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8 Superfoods that help in better workout!

    8 Superfoods that help in better workout!     It is very important to be energetic before you hit the gym or do any form of an exercise for your body. It is not advisable to do exercise on an empty stomach , positive impact on your performance and results. So here we get you some yummy, healthy and energy boosting superfoods that are a healthy snack which you should try next time you’re heading for your workout.     Oats:  Oats are packed with fiber, which facilitates a steady release of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, and therefore a steady energy supply throughout your workout. Oats are one of the best examples of food that release carbohydrates gradually and hence makes it one of the best food to be taken ahead of an intense workout. They’re also packed with fibre and vitamins. A cup of oats 30 minutes before a gym session is ideal.     Banana:  Banana is one of the most perfect pre workout foods as they are full of complex carbs, minerals such as potassium and finer. They are great providing a great energy boost for the body before workout. Bananas are filled with fast acting carbohydrates that keep energy levels up during a gym session.     Chia Seeds:  Chia seeds are truly super foods as are loaded with omega-3 fats for sustained energy, protein, and antioxidants. Ancient Aztec and Incan warriors ate chia for strength and stamina during battle. Having chia a few hours before a long, intense workout can help provide fat for fuel after the carbs burn off. You can even have them during sustained activity such as hiking or bicycling to really amp up your energy levels.     Wholegrain bread:  Wholegrain bread is one of the most flexible workout foods so it is always worth having some at home. A great source of carbs, wholegrain bread goes with lots of other excellent energy foods such as hard boiled eggs or slices of chicken or avocado.     Quinoa:  If you workout later in the day, eating some quinoa at lunch can provide you with carbs and protein for energy and muscle repair. It’s a fantastic energy food. Eat this superfood a few hours before you workout.     Caffeine:  Caffeine is one of the most tried-and-tested ways to boost energy. A strong coffee or an energy drink before a workout will give you a great boost. Studies have also shown caffeine has a positive impact on workouts for people who enjoy regular exercise sessions. It is also said to have increased the rate of fat-burn in people who regularly consume it before workout.     Dry Fruits:  Eating nuts and seeds at dinner can give you energy for evening workouts because they cover all of your macronutrient bases,containing carbs, protein, and fat. Eating a few nuts and seeds during sustained exercise can also provide a boost of energy to keep you going during endurance activities.     Egg whites:  Egg whites are your perfect go to workout food. Though the egg whites are really good for an intake before the workout, make sure you avoid the egg yolks as they can make you feel bloated at the gym. A single egg white contains about four grams of protein, so try making a quick egg white omelette before you hit the gym, as it’s one of the best healthy gym snacks you can have. ..Divya

This is how too much sweet affects your child's behaviour

    This is how too much sweet affects your child's behaviour     It is a common practice in almost every household to make our children feast on chocolates irrespective of when they are happy or sad. Chocolates and sweets do the trick for parents when it comes to making kids do something that the parents want them to do. But what a lot of them don't realise is sugar and other carbohydrate intake can dramatically impact children’s behavior, particularly their activity levels.   Scientists and researchers alike have for long suspected that consuming large amounts of sugars may lead to childhood health problems. Research suggests that there are many negative effects associated with children consuming diets heavy in sugars which mainly includes hyperactivity and obesity..   In a recently conducted survey, it was revealed that that sugar consumption contributes to the aggravation of the symptoms of ADHD, including hyperactivity, aggression and destructive behaviour. Also the research saw children being more calmer when there is less intake of sugars.   Apart from hyperactivity, excess consumption of sugar also leads to obesity and Malnutrition in kids. Researchers also found that children who consumed more sugar and sweetened beverages had the highest probability of being obese. This is because sugar and sweetened beverages are absorbed quickly in the bloodstream, causing an increase in blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are high, any calories provided by these sugars that are not used right away are then stored for later use as fat.   It is observed that many children who consume excessive amounts of sugar are overweight, but the reality is they may still be malnourished. The weight of the child does not always convey if he is well nourished. This is because foods high in sugars provide empty calories. Empty calories are calories that provide little to no nutritional value.   Children who fill up on empty calories are likely to miss essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, that would be provided by a nutrient-dense meal. This may lead to malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies.   Another recent research by scientist supports the idea that a breakfast with a lower sugar load may improve short-term memory and also the attention span of children at school. Giving your child a breakfast which contains finer , such as oatmeal, whole-grain bread, etc, instead of loads of refined sugar will keep adrenaline levels more constant and make the school day a more productive and happier experience. So the next time you have to pack the lunch box for your child make sure you include delicacies with good fibre content in it which will take their day and surely yours more delightful.   ..Divya

