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Health at what cost– a session for fitness freaks!

“Health at What Cost” an interesting talk session was held at Oxford Bookstore Connaught Place recently. The session was organised to discuss the key reasons beneath the healthcare and fitness issues in India. The concept was to highlight the solutions through day-to-day practices in the masses towards fitness. The event was moderated by Shrey Khanna which had a talk session, headed by esteemed group of panelists like  Sonu Wassan– a holistic yoga expert, Sapna Khanna-a well-known fitness coach and Nidhi Mohan Kamal– Indian nutrition and health expert.  The esteemed panelists talked about how to maintain routine fitness with absolute comfort in this busy and competitive life. The discussion went ahead resolving the common myths of workouts that changed the way one think about fitness & healthy lifestyle. The panelists also discussed about the benefits of yoga, losing weight with normal Indian diet and the nutrients and supplements required for having a healthy and fit body. The panelists also interacted with the audience suggesting some interesting workout routines like indoor rock climbing, hula hoops, yoga sessions etc. to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The event was hosted by Ms. Neena Gulati

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ABOUT THE PANELISTS


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Sapna Khanna a certified fitness enthusiast believes that the fitness is customized to individual needs, skills lifestyle and aptitude. She spoke about the common mistakes people do while exercising, the correct way of exercising which people are following. Doing crunches and running and spending an hour for workout is not just needed for losing shed and to be fit. You can lose weight and still gain muscle; likewise, you can also gain weight while still losing fat. The quality of your workouts is more important than the quantity.

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Nidhi Mohan Kami


Nidhi Mohan Kamal helped in guidance with losing weight with normal Indian Diet, the truth about protein powders and weight training for women makes manly or helps in losing weight or not. Protein has become a staple supplement for most bodybuilders and other athletes but has more recently caught on with the anti-aging groups also for its effects on immunity.

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SonuWassan is a Delhi based yoga instructor and started her experience with yoga seven years ago, with Sivananda Yoga. She followed this with a specialised teacher training course from the Aurobindo Ashram on yoga for children and adults. Sonu has trained under the direct guidance of Swami Vidyanand, and is a certified Master and Grand Master of transformational Yoga. Sonu has taught yoga in the prestigious Aurobindo Ashram, and has since conducted her own independent yoga classes. She emphasizes on traditional gentle yoga working upon the body, mind, breath and awareness, leading to a transformed you with good health, balanced attitude and vitality to deal with urban and modern day lifestyle and stress. Sonu offers personalized classes, to suit all age groups and all levels of experience in yoga.


Guests who attended the event were: Salma Sultan, Nishant Choubey, Aashmeen Munjaal, Niladri Paul, Deepa Sondhi, Shuchi Khanna, Minu Talwar & many more.

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Not all juices are born equal, how healthy is your bottle of juice..

Are you aware what is in the bottle of juice you are drinking or have been drinking because you thought it is healthy? Is your juice really as good as you are made to believe? The reality is that all juices are not born equal.

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We opt for fruit juices compared to the frizzy or synthetic drinks that are available in the market are we think that juices are more healthy and natural. But let’s understand if they are. There are majorly 3 types of juices that are available in the market, here is a fact check to decode which is giving you the maximum nutrition:


Centrifugal Juice – The most well-known way to extract juice, it uses metal blades to break down the fruit or vegetable to make juice. The heat generated by the metal blades destroys the delicate enzymes and brings down the nutrition value of the juice. Though it is an easy way to make juice and money, the process leads to high wastage, oxidation in 20 minutes and a juice which is low in nutrition. Popular brands like Real, Tropicana, etc use this technology.


Masticator Juice – This method uses a slow rotating gear to break the fruit or vegetable and then extract juice. Though this method is able to retain more nutrients compared to Centrifugal process due to less heat, it leads to oxidization of the juices limiting its nutritious value. This process leads to a lot of wastage and a modest quality juice.  


