Best ways to de-stress

While stress levels are getting higher with busy lives and increasing workloads, here are few simple ways you can de-stress yourself. With lives getting busier and workload increasing with every day, stress has become a common complaint in most urban professionals. To stay away from stress, it is important that you keep your mind off from stressful thoughts for sometime every day. Think of things that are relaxing, bring in happy thoughts from older times and take a mental vacation. If you like to eat, then make sure you give yourself enough time to enjoy your meal properly. Having a … Click here to continue…..

Eating walnuts daily boosts memory

Eating less than a handful of walnuts daily as a snack or as a part of a meal can sharpen your memory, says a study. The first-ever large representative analysis of walnut intake and cognitive function found that eating just 13 grams walnuts a day improved memory performance on cognitive function tests, including those for memory, concentration and information processing speed. In this study, participants included adults aged 20-59 as well as 60 and over. Lenore Arab, a doctor from David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, and co-researcher Alfonso Ang, also a doctor, found that … Click here to continue…..

How to Improve our physical and mental health

Choosing a healthy lifestyle can lead to a longer, more fulfilling life. Improving your physical and mental health has a positive effect on everyone around you. You can teach your family and friends better habits through example. There’s no need to be intimidated by the idea of living healthier. Make a few small changes and see big results. Get Moving There are exercise programs out there that promise amazing body transformations in a short amount of time but they’re grueling. If you love that kind of challenge then go for it! To begin an exercise regimen that’s less extreme, start … Click here to continue…..

How to start meditation

Meditation is one of the best ways to de-stress, say experts. It does it not require any equipment. All you need are comfortable clothes and a mattress — and even those aren’t mandatory. Meditation relaxes your mind and body. And if you’re just starting out, here’s what you need to do. Avoid meditating on a full stomach. Meditating early morning, before you eat breakfast, is a good idea. Doing it after a heavy meal will probably make you sleepy. Pay attention to your posture. Don’t slouch or sit in a position that will make your back or shoulders ache. At … Click here to continue…..

Are you suffering from memory loss?

You meet a former colleague at a party, and can’t for the life of you place him. We’ve all encountered the embarrassment. But what if you forget to perform a daily task or can’t recall a route you frequently take? “The brain is programmed to filter out data and retain information that’s important. Often, we remember work-related tasks, but could forget domestic chores, which the brain slots as less important,” says Dr Annu Aggarwal, consultant neurologist and specialist in cognitive and behavioural neurology at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. “Which is why if you forget an office meeting or an urgent … Click here to continue…..

How to avoid emotional fatigue

Stress, a poor diet, or a hormone imbalance, are known factors that play havoc with your mood. But there are subtle contributors that can cause a deeper type of tiredness. It’s call emotional fatigue. Here are actions that you need to consciously avoid. Avoiding the voice within It’s unfortunate that the world at large trains us to listen to our logical minds, not our intuitive hearts. We say unfortunate because it is the heart that tells you which direction to go in order to live your life to its full potential. So, don’t quieten that voice within you. Listen to … Click here to continue…..

Tension on your mind

Calm down: A daily session of anulom-vilom pranayam is one of the best natural therapies. Clear it out: Avoid wearing sunshades indoors. Don’t wear your sunglasses or a tight headband for long periods. Eat right, eat often: Small meals at frequent intervals are best, as skipping meals can trigger headaches. If your headaches persist even after the summer or if they follow an unusual pattern, see your doctor. You shouldn’t ignore them or suffer through life with them.

Hormonal headaches

Ditch dairy: Cut out milk, cheese, other dairy products and coffee before the week of the menstrual cycle. Balance it out: Drink coconut water and nimbu pani regularly. Go green: Cucumber and other vegetable juices help. Also gorge on summer fruits like watermelon and muskmelon. Say no to salt: Lower your intake because it causes water retention. Trust your nose: Aromatherapy is often effective at controlling headaches. Try oil of neroli or peppermint. Hit the sack: At least eight hours nightly is mandatory during the menstrual cycle.