7 ways to lose weight, stay healthy. Think dark chocolate, honey, more

If losing weight is the biggest reason you are enrolling yourself to a gym, here’s something you need to do before introducing yourself to exercises or dumbbells. Remember, before you think of building those biceps or calf muscles, it is imperative that you right all the wrongs in your lifestyle. Inculcating healthy habits, such as eating right and leading a disciplined life is a must so that our body functions at its optimum level. This does not, however, mean that you go the extreme way and give up on all…

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7 Pelvic Pains You Should Never Ignore

More than one in 10 American women of childbearing age report experiencing pelvic pain in the last six months, and nearly three out of four have dealt with pain during sex at some point in their lives. But while pelvic pain — a general term used to describe discomfort in the lower-abdomen area — is common, seeking and receiving the correct treatment for it is often not. For example, one in 10 women and girls suffer from endometriosis, but statistics show it takes an average of 10 years to receive a diagnosis from the time of symptom onset. “Women should never…

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Heard of the 7 Days Challenge? Not ‘Eat, pray, love’ but ‘Eat, move, live’

Want to eat healthier? Or move around town in a more sustainable manner? Or just lead your daily life in a smarter way? You need to try the 7 Days Challenge. The Swedish Embassy here, in association with the TERI School of Advanced Studies, has organised the Challenge targeting youth from classes 9 to 12 in schools and graduate and post-graduate students in colleges across the national capital from January 17 to 23. The Challenge is basically a call to action for the participants to practise sustainable lifestyles and consists…

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7 drinks you need to stop buying now

1. Fruit juice Despite what the packaging may tell you, this does NOT provide an easy and convenient way to get in one or two of your 5-a-day. Most shop-bought fruit juices are pasteurised (essentially boiled), which destroys a lot of the valuable nutrients, whilst concentrating the sugars. The juice is also extracted from the whole fruit, leaving behind the fibrous part of the fruit that helps to slow sugar absorption into the blood. 2. Fizzy drinks This is an obvious one, but did you know that just one can…

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Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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7 High-Protein Vegetarian Dinner Options You Must Try

Think protein and your mind instantly pictures a healthy and nutritious dose of eggs or perhaps a rich meaty curry.  In such case,vegetarians are often left with a dearth of options.However, there are a lot of plant-based and vegetarian protein sources that one can explore and experiment with. Many health experts have, time and again, emphasized on the need to include adequate protein in your diet especially if you want to lose weight. Protein keeps you full for longer and thus, curbs binge-eating and your overall calorie-intake. Proteins take longer to digest which increases your satiety level. They also play a significant role in reducing the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin,…

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