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What You Didn’t Know About Smoking

06 Mar, 2014 0 comments All life areas

In the US alone, smoking has been found to cause one in every five deaths. In the UK, around 100,000 people die every year due to smoking-related illnesses, with more deaths linked to the habit itself. Worldwide, the numbers reveal a trend: smoking has harmful health effects, and if care is not taken early, can lead to death.

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Understanding the Basics of the Food Pyramid (Part 2)

12 May, 2012 0 comments Health

While the concept of a food pyramid originated in the United States, it has increasingly been welcomed and even strongly endorsed by health departments all over the world. What makes the food pyramid tick with people world over is its simplicity and focus on nutrition in a way that can be adapted to the needs of populations everywhere. In India, the food pyramid and dietary guidelines for Indians are issued by the National Institute for Nutrition along with a web initiative under the Centre for Chronic Disease Control. Given the diversity of a country like India, there will naturally be variations in the recipes, diet and food ingredients found in different parts of the country. The food pyramid has been adapted according to regions of India by the CCDC, and is based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) designed food pyramid.

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Understanding the Basics of the Food Pyramid (Part 1)

29 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

The food pyramid is one of the most basic sources of information about the essentials of a balanced diet, calorie intake and the food groups one must focus on to maintain health and fitness. From the very first health classes in school, we’ve heard a lot about this pyramid, but not many of us know its practical applications in our lives. Unless we visit a professional dietician, who gives us an ideal diet depending on our body weight and additional requirements, we don’t really have a mapped out diet plan for ourselves ready to give us clues. Well, guess what? The food pyramid is exactly that – a generic diet plan. Taking an average sample from the population it is designed to serve, the pyramid gives us the ideal helpings of each food item, complete with portion sizes and number of calories present in each food item., as a quick reference guide to our nutrition doubts. Health departments all over the world have devised their own food pyramids to serve the needs of their populations based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) designed food pyramid. Let’s have a closer look at what this pyramid does:

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10 Health Problems You Might Encounter at Work

03 Apr, 2012 0 comments All life areas

Working behind a desk all day can put you at risk for several health problems; problems linked to your work habits and environment, be it in a corporate office atmosphere or fieldwork. The inadvertent influence of the professional on the personal is growing at an unprecedented pace in today’s world, and this is where as a working professional you should be aware of what puts you at risk and how you can prevent it. Here are 10 common work-related health risks being faced by people all over the world:

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