels and Boosts heart health
Mushrooms: Low in sodium helps to lower blood pressure
Zucchini: Helps in weight management
Bell peppers: The capsaicin in bell peppers reduced bad cholesterol
Tomato: It is a potassium rich food that plays positive role in cardiovascular health
Garlic: Helps to lower high blood pressure

Health is not a distraction for a more important work
March 2, 2017
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Work can be exhausting. It leaves no time for personal excursions and taking care of one’s health. But it is also dangerous to indulge in all work and no play. Billion Hearts Beating is here to suggest you a few doable activities to take care of your health without compromising on your work:

  • Health is not a distraction for a more important work

    Group picnics

    Organize weekend excursions with your office peers. Go out to a resort, have some time away from work and only for fun! It will rejuvenate you, and also help make your work environment a little brighter!

  • Health is not a distraction for a more important work

    Walk Walk Walk

    You have obviously heard about taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
    Along with that, take the long route from where you park your car or get down from any vehicle to your office building. Go get your coffee yourself and take short breaks during the day. Walk up and down near your cubicle. All these activities will help you work better and take care of your health at the same time.

  • Health is not a distraction for a more important work

    Join a morning class

    Join a morning dance/ yoga/ swimming class. This way, you don’t have to make time during the day, you wake up earlier and enjoy the sunlight and also stay fitter with all the above mentioned activities!

  • Health is not a distraction for a more important work

    Drop your kids to school

    Drop your kids to school- Dropping your kids to school in the morning has multi-fold benefits. It will give you an opportunity to spend some quality time with your kid, know about their school and friends, it will help you start your day on a positive note and also help you take a morning walk without it feeling like a burden!

Be healthy Body, Mind & Spirit
March 2, 2017
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Women are usually too busy taking care of work, family, kids and everyone around that they tend to find no time for themselves. However, you can use the little time you have judiciously and do something healthy for yourself. Here’s how:

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    Fresh Vegetables

    Instead of stocking at weekends from the supermarket, go to the fresh vegetables market every other day and buy fruits and vegetables for your family. This will give you time to take a walk and you’ll be eating fresh food!

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    Sign Up for a Marathon

    You might not find time to go out for a run regularly but when you make a commitment like that, you will have to make time! Go out and interact with other people, and walk for a cause!

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    Take up a hobby

    A hobby, for example photography will help you find time to go out and enjoy yourself. It will give you the much needed fresh air and happy time by yourself!

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    Adopt a Pet!

    Your pet will always give you an excuse to step out of the house, walk him around and walk yourself too!

Take out My Time
March 2, 2017
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The biggest obstruction between our will and good health is our laziness. We all want to have a fit body, live a healthy life but do not want to work towards it. But why worry when BHB is here to help you! You can beat laziness and walk on the path to a healthy life with these simple steps:

  • Take out My Time

    Evening walks

    if you are too occupied in the morning, go out in the evening. Buy milk, vegetables and other food stuff for your house, walk your pet or play with your kids. Going out in the evening means not having to deal with sleepiness and still enjoy the wet grass in your neighbourhood park.

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    Show your kid the city

    Take your kids out for picnics. Show them the different sites and monuments in your city. It will help them learn and help you take in some fresh air! Give yourself an excuse to go out with your kids and spend some quality time together.

  • Take out My Time

    Wake up an hour earlier

    This small change in your routine can give you great benefits in your life. Morning Sun is the best for your body and mind. This time by yourself is like meditation and will help you relax. It will also help you live a sorted day and give you time to plan out your day’s activities. This is specially recommended for students and working professionals.

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    Balcony Garden

    If you can’t go to the park every day, bring a garden in your balcony! Have some plants, water them every day, stand there for a while and take short walk right there in your home!

Summer Tips
March 2, 2017
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With the onset of summer, comes the time for salads, juices, and fresh fruits! To make your summer a healthy affair, Billion Hearts Beating has a list of foods and drinks you should indulge in, this hot season!

  • Summer Tips

    Honey-Lime-Iced Tea

    Its cold, it’s sweet, it’s refreshing, it has honey instead of sugar and also lemon! It will refresh you, rejuvenate you and rehydrate your body when the Sun plays its game in hot summer!!

