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In Hindi, it is known as “babune ka phal”. You know it as Chamomile and it has a big reputation in the world of healing. This soothing and gorgeous flower belongs to Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. It blooms during the summer months. These flowers are dried and used as tea which has magical properties. Not only the taste is refreshing, but this tea also has many other benefits.

Read below and know the health benefits of chamomile tea:

#TaqatKeLiye- Immunity Booster

Chamomile tea is a wonderful immunity booster. So, once your immunity is strong, you have fewer chances to fall ill. And even if you fall sick, you can recover faster than others. To curb illness and to help your body fight against harmful bacteria – consumption of chamomile tea is a must.

#SardiKaNuska- Remedy for Cold

A cup of chamomile tea daily is what you need if you tend to catch a cold easily. Also during winters, when you are shivering from cold or fever, you can either have cups of chamomile tea or inhale the steam coming from chamomile tea. It will not only treat your fever but will also relieve your sore throat, nasal congestion, or runny nose.

#PetKaPain- Cures Stomachache

When your stomach is aching, it means your digestive system is upset. Relieve that with a warm cup of chamomile tea. As per the research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, chamomile tea is a great digestive relaxant and cures gastrointestinal problems like anorexia, diarrhea, flatulence, indigestion, and even vomiting.

#ChayenSeSonaHai- Induces Sleep

People who suffer from sleeplessness, insomnia, or other sleep-related problems must try this chamomile tea. It helps in relaxing the nerves, soothing the nervous system, and thus helps in sleeping better. So, don’t forget to sip this magical cup of caffeine-free tea and enjoy your sleep time.

#DardSeRahat- Removes Period Pain

Chamomile tea is a natural pain killer. So, when you are going through your painful menstruation, you can sip this tea. It will relax your uterus and decrease the production of prostaglandins – hormone-like substances that cause inflammation and pain.

#AlvidaStress- Say bye to Stress

Chamomile tea acts as an effective natural sedative and thus your nerves relax. So, whenever you are anxious or stressed, prepare yourself a cup of chamomile tea.

#BedaagChehra- Fights Acne

This wonderful tea will help your skin not to burst out acne. And the previous marks or scars of acne will also be erased with regular consumption of this tea. Also, you can make face masks with this tea and apply topically which will help you glow more.

#DoneWithDandruff- Cures Dandruff Problem

Who likes to roam around with dandruff? Dandruff also makes your scalp itchy. Drinking chamomile tea regularly and also using it while rinsing your hair will give you a dandruff-free life.

Ayurveda is the science of life. It is believed to be the oldest medical science of the world whose motive is to bring good health and happiness in the lives of people. In this science, there is a remedy for everything. As per Ayurveda, summer is the season of pitta and that is one of the three main doshas. You can think of pitta as a type of energy that transforms in the same way that fore transform materials by heating them. In the summer season, already the outside temperature soars high and so inside our body.

Therefore, special care must be taken. So, before the scorching summer heat finally hits our lives, read some of the Ayurvedic tips so that you stay healthy all through the summer season.

Staying hydrated
Staying hydrated
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This is the most important tip to sustain the summer season. Drink lots of water, juices, and smoothies. But avoid chilled water or ice-cold smoothies or juices as that will hamper the nutritive values. Infuse the summer special fruits like grapes, melons, lemon, cucumber or pears in your water or make a smoothie out of them. Have them before stepping out of your house.

Say no to caffeine
Say no to caffeine
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Staying away from tea or coffee – the warm beverages will help you a lot in this season. Also, say no to sugary sodas or alcohols to stay calm and fit during summers. Instead, sip green tea or any other herbal tea that will enhance antioxidants in your body.

Summer fresh veggies & fruits
Summer fresh veggies & fruits
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Do you know that summer is the easiest season to lose kilos? Include all the summer special vegetables and fruits in your diet and see how energized you feel. For your lunch, you can pack a vegetable salad and have some fruits as your mid-day or evening snack. Stay away from meats, fried food, and greasy foods.

Stay away from piping spicy food
Stay away from piping spicy food
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As said earlier summer is the time of pitta when the temperature outside and inside the body is high. So, this is the time to avoid spicy, peppery, and oily food as they will lead to loose motions, upset stomach, and a painful digestive system.