Healthy food for Digestive System

Healthy food for Digestive System Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones. The digestive system is very important for the maintenance of health. The digestive system processes everything we eat and drink to supply the body with the energy and material that it needs to function, build and maintain itself. It comprises the digestive tract from the mouth through the stomach, small and large intestines, to the anus. There are many areas in the digestive process where things can go wrong. Below we have addressed : * Crohn's disease, * irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), * hemorrhoids (piles), * indigestion, and * diarrhea. We can reduce the risks of developing a range of Digestive System Disorders, and add many more years of healthy, active time to their life span, by eating a healthy, high fiber diet including lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, while avoiding processed foods, fast foods, and foods that are high in salt, sugar, and fat. you may benefit from including one or more of the following foods in your diet - all of them are rich in nutrients that are particularly important to the health of your digestive system. Ginger Ginger is often used to settle an upset stomach or treat severe stomach ailments such as dyspepsa or colic. It is frequently used today in developing countries to treat diarhea. Ginger contains special enzymes responsible for catalyzing the proteins in your food, thus aiding in digestion and the prevention of craps. Foods rich in fiber Your body needs fiber. Once the missing fiber in the diet, you are prone to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heart disease and some cancers. Foods rich in fiber and filter to keep food in the digestive system to extract energy and nutrients, wastes also pushed back out. Please add to your daily diet you all kinds of vegetables, fiber from whole grains, whole grain products, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, lentils … Water   Drinking water between your meals cleans the stomach of the small trapped food pieces and gives it a rest so it can stop producing acids. Water also helps to clean the digestive tract of small pieces of food. Enzymes, water, and good bacteria all work together to maintain optimum digestion, nutrient absorption and health. Avocados Avocados are one of the best foods you can eat for digestive health. Avocados work to stimulate the healthy functioning of your digestive organs, including your pancreas, gallbladder, liver and intestinal tract. Oats Not only do whole oats contain plenty of soluble- fibre, they also provide significant amounts of selenium, thiamin, phosphorus, and manganese, and smaller amounts of copper, folate, vitamin E, and zinc. If you have to choose between rolled oats and quick oats, choose the rolled variety. Rolled oats are made with a steaming process that doesn't destroy many nutrients, while quick oats are made with dehydrating and pre-cooking processes, which typically leave oats extremely nutrient-depleted. Cod liver oil Cold liver oil provides plenty of natural vitamin A, It also provides natural vitamin D, which we know is an extremely powerful immune system modulator, with research indicating that vitamin D may be critically important in preventing the development of autoimmune conditions, including those of the GI tract.  If you want to build and maintain a healthy digestive tract for the long term, you really have to take a holistic approach and address several areas of your life: your food choices, eating habits, exercise habits, resting habits, and emotional health.

Why Am I Not Able To Lose Weight ??

    Why Am I Not Able To Lose Weight ??   This has been a tough question to be answered. For those of you who feel nothing can make them lose weight ," dieting , gym, yoga..nothing can help them reach near their target weight" - scientists think they might have found a reason why. A new study has identified a protein that locks excess fat in our bodies, preventing it from being burned off easily. And while its irritating to know that our bodies are fighting against our attempts to lose weight, the discovery could help to explain why overweight people find it so difficult to shed the additional pounds. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK focused on a protein  They found that mice without this gene that codes for this protein burned off excess weight significantly faster than those that had it. It appears that the more excess fat these animals had, the harder the  protein worked, in a kind of self-preservation mechanism. So why would our bodies be fighting against our attempts to lose weight? Human bodies store fat in two forms: white adipose and brown adipose tissue. White adipose fat is 'regular' fat that's burned to give us energy when needed. Brown adipose fat, on the other hand - which babies have an abundance of - is solely used to keep us warm, and this gene's job is to make sure it isn't 'wasted' on any other kind of pursuit (like powering a lengthy session on the treadmill or workout). When investigating this gene in human subjects, they found a correlation between body mass and levels of the protein. "Our discovery may help explain why overweight individuals find it incredibly hard to lose weight," said the researcher . "Their stored fat is actively fighting against their efforts to burn it off at the molecular level." Knowing this, the researchers say they could manipulate this protein to find potential treatments for both obesity and eating disorders in the future. Thermogenesis - the production of heat by the human body - has become an area of growing interest for scientists tackling problems related to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, but until now, very few molecules had been identified that can decrease thermogenesis. "We have found an important mechanism that could be targeted not just to help increase people's ability to burn fat, but also help people with conditions where saving energy is important, such as anorexia nervosa," said some researchers The researchers admit that a drug to combat or fight obesity is still some way off, but their findings could be used to inform the development of future treatments. The study has been published in Nature Communications.So guys and girls, pep yourself up to keep up your workout regime,and wait for the medication to fight this protein gene. Keep Healthy!!! _PUSHPA