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    Watermelon cooler

    Kids love watermelons, and mostly elders do too! So give this summer favourite a twist and serve your guests and family iced watermelon drink this summer!

  • Summer Tips

    Blueberries

    Blueberries are great anti-oxidants; they ward off fatigue and refresh you! A great ingredient for snack or dessert!

  • Summer Tips

    Iced Coffee

    Caffeine if taken in right quantity can help lower the risk of skin cancer. Summer cannot be summer without a delicious glass of Iced Coffee right in the morning.

  • Summer Tips

    Tomato Salad

    Tomatoes can help you heal from sunburn, dehydration and tiredness.

  • Summer Tips

    Mint Soda with Cucumber

    Have half portions of water and soda, add some mint and freshly cut cucumber and you have a refreshing welcome drink for your guests, and a fun drink for your tired kids!

Make every day gym day
February 23, 2017
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Don’t use going to office or having kids as an excuse NOT to exercise, but build your fitness regimen around your regular day. Replace the lift ride with the stairs. Take the long way around to your desk, every time you get back. Build in exercises into time with kids. Give your chair or couch a break every time you’re on a phone call, and take it standing or even better, walking around.

Here’s an idea about how you can keep burning calories and strengthening your abs, while you’re commuting to work, supervising homework, or even in a meeting. Yogic breathing exercises and pelvic floor exercises, for example, can be worked into any time you have to spare – like waiting for a meeting or at the supermarket.

Make every day gym day

Your heart’s little friends
February 23, 2017
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You’d be glad to know about the very little changes you can make in your life that will keep your heart healthy. Some of them may come as pleasant surprises, they’re that easy.

Daily tips that you can incorporate into your routine, and ensure your ticker is ticking as healthily as it should be. Here are 3, but you can find your own.

Your heart’s little friends

Quick-me pick-me up
February 23, 2017
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Health food doesn’t have to mean growing your own veggies and spending hours gardening and washing and cooking them. That’s great if you have the time. If you don’t – there are ways to just choose a healthier option, at EVERY single point when you’re tempted to guzzle down a sugary fizzy drink

Quick me pick me up

Start by taking a break
February 23, 2017
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Instead of starting some healthy fad, let’s look at our daily lives right now. We’re so soso busy! We don’t even have time to stop working and breathe normally. And that’s the problem right there. The first thing we need to do is take a break. Take many small breaks. All through the day…

Start by taking a break

Pamper your heart with a massage treatment
February 10, 2017
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Gift yourself a massage voucher this valentine.The good news is this: if you enjoy a massage, you just might be helping your heart and arteries stay healthy and youthful. Scientific studies have shown benefits of massage therapy for insomnia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, cancer pain, post-operative recovery and other conditions. Regardless of age, massage therapy performed by a skilled and qualified therapist can reduce stress, cause relaxation and enhance feelings of well being. Here are a few points worth considering:

  • Pamper your heart with a massage treatment

    Maintains healthy blood pressure

    Consistent massage program can decrease diastolic and systolic blood pressure. And maintaining a healthy blood pressure can contribute to lowering the odds of one having a heart attack.

  • Pamper your heart with a massage treatment

    Eases strein on heart

    Massage therapy releases contracted muscles and pushes venous blood towards the heart, easing the strain on the heart.

  • Pamper your heart with a massage treatment

    Boosts oxygen flow to body

    Massage improves the circulation, and facilitates the flow of essential nutrients and oxygen to your body.

  • Pamper your heart with a massage treatment

    Reduces stress

    Massage can have a calming effect on the nerves, which medical studies show can help reduce stress.

Replacement Not Deprivation
February 10, 2017
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Learn to form healthy habits by replacing the bad ones. Substituting healthy habits for unhealthy ones rewards you with more stamina, better quality of life – and a healthier you.
That is easier said than done, of course, but some simple tips can help you tackle even the most indulgent and hardest-to-kick habits.When it comes to health, you can always use some help and motivation. A lot of people will do it for their children.

  • Replacement Not Deprivation

    Break a big goal into smaller short-term goals

    Break a big goal into smaller short-term goals. “Don’t go cold turkey,” “Suppose you’re drinking five beers a day, and you want to get down to six a month. Reduce to three a day. You’ll see the benefits and feel more motivated to move toward your longer-term goal.”

