Diabetes can be caused by a variety of lifestyle factors, including the amount of sugar that a person consumes, the type of sugar and the autoimmune condition of the person. Eating lots of sugar can increase the risk of developing diabetes but it's not the only thing that can cause the disease.
Pointing out three common behaviours of human beings that can have major consequences, Psychotherapist Emily H Sanders wrote, “None of these things are “bad” but when they are a consistent pattern, we may need to turn inward and become curious about where we learned these tendencies and how they are holding us back.”
Gudi Padwa, also known as Samvatsar Padvo, falls on March 22 this year. The festival falls on the first day of the Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar, which is also marked as the Hindu New Year. Celebrate Gudi Padwa by sending best wishes and messages to your friends and family on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms. Check out our curated wishes, images, messages and greetings inside.
People celebrate Chaitra Navratri by observing fasts, eating special Navratri preparations, dressing up in nine colours of Navratri, and praying to Goddess Durga and Lord Ram. You can also mark the day by sending special wishes and messages to your loved ones on WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms. Check out our compilation inside.
Malaika Arora took to Instagram recently to share a picture of herself chilling with her friends in Goa. The latest image shows Malaika in a neon bikini under a see-through bodycon dress. Beach fashion is all about mixing comfort and style to create the perfect vacation outfit, in which you can go for a swim, chill at a restaurant or even hang out at local markets. Malaika's ensemble for the beach fits the bill. She posted the image with the sticker, “Good morning gorgeous.”
Instead of embracing what makes us different from machines, we humans often seem to be trying to imitate them. Too many of us skip lunch, eschew breaks and work more feverishly, as if we’re just brains attached to rather inefficient, fleshy hardware — the bodies that (irritatingly) get sick, break down and require regular feeding and rest.
While fasting diabetics must monitor their blood sugar levels regularly as they are at risk of hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia. Sehri which is the first meal of the day before sunrise needs to be planned well to keep blood sugar levels in check. Adequate hydration, eating nutrient-dense foods and avoiding high-sugar and calorie-dense foods can help manage diabetes during the fast.
Your diet — the foods and drinks you eat, not short-term restrictive programmes — can impact your heart disease risk. Evidence-based approaches to eating are used by dietitians and physicians to prevent and treat cardiovascular (heart) disease. National Nutrition Month, with its 2023 theme of Unlock the Potential of Food, is an ideal opportunity to learn more about these approaches and adopt more heart-friendly behaviours.
Ugadi or Yugadi is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Ugadi is made up of two different words - Yug (era) and Adi (new beginning). Thus, Yugadi stands for new beginnings. The belief behind this is that Lord Brahma created the world on this day and that is why it is celebrated as the first day of the Hindu calendar.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects humans and is characterized by physical and intellectual disabilities. While Down syndrome is relatively rare in dogs, there are a few conditions that resemble the disorder in canines. Down syndrome occurs when there's an extra copy of chromosome 21. However, dogs do not have the same number of chromosomes as humans, and therefore, they cannot develop Down syndrome. Nonetheless, dogs can have genetic disorders that share some similarities with Down syndrome, such as cognitive impairment, developmental delays, and physical abnormalities. These conditions are often referred to as "canine cognitive dysfunction" or "doggie dementia."
Touted to be India's largest affordable art fair, the CIMA Art Mela will make its return to the national capital after a three-year Covid-induced hiatus, starting March 24. Over 80 artists will be participating at the week-long art fair, including well-known artists like Lalu Prasad Shaw, Paresh Maity, Baiju Parthan, Madhvi Parekh, Jayasri Burman, Yashpal Singh, Swapnesh Vaigankar and Prashant Patil. It will be held at the India Habitat Centre (IHC).
Chaitra Navratri is a significant Hindu festival that is celebrated for nine days in the Hindu month of Chaitra, which falls between March and April. During this festival, devotees worship the nine forms of Goddess Durga and observe fasts to seek blessings and offer prayers for prosperity, happiness, and good health. Fasting is an integral part of Navratri, and many people abstain from consuming certain foods during this period. people prepare and consume specific dishes that are light and nutritious, easy to digest and comply with the dietary restrictions of Navratri fasting. Makhana, also known as fox nuts or lotus seeds, is a popular ingredient used in Navratri fasting recipes.
Every season poses unique challenges for people with diabetes for whom controlling blood sugar levels is very essential in order to lead a complication-free life. While sedentary habits are more common in winter season which could play a havoc with diabetes management, in summer diabetics are prone to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, as the disease could damage blood vessels and nerves which can in turn affect sweat glands.
Pooja Hegde recently shared a throwback photoshoot of herself on Instagram with the caption, "December 2022." The pictures show the star posing for the camera dressed in a printed mini-length ensemble and serving glamour. Her grey and black-coloured dress teamed with minimal accessories, checks all the boxes in the elegance department. It is perfect for your summer wardrobe, and you can wear it for attending late-night parties with friends or just a casual dinner date with your partner.
The tourism sector in Sikkim was affected this week after many bookings were cancelled following heavy snowfall in the eastern and northern parts of the state that caused many visitors to get stranded, an official said on Sunday. However, with the clearance of the roads and resumption of issuance of passes, tourist footfalls to the hot-spots in these regions are gradually picking up, he said. Popular tourist destinations such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathula pass, Baba Mandir in East Sikkim and Gurudongmar Lake and Yumthang valley in the North were cut off from the state capital for the better part of the week.
Starting a gym routine is a fantastic way to improve your health, fitness, and overall well-being. It can be an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself physically, increase your strength, and build your confidence. However, it's important to remember that starting a gym routine can be overwhelming, especially if you're new to exercising or haven't been physically active in a while. There are several dos and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure that you have a safe and effective workout experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned gym-goer, these tips will help you get the most out of your workouts and achieve your fitness goals.