June 21 is the First International Day of Yoga

First International Day of Yoga

People in countries across the world will celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21, 2015. A record 175 member states of the United Nations (UN) endorsed the proposal put forward by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to establish the International Day of Yoga in his address at the 69th session of the UN … More

Getting Ready to Welcome the Swimsuit Season

Swimsuit Season

The swimsuit season is just round the corner and there’s hardly any time to seriously tone up with diets and exercise. However, there are some simple strategies that can improve your body from head to toe and get it ready for skin-baring clothes. Find a bathing suit that will emphasize your best features. Choose one … More

June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month

Americans celebrate Men’s Health Month in June every year. The goal is to spread awareness about preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of diseases among men and boys. This is an opportunity for individuals, families, public policy makers, healthcare providers, and the media to encourage men to get regular medical advice … More

Lose Weight At Home

Lose Weight At Home

You don’t need to spend hours at the gym or bring about drastic change to your food habits to lose weight. You can do so at home by making small changes in your lifestyle and developing healthy habits. Of course, well-defined goals and the determination to achieve them are important for success. Here are some … More

Eat Right to Sleep Tight

Eat Right to Sleep Tight

Eat light at night but never go to bed on an empty stomach, say health experts. But what should you eat for a good night’s sleep? And are there foods you should avoid before bedtime? Here are the answers to these questions: Sleep-inducing Foods Dairy products: We all know the magic of a glass … More

Sun Safety Week – June 1 to 7

Sun Safety Week

We all know that the sun is the richest source of vitamin D and exposure to the sun exposure is necessary to help the body absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. However, spending too much time in the sun would do more harm than good. The damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays are the greatest during the … More

Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat and Stay Slim

Summer Drinks to Beat the Heat

When summer heat takes its toll, there’s nothing like a cool, refreshing drink and water is definitely the best of them all. But adding certain ingredients in your glass of water can make it taste better and also help you shed some pounds. Apple cider vinegar: The right mix of stevia, ginger, lemon and apple … More

Advanced Stage Breast Cancer More Likely in Diabetic Women

Breast Cancer in Diabetic Women

It’s well known that uncontrolled diabetes leads to heart disease, stroke and many other medical conditions. Diabetes affects women in many ways, causing difficulties during pregnancy such as a miscarriage or affecting the unborn child. Diabetic women are also at greater risk of a heart attack at a younger age, than women without diabetes. There’s … More

Ways to Snack Smarter and Stay Healthy

Ways to Snack Smarter

Snacking is unavoidable. So nutritionists and dieticians recommend ‘healthy snacking’. Choosing the right kind of snacks and adopting the right snacking habits can help you stay healthy. Here is some expert advice on healthy combinations of snacks, the right way to eat them, and more. Chew your nuts: Unsalted nuts and seeds are considered healthy … More

The Role of Exercise in Weight Management

Role of Exercise

Losing those extra few pounds is not just about dieting. You need to burn more calories than you eat or drink and this is almost impossible without regular exercise. Moreover, once you achieve your ideal weight, exercising and staying physically active are important to maintain the outcome in the long run. When it comes to… More