Health Tips



HEALTH QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION

Q:1 I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true?

A:1 Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it.Don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q:2 Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A:2 You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q:3 Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A:3 No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q:4 How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A:4 Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q:5 What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?

A:5 Can’t think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain…Good !

Q:6 Aren’t fried foods bad for you?

A:6 YOU’RE NOT LISTENING!!! Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they’re permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q:7 Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A:7 Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q:8 Is chocolate bad for me?

A:8 Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It’s the best feel-good food around!

Q:9 Is swimming good for your figure?

A:9 If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q:10 Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?

A:10 Hey! ‘Round’ is a shape!


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Children’s diet – fruit and vegetables

Colourful and crunchy fruit and vegetables can be an enjoyable part of your child’s life. Most babies eat fruit and vegetables as one of their first solid foods. After the first year, you may notice your child become fussier as they become more independent eaters. Often this fussiness may include fruit and vegetables.

If children start to eat less fruit and vegetables from time to time, this may worry parents, but usually it causes no harm. It is not possible to force children to eat more fruit and vegetables. The best way is to set a good example for them. If you eat and enjoy fruit and vegetables every day, your children may eventually follow your lead. It may take time, but this is how children learn best. So keep trying.

The benefits of fruit and vegetables
There are many reasons for everyone to enjoy eating a wide variety of vegetables and fruit. Vegetables and fruit provide important vitamins such as vitamin C and folic acid. They also have other plant substances that are thought important to help prevent some diseases.

Any amount is better than none
All Australians are encouraged to eat two fruit and five vegetables each day, but most children and adults do not eat this much. Sometimes children may learn to expect ‘tastier’ high fat and sugar snack foods instead. Perhaps parents give up offering vegetables or fruit because it seems children often leave these on the plate or in the lunchbox.

Remember to offer children a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. Children’s serving sizes may be small and will depend on age, appetite and activity levels. Remember that any amount is better than none, and always be on the lookout for ways to include more. Focus on lots of different vegetables and fruit, not the amounts.

Encourage your child to eat more fruit and vegetables
The first step is for you to eat and enjoy vegetables and fruit every day. It is important to keep offering vegetables and fruit in a variety of ways, as children learn to eat what is familiar to them. Never assume that your child dislikes a particular fruit or vegetable; the next time you offer may be the day they decide to try it. Children’s tastes do change with age. The five key steps to success include:

  • Involve your child in food preparation and planning
  • Make eating good food enjoyable
  • Pay attention to presentation
  • Include fruit and vegetables wherever possible
  • Keep trying.

Involve your child in food preparation and planning

Suggestions include:

  • Involve your child in choosing which fruit or vegetables they would like.
  • Take your child fruit and vegetable shopping and let them see, smell and feel the fruit and vegetables with you.
  • Ask your child to draw a picture and describe the food to you.
  • Let your child help wash and prepare fruit and vegetables. Use this opportunity to explore new colours and shapes.
  • Encourage their skills by letting them make a simple salad to serve themselves.
  • Count out grapes or berries together into a bowl.
  • Grow some vegetables or herbs in the garden or pot. Let your child water and nurture the plant.

Make eating good food enjoyableSuggestions include:

 

  • Remember to enjoy meals together with your children whenever possible. If children see you eating and enjoying a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, they are more likely to join in.
  • Sometimes children may prefer their vegetables raw to cooked.
  • Children may refuse new foods if mealtimes are stressful, so try and focus on the positives about the meal and avoid arguments.

Pay attention to presentationSuggestions include:

 

  • Keep a bowl of fresh fruit handy, and vegetables such as peas, cherry tomatoes, baby carrots and mushrooms in the fridge to grab for a quick snack.
  • Make vegetables and fruit look great on the plate. Serve different coloured fruit and vegetables, chop them up for a change, or serve them on a special plate. This doesn’t mean you need to make rocket ships or faces, although that can be fun sometimes.
  • For reluctant eaters, try a new fruit and vegetable once a week. Keep trying the new food to get used to the taste.

Include fruit and vegetables wherever possible

Suggestions include:

  • Include vegetables and fruit in a range of ways, and at most meals and snacks. Many times vegetables can be part of the meal without children even realising.
  • Rather than searching for new recipes, try to increase the variety or amount of vegetables added to your favourite family recipes such as pasta sauces, soups or stir-fries.

Snack suggestions
Include vegetables and fruit in snacks too. Try these ideas for snacks:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Jacket potato
  • Plain homemade popcorn
  • up vegetables with salsa or yoghurt dips
  • Muffins, pikelets or cakes made with added fruit or vegetables
  • Frozen fruit or vegetable segments
  • Skewers of fruit
  • fruit
  • Fruit crumble
  • Tinned fruits in juice
  • Fruit salad or a fruit platter.

