In today’s world of rumours and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the 5 most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey too. More proteins for more muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and sometime our bodies cannot take handle that extra amount of protein. Therefore, while trying to bulk up you may be actually harming your body instead. Only fish gives you Omega-3 fats Fish is not the only source for Omega-3 fats. Foods such as canola oil, walnuts, flaxseeds, and soybean also provide you with adequate amount of Omega-3 fats that helps in shielding your heart while helping you with weight loss. White bread v.s brown bread You cannot declare a certain type of bread as healthy or unhealthy specially based on colour. It all depends upon the ingredients of the bread and the good that it does to your body. Carbs make you fat Carbs don’t make you fat. They provide you with appropriate energy to boost your metabolism and keep you energised throughout the day. It also helps you burn extra fat during your workout, so … Continue reading 5 most common nutritional myths →
Suffering is disease and contentment is good health. This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. A person with a disturbed mind cannot possess a healthy body. But, ‘don’t worry be happy’ is easier said than done, for anxiety spares no person. Every one of us has, at some point or the other, experienced stress in the form worry and anxiety. How to know if you are getting anxious: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that you are getting anxious but some of these questions directed at yourself will help: Is there a constant list of problems both real and imagined running in your mind all the time? Are you the type who can never fully relax and enjoy, even when there is no work? Do you need constant stimulation? Do you worry about what people think? Do you rerun conversations in your head about the last party you attended? Do you go over how you looked and sounded in any meeting or forum? Are you unable to say no, & take on more work than you can do? If you have answered ‘yes’ to two or more of these questions … Continue reading Stress & Blood Pressure →
The person, who does it, is too ashamed to admit, whereas other people around him are totally disgusted and wonder who has done it. It is that embarrassing feeling that no one would want to be put through especially in public. Usually symptoms of flatulence are painless, but sometimes it causes stomach cramps. Although flatulence seems to be unnatural and unnecessary, it is actually quite a normal part of existence. Thus, while it is normal for one to flatulate, too much flatulence can cause abdominal discomfort. A normal healthy person flatulates an average of 14 times daily. About half of this gas is swallowed air. The remaining is a by-product of fermentation of stomach contents done by intestinal microbes. This half is responsible for the offensive odour. The best way to control flatulence is to watch what you eat. Usually, the gas is expelled out, within 5 to 7 hours of eating flatulence-causing food. The most common symptoms associated with flatulence are abdominal discomfort and pain. In severe cases there can be belching and gurgling noises in the abdomen.
There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that maybe contributing to our rising cholesterol levels. Smoking Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL level or good cholesterol. Obesity Risk of high cholesterol is higher if one’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or more. Therefore, obesity is a factor we must control at the earliest possible opportunity in order to ensure a fit and healthy life. Large waist circumference If a man’s waist circumference is around 40 inches (102 centimeters) and a woman’s is around 35 inches (89 centimeters), they would stand a higher chance of suffering from high cholesterol. Poor diet Red meat and full-fat dairy products, which are high in cholesterol, increase our total cholesterol. Furthermore, high cholesterol levels can increase due to consumption of saturated fats found in animal products and trans fats found in certain baked confectioneries Lack of exercise A good exercise regime will help improve our body’s HDL level or good cholesterol while lowering the LDL level or bad cholesterol. However, lack of … Continue reading Factors contributing to cholesterol →
Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people beyond the age of fifty. Arthritis can be really difficult to live with, as the pain is so unbearable, it practically immobilizes the person. Literally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. It refers to a number of disorders such as osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosis spondylitis, systemic lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The problem is further compounded if the person is overweight, since excess body weight puts more stress on the weight bearing joints. When the cartilage cushion between the joints is destroyed, the joints begin to rub against each other causing stiffness, swelling, decreased mobility, and intense pain. Arthritis may be limited to only one joint or it may affect a number of joints like your hands, fingers, feet, arms, hips, and knees. The pain can be mild or severe depending from person to person eventually leading to joint deformations. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may experience periods of remission. Emotional stress and damp weather do not cause arthritis but may worsen the symptoms. Arthritis may be caused due to a number of physiological conditions such as endocrine problems, a poor immune system, or due … Continue reading Here’s something about arthritis →
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