We often hear about gardening and cultivation techniques, that are not a healthy practice and make us vulnerable to diseases. The use of artificially synthesized fertilizers, pesticides, or other Genetically Modified Organisms commonly known as GMOs, fall under the category of these unhealthy techniques. The food items produced following these techniques are contemplated to be unsafe and are categorized as Inorganic Food. Besides, Organic Foods are the ones that are produced by not using any of these artificially processed synthesizers. Some of the organic food items are processed foods, fresh products, meat, and dairy. Drinks and frozen meals are also some Organic Food examples.Continue reading
Microorganisms are an inseparable part of our lives. There’s always a misunderstanding that microbes are harmful organisms that affect our health. However, it’s just partially true. Our body contains billions of microorganisms in the form of bacteria, viruses, etc., half of which are harmful to us while the other half can fight the hazardous microorganisms.
Our entire body is filled with millions and trillions of microbes, but more than 70% of them lie in our gut. Studies have proven that the microbes in our clean gut contribute significantly to our healthy immune system and ensure the supply of essential nutrients.
Parents today know the importance of the outdoors and thus seek to procure their children the essence of nature. With the overall complexities and catastrophes in the surrounding, it’s vital to allow children to strengthen their bodies and mind simultaneously. Outdoor activities like physical games, exploring nature through trips, visiting different places, etc. can engage their interest to do more. Trekking is one such outdoor activity, that can expose children to nature as well as strengthen their life skills.
Being a parent if you wish to introduce your children to the outdoor activity of trekking, you should start it from early childhood. Children in their early growing years are curious to explore new dimensions of fun and end their notoriety in exciting ways. So, what are you waiting for, plan your next outdoor trip with your children today!Continue reading
Welcome to Bloating! Ever woke up in the morning and found your tummy to be bigger and bulkier than the previous day? Just before your meal, you’re fitting into your clothes and the very next hour, you feel like they’ve gone tight suddenly? But then, you’re back to your normal self in a few hours or maybe, in a day or two. Well, you don’t gain weight/fat overnight. Neither do you lose it so quickly. Let’s just get that out of our way. What happens to your body, when you see these sudden changes, is called Bloating. In simple terms, you swell up. It’s an extremely common phenomenon and happens to everybody! Today, let’s dive deeper and understanding bloating better and know the ways to tackle it.
Let’s talk about the one thing almost everyone is obsessed with – HAIR! With a full industry thriving on treatments, procedures and external applications to treat hair fall, it is high time we realized that it is what we put in the hair that matters more than what we put on the hair. Today, let’s understand and tackle one of the most common problems, hair fall, and understand how our everyday life, diet and the lack of it affect our overall hair health.
One thing synonymous to healthy growth of a child is MILK. We’ve all grown up drinking milk throughout our early life and are still continuing to do so.
While I have already discussed about the need and negative impact of milk on an adult, let’s explore just how much milk is good milk even for a child. Especially when everyone around us advices to give the kid “THE HOLY WHOLE FOOD”.
As random as it may sound but yes, there IS an ideal room temperature for workout. As you would know, there are multiple factors that work in tandem to make a workout session successful. Room temperature being one of them. In outdoor workouts, temperature cannot be controlled and since it is natural with more air and usually sunlight, it does the body good.
But it becomes important when it comes to indoor / closed room workouts, such as in gym or fitness studios.
Girls! We know what a messy pain period can be. Regardless of how much or how less your period cramps hurt, there is no denying that the hormonal changes during PMS and periods can make us extremely moody. And it also tires us out mentally and physically. Resting is usually recommended as it helps us. But what we don’t realize is that working out during periods can be of an ever greater help. I’ll just say it – Workouts are a period’s best friend. Period.
Today, let’s understand why. Continue reading
A new trend in the fitness industry is Destination Workouts. What are they you ask? It’s about a fitness and travel enthusiast traveling to various locations all across and working out in a natural environment. It gives a raw feel when you work out amidst nature and with no gym equipment support.
The workout focuses on strength training as well as cardio, while using your body weight and what nature has to offer. Sometimes, a few people also include basic equipment if nothing is available in the surroundings. The impact is not only on your physical body but also your mental well-being as nature makes you happy!
As we are exploring the most famous diets, I have spoken about 4 diets in the Part 1 of this article.Now, let’s move on to the other diets and understand what is what and should we even be going ahead blindly with any diet that any one recommends. Know this – only because everyone does or knows it, does not make it right.
For a fit & healthy lifestyle, there are two most crucial elements – fitness and nutrition.
While you work out to maintain your fitness level, all fails if your nutrition isn’t proper and more importantly, right. Without the right nutrition/diet, all the intense workout that you may have done either reaps results really slowly or doesn’t have any effect at all.
So what kind of nutrition is right for you? While I have explained all about dieting and bad diets in my articles (DIETING – An introduction to mindful eating and Bad Weight Loss Diets to Avoid & Dieting-A Good Diet, , here we explore the famous diets, how to follow them, and how they affect your body.
Today, let’s talk about a process so natural that almost every woman goes through – Menopause. As a woman, the fear of menopause has been instilled in us since late teens and yet, no one tells us how to prepare ourselves with the right tools to deal with this phase of life with ease. Life doesn’t stop at menopause. So why should you? Yes, let’s jump right at it and understand what happens during a menopause, the care you need to take and how best you can deal with it.
What if I told you the best kept secret to weight loss? One that would not only make you lose weight but will also become a lifestyle that is easily adaptable and manageable? Everything that we do for our weight loss – be it nutrition or exercise, it all falls under the one big umbrella of ‘Calories.’ The one end goal of everything is to burn more calories than you eat. And that, dear reader, is the secret – CALORIE DEFICIT.
Today, let’s unravel this concept to understand what it is and how it helps us.
The Protein family is a big one with many varieties of proteins available in different forms, doing different work. So if you’re confused and wondering where to start, let me take you on this journey today to explore one of the easiest, simplest yet very essential member of the Protein family – BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids).
Hold on! I know what you’re thinking – “There’s a good time and a bad time to workout?” “Isn’t it already enough that I am working out?”
Well, the science behind exercise says that THERE IS a good time to workout. And since you already are working out, wouldn’t you want to actually reap all its benefits? Yes, you do! Today, let’s understand why choosing the right time to workout will take you one more step closer to your goals.
Appetite – we all know this word and what it means. But how familiar are you with the Appestat mechanism? Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, we tend to lose control over this monster and end up binge eating or under eating but do you know what in your body is responsible for regulating appetite? Today, we will explore the science behind this and get to know the driver of this appetite engine, THE APPESTAT – a mechanism that primarily drives your hunger! Why exactly do we need to know this? Well, to get a little more control over your body processes that will only take you closer to better health.
Any machine that works continuously is bound to heat up a lot, get over worked, under perform after a while until it finally wears out. And the human body is the most complex machine that was ever made. Your body does a lot all through the day, just to get you around and get your work done. If not rested well, the first symptoms that pop up are tiredness and fatigue, eventually leading to illness. Imagine the kind of ‘stress’ your exercise puts your entire body under. Hence, rest and recovery after your workouts are paramount not just to function normally but also to give time to the workout to show results. Today, let us understand what is ‘REST AND RECOVERY PERIOD’, and how & why we must do it.