Keep trying
Suggestions include:

  • Children need a chance to learn, or sometimes to re-learn, to enjoy fruit and vegetables. Your job is to make them available. Remember that children may need to see a fruit or vegetable 10 or more times before they are ready to try it.
  • Always include a small serving on children’s plates; encourage them to try but let them decide whether or not to eat.
  • Perhaps offer some crunchy, raw vegetables before the main meal, when children are often most hungry.

Healthy choices
All vegetables and fruits are healthy. Fruit and vegetables may be any colour, shape, texture or variety. They can be fresh, frozen, tinned or dried. They may be raw, cooked, steamed, boiled, microwaved, stir-fried or roasted.

Variety is important. Try to choose different coloured fruit and vegetables, particularly yellow, green and red. Some examples are melon, carrot, pumpkin, stone fruit, broccoli, spinach, leafy greens and tomato. Sometimes vegetables and fruit can seem expensive. To keep down the cost, choose those that are in season, and use frozen or tinned varieties as well.

Other issues
Common fruit and vegetable related issues include:

  • Fruit juices are not necessary. It is better to eat the fruit instead and have a thirst-quenching glass of water. Fruit juices may be a good source of some vitamins, but the downside is they are high in natural sugars and low in fibre.
  • Potato chips are not the best way to eat potato. Chips and crisps are made from potatoes, but are prepared by cooking in oil. They are high in fat and salt, and best left for special occasions.
  • Fruits bars and fruit straps are high in sugar. Even though they usually contain some fruit, they are low in fibre and stick to children’s teeth, so are best avoided. Children will enjoy a fresh fruit platter or frozen fruit pieces if offered instead.
  • Wash all fruit and vegetables. Research shows that the amount of pesticides on fresh vegetables and fruit is very low and no reason for concern, even in very young children and breastfeeding mothers. However, vegetables and fruit should still always be washed before eating. This will reduce the risk from any microbial contamination.
  • Follow the seasons. When vegetables and fruit are out of season and more expensive, save money by using frozen, tinned or dried vegetables and fruit. These have vitamin contents similar to fresh products.
  • Organic and conventional are both healthy. Research shows that both organic and conventionally grown produce is equally nutritious. Buyers can make a choice based on their personal preference.
  • Supervise young children. To reduce the risk of choking, toddlers and young children should always be seated and supervised while eating all foods, including chopped raw fruit, vegetables and all ‘hard’ foods.

Where to get help

* Dietitian
* Maternal and child health nurse
* Local supermarket
* Greengrocer
* Your doctor

Things to remember

* Remember to offer children a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
* Focus on serving lots of different vegetables and fruit, not the amounts.
* Children’s serving sizes may be small and will depend on age, appetite and activity levels.


Let’s say it’s 6.15p m and you’re going home (alone of

course), after an unusually hard day on the job.

You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your

chest that starts to adiate out into your arm and up

into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the

hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t

know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have

been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the

course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.

HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart

attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating

improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only

about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However,these victims can help themselves by coughing

repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should

be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep

and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep

inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two

seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until

the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing

movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood

circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also

helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart

attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many

other people as possible about this. It could save

their lives!!


Benefits of smile

1) Smile shows friendship
2) Smile make new friends
3) Smile makes other people’s day brighter
4) Smile improves your day
5) Smile looks better than a frown
6) Smile Puts others at ease
7) Smile always enjoyable to give and receive 8) Smile leaves favorable impressions
9) Smile makes you look happy, confident, and self-assured
10) Smile could be the start of a lifetime relationship!


Backache
Backache is one of the most common affliction, to which hardly any lady is an exception. This is the most agonising and incapacitating physical disorders which owes its origin to multiple physical factors. It is merely a symptom and not a disease whose cause lies elsewhere in the body. Spine is the longest column in the body that is comprised of – Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae or Dorsal Vertibral, Lumbar Vertebrae, Sacrum and Coccyx or tail bore. In backache, only lumbar portion is affected, though pains may radiate to sacrum and coccyx also.

Symptoms
Constant pain, at times unbearable and severe.
Difficulty in bending forward and also on sideways.
Aggravation of pain by least movement, jerk. Feeling as if entire area is sore and sensitive to even slight touch.
Relief is felt by gentle massage.
Incapacitation.
Feeling as if the back muscles were bound and tightened by a blinder.

Root Causes
Spinal Arthritis, Rheumatoid or Ankeylosing Spondylitis.
Curvature of spine.
Presence of tumours in the spine.
Some chronic infection.
Injury to spine or abnormal stress caused by lifting any heavy object.
Poor circulation of blood.
Sitting in a particular position at a stretch, but more so when one is obliged to perform some job where bending of back becomes a necessity.
Psychological upsets.

