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Is your upper back healthy?

Is your upper back healthy?

Take this simple quiz and find out Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar It is common knowledge that overall flexibility is a marker of youthfulness. There are two types of aging. One is chronological, which means you state your age by your birth certificate, marking it from the day you were born. This is now an outdated way of looking at health. The new way to look at your age is through biological aging -- this means your insides have a different aging from what your birth certificate says. This is ..., 4 days ago

I am...Shameem

Would you like some dates, madam? Try this one. This variety of dates comes from Iran. It's soft and sweet. If you want something that melts in your mouth and is juicy, than try the ones that come from Tunisia. Every variety has a unique taste.
 The Hindu6 days ago

5 amazing facts about the brain

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained in the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, poses five questions which will unravel this marvellous part of our body, and relate to the idea of its health in a proactive way. Photographs: Ali Eminov/Creative Commons Even though it is possibly the most used part of our body, and is busy even when we sleep, we know very little about the brain.  It weighs two per cent of one’s body weight, but uses 20 per cent of its fuel. Its health is implied in several ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

International Yoga Day: Yoga for the 20-something

Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons In 2011, I was a harried 24-year-old corporate lawyer trying hard to make sense of the world through a haze of 15-hour-workdays in the all-too-frenetic city of Mumbai. Finding time to invest in exercise, ...
 DNA India2 weeks ago

Are you eating right?

Take this quiz and find out! Photographs: Peter Uchytil/Creative Commons It is an interesting fact that medical doctors are not trained in nutrition, with no part of their long course dedicated to this subject. This is despite the fact that nutrition is such an intrinsic aspect of health. Older or alternative health streams make nutrition the core area of therapies. Today, luckily, many holistic hospitals have nutritionists on their panels to make health integrative and complete. As the ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago Belly fat: How much do you know?  Rediff.com1 month ago

The harmful effects of monosodium glutamate

Recently, many states in India banned Maggi because of high levels of lead and monosodium glutamate found in some samples. But do you know how MSG affects your health? It has been around for 100 years now. But only in the last few years have we woken up to the ill-effects of monosodium glutamate (MSG), popularly known as ajinomoto, which is added to food to give it flavour. It has yet managed to stay on in the food market under different names. Its supporters felt that this was a racist attack ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago

The Love Hormone: How much do you know?

5 fascinating facts about the love hormone Image: Emraan Hashmi and Kangana Ranaut in Gangster It is quite normal for most people to think of the reproductive system as having just one dominant role to play: creating offspring. And, where that is not the main issue, for the gratification of sexual desire. Actually, the reproductive system is linked with several neuro-chemicals that decode who you are, decide your personality type, dictate your tastes and manipulate your moods. Often, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Are you keeping your brain healthy?

Here are 5 questions to help you learn how to keep your mind healthy as you age. We are all aware of the importance of taking care of our physical health. We eat right, sleep right and work and play right. However, most of these activities that are fitness related have to do with actual health of the body, such as disease avoidance or control, or it arises from a desire to look young and good. While these are laudable reasons, we never actually eat to keep our minds fit. Nor do we engage in ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

How not to get puffy eyes!

Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, takes you through five questions that will give you the right answers about puffy eyes and how to avoid getting them. Celebrities conceal puffy eyes, a common problem, by wearing dark glasses. Puffy eyes make a person look older or haggard, but it is not only a problem of aging, but also of lifestyle. It has triggers that many of us are aware of -- late nights, irregular schedules, stress, drinking alcohol regularly, ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Dance with me1

These youngsters have taken their passion for dance to the next level not only trying to master the art themselves but also teaching others the moves. Here's their story Ashwini Sawant dna Rhythm has definitely got these youngsters who ...
 DNA India1 month ago
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