Make friendship with curd 
Make friendship with curd 
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After your lunch and dinner have a bowl of curd or make raita out of it and enjoy with your home-cooked meal that is less in oil, spice, and sugar. Curd or yogurt will help in easy digestion.

No late night
No late night
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Stop your late-night phone conversations, watching TV, or scrolling the phone. Switch off the devices, play soothing music and sleep in time for a refreshing morning. The more you stay awake, chances are more to fall ill.

Coconut oil
Coconut oil
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Do you know that coconut oil has a cooling effect on the skin? It is a great and easy way to bring pitta towards balance. So, make a practice of rubbing coconut oil on your skin before your shower. A gentle massage with coconut oil will give you’re a shiny, youthful, and moisturized skin and also your body temperature will remain cool.

All these aforementioned points are not at all difficult to carry. So, try these easy ways to stay cool, calm, healthy, and fit in summer.

Our body is a machine and like every machine, it also needs to rest after rigorous work. The whole day you are busy planning, working, negotiating, and a whole lot of other tasks that require both physical and mental energy. Thus, a good night’s sleep is essential to feel energized all through the day. Without a night of sound sleep, you won’t be productive at studies or work and may feel anxious or stressed.

Some of you go to bed and within 10 minutes you fall asleep. While some of you go to bed at around 11 p.m. but cannot fall asleep until its 1 or 2. The reasons can be many for your sleeplessness or lack of a sound sleep- tension at work, Netflix series, or chit chat with a long-distance lover, etc. But you can treat that easily with some relaxing drinks.

Read below and have these drinks before your bedtime to enjoy a great sleep.

Chamomile Tea
Chamomile Tea
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A cup of chamomile tea right before your bedtime is considered to be great for a good night’s sleep. Just order a box of chamomile tea bags and have it daily. Chamomile is believed to be a mild tranquilizer or sleep inducer. The calming effects of chamomile tea are due to the presence of apigenin that binds to specific receptors in your brains which in turn decreases anxiety and initiates sleep.

Banana Peel & Cinnamon Tea
Banana Peel & Cinnamon Tea
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There are various reasons behind your sleeplessness and they can be anxiety, depression, low immunity, high blood pressure, skin irritation, inflammatory conditions, or obesity. Banana tea is very helpful in curing all these aforementioned problems and thus with a practice of drinking this wonder tea you will overcome your problem of sleeplessness and wake up refreshed. Just take one banana peel, 2 cups of water, and 1/4th cinnamon powder and bring them to boil. Enjoy your bedtime tea.

Warm Milk with Turmeric
Warm Milk with Turmeric
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Having a glass of warm milk with a spoon of turmeric powder is our age-old nuska for not only a good quality sleep but also to cure many other diseases. It reduces anxiety, protects against heart diseases, helps in the reduction of inflammation and joint pain, improves brain function & memory, lowers blood sugar levels, and contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. Also, regular consumption of this golden milk will give you stronger bones and a good digestive system.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea
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You have to drink a caffeine-free peppermint tea for a good night’s sleep. It helps in relaxing your muscles and provides you a great sleep. This tea will also boost your immune system, aid in weight loss, fight bad breath, cure your upset stomach, and make you stress-free.

Saffron Milk
Saffron Milk
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A glass of warm milk with a few strands of saffron or Kesar will give you a sound sleep. Your glass of milk never tasted this delicious – you will say that once you start having this milk. You can have this drink during the winter season and it will guard you against cold. Also, when you are menstruating this milk will relieve your cramps. The antioxidant crocin, picrocrocin, and safranal will induce sleep. Also, remember that saffron contains manganese that is known for its mild sedative properties.

So, instead of complaining about your sleeplessness, start having any of these drinks before your bedtime. Slowly and gradually, you will see a change.

FOMO is an abbreviation for Fear Of Missing Out. It is a phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common and can affect anyone. FOMO, in general, refers to the feeling that others are having more fun or experiencing better things in life than you are.

The feeling of FOMO generally starts with a slight bothering among people when they miss out on something, which in turn can create anxiety and lead to the feeling of inferiority.

The advent of social media has made FOMO an even bigger issue especially among young people who are always online checking posts and updates by their friends. They get addicted to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to an extent where checking up on what others are doing, where they are travelling or what they are eating consumes all their time. So, when they miss a party or a vacation, it makes them feel a little less cool and inferior to people who were actually present there and posted photos online.