Pulling the socks up

    Pulling the socks up   Winter is a season where in we want to tuck ourseleves in the bed for more time,and be warm...We don't feel like doing anything in the morning times. But time will stop for none,neither your responsibilities . Cooking meals, Packing boxes and getting ready for the day will never stop unless and until you are on a holiday or you are a man..Women are the only ones who have this problem in Indian scenario. So in these dull winter mornings for any women going for a workout or a walk will virtually be out of their routine. And we have N number of reasons tell, "i will catch cold, have sinus,body is paining,etc.".But where will the calories go, of the hot samosas,mirchi bajji and hot masala things u ate the whole day?of the hot teas u drank every hour?.The the lethargy you show in these winter days will allow the calories to sit quietly in our body and enhance the fat tissues,thats why we feel we are more heavier in winter when compared to any other season. Now what can we do to pull ourselves out of that warm blanket and flush out those calories from our body?? * Make an attempt sleep early,as early as possible, because sleep deprivation will never allow you to get out of the bed on a winter morning. * Try and eat less oil/fats as far as possible, so that even if you are not working out some days fat deposites won't me much * Cheat for some days ,pamper your body with ample fats ,but with a sincere promise to your own self to shed the fat soon(This will give u guilty free enjoyment) * Tell yourself that you are doing work out for your own good,not to show off, so that you won't cheat the mins of work out * Lastly ...Never torture your body with heavy work out,even for a day. Go slow. If you try to compensate a missing day of workout  on the next work out session...your body will totally give up, and you will remain a loser at the end of the day.. Keep rocking,love your body in what ever shape n size it is, love your work outs....Be healthy!! - Pushpa Bhaskar

No Overdose Please

  No Overdose Please In this competitive world, peer pressure and social pressures are pushing people in to problems. One among them is, over doing workouts just to reach a zero size body. But have you ever thought about the repercussions this over exercise has? Every body in this planet is unique and responds differently to different workouts. “When you aim to own certain size and shape and do too much of work outs without listening to your body or not knowing the characteristics of your body, then the results will bring more complications than ever” say experts. You might end up with physiological, psychological or hormonal imbalances which are too dangerous. Before starting any work out plan, consulting your family doctor is must. Especially for women, if you had deliveries and surgeries then you have to take advise from your gynaecologist on your wait loss or gain. Then they will tell you the figure you have to arrive based on your age, medical background. But never ever jump in to conclusion and play with your body by undergoing too much of workout regime unless doctor prescribes the same. Avoid too much work out: When you are working out in a gym having no expert around or having no knowledge on how to use and how much to use the machines then it might cause injuries to you. So avoid too much workout than the required dose. Listen to your body: When the exercises you are doing cross the normal limit then body will surely give you an alarm. Be open to receive the same. You body is your best friend and tells you what is good for you and what is not. Catch the signals and stop there when your body is saying you are already overburdened. Address health issues: When doing regular work outs and proper exercise can bring back your health, it can even destroy more if you cross the limit and do excessive workout. so make sure that your exercises are always as advised by your trainer / expert. ....Bhavana