Healing Options
Herbs
Lahsun (Garlic)
Lemon
Vitamin C
Potato
Ayurvedic
Suppliments Products Domestic Intl. Mahayograj Guggulu Vatgajankush Ras Rhumartho Gold Rhuma Oil
Diet The diet of those suffering from backache should consist of a salad of raw vegetable such as tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, radish, lettuce, and at least two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, carrot and plenty of fruits except bananas. The patients should avoid fatty, spicy, and fried foods, curd, sweetmeats and sugar, condiments, tea and coffee. Foods that have been processed for preservation have few nutrients and should also be eliminated from the diet
Lifestyle Smoking or taking tobacco in any from should be given up completely. Hot formentation, alternate sponging, or application of heat to the back will also give immediate relief

Yoga
Bhujangasa.
Shalabhasana
Halasana
Savasanaa


WOMEN AND OBESITY
Some girls, who used to be slim prior to their marriage, gain weight gradually after marriage. This is due to the changed eating habits or eating rich food to which they might not be used to previously. Perhaps a more care free & comfortable life is also to be blamed for this. This is acceptable to them as well as to their spouses now to consider their weight gain as a sign of good health until they become pregnant.

Obesity right from the first month of pregnancy has its own disadvantages. The fatty tissues in the abdomen make it difficult for the expanding uterus, as the months advance exert great pressure on the bladder & bowels, disturbing the function of these waste eliminating organs. Wrong conceptions about the needs of a pregnant woman that she should eat double the amount of food to feed her and her child to be born and she should rest and relax more to preserve her energy for the time of labour. Nothing is near the truth, because the correct way of sensible eating & mild exercises & activities till the time of delivery facilitated a normal & comfortable delivery of a healthy child.

While in some cases there is reduction in weight after childbirth, in other, the young mothers keep gaining weight & remain obese for the rest of their lives. Generally two reasons can be attributed for obesity after childbirth. If normal delivery of the child is not there then this deprive the young mother of normal activities & exercises after delivery, resulting in the uterus not shrinking as it should, and gradually distension of abdomen takes place. The additional nourishment consumed undergoes poor digestion and the weight keeps increasing.
Some young mothers despite normal delivery gain weight steadily because they are fed on fatty & starchy food in place of proper nutritious food under the erroneous notion that the weakness caused by labour can only be compensated by a rich diet. Sometimes young mothers, after delivery is also make rest more than it is necessary. Just as exercises is a must till almost the last stages of delivery for easy delivery, mild exercise after delivery is necessary for the contraction of the uterus to its original size. But exercise becomes more difficult if there is a weight increase. There fore, obesity worsens the condition.
Women, who use contraceptive devices, oral contraceptives on a regular basis also tend to become obese. This is due to the effect on the hormones contained in those drugs.

Menopause:

Some women tend to gain weight during their menopause. Due to hormonal imbalance, obesity sets in, even though they had maintained normal weight previously. Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life. Some women seek medical solutions in the form of hormone supplement for their irregular monthly cycles, disturbing symptoms & mild discomforts. Obesity caused by hormone pills is a bit difficult to get rid unlike other forms of obesity. Yet unani medicines successfully treated these hormone pills related obesity.

Mind over body:

Some women suffer from obesity for identifiable psychological reasons that manifest themselves as expressions of their underlying unhappiness and for no other reason. Such persons feel unwanted at home & outside. They develop severe complexes, become discontented with every one around & become indifferent towards anything & everything. They lose interest in every activity, which provide a pleasant diversion. In such cases, unless the under lying cause is attended to, they remain obese. Whenever they feel tense, overcome with unknown fears they seek a diversion in frequent eating. This type of eating gives them only a false sense of their tension being eased. At such times due to the absence of actual hunger, they resort to eating snacks, which please their palate. This naturally ads bulk the body.

Hormonal influence

Endocrine glands are organs, which pour internal secretion into our blood. But for these glands, the growth of our body & mind becomes defective & results in various disorders & diseases, obesity being one of them. The glands produce some chemical substances, which are called hormones. Hormone is a circulating chemical substance that is capable of acting on distant organs from its original site. The glands that function in a unique way need a mention in this chapter because a few glands & other functions are responsible for causing obesity. These are the pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, pacers & gonads.
Hormones are the agents that stirrup activity and bring about psychological changes in our behavior & bodily functions. Abnormal conditions of our health, is the direct result of an excess or deficient secretion of these hormones.

Overeating or Binge Eating: Among the glands, the pituitary is the master gland that governs all other glands. It somewhat hangs from the hypothalamus which is at the base of the brain. It monitors the activities of the other glands to produce exactly the correct amount of their respective hormones.