The consequences of FOMO can be quite harmful at times:
  • People suffering from FOMO keep their attention focused on others and forget to live their own lives
  • They may lose their sense of identity and suffer from low self-esteem
  • FOMO affected people have a lower level of satisfaction in life, which makes them vulnerable to serious mental health concerns
  • They have a constant urge to compare their lives with others
  • The more time people spend on social media keeping track of others’ lives, the higher is the level of stress and depression in their lives.
  • If this FOMO becomes massive, these people may end up with anxiety and depression too
How to cope with FOMO?
  • People with FOMO can keep a track of negative thoughts and feelings and determine what they need to change to feel better about themselves in life
  • When they find themselves saying something negative to themselves, they can replace the thought with something positive to divert their mind from going down the dark path
  • Take a break from social media every once in a while to erase the negative feelings that FOMO causes
  • It is important to have the self-realisation that they cannot possibly be everywhere and do everything. But this also does not mean that they are missing out on something
  • They can practice focusing on what they are doing at the moment rather than concentrating on others’ lives
  • They should understand that not everything they see online is true. No one lives a perfect life even when social media allows them to pretend that they do.
Last but not the least, they should learn that life is far bigger than a mere social media handle.

Moringa or Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been appreciated for more than 1000 years for its amazing health benefits. This tree is also known as the “tree of life”. Ayurveda says that every part of this tree is useful in some way. This tree can cure nearly 300 diseases.

Those who are still confused about this “wonder tree”, let me tell you that this is none other than the tree from where you get drumsticks. Drumsticks are used profusely in south Indian and Bengali cuisine.

So, first of all, learn how to make this miracle tea or moringa tea.
how to make this miracle tea or moringa tea
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  1. Pluck a few matured and green leaves from the branches. Remember to pluck only the green ones and not the yellow ones.
  2. Now you have to air-dry the leaves. Sun drying is not suggested as that reduces the nutritive powers of the leaves.
  3. Use a blender to make a powder of these air-dried moringa leaves.
  4. Take a pan and boil a cup of water.
  5. Add just 1 teaspoon of moringa leaves powder and give a good stir.
  6. You may add a few drops of lemon to taste.
  7. If you want your tea to be a bit sweeter then go for honey (you may use sugar too but remember that honey is a healthier option)

In case you don’t want to go through this process, you can always order moringa tea powder or moringa tea bags online.

Benefits of Drinking Moringa Tea or Miracle Tea:
Aids in weight loss
Aids in weight loss
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All those people who are trying to lose weight or stay in great shape must try this moringa tea. This tea has a stimulating effect on metabolism and helps the body to burn calories at a faster rate. Also, this tea is absorbed into the intestine. Moringa tea is rich in essential vitamins and minerals and is also effective in mobilizing the stored visceral fat.

Controls Blood Pressure
Controls Blood Pressure
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Moringa tea helps in controlling the blood pressure because it contains quercetin. If consumed regularly, the BP patients can also fight inflammation due to the antioxidants present in moringa leaves.

Secret energy booster
Secret energy booster
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Consume moringa tea in the morning for at least 15-21 days and see the change in your body. You will remain energized all through the day.

No cholesterol
No cholesterol
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Moringa leaves or even drumsticks are suggested by doctors to those whose cholesterol levels are high. With moringa tea one or two times a day – you will overcome your problem of cholesterol and thus the rate of heart disease will also be reduced.

Lowers blood sugar
Lowers blood sugar
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It may also help people with blood sugar. The antioxidant chlorogenic acid is found in moringa tea ad that helps in checking blood sugar levels. Also, this tea is a wonderful store of vitamin C that helps in reducing blood sugar.

Flawless skin & healthy hair
Flawless skin & healthy hair
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Moringa tea helps in the proper functioning of the kidney and the liver that facilitates a good excretory system. If the waste is disposed of from your body properly, then, your skin will glow more. With moringa tea, you will thus experience a younger looking flawless skin.

Also, note that your hair will become glossier, healthier, and livelier than before. Use moringa oil or moringa powder hair pack along with the consumption of moringa tea.

All-round nourishment
All-round nourishment
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Apart from controlling BP, lowering cholesterol, or aiding in weight loss, moringa tea will also help you in nourishing your eyes and brain. The brain is the seat where all the big decisions happen and thus you will be a lot calmer when it comes to taking proper decisions even in difficult times.

