Diseases and Symptoms

Diseases and Symptoms

With our lives continuing to be pretty busy all engrossed in daily activities, we tend to forget to maintain our bodily machine that each one of us possess. And this is when we start to disturb our body thus welcoming all sorts of diseases. Today we will look into few common diseases and their symptoms in order to take immediate medical action. 1. ANEMIA: A disease associated with low level of Hemoglobin in our blood. What is Hemoglobin? It is made up of protein called globulin chains that is present in red blood cells and helps to carry oxygen from our lungs

Indian diet chart for weight loss

Indian diet chart for weight loss

Indian weight loss diet: You must believe what you are about to read. I have been running through several forms of exercise and diet programs and tried my best cutting down on calories and checked every week which plan really helped me lose pounds while I weighed myself. Trust me people there is nothing known as universal diet plan that will help you lose extra pounds if you are trying to shed and nothing which can be the master diet plan for every type of human body. Losing weight depends on many factors like your activity level, age, gender, current

Get stomach bloating remedies

Get stomach bloating remedies

It really used to get me screaming with bloated stomach that makes me look very fat at my belly area. Well! below practices should work wonders for you and get you all set for the party dress. 1. Avoid Constipation and get bloating remedies: Consume lots of fibre, fluids and stay active during the day ensuring that you include a regular exercise routine in your life. These can definitely help you get stomach bloating remedies. When I say lots of fibre, I mean 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. You can get this from whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes,

Egg Protein

Egg protein

Egg protein the white part is a clear alkaline solution contained in an egg that constitutes 50 % of protein content. One boiled egg white contains 6-7 grams of protein and has 16-17 calories. Other contents in an egg protein are: Sodium (55 mg) Calcium (2.3 mg) Folate (1.3 mcg) Potassium (53.8 g) Selenium (6.6 mcg) Magnesium (3.6 mg) Phosphorus (4.9 mg) Our daily egg protein intake should be = 0.8 grams * our body weight (in kg) What is sedentary living? If you live a lifestyle that does not include

Health tips for the new year

Health tips for the new year

Each one of us have been promising and making resolutions to do something new and constructive, every new year.  But, lemme ask you all, “Did we ever consider to live an active life than the past year? Did we take up any resolution which is for ourselves, so as to live a healthy life, a life better than the last year when you have to visit your doctor rarely?” If yes, then I must say we are getting keen to stay fit and are learning how important it is to stay active and live a “happily ever after life” just like in movies

Management of stress

Management of stress

Did you ever know that stress can be fatal? So, why not learn tricks for management of stress to stay away from it FOREVER. Causes and Management of stress: Personal: Learn about management of stress as these days we live a life full of rush hours. If you are going through any of these situations in your life you might feel stressed: Self health issues Family health issues Relationship problems Major life changes like change in city of living, marriage and cultural changes job change etc Stress in family due to financial crunch Conflicts in beliefs and values between family members Difference

Home fitness

Home fitness

Home fitness is possible with HIIT programs. Many of us think going to a gym is the last solution for weight loss and which requires dedication to get those muscles worked out at least 5 days a week. I must say partly you all think right, when we are talking about activating our muscles and home fitness. However, we don’t really need to join a gym when we are planning to lose fat%. It is always great first to lose those extra fat% from the body and then hit the gym for muscle growth. Now, let’s see why do we

The best diet plan

The best diet plan

Who doesn’t want to enjoy food during celebrations?  Christmas, New year and many other occasions are coming up and you can imagine the pressure on our body as it will have to handle all those lovely dishes in order to digest well and still keep us happy with the best diet plan! I know, even I used to be scared thinking of all those planned trips, vacations and picnics and yes not to forget the increased number of functions even at your offices as the best diet plan would be missing somewhere. So, the questions here is how to still maintain

Best digestive aid

Best Digestive Aid

If you are one of many people who always wanted to get a remedy in the form of best digestive aid, then you must read this. Learn which food takes longest to digest and what is the best way to combine food to obtain better digestion. Always make sure that food is eaten in right order, considering the time taken for digestion. List of food in order of time taken for best digestive aid: 1. Juices(fruits and vegetables): 15-20 minutes Example: Fruit juice, Vegetable juice, Vegetable broth 2. Semi-liquid blends: 20-30 minutes Example: Blended salad, Blended veggies or fruits 3. Fruits(whole): 20-40 minutes Example:

Source of vitamin

Source of Vitamin

It’s time to learn about the best source of vitamin, as these days people tend to pick those multivitamins from the nearby pharmacy and still not include them in diet. Note: This article is an extension to one of the previous articles: Minerals for Health. Source of vitamin are required for normal growth of human body and human beings obtain vitamins from food as it cannot be synthesized by the body. Vitamins are either fat soluble or water soluble. Let’s see what are the great source of vitamin? Fat soluble vitamins include Vitamin A, D, E and K. These can be stored

Management of stress

Did you ever know that stress can be fatal? So, why not learn tricks for management of stress to stay away from it FOREVER.

