Monsoon Precautions For Asthma

The cool breeze that accompanies the monsoon is often a cause of joy to many but not for all. Those with asthma and breathing related allergies face the risk of aggravating their condition with the decrease in the temperature and increase in the dampness in the air during the rainy season. Here are some precautions and measures you can follow so that you too can enjoy the rains despite asthma. Take all measures to prevent dampened walls in your house. When moisture is trapped in the walls it’...
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How Does Monsoon Affect Your Skin

Every coin has two sides and so does monsoon. On one hand, it brings the joy of rains. On the other hand, it also brings an array of bacterial and fungal skin infections. Continue reading to know how the rainy season leads to skin issues and all the tips for skin care during monsoon. During monsoon, our skin keeps fluctuating from being oily to dry because of the drastic changes in the humidity levels in the atmosphere. When it becomes too humid and stuffy, your skin becomes prone to excessiv...
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Precautions You Must Take To Prevent Dengue

Dengue is a viral disease that can be fatal. About 50% of the entire human population is at its risk. In 2015 the cases of dengue reported had doubled in India. It has no particular cure. Hence, it’s better to prevent contracting the fever itself. The following measures and precautions can help you safeguard against this viral fever to a large extend. Beware of the Aedes mosquito: Characterised by white dots on the body and legs, it’s the bite of the female Aedes mosquito that spreads th...
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How Sitting Is The New Smoking

While the dangers of habits such as smoking and alcoholism are well documented, not many of us are aware of the grave dangers of sitting for extended periods of time. Yes, the simple act of sitting at your desk while working or on the sofa while binge watching your favourite TV series or while traveling long distances can cause severe harm to your health. Just like smoking slowly harms your body in different ways, so does a sedentary lifestyle. Prolonged sitting can eventually lead to types o...
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7 Things to Know About Personal Hygiene

Staying healthy is not only about eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. It also has a lot to do with adopting hygienic and clean habits or routines. Here are some simple yet essential ways in which you can add to your hygiene and become healthier. Keep your hands clean to keep away illnesses Our hands touch a dozen things a day and come into contact with a million germs. 26000 different bacteria can be found just on a single currency note. That’s why, always spare at least 15 ...
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5 Ways To Exercise While Working Around The House

Getting some exercise is important, yet often we are unable to make time for it. But little did you know that house work can be a great way to burn calories. When you don’t have time to work out or hit the gym, these hacks will help you burn calories and stay physically active while doing the home chores. Check out these exercises that you can do at home without using any equipment. Step Exercises While you wait for your washing machine to finish the last spin or the cooker to do its work,...
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5 Ways Sedentary Life Is Harming You

We all know that leading a sedentary life can be unhealthy as it leads to excessive weight gain and cholesterol problems. But being physically inactive might have more adverse effects on your health than you can imagine. Check out this list to know how sitting is the new smoking. Quality of sleep is reduced A sedentary lifestyle can hamper your sleep quality. Studies show that people who hardly get up from their seat experience trouble in having a goodnight’s sleep as compared to those w...
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Must Eat Foods If You Lead A Sedentary Life

Sedentary Life means spending a lot of time being inactive. Today most of our work life requires us to sit for a long period of time. But leading an inactive life is very harmful. It could lead to obesity, heart diseases, high blood pressure and even premature death. We can’t evade a sedentary lifestyle but we can surely adopt certain habits that can help us reduce its side effects. Here’s a list of foods that you must eat if you lead a sedentary life. Berries Add natural antioxidants su...
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Summertime, Exam Time. Is Your Kid Ready?

Come summer, come exams but apart from studying hard and well are there other ways of scoring well? Oh yes, there are! Incorporate these simple health tips in your child’s routine and notice the improvement in his/ her performance Breakfast is Must Research has shown that the students who eat breakfast perform better. During preparatory days and especially on the exam day eat slow-release energy food like oats porridge, whole wheat bread sandwiches, muesli cereal, etc. Also, having milk ...
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Are your high heels harming you?

High Heels, High Risk We all love our stilettos. They make us look attractively tall, add to our oomph, give us a feel of the runway and their sound simply adds to our charm. But, do these ‘high’ly prized possessions love us? No. They instead harm our body at various levels if worn on a regular basis. Ugly, hurtful corns High heels give a heavenly rise to our heels but at the cost of increasing the pressure on our toes. Such constant pressure thickens and hardens the skin which eventu...
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