HAIR CARE, PROBLEMS, TIPS

Does Wearing a Helmet Cause Hair Loss?

October 9, 2017

Do you own a bike? If yes, for sure you got a riding helmet too. Usually, when we wear the helmet, we feel some irritation and discomfort beneath it. Maybe because of this, most of us refuse to wear the helmet while riding. Now, it’s a big no-no to riding without a helmet. But, if your helmet is so tight and misfitting, which over time may lead to huge hair loss. Apart from this some other troubles can also arise due to wearing the helmet.

Hair loss from wearing a helmet can also occur when your head sweats. The sweat gathers on the pores can damage the roots of your hair, causing loss of hair especially for men. Cover your head with a scarf, which will absorb the moisture from your head and will keep the natural oils that seal in your hair. This will make your hair intact in your head. Make sure that you wear your helmet properly and normally.

Give your hair some air by taking a break or have a stopover when you opt for a long drive. Your helmet becomes a breeding ground for airborne bacteria due to sweat, dirt and food particles that could infect your scalp and cause hair fall. It could also affect the growth of your hair. Clean your helmet with an anti-bacterial solution regularly, which is the best and easiest thing you can keep your helmet healthy. Make sure you always let it dry thoroughly after every wash to make it bacteria-free. This will prevent infection in your scalp too.

 

Remember, it is better to lose your hair than losing your life. Don’t worry! Helmet hair loss can be prevented and cured anyway.

HAIR CARE, PROBLEMS, TIPS

Wanna turn your hair strong and gorgeous?

September 25, 2017

Hair is our pride. Healthy and gorgeous hair is everyone’s dream. Yet, there is no overnight formula to get beautiful hair. For the nourishment of our hair, a proper hair care routine should be followed, which will keep it the best every day. Some dos and don’t can keep our hair strong and gorgeous.

 If you wash your hair every single day, it will strip off the natural oils from your hair, leaving it dull, and dry. At the same time combing, wet hair tends to stretch the strands, which causes wear and tear and split ends. Your hair is most delicate and fragile when wet, and therefore combing or styling straight after a shower is a big no no. Use a wide-toothed comb to untangle. Let your hair dry before styling.

Tying your hair tight with headbands, stretch the hair shaft, causing it to break. It can also lead to a condition called traction alopecia, a form of hair loss which is caused by the constant pulling of hair. On the other side, chlorine or salt water can strip the sebum (scalp’s natural oils) out of your hair, leaving it unprotected, and in the long run cause lot of damage – drying it out, causing frail hair, and even altering the hair colour. Apply coconut oil, which not only coats the hair shaft, but penetrates deep into the hair shaft and offers full protection. Using a swim can also give extra safety.

A regular oil massage is a great way to treat your scalp and hair. A gentle oil massage with your finger tips moisturizes the hair and scalp and stimulates blood flow to the roots of your hair.  After washing your hair, finish with a cold rinse. This can flatten the hair cuticles, making your hair softer, smoother and shinier. Also, protect your hair from sun damage: Like your skin, your hair should also be protected from the harsh rays of the sun. Wear a hat or scarf when spending a long time in the sun.

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HEALTH CARE, TIPS

Lifestyle changes help to Prevent and Manage Obesity — 10 Tips to follow

September 9, 2017

Anti-Obesity Day is observed in various parts of the world on November 26. The World Anti-Obesity Day aims at raising awareness and educating the community about obesity harms and complications. Obesity is rapidly growing and becoming a killer disease. Medically, it is a condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to such an extent that it may cause serious health problems. Obesity reduces life expectancy and increases the likelihood of heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and other diseases. Obesity rates are rising most dramatically in urban settings.

A person whose Body Mass Index (BMI) — the individual’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters — is greater than or equal to 25 is Overweight. A person whose BMI is greater than or equal to 30 is considered Obese.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Overweight and Obesity pose the fifth leading risk for global deaths. The WHO states that at least 2.8 million adults die every year on account of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of diabetes cases, 23% of ischaemic heart diseases and 7–41% of certain instances of cancer are attributable to overweight and obesity. The WHO points out that the incidence of obesity worldwide has nearly doubled since 1980 and that 65% of the world’s population now lives in countries where more deaths are attributable to overweight and obesity than being underweight.

A study published in the noted medical journal Lancet says India is just behind US and China in this global hazard list of top 10 countries with the highest number of obese people. Our state Kerala has the second-highest rate of childhood obesity in the country after Punjab, according to the fourth round of the National Health Survey. This year’s world obesity day is giving special importance to child obesity. Child and adolescent obesity have risen rapidly around the world.

A balanced diet with adequate amounts of vegetables, proteins, and fruits is the key to managing weight. Do not Diet to lose weight but Eat Right.

