Tips to Manage and Reduce Stress

Tips to Manage and Reduce Stress

We live in a world overrun by stress. The pace and complexity of modern life has greatly challenged our ability to live healthily and fully in the present moment. While stress is omnipresent in each of our lives to varying degrees, it has reached a point of grave concern and must be addressed and conquered in order to survive.  Between juggling work, family, and other commitments, you can become too stressed out and busy.  But…

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Power Nap: Should You or Should You Not?

Power Nap: Should You or Should You Not?

Sleeping is important not only for mental but for physical wellness too.  But the role that power nap plays in our well-being is something that is rarely taken into consideration.  Let us know why power nap is important and what all incredible benefits it provides. Sara Mednick, a sleep scientist and author of “Take a Nap! Change your life” says that without a mid-day power nap, an individual cannot perform at an optimum level throughout…

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How to do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

How to do Meditation: A Beginner’s Guide

The word ‘Meditation’ comes from the Latin root ‘meditatum’ which means ‘to ponder’. Meditation can be described as a practice that helps silence the mind. Some even describe it as a state of ‘thoughtless awareness’ – a condition where your mind is free of the non-stop tick-tock of thoughts while being completely aware of yourself. How does meditation work? The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is a part of the Central Nervous System and regulates unconscious…

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Holistic Wellness for 2017

Holistic Wellness for 2017

Holistic Wellness integrates the Mind, Body and Spirit with a balanced flow of energy.  It is an ongoing process of choices that ultimately form the stories of our lives. Mind includes the constructive and creative use of your mind, knowing and living up to your ideals, maintaining a loyalty to your ideals, and nurturing close friendships. Body includes making the choices that are in your best interest, and the informed and consistent pursuit of nutrition, exercise, and…

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Health Education for Teachers Benefits Students: Study

Health Education for Teachers Benefits Students: Study

A study has found that health education on non-communicable diseases imparted to teachers could have a cascading effect on students. As many as 1,000 teachers from two high schools in Chennai and Tiruvallur districts were selected for the project.  Each teacher, in turn, was instructed to educate 100 high school students. The training was held at the School Education Directorate in Chennai and the headquarters training centre in the district. The project, funded by World…

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School Children Need Over Three Physical Education Classes a Week: Study

School Children Need Over Three Physical Education Classes a Week: Study

Schools across India require a better system to impart physical education (PE) as a study which found that one in every three children have low Body Mass Indexes (BMIs). It found that a similar number of children cannot sprint for their age and lack the required upper body strength. “The school-going child has a developing body and it requires proper diet and a good amount of time and space to play,” says Saumil Majmudar, CEO…

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Apple Launches First CareKit in Healthcare Apps

Apple Launches First CareKit in Healthcare Apps

Apple on Thursday launched the first set of apps developed using CareKit, an open-source platform that lets developers make healthcare apps for iOS. Among the four released apps, one helps users manage diabetes and one lets patients track symptoms of depression. Apps made through CareKit allows users to track their activity levels, weight, food intake, treatment progress and medication schedules. Source: The Verge

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Apollo Ties Up With Google Health Card In India

Apollo Ties Up With Google Health Card In India

Apollo Hospitals has entered into a tie-up with Google in providing health information as part of the search engine’s launch of Health Card in India. Health Card, introduced in the US last year, provides a person with basic information about a disease on the Google search engine presented in a layman’s terms – like its prevalence, symptoms and diagnosis. Joint Managing Director Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited Sangita Reddy said that Apollo had compiled comprehensive information…

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World Health Day: Global Report On Diabetes

World Health Day: Global Report On Diabetes

The World Health Day, a global health awareness day, is celebrated worldwide under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 7 every year. WHO is marking its annual World Health Day (7 April), which celebrates the Organization’s founding in 1948, by issuing a call for action on diabetes.  In its first “Global report on diabetes”, WHO highlights the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease. The number of people…

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Cholesterol And Health

Cholesterol And Health

Cholesterol like oil is insoluble in blood and therefore it needs to be carried from one part to other part of the body.  These carriers are called lipoproteins fat (lipid) +protein.  This is of two types. Low density (LDL) and High density (HDL). LDL Bad cholesterol – It helps to form plaques in the blood vessels, that are hard and makes the vessel thicker and less flexible. HDL Good cholesterol – This carries the bad ones to liver for…

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