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Cycling to Work May Help Beat Stress and Increase Your Work Output

To lead a healthy lifestyle, other than minding your diet, you also need to make an effort to partake in physical activities. This is a habit that you need to make consciously. Be it walking, running, yoga, aerobics or swimming, even 30 minutes of some sort of activity daily can take you a long way to staying healthy. Even cycling around can work wonders to pump up those happy hormones. What if you cycled to work? According to a new study, cycling to office can help reduce stress and improve…

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Summer Special: How to Make Infused Water and Beat the Heat

The arrival of the summers has cropped up the need for refreshing drinks and icy smoothies to stay cool and hydrated. On one hand, aerated drink manufacturers are trying to lure people to their beverages through marketing techniques, while on the other hand, health conscious people are resorting to natural ways to make summer refreshment at home, particularly infused water. Although it’s not a new concept, infused water has gained immense popularity in the recent times. As people look for refreshment with nutrition, its better to prepare infused water at…

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Prebiotics May Help You Beat Stress and Get Good Sleep

What are prebiotic really? Are they a food fad? While people were just about warming up to the concept of probiotics, there suddenly came in prebiotics claiming to be better than the other. Gut bacteria or probiotics need to feed on certain fibers in order to perform better and help improve your gut environment so as various metabolic processes can be carried out efficiently by the body. But the acidic content of our stomach most often hampers the growth of these microorganisms, along with our habits such as drinking hot…

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10 Foods That Help Beat Insomnia

When too many nights spent tossing and turning cause you to dread your bedroom, instead of looking forward to slipping between the sheets, there’s no need to automatically reach for a sleeping pill. Instead, change your bedtime snack to a food known for its sleep-enhancing properties, and you’ll soon be visiting the land of Nod. While it’s true that sleep-inducing foods are not as powerful as prescription medications, they are free of side effects and require no prescription. So next time the late-night urge to nosh strikes, fill your plate with…

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Ever tried yoga to beat Monday blues? Here’s how

This will charge you and make you strong to the face the long week ahead. (Felixhug/Getty Images) Monday mornings are not the usual. Most of us lack passion and motivation. We get unexplained bouts of emotions such as anxiety, stress and sadness. It is interesting to see that Monday blues are so common that it’s almost become a phenomenon now. Unless it has some serious ground that is crying for your attention, you can ward off Monday blues with these four yoga asanas. Yes, it’s that easy. This will charge…

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Beat the flab with these healthy alternatives

Beat the flab with these healthy alternatives Now that the Kerala government has imposed a 14.5% fat tax on unhealthy food items sold in food chains to raise awareness as well as money for preventive healthcare; here are a few healthier substitutes for all the foodies to keep your weight in control, while giving you all the pleasures of a sumptuous and delicious meal. So, why wait until the fat tax on junk food becomes an official mandate in Telangana and burn a hole in your pocket? Fatty is not…

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