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Stress-relieving benefits of different Yoga styles

Yoga poses and meditation quiet the logical brain, which may become overstimulated in stressful situations, helping to promote mental peace. Rapid, shallow breathing during times of stress exacerbates anxiety hence, according to Yoga experts, we may reduce tension and anxiety in our life by using techniques like Trataka meditation, Hatha yoga Kriyas like Dhauthi, Nauli, Pranayama etc. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Kendraa, shared, “You may use these different Yoga styles and their mindfulness exercises as part of your daily routine to manage and relieve stress and anxiety. Regular practise will help you reclaim control over your body, mind and spirit, which will enhance how you handle obstacles and hardships in life. Keep in mind that the path to inner peace and wellbeing is frequently one of simplicity.” He highlighted - 
Published on Sep 18, 2023 08:00 AM IST

Omega-3 supplements are a health superhero. Does everyone needs to take them?

Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that play an important role in the formation of tissues, cellular function and in maintaining heart health, brain health, kidney function, eye health and skin health. When it comes to staying fit and healthy, a wholesome nutrition profile is necessary and Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential fat and a health superhero because they play a crucial role in promoting brain and heart health, fighting inflammation and protecting against chronic health conditions. 
Published on Sep 15, 2023 08:51 AM IST

Gaining weight despite eating healthy? Get these tests done

Weight gain can be a perplexing issue, especially when it occurs despite following a healthy diet. While a balanced and nutritious diet is essential for overall well-being, there can be various underlying medical conditions that contribute to unexplained weight gain. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Rajesh Bendre, Chief of Lab at Neuberg Diagnostics, revealed some of the common tests that can help identify potential causes of weight gain despite eating healthy - 
Published on Sep 08, 2023 07:32 AM IST

4 takeaways from BTS Jungkook's workout routine

K-pop group BTS member and global sensation Jeon Jungkook's fitness routine has always hooked BTS ARMY and we are no different and we continuously draw workout inspiration from the exercise enthusiast. During various LIVEs with his fans, the golden maknae has given glimpses straight from the gym, shared workout advices and even given a virtual tour of his home as he used the fitness equipment at his house. Here are 4 takeaways from his workout routine -
Published on Sep 03, 2023 06:00 AM IST

5 healthy lifestyle tips for expecting mothers

Becoming a mother is a remarkable journey that comes with its own set of joys and challenges but taking care of your health during pregnancy is crucial for your well-being and the well-being of your growing baby. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Vijayashree, Cheif Dietician at MGM Healthcare, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz 5 essential tips to help expecting mothers maintain a healthy and comfortable pregnancy: 
Published on Aug 27, 2023 01:42 PM IST

Happy Mother's Day 2023: 9 natural health solutions for ageing mothers

Natural health solutions refer to approaches and remedies that focus on promoting wellness and supporting the body's natural healing processes and as it is Mother's Day eve, here are some natural health solutions that can support the well-being of ageing mothers: 
Updated on May 13, 2023 12:41 PM IST

Top gym mistakes you must avoid to achieve your fitness goals

Going to the gym can be a great way to improve your fitness and achieve your health goals. However, it's important to remember that your workout routine is only as effective as your technique and approach. Making common gym mistakes can be a hindrance to your progress and even lead to injuries. In this article, we will discuss the top gym mistakes you must avoid to achieve your fitness goals.
Updated on Mar 11, 2023 04:21 PM IST

10 best biceps exercises for building strength and tone

Are you looking for the best exercises to build bigger and stronger biceps? Strengthening your biceps is essential for overall upper-body strength and for performing everyday tasks. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced weight lifter, these 10 exercises will help you build and tone your biceps.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:35 PM IST

7 fun and effective exercises for full-body workout at home

Staying active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for our overall well-being, especially during these times when staying home has become the norm. A full-body workout is an excellent way to strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular health, and boost your mood. Here are some fun and effective exercises that you can easily do at home. 
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 12:00 PM IST

