22 Feb 2015

22nd Feb - Healthy Lifestyle Awareness day (in South Africa)

Hello Everyone!

I do keep reading articles in newspapers related to health and nutrition and exercise since it happens to be my field. And I am happy to see that such articles are making front page news, which means people are being conscious but are they CAUTIOUS too!

"22nd Feb is celebrated in South Africa as 'Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day"

Why don't we also celebrate today just like them!

Some points that I feel should be kept in your mind if you are striving for a healthy lifestyle are:

                  (Image courtesy: https://www.pinterest.com/ahsin13/bringing-my-sexy-back/)
1)Get your routine tests done every quarter (Lipid profile, CBC, Blood Sugar, Thyroid and Minerals)

2) Do not start taking any supplements, unless you have consulted with your family physician and yes do go to your Doc with your latest reports.

3) Do not take these Problems LIGHTLY - sudden weight gain or weight loss, frequent urination, sleep abnormalities, over exhaustion, frequent headaches, back pain or any type of body pain, breathing troubles etc. Consult a Doctor, Physiotherapist or  Diet consultant as soon as possible.

4) Get moving -  Yes exercise is important and is MORE IMPORTANT than your job and more important than your bank balance! Any type of exercise would do! Do what suits you the best.

5) Reduce the Tea/Coffee intake to HALF.
And yes by this I mean Green tea too (because Green tea also leads to a lot many problems when consumed in excess. Shall discuss it later in my blog)

6) If you want to socialize, have parties at your home and eat home-cooked food or have a pool dinner.

7) Stop Smoking. Yes Either you stop it or you don't. You cannot limit your smoking intake.

8) Limit your alcohol intake. Consult your Medical practitioner for the same.

9) Stay Hydrated. (Read: Tips to increase your water intake)

10) Stay Happy and Stay positive. Trust me..This will make the most difference!

Do Letme know If you Did this.. If Yes How Much and

How did you feel about it!


Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!

17 Feb 2015

5 Reasons You Are Not Loosing weight

Hello Healthizens!
Stuck with the same weight and dont know what to do?
Here are some reasons you might not be loosing weight!

1) More the time to loose weight - The better

Expecting from your diet plan right from the day you start it? No Don't do it.
It takes time...be patient enough to give it the same time you chose to ignore it. e.g.: If you have gained weight over a period of 2 years at least give 2 years to see the results. Slow weight-loss also means you are not going for crash diets which is all the more a better reason to be happy while loosing weight!
Tip - Also minus those days when you go for cheat meals when expecting from your body to give results!

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2) Are you eating healthy?

Often when a particular diet chart starts showing results, we become happy and we start thinking that ocassional cheat meals/snacks here and there would not do any harm. If you think like this ..STOP RIGHT THERE... Eat Healthy at all costs if you want to loose or else stay where you are!
Tip - Salads are a boon for weight loss. Also stir fried veggies instead of the gravy laden ones would help you!

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3) Stress 
Beat the Stress to beat that weight! Relax..
Take Deep Breaths and Make efforts.. just don't get stressed for it!

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                            2) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cause_of_Stress.png)
The images say it all.. Do I need to say more?

4) Weighing yourself daily?

Don't give your body and mind the unnecessary stress of giving out results every single day! Stress wuld lead to other problems you see!
Prepare yourself, workout eat well, give out your best and wait for results, and then weigh yourself.
Tip - Weigh yourself only once a week and on the same machine and on the same time of the day.

( Image courtesy: http://teensmagz.blogspot.in/2011/10/weight-loss-is-fun-process.html)

5) Maintain a food diary

Sounds difficult.. not at all. Maintaining a food diary reminds you of the mistakes you did and hence be reasonable enough to understand why and where are you going wrong. It does feel guilty to mention the cheat meals more than twice or thrice a week.
Tip: Try it for 15 days. Your mind yourself would check the mistakes and stop you from doing it from the next time!

(Image courtesy: http://sukasukaijup.blogspot.in/2012/12/membuat-buku-catatan-menggunakan.html)

So analyze where are you going wrong..and rectify it
After all we all want to look good Right?
Good Luck!
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Eat Healthy Stay Healthy SHINE!

15 Feb 2015

My 2nd (Live) Interview with Statenews Channel (Bhopal)

Hello Everyone!

I am glad to inform you that the video of my second LIVE interview got uploaded on the official website of the channel and also on youtube.
Just sharing the link with you all

My Interview on Statenews uploaded on Youtube

Mangez séjour healthy
(Eat Healthy Stay Healthy!)

12 Feb 2015

5 Feb 2015

World Cancer Day (4th February)

Hello Everyone!

Did you know 4th of February is celebrated worldwide as "World Cancer Day"

With the increase in number of cases of different types of cancer ...

Can we ensure that we avoid the usage of 'plastics' in our kitchen for a Healthier tomorrow!


Stay Healthy Stay Happy ...SHINE!