Causes and Management of stress:

Personal:

Learn about management of stress as these days we live a life full of rush hours. If you are going through any of these situations in your life you might feel stressed:

  • Self health issues
  • Family health issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Major life changes like change in city of living, marriage and cultural changes job change etc
  • Stress in family due to financial crunch
  • Conflicts in beliefs and values between family members
  • Difference of attitude and perception when it comes to any decision making within the family
  • Unrealistic expectation such as earning not enough but coping to enjoy the best of the hotels, food and lifestyle competing with others

Social:

  • Your surroundings not present as per your likings (crowded, unclean, noisy)
  • Poor management skills can lead to pending work in your life and cause imbalance in your work-life balance
  • Uncertainty of travel time, travel route, office hours, and any other matter that influences you directly
  • Social situation
  • Your job
  • Unemployment

How does stress affect your health?

Our system is made either to fight or flight when in stress. The entire process is controlled by our nervous system.

There might be several changes during such time like fastening of heart beats, tensed muscles, and even you may start to sweat. During such kind of stress your body experiences short term or acute stress during which body recovers quickly and thus helps in management of stress.

However, when stress prevails in your system for longer time it is termed as chronic stress, which can lead to serious health issues. The constant release of stress hormones can damage your body. Also, this is when your body gets prone to diseases.

Signs or symptoms when in stress:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Upset stomach
  • Irritability

Long term stress when not cured can cause several types of diseases such as:

  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Hardening of the arteries
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heartburn, ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Upset stomach-cramps, constipation
  • Weightgain or loss
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Fertility problems
  • Flare-ups of asthma or arthritis
  • Skin problems such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis

Looking into all these you must have felt that how important it is for us to manage stress, which can be achieved by undergoing a program for management of stress.

Management of stress: What is it?

Many of us feel that we have got nothing to do or think that nothing can be done to get away from stress. We feel that there can be no day when the bills are paid automatically without taking stress, work will be done without getting crazier day by day. Management of stress trains you to take charge of your lifestyle, thoughts, emotions and the way you handle issues. It trains you to take control and get free from pressure.

It’s time to feel powerful and face the stress and make your life much relaxed.

So, to attain perfection in the entire process of management of stress make sure you recognize the true sources causing stress in your life.

How do you analyse the true source of stress?

Understand closely what your habits, attitude and excuses are while you quietly sit at a corner of a room.

You must understand one thing that until you take responsibility for creating your stress or even at times maintaining it, your stress factors will live with you forever.

How do you cope with stress?

Unhealthy ways:

These are temporary solutions and they cause more harm:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Bingeing on junk or comfort food
  • Sitting in front of the TV
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities
  • Using pills or drugs to relax
  • Sleeping too much
  • Procrastinating
  • Filling up every minute of the day to avoid facing problems
  • Taking out your stress on others (lashing out, angry outbursts, physical violence)

Healthy ways:

It is not sure if a healthy remedy can possibly workout for each one of you in order to get rid of stress. However, you must try and experiment with healthier techniques and strategies, select few that fits well in your lifestyle.

Healthy management of stress strategies:

1. Get moving:

Physical activity like exercise, walking fast, running, swimming and other activities relieves stress and burns anger and frustration to a great extent.

Sweating out while exercising elevates heart rate and gives you more energy and confidence.

If you still think you don’t get your body moving, try these tips. These will help you get the stress thrown away from your head and help focus on breathing and other movements in your body.

The feel of your body getting stronger everyday can make you feel great and stress free.

  • Listening to music
  • Dancing and joining aerobic classes
  • Enjoy a walk after meals with your dog
  • Cycle to your grocery
  • Use stairs whenever possible
  • Play sports indoor or outdoor

2. Engage socially:

Most efficient and quickest way to throw away stress is to engage socially. Communicating with people who understand you is a great treatment. Try and improve your support system getting friends who make you feel lively.

3. Avoid unnecessary stress:

  • Learn how to “say no” if you are not happy with a thing
  • Avoid people who stress you out
  • Take control of your settings

4. Alter the situation:

  • Express your emotions rather than holding them
  • If you have asked someone to change for you, be ready to do the same for the other person
  • Manage your time and try to plan ahead to find your life getting easier. This will help you stay calm.

5. Adapt to the stressor:

  • Try to see things in a positive way. Stop fuming things. Instead, take it as an opportunity to rearrange thoughts and enjoy some alone time.
  • Look at the bigger picture. If any kind of stress doesn’t really matter after a month or over a year; ask yourself not to focus in such a stress and put your energy in other constructive tasks.
  • Set reasonable standards for yourself rather than asking for too much of perfection. Learn to satisfy yourself with “good enough” situations. This will keep you stay happy and not cribbing for perfection.
  • Learn to forgive. Accept the fact that not everyone is perfect and can make mistakes. Let go of. Stay away from negative energy by moving on, pardoning others.

5. Make time for fun and relaxation

Develop a stress relief health-box by practising these options:

Nurture yourself

Set aside relaxation time to recharge yourself

Do something every day that brings you joy like playing guitar, singing or stargazing.

Keep your sense of humour, as laughter helps you fight stress in many ways.

6. Adopt a healthy lifestyle

  •             Eat healthy diet as a good and nourished body can handle stress in a calm way.
  •             Reduce caffeine, sugar intake and feel relaxed and get better sleep.
  •             Avoid alcohol and cigarettes
  •             Get enough sleep as it acts as a fuel for your body and help you think rationally.

You can workout at your desk and reduce stress at office too.

Stay fit eat healthy.

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