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    Tell someone you trust

    Tell someone you trust – not someone who will sabotage you. Be accountable to someone all the time. It’s toughest forming a healthy habit if you don’t have support. For example, one spouse might be trying to stop smoking while the other one isn’t. “You have to find some inner strength, some self-motivation and push through it. Or get couples counseling, a safe setting where you can ask your spouse: ‘Can you be supportive and go outside to smoke?’ ”

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    Allow a “cheat” once in a while

    Allow a “cheat” once in a while. “If you’ve avoided sweets all week and you’ve been exercising, and you go to Grandma’s, you can afford that ONE small piece of apple pie. Or let yourself have one ‘crazy meal’ a week.”

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    Break the TV habit in favor of exercise

    Break the TV habit in favor of exercise. “Tell yourself, ‘that I would watch all the missed episodes on weekend as a reward to myself and do my exercise regularly on weekdays’
    Oreven better, switch to a fitness program on TV and exercise in front of it.

Tea drinking linked to better heart health
February 3, 2017
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Drinking tea is associated with decreased coronary artery progression and a lower incidence of major cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks..

Researchers studied available information on 6,212 adults to determine how tea drinking might be associated with coronary artery calcium progression, a marker for blood vessel disease, and heart attacks, angina (chest pain), cardiac arrest, stroke and death from other types of heart disease. They divided the participants into those who never drank tea, less than one-cup-a-day drinkers, one cup-a-day drinkers, two to three cups a day and four or more cups a day tea drinkers.

The study followed patients for an average 11.1 years for major cardiovascular events and more than five years to determine changes in coronary artery calcium scores.

The researchers found that adults who drank one and two to three cups of tea daily had more favorable coronary calcium scores than those who never drank tea.

They also noted a graded relationship between the amount of tea a person drank and a progressively lower incidence of major heart-related events starting with the one-cup-a-day tea drinkers, versus never tea drinkers.

Add time to your day and year
January 17, 2017
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This is a refreshing way to start a year. By promising yourself more time. We’re always rushed in this urban rollercoaster ride we call living, and we end up sleeping late and forgetting half the things we’re supposed to do the next day, and then apologising for our delays. Here are some ideas on adding time to our lives.

These are some suggestions on making time stretch to your command. The idea is to use your extra time to relax and unwind, and not to fill it up with any other hectic activity.
Add time to your day and year

Breakfast like king
January 17, 2017
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A good breakfast is like fuelling your car for the day. Tank up. Have a hearty breakfast on whole grains, fruits and low-fat proteins, and it will take you through most of the day on a high.

We’re sharing with you our breakfast chart, put together by expert nutritionists, to start you off on a healthy, heart-happy day. Shuffle it up, add your own favourites, as long as the major food groups are taken care of.

Breakfast like king

Stretch the morning out
January 17, 2017
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Start every day by giving yourself a de-stressing detox in 12 steps. 12 steps that have kept Indians fit for centuries now. Suryanamaskar helps in strengthening and toning muscles and joints, starts the heart ticking and circulation going, helps regulate menstrual and digestive issues and exercises every part of the body in a minute.

Stretch the morning out

Start something new
January 17, 2017
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“A new year, a new you.”A common enough phrase that you hear every fresh year. But resolutions are made to be broken and almost none ever survive. And so, we ask you not to make any New Year’s resolutions this time. Instead, start off small.

Take a pencil and paper. Write down a list of things you need: a change of habit, a diet that will help, an exercise to get you in shape. Start implementing this in your daily life, don’t worry if you fail. Pick up where you left off and do it again. And slowly, you will see a change. That’s all we want, a healthier you.


