Health Benefits of Walking

Health Benefits of Walking

Being Well
In this post I will talk about the health benefits of walking. There are numerous physical activities that one can undertake for better health, but among them regular walking is the most effective and the easiest. In my previous article, I had talked about why you should walk and had discussed the different benefits of walking in terms of health, mental, social, environmental and financial factors. In this post I will focus specifically on the health benefits of regular brisk walking. Regular means everyday, without fail. Physical fitness experts and doctors generally recommend at least 30 minutes of brisk walk per day or 150 minutes per week. Again there are many health advocacy groups who have recommend a daily 10,000 steps walking goal. Whatever be the quantum, the keyword is…
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Why You Should Walk

Why You Should Walk

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I am a big fan of walking and in this post I'll give you many reasons on why you should walk. Walking is perhaps the easiest fitness technique that Nature has naturally equipped us with. Walking does not require any special athletic talent or fancy equipment's. Walking is especially important for people like us who work in human capital intensive jobs like software or banking, where we spend a major part of our day sitting and essentially leading a sedentary life. My relationship with walking has been kind of on and off. I realized long time back that I am not a gym guy. Staring at a mirror while pumping my biceps was not my scene. Freehand exercises and cardio were better options, but I could never get myself to…
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7 Tips for Eating Your Bread in India

7 Tips for Eating Your Bread in India

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There are various ways one can enjoy bread. But one thing I have noticed among Indians is that they generally do not prefer bread for breakfast. To them bread is generaly associated with sickness - when one is sick one has bread. And if your mum or wife really loved you, she would make you parathas or idly or roti and not give you bread. I on the other hand, am a voracious bread eater. I have toasted bread and assorted spreads in the morning, and if given a chance I'll have bread for all my meals.   That being said, let me present you some options which will make bread taste really nice. Always have toasted or grilled bread even if it sandwhich that you are  having. Untoasted bread…
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Seven Steps to Prevent Stomach Bloating

Seven Steps to Prevent Stomach Bloating

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What is Bloating? The technical term is abdominal bloating and it affects around 20% of all adults. When this happens you feel gassy, belch a lot and seem to suddenly have gained 2-3 kgs. Your stomach seems to visibly swell, your trousers don't seem to fit and you feel uneasy the entire day. Soemtimes it leads to headaches and slight nausea. You cannot focus on work and your productivity goes down. 5 most Common Causes of Bloating The 5 most comon causes of bloating are Indigestion, Gas and Flatulence, Lactose Intolerance, gallstones, H Pylori infection. Over time however, I have discovered that with proper preventive care, one can easily control normal stomach bloating.  Note: If bloating persists, please contact your physician. Contact him/her in any case. Below is what I…
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A Quick Two Step Detox Process – Pranayama and Green Tea

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Festival season just got over. But your body is still not over the spicy and oily (although tasty) food. Or too much pressure at work is making you resort to a lot of coffee and quick snacks. And maybe perhaps a lot of alcoholic drinks.  Toxins have built up in your body and a lot of gunk would have built up in your lungs if you smoke. If not dealt with immediately, they will have a bad impact on your health and well-being. So how does one detox quickly? How can one quickly get rid of impurities? The best solution would obviously be to stop smoking, avoid drinking alcohol, and to avoid oily and spicy foods. But the deed has been done, so to speak. To counter that we can…
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Three Ways to Go Green on Environment Day 2015

Three Ways to Go Green on Environment Day 2015

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World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. For people like us who promote simple and frugal living in harmony with nature, the 2015 theme for WED "Sustainable consumption and production" is very relevant. So what are the 3 things that we can do as ordinary people to go green in the most economical and effective way? 1. Energy Efficiency / Green Energy Switch off light/ fan / computer monitors when not in use Use energy effcient lighting like LED Bulbs  Use Fans instead of Air-Conditioning if possible Try to use Public transport or car-pooling as much as possible Cycle to work. Read how 500+ corporate professionals are cycling to office…
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