Being the guiding light

A favourite childhood story was of Birbal's "khichdi" (dal-rice). Birbal was the trusted and wise advisor of king Akbar. Akbar often had puzzling issues for Birbal to solve. Once, Akbar asked a man to stand outside in the cold all night without any aid. However, in the morning he found out there was a lamp... Continue Reading →

Motivating oneself

Keeping fit and healthy requires an open mind and some refreshing changes now and then. Sometimes we need to try something new to appreciate our regular routine. Sometimes we need to set a routine if life is generally irregular. Sometimes we need to listen to a friend to realise that we are not trying hard... Continue Reading →

Spread good thoughts

Small messages ... notes... cards... these were the silver linings before the seamless connectivity of internet. Today this simple message was a pleasant surprise.

Laughter is the best medicine

Creating Harmony

We all sometimes need a reminder to laugh. This study is from 2009, but a good lesson to us always….keep laughing!

Researchers at Loma Linda University tracked people with diabetes every month for over a year who watched 30 minutes of a funny programme (laughter group) versus a second group that did not. All patients were on standard diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia medications. The only difference between the two groups was laughter. At the end of one year, the patients who were in the laughter group had lower chronic stress, inflammation and stress molecules called catecholamines that can cause heart and blood pressure problems. Yes, laugh a little, smile a little, let go a little, and live healthier.

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Healthful boost

Mornings can start with a simple yet amazing mix of vitamins, fibre, antioxidants and nutrition. We started our morning today with a blend of Beetroot, Apple, Carrots, Mint and Lemon. For someone who usually sticks to the comfort zone of Orange Juice, my friend’s more adventurous selection was a brave new beginning for me.... What... Continue Reading →

Happiness within

Finding health and happiness.... finding oneself... using the connectedness of holidays for evolving beyond the busyness that holds us back from being our happiest selves...

Is change possible?

Change is possible, even when it seems impossible. We have seen change occur slowly around us as people reduce their use of plastic bags, learn to recycle, keep their surroundings clean, plant more trees, smoke less.... etc. Yes, change is possible and needs mind control, mindset change, community support, and incentives. In case of our... Continue Reading →

Prediabetes- who is at risk?

Individuals at risk of prediabetes include those that are: Overweight Over age 45 Have first degree relative with Type 2 diabetes mellitus  (T2DM) Are physically active fewer than 3 times a week Have history of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) History of giving birth to a baby over 9 pounds History of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)... Continue Reading →

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