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12 Best Gift Ideas For You This Christmas

Glad tidings are in the air! As you prepare for Christmas, here are some of the best healthy gift ideas you have ever heard of. It’s a great feeling to give and receive gifts.
So here they are………..
Home for Christmas by Susan Boyle

You know what? Music is the language of the soul. It relaxes your mind and reduces stress levels.This is a classic album and has a great collection of songs. This would be one of the best gifts you would have ever given.

Heart rate monitor

This helps to manage heart rate during workouts. It is easy to program, comfortable to wear and has an alarm system.  It would be one of the most thoughtful and useful gifts which will be treasured by your loved ones.
Organic gift basket

This would be a really environmentally friendly and a healthy gift for your friends and family. This organic tea flowering gift set is kept in a handcrafted mahogany bamboo chest with six flowering tea blossoms. And you know what? Organic tea is so healthy and beneficial for the mind, body and …

The Stunning Health Hazards Of Sugary Drinks

Too much of any good thing is harmful. This rings true in case of sugary beverages such as sugar sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks. A data reveal that these drinks may indirectly cause the deaths of about 180,000 people worldwide each year. I am going to give you a detailed picture about the reasons.


Sugary drinks can cause diabetes, heart disease and cancer
A recent study says that consumption of sugary drinks has considerably increased among the US population and it forms the largest source of beverage calorie consumption on a daily basis. Health scientists warn us that it may have harmful effects on our bodies. When the intake of sugar is increased it raises a person's overall calorie intake. This leads to diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.

Sugary drinks can cause endometrial cancer
A research study which has been released very recently says that postmenopausal women who drank sweetened beverages were at a higher risk of developing en…

How To Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

Have you heard about the fragile bone disease? Well, it is popularly known as osteoporosis. The latest info about this is scientists have found out a hand held device to detect the early signs of osteoporosis. The best way to prevent osteoporosis is to start building bone density when you are in your 30’s and minimizing the loss of bone in the following years.

The three best options put forth by Harvard scientists to prevent this disease are
1.Doing weight bearing exercises and the best example for this could be none other than walking. 2.Get enough calcium each day 3.Get enough vitamin D each day

Exercise

Walking can be quite relaxing and above that it offers a host of health benefits. A brisk walk for at least 30 minutes a day not only prevents bone loss but also strengthens muscles and enhances balance and flexibility. Here I have attached an YouTube video which will teach you simple exercises to prevent osteoporosis.

Calcium
Harvard nutritionists say that adults require approximately 1,00…

Amazing Physical And Psychological Health Benefits of Taekwondo

Today is my son’s birthday and I thought it would be great if I write about some form of martial arts which he loves. After breaking my head I chanced upon the title Taekwondo. If this sounds Greek and Latin to you, here I am to explain all about it.


What isTaekwondo? It is a Korean martial art form which is an amalgam of self defense techniques, sports and exercise. It was developed in the 1940’s by various Korean masters. The term Taekwondo was coined by Choi Hong Hi.
Being a health blogger I just look for health benefits with a big microscope even in a little grain of sand. And you know what? This taekwondo has amazing health benefits.
Health benefits of Taekwondo
·It improves good cholesterol, blood pressure and muscle tone ·Helps in weight loss, fight obesity and reduces stress ·Enhances flexibility, stamina and energy ·Gives a good night’s sleep ·Improves balance in older people and increases bone strength. ·Boosts immune system and wards off depression ·Flushes out toxins and makes body …

How To Make Delicious Arabian Sushi

I am going to talk about a recipe that is a fusion of Japanese, Arab and American cultures. Sound interesting, does it not? Well, let me spill out the beans, it is Arabian Sushi which is the brainchild of an American Chef who learnt the Japanese way of life and presently resides in Dubai. The presentation is Japanese and the fillings are Arabian.
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Let us move on to the recipe, shall we?
Arabian Sushi-
Ingredients;
·3 cups Japanese rice (Nishki or Carlose) ·¾ cup water ·1/3 cup rice vinegar ·3tbsp sugar ·1tsp salt ·8 nori sheets
The fillings can be Middle Eastern as per your preference.
Preparation- ·Rinse the rice until the water becomes clear. Drain water and keep aside for 20 minutes. Then cook the rice in a cooker and leave it for 15 minutes.
·Mix rice vinegar, sugar and …

7 Medically Proven Tips To Prevent Neck Pain

The worst thing to hamper your progress and reduce your quality of life is neck pain. There is no outward sign to prove that you are suffering from neck pain. But it causes a lot of stress. It seems that 20% of the world’s population are suffering from chronic neckpain.
What are the common types of neck pain?
According to Harvard scientists the common types are
·Muscle pain ·Muscle spasm ·Headache ·Facet joint pain ·Nerve pain ·Referred pain ·Bone pain
You may suffer from a combination or at least any one of them. So how canyou reduce the  frequency of neck pain? It can be made possible by making small adjustments to your lifestyle. Dr. Zechariah Issac a big name in the Spine Care Medicine gives the following wonderful steps.

·Never stay in a particular position for a long time. Like sitting glued to your computer. Just walk as often as you can.
·You can make some ergonomic adjustments to your furniture or computer, anything which you feel is the cause of your back pain. It may be as simple as a…