Very often people dive into a vigorous exercise regimen to lose weight/ manage specific metabolic conditions. But, the more hurried and intense the beginning , the faster is the end! Yes, mostly we end up with sore muscles and extreme exhaustion that deter us from continuing the routine on a regular basis.
Even for something as simple as a 30 minute walk , there is a step by step process to follow in order to prepare your body. This is because your body needs to get ready for this new state of being. Muscles need to be switched on for exercise and switched off post-exercise. Continue reading “Take the right approach towards exercise”
HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is a kind of workout which alternates between a period of intense activity with a period of relatively less intensity workout.
For example, if you are working out on a treadmill, you can run for 1 minute at a high speed, then walk for 2 minutes, and then again run for 1 minute at high speed. This way, in a span of 15 minutes, you will have around 5 minutes of intense activity and 10 minutes of relative calm.
HIIT can be particularly helpful if you are hard pressed for time. So, for instance, if you can spare only 15 minutes for a workout in the morning, you can pack in a HIIT routine in between. Continue reading “Benefits of HIIT – High Intensity Interval training”
Having Healthy Food during Ramadan really matters for those are diet conscious, have a look at the tips and precautions you need to take in this season.
Fasting and Health
Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan can be made healthy if it is carried out by understanding the physiology of fasting. When our body is starved the energy required for the day to day routine is made available from the fat reserves in our body, which of course leads to observable weight loss. When we exceed the limits of fasting that’s for longer durations our muscle protein starts to breakdown which is not good for our health.
Continue reading “Healthy Ramadan Meal Plan for Diet Conscious People – Ekincare”
In our last blog, we discussed about breathing right and the benefits associated with it. Today, we go a little deeper to discuss the benefits of deep breathing v/s shallow breathing. As we pointed out in our last blog, most of us do not breathe properly, but what does “not breathing properly” exactly imply? and why is that we aren’t breathing right? Continue reading “Is your breathing shallow ?”
One of the most important yet underrated physiological functions is BREATHING. While all of us are breathing every moment of our lives, it is surprising that we are not doing it right. Most of us are hardly conscious of this basic yet vital bodily function on which our life actually depends! Doing it wrong means that you are losing efficiency in every aspect of life. Continue reading “Are you breathing right?”
If your doctor has recently recommended using injected insulin to control your type 2 daibetes it can be intimidating! Imagining taking a injection or giving yourself a shot everyday is not a pleasant thought. However, you need to understand that insulin is your health giving substance that enables you to live a normal life and avoid serious duabetes related complications. Over a period of time, you will get used to taking the insulin shot and it will come as second nature to you. Continue reading “Use of Insulin to control Diabetes”
For optimal heart-health, the American Heart Association recommends people aim to eat no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. That level is associated with a significant reduction in blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Because the average American’s sodium intake is so excessive, even cutting back to no more than 2,400 milligrams a day will significantly improve blood pressure and heart health. Continue reading “Alternatives to SALT”
Wellness, is a term most of us have often come across in mailers sent by the HR department, asking you to complete your Health risk assessments (HRA) or to get you annual health check done. But “Wellness” goes far beyond just filling out HRA questionnaire or taking a biometric test. Of course a HRA/ biometric are the starting points of wellness programs, but for most companies that’s about how far the wellness program goes. Ironically, when you weigh the benefits of building a good wellness culture, the benefits for the employer are far greater than that for the employee. A healthier work force means lesser absenteeism, better morale, lower costs of health insurance and ultimately better productivity. Continue reading “6 tips to build corporate wellness culture”
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. In early 18th century France, gravediggers drank crushed garlic in wine believing it would protect them from the plague. During both World War I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene. It was also used as an antiseptic and applied to wounds to prevent infection. Continue reading “Super food – Garlic”
As we grower older, our body needs to be cared better as the chances of health issues are much greater. Especially for women, as time passes, they need to pay more attention to their well being because several changes are taking place in their bodies about which they need to be aware of. Continue reading “Preventive measures for women’s health”