Monday, 24 March 2014

Is White Rice Bad For You?

With all the hoo-hah happening around about losing weight, eating right and eating healthy foods, we see most of the times that white rice is always declared as a bad choice. You will find a great number of sources and trials stating white rice as the bane of modern health.

However, from centuries rice is the staple food for half of the world’s population. For these people rice is the main component of all the three main meals of the day and sometimes in desserts as well. Also, many feel their meal is incomplete without a bowl of rice. Yet, this population has maintained a lean body and stayed fairly fit, until recently, with westernization of their food, and stressed lifestyle.

Also, I will have to confess that I was among those who believed that all brown stuff was perfect for perfect health and not the white stuff. But now I’m starting to think it’s not as evil as we most of the times portray it. Yes, I do agree, white rice is nutritionally stripped, but I truly believe that todays’ health issues are more to be blamed on our over-processed foods, vegetable oils and preservatives in the food and not just the starches in white rice.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

9 Reasons Why You Should Try Pilates

Pilates is such a workout that can be done by people of all levels of fitness and coordination. I discovered my day of love and passion for Pilates while doing my Post-graduation in Australia. I learnt and got certified as Mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor. Since then I made Pilates as foundation for all of my workouts I do or teach. Pilates has meant to me so much in and outside my profession. So here I take the opportunity to let you know why you should be trying Pilates. I found this super concise Infographic on benefits of Pilates.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

How to have a Healthy Breakfast and not a Big Breakfast

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Begin your day with a heavy breakfast is what we have been advised from decades. All is well till here. But does this mean that one should eat a high protein, high carbs and high calorie breakfast to keep the hunger pangs at bay for the rest of the day?

Breakfast is the first meal of the day, which is essential to start and keep our metabolism rate high. However, eating breakfast can be a wonderful key element depending upon how and what you eat for your breakfast. 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wondered what to say to someone who is dealing with death of a loved one: here is all what you should know

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In just few months of grieving for Praveen, I have been showered with condolences, opinions and advices from those who love me and want to help me in every possible way to get over it fast. But the truth is grieving is not a destination to be achieved or a race to be completed, rather, it’s a journey and every single person has their own pace and takes their own time. But friends and family in the process of comforting and not hurting me at least possible way, still end up in saying something that instantly boils my blood.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Immunity boosting foods for kids with some serving tips

Having a good immune system will protect our bodies from day to day exposure to many germs and bacteria. We know too many immunity boosting foods. There is a lot of information out there about these variety foods. But when it comes to feeding these to our kids, it’s definitely a big mission. I struggle with giving these different varieties to my 1 yr old daughter. So I started in finding out the simplest way to feed these immunity-boosting foods to my daughter. So here I take the opportunity to share some serving tips on the foods, packed with immune-boosting nutrients to help boost your kid's natural defences.
These varieties are also easy to find at most of the grocery store and easy to prepare. Also, these can be used to keep your whole family healthy.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

A letter to my daughter as she turns one!

My dearest daughter!

Today you turn one year old. I still have those moments fresh in my mind when I first held you in my arms. You looked like a stranger to me, but then, it has been exceptionally emotional and excitement too for me. Since then I counted your age first by days, then by weeks and then by months. I knew being a mother would be a tough road to be taken, but I also knew that it would be one of the best journeys of all time.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

 I like to exercise! All throughout my life I have indulged in some or the other kind of workouts. Its known and proven very well that exercising is good, nothing new in that. If you want to lose weight, exercise! If you want to get fit, exercise, if you have health issues, exercise! If you are stressed or depressed, exercise! Phew!!! The list is ongoing. However, I must confess that from the time I have become a mother, I was seeing all sorts of excuses to start with my workout and diet routines. I thought I will not find time with my little one, so let her be at least 6 months old and I will find some free time then came her 8 months and then her ten months. During this waiting time, while I was browsing the web I saw this particular pic. It was an eye opener and thought I will never get my free time for exercising, I need to find some. So I pulled out all my motivation and started with my diet and exercise regimes. Today I have become pretty consistent with these routines. This was not easy, but then followed few motivational methods (some mine and some from the web) which got me back on track.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Tips on Do's And Don'ts of Good Posture

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Yesterday I had a visitor. This particular visitor, as part of his conversation was narrating how he is hurting from his lower back condition and all the trouble that he is going through to go for treatments and how much time consuming it is to execute all these. All this was fine, but what captured my interest the most was that that this person as he was narrating all this, his posture just wasn’t right. He was using his body poorly on the sofa. Then I thought even before he obtains all his long listed treatments, one simple correction could solve 50% of his condition and that’s POSTURE

So today I shall set up a post on the importance of requiring or improving POSTURE to enhance your health and well-being.