Bring Out The Best Ganesh Chaturthi Special

  Bring Out The Best (Ganesh Chaturthi Special)   Ganesh chaturthi festival starts with installation of Ganesh idols at homes, Markets, Residential Societies and shopping complexes. Theses celebrations will continue for 9 days and also 11 days in few cities. This is a community festival celebrated by groups of people at a large scale. This is a big event, combined with many cultural programmes and discourses are being given during this festival season. When a community is a coming forward and celebrating, that will help the whole group to learn new things and help us to have fun too Ganesh Chaturthi helps us to make friends and know about people who stay in our society. Mingling with new people , talking to them, extending support to each other enhances our interpersonal skills. These celebrations are meant for jollification of every individual. You can actively take part in the events and take this opportunity to showcase your talent. If you are staying in a Society, which is a multi lingual community you will get to know different cultures of the country just by participating in this festival. People of different States celebrate this festival differently. This is also an example of “Unity in Diversity” of our country. On this auspicious occasion, one can keep aside their busy work schedules and can park their personal tensions outside and have fun with family and friends. Meeting with people, taking active participation in such events can rejuvenate you. They also bring out the leadership qualities in people and make you stand out in the crowd. On this Ganesh Chaturthi, lets all bring the best out of us.. Get Set Go.... .....Bhavana

Magnificent Mushrooms

  Magnificent Mushrooms Mushrooms are not so invited by many of us onto the dinner table...due to their smell or the shape or the general feeling that they grow in an unhygienic environment...but that is not the truth. Mushrooms have rich vitamins and minerals and offer nutrition to human bodies in various ways. There are various recipes to make you start loving mushrooms for good. Mushrooms are amazing vitamin D carriers. They have also been used for centuries in The Far East to treat Arthritis, Allergies, others serious ailments and Bronchitis too. Mushrooms can boost ones immune system, many University studies have published journals on this matter too. One Mushroom type called KOMBUCHA is popular worldwide for its anti-aging effects while improving skin tone and reducing wrinkles. REISHI mushrooms have similar properties such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Selenium is a trace mineral in these mushrooms that serves as an important antioxidant with excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. SHITAKE mushrooms can fight cancer cells in humans as well as mice. Even this variety contains Selenium, studies have shown that it might play a role inpreventing cancer, although more research is necessary. Selenium plays an important role in regulating Thyroid function. Rich in protein, lipids, vitamins and amino acids, Shitakes present tangible benefits for our skin through their anti-inflammatory features, and enhance immune system. Mushrooms are not just a topping option for Pizzas or for picking off from Salads to trash away....these seem to beas valuabel as gold for Prathyusha Talluri

Are You Working Out In The Right Way

  Are You Working Out In The Right Way ? You may be working very hard at the gym, but if it is not giving you the desired results, may be you are doing something wrong. Most of the women look at weight loss when they decide to work out, along with maintaining general health. Let us take a look at some things you might be missing while working out. The first thing you need to learn, when you decide to workout is, not to give up. Exercising is an activity that shows results over a period of time. The time required for getting what you want, differs from one women to another and also depends a lot on the exercise you do. Ask an expert to get the best results. Once you realize that certain type of workout is not resulting in any positive change in your body, change to something else. Realizing the need to bring a change is crucial. Understand your body and see what works for it. There is no point wasting your time and energy on something that does not bring out good results. If you are beginning to work out for the first time or you are restarting after a long time, there are some things you must know. Do not over do it in the first go. Take it easy for the first few times. You can increase the intensity of your exercise gradually. You might experience cramps after the first work out but you must know that its normal. Don’t let it break your routine of working out everyday. What you eat after the work out is also important. Make healthy choices here too. Have a glass of water instead of a cup of coffee. Grab a sandwich instead of stuffing yourself with a heavy meal immediately after working out. Remember, there is no point burning all the calories at the gym if you are simply going to add to them once you come home. To make sure that you didn’t injure yourself during the work out, stretch your body before and after exercising. When you take care of your body in this way, you will realize that working out can actually be right. Kruti Beesam

