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Holi hangover? Check out 7 Ayurvedic tips for post-festival detoxification

“After indulging in heavy and fatty foods during Holi celebrations, it's essential to focus on detoxifying the body to restore balance and vitality. Ayurveda recommends a holistic approach to the body's natural detoxification processes,” says Dr Dimple Jangda, Ayurveda & Gut Health Coach. She further shared top tips for post Holi detoxication in her recent Instagram post. 
Published on Mar 26, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Craving certain foods? Try these 5 Ayurvedic tips to help curb food cravings

“Not all cravings are bad by nature. But if you have an unbearable craving for a specific taste/ food at a specific time of the day. That is not considered normal. Cravings for certain types of food can be caused by various factors, including physical illnesses such as gut dysbiosis, Candida, or AMA, nutritional deficiencies like selenium, emotional stress, and behavioral norms,” says, Dr. Varalakshmi, Ayurvedic Doctor and Wellness Coach, in her recent Instagram post. She further share some effective Ayurvedic tips for food cravings. 
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 05:56 PM IST

Road tripping: Tips for a successful and enjoyable journey

Road trips can be a great way to explore new places, enjoy scenic routes, and create unforgettable memories. Whether you're travelling with family or friends, a well-planned road trip can be an adventure of a lifetime. However, hitting the open road requires more than just filling up the tank and packing a few bags. Proper planning is crucial to ensure a successful and enjoyable journey. In this article, we'll provide you with some essential tips to help you plan and prepare for a road trip that you'll never forget. From packing the essentials to staying safe on the road, we've got you covered. So buckle up, and let's hit the road!
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 05:12 PM IST

9 Essential dog training tips every pet owner should know

Every pet owner wants to have a well-behaved dog, and with the right training, it's possible. Training your dog is essential for their safety and the safety of others. It also helps to create a strong bond between you and your pet. With the right tips and tricks, you can successfully train your pup in no time. Here are 9 useful dog training tips every pet owner should know.
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:42 PM IST

10 common parenting mistakes to avoid for better relationship with your child

As parents, we all strive to do our best for our children, but sometimes we may make mistakes that can negatively impact our relationship with them. Here are 10 common parenting mistakes to avoid for a better relationship with your child. 
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:38 PM IST

World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Foods to eat or to avoid while breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an integral part of the experience of motherhood however, there are several apprehensions in the mind of a new mother around what to and what not to eat during this phase. Awareness on which foods are beneficial and clarifying myths is important for the health of both the mother and the baby. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Ameya Kanakiya, Co-Founder and Gynaecologist at Elda Health, told Zarafshan Shiraz, “Typically it is advised that one shouldn’t eat sprouts, pulses, curd, brinjal, potato etc., as the baby might be intolerant to certain proteins in some food items. On the contrary, a mother should eat all of this and other food items as well because her body needs all the nutrients. Moreover, there is no blanket rule about babies and you can only learn things by trial and error.” 
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 08:41 PM IST

Home interior decor tips: Living room rug ideas to amp up your space

The living room is the heart of any home, it is where we spend a lot of time - a place where guests are hosted, and where the family spends time together making it essential for it to look welcoming and warm. Making changes in the colour scheme, and readjusting décor can change the entire look and feel of the room but what is underestimated is the impact of a rug. When it actually comes to transforming a room, the power of a well-made rug is unmatched. Picking the right rug can instantly amp up the living room making it cosy, vibrant, and elegant. 
Updated on Jul 28, 2022 12:08 PM IST

Wedding tips: Here's how to plan your dream wedding on a budget

Indian weddings with their grandeur are the most awaited day for every groom and bride and while it’s like a dream, planning the perfect wedding requires a huge investment. With so much glamour and glitter around, you must be perfectly aware of the cost it would require to set up such an extravaganza and it can be a tricky process because the main challenge here is managing all the hopes and emotions involved of family and friends. However, creating life-cherishing memories does not require a specific budget, it only requires the right process to execute your vision in a perfect manner. Planning a nuptial on a budget suitable to you is all about prioritising your requirements toward bringing your dream wedding to life. To simplify the process for you, Anam Zubair, Associate Director of Marketing - WeddingWire India, put together a step-by-step guide that can help you plan your wedding budget with ease: 
Updated on Jul 21, 2022 12:26 PM IST

9 beauty and skincare tips to detox your skin, rejuvenate it after holiday break

Who does not love going on vacations and pampering themselves? When we are at home, our skin knows how to behave but when we decide to go on a holiday, we let go of ourselves and put our skincare routine aside but what happens when we return from a relaxing getaway? After a perfect getaway, our skin feels a little tired, dull and of course, goes through a lack of shine and smoothness. The skin while on vacation faces a lot of stress caused by the sea, swimming pools, sand, wind and sun. The change in the atmosphere also plays an important role in changing the texture of the skin. These factors lead to redness, spots and other side effects which eventually lead to dryness. After the much-needed break, our skin needs a break too. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Mr. Harry Sehrawat, Co-Founder of Sanfe Beauty, told Zarafshan Shiraz about how once can detox their skin and rejuvenate it after a holiday break: 
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 11:07 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

