August 13, 2013 at 7:47 PM #8241
Health is wealth! And to maintain yours, here are our top 10 easy-to-follow health tips.
Eat right – Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
Consult any nutritionist and she will give you the same advice. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and eating the right food is vital. It will provide energy for your everyday tasks. Dinner on the other hand, should be light so that it is digested easily. Another thing to remember is to avoid skipping meals. Starving yourself will not help; it will make your body weak and affect your health in the long run.
Go for regular health check-ups –Let no secrets come between you and your body.
Health check-ups are not just for old people. Everyone should get one complete body check-up done annually, to know if there is anything wrong with their body. Diagnosing a problem in its initial stage is always better. Another thing to do it to get health insurance once you start earning. You will be paying lesser premium for a good cover as you will be in a better state of health.
Exercise – Release happy hormones (endorphins) by engaging in regular physical activity.
The brain releases endorphins when we exercise and this not only makes us upbeat but also our body feels light and fresh. After sweating it out in the gym or playing a sport, we let go of toxins from our body. Regular exercise goes a long way in keeping various ailments at bay.
Say no to red – Do not eat too much red meat.
Avoid eating too much red meat in your diet as it can lead to various health issues. Research shows that consuming too much red meat can up the risk of diabetes and heart disease. What’s also interesting is it shrinks the carbon footprint by 28 million tonnes every year.
Watch your alcohol intake – Toast only on special occasions like your birthday or anniversary.
Alcohol has empty calories – every gram has about 7 calories and it’s easy to go overboard as it is a drink. So, instead of binge drinking every Friday, why not save it for special occasions? You can opt for fresh juices or lemonades in pubs. Or if you really have to drink, stick to one drink and sip on it slowly for it to last longer.
Quit smoking – Kick the butt for better sex life, for slower ageing of skin, to prevent cancer.
Smoking surely affects various organs of your body but it can drastically affect your sex life. Getting an erection becomes difficult and smokers are more prone to impotence and erectile dysfunction. It also results in early appearance of wrinkles on the face and can also lead to mouth and lung cancer.
Start healthy – Begin your day with a glass of lukewarm water.
Drinking a glass of lukewarm water in the morning before you eat anything is good for your system as it helps in easing out bowel movements, flushes out toxins and also keeps your skin hydrated and supple. Warm water is better suited than cold or normal water as it is easy for the body to take in. You can add some honey in it too.
Workout ethics – Don’t exercise on an empty stomach.
No, you won’t lose more weight by exercising on an empty stomach. All you will feel is tired, de-energised and fatigued within a few minutes of your workout. You need to consume something before you exercise (with some gap between the two). This will add more stamina and energy and act like a fuel to your workout regimen.
Stop stressing – Don’t worry, be happy.
This saying holds true in every scenario! Stress will not get you anywhere. You need to breathe and think with a calm mind than taking a bad decision in a hurry and regretting it later. Apart from these, stress also plays havoc with your health. It makes you overeat, and also results in panic attacks and some studies have linked it to heart disease as well.August 14, 2013 at 6:46 PM #8251
Seven easy home remedies to cure dandruff
Dandruff is a hair and scalp problem which is very common and is one of the most embarrassing hair conditions that one can face. It also leads to lower one’s self confidence eventually and in worst cases, constant itching can lead to acne.
There can be many causes of dandruff, but it mainly occurs due to growth of fungal infection on the scalp and is an infectious condition. The problem of dandruff can arise simply because of extreme exposure to heat and cold, or may be due to a complex problem like dermatitis. One might not be aware but problems like hormonal fluctuations, stress, neurological disorders can also lead to itchy, flaky scalp.
But, you need not to worry much as we bring to you seven easy home remedies to get rid of those pesky flakes:
Lemon wash: Take peels of around 3-4 lemons and boil them in water. After the solution cools down, apply it on your hair and then rinse it off. Repeat this activity at least twice a week and see the change.
Fenugreek (methi) paste: Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water and then make a fine paste out of it. Now, apply this paste for around 30 minutes on your scalp and then wash it off later. Repeat this procedure for at least four weeks.
Aloe Vera gel: Aloe vera contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which help a lot in keeping a check on dandruff. Take some aloe vera gel and apply it on your scalp for around 30 minutes. Later, wash your hair with some mild shampoo. Repeat this remedy at least twice a day to keep dandruff under check.
Beetroot and ginger paste: Take some ginger and beetroot and grind them to make a fine paste. Now, apply this paste on your scalp every night and massage them well. Later, wash it off in morning.
Neem leaves paste: Take some neem leaves and boil them for 30 minutes. Now, crush them and make a paste. After this, apply this paste on your scalp for around an hour and then rinse it off later. You will notice that your hair look much healthier.
Tulsi and Amla paste: Tulsi (basil) is known since eons for its healing properties. Take few Tulsi leaves, make a paste of them and then mix this paste in amla powder. Apply this paste for around 30 minutes on your scalp and then wash your hair thoroughly. You will see that this remedy works wonders.
Reetha: Yes, reetha which is mainly used to wash hair is also a wonder home remedy when it comes to treating dandruff. You can either use reetha soap or one can also make a paste using reetha powder and apply it on your scalp. After two hours, wash it thoroughly with shampoo.
Try these home remedies and you can surely be able to say bye-bye to dandruff in a healthy and natural way.August 15, 2013 at 6:47 PM #8304
health tip: do not over eat when you are stressed.August 15, 2013 at 6:49 PM #8305
stressed = desserts (spelled backwards)
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