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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Do you need less sleep as you get older?

Have you ever seen a baby and been envious of the long hours of sleep it is capable of? On the other hand, getting a teenager to sleep is quite the task. Though sleeping patterns differ from one person to the other, experts have found that it also has a lot to do with one’s age. As we grow older, the sleeping requirements of our body reduce gradually. A new born is advised to be allowed to sleep for at least 14 to 17 hours a day. Infants between 4 to 11 months usually need 12 to 15 hours of s...
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When does a Fever become a Flu?

Most of us usually use both terms ‘fever’ and ‘flu’ interchangeably without really understanding the difference between them. But in reality, there is a big difference between the two health disorders, their causes, symptoms and treatments. Flu, also known as influenza, is a viral infection that specifically targets the respiratory system. On the other hand, fever is an indication of your body fighting an infection. The table below explains in detail the differences between fever and flu: &nb...
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What does ‘aging gracefully’ mean?

With age, comes wisdom. But with age, also comes a whole list of health problems. Topping this list is body aches and pains. As you start aging, you’re bound to see signs and symptoms of joint problems such as knee pain symptoms and back pain symptoms. While most people dismiss these as part of the aging process, it’s important to understand the reasons for knee pain and causes of back pain. While the longevity of our lives is increasing due to the availability of better health facilities, are ...
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HOW DO YOU GET HEPATITIS C AND WAYS TO MANAGE IT

Overview: Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. Many of the people who get infected with hepatitis C virus experience some symptoms for a short time and then recover. This form of infection is called acute hepatitis C. On the other hand; many patients develop long-term or chronic hepatitis C. According to WHO around 130–150 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C infection. A significant number of patients with chronic condition develops liver cirrhosis or liv...
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UNDERSTAND THE CAUSES OF HEARING PROBLEMS

Have you ever felt that sounds may seem loud enough, but not clear and you frequently need to ask for repetition? You may discover that you hear better while facing the speaker or need to be close to the person speaking. It becomes problematic to listen to what is said in group communications when there is any background noise. You may find locating the source or direction of sounds challenging. If you find yourself caught in even few such situations, then it is quite certain that you are facing...
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KNOW HOW ALCOHOL IS AFFECTING YOUR BODY

Despite alcohol is meant to be enjoyed in moderation, drinking heavily can have very grave consequences on your body over longer periods of time. It not only harms the individual but also ruins relationships and society by aggravating violence, crime, and accidents. Alcohol can diffuse into almost every biological tissue into the body because cell membranes are highly permeable to alcohol. There are numerous short and long-term effects of alcohol abuse, hitting your health in a life-threatening ...
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