  • Easy fitness exercise


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  • Lazy Exercises to do in front of the TV


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  • Breathe right to destress


    Start something new


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    Start something new


  • Quit now: Why stop smoking


    Start something new

Youth and Lifestyle
January 10, 2017
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In the midst of all the fun that comes with along the younger phase of life, their lies a sleek difference between healthy and unhealthy habits. Most of the times, the youth are inclined towards the items that are hazardous to health. Not only that, the lifestyle has turned out to be much more stressful than before and hence there are times when the younger blood of the country suffers from problems like – depression, anxiety. Most of time, our simple, little and negligible habits such as – not having breakfast or taking too much pressure at work,destroys our heath along with peace of mind. Result- Unhealthy you….
So how you can lead a healthy lifestyle? If this question carelessly haunts your rebellious nature, well then we have some ways for you:

  • Youth and Lifestyle

    Exercise

    To remain healthy as a youth, maintain a healthy weight. Regular exercise and good eating habits are crucial to your health and well-being. Youth should get 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Exercise can include aerobics, flexibility exercises and strength training. It is important to find an activity or multiple activities you enjoy. Consider sports, weight lifting, aerobics class, and swimming, walking or running. If 60 minutes seems like a lot of time to commit at one go, it’s okay to break up your exercise sessions throughout the day.

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    Healthy Eating

    Good eating habits and a balanced diet are also important in maintaining a healthy weight. Eat a variety of foods, and remember that it is okay to have an occasional treat. Consider eliminating soda pop from your diet, eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, eating foods from all the different food groups, choosing healthy snacks, always eating breakfast and avoiding eating just because you are bored.

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    Bad Habits

    Avoid bad habits — including tobacco, drug and alcohol use. These products can have long-term ill effects on your health. Tobacco not only smells bad and affects the people around you, but can lead to serious conditions including lung and heart disease.

    Another concern for teenagers is the pressure to try alcohol. KidsHealth.org indicates that 80 percent of teenagers have given alcohol a try. Alcohol impairs your judgment, adds calories to your diet, increases anxiety andcan lead to liver problems. Also, too much consumption can affect your reasoning,behaviorandpersonalrelations.

    Drugs are another temptation. Drugs can come in the form of inhalants, marijuana use or the abuse of prescription drugs. Drug abuse is dangerous for your mind and body, and overdosing on drugs can cause long-term health effects or even death. If you think you have a substance or alcohol abuse problem, talk to a trusted adult, parent or counselor.

Health Effects of Smoking
January 10, 2017
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Cigarette smoking has disastrous consequences: It damages just about every organ of the body and leads to the general deterioration of the smoker’s health. Cigarette smoking is deadlier on an annual basis than HIV/AIDS, motor vehicle crashes, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, and murder … combined.

  • Health Effects of Smoking

    Smoking and Respiratory Disease

    Breathing in cigarette smoke is terribly harmful to the lungs. The damage starts with the first puff and continues until the smoker quits. About 9 out of 10 deaths from lung diseases are caused by smoking. A cigarette smoker’s risk of dying from a chronic obstructive lung disease like chronic bronchitis or emphysema is 10 times that of non-smokers.

  • Health Effects of Smoking

    Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease

    Smoking also affects the heart and the circulatory system, and has been linked to coronary heart disease. Cigarette smokers are as much as four times more likely to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease than non-smokers, and are twice as likely to suffer strokes.

  • Health Effects of Smoking

    Smoking and Skin

    Smoking prematurely ages the skin, causing facial wrinkles. It also slows the skin’s healing ability and has been linked to skin cancer.

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    Smoking and Eyes

    Smoking has been linked to the development of cataracts, a condition in which the clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Cigarette smoking also can cause macular degeneration and do damage to the optic nerve.

  • Health Effects of Smoking

    Smoking and Oral Health

    Smoking is estimated to be responsible for three of every four cases of periodontal disease in the United States. Toxins contained in cigarette smoke damage the gums, causing them to recede and putting the smoker at greater risk for tooth decay.

Top 5 Resolutions for Heart Health
January 3, 2017
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    Assess Your Risk

    Understanding what risk factors contribute to heart disease is the first step to beginning a heart-healthy lifestyle. Know which risk factors you can and can’t control and then make a plan for how to reduce your risk.
    Risk factors you CAN’T change: age, gender, heredity and race/ethnicity.
    Risk factors you CAN change: cholesterol, diet, exercise, smoking, weight, diabetes, blood pressure and stress.

  • Top 5 Resolutions for Heart Health

    Know Your Numbers

    Since high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are major heart disease risk factors that you have some control over, it’s important to know your numbers. Go to your doctor regularly to check your blood pressure, cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, triglycerides), and blood glucose. Work with your doctor to improve any numbers that are not normal.

