'April Fool banaya, bada maza aaya' or 'Happy April Fool's Day' is how one gets greeted after getting pranked on April 1. Does the day still hold relevance in today's day and age of Gen Z? For Simran Badhwar, a first-year student at Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, “everyday is a prank day”. She says, “We don't need a specific day for it.”
Leprosy also known Hansen's disease is a chronic infection that's caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae and affects skin, nerves, and other parts of the body. If not treated, a person with leprosy may suffer from permanent damage to skin, nerves or blindness, paralysis, disfigurement of the nose and chronic ulcers on the bottom of the feet. The symptoms of leprosy include discoloured patches of skin, numbness in the hands and feet, and loss of feeling in the limbs. Leprosy is treated with antibiotics and can be cured if diagnosed early.
Maida or all-purpose flour is an integral part of our life and while we try to minimise its consumption, we cannot really eliminate it from our food habits. It is there in your morning sandwich, in your momo when street food cravings set in and in your melt-in-mouth pastry when sweet cravings are just too difficult to resist. Also known as refined wheat flour, maida is a highly processed form of wheat flour that has had the bran and germ removed. However, unfortunately this process removes many of the nutrients and fibres found in the flour, which can have many negative effects on health and regular consumption of it can lead to obesity or weight gain, type 2 diabetes, heart disease or digestion issues like constipation, bloating and gas
Welcome to your fitness journey! Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your fitness to the next level, it's important to have a positive attitude and mindset. Since the onset of the pandemic, many of us have been lacking in motivation and have lost sight of our goals, both fitness and otherwise. Covid increased the prevalence of anxiety and depression by a staggering 25% worldwide. Many are still recovering from this and trying to get their groove back, especially when it comes to their health and fitness. It's important to celebrate small successes along the way, stay motivated, and take care of both your physical and mental health to achieve your fitness goals.
Next time when you are in Goa and want to take selfies with other tourists or click their pictures, take their permission before doing so in order to respect privacy. This instruction forms part of an advisory issued by the Goa tourism department for tourists, and the set of directives is aimed to protect the privacy of travellers, ensure their safety and avoid getting cheated by unscrupulous elements, among other things.
A study found that taking dietary nitrate, the active component in beetroot juice, significantly increases muscle force while exercising. While it is well known that dietary nitrate improves exercise, both endurance and high-intensity exercise, researchers still have a lot to learn about why this happens and how our bodies convert the dietary nitrate we consume into nitric oxide that our cells can use.
Ghosting has become a common phenomenon in today's times when people do not want to get into confrontations and choose the easy way to severe all connection and end communication with the other person without telling them the reason. While it's emotionally convenient on the part of ghoster to stop replying to texts and ignoring calls of their friend or partner, the one who's ghosted tends to suffer for a much longer period. Many people either do not have courage to communicate why they want to get out of the relationship or friendship, or they do not know what to tell the other person while ending the relationship. Ghosting along with stonewalling and ignoring is a way to give someone silent treatment which is actually a form of emotional abuse.
Fashion designer-actor Masaba Gupta got married to his beau Satyadeep Misra in an intimate ceremony on Friday morning. In the presence of Masaba and Satyadeep’s family, the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony and their dreamy pictures are in the limelight on the internet. It was a rather special day for Neena Gupta as her daughter got married. The actress shared a beautiful picture with her daughter Masaba and wrote a heartful caption, "Aaj beti ki shaadi huee dil mein ajeeb see shanti khushi abhaar aur pyaar umda hai sharing with you friends". Check out their gorgeous picture below."
Like skin, our fingernails too can tell a lot about our overall health, but we do not really know how to read the signs of ill-health in our nails and for this ancient medicinal practice Ayurveda can offer great help. Healthy nails have pink nailbeds and they aren't easily broken while white-looking and brittle nails may mean nutritional deficiency or any other health problem. Low levels of zinc or iron and thyroid problems can also cause brittle nails. Weak nails may also be sign of aging. Nail analysis or Naksha Pariksha is a commonly practised Ayurvedic diagnostic tools. It is used because the nails are a by-product of the bones as well as other aspects of health.
Indian cuisine is known for its deliciousness and variety. Bread Pakoda is one of the most popular snacks in India. It is a simple and quick snack to make, and it is loved by everyone, young and old. Bread Pakoda is a deep-fried snack made with bread slices, filled with a variety of ingredients. It is usually served with chutney or ketchup. It is one of the most popular snacks in India, and it can be found on almost every street corner. Now, if you want to make Bread Pakoda at home, then here are five healthy recipes that you can try. All these recipes are easy to make and are very healthy.
It is important that the meal you eat before sleep should ensure a healthy digestive system and paneer does not only that but also makes teeth and bones strong along with aiding weight loss and reducing the risk of breast cancer. Since it is also great for those having diabetes, make sure you check out the recipe of Saag Paneer here and serve a bowl of goodness to your family.
The beauty of Yoga is that it will increase your flexibility whatever your age or level of fitness may be. Yoga asanas are postures that rebalance the body. They bring strength to the weak areas of the body and softness to the tight spots. The truth is that were all born with the ability to naturally move our bodies and muscles through their complete range – babies and young children are an example of that. However, as we grow up, due to our sedentary lifestyle and limited movement of the body, we lose this ability. The good news is that we can totally reverse this stiffness and improve our range of motion through regular yoga practice.
Nothing changes a man’s personality as radically as a beard - from the good boy next door you transform into a man who cannot be taken lightly as it is a transformation that no other grooming hack can provide and that explains the massive search online for beard growth oils and other beard grooming products like waxes and beards softeners so, go ahead and groom your beard as much as you like but please don’t stop there. Today's world is busier than ever therefore, most of us don’t get time for intensive skin care, especially when it comes to men’s grooming but one can still maintain healthy and glowing skin by acing the basics.
Leprosy or Hansen's disease isn't as widespread as before but is still in existence in many parts of the world. According to World Health Organization, around 208,000 people have leprosy worldwide with majority of the cases in Asia and Africa. Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by a bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae and mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves, eyes and mucosa of upper respiratory tract and nose. If left untreated, it may cause permanent disabilities while with early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured. Leprosy can cause muscle weakness or paralysis, enlarged nerves and eye problems that may lead to blindness.
In a study published online this week in the journal Nutrients, researchers discovered that eating a variety of tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts, improved tryptophan metabolism in overweight and obese people. In particular, serotonin, a neurotransmitter, and cardioprotective tryptophan metabolites both increased.
Actor Athiya Shetty recently revealed images from their haldi ceremony and it was nothing short of a magical celebration. Last week, Athiya Shetty and cricketer KL Rahul were married at the Khandala mansion of her father, Suniel Shetty. Photos from the wedding and other rituals have been gradually shared by the couple. Suniel Shetty's Khandala bungalow was transformed into a marigold paradise for the pre-wedding festivities. There is no less than a carnival of yellow hues everywhere in the interior photos from their haldi event that have surfaced online. For her wedding, Athiya choose a pink handmade lehenga by Anamika Khanna while for the haldi ceremony, Athiya donned an ivory vintage anarkali suit by Ritu Kumar.