1. Include more fiber in the diet

2. Reduce junk food and snacks

3. Consume low-fat dairy products, lean meat and nuts

4. Do not skip meals

5. Eat small and frequent meals; follow 6 meal patterns a day.

6. King size Breakfast. This indicates not the quantity, as misunderstood by many, instead indicate the quality of your Breakfast.

7. Control or limit the intake of sugar, salt, spices and oil.

8. Eat low-fat meals

9. Exercise regularly 4–5 times a week

10. Monitor weight regularly

Uncontrolled obesity will spoil the next generation. So eat healthily and live healthy for a better tomorrow!

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Hair care is not a girly thing, It’s for men too!

September 9, 2017
hair care for men

Hair care is not only for women. It is for men too. They also face office stress, lack of proper nap, vitamin deficiency, etc., which leads to huge hair fall. By age 50, more than 50 % of men experience significant hair loss. If you’re worried about the number of hairs you find in your towel when you dry the hair, you must read this article. Whatever the reason for your hair loss, here are a few quick changes you can make to protect the hair you have and keep it healthy and strong:

Avoid high fat diets first. Avoid food that is too high in fat. They may change your blood into acidic. Avoid consuming excessive animal fats, animal protein and salt. This will help delay hair loss in men prone to male pattern baldness. Try to eat enough protein too. Hair is mostly made up of protein, so it’s important to eat enough protein daily, in order to keep it strong. According to studies, men should eat about 50 grams per day with a diet that includes fish, eggs, nuts, chicken, wheat and other high- quality proteins.

Your hair can get a number of  benefits from Silica. The body uses silica to help it absorb vitamins and minerals. Without enough of it, the body can’t absorb the good vitamins and minerals that we take in through diet. Eat your dose of silica through fresh veggies like bean sprouts, cucumber,  red and green peppers, and potatoes.

Enough vitamin intake is necessary for the growth and strength of hair. Good hair requires a diet rich in vitamins. Vitamin- B-6 is essential, and occurs naturally in fish, chickpeas, and beef. Vitamin E makes hair healthy by keeping it shiny and vibrant. Eat enough avocados, nuts, and olive oil.  Apart from all these, your hair styling also matters. The hair styling product that you use is a key component to prevent hair loss. Use of hair gels and other fashion products have to be controlled. Natural hair care oils and shampoos can promote growth and strength to your body.

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Yoga for Harmony and Peace

July 5, 2017

Yoga is a powerful natural state that can inspire you in many ways!

We decided to celebrate this International Yoga Day with SOS Children’s village, Aluva. Dr.Saji Kumar spoke on the importance & benefits of Yoga Day. And also he demonstrated yoga-inspired exercises to promote lifetime wellness. They were made aware of the relevance of the yoga in daily life. Yoga is above all the regular physical exercises as it paves the way for disciplinary lifestyle amidst the students. It serves both the physical and the psychological aspects of a person. Yoga could help students with their all-round growth. Emotional, physical, intellectual and social are the various dimensions of personality development. The various breathing techniques in yoga can help students control their thoughts and emotions, attain harmony and manage their social life well. Yoga is more than just breathing techniques and correct postures, it is a way of leading a healthy life. Make meditation a daily routine to overcome stress. Yoga is a continuous process. So keep practicing! The deeper you go into your yoga practice, the more profound will be its benefits.

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SKIN CARE, TIPS

Ayurveda Tips to Rejuvenate Yourself

July 2, 2017

No matter what your age, there are things you can do to look and feel younger, healthier and happier. Our body needs cleaning internally and externally. In our body, numerous functions are continuously performed. The metabolism which is going on at the level of each and every cell in the body generates waste products (toxins) which get accumulated in the various systems, tissues, and organs. These toxins need to be removed periodically because if they get accumulated they can interfere the normal functioning systems or organs, which can cause diabetes, asthma, hypertension, heart diseases etc. Ayurveda has a perfect understanding of the body hence it has advised Panchakarma, for the complete detoxification and rejuvenation of the body.

Ayurveda has two main objectives – one is to maintain health and the second is to cure diseases. Rasayana or rejuvenation is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy to restore the body’s vitality to its fullest capacity. It is defined as any herb, food, or activity which restores youthfulness and cures disease. Rejuvenation therapy helps in keeping the body young and lively, in addition to maintaining good health, curing illness, increasing memory and promoting longevity. This therapy also increases the energy levels and boosts mental and physical capabilities of the body. It improves voice modulation, skin complexion, and vitalizes the sense organs. Rasayana (visualizers) replenish the body fluids keeping it far from diseases. Apart from this, rejuvenation therapy is also considered effective in treating Rhinitis, Allergy, Bronchitis, Cardiac diseases etc. On the whole, rejuvenation therapy goes a long way in toning up skin and muscles and is considered as a treatment that helps in finding the way to eternal youth. Rejuvenation therapy reduces the oxidative stress and reduces the free radical injury and delays aging. If you are planning to improve your vitality, and wish to have a fresh and energetic body, this therapy can be of help.