By Dr. Subhash Markande Ayurveda describes sleep as a basic instinct of life, essential to all living beings. Happiness and unhappiness, nourishment (proper physique) and non-nourishment, strength and debility, vigor and vitality, knowledge and ignorance, life span and death - all

By Dr. Suversha Khanna Counselling and support are essential pillars of healing a patient at any stage of a chronic condition. Though these may sound manageable, it requires a great deal of dedication and undivided commitment to care for the person

LONDON, (IANS) - Wearing an eye mask can potentially enhance cognitive functions of the brain as it blocks ambient light while we sleep, suggests a study. Sleep is crucial for alertness and for preparing the human brain to encode new information.

By Zaeem Zaidi Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. When you do the math, that translates to almost 800,000 people in the U.S. who have a stroke each year. And experiencing a stroke can be devastating.

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Breath control is described by the Sanskrit word pranayama. It's a technique that originated in ancient India and is widely practiced in yoga. It should never be replaced with any doctor’s orders  you may have. Ujjayi/ Ocean's

Most people wait for the weekend to party hard with their friends and binge-drink their favorite alcoholic drinks together. However, the next morning often brings a harsh reminder of the hazards of overindulgence - the dreaded hangover, which can be

When your period starts getting irregular around this age (approximately 45-50 years), it is considered perimenopause. This time is succeeded by menopause when the periods stop and the period after menopause is considered postmenopausal. Mammogram Almost like an x-ray, this breast cancer

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - While doctors do not recommend staying empty stomach during pregnancy, if you are still adamant about keeping the fast, here are some tips to help you. Take permission from your doctor You have responsibility for yourself and your

With relatives saying "muhmeethakijiye" (sweeten your mouth) at every opportunity, this can be a tricky time for some people trying to stay healthy - particularly for people living with diabetes. Here are 7 diabetes-friendly steps you can take to stay

Technically sound construction and thoughtful detailing can reduce the nuisance of city noise and restore a home's tranquil environment. Bring in the shades The openings in space are the route to noise pollution, which is why window shades matter the most. A

New Delhi, (IANSlife) The wintry cold winds can dry out our hair. Rob Smith, Dyson's Senior Principal Hair Care Scientist, shares a few hair health tips and tricks to incorporate into daily routines and protect precious locks from harsh winters. Conditioners

New Delhi, (IANSlife) No two persons are alike, and no two people have exactly the same nutritional needs, according to one of the main tenets of Ayurveda. This is why there is no "one-size-fits-all" Ayurvedic diet. According to Ayurveda, a

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Holding your little bundle of joy for the first time is a wholesome feeling that cannot be described, and you may feel overjoyed with love and affection. As you settle into a new daily routine as

Fitness enthusiasts are always on the lookout for ingredients to help boost their fitness journeys. While chemical supplements are widely available in the market, the goodness of ayurvedic ingredients does not usually get the attention it deserves. Ayurveda is a centuries-old

There are several simple ways to improve your sleep quality, from cutting out cups of coffee to avoiding any daytime naps - but there are also bedroom additions to consider specifically weighted blankets. Relieves anxiety symptoms Anxiety is a mental health disorder

By MANSI ZAVERI Are you the parent who hovers over or influences every decision your child makes? Are you the parent who micromanages their choices and decisions, lest they make any mistakes? Are you the parent who ensures their child succeeds

By DR. LAKSHMI VARMA K Your symptoms may include a blocked nose, running nose, cough with or without expulsion of sputum, sore throat, hoarseness of voice, wheezing, rhonchi sound while breathing, chest congestion, and sometimes sinus headaches. The general relief mantra

A key factor in promoting sleep is our bed. Our sleep cycle can be made or broken by the mattress we use to sleep. After a hard day of work, being unable to get enough sleep might make one feel

Increased gadget use Increased dependence on gadgets for entertainment or relaxation after the pandemic could be one of the culprits behind impaired sleep. Being on the phone during bedtime could be eating into your sleep. Blue light emitted from phones impairs

By DR. DEEPAK MITTAL The ancient practice of meditation can do more than just relax the mind. Recent studies have revealed that meditation can positively impact heart health by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure and heart rate. Mindfulness and meditation can

Feeding your pets the proper food in the right amounts is crucial. Pets need a specific balance of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water each day to maintain their normal physiological functions. Like different individuals, many dogs have distinct

