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Recipe for a daily morning health drink…

morning healthy juices For some reason we simply do not have the time to have the recommended 2-4 servings of fruits a day. When we are all in a rush to get to work, trying to manage our time, who has the time to do a daily check on the food we eat? But what if we told you there was a way to . . .

Type A personality diet plan

personality type A diet If you simply thought that your job or lifestyle was the only reason for your ill health and unhealthy eating habits, well here’s news for you. You personality type could also be the reason for you being stressed and wrong eating! Type A personalities have a rushed, angry and reactive kind of behavior and highly stressed lives. They are supposedly are . . .

Moderate drinking may actually keep you alive longer!

man drinking beer for living longer New studies suggest that those who drink moderately throughout their lives live longer than those who do not drink at all. In fact even heavy drinkers outlive teetotallers! Before you hurry to bring out that bottle, note by moderate drinking, we mean 1 to 3 drinks a day. In a study conducted over a period of 20 years, it was found . . .

Obese? No problem, just reduce the size of your stomach!

obese kid unhealthy eating Most teens are resorting to this very option. With increasing intake of junk food and horribly unhealthy diets, the number of obese kids between the ages 14-18 has increased three fold. And now they are resorting to the option of bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery or weight-loss surgery is a procedure wherein the size of the stomach is reduced — often by . . .

Mobile Applications help you lose weight!!

Loseit Losing weight was never that easy. From dieticians to nutritionists to gym trainers, they all tell you the same thing. Eat less and exercise more, keep a watch on how many calories you intake and how many you manage to shed. But what if you had a real time monitor over how much you were consuming and how much you were . . .

Beware! Malaria is on the Rise

malaria is on the rise in India ‘3- fold rise in malaria this month’ scream headlines in a leading city publication. With Mumbai reeling under the Mumbai has recorded a total of 13,818 cases since July 1, it is reason enough to worry if one were to compare these figures to the 4830 cases reported last June. With 1.5 million cases of Malaria being reported in 2009, the . . .

Review: Rujuta Diwekar’s Don’t lose your mind, Lose your weight!

Rujuta Diwekar’s Lose your weight, Don’t lose your mind! During one of my monthly book buying binges at Crossword around 4 months ago, I came across this book called “Don’t lose your mind, LOSE YOUR WEIGHT” by author Rujuta Diwekar who is well known for being Dietician & Nutritionist for “the-size-zero­-Kareena-Kapoor”. Due to some books remaining unread, it took a little while for this book’s turn to come for . . .

All this Sitting is Killing Us!

sitting for long periods of time can increase your death risk! 20th century has seen many such inventions that have been aimed at making our lives easier. But while doing so, these inventions have also made us considerably lazy! And this laziness has spilled over to our professional and personal lives, where physical activity has taken a back seat in favor of sitting. While, we all thought that there was nothing . . .

Household cleaners increase risk of Breast Cancer

household cleaners can double the risk of breast cancer Be warned women! For your efforts to keep you house sparkling clean, might just double your chances of developing breast cancer. According to a research conducted on 1500 women by breast cancer researchers from the American Silent Spring Institute, it was found that regular exposure to a combination of various household products doubled the risk of breast cancer! The study, which . . .

Excellent Documentary on Why Thin People are Not Fat

Why Thin people are not Fat Haven't you heard of thousand studies and papers dissecting obesity and weight gain? But here is one that talks about why some people do not gain weight no matter how much they eat. Being an anmoly in a world of overweight people, it will be interesting to know what exactly helps them stay in shape while others around them struggle to put off . . .

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