Breath is what gives life to every living thing. We cannot exist without breathing. Breathing is something that happens automatically, an involuntary process controlled by the autonomic nervous system. However, we are capable of controlling our breath. There are different ways and techniques of breathing intentionally. So, it can also be done as a voluntary action by controlling our central nervous system. Conscious breathing techniques can make it possible for us to change the way we feel internally. Proper breathing techniques and awareness of breath can have dramatic implications on our health.
Eating three or more meals a day is not a necessity for the body. It was never out of a biological need and was invented out of culture. In fact, until the advent of agriculture eating 3 meals a day and in some cases even eating everyday was a near impossibility. Continue reading →
Humans are social animals. However, the pandemic has made it extremely important for us to avoid any social interactions. Ironically, social distancing though unnatural to us, has become our social responsibility to follow as of now. The isolation and physical distancing measures taken; closure of airports, stations, workplaces, schools, parks, gardens, gyms, malls, etc. have been very challenging for us. It has curbed everything we love doing. Not just social interactions, but also travelling, going places, eating out, going to the malls, going out with friends, in fact even going across the road to meet a neighbour is understandably considered inappropriate and irresponsible. Stuck indoors, worried about an uncertain future, concerned for our family and friends, this situation is a stressful one for anyone to contend with.Continue reading →
Our gut plays a major role not only in our gastrointestinal health, but also in the health and well-being of the entire body. There is a strong connection between the brain and the gut. Improving gut health therefore, subsequently improves not just our physical health but our mental health as well. Stomach which is part of our Digestive System, is also referred to as the gut. The importance of gut health can never be emphasised enough. There are thousands of species of gut microbes/ gut flora that live in our gut. This includes many different species of bacteria. Continue reading →
Sleep is something that influences the way our body functions on a day to day basis. It helps us to rest, recharge, heal and recover. The amount of sleep one needs differs from person to person. Sleep needs also change from birth to old age. Being sleep deprived can impact us negatively in multiple ways such as:Continue reading →
Regular family meals provide opportunities for good nutrition and much more. It is extremely beneficial to have family meal times and to use that time as a learning opportunity between parents and kids. Make at least one meal a day a special and a pleasant family time. Sharing family meals provides a multitude of benefits to families as a whole. Continue reading →
The weight loss industry is a thriving one. With the increase in busy schedules, hectic lifestyles and easy availability of fast foods, weight gain and obesity are on the rise. Instead of focussing on eating healthy, with a calorie-controlled diet and getting enough physical activity each day, people are looking for easy and quick fixes in order to lose and maintain weight. Continue reading →
As we get older our bodies and minds may fail us and faculties begin to slow down. These changes result in varying degrees of losses of efficiency and function. Several factors such as genetics, illnesses, socioeconomics and lifestyle, determine the ageing progress in an individual. Continue reading →