Eyes health tips: Correct these 5 everyday habits that could lead to poor vision

A bad eyesight may be a result of habits and lifestyle choices as well as pre-existing health conditions. A confluence of factors including genetics, age and your personal environment can affect you vision. While people may correct their vision by just getting a pair of glasses or contact lenses, they tend to ignore other steps that are essential to take care of their eyesight. As the world gets surrounded by screens, it is easy to develop bad habits that may contribute to poor vision. According to a WHO report, at least 2.2 billion people across the world have a near or distance vision impairment. In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Tushar Grover, Medical Director at New Delhi's Vision Eye Centre, revealed 5 everyday habits that one should break to maintain a healthy vision for the rest of your life: 
Updated on Jun 21, 2022 06:07 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

Beauty tips: Here's how smokers can protect their lips

Nicotine and tar present in the cigarette causes the blood vessels to shrink, narrow and over time, cut off the oxygen supply to the lips that leads to oxidative stress and capillary rupture. Eventually, the lips become dull and faded while the heat emitted from cigarette smoke triggers the body to release melanin which causes the area around the mouth to become darker and pigmented. 
Updated on Jun 17, 2022 01:35 PM IST

Home decor ideas: Expert shares interior design tips for beginners

Designing your home can be one of the most thrilling activities of your life. This is when you craft your baby from scratch so, this is one activity that you should thoroughly enjoy. Are you a beginner who is designing their home and looking for interior decor tips? In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Khanindra Barman, CEO and Co-Founder of Wurfel, put together a few points that would help you to enjoy this beautiful journey: 
Updated on Jun 16, 2022 11:13 AM 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

Binge eating during periods? Here's how to remain focused on your fitness goals

Periods are that dreadful time of the month which always bring cramps, backaches and sudden urges to binge eat chocolates and junk food however, health experts insist that compulsive eating might help with mood swings and distract you from pain for a short period but it pushes you further away from your fitness goals, especially if you are trying to lose some weight or are on a diet. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Arpit Kushwaha, Nutrition and Fitness Premium Coach at Fittr, told Zarafshan Shiraz, “Periods can disrupt the levels of oestrogen and progesterone hormones leading to a change in serotonin, resulting in Premenstrual syndrome or PMS. PMS refers to a collection of symptoms or sensational patterns that women undergo after ovulation and before their menstruation, like anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. The increased responsiveness to insulin-related hormone levels before menstruation causes cravings for chocolates, bread, cakes, pasta and other simple carbs and fats. Women may also experience low blood sugar which signals the brain to eat more food. Although fighting the menstrual blues might seem challenging, tweaking your nutrition and workout routine during these days can go a long way in helping you stay healthy and focused on your fitness goals during these days.” She listed 5 workout and nutrition tips to remain focused on your fitness goals during menstruation: 
Updated on Jun 12, 2022 04:52 PM IST

Skincare tips: 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer

Taking care of our skin can be an arduous task, especially with the number of products available in the market these days. All the products in the market claim to do wonders for our skin but whether we go to a salon for spas and facials or indulge at home with a set skincare regime of cleansing, toning and moisturizing, one fact that cannot be ignored is the presence of harmful chemicals present in these products which can be harmful to our skin in the long run. What many of us don’t realize is that we have nature’s blessing in abundance when it comes to skincare. The readymade products - creams, beauty soaps, scrubs, cleansers all claim to contain natural ingredients such as flowers, leaf extracts, fruits extracts, etc. but we can always just use the natural ingredients as they are without any chemicals and toxins. Using natural elements on our skin will go a long way in maintaining the skin’s softness and glow. Dr Geeta Grewal,-Cosmetic surgeon and anti-aging, beauty and wellness expert, shares 10 super ingredients to help fight skin ailments this summer. 
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 09:33 AM IST

Fashion tips: 7 style trends from the Pre-Fall 2022 collections for women

Fashion has been prevailing for generations. It’s no longer just about clothes but has become a medium to express. Designs, trends, fashion clothes have been embracing the change with new age styles. Aaliya Deeba, Founder of Ideebs London, tells about style trends that are representing fashion from all across the globe and 7 style trends from the Pre-Fall 2022 collections for women. 
Updated on Jun 04, 2022 05:05 PM IST

World Environment Day 2022: 5 ways to adopt a sustainable lifestyle

Whether you've decided to lead a sustainable and eco-friendly life for the environment’s sake or simply want a change of things, every step you take counts. The adage “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” applies perfectly. Every bit you do for the environment will help the world come a step closer to achieving sustainability. While there are several ways to go green if you’re just starting out, Dr Merin Liza Jacob, Co- Founder of Green and Beige, shared with Zarafshan Shiraz, some simple steps you can take for a holistic, sustainable lifestyle. 
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:56 PM IST

