Showing posts from November, 2011

How to Stay Away From Asthma

Asthma is a life threatening disease, which cannot be cured once it occurs. It can affect any age group, but children and older people are more prone to Asthma.Even if it cannot be cured, we can surely control the symptoms and reduce the strength of symptoms with a little bit of care. 

How does Asthma occur?
Asthma occurs when the muscles surrounding the bronchus go ito spasm which makes breathing out difficult.Asthmatic persons tend to have a very sensitive airway.It becomes irritated very fast and reacts to it by narrowing,swelling or obstructing the airway.Main symptoms of Asthma?
CoughingSneezing Chest tightness, or painShortness of breathWhat triggers asthma?
Allergies. Many people with asthma have a family history or personal history of allergy.Cold air, humidity and changes in weatherDust, fumes and smokePollen,MoldChemicals, perfumesStrong emotions, stress and tensionOther respiratory disorders, common cold, etc.Dust mites, pet hair, etc.What are the foods that trigger asthma?

My Winter Skin Care

First off, sorry for the late posts. It was festivals again in Dubai. Lately I have been experiencing severe dryness of the skin owing to bad weather.Oops! Did I say "bad weather!"? Considering the extreme hot conditions in mid August and Sept, the cold climate is a wonderful thing for many people living here. But surely, not for the skin.It becomes dry, rough, pale and rosy.For some, skin becomes itchy, scaly and flaky during winter.A little care, a little more than usual, is required for cold weather conditions. Here I have listed my winter skin care routine which I follow, and which I think will help you too.

First things first, take a bath daily. Soak yourself in warm water  for 10 minutes everyday with some bath oil poured in ( preferably almond oil )After bath, apply a good moisturizer while the skin is still wet. A good moisturizer is always oil based. It forms a protective lather on your skin. The best oil based moisturizer is the one with almond oil, or you can use …

It's Time to Move Your Body

Physical activity is the second most important part of a comprehensive weight management program,first being diet.

Facts to know about Physical Activity
A combination of aerobic exercises, yoga and resistance training is recommended for weight management.Cardiovascular conditioning, stretching exercises for flexibility should also be included in daily physical training.It is recommended that physical activities in the form of aerobics or Yoga should be done for 60 minutes a day,preferably on all days in a week, for significant weight loss, unless medically contraindicated.For sustaining weight loss and for weight maintenance, there should be 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all days a week.Physical activity without diet control will not help to lose weight.Physical activity may not necessarily lead to weight loss, but loss of body fat will definitely occur.Considerable weight loss through exercise alone can be achieved in 2 months.Effects of Physical Activity …

One Whole Month of Extravaganza

This time,I am not talking about healthy weight loss plans, I am talking about how I went on to spend my vacation in India. There is nothing more pleasing than enjoying the taste of home-made food that too made with so much love and care by your mother's own hands.No wonder why I ate almost 5 full meals a day with intermittent snacking every thirty minutes.During vacation, my days started lazily and happily with whole 8 to 9 hours of sleep.There was no work, no worries, no stress, no exercise, no yoga,and no tennis. My only job was travelling, spending time with friends and family, and having food, food and more food throughout the day.One month passed by so fast that I hardly realized that my vacation was getting over. Today, back at my desk, I feel so bad, not for the food I had eaten, or for the long hours of sleep, but for myself who has become fit to fat just in a matter of 30 days.Yes, I have put on as much as 5 kilos more in just one month.So now its time to go low on calor…