Cold Pressed Juice – Fruits and vegetables are grounded to a pulp which is then squeezed to extract the juice. This is considered as the healthiest way to make juice. The resultant produce is 5 times healthier than the other processes as it retains the maximum nutrition value of the fruit / vegetable and minimum wastage. The HPP technology also avoids oxidation of the juice. Also, there are no added sugar, flavors, chemicals or preservatives. So technically it is the best thing after consuming the fruit or vegetable in its natural state. Brands like RAW Pressery use this technology.

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I tried 4 different flavours from RAW Pressery and have to admit that the juices were simply amazing. I could taste the pulp extraction and the rawness of the juice. It was fresh and authentic and learning about the experience of which juices are the healthiest, my outlook is completely changed.

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From all the juice flavours that I tried, I loved Tangerine, Carrot & Ginger Juice the most. My next favourite was Apple, Beetroot, Carrot, Ginger & Lemon Juice. I could taste each and every fruit individually and still none of the taste was overpowering. It was an awesome blend and a truly healthy option.

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Here is an interesting video to show how different kind of juices are made.. watch the video, grab a RAW Pressery Juice and make your life healthy with a truly healthy and delicious juice option

 

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5 Best Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

 

October is celebrated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide, which is also known as Pink October to increase the wakefulness on this dreadful disease. While majority of women are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps and chalk out a plan to detect the disease in its early stages. There is also less awareness about the proper diet which actually helps to prevent the risk of Breast Cancer.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted that by 2020 the number of breast cancer cases will jump to an alarming figure and one in every eight women would run the risk of developing the disease in her lifetime. Nearly 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer DO NOT have a family history when caught early. The best part is that breast cancer has a 98% survival rate.

A healthy diet and lifestyle modification can reduce the chances of breast cancer by nearly 40%. Some of the factors like family history can’t be changed but there are lifestyles changes that you can make to lower down the risk of the breast cancer.

Let’s have a look at them :


1. Keep your weight in check: Maintaining a healthy weight is an important factor to reduce the risks of various types of cancers which includes the risk of breast cancer especially after menopause

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2. Breastfeeding is a must: Women who breastfeed consistently for 6 months are at less risk. This further helps keeping their child healthy and their own bodies healthy too

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3. Keep it moving! : Doing exercise and physical activity seem to protect against the breast cancer in several ways. It also helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeps the weight in check.

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4. Say No to smoking and limiting alcohol intake: Smoking has already been proven as a major factor for various types of cancers which also includes breast cancer. It is also advisable to keep your alcohol intake in control.

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5. Diet, the most important part: There is growing evidence that eating the right food plays an important part in helping to prevent breast cancer risks. Some foods, such as oily fish (forage fish, sardines, pelagic, etc.) can prevent the growth of cancerous tumors; while others, such as green leafy vegetables helps to fight cancer-causing hormones. Some of the key foods that can help protect you against breast cancer are:

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Tomatoes: They are rich in lycopene which have been proven to lower the risk of getting cancer


Green Tea: It is packed with powerful antioxidants that may lower blood pressure


Grain cereals: They contain folate, Vitamin B, which helps prevent breast cancer


Beans & Pulse: They offer an excellent source of vegetable protein into your diet and the intake of beans and pulses such as lentils and chickpeas are associated with reduced breast cancer risk


Garlic: It contains rich source of cancer-fighting compounds that can slow tumor growth and prevent breast cancer risk


Dark Green Leafy vegetables: Studies have shown that chemicals present in them may help prevent cells from DNA damage and induce cell death which could reduce the risk of cancer


Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, preventive healthcare expert, Indus Health Plus says, “Breast cancer is one of the most dreaded ailments in India and is rapidly increasing amongst women of younger age. Irregular lifestyle changes and improper food intake is adding to its numbers year on year. Breast Cancer is completely curable if detected at an early stage. We are consistently trying to spread the awareness and therefore trying to make it imperative for one and all to invest in healthy living and a preventive health check-up before it’s too late.”


Article contributed by Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist, Indus Health Plus

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Take a Healthier Path by Choosing Right Water Purifier

It is a common notion for people to put a great deal of thought on consuming clean and healthy drinking water mainly because most of the deadly diseases are water borne. Needless to say that the water supplied to city and town homes through the water distribution system is not pure enough for drinking.

