You must be well aware of this infamous word – CHOLESTEROL. You must also know someone who suffers from high cholesterol levels or someone who is struggling to keep the cholesterol level low.
First things first, NOT ALL CHOLESTEROL IS BAD. Surprised?
Today, let’s break down this demonized word and understand what exactly it is, how it supports as well as harms the body, and what can we do to maintain it at a healthy level.
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Indian cooking is rich, flavorful and has a huge variety of mouth-watering dishes. And one of the most crucial and vital ingredient of our Indian cooking is Cooking Oil. It goes without saying that Indian cooking differs in many ways (from the major parts of the world) and hence, the cooking oil used by us is also very different.
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Let’s get straight to the point – Dietary fats are required by your body to perform certain crucial as well as regular functions. Not only are they one of the most efficient energy sources, they also protect our organs, carry protein and help maintain healthy heart health.
This said, it is of utmost importance to differentiate the good fats from the bad fats.
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Whether you’re a conscious eater, one with a regular palette or a complete foodie, you would have checked the ‘fat’ percentage on your food labels at least once. The four most celebrated ingredients of any dish are Carbohydrates, Protein, Sugar and Fat. Yet, very little is known about the truth on Fats and their positive health benefits.
Yes, you read that right. Fats ARE good for you! And you don’t really have to eliminate fats completely from your healthy diet. Today, let’s burst the myths surrounding fats – know which are the healthy fats and, why your body needs them. So before you pick up or discard that one food item, based on the label, from your shopping cart, know the truth –
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Everyone with a desk job has one common complaint. They say their jobs make it difficult for them to lead an active lifestyle. There is no time or energy left to exercise after office is what they say. I can understand how it can be hard, but don’t let yourself use it as an excuse. You can actually take a quick break from work and work out at your desk.
Not sure how you can exercise at your desk? Let me help you out with it. Here are some simple desk workouts that can help invigorate your sedentary lifestyle.
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A sedentary lifestyle can adversely affect your muscles and have a bad impact on your overall posture. For a lot of us, sitting at office desks all day is something that we can’t help. It’s not really an option. So, do we have to accept the fact that our posture will suffer because we’re sitting all day? Absolutely NOT.
Whether you’re sitting at your desk or are cocooned in the comfort of your home, you can always make small changes in your routine to ensure you have a good posture. Here is a quick guide that will help you know everything you need to know about posture.
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A lot of my friends have a corporate 9-5 job. Most of them spend close to nine hours a day glued to their desks. It’s an extremely sedentary lifestyle. We haven’t even taken into consideration the fact that we are all lying down for 8-9 hours every day.
Let’s do some quick math. That’s 16-17 hours out of 24 without any physical activity for your body. Even when we’re at home, we spend at least another hour or two watching our favorite shows on TV or maybe reading a book. If that is similar to your daily routine, your body is inactive for 75% of the day!
I know it’s comfortable, but we gotta face it — it’s a life of laziness. All your muscles are at rest, but that’s not what our bodies were designed for. Sitting down for long periods of time can actually harm various organs of your body.
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