25 October, 2014

Gift yourself a health check-up this time

Wtitten by Rubina Sushil

Hi there!

If you are healthy, you are part of a small privileged group. Remain that way by going for regular health check-ups. And if you are not, begin today by gifting yourself a total health check-up.

There are many reasons to postpone the one vital thing that could turn out to be the most important thing in our lives. A busy life, a feeling of wellness and hence no need of any urgency, not included in the priority list due to financial reasons and the favourite of all of us- denial of any aches of pains. This remains a favourite because we all do it at some point of time. It is also one of the most important reasons for masked illnesses to spread. Please don’t ignore your health; treat it as an investment for the future.

The visit to the doctor can also set the stage for getting counselling and valuable advice some subjects that you may be seeking answers to and need an experts opinion like- substance abuse, depression or weight. Think of the doctor as a friend whose opinion you value the most and motivate yourself to follow their advise.

Whole body check-ups cover all the usual parameters like BP, blood screening, digestive system, respiratory system, diabetes etc. If you are over 40 and haven’t yet got yourself screened for thyroid malfunction, breast and cervical cancer and bone density, this is the right to get them done.

Be your own friend first. The rest of the world will love you for it!

And Hey! Don’t forget to leave a comment. Love to hear from you!

Foods that you should have everyday to be healthy

In the previous blog post, we told you foods that should be totally avoided. Here is a list of foods that you should have everyday. These will help you to be healthy and fit and give you good nutrients required for the body.

1. Quinoa- It is known a super food because of rich source of protein. It is the only plant food that is complete protein. It is also rich in fibre and healthy fat.

2. Vegetables- Eat lots of variety of vegetables daily- bell peppers, rich green leafy vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, lettuce, kale, etc. 

3. Almonds- Few almonds a day go a long way to keep you healthy and fit.

4. Avocado- They have good fats that improves cholesterol and decreases triglycerides. 

5. Grandma was right when she said an apple a day keeps the doctor away. In fact, many fruits should be had in combination every day. 

6 Foods that you should totally avoid to be fit

You are what you eat. Here is a list of foods that should be a complete no no. These foods not only make you gain weight but also bring along many health problems like high blood sugar, cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc with them. If you are health and fitness conscious, you will completely avoid these foods. They give you no nutrition but only add to your health problems. Avoiding these foods means avoiding health problems.

1. Pizza. The added vegetables are good. Apart from that, it is pure junk.

2. Burger. Same as pizza. A little lettuce or vegetables are good nutrition. Apart from that the major percentage is junk.

3. Finger fries- Deep fried, saturated fat. No healthy nutrients.

4. White breads- Same as pizza and burger. 

5 Aerated drinks- Pure sugar and harmful chemicals. No nutritional value.

6. Sweets- Any kinds of sweets- Indian sweets, cakes, pastries, tarts, puddings. Sweets are a culprit for weight gain and health problems.

24 October, 2014

4 moves to tighten inner thigh- adductor

These exercises are ballet based

1. Upside down plie

2. Inner thigh beats

3. Lying on side- Inner thigh leg lift

4. Rond de Jampe

To workout with a personal fitness trainer, check out website Fitnesolution.

Review iphone 6

I have always been iphone user. I had iphone 3 and then iphone 4S. I was quite happy with my iphone 4S, till I downloaded ios 8. After that my battery life decreased so much that I had to charge the phone continuously. If cellular data was on, the battery did not even last 1 hour. At 50% the phone would shut down. By end, the phone had started giving me troubles. But I remain Apple loyalist. I was waiting for iphone 6 and bought it the day it was launched in India.

Review for iphone 6

It is much slimmer, lighter and bigger. It comes in 3 colors. Gold and silver colors are new and popular colors. The home screen button is now on the side. The font size is bigger and better. The best part is the battery life. The battery lasts me 2 days. Now I do not have to constantly charge it, carry a travel charger in my bag, nor charge it in car. I am loving it. The picture clarity is much better. Of course, you cannot compare it to DSLR's or even point and shoots.
I have never used any other phone- Android etc. Hence, I cannot compare it to others. Other phones are beyond my comprehension.
I certainly recommend buying iphone 6.

Full sleeve sari blouse

Full sleeve sari blouse look very elegant. They are regal, royal and mystic. They make you look slimmer, help to cover and shield you from cold and if you have bulky arms, they help you hide the flab. You can seldom go wrong with a full sleeve blouse. They look good as sari blouse and also lehenga blouse. Bollywood has experimented and utilized full sleeve blouse extensively.



Ratna Pathak in Khoobsoorat to portray royalty.

23 October, 2014

Diwali family pics 2014

A family that eats together, prays together and stays together. Here are our pics of Diwali 2012 and here are for Diwali 2013.
How was your Diwali puja, family dinner?

See more pictures here.