‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]

Nine health tips to follow during Navaratri

Fasting is a good way to detoxify your body from the regular junk and alcohol that is consumed, helping maintain sugar levels in the body. However, keeping a tab on your fasting methods is important to avoid any health mishaps

Nine health tips to follow during NavaratriThe festival of Navaratri – nine nights of celebration of goddess Durga has begun and has been welcomed with much fervour. The festival witnesses tons of devotees observing a fast for a period of nine days in honour of the goddess. A strict no-meat practice enables one to savour various vegetarian specialties during this period. […]

Your gut bacteria may provide an answer for weight loss

A new study in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet's success may come down to the bacteria mix in one's gut, as observed in stool samples

Your gut bacteria may provide an answer for weight lossWondering why a diet’s not working for you? Stop watching your waistline and consider something a little deeper — like the faeces lodged in your intestines. A study this month in the International Journal of Obesity found that a specific diet’s success may come down to the bacteria mix in one’s gut, as observed in […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies

‘Captain Cool’ Anup Kumar has been one of India’s marquee kabaddi exponents for nearly a decade now. He has led the Indian team to the World Cup and has been part of Asian Cup wins. He has also taken U-Mumba to one title in the Pro Kabaddi League, in the year 2015. Anup is one of the most successful raiders of Pro Kabaddi League and International Kabaddi

Kabaddi pro Anup Kumar unravels his keep-fit strategies  Arjuna Award winner Anup Kumar is known for his brilliant captaincy and sportsmanship. Due to his extraordinary skills of taking bonus points, he is famously known as ‘Bonus ka Badshah’. Here, the kabaddi king shares his fitness formulas. MMM: How is your fitness regime like? Anup: I do a mixture of skill sessions and […]

Toothache? Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whites

If you are what you eat, that's particularly true for your teeth and gums. Because many foods and beverages can cause plaque, cavities and lead to tooth decay, which can damage your teeth. So, brush your teeth twice -a-day, use a mouthwash, floss and visit the dentist regularly, say city doctors

Toothache?  Here are the foods that wreck your pearly whitesThere are plenty of foods that people should be avoiding if they want to keep their teeth in good shape said doctors. Mumbai based dental surgeon Jyoti Deshpande said, “Foods that are both sticky and sugary are bad for the teeth. After you eat a sugary snack or meal, the sugar causes the bacteria to […]

What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantra

Renowned surgeon and professor, Dr Shivkumar Utture, who is also a finance secretary of IMA, Maharashtra state and elected member of Maharashtra medical council, is a fitness enthusiast. At the age of 60, he is active, energetic, and optimistic and gives priority to his fitness, regardless of his erratic schedule. Come what may, Dr Utture never misses his daily walks and gym workout. While talking to My Medical Mantra, the eminent doctor spilled the beans on what keeps him going

Fit at ’60’: Dr Utture reveals his fitness mantraYou will always spot Dr Shivkumar Utture welcoming you with a pleasant smile, on entering his cabin. He is always on his toes and the reason behind his activeness is his impeccable fitness level. Often, doctors find it difficult to stick to their routine, due to their busy schedule, but Dr Utture is an exception, […]

Battling the bulge: Mumbai girl sheds 9 kgs in one-and-a-half month

Sampada Sawant, a 21-year-old BMM graduate from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, defied odds and surprised everyone with her unbelievable weight loss. One-and-a-half months ago, she weighed 94 kgs. Now, she weighs 85 kgs

Battling the bulge: Mumbai girl sheds 9 kgs in one-and-a-half month“I believe in myself and love the way I am. I feel, a person cannot be judged on the basis of his/ her appearance.  But yes, you tend to lose confidence, if you are on a heavier side,” said Sampada Sawant, who surprised everyone with her new avatar. Sampada informed that since childhood itself, she […]
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