Follow these 5 food habits in winter to keep you away from health issues

When winters approach, our eating habits also change and we crave for more warm foods, soups, stews, hot beverages etc rather than cold foods, juices, shakes, cold beverages etc. Nature is also trained to produce food and bring it to our plate as per the weather. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Charu Dua, Chief Clinical Nutritionist at Amrita Hospital in Faridabad, revealed to Zarafshan Shiraz - 5 important food habits in winter to keep you away from health issues. 
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 08:29 AM IST

Weight loss tips: Top 5 supplements that can help you in your fat loss journey

Nowadays, almost everyone wants to lose weight and some achieve this by working out hard in the gym, others by exercising at home and still others by being mindful of their daily diet and lifestyle choices. We constantly work to maintain our clean and fast fat loss goals while maintaining different targets and the same perception of eating naturally however, some people try to exercise without altering their diet, which is very challenging almost always, while others with busy schedules find it tough to go to the gym or exercise. 
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 01:44 PM IST

How to create a home gym on a budget

Determine your fitness goals: Before you start building your home gym, it's important to determine what you want to achieve through your workout routine. This will help you decide what types of equipment and exercises you'll need to include in your home gym.
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 08:19 PM IST

Sunday fitness goals: 6 Yoga exercises to tone your thighs and hips

Our daily routines seriously lack physical movement because of the desk-bound lifestyles we lead and many of us work jobs that require us to sit down for a significant portion of the day. This causes us to gain additional body fat in the hips and thighs in addition to weakening the lower body but don't worry if you're one of those persons who wants to tone their hips and thighs as you might begin by performing daily basic squats however, for the sake of your knee joints and lower back, make sure you perform it correctly. 
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 11:20 AM IST

11 Yoga asanas for digestion

The human body is an advanced and complex machine that is capable of incredible feats and the body needs nutrients in order to function properly. It gets its nutrients from the foods and beverages we eat but in addition to vitamins, minerals and water, digestion provides your body with proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. If you want to remain healthy, you must ensure that your stomach is functioning properly. The digestive system breaks down nutrients, which the body then absorbs for use in cell growth, repair and energy. Some Yoga postures stimulate, cleanse, and support a healthy digestive system. Vajrasana is the only pose that can be performed immediately after eating. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Institutions, Himalaya Yoga Ashrama and World Yoga Organisation, revealed to Zarafshan Shiraz a list of 10 Yoga exercises for digestion and encouraged practitioners to try to maintain each asana for five sets of no less than 30 seconds. 
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 03:52 PM IST

Yoga in pregnancy: Check out these 5 Yoga asanas for pregnant women

Yoga is an age-old, traditional practise that addresses all facets of wellbeing including mental, emotional and spiritual wellness and Yoga or more especially prenatal yoga as it is known, can be used to prepare for childbirth because it is a holistic science. Yoga during pregnancy is not only believed to be safe but also to be a diverse form of exercise. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Himalayan Siddhaa Akshar told Zarafshan Shiraz, “Women go through a lot of physical discomfort during pregnancy and Yoga encourages flexibility, mental clarity and concentrated breathing to counter this. Prenatal Yoga is healthy for pregnant women and their unborn children, according to numerous studies and researches.”  
Updated on Jan 02, 2023 06:27 PM IST

Say ‘goodbye’ to varicose veins with these 5 treatment options

Varicose veins are a common occurrence and can become swollen and painful as they are twisting veins that are seen predominantly in the legs and even on one’s feet since the valves in the veins fail to function properly. Varicose veins are often blue or dark purple and many people will notice them when you have them on the leg. A large number of people will feel embarrassed and ashamed due to varicose veins. This problem can also lead to low self-confidence. 

Updated on Dec 30, 2022 02:08 PM IST

New Year 2023 resolutions to keep your kidney healthy

Kidneys play a vital role in filtering out waste and extra fluid from the body and they also help to control body chemistry by regulating the amount of salt, water and other chemicals in the body where one can suffer from chronic kidney disease if the kidney fails to function at its best so, this New Year pledge to keep your kidneys in top shape and read on to know more about some foolproof tricks to improve your kidney health. 
Updated on Dec 30, 2022 12:15 PM IST

How to travel right? Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shares tips

