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Thursday, 02 February 2012 12:03

Is Hormone Therapy right choice to Treat Menopause?

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Read about the risk and benefits associated with hormone replacement therapy to decide whether hormone therapy is the right choice of treatment for menopause?

menopause-signsRecently published result of a new study suggests that women planning on taking hormone therapy for the treatment of menopausal symptoms should be aware of a possible increased risk of ovarian cancer. Soon after reading this news, a middle aged lady came to me and said.” I am experiencing severe form of menopausal symptoms, and that had made my life difficult (hell), my friend suggested it but after reading the news I am confused, whether hormone therapy is right choice of treatment for me? Well, I explain her about the HRT, its benefits and side effects in detail as follow,

Monday, 30 January 2012 10:34

Pillow can Cause or Cure Neck pain!!!

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picka_pillow_3pillowsHow many times do you check the pillow before check in to Hotel or even while visiting your relatives for night stays. Since how many days you are using the same pillow? Do you have frequent neck pain or shoulder pain without any apparent reason?
Well, your pillow could be a reason for your neck or shoulder ache!!!

Using a right pillow is essential to have restful sleep. It feels very comfortable, when you rest your tired- achy body on the, just right soft pillow, after a hard working day.
The sound restful sleep plays major role in maintaining the bodily working capacity and emotions as well. It is important to have right comfortable pillow to have the sound sleep so as to rest your body and mind to get relaxed and repair.

Read more and find out how playing outdoors is essential for good mental and physical development.  written by Monisha

children-playingIs your child getting time to play outdoors? Or has playing moved indoors? Playing outdoors is vital, just like food, clothing, shelter and a good night’s sleep; it’s an essential part in child development and helps children reach their full potential. It plays an important part in overall development. But outdoor playtime is now reducing and is switched by screen time- in front of the television, computer or various gaming devices.

Importance of outdoor play

Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:42

Vitamin deficiency can lead to obesity in children

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vitamins“Children with vitamin D deficiency accumulate fat around the waist and gain weight more rapidly than those who have sufficient vitamin D, more over the `apple shape' body description of central fat accumulation is commonly associated with a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and other chronic conditions at older ages”, according to a study conducted at University of Michigan. Many such studies have  shown the association of various vitamin deficiencies with different diseases.

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The vitamins are organic chemical compound that our body required in certain quantity to perform various functions well and deficiency of them could lead to diseases. However, Vitamins can not be synthesized in sufficient quantities in body and must be obtained from outside sources i.e. diet or supplements. Vitamins are of two types’ fat soluble and water soluble.

Vitamins and children’s growth

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 11:01

Meditate and Reap the Benefits!

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Read more and find out, how mediation can help you to live a free and happy life.  written by Monisha.

HeroMeditation is an effective way of stress reduction. It is a natural process, which has a positive and powerful effect. When we meditate, we are allowing your body's own ability to heal itself.  It is said that the deeper the meditation, the deeper would be the healing. 

Nowadays, more and more people are turning towards meditation and are experiencing the benefits of meditation; as it helps them deal with stress and speed of our modern society. Meditation relives us from harmful effects of day-to-day stress, also energizes, revitalize and leaves us feeling refreshed. It helps connect with inner selves and deal with challenges in much better way. All of us have the ability to meditate and reap the benefits, as it is inbuilt in us and is a natural process.

Who should meditate?

Monday, 16 January 2012 10:43

Sleep Well, Be Healthy

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Sound sleep is essential for good wellbeing! written by Monisha

sleepAre you having trouble sleeping at night? We all know that sleep is very important and keeps us be efficient and productive in our day-to-day lives. Yet there are many people who wake up tired in the morning because they haven’t received the right amount of sleep, needed for their body. Most cures for these difficulties can be found in your daily routine. Surveys conducted by the NSF (1999-2004) reveal that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders and 60 percent of adults report having sleep problems a few nights a week or more.

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Monday, 09 January 2012 10:34

Transient phase of women’s life -MENOPAUSE

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Menopause-is not a disease, it is just a natural transient phase of women’s life and more than 70% women experience it with different symptoms. With appropriate lifestyle changes it will pass away easily.

menopause-signsFew months back on the woman’s day, I was invited as a speaker by Lion’s club ladies wing. I was in dilemma  about the topic for speech, then I met a middle aged lady, slightly plump with a mix of depressed and anxious look, limping due to knee pain and wiping perspiration in 22degree temperature!!!. I was shocked and surprised to see the changes in a lady whom I know, some years ago as an active, zealous lady who used to live life with zest... oh... I realized she must be passing from the transient phase of life –“Menopause”.  And I got the topic; today I will share information on Menopause.