The oval-shaped brown fruit with green juicy pulp inside is one of the tastiest fruits in the world. The brown cover is thin, hairy, and fibrous. The other name of this popular fruit is kiwifruit and Chinese gooseberry. China produces almost half of the total world production of kiwis. Many think that kiwifruit belongs to New Zealand as the people of New Zealand are called Kiwis but that is not true. China is the place where this fruit originated in the 12th century and it was exported to New Zealand in the early 20th century.

The taste is amazing and it is super-healthy. In 100gms of kiwifruit, you will find 61 calories, no cholesterol, no fat, 3mg of sodium, and 312mg of potassium. It is also a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and magnesium.

Read more about the amazing health benefits of Kiwi:

Keeps your heart healthy:
Keeps your heart healthy
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Studies reveal that eating kiwis in the morning has the same effect as aspirin but minus the side effects of aspirin. By eating 2-3 kiwis per day you can reduce the blood clotting by 18% and fatty deposits within the blood by 15%. Make a habit of having it between meals.

Digestion:
Digestion
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With kiwifruits in your diet, digestion would surely improve. They are great sources of dietary fibers and these fibers help in binding or removing the toxins from the colon. These fibers are also helpful in preventing constipation and gastrointestinal problems.

Prevents asthma:
Prevents asthma
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Due to the high percentage of vitamin C and other nutrients in kiwifruit, they help in preventing or combating asthma and other respiratory diseases. Studies reveal that those who eat kiwifruits have 44% less incidence of wheezing compared to those who don’t.

Repairs DNA:
Repairs DNA
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Eating kiwi daily makes the body strong enough to fight against DNA damages too. The phytonutrients present in kiwifruits help in restoring the damaged DNA And also preventing the formation of cancerous cells.

Carries anti-cancer properties:
Carries anti-cancer properties
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Kiwifruits contain anti-cancer properties. It has a variety of flavonoids and carotenoids which prevents the DNA from being damaged. Once the DNA is safe the cancer growth is prevented successfully.

Blessed with magnesium & potassium:
Blessed with magnesium & potassium
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Kiwis are great sources of magnesium and potassium and that means if you consume kiwis daily you will see a rise in your energy levels. The magnesium and potassium will help you to maintain a sane blood pressure level, reduce the risk of kidney stones, and will keep the osteoporosis at a distance.

Improves brain function:
Improves brain function
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The presence of folic acid in kiwifruits makes it an amazing agent to improve brain function. It also prevents any kind of brain defect in babies, before and after birth. This fruit also helps in improving memory, mood, learning abilities, and appetite.

Helps to sleep well:
Helps to sleep well
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The folic acid in kiwis helps in sleeping well and waking up in the morning refreshed. A regular intake of kiwis also helps in better focus.

Better eyesight:
Better eyesight
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Kiwifruits are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin which are compounds found in the eyes. With a regular intake of 2-3 kiwis daily, these compounds increase and they help to reduce macular degeneration by 36%.

Great for skin:
Great for skin
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Kiwis help you gain a soft, supple, and youthful skin for the amazing antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E in them. They protect against skin cell degeneration.

Apart from all these points mentioned above, kiwis are also blessed with properties that boost immunity, fight male impotency, and supports healthy birth.

Your skin is asking more moisturizer, you are feeling apprehensive to take a bath daily, and you simply don’t care about how you are looking because all you care about is to stop shaking in the cold waves – these are the signs that winter is here. All your warm woolens are out and like every year you think you don’t have enough winter clothes- right? But skipping the bath, applying moisturizer, and wearing layers of woolens are not the only precautions that you have to take. There are many more things that you must follow to stay fit and healthy this chilling season. The steps are easy and simple to follow.

Read your winter fitness mantra:
Have seasonal fruits & vegetables
Have seasonal fruits & vegetables
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Every season comes up with its special fruits and vegetables and that is nature’s way of taking care of us. You will stay fit and fine with the consumption of these things. Winter is the season when you get lots of leafy vegetables and you must include them in your diet. These vegetables and fruits will build stronger immunity and give you a natural shine. Have everything from spinach to radish, carrots to cabbage, oranges to guavas, beet to turnips – all are important for healthy winter life. So, make a chart and have one type of fruit and vegetable daily for the whole week. That way, your body will extract the antioxidants and vitamins from all types of winter special fruits and vegetables.

