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Coping With Obesity

Coping With Obesity

Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body, leading to more than 20% of the required body weight. Factors responsible for obesity: Hereditary: Although genetically, the child is not determined to be obese, yet obesity in parents influences obesity in the child owing to the the food habits of parents. Social and cultural: People in the upper economic strata tend to be more obese mainly due to their rich food intake and…

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Fasting Healthy For Ramadan

Fasting Healthy For Ramadan

As the holy holidays are upon us, many of us and our friends are preparing to fast for Ramadan, Paryushana, Mother Mary’s Feast and other occasions. Such experiences are not only healing for the soul but can also be good for the body. However, many come through these experiences actually gaining unwelcome kilos and damaging their health. Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj of Grow says: “Intermittent fasting has recently been advocated in various health circles for not just losing weight but also prolonging life. We…

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How You Can Benefit From A Vegetarian Diet

How You Can Benefit From A Vegetarian Diet

  Vegetarianism has become immensely popular in recent times, with many non-vegetarians turning into vegetarians and some even choosing to follow a vegan lifestyle where they stop consuming all kinds of animal products, including milk and honey. The change in many cases can be closely linked to the desire to have a healthier life and protect animals; whatever is the reason, going vegetarian has a very deep impact on one’s health and behaviour.

Why Skipping Meals Messes You Up

Why Skipping Meals Messes You Up

  When it comes to losing weight, forgoing a meal or two feels like the fastest way to get started. And yet, we’ve been told time and again that this is a bad idea. A study conducted by Ohio State University last year concluded that skipping meals to cut down on calories could induce insulin and glucose fluctuations in the body that have the opposite of the desired effect.

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