When to start Post partum workouts

  When to start Post partum workouts   Doctors prescribe for a reasonable exercise regime for pregnant woman. If, followed, then it will have a healthy impact and help women before delivery and also to recoup fast, even after delivering the baby. when, women exercise throughout pregnancy and had a normal vaginal delivery, then its safe to do light exercise like walking, modified push-ups, and stretching – within days of giving birth. Starting slowly with a low-impact aerobic activity such as walking and when regain strength, then increase the length or number of walks. In case of c-section, consult with your doctor first, before proceeding ahead. But , have to wait until your recovery from operation before beginning an exercise program. An incision from a c-section takes at least several weeks to heal, and it may be some time after that before you feel like working out. However, walking at an easy pace is encouraged because it promotes healing and helps prevent blood clots and other complications. In any case, carrying out fitness program through out pregnancy was not happened, then there is a possibility that, joints and ligaments will still be loose for about three to five months, so watch your step to avoid falling. If you still want to take an exercise class, try to take classes by a postpartum exercise specialist. Now a days many recreation centers, gyms, and yoga studios offer exercise classes for new moms. Or you could always go for a low-impact class that focuses on toning and stretching. Exercise is good for you, but don't overdo it for the first few months after giving birth. Your body needs time to heal, and you need time to adjust to your new role – and bond with your baby is most important than above all. - Bhavana  

Stay Fit While Aging

Stay Fit While Aging Fitness looks like very challenging for women who cross 50. But, recent surveys say that now most of the urban women are particular about their fitness as they grow by.. If you are already on this routine work out, that’s wonderful; otherwise also, it's not too late to start. Because, physical activity helps you to cope up with symptoms of menopause like, joint pain, and sleep problems. Exercise also lowers your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Along with this, regular workouts help you to control weight and melts fat. The effects of exercise are so good that, it has major impact on your health for the better. Your biological age may be differing from your chronological age; ma condition occurs due to inactive lifestyle. If you follow a consistent exercise program, you can easily come out of such difficulties. But, ensure that you consult with your doctor before you start any fitness program, especially if you have any of the risk factors for heart disease. Walking is the best exercise and increases your fitness level. Its easy to do and being regular, maintaining regularity, increasing time span gradually are the only keys here.Swimming and dance are also good exercises to try.If you have right company and a professional trainer then this will be fun. Work up 25-30 minutes per session, 3 or 4 days a week. Make sure, that you can pass the “talk test,” ; means exercising at a pace that allows you carry on a conversation. Also, try stretching exercises; this helps to maintain flexibility and range of motion in joints. They also reduce the risk of injury and muscle soreness. Yoga and Pilates are good forms of stretching exercise; they build core body strength and increase stability. Make exercise a part of your daily routine. Every day counts, so, if you're too busy for a regular workout, look for other ways to be in motion. Research shows that all those extra steps you take during the day add up to big health benefits. Therefore, hook to a particular form of exercise of your choice and enjoy very moment of. That's the biggest secret behind staying fit ever. - Bhavana 

How to achieve your fitness goals

  How to achieve your fitness goals   Turning fitness routine into a habit by staying on track is not at all easy.... Though, we all know that regular exercise is good for us, but actually putting that knowledge into practice isn’t always easy. While we may take out expensive gym memberships, swimming classes or pampering self with new workout kits, still, staying committed for the long run looks tough. No matter, how serious we are about achieving our weight management goals, we often slip off. But, here are few tips given by experts by assuring results in achieving long and strong workout goals. “Have no time for workout” is not an excuse at all- say experts. Workouts don’t necessarily have to be lengthy or laborious if you’re looking to lose weight or get healthier. A short, sharp, consistent work out sessions are useful to shed down weight, they add. In fact, attending gym classes for three to four times per week is ideal; this will take care of your week. We tend to skip workout classes because of so many reasons, like work pressures, travelling or not really feel like going to the gym or could be anything. But, if you do skip few workouts, remember that the longer you leave the classes or the many you miss, the harder it’s going to feel when you go back. Before you decide to skip, consider the efforts you have been put in and look back and see how far you’ve already come – If you are able to think this way, I am sure you can not afford to miss any of your fitness sessions. Instead of thinking workout out as penalizing oneself, feel it as a gift you are giving to your body and mind. When you treat exercise as a form of punishment, as something to be endured not enjoyed, then it becomes painful. As long as you enjoy doing workouts and see pleasure out of  each session you attend, then this feeling itself motivates you to the next level. When you get bored of your fitness routine, switch things up to next level by trying new classes, working out different body parts and varying the intensity of your workout. But, make sure that, your workout sessions always pep you up. Good luck!! -Bhavana

