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Leh Times 09 to 15 April 2014

health

Worst breakfast options to start your day

Washington:-We all know that breakfast is the most important meal for us. Eating a healthy breakfast every morning can reduce the risk for diseases such as cancer and diabetes. But do you know that some of the a.m. choices that we make is completely wrong. Here go the foods to avoid for breakfast. Sugary cereals and bakery items Some cereals are full of carbs and sugar. When you eat them, your blood sugar rapidly spikes and then comes down. It is not right to let your energy crash at the beginning of the day and hence it is best to avoid such cereals and bakery items. Instead, choose cereals with higher fiber and protein. Add flaxseed or walnuts for more of fiber and protein. Packaged pancakes, donuts.. Packaged pancakes, donuts are sugar-coated or honey-coated and will only satisfy your sweet tooth. Do yourself and your waistline a favor and opt for a whole wheat toast with lite butter. Store-bought granola Most store-bought boxes of granola that might appear to be a health mixture of honey, sugar, oats and dried fruit actually contains lot of fat and calories. Many boxed granolas also contain lot of hidden sugar, unless you're reading labels and consciously buying an organic or natural variety made with simple sugars. Otherwise, you're basically eating dessert for breakfast.

Take-away sandwich It may have the makings of a balanced breakfast—with egg, meat, cheese, and toast—but when you really break down that breakfast sandwich you're getting a greasy fried egg, processed ham or bacon and full fat cheese. Instead, make one at home using a poached egg and low fat cheese.

-Take the stairs, avoid the lift. You can climb six storeys five times at a stretch then that's equivalent to a 30 minute jog! It's important to follow a routine when you start exercising so that you can discipline yourself. Don't see it like a task, try and think of the positive: you get to lose weight and fit into that pair of jeans you've liked. Don't over-tire yourself. Gradually give yourself more time - from 20 minutes to 40 and then an hour. -Don’t go exercising on an empty

Smoothies Smoothies are full of refined sugar. Most store-bought varieties contain full fat milk, or worse, cream, so it's really more of a dessert shake than a breakfast beverage. Instead, blend a healthy version at home using yogurt, almond or skim milk and fresh fruits and nuts.

stomach. Have a couple of low fat biscuits or an apple. -Never go out for a walk immediately after dinner/breakfast. It’s important to follow a routine when you start exercising so that you can discipline yourself. Don’t see it like a task, try and think of the positive: you get to lose weight and fit into that pair of jeans you’ve liked. Don’t over-tire yourself. Gradually give yourself more time - from 20 minutes to 40 and then an hour.

Health benefits of Aloe Vera

New York:-This freely growing plant has amazing properties that promote healthy living Though aloe vera leaves a bitter taste in the mouth when consumed, its inclusion is essential in your diet. Read on to find out what magical properties this humble plant has. Improves skin - What if you were told that consuming a glass of aloe juice once a day could give you flawless, healthy skin? Yes, as awful as it may taste, the effects of drinking just one glass of juice will have immediate effects on your skin, as Aloe Vera contains collagen, which prevents aging

Washington:-If you love chocolate, you will love this too. There has always been some or the other debate going on about the benefits of chocolates and whether it is good for you or not. But that hasn't stopped chocolate enthusiasts in indulging in the sinful act of indulging themselves in chocolate. But latest researches have shown that chocolate, if eaten in reasonable amounts, can be actually good for you. Chocolate helps you make emotionally better and improves the working of body's endorphins, which is also good for your heart. That chocolate is good for stress has been no secrets, but researches have confirmed that chocolates contain certain acids that are help in relaxation of the mind, plus the sugar contains in the chocolate helps in reducing stress. And the best thing is, chocolate doesn't make you put on weight. Blaming any one kind of food for weight gain is wrong. Until you eat more calories than you can manage to burn, you will not put on weight. Until you eat more calories than you can manage to burn, you will not put on weight.

Jogging for better health

Easy tips to stay fit at 40 Washyington:-Forget sweating it out in a gym, it's possible to lose extra flab in a smarter way If you have a sedentary life style and have just hit the big F, don't frown every time you see yourself in the mirror and notice the bulges. That extra flab can be made to disappear with a little extra effort. You don't have to really sweat it out in a gym to stay in shape. A few smart tips is all you need -If you are not a morning person, don't set your alarm at an unearthly hour. Get up at your scheduled time and do some free-hand, stretches and yoga for half an hour. -Try doing low to medium intensity cardio exercises to burn extra fat and increase your metabolism. -Walk for half an hour to begin with. If you feel bored going alone, ask a friend/someone from your family. Better still, offer to buy the morning veggies and walk to the nearest market. -Do some warm-ups before you start the real exercise -Carry a bottle of water with you when you head for a morning walk/jog -Don't go exercising on an empty stomach. Have a couple of low fat biscuits or an apple. -Never go out for a walk immediately after dinner/breakfast.

