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  • ACTIVITIES TO DO FOR GOOD HEALTH WHILE AT HOME

    In Health Tips On 24 March 2020

    Considering the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the world, there has a sudden halt in our lives. In today’s world where people had no time even to complete their sleep or eat their meals peacefully, the sudden lockdown has left them pondering upon how should they cut their time which will also involve their complete family, productive in nature and also has some good health benefits. So, sharing below are a list of activities that can be performed when at home, without having to step out so that the home lockdown time is utilised in a productive and healthy way.   1. Extra sleep - Sleep is a very crucial element for a human body. It is important to have adequate sleep for better health, immunity, regeneration and repair mechanism of the body. So, while you had no time to complete your sleep, this is an opportunity where you can complete your sleep and wake up without an alarm. 2. Workout - Let the lockdown of gyms, parks and activity centres not be an excuse for you not working out. You can easily engage into some home workout sessions along with your family. The benefits of exercise are innumerable and you should gift all of them to your body. Some of the workouts you can engage with your family are - yoga, floor exercises, Zumba, aerobics. The access to all these are easily available online. 3. Cooking sessions - Apart from good sleep and exercise, if there is something you need to add, then it’s nutritious, home cooked food. With the increase in the number of eat outs, take away, drive-ins, and house helps to cook food for you at home, we are unaware of the kind of food that has entered our system. Use this time to involve in some family cooking sessions. You can involve your spouse and children as well. This will make sure that, not just your family time is spent in a beautiful way, you also know what goes on you plate. You can also try some new recipes by involving your children in cooking and research shows that kids who involve into cooking at a young age, turn out to be creative and non-picky eaters. 4. Meditation - meditation is an activity that connects your mind to your body, to help you relax and keep you calm. So, now that you have time and no excuse of rushing to work or a busy lifestyle, meditation sessions for 10 minutes, twice a day, will help you rejuvenate your body. 5. Reading - There might have been so many books piling up on one of the shelves, that you wanted to read since forever. now, you can just spend some time reading those books and either enlighten or entertain yourself. 6. Cleaning together - The lockdown has left the ladies in the home with no house helps, hence, increased work. Cleaning together as a family will not only reduce the strain on a single person, but also gives some cardio workout and helps you burn some extra calories as well. 7. Gardening - Spending some quality time in your backyard or balcony, watering the plants, changing their soil, growing your own fruits and vegetables, or just sitting between the plants will give you relaxed time and some good quality air to breathe in. 8. Play sessions with children - As children tend to get bored very easily, it is difficult to keep them engaged in one single activity. At such times, you can involve in some family play sessions with them, involve them in cooking and baking, cleaning, read them stories and stories, enrol them in some online activity classes or help them develop a new hobby. 9. Updating knowledge - Ever thought of all those online courses that you wanted to complete but had no time? You can now enroll in those courses and upgrade your existing knowledge which will be fruitful for you in future. 10. Re-creating hobbies - Every person has some or the other hidden talent or hobby which are forgotten with the growing responsibilities and busy life. Re-create those hobbies now and let the young ones in you be alive again. So, these are a few activities that can be done while at home, so you make sure that, ones the situation is back to normal, you do not regret of not spending the time in quality and productive way.    

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  • BHUJANGASANA – THE COBRA POSE

    In Health Tips On 26 June 2018

    Bhujangasana, also called as the Cobra pose for it reflects the posture of a cobra that has its hood raised. Technique: Lie on the stomach, with palms on the ground underneath the shoulders. Inhale as in complete yogic breathing. Supporting oneself lightly on the arms, slowly raise the head and trunk, leaning backwards as far as possible, but without raising the abdominal region from the ground. Hold this position for several seconds; then exhale slowly and gradually return to the starting position. Relax by putting the hands underneath the thyroid. While performing this asana, direct the attention firstly to the thyroid, then along the spinal cord, to finish at the lower part of the spinal column.     Benefits: Stretching of abdominal muscles hence helps in reducing belly fat. Improves circulation – hence body’s cells get enough nutrients and oxygen and also help maintain hormonal balance. Helpful in treating stress symptoms like fatigue, headaches, weakness and manage depression. Provides a good extension to the back, stretches muscles in the shoulder, chest and abdominals. Strengthens the arms, shoulders and spine, decreases stiffness in the lower back. Prevents thyroid problems Gives soothing stretch to thyroid and parathyroid glands and helps to minimize the symptoms of thyroid disease. Helps revitalize the throat region. Kidney health The asana removes stagnant blood by compressing kidneys. On resumption of the start position, the kidneys are irrigated with a fresh supply of blood, hence good for kidney health. Asthma and congestion – Chest expansion and optimal length stretching expanding lung’s external region. This expansion prevents asthmatic attacks and respiratory congestion. Helps to maintain and encourage the correct secretion of cortisone hormone by adrenal glands, helpful in alleviating rheumatism. Beneficial for health of ovary and uterus, good for menstrual cycle. Corrects slipped disc. Soothes backaches, renders the spinal column more flexible and keeps it in good health. Increases flexibility.  

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Ambika Niranjan

Nutritionist / Dietitian in Sec 119, Noida, India 

You become what you eat... It is always 80% food and 20% exercise... Don't starve to be healthy, rather eat healthy to be healthy.... These are some of the fitness mantras which prove to be so very true.  For someone who was obese to 95kgs at the age of 21 to a person who has been on a rough roller coaster to achieve the ideal weight and the best shape with a naturally radiant and glowing skin. My journey to fight my obesity issues forced me to learn more and transform myself into a completely new and energetic me overloaded with confidence. I have completed M.Sc and Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Alternative Medicine with Diet and Nutrition as one of the major subjects and also Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition in Clinical nutrition and Dietitics A nutritionist by profession and passion, I am always available for my clients through the best communication system possible to help them overcome their health issues, a stronger, energetic, confident and healtheir you full of positivity.  Expertise in obesity, PCOD, PCOS, post pregnancy weight loss, thyroid, Diabetes Management and all the other disorders arising due to nutrition issues.  You hire me as your nutritionist and I'll ensure that you reach your goals. I am also an expertise in online consultation available through skype or any other mode of communication, so that I can consult people at any places. 
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