Menopause-is not a disease, it is just a natural transient phase of women’s life and more than 70% women experience it with different symptoms.  As the women reaches the age of 40 and above, the production of female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) by ovaries decreases gradually. This gradual decline in the functioning of the ovaries, one day leads to permanent cessation of menstrual cycle-MENOPAUSE

Friday, 06 January 2012 12:11

How to get Enough Nutrition from Vegetarian Diet

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Know more about types of vegetarian diet and how you can get the best nutrition from…

vegetarian_dietMost of us are aware of the excellent health benefits of vegetarian diet.  However, many people are reluctant to switch on vegetarian diet; fearing the lack of nutrients.  They doubt that vegetarian diet may not provide the sufficient nutrients, which is not true.  The key is planning and having a well balance vegetarian diet, that provides all the essential nutrients. Nevertheless, a well planned vegetarian diet will ensure the supply of the sufficient nutrients to meet your daily needs, If you aren't sure how to create a vegetarian diet that's right for you, consulting a registered dietitian would be a best , suggest the mayo clinic.

Vegetarian diet, mainly suggest of the diet excluding meat, poultry or fish. However, it can be differentiated into various types as follows,

  • LACTO-VEGETARIAN DIETS: Diet that exclude the non-veg, that is meat, fish, sea food and poulty, but include Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter. 
  • LACTO-OVO(egg) VEGETARIAN DIETS: Diet that exclude meat, fish, sea food and poultry, but allows eggs and other milk  products.
  • VEGAN DIET or PURE VEGETARIAN DIET: This type of diet excludes all non-veg items and dairy products, also the food that contains these products. 
  • SEMI VEGETARIAN DIET:  A flexible diet (flexitarian diet). This diet is primarily plant- based diet but includes meat, dairy products, eggs, poultry and fish on occasion or in very less amount.
Thursday, 05 January 2012 09:26

Healthy Teeth Keeps you Happy!

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Find out why is it important to keep our teeth healthy! And how to keep them clean. written by Monisha

bright-smileAre you embarrassed to say cheese at a photo shoot with friends and relatives around? Usually your smile is the first thing anyone around you notices but we all know, keeping our teeth and gums clean and healthy is vital for our overall health, taking good regular care is an important factor in avoiding poor oral health. If not taken good care we may develop problems like bad breadth and gingivitis. Clean and healthy teeth are very important in many ways. You need strong teeth to chew right foods to maintain healthy status.

Keeping teeth clean and healthy can literally open doors of endless opportunities that are waiting for us in our daily lives and make us more productive, in order to keep that interaction we do need to talk to others; on the other hand bad breadth can hamper this and keep people away from us, sometimes it also lowers your confidence.

Many study findings suggests the possible link between dental disease, specifically periodontal disease(erosion and infection of tissue and bone that support the teeth) and cardiovascular disease, more researches are undergoing to determine the casual nature of the association.

Tuesday, 03 January 2012 09:32

Simple ways to Improve your Stamina

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 Find out how stamina is essential to keep up with the day-to-day activities and ways to improve it. written by Monisha.

The word stamina represents endurance or the power to withstand hardship or stress. In todays fast life, running around and catching up with all the, day-to-day activities often requires a lot of stamina-strength, it helps you to stand against the long periods of stress, however, with age it tends to decrease. It becomes important to maintain stamina through healthy habits. Usually inactivity kicks in once we become adults; we do not run around play football anymore, that’s when we tend to become lazy. As we age our stamina goes on decreasing. Stamina is needed to cope up with the rigors and challenges of physical activity. Lack of stamina or low stamina can cause fatigue, reduces energy levels, will make you fall asleep sometimes nausea, uneasiness, and an urge to stop. We are now living a fast paced lifestyle where, it has become increasingly difficult to focus on our body; we compete with everyone and sometimes even with ourselves to perform better and better at work and at home.

Great amount of endurance or stamina is required in order to excel in all the activities we continuously perform.

Here are a few ways to maintain and improve stamina which will help you perform better!

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