‘Optimistic approach towards life is my fitness mantra’

Dr Mansing Pawar, Dean, Government Dental College and Hospital, who is 64-year-old, is a fitness enthusiast. Along with his responsibilities as a dean he equally takes care of his fitness routine without letting it go for a toss

‘Optimistic approach towards life is my fitness mantra’In the hectic schedule, people often give it a miss to their fitness routine. But Dr Mansing Pawar is an exception. He strikes a perfect balance between his work and fitness regime. “Instead of stressing over everything have an optimistic approach. Body gets energy due to positive attitude. I learnt this from my father,” said […]

Best and worst foods for your thyroid health

The attention to food and nutrients to encourage proper functioning of the gland is often ignored. The nutrients that the thyroid gland needs are easily available in many food items. Ankita Ghag, clinical nutritionist, Co-founder and director, Vacchan Arogya lists out some food stuffs to consume and avoid, in order to boost the thyroid health

Best and worst foods for your thyroid healthYour thyroid is your body’s silent workhorse-most of the time; it functions so smoothly that we forget it’s there. But this little, butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of your neck helps regulate your metabolism, temperature, heartbeat, and more, and if it starts to go haywire, you’ll notice. Though the thyroid is small, it’s a major […]

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabetics

Diwali is a time when varieties of mithai, fried food is served and it becomes difficult for any individual especially a diabetic to take care of his/her diet. Food during Diwali is traditionally sweet. Sugar and ghee are present in many of the foods which means, they are often highly calorific and the sugar will raise blood glucose levels quickly. Diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is very important to take care of the dietary intake to maintain good control

Diwali: Special diet tips for diabeticsThe results of a poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and long working hours have become worrisome. And diabetes, which is known as the silent killer, happens to be the most dangerous of them all, plaguing millions across the world. It not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an […]

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in check

India's leading Bariatric Surgeon Dr Muffazal Lakdawala is the President of IFSO- Asia Pacific chapter. His clientele includes eminent personalities like India's Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Union water resources minister and Ganesh Acharya, choreographer. He has also operated the late Eman Ahmed and actor Hrithik Roshan’s sister, Sunaina Roshan. He is the author of ‘The Eat-Right Prescription’, book and he has worked with countless people helping them save their health by eating right. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lakdawala spilled the beans on his keep-fit formulas

Fitness mantra: Dr Muffazal Lakdawala reveals how he keeps his weight in checkIf you happen to meet Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, you are sure to get mesmerise by his charming persona and his impeccable fitness. He is passionate about nutrition and wellness, both personally and professionally. Dr Lakdawala who helps people to lose weight is also a fitness enthusiast and swears by his fitness and diet routine. Dr Lakdawala […]

Poor posture can interfere with an active life

Most people are familiar with the telltale look of aging — the slouching posture that makes men look small and feeble. Age can wear down the discs in your spine, which causes them to compress. Moreover, posture can worsen with age and cause back, neck, and shoulder pain. Adopting corrective lifestyle habits can help you stand up straighter

Poor posture can interfere with an active lifeChanges in posture are a result of bad habits, such as sitting hunched over and not standing correctly. “Over time, these habits can create muscle weakness and imbalances that trigger spasms and place stress on your neck, low back, and shoulders, says Dr David Binder of the Orthopaedic Spine Center at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. Poor […]

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say experts

It is a common perception that joint pain is related to age and is common in the elderly population. But recently, there has been a rise in joint pain among the younger patients. According to experts, the reasons behind this are faulty lifestyle, sports injuries, unsupervised exercises and dietary insufficiency

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say expertsA 14-year-old, enthusiastic and energetic Leena Shah (name changed) dodged between her school, basketball classes and tuitions. She was the school basketball team leader and was soon going to play at the district in the coming months. But there was a striking pain in her calf-muscle and bilateral knee-pain, something that wouldn’t go in spite of […]

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardously

In this age of fitness, Dr Altamash Shaikh a Consultant Endocrinologist, Diabetologist and Metabolic Physician, at S.L Raheja Hospital, speaks to My Medical Mantra about testosterone and hormone overdose amongst gym goers

Hormone supplement’s overdose could affect the body hazardouslyTestosterone is the primary hormone in the male body helps in increasing muscle mass and body strength, boosting libido, virility and decreasing the risk of illness. It is also a drug, used for treating delayed puberty (a medical condition) amongst adolescent males. Sport supplements are becoming highly popular amongst the gym goers, not only those […]

Health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Regular physical activity can prevent depression

Depression is a very common disorder, affecting around 6.7 percent of adults in the United States per year. At a global level, the World Health Organization (WHO) calculate that more than 300 million people live with the disorder

Regular physical activity can prevent depressionA new study that examined data from almost 34,000 people has found that as little as 1 hour of exercise each week, regardless of intensity, can help to prevent depression. Treatments for depression usually involve medication, psychotherapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy, or a combination of these approaches. Recently, Australia-based not-for-profit group Black Dog Institute, who offer support to people […]

‘Be fit to be happy’

Says Dr Sargam Soni, Mumbai’s gynaecologist and fertility expert and the founder-head of Devdaan foundation. Discipline, Dedication and determination are the words synonymous to her. Dr Soni who is redefining fitness is a gym-junkie and also has also been a face of some brands. Come what may, she never compromises with her fitness routine. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Soni spills the beans on her fitness formulas

‘Be fit to be happy’If you happen to meet Dr Sargam Soni, there is no way that you wouldn’t be in awe of her toned body and beautiful smile. She swears by her fitness regime and says that, if you need to be happy- you need to be fit, by mind and soul. Her usual day starts at 6.30 am. She consumes 1 […]