Struggling with sleep? Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, lists out five foods that can disturb your sleep severely. We know that certain life-style habits can keep us awake. But not many know that food choices can also hit our sleep severely. We know about the more common culprits -- caffeine and chocolates. But there are other foods that have a similar, if not worse, impact on our sleep patterns. These include a night cap or a rich ... Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
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We outline four lifestyle errors that lead to hair fall and what you can do about them. Except in the case of genetic hair fall, which may need more drastic or cosmetic help from an expert, in lifestyle-induced hair fall it is common sense to assume that once you have removed the cause of hair fall, you can breathe a sigh of relief and be assured that you have arrested damage to the scalp. Surprisingly, most people address hair fall with external aids. But the cause is often from inside – ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
Your choice of food could be a better option than popping anti-depressants. Not just alternative therapists, but enlightened medical practitioners too appreciate the huge connection between your mind and the food you eat. Thoughts are neurochemicals. They are manufactured in the body, supported by several factors that are biologically intertwined. Our lifestyle, our cultural background, our orientation towards healthy living, and even our self-esteem have much to do with our food choices. Those ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Working out with machines has become very popular. Gym ‘packages’ are cheaper than club memberships (for special games), coaches, or training for games or other forms of training. Some gyms are open 24x7, or are open for longer hours than grounds for sports or other kinds of physical activity. You can even buy your favourite work-out machine and do it in your own space and time. So, while the advantages of working out with machines are many, Shameem Akthar, yogacharya trained with ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Watch out for injuries when using these machines/workouts. The enthusiasm for working out is a good thing. But the downside is that unsupervised workouts are rather haphazard. It’s not just a matter of buying equipment and following the pamphlet that comes with it. Or attending a short gym session and believing it is okay to do that on your own. Many offices are now equipped with gyms. Many housing societies also have their own gyms. This means there is plenty of opportunity to work out ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
These mistakes can actually prevent weight loss. In an era of self-prescription, fitness mantras are the ones most commonly passed around. Some of these can be misleading, passed on by fly-by-night “fitness experts” who have obtained certificates dished out indiscriminately to those looking to make a career in this field. Even well-established names in the fitness field succumb to this temptation of churning out “experts” in a field where learning can never really stop, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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