Monday, April 02, 2012

Exercise steady!!!

Regular, moderate exercise is better than occasional bursts. Exercise is healthy - to a degree, Regular physical activity is better than occasional all-out workouts.
A lot of people go way overboard with exercise. In today's society, there are many people who push the envelope, that is who use and abuse exercise to reach even exceed limits. If we look at the recommended physical activity level its is intensive exercise thrice a week. But currently, 75% of the people cannot be persuaded to exercise. They are not interested. They consider physical activity as a strain and don't want to do it. The physical activity recommendation currently is 5 times a week. for 30 minutes. This activity is not to be understood as formal exercising but it can be cycling to work, gardening or performing stretches at office.
Listen to your body and take occasional breaks.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Eye Care Tips

  • Wash your eyes with cold water at regular intervals.
  • Eat foods rich in vitamins like papaya, egg, fish, milk, green leafy vegetables.
  • Increase your water intake.
  • Use slices of cucumber and potato regularly to reduce the dark circles under your eyes.
  • Blink often or close your eyes to relax the eye muscles.
  • Take a short nap to reduce the puffiness in the eyes.
  • Get regular eye-check ups done.
  • Wear proper sun glasses.
  • Foods rich in vitamin A helps reduce the risk of night- blindness and cataract. 

Monday, March 05, 2012

Do not starve to become slim

People who want to slim down should never starve. Several days of starving increases the craving for food. To prevent over eating impulse the stomach must be filled and the body’s requirements of vital nutrients must be met.

The intake and choice of foods should not be restricted too radically because the rapid weight loss creates adverse effects. A basic slimming diet consists of vegetables, legumes, fruit, leafy greens, nuts, saltwater fish, lean meat, poultry and milk or dairy products. The diet should be balanced.

Slight changes in the diet will certainly help in burning the fat in a healthy way. Occasional indulgence in desired low fat chocolates/sweets is permissible. The weight loss should be gradual and should not cut down the metabolic rate.

Courtesy : The hindu, Wellness, 5/3/2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tips to ease mouth ulcers

Here are some tips to ease mouth ulcers:

Gargle frequently with a solution made of salt and warm water.  the saline mixture sterilises the mouth blisters.
Avoid drinking tea or coffee and spicy foods.
Rub a garlic onto the ulcer.  It may sting but the ulcer maybe gone in a while.
Add a teaspoon of honey to a glass of water and gargle.
Mouth ulcers are due to lack of vitamin C.  Drink plenty of orange juice.
Much few raw onions as the sulphur in the onions are good cure  for ulcers.

Beneficial Junk Foods!!!!

Recent studies have proved that certain junk foods can also be beneficial.  Indulging in some of these junk foods of course limited quantities may impart goodness.

A desirable movie accompaniment helps to curb cravings a is very less in calories.

Processed Cheese
The anti-carcinogenic properties found in cheese is an effective antioxidant.

Baked snacks
These are the most recent introductions which contain very less oil and made of whole wheat and dash of spice.  Which is a delight for the taste buds and curb cravings. Whole wheat crackers that are available is the best example for baked snacks and is a preferred tea time snack.

Red wine
Resveratrol in the red wine helps prevent inflammations.  It is also rich in antioxidants that prevent heart disease and cancer.

Dark Chocolates
Dark chocolates help keep blood pressure under control. 

Courtesy: Times of India 7/10/2009