Stress is often seen as a culprit when you are unable to get a good night's sleep. But your diet also plays a role in it. Check your nutrient intake to sleep well. The following vitamins and minerals are required to solve sleep problems, reports huffingtonpost.com. Magnesium: It plays a role in the bodily function that regulates sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of lack of magnesium. A …
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Did you know that your child's recurring throat infection could be because of acidity? For reasons that are lifestyle-related and, therefore, well within our control, occurrence of acidity among youngsters is rising steadily and should be addressed with a visit to the doctor if it hampers daily life to avoid its long-term implications. A gastroenterologist at the Apollo Hospital, Ajay Kumar, …
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We all need to relax and recharge, which is why vacations are important. Whether it's change in behaviour or inability to focus on work, there are signs that tell you to take a vacation now. Our life revolves around work for sure. This was proved by a recent survey conducted by an internet-based market research firm Harris Interactive, which reveals only 57 per cent of Americans utilise all …
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In this day and age where everything is fast paced, don't we all wish for some peace and tranquility. A state where we can be one with ourselves and with the universe. Well, that is not all that hard. All you need to do meditate. We spoke to Christopher Dines, author of the book Manifest your bliss: A spiritual guide to inner peace,  and teacher of spirituality, to tell us a little bit about his …
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Yoga Nidra or Shavasan is a way of experiencing total relaxation. Although it is called an asana or a posture – the body does nothing during shavasan – no stretching, no bending. You just lie down and leave all limbs and joints loose. Eyes are closed. You lie down like a corpse (which explains why it is known as Shavasan). (Also read: Top 5 yoga poses for women) Why …
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The hardest stage of a human's life is, arguably, the adolescent years. It’s that phase when defining changes take place as one bids farewell to the carefree simplicities of childhood and steps into the stressful seriousness of adulthood. One goes through emotional turmoil which manifests into visible physical tell-tales. Suddenly, from a happy-go-lucky phase, it seems the entire world is …
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Just as when sad, we tend to steer towards comfort food even when we’re on edge. This is an unhealthy ways to cope with pressure and anxiety, as the body frequently craves precisely the foods that exacerbate the condition. People tend to crave foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt because those directly increase our cortisol levels. (Read: Workaholic syndrome – do you suffer from the …
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‘I have a splitting headache’. Be it your colleague at work or your spouse at home, this has probably become one of the most often heard complaint today. Considering the statistics - one-third of Indian women and one-fifth of Indian men suffer from migraine - the frequency is hardly of any surprise. Doctors blame lifestyle changes and stress for this literally gnawing headache and say that …
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Diabetes is a curse of the modern society and stress, sedentary lifestyle and fast food have a major part to play in its occurrence. According to the findings of the International Diabetes Federation in 2007, the country with the largest number of people with diabetes is India (40.9 million). WHO has cautioned that India is all set to become the diabetes capital of the world by 2050. Due to our …
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If you have read the Bible, then you would know even God rested on the seventh day. But for workaholics, the day of rest is far from reality. There is always one more email to be sent, one more voice mail to be answered, one more trip to be made on Sunday. If you are also alien to terms like weekends, family and holidays, then you might be suffering from the workaholic syndrome. But, if also you …
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For three days, Atul Negi, 29, was a possessed man -- he lost his voice, turned violent and needed at least seven people to hold him down whenever someone asked him how he survived in the floods that have wreaked havoc in parts of Uttarakand and killed hundreds, perhaps thousands. The family was really surprised to see the docile, quiet man so violent. Their only conclusion was that he was a …
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The emotional impact of a break-up can not only leave you feeling completely broken but it can also take a significant toll on your health. Huffington Post has come out with a list of seven ways that a divorce could affect your physical and mental health -- and ways that you can take charge to begin the journey to healing.  High blood pressure and heart attack Firstly, divorce causes chronic …
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New Delhi, June 24 (IANS): They may have escaped death but witnessed hundreds, including their loved one's, die in front of their eyes. The victims of the Uttarakhand floods may need more than medical care for their bruises, they would need psychological counseling as well, say experts. The tales of horror from the devastating floods include that of 13-year-old Harmanpreet, who was reduced to …
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The vacations are over and it’s time for children to head back to school. But one of the reasons they may dread going back could be the heavy schoolbags they have to carry on their delicate shoulders. This can not only hamper their studies but also cause back and posture problems. Says Dr Zinal Unadkat, ‘Children lose interest in coming to school with the stress of carrying heavy bags. Their …
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