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The mental and physical well-being of girls and women continues to be negatively impacted by the persistence of menstrual taboos in many cultures. The difficulty in addressing myths and misunderstandings surrounding menstruation is exacerbated by people's limited

Let's look at two workout routines that can help new moms adapt to the growing responsibilities of motherhood while ensuring that they stay healthy to tend to their little ones. Postpartum Functional Training, the postpartum period requires new moms to focus

By DR. UMESH SRIKANTHA Back pain today and especially lower back pain have become a chronic ailment. The disease is no longer limited to the elderly but is also increasing among the youth. Long working hours along with a sedentary lifestyle

By DR. CHANDNI TUGNAIT When meeting new people, speaking in front of a group, or taking an important test, most people feel nervous or uncomfortable. This is completely normal and usually disappears once the situation has passed. However, for some people,

There are a few different symptoms of diabetes. They include: Excessive thirst Frequent urination Weight loss Increased hunger Fatigue Blurred vision If you have any of these symptoms, it's important to see your doctor right away. They can run some tests and let you know for sure

'Healthy lifestyle', a common phrase that has come under much scrutiny over the last couple years, has some of us checking our calorie count with every meal intake, and most of us aiming to achieve it, but never being able

We've all learned over the covid years how important it is to strengthen the body's natural defense system. If there's one thing we've learned from the pandemic, it's not to take our health for granted and that the best way

To keep up with our routine on days when we lack motivation, we must engage in enjoyable or simple activities. Here, there are a few straightforward things that can be done. Some of the easiest things to keep up momentum

Setting one's needs first and making time for relaxation, meditation, or exercise are just a few of the straightforward self-care practices that can significantly improve a woman professional's quality of life. Simply carve out sometime in the morning or evening

By DR. RISHI RAJ BORAH Visual impairment is a major health issue across the globe, and while several factors are responsible for poor vision, including age, genetics, and the environment, everyday habits are just as important. Too much screen time: Working for long

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Physical activity or a regular workout regime is a key element in managing type 2 diabetes. Until recently studies showing the significance of exercise to manage diabetes were very less. However, now we can see that

By DR. RAJEEV RAJESH Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. While no cure for the disease is yet available, yoga can play a significant role in the prevention and improvement of symptoms in patients. The major benefit with the

The way that parents raised their children 10-15 years ago is drastically different from how parents raise their kids now. Unfortunately, modern parents are reeling under the pressure of being perfect. But here's the thing: there's no such thing as

Festivals not only call for a party, but they also provide us with an excuse to eat a variety of delectable dishes and sweets. You must have eaten your fair share of delicacies. Here are five ways to help your body

By DR NITIKA KOHLI Every person's body contains three active energies, according to Ayurveda. These energies control various processes, including controlling the mind, the body, and diseases you are likely to contract or the diet you ought to eat. One of these

Experts say making the following adjustments in your life will help you avoid being sick frequently, especially as the flu season approaches: Having 3 balanced meals a day: Skipping meals can become a huge mess for you if you are working

By Dr. BIREN NADKARNI Any condition, whether it be cancer, heart disease, or arthritis, can be treated with awareness. It is common knowledge that arthritis can hurt, swell, and inflame one or more joints. Instead of referring to a single illness,

Yoga can be a useful means to supplement psychotherapeutic treatment for depression, anxiety, and stress. Here are 5 asanas that can be easily incorporated in daily schedules: Balasana (Child Pose) Balasana is a comfortable pose that stretches the upper-body and back muscles,

Karwa Chauth falls on October 13, and on the occasion, like every year, Hindu women are going to fast throughout the day. In fact, thanks the Bollywood glamorizing it, women of all faiths engage in it together with friends! Here’s

Remember the Beatle's song, "It's been a hard day's night, and I have been working like a dog

Listening to music at bedtime can help in slowing down our heart rate and breathing, and in bringing down levels of stress hormones, easing us into the sleep mode A good night's sleep is a vital component of holistic wellbeing, providing

By DR BABINA NM A particularly effective treatment for illnesses like arthritis and its complications is hydrotherapy or water therapy. In contrast to aqua aerobics, which typically entails physically demanding activities in the water, hydrotherapy exercise incorporates specialized movements that are

