Day: July 26, 2017

Female Focus: The Health Issues Every Woman Should Be Aware Of

Health should be a priority for everyone, but there are certain issues that women can’t afford to ignore. If you don’t pay your health much attention, this guide will come in handy. Even if you’re young, fit and full of energy, there are important steps you can take to protect and improve your health.

 

Your diet and body weight

Females are much more likely to put weight on and find it difficult to lose it than males. Females tend to have a higher body fat percentage due to hormone levels and changes that take place in the body. Although it can be difficult to lose weight, it’s really beneficial to do this if you are overweight or obese. Obesity can lead to complications like type 2 diabetes, an increased risk of heart disease and infertility. If you don’t know if you’re overweight or not, you can use an online BMI calculator to determine which category you fall into. This measurement uses your height and weight to give you a figure, which will be placed on a chart. If you are overweight, try and get into that healthy zone by focusing on your diet and exercising more frequently. If you are changing your diet, choose meals and snacks that have nutritional value and keep track of your calorie intake each day. Often, losing weight is a matter of cutting down on treats, reducing portion sizes and paying more attention to what you’re eating. If you need advice or healthy eating tips, your doctor will be happy to help.

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Sexual health and contraception

Whether you have a long-term partner or you’re dating, it’s essential to give your sexual health a thought. If you’ve been with your partner for a long time, you may have been using the same contraceptive method for years. It’s easier than ever to get hold of contraception, and you can request your contraceptive pill online, which is great if you’re busy and you find it hard to get to the health center. If you’re happy with the contraceptive you’re using, that’s fine, but it’s also a good idea to discuss and consider alternatives, especially if you have side-effects. There are lots of methods, such as implants and injections available. If you’re dating, it’s wise to use condoms as well as any other form of contraception to protect you from sexually-transmitted infections. It’s also advisable to have regular sexual health tests, especially if you’ve noticed symptoms such as irritation or abnormal discharge.

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Heart disease

In the past, heart disease was a condition that was linked to men, especially those aged over 60. However, in the last decade, the number of women affected has increased significantly. Did you know that heart disease contributes to 1 in 4 female deaths in the US? If you’re a young woman, don’t think that you’re immune from heart disease. Around 90 percent of women have at least one risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Start focusing on heart health now to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular complications. Exercise on a regular basis, drink in moderation and eat a healthy, balanced diet. If you smoke, your doctor can help you to quit, and there are lots of support groups and resources available. It’s never too early to start looking after your heart.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer will affect around 1 in 8 women in their lifetime. Although most cases are diagnosed in women aged over 55, breast cancer can affect much younger women. It’s really important to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer and to seek advice if you do find any suspicious lumps or bumps in the breast tissue or underneath the arms. Other signs may include discharge from the nipples, discoloration, and skin irritation. If you do find a lump, try not to panic. The vast majority of lumps are benign, but the sooner you get checked out, the better.  

Anxiety

Women are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety than men. Anxiety is a natural human emotion when faced with certain situations. If you’re waiting for test results, you’re about to go into an interview or you’re preparing for a first date, it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous and to have those butterflies fluttering around in your stomach. The trouble is that anxiety can affect you even in everyday situations when there’s nothing to worry about. An experience that would be a walk in the park for one person can turn into an incredibly daunting experience for somebody who suffers from anxiety. If you do have symptoms like a racing heartbeat, sweating and feeling on edge on a regular basis, see your doctor. There are treatments available, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, which can help you prepare for and process situations so that you feel more relaxed. You may also find techniques such as exercise and meditation helpful.

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Period problems

It’s very common to have heavy periods or experience unpleasant symptoms when you get your period. If you are struggling with pain or your periods make life a misery every month, there are treatment options that could help to alleviate symptoms and make you feel more comfortable. Periods are part and parcel of life as a woman, but they shouldn’t put you out of action for days on end.

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Health is a subject that should concern everyone, but there are certain issues that are more pressing for women than men. Whether you’re in your 20’s or your 60’s, it’s beneficial to be aware of potential health conditions that may affect you and to take steps to reduce your risk of developing diseases. It’s not always possible to prevent health problems, but making positive lifestyle changes can have such a powerful impact on your health. As well as adopting a healthy lifestyle, it’s also useful to keep in touch with your doctor. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re worried about symptoms, you need advice about treatment options, or you’ve not been feeling yourself lately. Always remember that your doctor is there to help you.

