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Eating healthy can be a struggle. Here are 5 ways to make it easier

Most of us have struggled to stick to a diet plan or a health goal. But seeing it through is worth it. You sleep better, your skin glows, and you feel fantastic! So, here’s how to make sure you choose nutrition-packed meals over fast food. Well, most of the times anyway. Understand your motivation Every time you’re feeling down about having to diet, consider why you chose to do it in the first place. Is it to lose weight, is it to become fitter, is it to overcome a health…

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10 best brinjal recipes that will make you fall in love with the veggie!

Eggplant, aubergine or brinjal hails from the nightshade species of fruits and vegetables. A close relative of tomato and potato, Brinjal is popular vegetable across the world. It is full of health benefits and can be cooked into scrumptious, tasty and easy recipes. Eggplant or brinjal is of various shapes and sizes and can be green, purple, light purple and even white! The wonderful health benefits of eggplants are primarily derived from its vitamin, mineral, and nutrient content. Eggplants are a rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6,…

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Being close to nature can make you develop positive body image

Exposure to natural environment and images of nature may have a powerful effect on promoting positive body image, according to a study led by scientists, including one of Indian-origin. The study, published in the journal Body Image, involved five separate studies from researchers, including those from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK. In three studies, participants were shown photographs of both natural and built environments, with results showing that exposure to images of natural, but not built, environments resulted in improved body image. A fourth study involved members of the…

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Take these 6 easy fitness resolutions to make 2018 your healthiest year

A few basic lifestyle changes can bring a long-lasting desired difference for a healthier and happier you, suggest experts. Saumya Satakshi, Senior Wellness Consultant, Healthians, shared the following tips: * Eat a rainbow everyday: Opt for colours. Make sure you eat your greens, reds, whites, purples, and oranges because these coloured fruits and vegetables contain key chemicals. These help us to fight off diseases and strengthen the immune system and keep us in good shape. * Go vegetarian once a week: Going vegetarian for one day a week for dietary…

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Struggling to fall asleep? Make a ‘to-do’ list before hitting the bed for better sleep

Having trouble falling asleep? Jotting down your “to-do” list just before bedtime can help you doze off quickly, scientists say. Researchers from Baylor University in the US compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus those who chronicled completed activities. “We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime,” said Michael K Scullin, assistant professor at Baylor University. “Most people just cycle through their to-do lists…

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This year, here’s how you can make your New Year’s fitness resolution and stick to it

It’s no surprise that many of us pick staying fit as a New Year’s resolution. Here are some simple tips by Arushi Verma, co-founder, FITPASS that will help you stay motivated. Be specific – Getting healthy and fit is a vague goal. So, in the coming year, be specific if you want to lose weight/ inches or you want to gain weight depending on your BMI or you want to bulk up i.e., strengthen your muscles and core. Measurable – Sometimes, adding a number is all you need to achieve your goal…

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