Obesity is a condition in which a person’s body contains an excess of fat. A person is considered obese if his/her weight is 20% or more than the ideal body weight. Listed below are the five major signs of obesity that poses a significant threat to your life. Weight Gain If you find yourself on the verge of gaining excess fat or your body starts feeling heavier than usual, it’s time to take a note of it. Chances are that you are moving towards obesity. So, stop and take control of it right there. Breathing Disorder Since your body contains excess fat, it finds it difficult to stay active physically. Your movements are less and slow. Even if you try and be active, you either pant or find difficulty in breathing normally. Joint Pain The moment your body gains excess weight your joints show the results. You experience joint pains and get tired easily. The most common disorder being osteoarthritis. High Blood Pressure As you tend to get closer to obesity, you will experience a sudden rise in your blood pressure. Your blood pressure is a little higher than the normal which might increase rapidly if not controlled. Pre-Diabetic Conditions If you … Continue reading 5 signs of obesity →
Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against free radical activity & prevent cellular damage to the cells. Drink a lot of water In order to keep your skin hydrated you must drink at least 8-10 glasses of water. This helps to flush away toxins and discourages formation of wrinkles. Clean your skin Practice skin-cleansing routine regularly. For instance, to clean large pores effectively, you could rub a mashed tomato over your face. It is rich in enzymes, which go deep into the pores, & cleans out dirt & excess oil. B-Vitamins are the way forward The B-vitamins along with the mineral zinc help in maintaining a healthy skin texture. You can take a supplement containing them regularly. Eat low-fat curd If you have a dry skin, try eating a bowl of low fat curd for Breakfast along with 6-8 almonds. Further, prepare a mixture of crushed grapes and honey. Make a paste … Continue reading 9 tips to prevent premature wrinkles →
Our digestive system today is greatly challenged. Thanks to the ever-widening menu of strange foods, colours, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, preservatives etc. To add to this, we often eat irregularly, exercise very little, work till late, sleep less, and are constantly stressed. It’s no wonder that most of us have badly maintained digestive systems, a reduced immune response and increased susceptibility to digestive problems like diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is one of the most common problems encountered during summers and if proper care is not taken, it can lead to acute dehydration and even prove fatal. Diarrhoea is in fact not a disease in itself but a symptom. It may be caused by any infection in the gastrointestinal tract transmitted through contaminated food and water or dietary factors like faulty food preferences and specific allergies or even emotional factors like stress and anxiety. The digestive system gets weakened due to dehydration in summer. This leads to low digestive power. This is further weakened by vitiation of doshas and dhatus due to high environmental temperature. Hence following diets, which increase power of digestion and strengthen the digestive system, would be beneficial to prevent and combat diarrhoea during summers. Acute Diarrhoea is characterized … Continue reading Diarrhoea in summers →
There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the likely cause. Reasons for chipped nails can vary from calcium, protein, zinc, and iron deficiencies to hypothyroidism. Poor blood circulation can also be blamed for unhealthy nails. People with cold hands, cold feet, and brittle nails should step up their aerobic exercises, which help strengthen the entire cardiovascular system. Most people on a well-planned diet don’t face a hair loss problem but a deficiency in proteins, calcium, vitamin A, zinc, iron, or the B vitamins can be the reason behind one’s shedding hair. Sometimes, it is due to a deficient diet or due to the body’s inability to absorb these nutrients from the diet. Moreover, there are times when the body is stripped of essential nutrients due to an illness, stress, or emotional turmoil. Taking calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin A and B supplements, and increasing the protein content in our diet can easily curb hair … Continue reading Are you a victim of dieting disasters →
It may be difficult, but it is important to learn to accept weight gain during menopause as inevitable. During menopause, weight gain is regulated by your body, and helps prepare you against osteoporosis and other illnesses. Instead of hating your new body, try to be more accepting of yourself. Focus on being healthy and active, not trying to fit into your old clothes. Here are a few tips to help you out on the way: Get junk food out Begin by cutting out the junk. Yes, your body could handle a few bars of chocolates per week, or a meal in a restaurant, now it cannot! So cut out the excess for the few weeks and see if that works for you. Indulge in fruits and vegetables. Avoid crash diets Starvation will only cause your metabolism to slow down, causing you to gain more weight later on. Consult a nutritionist who can help you to rebalance your hormone with the help of food and nutrients. This would help you to shed off excess baggage. Don’t lose large amounts of weight Being very thin can lead to an increased chance of developing osteoporosis. Control caffeine intake Limit your intake of caffeine, … Continue reading 8 simple ways to manage menopause →
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