 

 

 

 

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A tour of the Anmol Bakers Factory at Greater Noida!

Anmol Industries, formally known as Anmol Bakers is a well known name when it comes to Biscuit brands in India. Today Anmol Biscuits is amongst the top 5 biscuit brands of India and shares a great market share. From the very beginning the main motive of the brand has been quality product in affordable prices and this is what makes it very popular with the masses.

I recently got a chance to visit the factory in Greater Noida where the biscuits are produced in tonnes every single day. With more than 400 people working in the factory, this unit alone produces 54000 ton and with an average of 165000 packets of biscuits per hour, isn’t that humungous.

Can you imagine the ton of Maida and Sugar used everyday in the factory..? Take a guess… its 120 tonnes of Maida and 40 tonnes of Sugar daily.. OMG..

Though this factory is partially automated and uses a lot of human labour, its still wonderful to see things happening seamlessly one after the other.

We explored each and every nook and corner of the factory, right from the warehouse where raw material is offloaded, to then seeing the movement of big grinders, grinding the sugar and mixers, mixing the dough. Then we witnessed how the prepared dough goes in the hot ovens and is baked as per the design and flavour, then the people lift stacks of biscuits and out them on other machines where they are packed and sealed. I mean the whole process is so mesmerising and also one respects and regards the people who work in these extreme hot conditions and put in so much hardwork and efforts to get us the most yummylicious biscuits.

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We even went to see the lab, where in expert professionals continuously strive to provide the best quality product. Random raw material checks, finished product checks and scope of improvements are the things that keep these experts on their toes.

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Though Anmol enjoys a 4th position in top biscuit brands, it has all possibilities of further climbing the ladder in near future. Upon being asked about the future marketing plans, the clear answer was- Anmol has decided to increase its investment in brand building and has roped in actor, Akshay Kumar as their brand ambassador to help in creating greater awareness of the brand. In addition to the new brand ambassador, Anmol will significantly increase its investments in advertising and sales promotion activities to cater to wider audiences.

“On the basis of extensive consumer research, we have undergone a complete change in terms of our logo and packaging to be seen as a young contemporary Indian brand, which is in line with the aspirations of the youth. The new Anmol logo is a reflection of Anmol’s values of spreading joy and warmth and has been designed to appeal to its core target audience. We aim to increase our turnover from Rs 1200 crores in 2016 – 17 to Rs 2000 crores by 2020”, said Mr Bimal Kumar Choudhary, Managing Director.

Guided by strong principles of Quality, Ethics and Brand Promise, Anmol has evolved as one of the most trusted and responsible brands in the packaged food industry in terms of hygiene, quality and taste. Hygiene and cleanliness is served first in all the production units. Usage of head-caps is mandatory for everyone entering the unit. They have given emphasis to provide innovative products as well as sound health regimes suiting the Indian consumer palate.

Anmol is also venturing into fruit cakes and some premium range of biscuits, and yet the price point is maintained. We sampled a few of them, and they were delicious.

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I really had a very exciting day spent at the factory and this experience is gonna remain with me for a lifetime. Also I really wish I am able to once visit their fully automated plant and see how biscuits are made totally with machines.

 

 

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Pain – Its A Pain In The A**!

Pain, we have all felt it at one time or another in varying degrees. In fact, it’s our bodies very sophisticated way of keeping us away from things that could damage it. However, some people are in a situation where the pain isn’t caused by threats in their outer environment but come from problems inside their own body. When this happens, and there is no let-up, pain can be hugely problematic causing a massive amount of suffering in the individual that is experiencing it. Luckily, there are some things that can be done in this sort of situation. Read on to find out more.

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Medications

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One of the first things everyone thinks of when they have pain to deal with are medications. Now everyone has a different opinion as to whether these are the best option or not. Some folks dislike putting chemically synthesised compounds in their body and prefer more natural methods.

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Others are concerned about the addictive quality of some medicines, especially those designed for pain relief. Of course, it is a personal decision, and you have to choose what is right for your specific circumstances.

To do this is always a good idea to speak to your doctor before you engage in a new medication regime. As well as doing some of your own research as to the possible side effects that any of the prescribed medications may have.

Operations

Now, some folks have the opportunity to try and fix the issue that is causing them pain. Unfortunately, this is rarely a simple issue. As the body is a holistic entity and working on one part can often affect it elsewhere.

