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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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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