Tag «Healthy Lifestyle»

Decoding Liver Problems

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Liver problems are becoming increasingly common among both ends of the economic spectrum. While those in need of medical attention suffer from infections like hepatitis; the affluent are no strangers to cirrhosis.   So how do we identify such conditions early on? Liver plays a crucial role in digestion as well as breakdown of proteins …

What your cholesterol levels are telling you

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Nowadays with increasing awareness we already know quite a bit about cholesterol. These are breakdown products of fat during digestion, and are essential for maintaining proper cell/tissue functioning. However, with a more sedentary and stressful lifestyle, it is common to have excess levels of cholesterol.   Lipid profile is the most basic test which gives …

Catching cholesterol early

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Cholesterol is a byproduct of fat breakdown in the body. Depending on its size, it is broadly classified into heavy, low and very low density lipids (HDL, LDL and VLDLs). These are normally present in all tissues of the body and are useful in hormone production, vitamin D synthesis, etc.   However, cholesterol nowadays is …

Hacking hyperthyroidism

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Thyroid disorders are becoming increasingly common among people. Thyroid abnormalities are hormonal disorders. While hypothyroidism is one end of the spectrum, hyperthyroidism covers the opposite spectrum.   When I say, opposite, I mean exactly opposite. It is a condition with elevated levels of thyroid hormones, namely T3 and T4; coupled with decreased levels of thyroid …

Diabetic? Diwali means sweets for you too!

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Festivals = Sweets (lots of them) for every Indian. So even if you are a diabetic, why stop yourself from indulging in them. Though you need to dodge around a little bit, but you can still have the pleasure of that taste. How? Here are some tips.   Carbohydrates are directly related to your sugar …

Taking a break from work – it’s healthy

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Whenever we hear ‘work is worship’ we can’t help but think work is the most important aspect of our lives. However, it asks us to be good workers rather than be workaholics. Irrespective of your job profile, it takes a heavy toll on your body if you choose to ignore the signs of strain and …

How to develop hygienic habits among kids

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If you’re having trouble teaching your child benefits of a good hygiene, don’t fret. Children consider hygienic habits to be the least important on their to-do list. So how do we make them inculcate good habits? 1. Start with the basics: washing hands with soap and brushing their teeth twice daily are basic and therefore …

How to protect your diet from relapsing

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With obesity and associated health issues on the rise, people have become more aware lately, trying to engage themselves in physical activities and incorporating better diet plans. Unfortunately, most of us face the problem of diet relapses. While will power is the most important prerequisite, here are five tips to help you: Set Realistic Goals: It’s …

Home Exercises For The Elderly

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As we grow older, our bodies obviously become more frail and weak. Apart from many other ailments, old age is marked by problems related to balance, coordination and mobility. These are not irredeemable problems, however. With a little care, discipline and exercise daily, the risks of balance and mobility related issues can be reduced. Is …

Some Diet Essentials for Women in their 30s

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Thirties are the new twenties, sure. But it is that much more important to take care of your health in the 30s, especially for women. On a day when we celebrate womanhood, the strength that women possess and the inspiring characters that they are to people around them, here are some important ways to protect …