Rubies, commonly known as the Manik, is a naturally occurring gemstone that is a type of aluminum oxide. It is chemically composed of aluminum, iron, chromium, and oxygen. The value of this gemstone is determined first by its color, then

Anyone can experience fatigue at any moment, although it usually manifests itself after strenuous physical activity, a demanding workday, or both. Exercise frequently results in fatigue, which can be reduced by getting enough rest, taking a good nap, or getting

The skin of newborns is naturally smooth and silky. But because of its fragility, their skin is particularly prone to rashes and other skin conditions. Some tips to pick the right lotion: * Paraben free Compared to adult skin, a baby's fragile

Play-Doh is loved by toddlers and children alike, and often, even adults can't resist engaging in this fun activity! With umpteen learning and sensory benefits, Play-Doh aids imagination and growth, allowing children to experiment with colors, shapes, and textures. Enhances Motor

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - It is just as important to dress your bed as it is to dress yourself. A bed is your sacred space, which you want to protect to the best of your ability. It provides you with

Want to cut your risk of developing dementia? Indulging in activities such as reading a book and doing yoga and spending your time with family and friends, suggests a new study. Published in the journal 'Neurology', the meta-analysis involving a review

By DR AGAM VORA Because both viral respiratory illnesses cause similar, often overlapping symptoms, distinguishing between them can be difficult. Here are four key differences between a cold and the flu: While both spread easily from person to person through the air, personal

If you want to build strength but do not have access to weights, all you need is a solid training regimen and some room to work out. Building strength and endurance using bodyweight exercises is another effective technique to engage

By RACHNA MURALIDHAR Parents need to be aware and conscious of their behavior which can be toxic and impact their kids. Toxic Behaviors of Parents: * Critical treatment: When a parent constantly criticizes, over-corrects, and tries to mold their child based on excessive

Our brains release dopamine and serotonin when we listen to energetic, enjoyable music, which makes us feel happy. On the other side, quiet music encourages peace and relaxation. When employed by experienced and skilled experts, music therapy is an evidence-based,

If you are feeling the consequences of constantly wearing heels, here are some steps you can take to help combat the aching and discomfort: * Change your shoes -- Go for flat shoes or shoes that provide more support and cushion *

Here's how you can do your bit to reduce (and slowly eliminate) single-use plastics at home. Try it and take the initiative today. You will be proud of yourself. Start right in the morning: Start with the first thing you pick up

By DEVINA KAUR As a mother of a teenager, I realize we can't force our children into conquering their fears and doubts in a go but we can be a helping hand in their lives so they always have a support

For centuries, Ayurveda medical science has been a trusted weapon for maintaining our physical and internal health. People rely on ayurvedic products to protect their skin from the elements, particularly climate change, which causes the skin to lose its radiance. However,

Cycling is fun, healthy and a low-impact form of workout for all ages. Weight loss: Weight gain due to a sedentary lifestyle is a common problem these days. Riding short distances to the neighborhood shop, school, or work are mini workouts

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - You may find yourself lost in the aisles, surrounded by a plethora of options and unsure of which to select. While there are many options for adults, the skincare needs of a newborn are different from

You are not alone if you feel the need to rub your eyes. Itchy eyes are a very common problem, also known as ocular allergy, these are typically the result of an allergy, or a condition known as dry eye

By DR SIDDHANT BHARGAVA One of the best things you can do for yourself is to start a fitness program. When you transition from couches to crunches, you feel revitalized and exhilarated. Physical activity improves brain health and lowers the risk of

By DR. RAJEEV RAJESH Even if you are unable to attend a yoga class or establish a home routine, there are various yoga poses you can practice at your desk to alleviate such issues and instill a sense of calm and

What makes people cheat? Networking platform Gleeden, conducted a survey conducted among ten thousand of their users, and came up with the top 10 reasons for infidelity. The survey took place among users based out of the Tier -1 cities in

By DR. VANSHIKA GUPTA ADUKIA Feeding, burping, diaper changes, odd hourly night cries, spit-ups, followed by clean-ups, pumping sessions, bottle washing-the list of chores is endless with a baby, but the hours in a day and helping hand are always limited. Every

Where words are few, it is said that the eyes can convey a lot. And this is especially true in these Covid times when we wear masks that allow our eyes to express themselves more freely because our faces are