Walk, run, or jog
Walk, run, or jog
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Winter is the best time to walk, run, or jog for a longer period. In summers, you sweat a lot and get tired easily but thanks to the chilling weather, you feel the opposite in winter. So, take out your sports shoe and tracksuit and walk briskly run around, or simply jog in the park outside your home or terrace of your home. You will feel more energetic and healthier.

Have Tulsi  
Have Tulsi    
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Tulsi is a perennial plant and if not in the summer season, you can practice its consumption at least in the winter season. It has Vitamin A, C, B6, calcium, magnesium, and zinc and that means all your cold-related illnesses will be cured. Have tulsi tea, tulsi soup, or simply di tulsi leaves in honey and chew it. Your immunity will become stronger.

Try honey
Try honey
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Honey is rich in antioxidants and is free from fat and cholesterol. Also, honey is very effective in curing your winter health hazards like the common cold. Have herbal tea with honey and see the change. You can have honey in pancakes, toasts, oatmeal, yogurts, coffee, or cereals. Also, apply honey daily on your face and see how naturally you start to glow.

Avoid too much of refined flours & sugar
Avoid too much of refined flours & sugar
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Do you know that too much white sugar and flour will not only contribute to weight gain but can also hamper your immune system? Have momos or chowmein from the street-side stalls but once a month. Replace them with whole grains and natural sweeteners.

Plan a trip
Plan a trip
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In the winter season, your kids have winter vacation and you can arrange some leaves from your workplace. So, plan a trip anywhere and come back refreshed. Going to a new place or traveling is also an essential part of staying healthy and fit. Why? Because the same old daily life leads to monotony and that reflects in whatever job you do. A break from work or study and exploring a new place will bring new energy in life to perform better. India has some heavenly places that you can enjoy in winter. So, go out and make memories for a better and healthy life.

Don’t forget water
Don’t forget water
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Just because the weather outside is freezing doesn’t mean you should cut down your water intake. Staying hydrated is essential in all seasons. Carry a flask along at work and have lukewarm water. You will not feel thirsty but set a reminder every hour to drink a glass or half-glass of water. Always remember that water flushes out toxins in your body and that’s why you must not forget to drink water in winter too.

Oats are a species of cereal grain grown for its seed that is known by the same name. They are suitable for human consumption in the form of oatmeal or rolled oats. Oats are a type of food that is rich in nutrients and helps in lowering cholesterol in blood if consumed regularly. In a 100 gms oats serving, there is 389 kcal. It provides 34% of the Daily Value or DV of protein, 44% DV of fiber, 233% DV of Vitamin B and manganese. They also have 7% fat, 4% beta-glucans, and 66% carbohydrates.

Due to all these factors, oats are suggested for daily intake as they help your body to remain fit and healthy. Read the reasons below and know why to include oats in your everyday menu.

Weight Loss:

Regular consumption of oats is a great way to reduce weight. But remember that it is the plain oats that help in weight loss and not the high sugar-induced flavored ones. As the fiber content is high in oats – it makes one feel full for a longer time and therefore there is no binging on junks. One study in Taiwan says that oats prevent obesity and the distribution of abdominal fat. And the regular dose of oats acts as adjuvant therapy for metabolic disorders. Another fact is that oats can soak up water that adds to its gratifying properties and the beta-glucan in oats delays emptying the stomach. Also, if you are looking for weight loss, you should avoid peanut butter kind of fatty toppings and opt for fiber-rich toppings like almonds, cashew nuts, blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.

Fights Cancer:

Any kind of food that is a high amount of antioxidants is known as a great agent to prevent cancer. Oats are a rich source of antioxidants and regular consumption of oats would help you to combat cancer. The high fiber content would fight rectal and colon cancer. There are avenanthramides – a special compound that is present in oats and they carry anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds are found to hinder the growth of cancer cells.

Good Bone Health:

Oats have many essential minerals that are amazing for bone health. The steel-cut oats are preferred more than rolled oats as the steel-cut oats have less air exposure and thus will take time to turn rancid. Silicon is another significant mineral in oats and that helps in bone formation and maintenance both. This silicon is also helpful in treating postmenopausal osteoporosis among women and thus oats are highly recommended in the daily diet chart of all the women.

