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World Heart Day: Tips to maintain a healthy heart for Women

Posted By:   |  Sep 29, 2018

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Did you know that women are more susceptible to heart-related diseases than cancer or any other related maladies?

The notion of heart attacks is often misinterpreted as a fallacy that often befalls men, yet studies indicate that heart diseases are the No.1 threat to women around the world.

The heart is the most vital and laborious organ in our system – maintaining its efficiency is pivotal to the smooth functioning of every other organ in our body, just like the engine of the motorized vehicle.

Unlike your car, it isn’t necessarily easy to recognize the symptoms for an impending heart failure. Nearly half of the people who suffer from heart attacks do not realize it at that precise moment. These silent attacks are more common in women as compared to men.

According to world-renowned heart surgeon Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Medical perception of the general heart condition is segregated into three categories. 25% of people who live conservative health-conscious lifestyles and are still prone to heart diseases, the other 25% who live a decadent lifestyle of excessive indulgence, yet are obtuse to heart diseases and the remaining 50% who need to follow standard practices to prevent heart attacks.

80% of heart disease and strokes can be prevented through lifestyle changes and education. Symptoms of heart diseases are mostly similar yet vary from men to women.

Here are a few tips for women that can diminish your chances of cardiovascular problems:

Energize your heart – Exercise:

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Exercise is an effective regiment to ensure that there is blood circulation throughout the body; it ensures that you keep your weight in-check with many more benefits for the heart.

Exercise is often depicted as a strenuous ordeal, especially for the modern women for whom time is a luxury when balancing the tiresome ordeals at work and at home.

Just like every other advance’s in life, working-out has since evolved – home workout sessions like running, cycling and a whole host of other equipment has redefined exercise; considering the hectic time schedules and increasing number of outdoor pollutants.

Make the right choices – Live healthily:

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Keeping your heart in prime condition is a combination of several lifestyle choices that we make – from our sleep patterns, diet, dangerous habits (smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, etc) and more.

It is a scientifically proven fact that human’s do not have carnivorous teeth – meaning we are supposed to be vegetarian. It is also scientifically proven that vegetables and fruits are good for the heart. Yet our divergent thinking has resulted in a majority of human carnivores.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean to avoid food that we crave but to balance it with sufficient nutrients that are mostly available in natural substances like fruits and vegetables. Fish is also considered a healthy alternative to meat, it is good for the heart and contains less cholesterol – a substance known to clog our arteries. Drinking plenty of water is also considered another source of nourishment that replenishes the heart.

Smile for the heart’s sake – be cheerful:

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Smiling in the face of trouble – a theory that is easier said than done. Reports indicate that women live happier and satisfied lives than men. Yet, we all succumb to the pressures of life. Our frustrations turn to anger, rage, constant agony and anxiety that stir up our stress hormones like adrenalin and cortisol to speed up our heart rate and breathing.

Whether it’s an outburst or pent-up rage – they all evoke the same emotional response that isn’t good for the heart. Researchers have found that the happiest people were 22% less likely to develop heart disease.

Showing constraint is not something that comes naturally to most of us, we need to follow breathing techniques or meditation, Yoga or simply avoid a volatile situation.

This World Heart Day, we celebrate the heart of women, not only for the moral virtues of love, care, and sacrifice that it embodies but to protect it from the physical and emotional impediments that surround us.

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Posted By:   |  Sep 04, 2017  |  2 Comments

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Appraisal Time! Stay Fit to Stay Ahead

Posted By:   |  May 18, 2017  |  3 Comments

Appraisal Time! Stay Fit to Stay Ahead

It is that time of the year again for corporate India. No it is not Diwali or Christmas but it is the annual appraisal season. This is not a season to exchange gifts or messages of goodwill; but a time to evaluate and review your annual performance and costs to the company. When you open appraisal mails or listen to talks around the work place on the subject, the anxiety is palpable and lasts until review meetings are done

Stay Fit is the Mantra to keep away Appraisal Anxiety
Studies say that many employees experience anxiety a month before their annual appraisals and find it difficult to concentrate on their work. The best way to overcome appraisal related anxiety is to stay calm, stay ahead and stay fit. It is time to show your managers how fit and active you’re in your daily work. Exercise is considered as the vital element to maintaining both physical and mental health.

YogaYoga is the best form of exercise for people who experience anxiety. Studies have shown that people who practice yoga regularly experience reduced anxiety, stress, and enjoyed improved concentration which is most important during appraisal period.

Just like walking, biking can incredibly help your health. Bicycling is the most efficient calorie burning exercise out there. Bicycling allows you to build up your muscle mass, and burn more calories a day, if you include the post cycling calorie burn. Bicycling reduces the incidence of heart diseases and helps maintain blood pressure. For people who work all day at a desk job, cycling is the best exerciser to stay fit.

Stand up and Stretch
Sitting down all day at your desk not only adds weight, but also leads to bad posture. Make a concentrated effort to stand up from your desk and walk around the office to chat with your colleagues to keep yourself relaxed from the stress you face at work. Wear active trackers like Fitbit and set yourself a goal to walk at least 10000 steps daily. After a day hunched over your desk a five minutes stretch at end of the work day will help you release the stress of the day.

Home Workouts for Working Women

Posted By:   |  Apr 25, 2017  |  3 Comments

In today’s world, fitness is the ultimate goal for each one of us. We want to burn a few calories and stay as healthy as possible. For working women, staying fit is a nightmare since they have to manage both household and office works. To be honest, 24 hours a day is not enough for them and it is difficult for them to make time for the gym. But they can still stay fit by doing simple exercises at home. Here are a few simple home exercises working women can do, to stay fit and healthy.

Boat Pose:
Do 3 sets of boat pose. Sit up high and straight, hands beneath your knees. Tighten your abs and lift your feet off the floor, knees bent, with your legs at a 45-degree angle. Do 3 sets of 30 to 60 seconds.

Tree Pose:
A tree is a balance standing pose for beginners to gain focus while keeping the body balanced on one foot. Place your right foot on your inner left thigh and press your hands in prayer pose and hold the pose. Hold and breathe 1 minute and then switch sides.

Plank is one of the finest exercises one should do it builds your strength and improves your postures. When you hold the plank for 20 to 60 seconds regularly your core strength and stamina increases. Beginners start with a 30-second plank of 3 sets. The most practiced planks are forearm plank, Side planks and Plank with legs raised.

 Home Workouts for Working Women

The benefit of this Yoga Poses is that:

  • Aids in stress relief
  • Tones and strengthens your abdominal muscles
  • Improves your balance and digestion
  • Helps in maintaining your blood pressure levels
  • Improves Metabolism
  • Doing Yoga regularly can help you sleep better

A 15- 30 minute walk on the Treadmill:
A treadmill is the most advised cardiovascular fitness equipment by the doctors and health consultants. Each time you step on a treadmill, you strengthen your heart and it lowers your blood pressure. The act of running or walking helps to get the blood flowing, which reduces the stress on your heart