Fortunately, many of the signs and symptoms associated with menopause are temporary. Take the following steps to help reduce or prevent their effects. Cool hot flashes Dress in layers and always carry a bottle of cool water with you wherever you go. Try to pinpoint what triggers your hot flashes. For many women, triggers may include hot beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, hot weather and even a warm room. Decrease vaginal discomfort Use over-the-counter, water-based vaginal lubricants (Astroglide, K-Y jelly, others) or moisturizers. Choose products that don’t contain glycerin, which can cause burning or irritation in women who are sensitive to that chemical. Staying sexually active also helps by increasing blood flow to the vagina. Get enough sleep Avoid caffeine, which can make it hard to get to sleep, and avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can interrupt sleep. Exercise during the day, although not right before bedtime. If hot flashes disturb your sleep, you may need to find a way to manage them before you can get adequate rest. Practice relaxation techniques Techniques such as deep breathing, paced breathing, guided imagery, massage and progressive muscle relaxation can help relieve menopausal symptoms. Strengthen your pelvic floor Pelvic floor muscle … Continue reading 8 steps to help reduce or prevent effects of menopause →
There are instances when your sweet tooth craves for a treat but your brain warns of calorie overload, try these delectable Low-Cal Sweets and Desserts. These recipes will not hinder your weight loss routine. They allow you to enjoy special occasions by satisfying your sweet tooth. You can make these sugar-free recipes and add both sweetness and health to your festivities: Oats Sesame Ladoo The natural oils in sesame seeds help bind the ladoo without use of any ghee. Ingredients 1 Cup Oats 1 Cup White Sesame Seeds 4-5 green cardamom freshly grounded 1 ½ cup coconut palm sugar or stevia Method Heat a pan, dry roast the oats and sesame seeds separately and keep aside. Cool and Grind the oats, sesame seeds and green cardamoms into a powder. Add the jaggery into this powder. Roll to make balls. Store in an airtight container. Dry Fruit & Dates Burfi Try this barfi loaded with nutrients and add good health to your celebrations. Remember not to overdo it. Ingredients 1/4 cup stevia powder 1/2 kg Dates (khajur) pits removed coarsely chopped 100 gm mixed dry-fruits (badam, cashew, pista) Powdered 1/2 cup desiccated grated dry coconut Method Add the dates, dry-fruits powder and … Continue reading 3 Fat Free Recipes For Fun Filled Festive eating →
Apart from making you one happy mommy, pregnancy is also going to make you plumpy! While every mum can swear that it is not a cake walk to lose weight rapidly after you have just delivered a baby, mothers who have had a C-section find it all the more challenging. Given the many do’s and don’ts suggested out there for new moms who have undergone a C-section, it is indeed not simple for them to lose weight that easily. So make sure you lose that pregnancy fat now; before it’s too late! Plan your diet Once you decide to start the fitness regime, make sure you plan everything. Ideally you should first check with your doctor and then get on your weight loss routine. Your body needs time to recover from labour and other health changes that happen during the pregnancy. Exercise is a must New moms find it very difficult to take out some time for exercise. This is because they are sleep-deprived and the baby occupies most of their time. Since your body is still weak and can undergo lasting damage if you strain them with heavy exercise. Try doing simple, low impact exercises such as walking, cycling or swimming 15 minutes a … Continue reading 5 tips to lose weight after pregnancy →
Hot chicken soup is one of the best ways to fighting cold. Here are 3 amazing benefits of chicken soup in fighting your cold away. This is a twelfth-century remedy, which was often recommended by eminent physicians. Moreover, chicken soup has been one of the most popular home remedies globally for fighting cold and flu. The best part about having a warm bowl of chicken soup while suffering from cold is that it helps immensely in delivering various nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and silicon in a form that makes it extremely easy for your system to absorb during a cold. Here’s how chicken soup helps fight a cold: Contains amino acid Chicken contains a natural amino acid called ‘cysteine,’ which is released in the stock when the soup is prepared. This amino acid acts like any other mucokinetic drug. Immunity-boosting minerals Chicken soup is loaded with minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon, and sulphur that boost your immune system to fight a cold. Combines well with other key ingredients Clear chicken soup with lots of black pepper, ginger, garlic, and onions keeps the sinuses opens and reduces cold symptoms. These key ingredients add flavour to the soup while … Continue reading 3 amazing benefits of chicken soup for fighting a cold →
It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and the around the lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age our skin becomes dryer and thinner which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. Inadequate intake of vitamin C: Consuming inadequate is a blunder. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple, and prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, and papaya. Over … Continue reading Causes of skin wrinkles →
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