India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

India Bans Homework and Heavy Schoolbags to Prevent Spinal Damage

The heavy schoolbags put on immense pressure on a child. Not just physical pressure but mental pressure as well. This curriculum burden is gradually becoming a lifestyle problem affecting many children. So much so that there’s a Bengali children’s’ song depicting this. In order to remedy this, the Indian Government has taken a bold step of banning homework and heavy school bags. What is it? The government has issued weight guidelines for school bags depending…

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MCI Directed to Offer Courses on Trigger Point and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy

MCI Directed to Offer Courses on Trigger Point and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy

In what comes as a surprise to many, the Madras High Court has directed the Central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to answer their query on Musculo-Skeletal Therapy Courses. What is it? The Court has asked MCI whether there is any Super-Specialty Diploma or Super-Specialty course available in Trigger Point Therapy and Musculo-Skeletal Therapy and how many experts in the said techniques are available in the country. The court also directed the…

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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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Eco-friendly menu Served at UN high-level Lunch

Eco-friendly menu Served at UN high-level Lunch

The “Landfill Salad” was made from unwanted vegetable scraps, stalks and outer leaves salvaged from the waste of big food producers, and liquid drained from a can of chickpeas. The burgers and fries came from discarded vegetables, ends of cucumber thrown out by picklers and cow corn, which is used for feeding animals or for making ethanol. The “Spent Grain Bread” was baked from grain mash left over from brewing and distilling process, and unrefined…

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