02 Is chocolate good for you?

and repairs skin. This bitter gel is also great for burns and cuts. Improves digestion, treats constipation - One spoonful of Aloe gel could help solve your constipation troubles. Aloe Vera introduces necessary bacteria in the gut that ensure healthy bowel movement giving you good digestive strength. Boosts weight loss and immunity - Since it takes time to digest, it uses up energy and helps aide weight loss. The juice of aloe vera regulates the immune system of the body and also helps in detoxification as it has essential antioxidants.

New York:-There are a lot of health benefits that regular jogging offers Feeling lazy lately, thinking how tiresome jogging can be? Well, it’s just in the mind and once you start, it will eventually become a habit and a cakewalk! Just take out half an hour everyday and jog, and it will help immensely. Here are some of the benefits that jogging offers: -Jogging for even about 20 minutes everyday can help you significantly in the long run in losing weight. -It is a great preventive measure against excess cholesterol. This minimizes the risk of heart attacks. -It helps in strengthening your bones. -It also helps in preventing diabetes. -It will improve your stamina significantly. -Apart from the physical benefits, it also helps in relieving stress and you will feel at peace after a jogging session. It is a rejuvenating exercise. And well, it doesn’t cost anything either!

Taking vitamin pills without prescription?

New York:-Is consumption of vitamin pills without having a medical practitioner's prescription healthy? Here's a quick guide It is a very usual habit of people to take up vitamin pills to make up for the nutritional balance in our diet. But, how safe is it? People are used to take multi-vitamin tablets as it is considered very fancy— though they don't realise it can lead to harmful side effects like hypovitaminia or other hazardous symptoms. It is highly advisable to stick to natural sources of vitamins within diets rather than taking up pills as certain vitamins when on overdose are not good for body. It is just at certain specialized cases where doctors prescribe multivitamin tablets with a specific dose to meet the body requirements. In case of multi-vitamin pills, one should not take them without diagnosing the vitamin deficiency. In case deficiency is diagnosed by doctor—one shouldn't take more than ten vitamin/multi-vitamin tablets in a month that are prescribed. Advisors say it is harmful to take

medicines without prescription. Most of medicines have some or the other side-effects so it is recommended to take medicines under a doctor's advice or prescription. Although, when it comes to vitamin pills, few of them are water soluble that bypass the body system without harming much but, the oil-soluble ones retain in the body fats and are harmful.

It is safer to take prescribed allopathic medicines for even minor health problems. Chemists should take care of not selling any drugs without prescriptions. Health should not to be tampered, discontinue the habit of consuming vitamin pills to lead a healthy life. Remember to keep your doctor in loop as a health troubleshooter for you over pills!

Common beauty mistakes people make Washington:-People tend to make certain mistakes about their beauty and lifestyle. Here are some of the most common mistakes that one should avoid 1. Conditioning all over your hair: After using the shampoo, people always condition their hair too to restore the moisture in them and to make them smooth and silky. But a common mistake made here is that they tend to sue the conditioner all over their hair. Note that a conditioner is only supposed to be rubbed in the hair and NOT on the scalp!2. Using perfume on your clothes: Perfume is meant to be sprayed on your body and not on your clothes. Not only does the perfume stain your clothes, the clothes smell when mixed with the perfume smell will result in a kind of unpleasant smell. Avoid!3. Not checking the neck's skin: While applying any moisturizer, cream, make-up or anything, people generally apply it only upto the chin. This is a big mistake because the neck is also a part of the whole face's beauty. Not only is it visible from the clothes that you wear, the neck skin is much thinner and delicate than the skin on your face. Do not ignore the neck.4. Using moisturiser around eyes: Moisturizer is used to hydrate your skin and keep it soft and supple. But when you use it around your eyes, it in fact increases the puffiness and makes you look tired and sleepy. Do not use a moisturiser

around your eyes.5. Showering too much: Some people might like to shower for longer time and believe in being totally clean - with the soap and shampoo removed completely from their body. But scrubbing and cleaning too much leads to removing the essential oils and moisture from your body.4. Using moisturiser around eyes: Moisturizer is used to hydrate your skin and keep it soft and supple. But when you use it around your

eyes, it in fact increases the puffiness and makes you look tired and sleepy. Do not use a moisturiser around your eyes.5. Showering too much: Some people might like to shower for longer time and believe in being totally clean - with the soap and shampoo removed completely from their body. But scrubbing and cleaning too much leads to removing the essential oils and moisture from your body.


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