Here’s how you can include more fibre in your diet

To reduce your risk of getting diverticulitis, you should try and add high-fibre foods to each meal. Aim for up to half your plate to contain some fibre-rich food

Here’s how you can include more fibre in your dietAlthough, be careful about eating a lot of fibre at once. Overdoing it can cause gas, bloating, diarrhoea, and abdominal cramps as your gut bacteria try to process all the new fibre. These problems go away after a while as your digestive system gets used to the higher fibre levels, but you can avoid them […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Today, the prevalence of obesity has substantially increased, and it is significantly important to raise awareness on this issue now before it is too late. There are several risk factors associated when a person is overweight or obese

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIt is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight and obese Indians are surging, so are the numbers […]

How work stress impacts your health

Work pressure or stress is emerging as one of the main reasons for the increasing incidence of type 2 diabetes, says Dr Roshani Gadge, a diabetologist, consultant, Gadge Diabetes Centre, Mumbai

How work stress impacts your healthWe live in a stressful society which always puts us under pressure. We often compete against each other, and most of us want to climb the corporate ladder fast. What this leads to is stress and the feeling of being burnt out. In fact, it has become such a common complaint that it is no […]

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Parenting a special child requires a lot of stamina and patience. Considering this, a social group in Pune has come forward and started conducting sessions for mothers of special kids for relieving their stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to be less productive at work, finds study

Researchers surveyed 52,000 men between ages 40 and 70 from 8 countries. About 25% of men with erectile dysfunction (ED) suffered from poor work productivity compared to 11% of men without ED. Men with ED were also two times more likely to stay home from work and to work while sick

Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to be less productive at work, finds study  While erectile dysfunction certainly isn’t a fun topic for most men to discuss, it is generally considered an easily treatable condition that really only affects one aspect of a man’s life. However, a new international study conducted across eight countries finds that erectile dysfunction is associated with problems on the job and an overall […]

Hungry? Know how to calm hunger pangs

Hunger pangs strike at the wrong time, mostly before lunch or before dinner, ruining your appetite. They can even strike at night or an hour after you've eaten lunch. Owing to which, you end up gorging on unhealthy food. Experts give you healthy options to help you block those hunger pangs

Hungry?  Know how to calm hunger pangsYou’ve probably experienced gnawing, painful feelings in your stomach at some point, in the upper left side of your abdomen. These are commonly known as hunger pangs. Hunger pangs, or hunger pains, are caused by strong contractions of the stomach when it’s empty. This uncomfortable sensation is often accompanied by hunger, or the desire to […]

3 simple tips to prevent neck pain

Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay

3 simple tips to prevent neck painIn general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because your neck’s principal job is to support your head, and your head weighs a lot – about 10 to 12 pounds Here are some hints for achieving a healthy neck […]

4 ways to cope with stress at work

4 ways to cope with stress at workIt can come from a sudden meeting, your boss shouting at you, phones ringing all the time, or even just an annoying co-worker that has one too many cups of coffee and now wouldn’t let you work in peace. Heck, it can even come from the copy machine that always acts up. Whatever the reason, […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know about

Prediabetes is a borderline condition in which your blood sugar is consistently high but not high enough to be considered diabetes. The easiest way to determine if you have it is to get a simple blood tes

6 symptoms of prediabetes you need to know aboutType 2 diabetes has long been on the rise—diagnoses increased fourfold between 1980 and 2014—so it makes sense that its lesser-known sibling, prediabetes, is also increasing. You might be surprised to learn that a whopping 90 per cent of people who have prediabetes don’t know it yet. It’s a problem, because if you don’t know […]