Archive for May 10th, 2013

Yoga for naturally glowing skin

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Admiring those glowing faces in beauty cream advertisements, we often wonder if we too could have a skin so young and beautiful. Well, it’s not a far-fetched dream anymore! Now even you can flaunt healthy, radiant skin that draws attention. And the good news is: no chemicals and no pricey beauty packages. Just a simple four-letter word – yoga – and a long-lasting glow on the face is yours to keep.

But before we talk about the solution, let’s first understand where skin problems such as wrinkles and dark spots stem from.

Some women start wrinkling premature, primarily due to stress or unhealthy lifestyle practices such as smoking, alcohol, drug addiction and wrong food habits.

Acne is common among women of all age groups. Sometimes, it could occur due to hormonal changes in the body. In this case, there’s nothing to worry about because it heals itself with time.


Acne treatment is long term process: Dr. Amladi

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Dr. Amladi as medical head of Kaya Skin Clinics leads a team of 300 expert dermatologists in India, the Middle East and Bangladesh.

She is currently the Editor – Forum for Aesthetic Dermatology, Associate Editor – Indian Clinical Updates, Dermatology and Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology & Leprology.

She has over 20 years of clinical, academic and research experience in dermatology.

Amladi answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

G’Day Madam, Q1? to remove injury, surgery 14 months stitches scare from the body. Age 50 yrs Q2My son aged 22 yrs has skin scare 6 long lines width 5 cm since last 10 yrs on his back. ? to treat it. With thanks Pradeep Bhubaneswar


Stressful work conditions can up diabetes risk

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Work conditions can predict development of diabetes in healthy employees, a new study has found.

Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has shown that stress can also have a significant impact.

Now Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management has found that low levels of social support and high levels of stress in the workplace can accurately predict the development of diabetes over the long term – even in employees who appear to be healthy otherwise.

The study contributes to an ongoing body of research linking work conditions to physical and mental health.


All you need to know about organic foods

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Before you decide to “go organic”, find out for yourself what organic food is and tips you should keep in mind before you buy it.

The organic food movement that began a few years ago is showing no signs of waning. All around the globe, people are adopting the organic lifestyle more and more. It’s time then, to take a look at what this movement is really all about.

What is organic food?

In simple words, organic foods are those that are produced, processed and packaged without the use of any chemicals, pesticides, non-organic fertilizers, insecticides, antibiotics or artificial hormones. They are also free of the artificial preservatives that are usually added to increase the shelf life of the product. It is claimed that organically grown foods are safer and more nutritious than other foods and are generally considered superior in purity and taste.


Fighting childhood obesity

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Rapid technological and industrial developments have made our lives easier, causing a steep rise in the occurrence of lifestyle related diseases. Childhood obesity, one of the leading causes of concern among many, can be stopped in its tracks. Read on to find out how.

Diabetes, obesity and heart disease are among the three most prominent health issues today, all of them are linked to certain lifestyle factors and improper diet. Watching your child put on kilos rapidly can be scary, which is why it’s exceptionally important to keep a watch on your child’s eating habits and lifestyle.


Vitamins – Sources and benefits

Friday, May 10th, 2013

We tell you more about vitamins; learn which vitamin keeps the nasty cold under check, which one is good for your skin and also about the one that helps the blood clot.

Also check: Vitamins, sources and benefits: Part 1


This is a water-soluble vitamin.

Benefits of vitamin-C:

This vitamin plays a significant role in helping your body resist infection. So a dose of vitamin-C everyday can go a long way in preventing colds and flus.


Fitness Q&A: Guidelines for weight loss

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Dr. Sonali is a certified fitness specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine.She runs a fitness consultancy, Santulan, providing lifestyle management programs for individuals and groups.Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Friday.

This week’s answers:

Hi Dr. Sonali,

Following are my details,

Name : Jiten Parekh
Height: 5 Feel 11.5 Inch.
Weight: 79 Kilo
Age : 46

Diet Habits : No Smoking or Drinking. Pure Veg.
Breakfast : half glass of skimmed milk & low calories iteam
Lunch : two chapatti (without ghee), dal & seasonal sabji & butter milk
Dinner : two parathas, sabji, ver less sugar tea


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