Friday, May 30, 2008

Weight Loss In Children

Is your child overweight? Do you want your child to loose weight? You will get straightforward and simple answers to all these questions in this post. A child is overweight and is the reason for him being inactive. However a lot of us try to interpret it the other way round. We tend to think that a child's inactivity or lack of physical activity results in the the child becoming overweight.

A child's weight should be controlled through balanced diet. Give your child a healthy diet. Make sure there is no excessive calorie intake. See that they don't eat the junk food. There are some steps which must be taken by government as well like the France has taken up. eg.
1) Stop showing junk food advertisements during children programmers on TV.
2) Schools must ban the chocolate bars in Tiffin.
3) Remove the vending machines from the school.

Final advice is one should keep a close watch so as the child does not get fats through any other means. A healthy diet is the most efficient and cost effect way to get the weight of the child under control for lifelong.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Health Benefit of Pomegranate

Every natural fruit benefits our health and pomegranate is not an exception. Pomegranate is not just used for food decor but it is one of the healthy fruits and has some unique health benefits. Health benefits of pomegranates are listed in this post.

1) A clinical study in Israel on clinical nutrition has revealed that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice for approximately a year benefits the health in reducing the systolic blood pressure and slow down the cholesterol oxidation.

2) Another research has stated that pomegranate juice for 3 months increases the amount of oxygen getting the heart muscles, which aids to the healthy heart.

3) Pomegranate aids to health by providing abundant vitamin C and vitamin B5.

4) Anit-oxidants like Polyphenols, Tannins and Anthocyanins are present in pomegranate and the quantity is more than can be found in any other health recipe.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mosquito Bite Intense Itch

People who get red bump and intense itching after a mosquito bite are most likely suffering from a condition known as papular urticaria. This condition is common and often annoying disorder manifested by chronic or recurrent papules caused by a hypersensitive reaction to the bites of mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, and other insects. Being difficult to resist scratching these itchy crusted bumps, the possibility of infection is high and caution should be taken. The body should be as fully covered as possible. Use an insect repellent to exposed skin to prevent insect bites. Homeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica 6c, five pills twice daily will help a lot. If the symptoms still persists, please consult a doctor.

Sea Sickness

Have you ever heard of the term sea sickness? I never had! unless I read it in a column for homeopathy treatment in Times of India from Dr. Batra, a renowned homeopathic from India, Pune. It is found that sea sickness might result into a feeling of nausea or sensation of whirling or turning. An remedy for the sea sickness is one can put ear plugs in ear and thereby stopping the whirling signals to brain. Occulus 30, five pills thrice daily can be given to such people who suffer from sea sickness before a day and during the day of journey.

Allergic to Sunlight

Allergic to sunlight i.e photo sensitivity is found in many human beings. Sunscreen of SPF 15 applied daily before you venture out into the sun is a best remedy. If a person is already on medication and want to continue with the treatment for photo sensitivity, he or she should consult a doctor before starting with any type of medications. Belladonna 30, five pills twice daily will serve the purpose and if the symptoms still persists consult your doctor.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Physical Activity Reduce Calorie

Are you people willing to burn your calorie. Then there are certain tips one can always follow to reduce the calorie and getting active.

Tip 1. Don't just walk get running. Hop, skip, jog. There are so many ways you can get active. Half an hour of any of the above form of activity is sufficient to keep one fit. My schedule is jogging for 20 minutes twice a week.

Tip 2. Our household activities need water. e.g. In a week atleast twice, I try and take atleast 50 buckets of water to fill the water tank on the second floor from the Ground Floor water tank. On second floor which is an open terrace, I have tied three ropes so that I always have to pass from below then with the bucket. This way I exert my stomach and abs as well.

Tip 3 : Any form of physical activity is sufficient to burn calories, not necessarily it has to be jogging. There are so many things, start cleaning your floor, wash your car, take out your gardening tools and start shaping your lawns and still there are so many things like washing your clothes, cleaning utensils... No I am not joking.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Summer Tips: Reduce the heat of of your body

Today we will see into what is good as a diet in Summer and also how to stay fit in Summer. Everyone tries to cool off there body during summer by reducing the heat of body. There are a number of ways to reduce the heat of body and we will concentrate on it. Here are some tips to reduce the heat.

1) Chilled Water, Cold drinks, beer : Summer time is up and the fridge are on in every house to get there chilled doses of water, beverages, beer. So is it healthy to consume chilled stuff? It is not advisable to take chilled liquid forms of water, cold drink or beer in summer. The reason behind this is the thermal energy that is used in giving the liquid the chilled property. Since energy is transferred from one form to another, the thermal energy is stored in the chilled liquids which eventually will increase the heat of your body.

2) What to eat : One should eat a lot of fruits. Natural fruits are always cold in nature and has a great capability to reduce the heat of body. Rice, spinach, bottle gourd or calabash cucumber,

3) How much water to drink: Water has to be taken as per human physique and individual capacity. But speaking in general terms 10 to 12 glasses of water or 2 liters of water is sufficient for a human body. Those who feel like urinating after drinking water should not drink a lot of water and should reduce the amount of intake. Instead of drinking cold drinks or beer one should try drinking fruit juice. Bel Leaf in water is also a great cooling technique for body.

4) AC : Effect of air conditioning on the body to cool off is good but one should always use it If one stays in AC for the whole time. It should not happen that one is in AC for a while and without AC after some time. If this happens on a consistent basis, might lead to cold, fever and other diseases.

5) Loose Fat: Summertime is a good time to start with the fat loosing exercise as you loose a lot of sweat in these days and you don't feel a lot hungry these days. Also the appetite for oily and spicy food is less, as a result summer time sounds like a optimal period to loose fat.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

How To Avoid a Cold

  1. Keep you hands clean by washing them. Cold being a contagious disease, can be transmitted through handshakes as well as if your hands touch some contaminated objects. So keep your hands clean. Why only hands,? because this part of body is used by your body often and is much in action as well as capable of getting you infected while eating or while rubbing your nose, ears, etc.
  2. Try to be away from people who are coughing sneezing. If he/she is infected, then there are chances that people in close vicinity may get infected.
  3. Get Rest and Exercise. Rest helps to strengthen your immune system, so get plenty of it. Get a walk every often, it will boost your immune system.
  4. 500mg tablet of vitamin c. Get a 500mg tablet of vitamin c once in a while to keep cold at bay.
  5. Get relieved of stress. A study has shown that people who suffer from stress are more prone to catching the cold virus.
  6. Wrap yourself. It has been found that cold virus breeds faster in cold conditions. So wrap your nose and body when its cold.

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Avoid Strokes with 25-30 Grams of Fibre.

A study says that stroke is the third leading reason to kill people in United States. Can we avoid stroke? Yes off course! Knows reasons of strokes are smoking, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. A study says, if one takes 25 to 30 grams of fibre in your diet, it can keep the strokes away from a person. The results of the study were concluded when people who received strokes where asked about the food they had withing 24 hours of receiving the stoke and there lifestyle was studied. It was also found that fish oil doesn't reduce the risk of the stroke directly. However it improves the cardiovascular condition of a person, thus indirectly reducing the risk of stroke.

Health Tip : Get 25-30 grams of fibre through your daily diet