Boosts Immunity:

The level of immunity would improve with the daily consumption of oats as they have a rich content of beta-glucan. There is a major part of immune cells in the human body that have special receptors that absorb beta-glucan. This process, in turn, kicks up the activity of the WBC’s (white blood corpuscles) and protects against diseases.

No Hypertension:

Regular consumption of oats reduces systolic blood pressure by 7.5 points and diastolic blood pressure by 5.5 points. The risk of heart diseases is also cut down by 22%. Among those who have hypertension, oats play a crucial role in improving the situation due to the high presence of soluble fiber. In a nutshell, oats diminish the levels of stress hormones and boost serotonin (that which spreads calmness).

Better Heart Health:

The lower the cholesterol, the better your heart is. With regular consumption of oats, your body will get a powerful fiber called beta-glucan that will help the cholesterol level to lower down. Apart from beta-glucan, there are antioxidants and vitamin C too in oats that prevent LDL oxidation. All these help in retaining a healthy heart.

Removes Constipation:

The consumption of rich in fiber oatmeal is a wonderful way to reduce constipation. In research, it has been found that oatmeal improves constipation and the bioavailability of B12 among older adults. In rolled oats, the percentage of insoluble fiber is higher which is very good for gut health that in turn treats constipation. Oats are also found great in protection against colorectal cancer.

Treats Diabetes:

Oats have a low glycemic index and high fiber content that helps in regulating the blood sugar level. As oats have rich fiber content they are digested slowly. Foods that are quickly digested can cause blood sugar spikes making it difficult to manage blood sugar spikes. Now oat or oatmeal makes the contents of the stomach much thicker making them digest slowly. Another study says that oats reduce insulin dosages. Beta-glucans in oats also reduces blood sugar. But always have the normal oats rather than the flavored ones because they contain high sugar content.

Every year, the mercury is rising to newer heights leaving the people in a frenzy almost. The school and college students and teachers are the luckiest ones as they get to enjoy one and a half months of summer vacation. Sadly, the regular office goers and business owners cannot have the fancy of giving themselves off. And summer is a season that really can drain out your energy by noon if you do not prepare yourself to stay fit. Staying fit in this season is quite challenging but in order to have a productive work life and peaceful domestic life, you need to take up some measures – that’s all. A fit body means the zeal to work and a fit mind means a calmer decision making process. Both are important for a better life.

Thus, take good care of your mind and body this summer season with these mentioned simple tips.

  1. No Over-Intoxicating:

When a colleague invites you for a beer or vodka post office work or when you have planned for a weekend get-together – always keep in mind not to over-drink. Be it noon or afternoon or evening, the heatwave and temperature remain the same and that will dehydrate you further. As a result, you will perspire and urinate more. In case you cannot control certain parties, then, make sure that you have plenty of water between your drinks.

  1. Never Skip Breakfast:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Many people just wake up, get ready, and rush to their work life – and that’s really bad. Your body needs nutrition and without a proper breakfast, your body will wilt in summer. You may faint too. So, have a high protein breakfast in the morning like eggs, grains, fruit, milk, and juices or smoothies. A good breakfast will kick start your metabolism and you can feel more energetic.

  1. Enjoy Sun Tea:

Do you know about sun teas? They are a really wonderful way to stay fit and fine. You can use organically grown flowers and leaves or flavoured tea bags in a glass jar filled with clean water. Choose those flowers or leaves that have medicinal properties. Leave the glass jar under the sun for 2-4 hours. This tea will be a bit mellow in taste as you didn’t boil it. You will enjoy a very different tea. You can keep it in the refrigerator for some time and then serve in a glass with a dash of lemon, honey, or other favorable flavors. These kinds of sun teas keep the heart in good condition and cool the body from within.

  1. Use Essential Oils While Bathing:

You surely cannot step out in the summer season (or any season for that matter) without a proper shower. Take cold water shower and use the summer favorite lemons or lavender shower gels or soaps. Once a good bath with essential oils once a day or once in two days would keep your spirits high. You will feel more energized and all your stress would be removed. You will also sleep well after this bath. So, once you are done with your day work, come back home, have your dinner, and then enjoy this bath. Just 2-3 drops of lavender oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, or jasmine oil will do wonders.

