Zika Virus – Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Zika is one of the recent health scares that has caught the attention of the global health community. Zika is a disease which is caused by the Zika virus. This is spread to people primarily through mosquito bite by an infected Aedes species mosquito. These mosquitoes become infected when they bite people already having Zika…

Making a case for data driven corporate wellness & health coach programs

Investment in employee wellness can reap huge dividends – not just for the company, but also for the individual employees. And which organization wouldn’t like their employees to be healthy, motivated and more productive!? Traditionally, very few companies had employees’ health and wellbeing high on their priority list. Barring few organizations, organizations neither had intent,…

How important is your lunch?

“Eat Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, and Dinner Like a Pauper” We can eat as much as a prince at lunch! That is – little less than breakfast and little more than dinner. The quantity is defined here but quality also plays an important role, especially when lunch is eaten outside home/…

How to make your children more active?

Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve weight loss and maintenance. Studies indicate that an increase in sedentary activities, particularly television viewing, and an overall decrease in physical activity are contributing to an increased incidence of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents. Strategies to increase physical activity should include increases in structured and…

Can round and chubby babies be malnourished?

Can seemingly healthy round and chubby babies be actually malnourished? Yes! Round and chubby babies can actually be malnourished. Malnutrition is not just under-nutrition, it covers over-nutrition as well. The diet of Undernourished babies is usually  lacking in energy and protein (macro-nutrients) along with other vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients). But the dietary habits of over-nourished…

Will overweight children grow into obese adults?

  Globally, in 2013 the number of overweight children under the age of five, was estimated to be over 42 million. Close to 31 million of these are living in developing countries, including India. Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop noncommunicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular…

Do you have a persistent back pain?

Back pain is one of the often-ignored health conditions. It is something people often take lightly even though there are symptoms and don’t seek intervention before the “mild” back pain becomes a “chronic” or “severe” back pain. This is often manifested in form of a ache, tension or stiffness in your back. While back pain…

Why dinning early is a challenge!

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.” We have been repeatedly told to “eat dinner like a pauper”. It simply implies that we need to eat sparingly in dinner. But,  imagine a typical scenario in Indian households:

Making your popcorn healthier

In our earlier post we discussed a healthier alternative to pop corn – lotus seeds or tal makhana. While popcorn does provide several nutritional benefits, you can take some steps to make it even healthier! Here is a table representing nutritional comparison between the two.

Reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Our fast paced lifestyle has made us susceptible to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). CVD refers to diseases of heart or blood vessels and they often manifest themselves by affecting blood flow to different parts of the body. Cardiovascular Disease can also lead to fatal conditions like heart attack or stroke.

Milk alternatives for the lactose intolerant

Milk is a source of several nutrients. However, certain people show lactose  intolerance, as we has seen in earlier articles, and may not be able to consume milk. However there are several milk alternatives that a lactose intolerant person can consume. Here are some of them:

The underrated nutrition powerhouse – Barley

Barley is the world’s fourth most important cereal crop, after wheat, maize (corn), and rice, and it has some excellent nutritional qualities. Barley is rich in fiber, is cholesterol free, is low in fats, is rich in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and phytoochemicals. The variety to look for are hulled barley (in which the kernels are…