Also, many pain problems are complicated, and even the doctors don’t know the exact reason why a person is suffering in the way that they do. This can be problematic because it means you may have surgery but still encounter the same difficulties.

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Physical therapy techniques

Another way of dealing with pain is to seek help from one of the many professionals that offer rehabilitation services and deal specifically with pain management. By going to them, you can learn how to relate better to your pain in a psychological way, as well as how to relieve pain through physical activity and exercise.

In fact, for some folks that have tried everything to rid themselves of pain they can make a huge difference in the quality of life. Primarily because they focus on doing the things that are valuable to you and providing a constructive way to deal with the discomfort while you are doing so.

TENS machines

Lastly, don’t forget that there is something less invasive than surgery that a lot of people believe is helpful in dealing with pain, a TENS machine. This is a small mobile machine that emits tiny electric shocks, which confuses the nerve endings making it harder for the body to interpret their signals as pain.

They are available from medical suppliers as well as general retailers online in many cases, and as an added bonus they are a fairly inexpensive way of dealing with pain issues too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lithiyum Launches with a Big Bang!

On 13th July, Capital Delhi welcomed it’s first international and premium club, lounge & fine dine property: Lithiyum at Hotel Ashok, Chankyapuri, New Delhi with a big bang launch party. The exclusive launch party was attended by all famous food and hospitality people & influencers. With its most professional sound system in the world by Outline, Italy based Company (yes, in the whole wide world), feel the pulsating beats and let your body groove to them. It’s a Brainchild of Mr. Saurabh Katyal (Director. Lithiyum) who was previously with renowned property Jynxx and who also who owns Imagine Ice as well.

The property is divided into 3sections: Club Room, Drawing Room & Arena. Lithiyum is a never before luxurious amalgamation of a superior fine dine, gastropub nightclub and a cocktaileria. “I am thrilled and overwhelmed by the response we have got from all the guest today. At Lithiyum, we promise to take the F&B industry a step forward with all the world class music system, lights, ambience, and fusion food” says Mr. Saurabh Katyal, M.D. Lithiyum at the launch.

The property is amalgamation of 3sections: Club Room, Drawing Room (Fine Dine) & Arena (lounge area). With area of more than 13,800 sq ft, Lithiyum is a never before luxurious amalgamation of a superior fine dine, gastropub nightclub and a cocktaileria. Lithiyum’s club room envelops you with the best mixes, the perfect pitch, the right timbre and the most balanced intensity of sounds. For times when one just wants to do nothing and just hang out, you could do just that in, well our Arena. Imagine, waking up and plunging straight into our special Watery Brunch as the clock strikes noon. Indoor waterfalls put you in splendid mood to relax and rejuvenate. Our lounge area and our fine dining areas are an extension of this splendid relaxation. Then on the other hand, if you are someone driven by a compulsive desire for luxurious dining, Drawing Room is too staid for your adrenalin levels. Relish the never before presented high end service with top-class butlers along with multicuisine food delicacies. The food has been curated by Internationally Renowned Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar.

The Sound System is the most professional sound system in the world (yes, in the whole wide world), feel the pulsating beats and let your body groove to them from Italy based company “Outline”. Lightening Softwares are from UK based company “Madrix”.

A video wall that is more than thrice the size of any person in the club stuns you with its gorgeous picture quality. Want to keep it private and exclusive? RFID enabled entry systems and double-point security screening ushers your guests to our three VVIP sections.

“We are happy to make this launch a success. Lithiyum synchronizes with energy and surely the Place ends up your search for a perfect celebration“ says Mr. Ashutosh Sharma, Director, Marketing, Lithiyum.

Going by the drinks and starters served during the launch, I can easily say that Lithiyum will not just be a hot music destination but also a food lovers paradise. The music and graphics at the DJ console kept my pulse rating really upbeat and it truly was a great launch. I had a great fun at the launch and I really look forward to visiting the place again soon.

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4 Awesome Tips About Enjoying Long Term Health And Happiness From Celebrities

Long-term health and happiness isn’t always something we automatically have. Taking care of your health is especially important as you age, and finding happiness outside of material things is so important. The amount of people suffering due to a poor diet, or trying to find happiness in buying ‘stuff’ or getting followers on social media is ridiculous. Even celebrities aren’t immune with all of their fans and money. Celebrities fall ill all the time, and even end up with depression. That being said, certain celebrities do have great advice for people who want it. Here are 10 tips from celebrities who know what they’re talking about!

