Archive for April 15th, 2013

Ill-effects of sitting for long hours

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Did you know that a new research indicates that sitting for long hours may lead to early death? Sitting a lot does not mean you will die early but it definitely increases the risk.

A research conducted by the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge has reported that “sitting is a dangerous factor for early death” and in fact on par with smoking and being obese!

We’ve all been told time and again that sitting for long hours comes with several health risks. You may develop serious health problems such as increased risk of heart disease and diabetes and not just stiffness and muscle fatigue.

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Why eating on time every day is crucial

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Eating regularly on schedule gives you a structure and discipline needed for a sustainable and long-term maintenance of health.

In today’s world, the traditional meals are being let go and snack times are becoming more and more dominant, as we no longer design our days to fit in eating patterns, thanks to the ‘pressures of life’.

Benefits of eating on time

Choosing a right time to eat meals has several benefits, one of them being energy. An irregular meal eating schedule or even skipping meals drains your body of energy. Eating on time keeps your blood sugar stable, keeps hunger headaches and fatigues at bay. Also, have an eating schedule will help to avoid snacking.

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16 Home remedies for psoriasis

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Psoriasis affects both genders. This condition is not infectious. It is a prolonged inflammation of skin. The causes of psoriasis are still unclear. Psoriasis may start at any age.

Here are few home remedies and self care tips for psoriasis.

Keep skin moist: Apply plenty of moisturizer on the skin. Smear coconut oil or sesame oil on the body before taking bath. Gently remove dried skin flakes without hurting the underlying skin. Use moisturizing agents which are thick and greasy. Avoid drying of skin. Dry skin leads to cracks which may bleed leading to infections.

Prevent infection: Maintain skin hygiene by keeping the body skin clean. Take care to keep the affected area clean. Infections may exaggerate psoriasis.

Avoid harsh body soaps: Harsh soaps or body wash strip the natural oils from skin. This makes skin dry and susceptible to infections. Use a natural body scrub. Mix flours of orange lentil (masoor), fenugreek ( methi seeds) seeds and green gram (whole moong) in equal proportion. Sieve the mixture and store it in an airtight container. Soak three tea spoons of this mixture in water for five minutes and then use as body scrub instead of soap or body wash. Neem Tulsi soap is usually recommended by ayurvedic physicians . This soap contains herbs neem and tulsi which help in psoriasis.This Leaves skin clean and glowing without stripping natural oils. After bath or wash pat dry the skin. Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.

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