The tap water which people receive may look clean and dirt free but it has a lot of dissolved impurities capable of causing serious harm to the human body. That is where the concept of water purification comes in. Boiling the water is one of the oldest and most commonly used water purification method but is quiet costly if one takes into account the cost of the fuel and labor gone behind this process. That is where modern purification processes comes in.

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A few modern, effective and affordable water purification techniques are-

  • RO or Reverse Osmosis
  • UV or Ultraviolet
  • UF or Ultra Filtration

RO or the Reverse Osmosis filtration system is one of the most popular modern methods probably coz of its effective results and affordable prices. This method makes the water pass through an RO filtration membrane that filters out all the dissolved impurities from the water while making it germ and bacteria free. Hence purifiers with the RO mechanism like Aquafresh water purifier should be the go to option for all those looking to up their health quotient.

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Here are a few special features of Aquafresh RO which will make any person, aware enough about the water borne health hazards, opt for it.

  • This purifier delivers water in its purest form and is hence good at dealing with brackish water or water with a higher saline content which depends on the local water resource.
  • Nowadays when chemical contamination in water is a rising concern, RO serves with the best solution as this technology is excellent at dealing with chemical contamination.
  • Getting rid of TDS or total dissolved solids is another forte of the RO purifier.
  • All these points along with Aquafresh’s free, quick and easy installation process makes this the best defender of water borne diseases.

RO water purification system has a reputation of being the best in its field. Be it for military purposes or for residential ones, it has proved time and again about its capabilities. All those who are yet to avail the best services associated with an RO purification system should contact Aquafresh.

 

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Stay Fit Fridays-7 Dieting Mistakes You Should Avoid, By Dr. Anjali Hooda

Ever wondered why you don’t seem to meet up your weekly weight loss goals…. after having followed a not so tasty diet plan and almost draining yourself in those cardio/strength sessions. Every Monday morning you still fall short of few hundred grams of the expected weight loss…!!

Here’s how you could identify common glitches… correct them and find yourself more inspired and encouraged towards losing the remaining extra kilos…!!

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Keep Eating a “Singular Activity

Eating in peace with all the focus on your plate helps you sense the feeling of fullness…. or what we call satiety. Watching television, talking over phone and working on laptop while eating…, can lead to improper chewing and eating more than required. Mindful consumption of meals favours sensitization of ‘satiety clues’ and you know exactly where to stop eating.


Don’t Purchase your diet… Prepare it…!!

Often in morning rush hours…, we choose processed/ready to eat foods like corn flakes, oats, whole grain bread, and sometimes even tea and crackers as breakfast options. Although these constitute a handy option and the nutrient content seems to be similar to home cooked foods but eventually they have a higher glycemic index and lower fibre and protein content. Try limiting these to 2-3 times per week and opting for simple home-made recipies that suffice your nutrient requirement.


Distribute your food evenly

The key to weight loss without loss of health lies in creating a balance of nutrients or types of food. The more balanced a meal, the better and steady is release of nutrients into the blood stream. One must include at least one combination of cereal and legume, cereal and pulse or cereal and milk for your main meals while keeping the raw fruit/vegetable portions for in between snacking.


Avoid eating and drinking at the same time

Glugging water and other beverages while eating or immediately after meals reduces the efficacy of digestion and absorption process due to dilution of the digestive juices released in stomach. Digestion becomes prolonged and the absorption is also not that great. Take plenty of fluids all the day round but remember to exempt from them during meals.


Drinking calories v/s eating them

Substituting your meals with a glass of milk or taking fruit juices in place of fruits don’t add much of a benefit to your health. Doing so, you might end up adding almost equal or even extra calories to your diet while going deficient in terms of other nutrients. A glass of 200ml 3% milk gives you almost equal calories as a well balanced meal and no where matches the satiety level of a meal. A glass of orange juice surely gives you higher amount of vitamins and minerals than a whole orange… but it also has sugars (fructose) from 3-4 oranges and absolutely no fibre…!!