Christie Brinkley – Start The Day Off Right

We all want to know Christie Brinkley’s health secrets. She looks absolutely incredible for her age. She says she always starts the day with hot water and the juice of a whole lemon, and sometimes adds cayenne pepper and honey. Rihanna is also a fan of hot water and lemon to start the day!

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – Cut Out Red Meat

Jason Statham’s other half and baby-momma to be Rosie is a world renowned model. As well as being absolutely stunning, she’s also super healthy. She explains that she loves food, so she doesn’t restrict herself. However, she has cut out red meat. Since doing so, she says she feels so much lighter and healthier. Some studies suggest that red meat can have many negative health effects, so even if you don’t cut meat out altogether and go ‘plant based’, it’s a good move.

Russell Brand – Stop Caring About What Others Think

Russell Brand has been through a lot. A recovered drug addict, he’s been married, divorced, said some pretty controversial things, and now has his first child with his girlfriend. Russell says that it’s imperative you don’t care what other people think of you. In his words, it’s ‘irrelevant’. This is definitely a key to long term happiness. Doing things for others and being kind is great, but caring too much about how you look, what others think of how you’re living and so on, will only cause problems in the future. If Russell cared what other people thought, he likely wouldn’t have gone to rehab for heroin and methadone treatment. He’s been clean and sober for 10 years now!

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson – Do Your Bit To Help Others In Need

Dwayne Johnson is famous first and foremost for being ‘The Rock’, one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Then he turned to acting in films, and he can sing a bit too. While he may look a little scary, he’s actually really, really nice. Not only is he healthy and loves to work out (that much is obvious) he’s also a huge advocate of helping those in need. In 2006 he started a charity that works with terminally ill children. He just loves having pictures with his fans too!

Try these things for yourself and see how you feel. Do it one at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed!

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Beginning A Detox: Five Mistakes You Need To Avoid

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There are many benefits to a healthy detox, including an enhanced immune system, weight loss, and increased energy. In a society where it is so easy to fall prey to poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking, drinking, and eating the wrong foods, a good detox is an effective way of restoring the balance back into our bodies.

However, great care needs to be taken. Below are five of the detoxing mistakes you need to avoid.
Not seeking medical advice

You should always seek the advice of a medical professional before starting out on a detox. Beginning a crash diet or long-term fasting can be detrimental to your health, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions. Read the article at www.nbcnews.com to find out how a detox diet could cause more damage than good. There are a number of ways you can cleanse your system, and a doctor or dietician will help you find the right solution.

Only focussing on the short-term

A detox program is a short-term solution, but there are ways you can detox throughout the year. For example, yoga is perfect for stimulating the digestive system, as well as having other health benefits as we mentioned at www.ikreatepassions.com. Sleep is a natural way to detox as your body will begin to heal itself as you sleep. Exfoliating the skin will remove dead skin tissue. Certain foods, such as leafy green vegetables and citrus fruits are natural detoxifiers. Therefore, don’t assume you need only detoxify once a year as you can benefit your body all year round.

Not preparing for the cleanse

Don’t jump into a detox program without getting your body ready first. Ease into it slowly by focussing on your daily habits. For example, begin to eat a lot more fruit and vegetables, avoid drinking alcohol and ease off your junk food. You might also give up caffeine and switch to green tea, of which you can find more information at www.detoxteaguide.com. Jumping into a detox without preparation may make you suffer from side-effects, such as dizziness and fatigue. Prepare your body first, and you will more readily feel the benefits.

Missing food groups

A cleansing diet does not mean missing out on your meals. Read the article at www.drsaradetox.com to ensure you don’t miss out any of your food groups during your detox. Failure to eat will make you feel worse, so you don’t need to deprive yourself by only sticking to protein shakes and juices.

Going back to old habits

There is the temptation to fall back into old habits after a detox. For starters, remember that your body will be sensitive after cleansing, so you need to ease your way into eating certain foods again. However, what good is a detox if you are only going to pollute your body again with the wrong substances? Instead, consider it a reset, and have the resolve to begin a healthier eating plan as you move forward.

