*..Drinking cranberry juice can be effective in preventing Urinary tract infections.* Think it’s a heart attack? Call an ambulance, then chew one full strength (325mg) ASPIRIN tablet or else chew 4 low dose (81mg) ASPIRIN tablets. *..Supplementing blood pressure medicines with folate containing food materials or tablets has shown to reduce the likelihood of developing stroke in future. *.. A minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 20 -30 min every other day has shown to improve blood pressure in hypertensive patients. *.. Mindfulness: A popular meditation technique has shown to reduce levels of stress hormone levels known as Cortisol and help in increasing attention span. *.. Worsening of Anxiety, agitation, restlessness in a previously healthy individual may be due to an overactive thyroid gland. Consult your doctor about thyroid function test.

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Diabetes

DIABETES: WHAT IS IT?   Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by high sugar/glucose in blood. Glucose enters the blood from the food we eat which is later used for fuel in the   body. Pancreas which is an important gland is located near the stomach and it makes Insulin which plays a role in moving glucose inside our muscles, Liver and Fat cells. In Diabetes Pancreas either fail to make enough insulin or our Liver, muscles, fat cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As a result various body tissues do not get enough glucose inspite of high blood sugars therefore our body cells starve for energy. Over a period of time this can cause damage to various organs of the body like Heart, Kidney, Eyes and nerves. TYPES OF DIABETES There are 4 major types of Diabetes:    Type 1 Diabetes:- Usually diagnosed in childhood. Autoimmune disease –Body’s own Antibodies destroys Pancreas. Also called as Insulin Dependent Diabetes.

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Medical Myths Busted

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Medical Myths Busted

COMMON MEDICAL MYTHS MYTH 1: You can lower your risk of heart disease with vitamins and supplements. The antioxidant vitamins E, C, and beta carotene factor into lowering heart disease risk. However, clinical trials of supplementation with these vitamins have either failed to confirm benefit or were conducted in such a way that no conclusion could be drawn. The American Heart Association has stated that there is no scientific evidence to justify using these vitamins to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease. What you can do: For reasons not yet understood, the body absorbs and utilizes vitamins and minerals best when they are acquired through foods. To ensure you get the vitamins and minerals you need, skip store-bought supplements and eat a wide variety of nutritious foods of every color of the rainbow. MYTH 2: If you have smoked for years, you can’t reduce your risk of heart disease by quitting. The benefits of quitting smoking start the minute you quit,

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Yoga

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Yoga

Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat Yoga, an ancient practice and meditation, has become increasingly popular in today’s busy society. For many people, yoga provides a retreat from their chaotic and busy lives. This is true whether you’re practicing downward facing dog posture on a mat in your bedroom, in an ashram in India or even in New York City’s Times Square. Yoga provides many other mental and physical benefits. Some of these extend to the kitchen table. Types of Yoga There are many types of yoga. Hatha (a combination of many styles) is one of the most popular styles. It is a more physical type of yoga rather than a still, meditative form. Hatha yoga focuses on pranayamas (breath-controlled exercises). These are followed by a series of asanas (yoga postures), which end with savasana (a resting period). The goal during yoga practice is to challenge yourself physically, but not to feel overwhelmed. At this “edge,” the focus is on your breath while your mind is ac

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Tips

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  TAKING A STATIN? Don't use it as an excuse to slack off on your diet. Some people gain weight and eat more fat after starting a statin, falsely believing that the pill is mightier than the diet. It isn't.   HEART- HEALTHY DIET   Eating to protect your heart also helps protect you from diabetes and many cancers. Basic elements of a healthy diet include lots of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains; modest servings of lean protein, like fish and poultry.   EASE INTO EXERCISE   No pill can possibly give you the same benefits as regular exercise. And your exercise doesn't have to be daunting. If exercise isn't part of your day, start out with a 5-minute walk each day. Then ease into longer strolls. If walking is painful, try swimming or cycling.   MEMORIZE THE WARNING SIGNS OF A STROKE   The acronym FAST can help. F: Face drooping. Can the person smile? Is the smile uneven? A: Arm weakn

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Interval Traning

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Interval Traning

                          INTERVAL TRAINING FOR A STRONGER HEART                          It helps build cardiovascular fitness with shorter workouts.   Have you heard about interval training but aren’t sure how it works and whether it’s right for you? Interval training simply means alternating between short bursts of intense exercise and brief periods of rest (or a different, less-intense activity). The payoff is improved cardiovascular fitness. “Aerobic or cardiovascular training is designed to develop a healthier heart and circulatory system,” says Howard Knuttgen, research associate in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine. “Some regimen of aerobic training is really essential to good health.” You can give interval training a trial run simply by altering your current workout routine. To get

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