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Nocturnal munching is something that puts you off every time you do it, especially if you are on a weight loss regime and yet you fail to control it. You are not alone if you feel like devouring your refrigerator in the middle of a night and feel guilty immediately. Midnight sugar attack is the most common and most harmful at the same time. Sugar cravings reach their pinnacle during the night time, making you feel hungrier. It is also a time wherein when you start eating, you eat ravenously. If not stopped, this can have negative and unwanted effects on your body in the form of weight gain. Even if you can’t go to bed without giving in, choose the food wisely. Instead of the sweet or junk food that you crave, go for healthier substitutes that may not be as harmful during that time. These late-night cravings are…

Sleep is one of the primary strengths and support of Maharshi Ayurveda. It impersonates a fairly significant role as that of a diet when it comes to supporting health and balance in the body. It has enormous health benefits as it helps in alleviating stress and reviving energy. While we are sleeping, our body works to repair and restore the tissues. Sleep influences each and every part of our lives, ranging from our work performance to our long-term mental and physical health. But, quite regularly, we spend restless nights, or our eyes abruptly pop open at 2 am, and we just can’t fall sleepover. This happens due to sleep imbalance in our body, which is usually caused due to a number of factors. According to Ayurveda, sleep imbalance is normally caused due to an imbalance in the three doshas namely, Vata, Kapha, and pitta doshas. Usually, when the coordination between…

Sleeping well directly affects your physical and mental health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious levy on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance, and even your weight. Yet many of us regularly toss and turn at night, striving hard to get the sleep we need. There is a solution. Making easy but important changes to your daytime routine and bedtime habits can have a sound effect on how well you sleep, leaving you feeling mentally sharp, emotionally balanced, and full of energy all day long. How Can I Get a Good Night’s Sleep? Getting a better night’s sleep may seem like an impossible goal when you’re wide awake at 2 AM, but you have much more control over the quality of your sleep than you realize. Just as how you feel during your waking hours often connects on how well you…

Diwali came and went, and we didn’t even realize the impact it had on your body. Besides the extra pounds that you put on during Diwali festivities, the body also finds it difficult to digest the festive diet that is loaded with fats, sugar, and carbohydrates. This is that time of the year when there is a lot of pressure on the system to digest complex foods such as these as they also lead to indigestion and heaviness. Going on a disturbing guilt trip after indulging in over-eating is pointless. There are some ways to detox your body post-Diwali and following those simple food and drink, options can be very helpful. 1. Kickstart Your Day With Lemon Water After Diwali is over, make sure to start your day with lemon water. Lemon is the best detoxifying agent that is present. It acts like a magic potion that aids not only…

The festive is all over the air now and so with it is the celebration. Undoubtedly any celebration is incomplete without variants of foods, and more specifically sweets. But is it okay to cheat your diet during the festive season! Probably not. But then it is also hard to resist the taste buds from taking a heart-filling bite, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet. So, what should be done? Do not worry, as we are here to provide you with a complete guide of how to maintain your diet this festive season. We know for a fact that during the festive season we are bound to eat more, thus, gaining weight more rapidly. At times we either just stop bothering about it or we start to follow unhealthy ways of keeping the balance. For sure, these unhealthy ways are not the solution and so is not ignorance, so…

The extra few pounds that you find a hard time getting rid of can be shed by giving up alcohol. Nowadays, alcohol has become an integral part of our lives. The youth digs for the weekend to come after a long, exhausting week to have a glass of wine or two with friends. This has become a culture, making alcohol, more or less, a part of the diet as well. It is more like a feel-good drug and is consumed on mass levels. Alcohol has been found to have some benefits. For instance, red wine is believed to reduce the risk of heart disease. But the fact remains that alcohol plays a role in weight management. Skipping alcohol can give impressive results as far as weight loss is concerned. Following are the ways alcohol can put a stop on your weight loss plans 1. Alcohol Supplies more Calories than Proteins…

Nocturnal munching is something that puts you off every time you do it, especially if you are on a weight loss regime and yet you fail to control it. You are not alone if you feel like devouring your refrigerator in the middle of a night and feel guilty immediately. Midnight sugar attack is the most common and most harmful at the same time. Sugar cravings reach their pinnacle during the night time, making you feel hungrier. It is also a time wherein when you start eating, you eat ravenously. If not stopped, this can have negative and unwanted effects on your body in the form of weight gain. Even if you can’t go to bed without giving in, choose the food wisely. Instead of the sweet or junk food that you crave, go for healthier substitutes that may not be as harmful during that time. These late-night cravings are…

Bleeding for seven days every month comes with its share of an ordeal- the blood, cramps, mood swings, days of being bed-ridden and to top it all, bloating; as if cramps were a picnic! Not all but almost 70 percent of women suffer from bloating which piles on to their already escalated concerns about weight gain. All the more problematic when your clothes do not fit you for the seven days you bleed. The question that arises is whether there is any way to combat bloating during the periods. It does have effects on our psychology if you are already reeling with issues regarding your weight. While you may certainly feel bloated from head to toe, the most common areas to swell are the breasts, face, abdomen, legs, ankles, and feet. Causes The main cause is the sharp dip in progesterone right before your period starts. Changes in estrogen levels…

Our heart functions very much like the earth, we tend to forget about its presence until it does something unusual. We are totally ignorant about what our heart is doing, and when it comes to ‘heart rate’ it can be paralleled with the speed of a car. It must not be too slow, or too high; it should be just right. The same is with the heart rate, it must not be erratic, fast or slow; the heart rhythm must be maintained for the good of your health. How Your Heart Rate Affects Your Health? If you are still wondering as to why is maintaining heart rate important, in that case, let us unveil to you the fact that, the heart is central to every action taking place in the body. The function of the heart, that is, cardiac output, is directly proportional to the stroke volume, in simpler language;…

More than just a male sex hormone, testosterone is key to the overall well-being of the body of an individual. As one age, it is natural for testosterone levels to dip. Insufficient testosterone levels serve to unfavorably affect body composition. Also, with age, people tend to gain weight as a result of low testosterone levels. Thus, it becomes important to maintain its optimal levels to ensure the proper functioning of the body. Low levels of testosterone can also lead to reduced sex drive and infertility. Although the decline in their levels is natural post a certain age, there are some ways that can make slower or even reverse the process. 1. Getting Enough Sleep Not getting restful, quality sleep is sure to affect not only your testosterone levels but also other chemicals that are needed for the proper functioning of the body. A study has revealed that testosterone levels can…