Hypothalamus is a group of neurons that act as the centre for appetite, the stimulation of which results in the sensation of hunger. If there is an abnormal function of this appetite centre in the hypothalamus, obesity is caused due to overeating.
Obesity also results if the hormones that the pituitary gland secretes are deficient. One notable feature of this deficiency is along with causing obesity the height of the person gets retarded particularly in the case of growing children. Girls stay short and stout and the onset of menses is delayed or absent for a very long period. In cases where this gland is overactive and secrete hormones in excess of what it should, the person grows to an abnormal size. This is known as gigantism.
The second gland that contributes obesity is the thyroid. This is situated in the neck. A deficiency in the hormones secreted by these gland results in the speedy division of cells. Such an increase in the number of cells cause obesity.
The third gland is the adrenals. These are two in number & are situated above the kidneys. The hormones that these glands, secrete, control our emotions anger, fear, etc. Excess secretion of these hormones, or when these hormones are administered in massive doses cause a severe disorder known, as Cushing’s syndrome. This is also known by the name moon face. Any tumor or inflammation in this gland also causes Cushing’s syndrome. The person so afflicted bloats to abnormal proportions & becomes the victim of various other disorders too, like hypertension & diabetes.
The pancreas is a very important digestive organ that secretes the digestive pancreatic juice and an essential endocrine hormone the insulin. Insulin is very essential in sugar metabolism. The stored fat from the refined carbohydrates & sugar due to the abnormal sugar metabolism result in obesity.
In some cases, if the sex hormones secreted by the ovaries in females are deficient during menopause, obesity results. Administering hormones further adds to the bulk. So is the case after hysterectomy in some women.

Food Addiction

Addictions are of many types. All of us are addicted to something without even knowing why & how we are addicted. Generally tobacco, alcohol, drugs like opium & heroin are thought to be the things which a person gets addicted to. But most of us are unaware of an equally serious addiction that is addiction to food. Different people are addicted to some food items. Some are addicted to carbohydrates in the form of rice or even wheat, some to spicy food, some to sweets, some to fast food & other commercial food. There are persons who get addicted even to bread & milk. Individually those foods as an addiction, to any one of these, may be harmless without visible discomfort. If abstained from, or lesser quantity of particular type of food is taken, one may feel some sort of all gone sensation in the stomach or suffer other withdrawal symptoms. But once they are introduced again, the withdrawals may disappear. As in any other addiction, the more one eats, the more the food is
relished. The craving for eating keeps increasing day by day.

Withdrawal fears

Addiction to overeating is a serious problem, because it causes obesity. Overeating unwittingly begins at a very young age when it can be easily controlled or got rid of. But on being ignored or even encouraged, it reaches a stage when withdrawing or controlling it becomes extremely difficult. We often see persons overeating the type of food they are fond of addiction to isolated food items can be considered quite harmless compared to addiction to overeating. Bur if that isolated food happens to contain more calories than the isolated food happens to contain more calories than the food requires, addiction to that particular type of food will definitely be difficult to control. In case that particular food is not available, something else will be sought which gives the satisfaction of eating the missing one. On some cases there are no such cravings for high calorie food like sweets and other processed food. A person simply eats anything that is available till his stomach is
uncomfortably full. Less quantity of food makes the individual restless until her eats again after a few minutes interval.
The underlying cause for such overeating lies basically with the abnormal functions of the endocrine glands and the amount of hormones they produce. Availability of food in abundance is another reasons why addiction overeating is difficult to handle.

In general to men & women: Sometimes, competition creates greater enthusiasm to eat more, at times it happens that just for the sake of it, people over eat when they are in company. But all this leads to progressive addiction to food. When a person is engaged in some work the need to eat is not felt much as it is when he sits idle watching games, sports or even while chatting or traveling. Having nothing else to do, they indulge in eating every now and then.
Addiction substitutes:

Addiction to drugs, cigarettes & alcohol also cause obesity but not in every one. Sometimes, to quit the habit of smoking or drinking, some people seek substitutes happen to be food, which are high in calories. They seem to be mostly chocolates, other sweets or tasty fast food. Some psychological reasons can be attributed for such behavior. Most of the persons who decide to give up smoking or drinking have a feeling that by abstaining from these, they are depriving themselves of the pleasure they derive by indulging in them. They also feel that they should eat more of such food lest they should suffer from physical weakness. If they are advised or forced by others to quit smoking or alcohol, they almost invariably feel that they are obliging others by giving it a try. Therefore, they wish to compensate by eating what they like most, but not what could be a productive substitute.
Drugs that contain mercury & arsenic are prescribes for a variety of diseases. These if taken on a regular basis, result in obesity.

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