PERIODS MYTHS AND FACTS

Periods (also called menses or menstruation), a totally natural process, are associated with multiple cultural beliefs and taboos. These myths and misbeliefs have been holding women back. To end the social stigma linked with menstruation or periods, it is important to set your facts straight. Here is a small attempt to normalize the menstrual cycle… Continue reading PERIODS MYTHS AND FACTS

CONSTIPATION : SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES

Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal. Almost everyone goes through it at some point. Although it’s not usually serious, you’ll feel much better when your body is back on track. The normal length of time between bowel movements varies widely from person to person. Some people have… Continue reading CONSTIPATION : SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES

FOODS TO IMPROVE LIVER HEALTH

The liver is a powerhouse of an organ. It performs a variety of essential tasks, ranging from producing proteins, cholesterol, and bile to storing vitamins, minerals, and even carbohydrates. It also breaks down toxins like alcohol, medications, and natural byproducts of metabolism. Keeping your liver in good shape is important for maintaining health. 1. Coffee… Continue reading FOODS TO IMPROVE LIVER HEALTH

LINK BETWEEN SODIUM (SALT) AND BLOOD PRESSURE

The close relationship between hypertension and dietary sodium intake is widely recognized and supported by several studies. A reduction in dietary sodium not only decreases the blood pressure and the incidence of hypertension, but is also associated with a reduction in morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular diseases. Prolonged modest reduction in salt intake induces a… Continue reading LINK BETWEEN SODIUM (SALT) AND BLOOD PRESSURE

WHY BODY BECOMES SORE AFTER WORKOUT? IS IT GOOD OR BAD?

You crush your morning workout — running farther, lifting heavier or getting in one more round of that circuit. But that sweet satisfaction can quickly turn to regret the next morning when you’re too sore to swing your legs out of bed. Many of us have experienced the burning, aching, jelly-leg feeling that begins hours,… Continue reading WHY BODY BECOMES SORE AFTER WORKOUT? IS IT GOOD OR BAD?

HOW OVERDRINKING LEADS TO LIVER DAMAGE?

Everything is good when taken in moderation. Even alcohol taken in moderation has its own benefits but it turns in evil while over drinking alcohol becomes your habit. Overdrinking not only spoils your health but the life of people you love who loves you and everyone around you. Overdrinking can lead to alcoholic liver disease.… Continue reading HOW OVERDRINKING LEADS TO LIVER DAMAGE?

WHY EXCERCISING IS IMPORTANT FOR WELL BEING OF YOUR BODY?

We know that staying active is one of the best ways to keep our bodies healthy. But did you know it can also improve your overall well-being and quality of life?  Here are just a few of the ways physical activity can help you feel better, look better and live better. Because, why not? Health… Continue reading WHY EXCERCISING IS IMPORTANT FOR WELL BEING OF YOUR BODY?

Anxiety Attack/Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety can occur when a person fears that something bad is going to happen. It is a non-medical term that refers to a feeling of fear or worry that often relates to a particular issue or concern. Anxiety has been linked to stress. As well as feelings of fear and worry, it often involves physical symptoms, such… Continue reading Anxiety Attack/Anxiety Disorder

HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING CUCUMBER

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely-cultivated creeping vine plant in the Cucurbitaceous family that bears usually cylindrical fruits, which are used as vegetables. Considered an annual plant, there are three main varieties of cucumber — slicing, pickling, and burpless/seedless — within which several cultivars have been created. The cucumber originates from South Asia, but now grows on most continents, as many different types of cucumber are traded on… Continue reading HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING CUCUMBER

What is Mindful Breathing and how it helps in achieving positive attitude?

We take 20,000 breaths a day, including while we are asleep. How many of those are you conscious of? We don’t need to be conscious of each of those breaths. This is the wonder of the body. It breathes and digests for us and keeps the heart beating while we attend to our lives. Mindful breathing… Continue reading What is Mindful Breathing and how it helps in achieving positive attitude?