Exercises Dos And Don’ts For Pregnant Women

Many say that pregnant women should rest during their pregnancy and should not exercise at all, but this is a myth. While sufficient sleep and rest are essential, a healthy amount of exercise is always recommended for a safe pregnancy and birth. Following are 5 dos and don’ts when it comes to exercise for pregnant women: - Never overdo it The first rule of exercising while you’re pregnant is that you should never overexert yourself. Indulge in an activity that you enjoy and exercise to ...
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5 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure can cause various health complications by damaging your heart, brain, kidney, eyes, etc. It can even result in bone loss and sleeping issues. Hence, it is important to keep your blood pressure levels in check. Here are 5 simple ways to control high blood pressure: - Get in shape Overweight or obese individuals are at high risk of high blood pressure. The good news is that losing even a few kilos will go a long way in lowering your blood pressure levels. Another aspec...
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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 Simple Exercises You Can Do Right At Your Work Desk

Do you sit for six to eight hours at a stretch in your office? Unfortunately, this trend of sitting all day is only worsening. With the WHO recognizing physical inactivity as the fourth highest cause of death in the world, sitting is surely the new smoking. That’s why here are some exercises that you can do to reduce the ill-effects of sedentary life while you are at work. Neck and Shoulders When you are hunched over your desk all day long it is common for your shoulders to stiffen. To ...
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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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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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DIET TIPS FOR ASTHMA

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by bronchial obstruction and bronchospasm. The air passage of the asthmatic patients become narrow and swell and produce extra mucus which eventually leads to breathing problems and generates a sequence of coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. If you have asthma, you must be cautious regarding your diet as many food items can act as allergens and trigger asthma attack. On the other hand, many foods can help reduce infl...
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