  1. Nothing Can Replace Water:

Drinking water is the most important task for you during the summer season. Why? Because the scorching rays of the sun and the boiling temperature dehydrates your body. Nothing can replace water. So, wake up in the morning and drink 2 glasses of water. Finish as many bottles of water you can in a whole day (minimum 3 liters is a must).

  1. Vacation Is Important Too:

Your kids have off and if you are a teacher then you are also lucky to have off. In case you don’t have summer vacation, then, at least manage 7-10 days break. Go for a vacation with your family and spend quality time walking through the woods or get engrossed in other outdoor activities. This vacation will fill your mind and heart with renewed energy. You will be happier!

  1. Sunscreen & Other Accessories:

Cover the exposed portions of your body well. Use sunscreens, wear a nice hat, cover yourself with gloves and scarf, & don cool sunglasses. This way, your skin, and hair will be protected. You won’t get sunburns or sunspots.

  1. Yoghurt Is Must:

Include yoghurt in your meal or make a practice of having yoghurt at least during one of your meals. It helps in easy digestion and also prepares the body to face the heat outside. Discard sugar in your yoghurt and enjoy the tangy taste of it. You can add some black pepper to it.

Actually, staying fit and fine during the sultry months is not so difficult at all. These simple techniques will help you stay healthy and shine brighter.

Sitting on a chair and gazing continuously at computer screens for at least 8 to 9 hours every day pretty much sums up the corporate life. After the long working hours, people do not have time or they are too exhausted to hit the gym and workout. It takes a toll on their fitness level and often leads to declining health. In addition to health problems, the long working hours start affecting the productivity and creativity of employees that hit their self-growth and development of the company.

We understand you may not have the golden choice to limit your working hours. But there are some quick and easy fitness tips that you can try during office hours to feel fresh and energetic throughout the day. Read further to know the tips that will help you stay fit and healthy at work.

Take Short Breaks

Make sure you do not stay at your desk for too long. Try to take short breaks every 1-2 hour. Even if it is just a small walk from your work desk to the washroom or a 5-min walk around the block. The short periodic breaks will recharge your brain and increase your ability to concentrate more on work.

Stay Hydrated

It is crucial to drink plenty of water not just for your body, but the mind as well. When you are having trouble concentrating on work or you are low on energy, say hello to hydration. The water will ward off your tiredness and boost your mood.

Cut Down Your Caffeine Intake

A cup of black coffee may give you instant energy in the middle of the shift and help you stay active for the rest of the day. But caffeine isn’t a good long-term strategy from the health perspective. Too much dependence on caffeine can have severe side effects and lead to gastrointestinal problems leaving you feeling shaky. Do not completely quit coffee but make sure you don’t overdo it.

Take a Walk after Lunch

The lunch break is the only time that people have to themselves during the entire busy day at the workplace. It is the perfect time to give your mind some rest and feed your body. Go for a walk after lunch or take a stroll around the block. It will help burn calories, regulate the digestion process, and refresh your mind.

Maintain a Good Posture While Sitting

Sit up tall and straight in your chair. As sitting in a bad position for a long time can cause neck and back pain. You need to make sure that your eyes should be level with the top of your computer screen. While sitting in the chair, your shoulders should be relaxed and not hunched up. Your lower arms should rest on support instead of being held up. The screen of the computer should be a full arm’s length away from you. The upper back should be straight and the curve of the lower back should be supported by your chair.

Mini Workout at Your Desk

Do you know there are exercises that you can do at your desk? Or we better call them desk-ercises. Try leg planks. You can simply sit on the edge of your chair where your knees bent and feet on the floor. Now, extend the right leg out in front of you until it is straight and parallel with the floor. Hold on the pose for at least 10 seconds, then release and repeat with another leg. Similarly, there are strengthening exercises, such as foot drill, back twist, shoulder raises, and chair dip that you can do sitting at your work desk to improve your well-being.

Keep Healthy Snacks for Cravings

Those cravings in the middle of the day are inevitable. But you can always regulate what you put in your body. Instead of chips, trail mix, and bakery items, stock up your drawer with healthy snacks, such as nuts, dried fruits, protein bars, etc. So that whenever you feel hungry, you can feed your body healthy snacks and keep it fit.

As quoted by Joe Frazier, “A sound body keeps a sound mind.” A few changes to your routine will allow you to stay healthy and productive at work.

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