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Are you a passive victim of these bad habits?
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Are you a passive victim of these bad habits?

Shameem Akthar discusses four such habits that can cause serious damage to your health We often suffer the ill-effects of somebody else’s bad habits. This includes over-eating, overuse of electronic gadgets, smoking, and loud noises.  To some extent, these dangers are being publicly acknowledged. For instance, public smoking is discouraged because it is now official that passive smoking causes as much, if not more, damage than smoking oneself. Over-eating is also being seen as ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
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5 foods that calm anxiety

Want to fight anxiety without popping those pills and tranquilisers? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, offers five humble food items that be more efficacious than tranquiliser pills. Everybody knows of tranquilisers today, since they seem to be more commonly used. One may even say they are casually used and often for things that may have to do with lifestyle triggers or nutrition deficiency. Not many know that there are instances of over-prescription, ...
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This year don't run

If you, like several others, have been bitten by the marathon bug, we strongly recommend you read this! There is a sudden spurt towards marathon or goal-oriented running these days. The joke is that it is often stoked by a mid-life crisis and a desire to shift one’s life towards a more healthy lifestyle. And while this may be a laudable reason, if your body hasn't been used to running, starting out suddenly can cause some serious injuries. First, make a checklist of your overall health ...
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So, how are you feeling today?

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, takes you through five diseases that are directly related with your state of mind.   Even conventional medicine now acknowledges psychosomatic as a valid word! With assertion of the nascent field of psychoneuroimmunology this connection between the mind and body is slowly but surely getting unravelled. Having science to back up what most victims knew off, helps to provide a rational and practical solution to ...
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5 yoga poses to control your metabolism

These yoga practices will help you manage your metabolism in peak condition. There is a lot of confusion about metabolism -- should it be fast or slow, and which is better? This columnist is also guilty of having used the concept of “speeding” up or making metabolism fast through certain dietary or yogic intervention. But the real trick -- and which is buried under this confusion -- is to really make the metabolism efficient. If it is too slow, to make it fast, and if too fast, to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Go Green: It is healing!

Here are four health benefits of green colour: it heals, boosts memory, lowers anger and makes you lose more fat In the eighties a much-cited research by environmental psychologist Roger Ulrich woke the scientific world to the impact of greenery on health. In a hospital study on patients recovering from an operation, he proved that those whose windows overlooked greenery recovered faster than the others in the control group. A similar review of healing colours may have set the English town ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
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Your 'healthy' smoothie may actually be BAD for you

Avoid these common mistakes and make a healthy smoothie. Smoothies have been the health buzz for a long while now. They are likely to be around for some time as they are fun, effective and easy to make. Smoothies now come packaged and are part of most eateries and health food hang-outs. They are part of many gym health bars. And part of the beach bar scene too. Food books exclusively devoted to smoothies are the eye-ball grabbers in the health books section. You will find them in traditional ...
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5 emotions that will ruin your health

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, maps out our emotions that are just downright unhealthy. It is passe to think of emotions as just, well, emotions. They are actually biological events that leave a terrible footprint on your body, and some of them can be dangerous. Stress has been acknowledged as the dirty word in this regard. But what exactly is stress? And what cluster of emotions contributes to stress? If you examine it minutely, you will appreciate ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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