  • Top 5 Resolutions for Heart Health

    Aim for a Healthy Weight

    Don’t discount the impact that weight loss can have on your health. According to the National Institutes of Health, a healthy lifestyle can help lower heart disease risk by 82%. If you don’t know your ideal weight, ask your doctor.

  • Top 5 Resolutions for Heart Health

    Get Moving

    Make a commitment to be more physically active. Every day, aim for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity such as taking a brisk walk, dancing, light weight lifting, house cleaning or gardening. Once you get in the habit, exercise becomes more than a healthy activity. It becomes a part of your life. In addition, exercise can help decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

  • Top 5 Resolutions for Heart Health

    Eat for Heart Health

    The foods you eat have a huge impact on your health. When you improve your eating habits, you improve your overall health and reduce your risk for heart disease. Choose a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol. Be sure to include whole grains, vegetables, and fruits.

1 All-time Christmas classic: Gingerbread men
December 22, 2016
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Since it’s that time of the year – give your family a traditional Christmas goodie – the gingerbread men. Much healthier than sugary cookies or rich cakes, since ginger is a known anti-inflammatory, is good for the heart, and keeps colds, tummy pain and infections at bay.

1 All time Christmas classic: Gingerbread men

2 Things to quit before the year is up
December 22, 2016
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Ending the year on a healthy note is the best way to begin it on one. There’s an old Zen saying that you cannot fill a cup that’s already full. So out with your bad habits! But of course, you’ve been trying to give them up for years. So let’s start with some you may not even have heard of, or may not believe are bad.

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3 Interesting soups from around the world
December 22, 2016
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Winter is perfect for soups, but the tried and tested ones are oh, so boring, after a while. We’ve gone globe-trotting to bring you the most unusual and exotic soups that are the local flavour in whichever place they’re made in. They are heart-healthy soups so go ahead and try one out.

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4 Traditional Indian winter tips
December 22, 2016
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What daadiji used to tell you to eat, apply or do during the winter and you never paid attention to? Pay attention now, it turns out this is the best advice you’ll get.

4 Traditional Indian winter tips

5 Ways to lose 5 pounds this winter
December 22, 2016
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It’s tough to diet when all the good food’s pouring in this winter and you’re hitting so many parties where everything looks delicious. Cold weather also tempts you to cuddle up under a quilt with hot chocolate. Here, however, are some unusual ways of losing weight especially during this season. See just how easy it is.

5 Ways to lose 5 pounds this winter

VEGETABLE SOUP
December 16, 2016
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Ingredients:

Carrot – 1 medium
Mushrooms – 6 pcs button
Zucchini – 1 medium
Cabbage – 1/2 small
Yellow Bell Pepper – 1/2
RedBell Pepper – 1/2
Onion – 1 medium
Tomato homemade puree – 1 medium bowl
Garlic cloves – 4
Cloves – 3
Black pepper seeds
Salt as required

Recipe:

1. Heat 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil in a pan
2. Sauté Garlic, black pepper seeds, onion, cloves
3. Add all the vegetable – carrot, zucchini, cabbage, bell peppers, and mushrooms
4. Add tomato puree
5. Add water
6. Boil until vegetables are tender
7. Serve hot

Benefits:

Carrot: Slows down aging
Mushrooms: Decreases the risk of obesity
Zucchini: Works wonders for your heart by reducing blood pressure
Cabbage: Excellent source of Vitamin K, C & B6
Bell peppers: A very good source of Vitamin C
Onion: Contains chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar
Tomato: An excellent source of Vitamin C
Garlic: Is highly nutritious but has very few calories
Cloves: Is known to have anti – septic and anti – inflammatory properties
Black pepper: Increases Nutrient Absorption

WINTER HEALTH MYTHS
December 15, 2016
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Don’t listen to everything people tell you. Here are a few popular winter myths busted for you!

MYTH

You can catch flu or cold through dry heat from a radiator

Cold Air Makes You Sick

Most body heat is lost through your head

Vitamin C prevents cold

Alcohol is good in winters

TRUTH

Radiator heat can sometimes cause nasal discomfort but not cold.