It is that time of the year again! Travel opens our mind to new things and perspectives. It also fills us up with fresh experiences. And during this festive season, it is time to plan the holiday vacation with family and loved ones. However, for frequent travelers, it can get little unhealthy with all the moving around, and not having a proper diet to stick to. For such cases, Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared a few tips that can help us to travel safe, and also keep ourselves fit and healthy.
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 03:05 PM IST

Warning signs of stomach cancer

Are you suffering from acidity? Is there constant sickness and vomiting? Then, you will need to beware as these signs can indicate stomach cancer. Yes, that’s right! In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Roy Patankar, Gastroenterologist and Director of Zen Multispecialty Hospital in Mumbai's Chembur, explained, “Stomach cancer (gastric cancer) affects one’s stomach. Situated in the upper part of your abdomen (your gastrointestinal lot, or GI), the stomach is responsible for processing the food that you eat. Not many people know about stomach cancer and fail to seek timely intervention. Did you know? Stomach cancer can happen to anyone irrespective of their age. Thus, it will be imperative for you to watch out for various red flags of this type of cancer.” He listed the following as the signs of stomach cancer that you shouldn’t ignore: 
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 04:00 PM IST

Things to do to avoid accidents during workouts: Rujuta Diwekar shares tips

Accidents can happen during workouts. While it is important to perform a fitness routine on a daily basis, it is also important to follow a few basic rules in order to avoid accidents during the session. When we do not give adequate rest to the muscles and the joints, they get more prone to accidents, which can prove to be fatal. Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar shared a few tips on the things that should be done in order to avoid accidents during the process.
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 11:41 AM IST

5 must-try vegan drink recipes that you can make at home

The market for dairy substitutes is expanding rapidly as customers turn to other plant-based drinks and due to worries about their impact on the environment, animals' welfare and health, more individuals are switching to vegan drinks. Plant-based milk comes in a variety of forms and each one has a distinct calorie count or protein content. A and D, B-complex vitamins, calcium and sometimes DHA omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics are added as supplements. A variety of plant-based milk provides a means for people to acquire some of the beneficial nutrients present in dairy milk even if they have milk allergies or lactose intolerance. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz, Chef Megha Jhunjhunwala, Founder of Hearth&i, insisted that during the season, you should try the vegan beverages whether you fall into one of the aforementioned groups or simply enjoy tasting new drinks. She said, “You may try several nutritious drinks to remain hydrated and feel refreshed if you are health-conscious and eating a vegan diet. These beverages are devoid of dairy, hydrating, filling, loaded with the benefits of fruits and filled with other energetic nutrients. They are also fantastic for those who cannot tolerate lactose.” She recommended five vegan beverages created at home that you must try: 
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 08:05 AM IST

Simple, quick cardio and upper body workout

The most frequently overlooked part of a gym-program goer's is their cardio but occasionally, it's simply a matter of not knowing what type of cardio to include. Try these exercises if that's the case:
Updated on Oct 10, 2022 06:55 PM IST

Yoga for menstrual cramps: Try these 5 exercises to ease period pain

Some women experience the issue of menstrual cramps during their monthly cycle. This happens when the uterus contracts to discard the endometrium but the menstrual cramps can be painful and uncomfortable and some common ways of dealing with them is to use a hot water bottle, drink some hot soothing tea and in a few cases even medication may be taken. Exercise of any form immediately refreshes the body and Yoga is a safe solution as some women deal with menstrual pain in the form of back aches, inner thigh pain, nausea, dizziness, headaches and stools. The conditions differs from individual to individual depending on an array of factors. Yoga boosts your physical and mental well-being to keep you cramp-free during your periods, improves your mood, can be a supportive companion to ease menstrual discomfort, help you to relax both body and mind and is a great way to strengthen and improve flexibility. A session of Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation can effectively balance your mood and ease menstrual cramps. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Himalayan Siddha, Akshar, Founder of Akshar Yoga Research and Development Centre, revealed to Zarafshan Shiraz about the 5 Yoga asanas that can ease period pain or help deal with menstrual cramps: 
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 11:47 AM IST