There is no escaping the fact that there are no shortcuts to healthy eating, which is the only way to achieve holistic and sustainable well-being. * Make a schedule and stick to it: Making a schedule and then sticking to it

LONDON, (IANS) - Intermittent fasting helps change the activity of gut bacteria and increase their ability to recover from nerve damage, according to a study conducted on mice. Researchers from the Imperial College London observed how fasting led to the gut

As we age, the involuntary loss of muscle mass and muscle function has a major impact on quality of life. Based on research, muscle loss is faster in men than in women and can lead to several health problems. While healthy

By DR. SONIA LAL GUPTA Most of us today, idolize the ones working on 3 to 4 hours of sleep. It's all cool but I'm sure you remember the sweet taste of sleep. Oh no, I'm not tempting you to sleep

Did you know that California walnuts are produced under stringent quality controls that exceed California inspection standards, reputed to be the world's toughest? These wonderful crunchy and mildly sweet wonder nuts, when added to our daily diet, can help in

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Mental wellness has become an increasingly popular topic in recent years, partly due to the pandemic, which was a difficult time for many of us, but also due to prevalent external factors such as world news

MUMBAI, (ANI) - Yoga is known across the globe for soothing one's mind and body. And while many practice Yoga regularly, Bollywood actors are no less. Look at 7 celebrities who swear by Yoga to stay fit and healthy: Kareena Kapoor

By DR. RAJESH SHETTY Teeth have the power to determine our personality. The shape of teeth, the size of our teeth, and the habits we have related to teeth, all state the personalities which might be hidden from the world. Here

Change is difficult and stressful, but the level of change triggered by the coronavirus outbreak is indeed mammoth. And that's why it is crucial to take preventive steps to manage our stress levels and seek out support whenever we need

By DR VIDYASHANKAR P. Most people underestimate the significance of regular examinations. Even if you feel healthy, it is critical to have regular check-ups because they help to diagnose disease early and reduce the risk of complications. The following tests are

Falls can be prevented. These are some simple things you can do to keep yourself from falling. Talk to Your Doctor: Ask your doctor or healthcare provider to evaluate your risk for falling and talk with them about specific things you can

When it comes to skincare, it cannot be accomplished without the proper layering of sunscreen. A proper summer season calls for tons and tons of sunscreen. While a glowing tan is always a desirable look for the summer, it's no secret

“Not only does the sun create life, but it also nourishes life. It helps us thrive. We were born under the sun; we grew up with food made by the sun and we ourselves cannot survive without sunlight. So why do

BY DIVANSHI GUPTA The shimmies, the shakes, the pirouettes, and the backflips on the dance floor burn a lot of calories and do a lot of other amazing things for your body. Dancing is one of the greatest pleasures. It comes with

Actress Deepika Padukone has worked towards normalizing mental health to enlighten everyone that mental illness is not always critical but can be the reason our daily lives include so much stress. When did you start practicing yoga? Deepika: I started practicing yoga

Symptoms of burn out and unmanaged stress at the workplace can lead to: * Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion * Increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job * Reduced professional efficacy Should I Jump

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - The first thing we must recognize is that every system in our body is interconnected. So, our physical health affects our mental health, and our mental health affects our physical health, and both should work together. Ensuring

BY SAMIKSHA SHETTY Contrary to popular belief, meditation is not about zoning out and emptying your thoughts or mind. It's about zoning inwards, acknowledging your thoughts, and then detaching from them without judgment. The most common reactions I get when I talk

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Almost 70 per cent of the body is water and it is water that helps in flushing out the toxins through urination and perspiration etc. Water also helps in lubricating joints and protects sensitive tissues in our

BY OLIVIA SARKAR Fasting completely or partially for a set period before eating normally again is what intermittent fasting entails. According to some studies, this way of eating may provide advantages such as weight loss, improved health, and increased longevity. Intermittent

MUMBAI (IANS) - When was the last time you laughed hard? Not just a little guffaw, but the kind of guffaw that makes your stomach hurt or even tears well up in your eyes. Laughter not only makes you feel

By IRFAN SHAIKH With offices reopening, employees are now gradually getting back to a regular work routine. While some dread long commutes and traffic snarls, others are glad to return to physical offices and indulge in much needed social interaction with

Even though many of us skip brushing our teeth at night. Brushing teeth at least twice a day is generally recommended to maintain healthy teeth. It is such an important part of our daily lives. The toothbrush we know today,