Workout Regime

  Workout Regime Have you ever wondered on how people can maintain fitness and continuity in their workouts? Answer : is KISS- Keep It Short & Simple. Yes, most of the women who stay fit, won't follow any short cut methods to reduce and loose weight, but they start slow and increase their workout time as their stamina builds up. Exercising little and often is one of the most effective ways to build activity into your day – no more adventures to make the gym straight after work. This is most suitable and beneficial for working women. And one more benefit of small workouts is they take you away from your desk. They help you to refresh at work place. “We found it helpful to get up every hour, stroll to the departments in next block and stretch our backs” say people who follow this. If you have time to invest, taking 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body. Of late, experts recommending interval training. According to them, it is most basic form; interval training might involve walking for two minutes, running for two minutes, and alternating this pattern throughout the duration of a workout. The most important thing one needs to remember in the initial days of fitness trainings is that, you should never run for perfection or uncertain goal that can't be met. That leaves you with a disappointment. Don't be worried, if you can't run for 30 minutes. Make it a habit to walk 30 minutes a day, then slowly add time, distance, and intensity from there. Slow and steady wins the race for sure. All the best!! - Bhavana

Wonderful Workouts

Wonderful Workouts Those were olden days, women used to work in their routine way even during in their pregnancy. That was the reason, rate of natural deliveries were high then, comparing to current generation. Now, women go on bed rest during pregnancy irrespective of the doctors' advise. Simultaneously, we ladies do not even walk when they are pregnant, by self declared bed rest. However, doctors are stating and prescribing workout regime for pregnant women. Exercise works very well during pregnancy, It prevents mood swings, improves sleep, and reduces pregnancy aches and pains. Exercise prepares mothers for childbirth by strengthening muscles and makes it much easier for moms to get back in shape after baby's born. Here are few workouts advised by doctors across the Globe, which will be great help to the pregnant women during the journey. Walking: This is one of the best cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women, walking keeps you fit for sure without troubling your knees and ankles. It's also easy to do anywhere as walking doesn't require any equipment other than a pair of comfortable shoes, and is safe throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Swimming: Fitness experts say that swimming is the best and safest exercise for pregnant women. Swimming is ideal because it exercises both arms and legs, provides cardiovascular benefits, and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds of pregnancy. Aerobics and dance: Aerobic exercise strengthens your heart and tones your body. And if you take a class for pregnant women, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of other moms-to-be and feel reassured that each movement is safe for you and your baby. While dancing, you can get your heart pumping well. You can dance in your house with the help of music but, dancing at a dance class is always advisable as you have to be monitored by an expert. But remember that, jumps and leaps red to be avoided strictly. However, any exercise or workout recommended for expecting moms, only under supervision of doctor/ health expert. - Bhavana

Rules in Friendship

  Rules in Friendship??   (Friendship Day Special)   From last two days, both print and electronic media are bombarding with ads on celebrating “Friendship Day”; creative ways of celebrating this occasion like buying lunch/ dinner, gifts and clothing etc. But is this what is called celebrating friendship? I don't think so; rather, friendship day is one special day comes once in a year to pause for a while in this busy schedules and give a thought on what friendship and friends are all about. Every one will have so many friends in this journey called life, however varies in number. But in major cases, life starts with many friends as one will have so many in childhood and slowly by the end of schooling we will remain with few friends who are in line with our thought process or people whose choices, are likes and dislikes same like ours. Once, we grow up, we start categorising our friends like close friends, known friends and just familiar persons. Though our friends change through out this journey, one thing is very constant here; i.e.we make friends who have similar taste like us or people who think same like us. Friendship differs with gender where as men will be able to continue with old friendships; some how, for women, this above equation suddenly changes when they have the knot tied. Few relocate to husband's place, few move to in laws house. Suddenly whole life changes with new role and responsibilities and so as friends circle.Though women try to stay in touch with old group, there will be so many constraints; few still try to manage to connect with old friends but majority of women have to forego their friends in the transition phase of life. This very simple change can put women under tremendous pressure and can also create lot of insecurities about life. To avoid, this stage, “being organised is the only way” say experts. According to them, people who lead life in a systematic way will always have clarity in every thing. And women who have efficiency in multi tasking, will be able to manage different groups of people in life. Once this happen, then you will not have to choose one between friends and family but you will learn to balance both successfully. There are few more scenarios like, you make new friends when you are growing in life. Your colleagues or neighbours may become your friends in due course of time. This is the time where each one has to respect their relationship and space. When friendship blossoms among matured minds, we have to be more matured to construct this beautiful bond which is long lasting. Never ever take people for granted. Not you be available to others to do so. Even when you take utmost care in friendship, sometimes you end up with few misunderstandings. But never go personal, even when you argue on issues, make it subjective. When you practice this , it takes no time to patch up. Leave no space for EGO. If you are right or wrong accept it and explain to other person why you are taking that stand. Sometimes, when you can't make the other person understand your point, don't blame the person or your choice of friends. But stay calm for a while and leave space for others. This matured act of your will surely make your friends hook to you. If not, still never find fault with any.. Remember, we meet many people in this beautiful journey called life, few travel along with us till the end and few get down when their destination is different from ours. Keep moving and spreading smiles is the only thing we have to do all the time. Happy friendship day!! Note: Silence kills any form of relationship including Friendship, so learn to communicate. - Bhavana   Click here for more Friendship Day Special articles   Trends in Friendship Long live - friends! A True Friendship is good for your Health ! స్నేహం పేరుతో ఒక దేవుడు స్నేహం

