Stress: Learning to Deal with the Demon

We all know how bad stress is for us. While I have enlisted to symptoms to identify it in my blog, “Stress: Identifying the Demon”, let’s look at the ways to deal and cope with stress and take complete charge of our health.

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STRESS: Identifying the Demon

A painful word, and even more painful to be under- STRESS.

Why do I call it a Demon? Because it wrecks a havoc on our body, without us even realizing. It doesn’t come as a surprise just how common stress has become these days. Our lifestyle is changing; hectic work, financial troubles, health issues, home, relationships, social media, almost everything around us. The whole environment that we live in, is full of stressors.

And stress only paves way for more stress. Once it gets triggered, our mind overthinks and pushes us to take more stress, without us realizing.

This little “tension” not only gives us a headache but does a lot more harm than we even realize. Today, let’s look at the effect stress has on our mind and body to understand why it is crucial to identify this threat to our health.

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Right Shoes. Right Fitness.

Have you invested in branded, colorful shoes that look good? That’s great! But do you know how important it is for you to have the RIGHT SHOES for your workouts? Yes, your shoes are just as important as the exercise and the right form itself. How? Today, let’s understand the role our feet play while working out and how shoes become a crucial aspect.

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MASSAGE THERAPY

Whether you work out intensely or just work insanely or just diligently go about with your day-to-day activities, you mind and body are stressed either way and that calls for timely relaxation to ensure that you get the much needed time and rest for complete recovery. The best way to ensure it, is a Massage Therapy. We will explore this in detail today to understand not only its benefits but also, how you are injuring your body by not getting one done.

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PCOS

With 1 in every 10 women being diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), this term has become even more common off late and people are more open to discuss this disorder. Better treatments and more awareness are helping women deal with this syndrome and the other health related complications that arise from it. Today, let’s discuss PCOS in detail to understand it better and tackle it better.

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Milk – Not your Child’s Best Friend

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”.

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Milk – The Whole Food: Boon or Bane?

Milk – It is the most abundantly available and a thoroughly enjoyed food, consumed worldwide. We’ve all grown up hearing this age old adage of milk being the “complete food”. Many a times, whenever we were hungry as kids, our parents made us a mug of hot chocolate or Bournvita with milk to satisfy our hunger pangs. Even today, as adults, our world revolves around milk – coffee, tea, cereal, milkshakes, yogurt, curd, cheese, etc.

But have you ever stopped and wondered if, what is so widely accepted, is right too? Tickles your brain, isn’t it? Today, let’s explore this “White World” and understand the health benefits and disadvantages of milk better.

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ACE YOUR WORKOUTS WITH THE RIGHT ROOM TEMPERATURE

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.

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Physical Exercise for Brain Development and Stimulation

It cannot be emphasised enough that working out help us not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. It is a well-known fact that exercise stimulates the brain and help release dopamine, which is the happy hormone. That is why you must have heard many times that people went for a run or hit the gym because they were feeling low.

But did you know that this is just the tip of the iceberg? Exercising has numerous benefits for the brain development. Today, let’s explore those.

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Understanding Hunger – Mindful Eating

We have found ourselves saying, “I am always hungry” or “I don’t feel hungry at all”. Hunger – this is such a common word that we’ve lived all our lives with and yet, we don’t truly understand the term completely. It is this hunger that makes us eat, not eat or over eat. We’ve heard people tell us, “Eat only till you’re full”. Yet, we tend to stuff ourselves, saying our hunger is insatiable. And end up gaining weight because of the calorie surplus.

Seems like a simple thing, yet we go wrong. Today, let’s understand hunger better to help resort to Mindful Eating for a healthier and fitter body.

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