World Environment Day 2022: 7 best ways to reduce pollution in Indian cities

That all-around pollution has been one of the most pressing and exacting challenges that we face today is not an overstatement. Holding the dubious distinction of hosting 35 of the 50 global cities with the worst air quality, India is indeed the pollution capital of the world. Ahead of World Environment Day 2022 in an interview with HT Lifestyle, Suyash Gupta, Director General of Indian Auto LPG Coalition, told Zarafshan Shiraz, “While this persistent scourge has continued to play havoc with people’s health, for policymakers, the sheer scale, the spread and the complexity of the challenge have been daunting enough. For the world’s fastest-growing major economy today, aspiring to touch the $5 trillion mark in the nearest possible time, the dilemma of finding that fine balance between economic growth and environmental sustainability becomes particularly acute.” 
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 12:57 PM IST

Men fashion tips: 5 style pieces that are must-have in a man's capsule wardrobe

Do you ever find yourself pondering what to wear, feeling overwhelmed by the quantity of clothing in your closet, and then discovering that nothing matches? Then, let us introduce you to the saving grace of the capsule wardrobe, a concept you may be acquainted with but may have missed its significance! While capsule wardrobes have been popular in women's fashion for a few years now, we sometimes forget that capsule wardrobes for guys are also a thing — and a beautiful thing at that! 
Updated on Jun 01, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Painful periods? Check out these 6 ways to deal with PMS and period pain

PMS is something every woman lives through. The stomach cramps, terrible mood swings, bloating, backache, sore breasts and the list goes on. Some of us even go through all of these at a time and symptoms may vary from mild for the lucky ones to very severe symptoms for the not so fortunate of us. 
Updated on May 30, 2022 01:13 PM IST

Pet care tips: 5 Important training activities for every pet

At this point of time, when people are taking care of their health at the utmost, it becomes very necessary that our pets are equally fit and healthy. People are slowly moving out of homes again and it becomes important to keep our pets trained to stay unattended. It is a good practice to keep our pets trained as this not only helps in providing them a self-sufficient better lifestyle but also reduces the considerable watch-time by pet owners on them. 
Updated on May 29, 2022 04:05 PM IST

3 ways your mental health during periods can impact fertility

Stress will make one adopt unhealthy practices such as smoking or alcohol that will harm fertility and just like stress, even your periods can impact your mood because when it comes to menses, unbearable abdominal pain, cramping and other PMSing symptoms will be stressful for many and this Menstrual Hygiene Week, we discuss how it can take a toll on your mental well-being.  
Updated on May 29, 2022 01:01 PM IST

5 ways parents can keep their kids engaged this summer

Summer vacations have changed over time. Children used to spend their summers engaging in outdoor activities with their friends, visiting grandparents, and catching up on homework. Today, keeping children engaged and active can be a challenge. As the summer season approaches, Eirini Petratou, Senior User Research Manager at BIC Cello, tells Zarafshan Shiraz in an interview with HT Lifestyle, about five tips for parents on how to keep kids creatively engaged and active. 
Updated on May 26, 2022 04:09 PM IST

Health tips to control visceral fat

Visceral body fat, is the fat that gets stored inside the belly and surrounds all the vital organs like liver, pancreas, intestines etc. The fat stored underneath the skin is known as subcutaneous fat. “As Indians, we have an increased tendency to have central obesity”, says Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker, a bariatric surgeon at Mumbai's Saifee Hospital. A typical Indian person walking on the road will be thin all over except for a protruding paunch. This is also known as apple shaped body or android obesity. Excess abdominal fat or visceral fat is an independent predictor of risk factors for diseases like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia, and other components of the metabolic syndrome. 
Updated on May 25, 2022 04:20 PM IST

Travel tips to stay safe with testing for a stress-free summer holiday

With the kids breaking for their summer vacation, a huge task for all parents is to plan a safe and enjoyable holiday. After two years of Covid-19 restrictions, travel is starting to feel a lot safer, especially with the increasing number of people getting vaccinated and even getting booster shots. Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar, Editor in Chief of Journal of Association of Physicians of India shares a few tips that may help your family return healthy from that much needed break while keeping ‘unwelcome’ holiday presents away. 
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Healthy habits to curb obesity: Lifestyle modifications to stay in top shape

Excess body fat means obesity and it is one of the most common and difficult problems faced by mankind today because of changing lifestyles, bad eating habits and various environmental factors which makes it thrive and has now resulted in obesity becoming a huge medical problem. Obesity can occur because of lack of physical activities, excess diet, low cost easy available foods, high-density foods, high snack consumption, less exercise, availability of high tech gadgets like televisions and computers that do not allow us to do physical exercise and various other reasons but apart from this, there are still many other reasons why obesity can occur like certain physiological reasons and some genetic reasons too. 
Updated on May 22, 2022 02:39 PM IST

Haircare tips: Expert shares 5 ways to get healthy scalp and hair

Dandruff is mostly caused by seborrheic dermatitis which is a skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin on the scalp and can also be caused due to scalp psoriasis. Hair woes are common in changing weather as dry and itchy scalp due to lack of moisture results in embarrassing flakes of dead skin or dandruff in our hair but sweat no more as we got you sorted with 5 easy haircare tips. In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz, hair specialist, dermatologist and hair and wellness expert Dr Shuti Shukla Khare shared 5 tips for healthy scalp and hair. 
Updated on Mar 26, 2022 02:58 PM IST
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