Take the right approach towards exercise

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”

Benefits of HIIT – High Intensity Interval training

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”

Healthy Ramadan Meal Plan for Diet Conscious People – Ekincare

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.

Healthy Ramadan Foods

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.

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Is your breathing shallow ?

Is your breathing deep or shallow ?

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 ?”

Are you breathing right?

Are you breathing right?

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?”

Use of Insulin to control Diabetes

Use of insulin for diabetes

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”

Alternatives to SALT

Hypertension

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”