Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

Concerned about cancer prevention? Take charge by making changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting regular screenings. You’ve probably heard conflicting reports about cancer prevention. Sometimes the specific cancer-prevention tip recommended in one study or news report is advised against in another. In many cases, what is known about cancer prevention is still…

13 Tips to control obesity

Obesity is a condition where the body accumulates excess fat which has a negative impact on health. Genetics, overeating and certain psychological factors are some common causes of obesity. It is no longer a concern that the west is grappling with. It has found its way onto Indian shores and it is a battle that many…

Hangover – Too sozzled to react

Drinking for many is a social activity which many people love to do. Even though it may not be healthy, drinking in small quantities would not cause much harm. The problem starts when there is excessive drinking. You may enjoy being drunk and may not realize things that is happening around you. The next morning…

Stressed? Fatigued? Gaining weight? You might have this condition

Do you find yourself overly stressed, tired, and even notice weight gain despite not changing your diet or workout frequency? Your cortisol levels may be out of whack. More specifically, they may be too high. Cortisol is often called the primary “stress hormone”because it’s one of the main hormones we release when we’re under any…

Tips to keep your Kidneys healthy

Kidney health is an important part of good overall health. The kidneys, which are part of the urinary system or urinary tract, perform a number of vital functions. They regulate fluid levels in the body and form urine, remove waste products from the blood, maintain the balance of electrolytes and other substances in the blood,…

8 Surprising headache triggers you didn’t know about !

The reason behind your headache is not always common cold or loud music. Headaches can be triggered by a host of reasons, some of which can truly surprise you. Check these 8 unexpected reasons that can make you reach for that aspirin. 1. Your weight A recent study revealed that people with mild obesity, which means…

Are you suffering from shift work sleep disorder ?

Shift work sleep disorder (SWSD) is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder characterized by insomnia and excessive sleepiness affecting people whose work hours overlap with the typical sleep period. There are numerous shift work schedules, and they may be permanent, intermittent, or rotating; consequently, the manifestations of SWSD are quite variable. Symptoms The primary symptoms of shift…

Top 10 tips to reduce your stress levels within 15 minutes

1. Meditate A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. Research suggests that daily meditation may alter the brain’s neural pathways, making you more resilient to stress. It’s simple. Sit up straight with both feet on the floor. Close your eyes. Focus your attention on reciting out loud or silently a positive…

Multi-tasking may damage your brain in these 3 shocking ways!

In the present day and age, everyone’s always in a hurry. This has increased the tendency of multitasking in most people, whether it’s at their workplace, at home or while eating. Studies have indicated that completing a single task at a time scores over multitasking and the latter even has some scary after-effects. It’s been…

How anorexia is rising with alarming rate in India!

Rising obesity among children and adolescents in Delhi might be the concern of many but cases of young girls falling prey to eating disorders are increasing at an equally alarming rate. Ten years ago, the cases of eating disorders  the most common of which is anorexia nervosa  were negligent in India. However, psychiatrists claim that…

Overcoming the impacts of job stress on mind and body

Jobs and careers are an important part of our lives. Along with providing a source of income, they help us fulfill our personal aims, build social networks and serve our professions or communities. They are also a major source of emotional stress. Stress at work Even “dream jobs” have stressful deadlines, performance expectations and other…