Life area: Health

10 Ways to stay alert all through the day

02 Jan, 2014 0 comments Health

All of us work in hectic, fast paced, multi tasking environments and its very important to stay alert and active all through the work day. Our productivity is directly proportional to how active we are, both in mind and body.

Here are some tips to stay active and alert all through the day and make the best of it.

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Good Habits You Should Pick Up In Life

26 Mar, 2013 0 comments All life areas

A lot of people stress over good and bad habits; specifically how to pick up the good ones and let go of the bad ones. It’s a known fact that picking up a habit, good or bad, takes a short time (some say 3 weeks, others less), but getting rid of it may take a lifetime. It takes discipline to get a habit going, and the same is needed to get rid of it. Often, we beat ourselves up for not being able to let go of the bad ones, and this affects our ability to even pick up the good habits.

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Cholesterol: The Silent Killer

21 Mar, 2013 0 comments All life areas

We’ve probably heard about it at one time or another; at the doctor’s, in advertisements, or read it in magazines and at the side label of a food product. But what exactly is cholesterol? Simply put, cholesterol is a fat like substance that is produced by the liver and is found in foods such as red meat, eggs, and dairy products. For the most part, cholesterol is healthy to our bodies, as it used to create hormones and cell membranes.

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5 Innovative Ways of Playing Holi

01 Mar, 2013 1 comment Fun

The festival of colors comes around each year, filled with promises and excitement. For the majority of India, Holi signifies the triumph of good over evil, of the coming together of loved ones and of faith. The festival business is big in India, however, the way people celebrate Holi has changed significantly in the past few decades. Now  the trend is to host Holi get-togethers, parties and have lots of colors and water balloons with friends and family. How about doing something different this year?  Something fun! Here are 5 innovative ideas to make your Holi celebrations unique this year:

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30 Ways to Express Love

08 Feb, 2013 0 comments All life areas

Do you find yourself only making an effort to express your love around Valentine’s Day or your anniversary? Here are 30 ideas for expressing your love not just on February 14th but all year long.

 

1. Have a sit-down dinner Find yourself eating rushed meals over take-out boxes or staring at the tv, side-by-by side? Sit down at a nice restaurant or cook dinner at home and look into each-other’s eyes.

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Daily Habits – the myths and facts about 21 days

17 Jan, 2013 1 comment All life areas

The New Year brings with it the promise of a new beginning, new opportunities and changes. And as convention goes, if you have  a new year resolution up your sleeve and want to make it into a daily habit, all you need to do is stay strong for 21 days. While the magical properties of the number 21 are unclear, what is clear now is that habit formation theories  which suggest it takes on an average about 21 days for an action to become a habit, are in fact false. A simple Google search about habit formation  or daily habits has long yielded results which tell the reader that a time period anywhere between 21 to 28 days is perfect for a habit to form. However, a recent psychological research breakthrough achieved by researcher Phillipa Lally and her colleagues from University College London has challenged this common belief that has been around since 1960. The research paper which has been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology has challenged the 21 day generalization and has provided a new turn to this sub-field of psychological studies.

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6 New Year Resolutions Not to Make

24 Dec, 2012 0 comments All life areas

The New Year brings with it a frenzy of making resolutions which we hope will bring a significant, positive change in our lives. But we often find ourselves unable to accomplish the goals we set out for ourselves through these resolutions, and end up de-motivated. There are a few resolutions we have all have made at some point in time, and in fact might even be planning on making come this January 1st — that are just not smart. These resolutions are not the ideal way to set out goals and take action for a better life.

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The Magical 90 Minute Solution for Getting Things Done

26 Nov, 2012 0 comments All life areas

What is it about 90 minutes that makes it the ideal time period for getting things done with maximum focus, resulting in better results? While researchers are still debating the exact nature of this phenomenon, it does well to know the 90 minute rule, which although is associated with one’s sleep patterns, can be applied to other spheres of life too. You can enhance personal and organizational productivity and time management with ease if the 90 minute rule is incorporated into the home and work environment. There are roughly three areas of your life which will benefit the most from this method – sleep, time and productivity. With practice, you can extend the habit to almost everything you do. Here’s a closer look at how you can apply it in daily life:

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Simple Ways To Be Happy

20 Nov, 2012 0 comments All life areas

We all want happiness, even though ‘happiness’ means different things to different people. When it comes to being happy, we all tend to strive for the bigger things in life, forgetting that sometimes happiness can be found in the smallest of experiences and lifestyle changes. Here are 7 simple ways to be happy which offer a way to manage the anger, frustration and sadness we all face in daily life.

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Bali, India, Italy: Your Search for Love and Freedom can begin at Home

02 Oct, 2012 0 comments Health

Elizabeth Gilbert’s memorable memoir Eat, Pray, Love is the story of a woman’s search for love and freedom miles away from her home, in foreign lands. While the desire to travel and be like Gilbert might be hidden in all of us, not everyone can afford the time and resources to head anywhere. But that doesn’t mean the search for love and freedom stops there, on the contrary home is the best place to begin. The idea rests on the understanding that the place we live in is invariably the closest, more or less most comfortable environment available and plays a key role in shaping our lives. This is not an epic journey on the road of self-discovery we’re talking about. It’s very much rooted in our daily lives as ordinary people. It’s about taking on life right from where it begins – your home.

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