The progress towards your health goals can slow down when you don’t know what you are eating. Whether it is for weight loss, a healthy digestive system, or a strong heart, your diet is where you should start from. Makes you wonder what goes on in your daily meals? Then take this quiz to test your knowledge about some common facts about food.
Food isn't necessary to just prevent hunger but also to provide the body with essential nutrients required for it to function. Know all the nutrients each food item on your plate brings? Take this quiz to find out how well you know your diet.
All of us who had a television around remember those late night infomercials that sold the latest fitness trends to make us healthier, happier, and fitter pretty quickly than we could imagine. How many of these fitness fads do you remember?
Having the desire to act and achieve your goals is one of the many forms of motivation. And among these goals is fitness, which is paramount for building a healthy lifestyle. To help inspire you, these 28 influential icons have made it their life’s mission to motivate you in every way possible and help you get closer to the peak of your health.
Netflix’s most popular animated comedy series, BoJack Jackson follows the misadventures of an anthropomorphic horse who once starred in a '90s sitcom. The show is highly praised for its realistic depiction of issues such as sexism, racism, childhood trauma, mental health, sexual orientation, and more. It has won numerous accolades from Writers Guild of America Awards, Annie Awards, Critics' Choice Television Awards, and Gold Derby Awards.
With 5,000 years of ancient philosophy, yoga has prevailed in India as the key to lock negativity, impurities, and physical and mental stress. The knowledge of asanas was then shared with believers from distant lands so that people could learn about the benefits to channel positive energy. This is why we would like to pay it forward with 25 popular yoga asanas. It may be challenging at first, but it sure is fun to learn for a healthier living.
Beginning somewhere around in December 2019, the novel Corona virus took only 30 days to spread from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, in China to the entire country. Declared as a pandemic by WHO, the virus has rapidly infected people across the globe. Also known as COVID-19, the virus’s rate of growth has put countries in lockdown, halted the world economy, and messed up the healthcare systems all over the world.
COVID-19 is a new strain of the coronavirus. The CDC, WHO, medical experts, researchers, and everyone, in general, are still learning about the impact of the virus. The worrisome part is that there is currently no treatment or vaccine to protect against COVID-19 infection. All we know is that social distancing is the only way to prevent further spreading of the virus. This is why all the advisories from the CDC, WHO, and governments across the world are recommending everyone to stay at home and practice social isolation. The only way right now to prevent the rise of COVID-19 cases is by flattening the curve.
Not too keen about socially isolating yourself? Here’s what you need to know. Even if you do not experience COVID-19 symptoms, you might be a carrier of the virus. Or worse, you could be a super-spreader. No, this does not mean you’re like Superman, and you most definitely should not be proud of this label. You know why? Coz you would be putting a lot of vulnerable people at risk.
Who are these people that are more susceptible to this virus if we refuse to practice social isolation you ask? Based on the information available to medical experts right now, here are those who might be most affected by the virus.
The coronavirus disease that originated in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 has quickly become a pandemic, testing the capacity of healthcare systems the world over. With millions now in quarantine, self-isolation, and lockdown, responsible governance and public cooperation are the need of the hour. Social media also has its part to play, the caveat being that people use it responsibly. Misconceptions around the disease abound, adding to the panic and disinformation. Here are some rampant myths and why they are false. Stay informed, stay safe, stay healthy.
The world is currently held captive by the novel COVID-19 and world leaders and citizens are hugely dependent on healthcare professionals to bring some respite. Though the death toll keeps increasing every minute, there remains some hope that humankind will get through this ordeal as well since there are reports of people recovering from the disease. This isn’t the first time that a pandemic has bought everything to a standstill or wreaked havoc on a country’s flourishing economy. The world has witnessed several pandemics, which claimed billions of lives and reminded the world of Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” theory.
History is proof that we have seen the worst pandemics, lost millions of people, but eventually, bounced back. In bleak times like these, let’s revisit the pandemics that ravaged the world, but set the world straight about the frailty and strength of human life.
Certain perks and privileges make your life a lot easier and enjoyable. If you don’t know what they are, check out the list we have curated just for you.
There is more to your job than just punching in at nine and out at five and leading a monotonous lifestyle. To motivate employees and in an effort to build a healthy workspace, employers offer a few additional perks. Some are standard practices, others might be exclusive, and then there are some that are pleasantly surprising. These perks are your rights, and most importantly, it’s the employer’s way of telling you that you are more than just another paid associate in the organization.
Check out some of these perks that you should advantage of:
If you’re on a health kick and fancy yourself as an amateur nutritionist, this one is for you. Take this quiz to find out how well you know your food.
Food is not just flavors and smells, and it does not just satiate your hunger. There is a plethora of nutrients that make up the food you eat. For a super-healthy diet, you need to know which vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients are found in which foods. What you put on your plate determines how healthy you will be. Take this quiz and find out if you know all about these foods that you put on your plate pretty much every day.
Straight back and painless shoulders a thing of the past? Every muscle you move reminds you of your age? Time to stand tall and stretch them then!
Here’s a bitter truth: Most of us aren’t born athletic, and use a precious few muscles in our day-to-day. We carry our stress in our shoulders, neck, or even jaw and often tighten them for hours, aided by our sedentary lifestyles. As a result, any attempt to reach out for that remote on the far end of the sofa makes our bodies hurt. To undo some of the harm without using up a chunk of the day, here are several doorway stretching exercises. All you need is a doorway, some motivation, and your desire to be healthy and pain-free.