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Wanna look gorgeous? Add these foods to your menu!

October 20, 2017

You might be spending a huge sum on beauty creams, shampoos, and lotions! All you need is a tempting look, right? I am sure that some of you have even gone starving for days, sacrificing your favorite snacks, but beauty is not about sacrificing food, but dining the proper food! Get glowing skin, thicker hair, lustrous eyes, and a fitter body, all with the help of taking the right foods.

Fish: Fish, such as sardines and mackerel contain omega- 3 fatty acids that reduce skin inflammation and keep it moisturized. They also promote elasticity, keeping wrinkles at away.

Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, etc., contain antioxidants that get rid of free radicals in the blood and guard your collagen, thereby boosting skin repair. It makes your skin smooth and plump.

Cashews and Green Peas: A huge source of Zinc! Helps the immune system to function properly, and plays an important role in the formation of your connective tissues too.

Apricots: Contains vitamin A, which helps in better eye health and immune system function, which keeps you vital and strong from head to toe.

Bananas: Bananas are best for the body. Helps in getting an elastic skin, which is a sign of hydration and general health, which means reduced flaking and dry spots.

Spinach: Spinach is high in iron, but it’s also rich in carotenoids, which keep the whites of your eyes clear instead of milky.

Pomegranates: This beautiful fruit is considered as a hair and scalp super food for its antioxidant properties and UVA-blocking agents that prevent premature aging of your skin and hair.

Coconut: The water from coconuts is a great natural hydration aid and contains potassium, an electrolyte that helps to move the nutrients into our cells.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes, it contains a huge amount of antioxidants, that helps you from sun damage.

Apart from all these, have enough chicken, pork, milk, cheese, yeast, peanuts, beans, and cereals to get a healthy hair, glowing skin and a healthy body. Not only food, but a good lifestyle is also required for a healthy body and mind.

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!

HEALTH CARE, TIPS

Six Reasons Why You Should Walk Regularly

July 2, 2017

What’s so special about walking? Nothing special. It’s just a simple way, say an aerobic exercise, of keeping your body and mind fit, keeping you fresh and lively for long hours. I used to see a lot of youngsters and aged ones walking on the streets and grounds, taking care of their body in a fine manner. Walking is gaining momentum among people of all age groups, earlier this was not the case. Now people are becoming more aware of this. We need to walk at least 30 minutes daily, try to walk daily in the morning. You can fix 5.30 to 6 AM or 6 to 6.30 AM. A morning walk gives us a lot of energy to move on the remaining part of the day in an active manner.

According to studies, women who walk have less body fat than those who don’t walk. Let’s have a look at 6 benefits of walking.

1. Walk for your heart: Regular walking reduces the risk of heart ailments. It can lower the levels of bad cholesterol and increase the levels of good cholesterol. Chances for a stroke will also be less. You can control high blood pressure with a 30-minute walk regularly.

2. Good for osteoporosis: Having regular walk can stop the loss of bone mass for patients with osteoporosis. For women, post-menopause, daily walk for 30 minutes reduces the risk of hip fractures to a large extent.

3. Walk to burn weight: Walk 2 miles per hour for 30 minutes, you will be able to reduce 75 calories of weight. It’s a fantastic yet simple exercise to burn your calories in an effective manner. Don’t bother about the possibilities of being an overweight, if you walk regularly.

4. Walk to strengthen muscle: Regular walking makes your leg and abdominal muscles strong.

5. Walk for a sound sleep: Those are lucky who have a sound sleep. Sleepless nights are becoming a big problem for many. Regular one-hour morning walk gives men and women sound sleep in the night. Some studies prove that women who walk are more likely to relieve insomnia than women who don’t have the habit of walking.

6. Walk for happiness: Walking matters a lot for this one reason, happiness. A fresh money walk is grand enough to change your mood. It can bring out positive energy. It’s a great anti-depression strategy. It can reduce stress and anxiety. If you want to be positive, no second thought, start walking.