Wish I had Known the 10 Benefits of Skipping Earlier!

A week ago I was just browsing for some simple tips on fitness and health. What caught my attention was a write up on the benefits of skipping exercise. I remembered my childhood when owning a skipping rope meant fun. We girls were just three of us, but we would skip and skip every evening…

2 tricks to stay fit on a low budget

A low budget fitness programme according to me should be a no-budget one. This may sound impossible but it is actually very easy to follow. If all you want is to do is keep fit forget about expensive gyms . There are two major deciding factors for fitness – exercise and diet. But this does…

How Much Water Should You Drink As Per Ayurveda?

Do you consciously drink 2-3 litres of water per day at fixed timings? When I was told to drink plenty of water as part of my general diet I read extensively on the subject. Unlike other experts, according to Ayurveda a fixed schedule is not necessary. I asked Ayurvedic doctors the right time to drink…

How Cleaning Closets Improves Self Esteem

No, I haven’t lost it! This is a tried-and-tested theory and one which works wonders. When I was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis I asked the predictable question “why me”. Strangely, the journey from self-pity to being a happy blogger started with cleaning cupboards! Here’s how cleaning closets improve self-esteem… Activity improves blood circulation The first effect of…

Easy Diet Plan for Diabetic Women of 40+

There is no substitute for a well balanced diet. This is especially important for a woman of 40+ who is a confirmed diabetic. Besides the prescribed medications, there are many foods that can help to control the symptoms of diabetes. So here’s a easy-to-follow regime so that you can enjoy food without having to go on a…

Dealing With Hypothyroidism And Fatigue

Dealing with hypothyroidism and fatigue that follows is not easy. Sometimes one feels tired to even take steps to prevent tiredness. When a friend of mine (who shall remain nameless) was first diagnosed with hypothyroidism she felt very depressed. For a year she had been suffering from symptoms that are very difficult to deal with. We…

Healthiest Cereal – Finger Millet (Ragi)

When speaking of healthy cereals we usually mean oats, brown rice and whole wheat, whereas millet is vastly undervalued. Finger millet or red millet (ragi/nachni) is the healthiest cereal of all. It can be rightfully called an all-in-one meal package because it prevents most of our lifestyle diseases. Finger millet suitable for all age groups Due to the rich nutritional value of red millet,…

A Pet Dog – The Best Mood Enhancer

  There’s a saying, “Once a dog lover, always a dog lover!” Dog fur on your carpet, the couch and bed you have to give up, and you can’t do anything without the pet’s interference! But you wouldn’t ever dream of getting another non-dog pet. It just not the same – too dull and boring. You…