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How To Get A Handle On Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

How To Get A Handle On Hypertension Or High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of blood vessels and the magnitude of this force depends on the cardiac output and the resistance of the blood vessels. Hypertension or high blood pressure is defined as having blood pressure higher than 140 over 90 mmHg with a consensus across medical guidelines.

A Ramadan Regimen by Zoyna Khatri

A Ramadan Regimen by Zoyna Khatri

Zoyna Khatri is one of Grow Fit’s diet specialists who is also observing the Ramadan fast. These are her recommendations: “Ramadan is a holy month for purifying your heart and soul. Through fasting, you attach your soul more to Allah. I have a few ideas to make your Ramadan healthy, so you can make your soul more attached to Allah through mindful eating. Binge eating leads to fatigue and low energy and hinders our ability to offer peaceful namaz and recite the Quran. Ramadan is a great opportunity to bring…

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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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Burn Fat By Eating Fat

Burn Fat By Eating Fat

What kind of food do you eat when you are dieting? Do you shy away from ghee, fats and oils? What if we told you that eating fat in healthy quantities, in lieu of sugars, might actually help you LOSE weight? Read on to find out.

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.

Not Losing Weight At The Gym? This Checklist Might Help.

Not Losing Weight At The Gym? This Checklist Might Help.

  So you’ve stopped binging on junk food, given up midnight snacking, heck, even joined a gym but your weight remains the same. Are you wondering why your efforts are not showing results? How much weight you lose primarily depends on three factors: your calorie intake, the amount of physical activity and your genes. If you’re working on one and two diligently, you should be able to see results. But if you’re still not, you’re probably missing one or two of…

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Why You Need Superfoods In Your Daily Diet

Why You Need Superfoods In Your Daily Diet

Almost a decade ago, the World Health Organisation had sounded a warning on the increasing rate of urban mortality in India. It was estimated that by 2020, almost 65% of urban deaths will be due to “lifestyle diseases” such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, cancer and depression, among so many others.

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