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Compulsive Healthy Eating

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Eating healthy and feeling healthy has taken on an entirely new meaning in today’s generation.  But for some it’s more like a compulsive disorder. Looking and feeling good is much more than just outwardly presentation of our body, how we feel from within is equally important. In a quest to achieve the perfect body, we see people resorting to fad diets and succumbing to the so called healthy food which is probably damaging us more than healing us. ‘Orthorexia’ is the term we use for people who are obsessed with such healthy diet fads. Orthorexia in short is nothing but […]

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Diet and Its Correlation to Blood Pressure

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What Is High Blood Pressure? High Blood Pressure (HBP) is also known as Hypertension (HTN). It is the pressure exerted by blood on the walls of arteries. It is termed as a silent killer and is very dangerous to your health. High blood pressure increases the work of heart, blood vessels and arteries supplying blood in the body by pushing them to supply blood evenly to each and every cell. Narrower our arteries are higher will be the blood pressure. Normal Values of Pressure Blood pressure readings are measure as systolic and diastolic (that is pressure during contraction and relaxation). […]

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Maintaining Cholesterol with These Healthy Tips

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What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol in simple terms is a type of fat found in our blood and body tissues. Cholesterol is produced by the liver in our body and is carried from the liver to the cells by Low density lipoprotein (LDL) which is also called as the bad cholesterol. We also have High density lipoprotein (HDL) or the good cholesterol which collects excess cholesterol from cells and brings it back to tissues. We also get cholesterol from a number of food items we consume. Cholesterol in a high amount is associated with a high risk of heart diseases. Normal […]

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What Is Body Fat And How To Burn It?

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Fat is no longer the only enemy to healthy body and mind, its sugar as well. Yet excess fat is may it be body fat or food fat is a matter of concern. The only time we adored body fat was when we see a baby. The cute chubby baby fat on a little child is adorable, but the same when seen on a grownup is termed unhealthy or obese. Ideal Body Fat Percentage Ideally, it is normal for women to be fatter than men as the fat supports the reproductive function. Methods like Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and skin […]

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Practical Tips to Face the Challenges in a Diet

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To achieve weight loss or to maintain our optimum body weight along with fitness, we need to follow a balanced regime consisting diet and exercise. It is often said “We are what we eat”, what it means is that whatever we input in our body through the diet we consume results in the output our body produces like good/bad health and being disease free/unwell. In our quest to lose weight temporarily or over a short period of time, people resort to crash diets or unhealthy ways to diet which results in drastic health problems and diseases. Another problem most people […]

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Why Diets Should Be Sustainable?

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Of late we have been coming upon the term Sustainable Diet. What exactly does it mean and what is its importance and benefits? Let’s Learn. What are Sustainable Diets? Sustainable Diet basically means “a diet which can be followed for a long duration and is culturally and regionally accepted. It provides safe and healthy natural resources which are economic, healthy and affordable”. Fad Diets versus Sustainable Diets New and trendy diets which promise fast and unrealistic weight loss are termed as Fad Diets. E.g. Cabbage Soup diet, Baby food diet, zero carb diets etc. They have temporary effects and get […]

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Stay Healthy This World Health Day

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Worldwide, 7th April is celebrated as World Health Day and it also marks the founding day of WHO. What Exactly Do You Mean By Health? Good Health or being healthy means being mentally, socially and physically fit along with being disease free. A lifestyle which keeps us physically as well as mentally healthy should be adapted on a daily basis. Having a nutritious and adequate diet, indulging in exercise or physical activity of any kind, weight and stress management are all spheres of being healthy. What Affects Health? Most important and foremost factor affecting Health is Diet. The input we […]

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Beat the Heat with These Super Summer Foods

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Summer brings with it sweaty and mucky days along with hot sleepless nights. Probably the only season, unlike the rainy and winter, where hot food and beverages are frowned upon. Everyone looks for ways to soothe and cool the body from the outside and inside as well. Summers are the best time to indulge in cool and refreshing foods and drinks which keep our mind and body hydrated and nourished. Various Fruits, Vegetables, yogurt, seeds  etc. contain nutritional properties and essential nutrients. They affect our body and metabolic system due to its higher the water content, better digestion and cooling […]

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Practical Tips to Maintain Hydration This Summer

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In the scorching summer heat, we need more hydration and liquid intake to keep our body’s fluid balanced from the loss of fluids due to excessive heat. The harsh and merciless summer drains our body of water due to sweat and urination leading to dehydration. If the water intake is inadequate in our body, it leads to dehydration nausea, dryness, headache, exhaustion, dry skin etc. Listed below are some practical and simple tips to remain hydrated this summer. Drinking good ol plain Water: Nothing can beat the many advantages of water, especially in summer. Having a glass of water after […]

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Easy Tips to Stay Fit and Lean In Summers

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Summer is the best time to beat the cold lazy blues and get the fitness plan back into action. Summers provide us perfect opportunity to work out both indoors and outdoors at convenient hours. It also accelerates the weight loss process. Let’s Understand Why It Is Easy To Lose Weight In Summers! In the hot summer months, the daily calorie intake decreases as compared to the cooler months as appetite decreases trying to keep the body cool. Consumption of liquids, fruits and juices is maximized due to the heat and parched weather, leading to lesser calorie consumed as compared to […]