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Doing Yoga asanas incorrectly can cause back pain

10 Apr 2015

For all types of physical exercise, including yoga, there is no concept of `one size fits all’. Wrongly stretching your body or doing incorrect asanas and breathing in an incorrect manner while exercising can be detrimental to your health. Incorrect postures could lead to acute pain and long-standing chronic problems. Yoga is a great form of exercise and has benefits like improving flexibility and strength, and reducing stress and anxiety . Research has also found that yoga can help improve metabolism, heart rate and respiration. But if performed wrongly, it can also cause harm. Similarly Over Doing it can also cause harm. Most yoga injuries develop gradually because of poor.

Oats – The Ultimate Superfood

21 Jan 2015
Oats – The Ultimate Superfood

Having a multifaceted health aura around it, oats is a top ranker in the list of superfoods. This superfood is always the preferred cereal grain for preventive treatment in the case of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, blood pressure and even bowel function. Oats contain a specific type of soluble fibre called beta-glucans, which is known to lower cholesterol. This soluble fibre breaks down, as it passes through the digestive tract, forming a gel that traps substances related to cholesterol, causing a reduction in its absorption from the bloodstream. The bad cholesterol (LDL) is trapped without lowering the good cholesterol (HDL). Apart from its selective lipid-binding role, oats also are one.

Simple breathing can help you shed extra kilos

29 Dec 2014

To completely oxidise 10 kg of human fat, 29 kg of oxygen must be inhaled producing a total of 28 kg of carbon dioxide and 11 kg of water To lose extra fat, all you have to do is breathe in and breathe out more during exercise or brisk walking, new research has revealed that the lungs are the primary excretory organ for fat, noting that more than 80% of body fat can be exhaled away . Excess carbohydrate or protein in the diet is converted to triglyceride, which consists of just three kinds of atoms -carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Shedding unwanted fat requires unlocking the atoms in triglyceride molecules.

Cut diabetes risk with a tablespoon of yogurt a day

10 Dec 2014
Cut diabetes risk with a tablespoon of yogurt a day

A daily tablespoon of yogurt can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells develop resistance to insulin.Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health pooled the results of three prospective cohort studies that followed the medical history and lifestyle habits of health professionals. These studies included the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study (HFPS), which followed 51,529 US male dentists, pharmacists, vets, osteopathic physicians and podiatrists, aged from 40 to 75 years. The researchers found that the total dairy consumption had no association with the risk of developing.

Just because nuts and fresh fruits are good for you doesn’t mean you eat them in large quantities

14 Nov 2014
Just because nuts and fresh fruits are good for you doesn’t mean you eat them in large quantities

Just because nuts and fresh fruits are good for you doesn’t mean you eat them in large quantities. Dieticians discuss the science of portion It’s greed of another kind. But city dieticians are concerned that health conscious people might be taking it too far when consuming foods they believe are good for them.“Often, when they learn something is healthy, they consume it in excess,“ Just like with tasty carbpacked snacks, healthy eats can also wreck havoc with your body if you don’t keep count. Oats, every weight-loss chaser’s favourite, is a common example. “I’ve also seen patients who ate three bowls of dalia (broken wheat) in one meal. This defeats.

Paddleboard yoga: World’s latest fitness trend

28 Oct 2014
Paddleboard yoga: World’s latest fitness trend

Paddleboard yoga: World’s latest fitness trend Workout On Water Hones Balance, Concentration And Lure Exercisers Who Prefer Open Air Move over hot, flying and spinning yoga. Paddleboard yoga is the latest trend to stand the ancient practice of breath control, body postures and movement on its head — this time on a surfboard surrounded by water. Fitness experts and enthusiasts say classes for waterborne yoga, which is also known as Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) hone balance, focus concentration and lure exercisers who prefer open air to overheated studios. “People tell me it’s like walking on water,” said paddleboard racer and yoga instructor Gillian Gibree, who has been teaching Paddleboard Yoga.

Using Hypnosis and Self- Hypnosis to Cure Insomnia

21 Oct 2014
Using Hypnosis and Self- Hypnosis to Cure Insomnia

Using Hypnosis and Self- Hypnosis to Cure Insomnia When someone lies down in bed and “goes to sleep”, they actually move through four different stages of sleep, the last of which is unconscious sleep. The four stages of sleep are: Thinking Fantasy Hypnoidal Unconscious Sleep Stage 1 – Thinking When we get into bed, we start thinking about the events of the day or, possibly, what will happen tomorrow, or any myriad of things. Stage 2 – Fantasy Whether the person is consciously aware of it or not, his thoughts eventually turn to thoughts ASSOCIATED with relaxation. (Perhaps thought of a future vacation or activity in a place that person.

Honey and Lemon Ideal for Cough and Colds

20 Oct 2014
Honey and Lemon Ideal for Cough and Colds

With the change in weather, and cough and cold infections on the rise, most people rely a lot on the over-the-counter cough syrups and medication.However, doctors say they are of no use. One expert even says that that there is no evidence to suggest cough medicines actually work. The British National Health Service officially recommends opting for “a homemade cough remedy containing honey and lemon.“ Honey, they state, is a demulcent, which means it coats the throat and relieves the irritation that causes coughing.On its website, it says “There’s no quick way of getting rid of a cough caused by a viral infection. It will usually clear up after your.

Yoga for Bad Breath

07 Oct 2014

Your company is hosting a party for a recent success and every employee and board member is going to be there. You are dressed in your best evening gown, matching accessories and a pair of gorgeous stilettos to compliment your look. People are admiring your look and complementing you. Everything is perfect, until you notice that your breath has started to smell bad; perhaps because of that starter you just had! People notice this too and keep the conversations short and move away quickly. What could’ve been a perfect evening to impress your bosses quickly turns into a disastrous one. Even with your perfectly dressed look, your bad breath has.

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath)

07 Oct 2014

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath) Bhramari pranayama is very effective in instantly calming your mind down. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of agitation, frustration or anxiety and get rid of anger. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself. This breathing technique derives its name from the black Indian bee called Bhramari. (Bhramari = type of Indian bee; pranayama = breathing technique) The exhalation in this pranayama resembles the typical humming sound of a bee, which explains why it is named so.   How To Practice Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath) Sit up straight in a quiet, well ventilated.