Germs make your sick, not the cold weather

Our head only represents 10% of the body’s total surface area. It is not responsible for loosing major heat.

Taking vitamin C before the onset of cold symptoms can shorten their duration.

Alcohol impairs the ability of your body to shiver and create heat.

ORANGE POMEGRANATE CELERY JUICE
December 6, 2016
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Ingredients:

Pomegranate: 2
Celery Stick: 1
Orange: 2
Cinnamon Stick: 1
Pinch of powder

Method:

Squeeze pomegranate juice
Squeeze orange
Squeeze Celery sticks
Pour in glass
Sprinkle Cinnamon pinch of powder
Immerse Cinnamon stick as garnish

Benefits:

Oranges lowers ischemic stroke risk for women
Pomegranate is rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants
Celery is very rich in vitamin K and also contains folate, vitamin A, potassium, and vitamin C
Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels& reduces heart diseases risk factors

HAVE A HEALTHY WINTER SKIN
December 1, 2016
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There is no dearth of people who complain of dry, itchy and irritating skin in winters. The lack of heat and abundance of cloth layers on the skin make it dry, leaving no moisture. To have a healthy winter skin this season, follow these tips and see for yourself!

  • HAVE A HEALTHY WINTER SKIN

    Moisturize

    Even though we can’t feel the warmth during the winters, Sun’s rays are still very strong. THUS, always MOISTURIZE. Not moisturizing is a major reason for dry skin during winters. Just because it won’t be directly exposed to the sun doesn’t mean that our skin is not at risk.

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    Avoid hot water

    Too much hot water while bathing can dry your skin, hence AVOID HOT WATER.- Its cold, everyone wants to have a relaxing hot bath that doesn’t make them cringe in the name of taking a bath! But keep in mind that too much hot water can make your skin dry, your hair rough and cause dandruff, burns and more.

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    Look for SPF

    Protect your lips against dry air and strong sun by wearing a lip balm with SPF.- We often think that since we don’t roam around in winters as much as summers or don’t expose our skin or body to the sun, it’s safe. But we’re wrong. While going out always wear a sunscreen and lip balm with SPF.

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    Go natural

    Use honey, coconut oil to moisturize your skin. These items do not contain any chemicals or supplements and hence you can be relaxed about using them. Plus, nothing works as well as nature and natural products do!

This winter, love your health, love your skin!

TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY IN WINTERS
December 1, 2016
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Winters are not only a hard time for skin and hair, but also health. Unlike summers, you cannot spend hours outside soaking the sun or playing with your kids. In fact, our diet and eating habits also change with the season. Hence, it is important to take some extra care. Especially, the senior citizens or elderly people need extra care and some activity in winters. Here are some tips the elderly should keep in mind before stepping out in the cold weather.

  • TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY IN WINTERS

    Walking aid

    Not all people above 60 or 65 years of age require a walking aid generally. But roaming out in the cold weather can be a little difficult on your limbs, especially when you’re not in the prime of your age. So keep a walking aid handy while stepping out.

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    Wear socks and shoes

    Even if you think it is not very cold where you live, dew drops in the morning and evening can make walking in parks or roads difficult. Wearing socks and shoes or boots will help you prevent from slipping as well as keep you warm.

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    Water and Snack

    This one is not as particular for winters as it is important for elderly people generally. If you have even a slight inkling that your time of return is not fixed or that you might get late, always keep a bottle of water and light snack with you.

  • TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY IN WINTERS

    Keep any medication that you might need in the next 24 hours

    Not everywhere, but in areas where it snows or is extremely cold, it also affects the traffic, road blocking et al, so while going out keep any medicines that you might need in the next 24 hours. It’s good to be cautious.