Grab on these ready-to-drink rehydrating beverages for this monsoon season

There’s nothing like a glass rehydrating drink on a humid afternoon because a few sips in and you’re ready to battle the weather monster again. As monsoon season kickstarts in India, I’m sure we are all going to enjoy the rainy days, earthy smell and tasty snacks but amidst all this, do not forget the changing weather can have certain negative effects on our body too. Dehydration is one of the most common problems we encounter. So we have curated a list of ready-to-drink rehydrating beverages you must add to your grocery list this season. 
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 08:16 AM IST

Diabetes: 5 easy health tips to reduce blood sugar levels to nondiabetic level

Diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic health diseases in India and what makes it worse is the list of complications that it causes like eye problems, kidney disease, nerve damage, heart disease, etc. With around 400 million people affected by this disease worldwide, managing and spreading awareness about it is very crucial. Explaining in simple words, insulin released by the pancreas helps in regulating blood sugar levels in the body and in the condition of diabetes, either enough insulin is not released or the body is not able to make enough usage of insulin. This leads to increased levels of blood sugar, which further leads to serious health problems. There is no specific treatment for diabetes but rather a range of lifestyle changes that need to be incorporated into daily life. Along with these lifestyle changes, sustainable prevention plans need to be in place to help not just manage but even prevent diabetes. 
Updated on Jul 06, 2022 08:40 PM IST

7 times Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar gave us major couple fitness goals

Milind Soman and Ankita Konwar are perfect couple goals. Milind is a TV personality, model and actor while his wife Ankita is a certified yoga instructor. The couple keeps slaying fitness goals like a pro with snippets from their workout sessions together. Milind and Ankita swear by high intensity workouts and running. They also believe in the power of yoga and are often spotted slaying yoga asanas together.
Published on Jun 29, 2022 03:13 PM IST

3 simple ways to de-stress

Whether it's a never-ending stream of depressing news, a never-ending to-do list, work stress, or the pandemic, the causes of stress in our lives are at an all-time high right now. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Ayurvedic Nutritionist and Weight Loss Expert Neha Premjee, revealed that the good news is that you can reduce some of your anxiety by taking these tree easy steps: 
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 04:53 PM IST

International Day of Yoga 2022: 3 Yoga exercises to beat the lazy mornings

We all have had those lazy, lethargic mornings when we just can’t shake the feeling of sluggishness, even when we’ve technically gotten enough sleep, especially in this summer season. If you are dealing with laziness and looking for perfect solutions to stay re-energised during this time of season, then Yoga is the best way to go! In an interview with HT Lifestyle ahead of International Day of Yoga 2022, Yoga expert Abhishek Otwal shared, “Yoga can be your defending shield during this changing season that will not only give you warmth and relaxation but will also strengthen your immune system and perfectly change your gloomy mood into cheerful and energetic one.” He listed 3 Yoga asanas which you can practice to beat the lazy mornings: 
Updated on Jun 19, 2022 10:58 AM IST

Facts about Ramsay Hunt Syndrome: Tips to treat this rare neurological disorder

Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a rare neurological disorder accompanied by paralysis of the facial nerve (facial palsy) and a rash affecting the ear or mouth but there is not much awareness regarding it. The varicella-zoster virus is the factor causing Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is the same virus that leads to chickenpox and shingles. If one has this syndrome then the virus will infect the facial nerve near the inner ear which causes irritation and swelling of the nerve. It is seen in adults and occurs rarely in children. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Pavan Pai, Interventional Neurologist at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road, revealed, “The symptoms of it are ear pain, rash on the eardrum, ear canal, earlobe, tongue, and roof of the mouth on the side with the affected nerve, hearing loss on one side, vertigo, facial paralysis, and problems in opening the eyes.” 
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 02:41 PM IST

Maternal health care tips: 4 ways to ensure healthy pregnancies

Maternal health is a vital aspect of a woman’s health and should not be neglected at any cost. It is not just limited to pregnancy but even while planning the baby and after giving birth. Even though maternal mortality rates have decreased in our country over years, reducing it furthermore is a challenge as many women fail to understand the importance of maternal health. Focus on maternal health care for positive pregnancy outcomes. Maternal health includes overall well-being before, during, and after pregnancy along with physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. 
Published on Jun 14, 2022 11:48 AM IST
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