Sites to Keep Your Baby Safe

Sites to Keep Your Baby Safe

Campaign safe childhood- A flagship campaign of life and pursuit’s foundation, campaign safe childhood is committed towards providing safer and toxin-free world to children. It aims to educate parents about hazardous and toxic chemicals in personal care, food products and toys so that they can make well informed choices. It also aims to petition governments for ineffective and archaic laws to be modified, and stricter regulations be established. This campaign also aims to create awareness so that gullible parents can look beyond false or misleading claims of companies to sell…

Why You Must Cool Down

Why You Must Cool Down

A ritual often overlooked in allure of a quick drink at the bar with friends, a good cool down session is something that can make or break a workout programmer just like a good warm-up. Remember running a half marathon with little preparation and finding it difficult to walk down steps the next day? While the main purpose of warming up is to prepare the body and mind for strenuous activity, cooling down is all about helping the body and sore muscles recover and bounce back to normal. To suddenly…

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Exercise and nutrition are twp peas in a pod. The quality of nutrition impacts performance, recovery, immunity, hormones and even the results we are striving for. The most common mistake people commit is considering food as a reward, forgetting that 70% results depend on nutrition and the remaining 30% on exercise, sleep or the lack of them and your level of stress. For example- while eating that cupcake might seems harmless, eating processed sugar post workout triggers somatostatin release that blocks the human growth hormone ( necessary for lean muscle),…

Community Health and Nutrition

Community Health and Nutrition

These two terms cannot really be defined separately since problems of nutrition and health co-exist in the community, where one influences the other. Therefore, general awareness has been provided by an elaboration of the concept of community nutrition. Community health- Community health is concerned with the health problems of population groups lead inevitably to a broad range of interests, i.e., from the cause, prevention and control of diseases, nutritional or otherwise. Thus community health includes both identification of nutritional health and health problems and causes and prevention as well as…

When Life Gives You Melons

When Life Gives You Melons

What is summer without mangoes? This summer, while the king of the domain will continue to add zest to your salads, sorbets and kilties, chefs are ripe with new fruity experiments. A fresh start- Most of the housewives expect that their summer dishes must be fresh, flavorful and colorful. For them, there are no better ingredients than fruits to lift the flavor and color of a dish. “Chilled green gazpacho”, fresh fruits salads or nectarine in meat dishes- fruits have the best natural composition to add that much-needed freshness to…

Mind Your Food

Mind Your Food

It starts with a cup of ice cream, as we wallow in our feelings of self-pity and unhappiness, the meal ends with huge portions of dessert and coffee. Food and emotions have always had a thing going. We eat more and mostly wrong when we are low, while happiness makes us choose wisely and eat with control. But there has to be a way to check the bad patches, right?  Rationalizing and planning good food choices when low? Yes. Good, bad, and ugly- When you feel low, it results in…

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

It cannot be denied that childhood obesity is on the rise. Chew on the following statistics – Somewhere between 5.74 % and 8.82 % of schoolchildren in Indian are obese. In urban south India, 21.4 % boys and 18.5 % girls aged 13-18 are either over-weight or obese. Worldwide , in the year 2000, the International obesity task force(IOTF) , declared about 10% of children aged 5-17 (about 155 million), were overweight , out of which 2 to 3% (30-45 million) , were obese.   Among the reasons for childhood…

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

The Right Antioxidants for the Brain

Vitamin E- vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant, which is very important in the protection of brain and peripheral nerve cells. Vitamin E is able to cross through the blood brain barrier, but it does not have some difficulty. Researchers have to use very high doses of vitamin E in supplementation in order to increase the level of vitamin E in this area of the body. Therefore, vitamin E is an important antioxidant in protecting brain cells but probably not the best one in this situation. Vitamin C- Vitamin c…

Not Just Calcium, Bones Are Living Tissues.

Not Just Calcium, Bones Are Living Tissues.

Remember, Mr. Bones, the skeleton that graced the back of the biology room in high school and college? He was the lead character in many a great prank as well as the main player on the comprehensive exam. Though the popular plastic model has taught lots of kids about bones, we often think of “ bare bones” ( like his) instead of bone that is active, living tissue, which is continually remodeling itself through osteoblastic ( bone forming), and orthoclastic ( bone resorting) activity. Bone is not just a collection…

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

One might anticipate that smog or chemicals pose the biggest threat to our health on a daily basis. But would you believe the greatest cause of oxidative stress in our bodies is cigarette and cigar smoke? It’s true. Smoking has been associated with the increased risk of asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. We all are aware of the health consequences of smoking, but it is fascinating to realize that the underlying problem is the amount of oxidative stress smoking produces in our bodies. Cigarette smoke contains…