  • TIPS FOR THE ELDERLY IN WINTERS

    Know your routes. Don’t drive unless necessary. Use public transport

    Before stepping out of the house, read the map or ask someone about the routes so you don’t have to drive unnecessarily. In fact, avoid private transport as much as you can. Use public transport wherever possible.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

THE TIFFIN TIMETABLE
November 14, 2016
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Every weekend, sit with your kid and come up with a timetable – not the boring study one – but what you and he decide will be in his snack and lunch boxes. That way, you can balance out his meals with his help. You say nuts – he can choose which ones. You say orange fruit or veggies – and he chooses which one. He can even help make it.
THE TIFFIN TIMETABLE
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THE CALORIE GAME
November 14, 2016
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Childhood obesity is a huge problem and so much of it goes unnoticed – in fizzy drinks or chips packets. Make being healthy a game for your kids and they’ll be happy to play it. Keep a calorie chart on your fridge, for example and let them add up the calories they’re eating every day.
THE CALORIE GAME

MASTERCHEF AT HOME
November 14, 2016
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Making healthy food is tough on you when your child resists anything with green in it – unless, of course, she’s making it herself. Suddenly, the game changes. Whole wheat parathas in funny shapes, or oatmeal cookies, or colourful salads – if your child makes them – makes it fun, and makes her feel proud of herself.
MASTERCHEF AT HOME

IT’S PLAYTIME, FOLKS
November 14, 2016
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The best thing you can do for your kid’s playtime is actually for yourself. Join them. Show them how you used to be the badminton school champ and let them thrash you easily. Or create a treasure hunt. Or go for a morning jog together. If a child sees a parent playing, or even being active, that’s a huge learning for the rest of their lives. Being adult is also about having fun, being active, being healthy.

IT’S PLAYTIME, FOLKS

GET SMART ABOUT FOOD LABELS
November 14, 2016
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It’s really easy to fall for that whole-wheat biscuit or the lemon squash, when the whole wheat or lemon is scattered from a distance, and the rest of it is lard and maida. However, since it’s mandatory now to mention the ingredients, here’s how to decode food labels and find out how much of the good stuff you’re really buying into.GET SMART ABOUT FOOD LABELS

HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BECOME ACTIVE
November 10, 2016
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Every child emulates the parent. So if you want your child to be physically and emotionally healthy, you must set some basic rules for yourself. Your child’s health is your responsibility. Make sure you don’t take this responsibility lightly!

  • HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BECOME ACTIVE
    Kids need at least one interest outside school. Having a hobby helps them relax and get away from the daily routine of school and studies, which is good for their mental health. It may be a good idea to encourage your child to try different activities, as it takes some experimentation to find out what they like and what they are good at.
  • HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BECOME ACTIVE
    Expose your child to a wide variety of experiences including music, plays, sports, museums, travel, reading, dance, games, food, puzzles and others. One never knows which exposure may influence future life choices of a child. Give your child time for free play, daydreaming and roaming around in the back yard. This helps them connect with nature and generate more curiosity towards what’s happening around.
  • HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BECOME ACTIVE
    When you exercise, take your little one along. If they show interest in a particular hobby, area of study, sport, or musical instrument, encourage and support them in any way your finances allow.
  • HOW TO HELP YOUR KID BECOME ACTIVE
    Other than physical activities, create a healthy environment for your child. If you smoke, eat fast food for dinner, don’t exercise, or don’t spend quality time with the family, chances are that your child will follow your footsteps. Get rid of food that is unhealthy for your child. This includes colas, chips, junk food, chocolates etc.
INDOOR GAMES WITH YOUR KIDS
November 3, 2016
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A lot of parents complain about the lack of time to spend with their kids. This affects both the child’s health and well-being as well as the bonding with parents. However, playing small indoor games with your kids can do the trick. You don’t need long hours for this, all you need is to be a child again and some energy! Here are a few ideas for quick and easy indoor games with your children:

  • INDOOR GAMES WITH YOUR KIDS

    Animal races

    Animal races are fun, educating and easy to do. You can play even in your living room or verandah! Try out from races like- Hop like a bunny or frog, squat and waddle like a duck and the others.

  • INDOOR GAMES WITH YOUR KIDS

    Jumping jacks

    jumping jacks is a simple competition you can hold between siblings to see who can make more jumps in one minute or who can do 25 jumps faster than the other etc. This kind of activity is also good for the heart.

  • INDOOR GAMES WITH YOUR KIDS

    Bubble wrap attack

    everyone loves playing with bubble wrap! To make it more interesting for your kids, make them jump on it until it’s all popped! Very simple, and just another way to get them active