Dangers of YO-YO dieting
Have you ever been on a cycle of constant weight loss and weight gain? Maybe you tried a crash or fad diet in an attempt to lose weight, only to regain it once you are off the restrictive diet. It’s like a yo-yo that keeps swinging back and forth. Let’s look at what Alpana is facing,
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 2
As we continue to look at unhealthy habits that can affect our health, let’s turn to the subtler factors: things we may not recognize outright, but which also play a role in our health.
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 1
A visit to a doctor’s office or health clinic sometimes involves filling out a health form or a health risk assessment. Some of the questions asked include habits such as smoking and drinking, but did you know that there are other bad habits that may be part of our lifestyle?
6 Tips to Keep Healthy During the Pandemic
The sudden onset of the recent pandemic has changed everyone’s lifestyle in an unprecedented way. These changes in lifestyle weren’t limited only to work. With several lockdowns in place, it also affected in every dimension of life. (1) Studies show that, the change in the daily grind has led to an increase in anxiety and stress levels.
Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-based foods. It not only avoids meat, but also the consumption of eggs and milk (dairy products too).
Since these foods are rich in nutrients, specifically- calcium, iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12, it is important to strengthen the diet accordingly with healthy plant-based foods.
Using both diet and exercise for weight loss advantage
We often hear complaints about how seemingly ‘difficult’ or ‘hard’ it is to lose weight. Sometimes the numbers on the scale don’t budge despite eating a relatively ‘healthy’ diet and exercising regularly.
Vitamin K is crucial in the body for its part in blood clotting and prevention of prolonged bleeding. It is a fat-soluble vitamin and is a group of two compounds. Vitamin K1- phylloquinone, which is the main type of Vitamin K usually is found in plant sources, and vitamin K2 menaquinone, some of which is produced naturally in the intestine,
Why is exercise making me hungry?
Step out of the gym or exercise class and an hour later you feel famished! Driving home you may gorge on chaat or you get a take out from your favourite fast-food restaurant. After enjoying your treat, you lean back wondering – what just happened? All those calories I burnt, I just put back on!!
Working Around the Diet and Exercise Challenges of Shift Work
Working on shifts can often take a toll on your eating habits, sleep patterns and exercise schedule. Rotational shifts can further throw things out of balance. Many shift workers eat unhealthy foods, skip exercise and also have disturbed sleep. This can lead to weight gain and other associated lifestyle related diseases.
The Dangers of Going Gluten Free When You Don?t Need To
Some health gurus and fitness freaks are increasingly on the anti-gluten warpath. Usually gluten free foods were found in health food stores if they were stocked at all. But these days our supermarkets contain food products that carry a ‘gluten- free’ label. But is gluten really all that bad for us?