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Older Adults Should Engage in Household Work to Keep the Heart Healthy

Staying active can take you a long way to good health. It is not without reason that doctors tell us to engage in physical activities and lead an active lifestyle. It has various beneficial effects on our body, aiding day-to-day functions as well as keeping diseases at bay. Elders too should keep active to not fall prey to health problems. Even walking or carrying out household chores can work wonders. According to a recent study by University of Pittsburgh, engaging in daily activities like making bed, doing the laundry, climbing…

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Enjoy healthy, home-made ice lollies this summer. Here’s how you can make them

Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.   Beat the heat this summer with healthy, refreshing ice lollies. They taste best when made at home with love. Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap, shares wonderful recipes you can try with your family on swelteringly hot days. Berry ice lolly If you’re able to catch the tail end of the strawberry season, hang on to them for these super easy popsicle. Simply combine chopped strawberries with frozen berries like red currants, blueberries or blackberries with…

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Heart Month 2017: Why a Healthy Diet Should Be Your Priority

Happy Valentine’s Day 2017! While we may call February the season of love, it is also a month dedicated to matters of the heart i.e it is Heart Month. Health organisations across the globe have come together to spread awareness about heart diseases and how our current lifestyle habits are triggering many dangerous heart diseases. The heart is a vital organ which is responsible for keeping the body functioning by pumping blood, which carries oxygen and removes waste materials, within the body. If the heart stops pumping then our body…

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Is Shrimp Healthy?

Shrimp has insinuated its way into kitchens around the world. There’s delicately-spiced potted shrimp and creamy retro favourite – shrimp cocktail – for the British. In Brazil, shrimp is stuffed into the bellies of rissoles and pastels, and tossed into stews. Shrimp finds its way into New Orleans’ jambalaya and sits on a bed of creamy grits in South Carolina. In China, tiny dried shrimp that are flake-thin are tossed into sauces and stir fries to pump up the umami flavour. In Spain, little curls of shrimp transform into gambas…

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6 Healthy Beverages That Will Make You Ditch Colas and Aerated Drinks

Aerated drinks and sodas are fast becoming the most consumed beverage in India. These drinks need to be pulled down and shamed due to their ill-effects on our health. The villain is the high fructose corn syrups present in these drinks that has been linked with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, reproductive issues, asthma, depression, arthritis and obviously obesity. Beverage companies, spend billions each year to tempt consumers. But what they may not tell you is that around ten teaspoons of sugar in each can and phosphoric acid can change…

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The Secret to Sticking to a Healthy Diet Couldn’t Be Simpler

Think of it as the “carrot” approach to a healthy diet, as opposed to the “stick” approach—as long as you like carrots. New research in the journal Psychology & Marketing finds that people who focus on eating healthy foods they actually like (mmm avocados and poke bowls!) are more successful at revamping their eating patterns than people who fixate on the misery of avoiding unhealthy dishes they adore (cue bacon cravings and rocky road daydreams). “Focusing on what you can have, and can do, and should have more of is a better strategy,” says co-author Kelly Haws, PhD,…

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