LONDON, (IANS) - Seven hours is the ideal amount of sleep for people in their middle age and upwards as a new study has found that both insufficient or excessive sleep is associated with poorer cognitive performance and mental health,

NEW DELHI, (IANS) - Belly fat develops because of age, genetics, a sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, a lack of regular exercise, and stress. And it can further cause stress by making you insecure. Yoga and a well-balanced diet can

Peppermint, an ancient form of medicine used by the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, is a hybrid mint, a cross between water mint and spearmint. Menthol gives it its minty flavor, calmative and cooling properties, and it is well known for

Your knees have been hurting a lot over the last two months. They can be agonizing at times. Is this a normal part of the ageing process? Reduced mobility, different job habits, and altered lifestyles all had a negative impact

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Whether you're a kid who just sprained your knee, a 24-year-old going through a mid-life crisis, or a person over 60 looking to start a new inning in life. It is safe to say that enveloping our

By RAJVARDHAN PATIL Cleaning may appear to be a simple task that can be completed without much thought about how to do it correctly. However, with the threat of COVID-19 still looming, it is critical to understand the truth behind certain

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2022 Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. This national outreach month is dedicated to highlighting the impact invasive plant pests and diseases have on plant health nationwide and educates

By Dr. MANOJ KUTTERI 'Doshas' are biological energies found in our bodies and minds made up of five major elements (Panchabhutas), which are linked to our five senses and subtle actions. Doshas govern our physical, physiological, mental, and emotional processes and

By RUJUTA DIWEKAR Rujuta Diwekar . Don't skip your breakfast and definitely have a home-cooked fresh breakfast: It's not enough to eat the right dinner; you should also start your day with a home-cooked fresh breakfast that includes Idli, Poha, Dosa,

Typically, spring season entails packing away the winter clothes and bringing out the summer dresses. With the change of seasons comes the opportunity to host family and friends for a get-together. This means that the house must be clean and

By DR. ANURAG WAHI Because of the increase in digital screen time, your eyes are under more strain than usual. There are some things you should do to keep your two most valuable assets (your eyes) safe and secure. Keep laptop/computer at

New York, March 26 (IANS) Contrary to worries among some doctors and the public, drinking coffee may protect your heart instead of causing or worsening heart problems, find a new study. According to three research abstracts, drinking two to three cups

Water scarcity has become a major issue, making water conservation critical. Given that the world's largest water crisis is underway, it is critical to select water-efficient products that will assist in overcoming the challenge. Even minor changes, such as using

By DR. SRIDHAR G One of the defining responsibilities of parents is to enable their children to realize their potential. Both the students and their families are inordinately anxious in the days leading up to examinations. Parents are concerned about their

By Dr. Kiran Rukadikar Whether we want to accept it or not, biologically men and women are very different. One of the important differences is in the way men and women use and store fat. Men on average have about 3

Using technology in conjunction with changes in workplace structure can boost productivity in all areas. A modern working man or woman multitasks to cover their passion as well as their duties daily. People are busy balancing their professional and personal

CHANDIGARH (IANS) - Do you sleep 'soundly' yet feel sluggish throughout the day? Do you wake up often during the night? Do you snore? If the answer to either of the questions is a yes then you could be suffering from

By Dr. Vihan Sanyal There are various types of online impersonations. It could be an adult impersonating a teenager, or it could be seen as harmless fun by teenagers who may target a person and befriend them online to later mock

By ASYUSHI LAKHAPATI, Upnourish Unfortunately, the widespread coronavirus pandemic has ruled our lives for the past two years. The constant arrival of new variants is posing demanding challenges for organizations and posing difficult scenarios for them to resume full-fledged operations. Expecting

Give your father the gift of great health by getting him to adopt a wise sodium-intake diet and a little bit of exercise. Ensure he makes small lifestyle changes for positive impact, starting with these four tips. Check his BP The connection

LONDON (IANS) - Worried that you are unable to hit the gym? A moderate physical activity like taking a stroll in the park or using steps instead of lifts done regularly may keep your brain healthy, according to a UK

By N. LOTHUNGBENI HUMTSOE Anklets account for more than 34 per cent of the total Indian silver market. Indians are obsessed with gold, but anklets made of the yellow metal are never worn on the feet because they represent the goddess