The MIND Diet: How to Eat for a Healthy Mind

The MIND Diet: How to Eat for a Healthy Mind

. The MIND diet is a new brain-healthy diet that helps reduce Alzheimer’s risk while boosting overall cognitive and mental health. Learn how, start now.   There’s exciting news about a new diet known as the MIND diet. The findings of a large clinical study show great promise for this diet’s cognitive and mental health benefits, especially in regards to Alzheimer’s disease. Finding the key to preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most pressing medical needs of our time. Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death…

GETTING FIT UNDER WATER

GETTING FIT UNDER WATER

Swimming pool offers relief from summer heat, and makes for an excellent exercising ground. Picture underwater squats and lunges. Exercising in the pool is a good alternative to unload the body when it fatigues from intense land-based exercises. Aqua-jogging, flutter-kicking, leg-lifts, standing water push-ups and arm-curls are some easy to do water exercises. Many pools and gyms are offering regular batches in water-boxing, aqua-step as well as introducing specialised equipment that can be used for different exercises underwater. Underwater strength training is the newest to join the water workouts bandwagon….

KETTLEBELL WORKOUT

KETTLEBELL  WORKOUT

The kettlebell is a cast-iron or cast steel weight (resembling a cannonball with a handle) used to perform all types of exercises, including but not limited to ballistic exercises that combine cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. They are also the primary equipment used in the weight lifting sport of kettlebell lifting.   The Russian girya (ги́ря, a loanword from Persian غران girān “heavy”) was a type of metal weight, primarily used to weigh crops, in the 18th century. The use of such weights by circus strongmen is recorded for the 19th century. They began to be used for recreational and competition strength athletics in Russia and Europe in the late 19th century. The birth…

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…

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…

Alternative Health Care

Alternative Health Care

Your journey continues as you turn from the medical community in search of a solution. You decide to seek out a more natural route, alternative health care, because traditional medicine has been no help (to the contrary, it probably made you feel worse). To your surprise, the alternative health-care provider identifies a problem right away. He may claim that you have “systemic yeast, leaky gut syndrome,” or “subclinical hypothyroidism” as the cause of your symptoms. Alternative practitioners typically do a hair or eye analysis, blood work, urine test, or muscle…

Why We Eat The Wrong Foods?

Why We Eat The Wrong Foods?

There are several reasons why we eat the wrong foods. Most people will claim right away that they do so when they are hungry. However, it is not so simple. The habit of eating the wrong kinds of foods develops over a period of time. One of the reasons could be the easy availability of packaged foods. Available in every shop, it is convenient and cheap. Instead of looking for healthy food to eat, which might take time to prepare, we seek quick meals. We may want to satisfy our…

Common Health Problems of the Newborn

Common Health Problems of the Newborn

Perinatal and neonatal problems are now the leading causes of death in children under five years. The baby may have been born at home or a health facility. For babies born at a health facility circumstances around delivery are handled by well trained health workers, while for the one born at home they may not. For all babies, the interval between onset of illness and death can be in a matter of minutes or hours. It is therefore very important for you to recognise and plan for the care of…

Cold Weather Ways To Burn Fat Fast!

Cold Weather Ways To Burn Fat Fast!

Winter can be the perfect time to walk off weight—even if you’re not a snow bunny. Sticking with your usual exercise routine is one of the best ways to boost your chances of starting the new year a size smaller. If you’ve gotten used to walking outdoors all summer, switching to a different activity for cold weather in the winter can make your weight loss even more of a struggle, says John Jakicic, PhD, assistant professor in the weight control and diabetes research center at Brown University School of Medicine in Providence, RI. Finding a new activity may mean organizing…

How do I get the vitamin D, my body needs?

How do I get the vitamin D, my body needs?

The two main ways to get vitamin D are by exposing your bare skin to sunlight and by taking vitamin D supplements. You can’t get the right amount of vitamin D your body needs from food. The most natural way to get vitamin D is by exposing your bare skin to sunlight (ultraviolet B rays). This can happen very quickly, particularly in the summer. You don’t need to tan or burn your skin to get vitamin D. You only need to expose your skin for around half the time it…