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Tips For Prolonging Your 20s

For the majority of us, it feels like our health peaked in our 20s and 30s, but then time started to take its toll on our bodies. Wrinkles began appearing, our energy levels decreased, and it become harder to maintain our peak physical condition. Suddenly we all wished we could go back in time and undo all the hard partying we did in our younger years. You can’t delay the inevitable; we will all age, and we will no longer look like young 20 or 30-somethings. But that doesn’t mean you can’t prolong your youthful health and appearance until you are well past retirement.

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Defy ageing

People aren’t far off the mark when they say that younger people have glowing skin; smooth, plump skin reflects light more uniformly, granting the individual with a radiant shine. You can preserve your own youthful glow with a basic skincare routine that includes proper hydration and regular exfoliation. When you exfoliate your skin you are basically removing all the dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and germs to instantly reveal your younger looking face. Removing these dead cells also makes it easier for your skin to absorb any moisturizer and boosts collagen production, which gives your skin strength and elasticity.

Take care of your senses

Many years in your future, your eyes and your ears won’t be as effective as they used to be. If you’re genetically inclined towards partial deafness and short-sightedness, there might not be much you can do to prevent it, but you can keep your need for glasses and hearing aids at bay for a few years. It is good to remember that earwax is a natural protector of the ear and unless its amount is excessive, thickened and causing problems, it should not be removed, especially with the help of cotton buds that may damage the ear canal or eardrum. Make sure you get your hearing checked at least once a year, even if you’re not experiencing any problems.Your eyes should be checked every two years, and protected from harmful UV light. It’s also worth noting that regular exercise – such as walking – can reduce the risk of age-related eye degeneration by up to 70 percent.

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Exercise

Regular workouts help to circulate more nutrients and oxygen to your skin to make you look more radiant, and it also boosts the essential production of collagen. Your muscle mass will be preserved, thanks to exercise, and your posture will improve. All these effects will make you look and feel younger for many years to come. Even if you don’t look exactly like you did at 20, you’ll still have the confidence of a much younger person.

Drink water

There is evidence that not drinking enough water may be associated with falls and fractures, heat stroke, heart disease, lung disorders, kidney disease, and decreased immune function. Water gives you energy, aids in digestion, keeps your organs working properly, keeps your mind sharp, and flushes out toxins. As a result, you also get clearer, younger-looking skin.

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Regaining Your Self-Esteem And Confidence

Life can be tricky, no matter how hard we try life will always offer a dark cloud or opportunity for weakness. It is how we combat these issues that make us the person we are today!

Taking back your life and more importantly, your confidence is where the road to success begins.

Only you and you alone can combat the inner voices. Learning how to stop these voices from damaging your confidence is the first step. No matter who you are everyone has an inner critic, some are more vicious and louder than others. Sometimes this voice can spur you on to silence the doubt. However the majority of the time this isn’t the case. Do not let the self-doubt creep and destroy your confidence.

By learning techniques to silence the inner doubt with your own is helpful. Whenever the self-doubt begins to silently creep in, imagine a giant red traffic light or stop sign. Simply stay stop when thoughts pipe up. The more you address the issue and say stop it’s a powerful way to slowly get rid of the voices.

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Admitting that you feel the cloud clouding your happiness or preventing you from being happy. Telling someone or even reading articles can start the path to healing. There is no shame in feeling the symptoms of anxiety or feeling blue.

Most people’s worst enemy is themselves. By raising and keeping your self-esteem up you’ll feel more deserving of good things in life. And so you’ll go after them more often and with more motivation. And when you get them then you’ll be a lot less likely to self-sabotage in subtle or not so subtle ways.

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No matter what the issue, if it’s health related and stops you from being the best you can accept help. Rehabcom offers insightful advice on sensitive topics and is there to help. Do not be ashamed to read up and take the necessary steps.

Forgiving yourself for past mistakes makes room for changes. Start to focus on personal accomplishments regardless of how big or small. 

A powerful way is to remain motivated keep a journal or diary nearby or on you when out. Keeping thoughts down or writing daily goals such as getting fit or to start eating healthy. At the end of each day write down what made you happy, also compliment yourself. These things sound silly, but complementing little things will make you smile which released the important happy endorphins.

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Post it notes are great for motivation quotes or little pick me ups. Keep these somewhere you can see them daily to keep your voice positive. The kitchen is great especially on the fridge or notice boards are great places.

Remember to build yourself back up, there is only one of you. Be the best you can be, combating the inner voice can be done, set the steps to regaining your life back.

 

 

 

 

 

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