How can yoga help during menstruation?

On the eve of World Yoga Day, Prajakta Borse, Sports Nutritionist, and Yoga Expert shares how Yoga helps in our daily routine. And what impact does it have on women in their menstruation cycle

How can yoga help during menstruation?The World Yoga Day indeed gives us an opportunity to build a healthy nation with adaptive inner senses and increased awareness. Yoga also improvises emotional threshold, so that you are less likely to get frustrated, angry or upset. Yoga helps you to stay positive during difficult phases in life. Staying healthy and positive from inside […]

Back to school: Watch the weight of your child’s backpack!

A consultant joint replacement and spine surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan - Dr Raghavendra KS, shares how to reduce the burden of your child’s backpack and to keep them healthy

Back to school: Watch the weight of your child’s backpack!The holidays are now over, and as the new academic year commences, parents must prepare as much as their children for a long year ahead. The preparation includes readjusting schedules, restructuring meal times, homework schedules, television and bedtime routines, and on the top of the list is keeping your child healthy. While focusing on the […]

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heart

With International Yoga Day just around the corner approaching soon, Dr Santosh Kumar Dora, senior Cardiologist at Asian Heart Institute, informs us how yoga can have a positive impact on heart health

5 reasons why yoga is good for your heartMany studies have shown tremendous health benefits of yoga including that of cardiac health.  Yoga is a body-mind activity which helps in flexibility, muscle strengthening, balance, relaxation and concentration. Followings are the cardiac benefits of yoga: Decreases stress Stress leads to increase in stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline which increase heart rate and blood […]

Seven tips to follow this monsoon for skin and hair care

Dr Amit Karkhanis, a Medical Cosmetologist and founder of Dr Tvacha Clinic, shares tips for monsoon skin and hair care

Seven tips to follow this monsoon for skin and hair careOnce the monsoon sets in, people get a feeling of satisfaction that they no longer need to deal with the sweltering heat. However, with this feeling, comes the problem of rising humidity and unprepared drenching, that can be dangerous for your skin and hair. Here are some tips which can save your skin and hair […]

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoon

Many people are climate sensitive and often experience cold, cough, allergies, headache, joint pains and triggering of existing complaints. Following a healthy lifestyle can help you get rid of it

Monsoon mantra: A nutritionist’s guide to a healthy monsoonWe all enjoyed mangoes, jack fruit, ice apples (tadgolas) in summer and now the rains are here to give us respite from prickly heat. Fill in your plate with all seasonal greens and fruits. Some vegetables many of which you may not have even heard of should be the part of your meal, now, since […]

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper care

In the past few years, we have witnessed the monsoon season bring with it a series of calamities. Therefore, it is very important for each one of us to be prepared during this monsoon

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper careIn the past few years, Mumbai is witnessing the monsoon season bring along with it a series of calamities. The 2005 floods are still fresh in the minds of many Mumbaikars, and every season, a sentimental feeling of doubt towards the rains stems in people’s minds. People should be prepared to face the possible disaster […]

Glucometer – device every doctor should keep to detect hidden diabetic cases

Glucometer – device every doctor should keep to detect hidden diabetic cases      Every Doctor Must Have a Glucometer Handy The scenario: India has been witnessing an alarming rise in incidence of diabetes according to the International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) fact sheet on diabetes, an estimated 3.4 million deaths are caused due to high blood […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseases

When the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit different

Here’s how you can tackle these 5 deadly monsoon related diseasesMost common difficulties faced are seasonal illnesses, which are a package monsoon deal. Often caused due to environmental factors, here are the five most common monsoon diseases that you need to look out for. Preparing to tackle them effectively is half the battle won. Dengue A disease spread by mosquitoes that typically bite early in […]

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoid

World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, every year. The theme for 2018 is ‘Blood Connects us All’ with a goal to motivate people who have never given blood to begin doing so, particularly young people. Thus it is important to know the things we should avoid while donating blood

World Blood Donor Day: Donating Blood? Ten mistakes to avoidEfficient medical care is impossible if blood transfusion services are not available; this makes up the crux of the modern healthcare system. The objective of the Blood Transfusion Services is to provide blood and blood products that are safe and adequate to meet the needs of a patient. Many times, at blood donation camps, one […]