HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD SOAK UP THE MORNING SUN

You must have read many articles about the importance of soaking up the Sun. Doctors tend to stress a lot on the importance of soaking up the sun to cure many ailments. Have you wondered why?

Here are some reasons which explain why soaking up the morning sun is beneficial for you.

  • Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that should be present in your body in good quantities. Sun is an excellent and probably the only source to absorb Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency causes weak bones. Vitamin D deficiency is also caused due to lack of calcium in the body. Patients suffering from this deficiency are advised to sit in the morning sun daily for five to ten minutes.
  • Women facing hormonal problems like irregular menstruation, acne, etc must soak up the morning sun.
  • Soaking up some sun improves the health of your bones. It keeps them strong in the long run.
  • Absorbing the morning sun helps to strengthen your immune system. It helps to increase your resistance power.
  • Did you know you can shed the excess flab or fat by soaking up some sun daily for five to ten minutes? This is probably one of the easiest ways to reduce some weight in a healthy way.
  • Last but not the least, cancer can be prevented by absorbing morning sun.
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MENSTRUAL HYGIENE TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW

A girl’s regular periods are symbolic of proper functioning of the body. They ensure that you lead a healthy life without any health complications in the long run.

Maintaining menstrual hygiene is extremely essential. There are many things a girl/woman should avoid and follow in order to maintain hygiene during her periods. If you fail to maintain hygiene, you are likely to invite many serious diseases and complications.

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Take a note of these tips to maintain hygiene during your periods and make sure you remember and follow them :

  • CHANGE YOUR SANITARY NAPKIN FREQUENTLY :

It is important to change your sanitary napkin quite frequently. It’s something you have to remember to change. If you know that you will be out for a good number of hours, change your pad before you leave your home. It is advised that you should change your pad once in five/six hours. Not changing your pad frequently can have serious implications. Even if you do not have much bleeding on a particular day, you should change it often because the pad will have organisms from your vagina, sweat from the genitals, etc. A damp pad turns green and might cause cancer if you keep it for long hours.

  • WASH YOURSELF REGULARLY :

Another important way to maintain hygiene is to keep yourself clean and fresh. You must take bath on a regular basis and particularly wash your vagina. Washing the vagina helps in removing the excess blood away that might be resting around the opening of the vagina. It also helps to remove foul odour.

  • DISCARD YOUR USED PAD PROPERLY :

It is important to discard your used pad in a proper manner. Throw it by wrapping it properly in a waste newspaper and crush it. Never flush the used pad. Also, wash your hands after discarding your used pad.

  • USE ONLY ONE SANITARY METHOD :

It has been observed that women tend to use two sanitary napkins during the days when they have heavy flow. This is not correct. In days of heavy flow, you should change your pad regularly rather than opting for 2 methods of sanitation at a time. Using 2 methods of sanitation at a time can lead to rashes and infections.

Remember the above mentioned tips to maintain menstrual hygiene and stay healthy!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF GREEN TEA

GREEN TEA acquires an important part on the nutrition charts due to its distinct advantages. It has gained significant popularity over the years due to its high medicinal value.

Its herbal properties make it a remedy for many diseases and ailments. Green tea is an antioxidant which contributes towards proper functioning of your body and mind.

Listing below major advantages of green tea and the ailments for which it is a great cure.

  1. CANCER :  According to the National Cancer Institute, the polyphenols in green tea tend to reduce tumor growth. Researchers have found that these polyphenols almost kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing. It has been observed that the countries where green tea consumption is higher are less likely to succumb to cancer.
  2. TYPE 2 DIABETES :  One of the most common lifestyle diseases, Type 2 Diabetes can be cured to a great extent by drinking green tea. Those suffering from the disease should try to include green tea in their diet due to its medicinal properties.
  3. HEART DISEASE :  Studies have observed that those who drink good amount of green tea are at lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Green tea also helps to keep your cholesterol levels at the lowest.
  4. WEIGHT LOSS :  You must have seen celebrities include green tea in their weight loss plan. Due to its herbal properties, green tea can also help to maintain your weight.
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Note : Though the medical information given in the article is correct, readers are advised to not take any action without consulting a doctor/health professional.

EAT RIGHT BEFORE AND AFTER WORKOUT

Workout should invariably form a part of your lifestyle. It is a great step towards healthy living. One should never avoid working out at any age or stage.

Okay. So, that was the importance of workout. But one question that always wanders in our mind is what to eat before and after workout? Most of us are unaware about the right way to eat before and after workout.

Remember, eating too much or too little before workout has serious impacts on your health. So, you should know what and how much you should eat before workout.

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BEFORE WORKOUT :

Before going for walk or any kind of cardio activity, it is important to fuel your system by eating something healthy. Drink a glass of milk which is a very good start to the day. Eat fruits which is a great way to keep your system fresh. You can also have energy drinks which help to energize your body. Carry a bottle containing water or even juice to gym or walk. It is very important to keep your system hydrated throughout your workout session.

AFTER WORKOUT :

Whether you come back home after morning or evening workout, it is essential to fill your stomach with a healthy and nutritious diet. During workout, our body tends to lose important nutrients and minerals. To make up for this loss of nutrients, have a balanced diet containing cereals, pulses and grains in good quantity as they are excellent sources of proteins. Include egg whites in your diet. This will provide you with energy. Also, the body loses lot of salt in the form of sweat. So drink a glass of lemon water with a pinch of salt and pepper in it to make up for the lost salt. Try to include milk and other milk products like yoghurt and cheese as much as possible in the diet as they are great sources of Vitamin D.

Eat the right foods in the right proportion before and after workout and enjoy a healthy life!