Pinch Of Salt

Pinch Of Salt “If you are aiming for a healthy life, reducing salt in your food intake is must” say our Health experts. Especially people who are suffering from high blood pressure, Heart related problems have to lessen their salt consumption. Small amounts of salt are essential for our health and we have to take salt on a regular basis as there is no mechanism in our body which can store salt. This is the reason, we have to take ½ tea spoon of salt which is sufficient for our body, but here, we are taking more than the recommended salt which is putting us at risk of all of these health problems. The good news is that reducing your salt intake can lower your blood pressure and the risk of diseases. In fact cutting down your salt intake to ½ teaspoon per day, you will see improvement in health. The lower the salt intake, the lower the blood pressure. A high salt diet increases the risk of stomach cancer; taking excess salt can damage the lining of the stomach and risk of ulcers also very high in these cases. Excess salt intake can cause Osteoporosis, this is a condition which causes thinning of bones, making them brittle and prone to breaking. Most calcium in the body is stored in bones. A high salt diet can cause calcium to be lost from bones and excreted in the urine, making bones weak and easily broken. High blood pressure caused by a high salt diet can speed up the loss of calcium from bones, worsening the problem. Older people are most at risk of osteoporosis because bones naturally become thinner as we get older. Women are particularly at risk of bone thinning, during their menopause time, due to the drop in the hormone estrogen which normally protects bone health. However, men, women and children of all ages need to look after their bone health to avoid osteoporosis later on. Avoiding salty foods, reducing salt in regular cooking is advisable for all the age groups in the family. Doctors and health experts also advise People who are Obese to reduce their salt intake. Salt does not cause weight gain but it does make you thirsty, this leads you to drink more fluids, if the fluids are sugary drinks they can cause weight gain because they contain a lot of energy. This is a major problem for children and teenagers as a third of the fluids they drink are sugary soft drinks. So whenever you are diagnosed with these above said problems you have to cut down salt in the food. - Bhavana

Change Your Mood With A Chocolate !

  Change Your Mood With A Chocolate !   If you are feeling low, its time for some chocolate readers! All you need to take a you from sad to happy, are a few bites of a chocolate. You must have heard chocolate lovers say that chocolate makes them happy. Well its not only their love for chocolate that makes them say so. It has some truth to it. Researchers threw light on this fact, spreading smiles on many faces. The Journal of Pharmacological, has supported this by stating that those who take 1.5 ounces of dark chocolate everyday, tend to stay calmer and happier throughout the day when compared to those who do. Chocolate has the potential to manage depression to some extent. A chocolate does exactly what an anti depressant can do to a depressed brain. The anti depressant has been created to increase the levels of serotonin or keep them for longer. Surprisingly, chocolate does the same thing. Now, you know what to choose when you feel low. A chocolate is much healthier, with milder side effects. Chocolates are known to have a positive effect on women, before and during menstruation. But does the effect of 1.5 ounces of chocolate last for the whole day? You may be slightly disappointed with what you are going to read further. According to a report published in Journal of Appetite, the effect of chocolate lasts for not more than 3 minutes. This also depends on the kind of chocolates. So whenever you are unhappy take a big bite of a yummy chocolate and change your mood instantly. Who says chocolate is only for kids? - Kruti Beesam