Go individual

A universal diet or a diet that works for all is yet to be discovered. The fact that every individual is different and so is its response to any particular practice holds a lot of evidence. Identify your body’s responses and analyse them to understand what suits you the best. Diet and exercise regimes should be tailor-made…, not copied and followed simply because it did benefit your friend or relative.


Set realistic, “health-happy”  goals

After having made one or all of the aforementioned corrections…, most importantly remember that there is a certain amount of weight that one should aim at losing over a period of time. Achieving jaw-dropping weight loss in a short span of time (10-12 weeks) might create a story line for you but the health risks it poses are too many…, plus the ‘yo-yo effect’ that makes you gain weight as quickly and more than you actually lost.


-Do it the right way.., as being slim has become a little outdated. Staying healthy is the new cool…!!

 

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Health, Fitness, Wellness, Beauty, All Under One Roof at A+ Medi Art

“Health is Wealth” an old saying with a deep meaning. In today’s stressful and fast world, sometimes caring about our health takes a backseat, and this is the reason we see diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart attacks on the rise. Also health has a wide meaning, it means both looking good on the outside and being fit on the inside. Most of the times we end up juggling between health centers and beauty salons trying to meet both the needs but eventually one or the other is left out. But now you can breathe a sigh of relief as A+ Medi Art, a state of the art centre for your health, fitness, wellness and beauty needs opens at Vasant Vihar. At A+Medi Art all your wellness and beauty needs like cosmetic medicine, cosmetic surgery, fitness training, weight management, yoga, ayurveda and beauty therapies are catered to under expert guidance.


Dr. Anup Dhir, a highly trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience in his field, leads the team at Medi Art with other panel of dedicated doctors and trained beauty and wellness experts.

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Dr. Dhir has a special interest in cosmetic medicine and surgery. He is one of the pioneers in the world for ADRC (adipose-derived regenerative cell) enriched fat grafting for facial rejuvenation, scars and breast augmentation. Dr. Dhir believes that the foundation of beauty and wellness is a healthy body and mind. He works passionately to help you to achieve your beauty, fitness and health goals by creating an environment of expertise and excellence.


I visited the center recently and had a very detailed chat with Dr. Dhir, where he went on to explain me different cosmetic procedures and their effects. It truly was like an eye opener. He comfortably shared what procedures work better and why. I felt far more updated about cosmetic surgeries, liposuction etc. after my meeting with Dr. Dhir. Also the centre spread across floors promises high standards of quality with their state of the art equipments, be it for the gym, or for the cosmetic surgeries and other beauty treatments.

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I also experienced two of their services, a hydra facial and an ayurvedic back spa. After experiencing both I can really vouch for all the services that Medi Art has to offer. Their standards of quality, attentiveness and knowledge of the attendants speaks volume about their commitment level. The staff is so hospitable, caring and well informed, that they impressed me beyond my expectations.


Hydra Facial, is one of the world’s finest medical facial procedures, this treatment is a red-carpet favorite abroad and was brought to India from the US for the first time by Three Graces. A non-invasive and immediately effective anti-aging procedure, the HydraFacial cleanses, exfoliates, hydrates, renews, and does all round-care of your skin. Each session is customized using the original US HydraFacial serums and creams topped with light therapy to improve the suppleness of the skin, diminishes hyperpigmentation, brown spots, and improves acne. I could not believe my eyes when I saw myself after the facial, the blackheads were all gone, the face looked so radiant and glowed like anything, and especially my t-zone which because of being oily attracts most dirt, grime and acne, looked as was polished. I have never been so instantly impressed with a beauty service as I was with this facial, and you really have to experience it to believe it.

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The next was the ayurvedic spa, which is basically a heat therapy with back massage and OMG; it was so relaxing and therapeutic that I wished it never end. But as they say all good things come to an end, and so did my experiences at A+ Medi Art. But I am going back there very soon and indulge myself in some of the wellness and beauty treatments, what are you waiting for.. Check their site now and book yourself a session!

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The contact details are as mentioned under:

Vasant ViharPlot No A, Basant Lok Community Centre, Vasant Vihar New Delhi – 110057 (India)
Phone – +91 11 4607 5757
Email – contact@aplusmediart.com

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