Treating Asthma effectively involves regular tracking and measuring of how well your lungs are functioning. Pro-active approach in managing your Asthma treatment will help maintain long-term asthma control, preventing asthma attacks and avoid long term problems. Continue reading “Steps to control Asthma better”
As we age our responsibilities, expectations and demands increase. The age between 30 to 50 years is supposed to be the most productive age for most and also the most demanding. Its paramount that we keep ourselves fit to be able to cope with the pressures of life. Most of the studies across the world indicate that the incidence of life style diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension has been growing at an alarming rate. Burden of these diseases has adverse effects both financially and emotionally on the individual and his family. The only cure for these is prevention.
Summers’ are synonymous with heat, sweat, dehydration and the refreshing watermelon! If you thought that watermelons are just a thirst quenching summer treat then think again. Most people think watermelon is just water and sugar as it contains 92% of water, but its packed with nutrients that makes it the ideal snack to beat the heat and get nourished. Continue reading “Watermelon the perfect summer snack”
In our last blog we discussed about the importance of potassium in human body. Potassium is a chemical (electrolyte), critical for the proper functioning of nerve and muscles cells, particularly heart muscle cells. However, one must understand that too low or too high levels of it can have adverse effects on our body. Let’s look at some of the factors that cause the potassium levels to drop or increase. Continue reading “Potassium – causes of low or high levels in your body”
When you talk about nutrients, minerals or chemicals that are essential for healthy functioning of our body, potassium is probably not one that springs to your mind. According to Mayo Clinic, Potassium is a chemical (electrolyte) is critical for the proper functioning of nerve and muscles cells, particularly heart muscle cells. Continue reading “How does Potassium help your body”
In our last blog we discussed the significance of having a personal health record system and how it helps you and your doctor to assess, track and stay informed about your health. Continue reading “Personal health records – Benefits”
All of us at one point or other go through a phase where we personally experience or are managing people with multiple medical conditions. We all know the stress of managing doctor visits, multiple medications, remembering appointments, etc. Keeping track of it all can be a challenge. With personal health record management system, you can store and manage all that information in one easily accessible location. Continue reading “Personal health record – A tool to manage your health better”
Finger millet (Eleusine coracana L.) also known as Ragi in southern India and Nachni in northern India is one of the important cereals, nutritionally it is higher in protein and minerals in comparison to other cereals and millets. It is a great source of protein and minerals, making it ideal source of nutrition for vegetarians. Also agriculturally, Ragi crop can withstand severe drought and can be grown easily throughout the year. Continue reading “Super foods – Ragi”
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?
Happy families are often healthy families! Have you were wondered how they keep themselves healthy. We have seen too many parents stress out regarding food habits, lack of physical activity and health of their kids, not realizing that kids are mostly influenced by the habits and lifestyles of their parents. Read on to know a few healthy lifestyle habits of healthy families