Image Courtesy : Photo by Petar Starčević from Pexels Smoking is one of the dangerous habits our society is addicted to. It breaks my heart to see people who have successfully quit smoking, return to it. Their excuse is usually as flimsy as unbearable work stress or mid-life crisis. Well, how does smoking help you combat those problems, I wonder? Allow me to offer compelling reasons on why you should quit smoking. It is extremely sad to hear people, especially those with kids, claim … [Read more...] about Why You Should Quit Smoking?
Working out regularly is usually high on new year resolution lists people fail to achieve. For me, it just goes back on the list every year and then I manage to fall off the wagon every single time. Here are my 4 beginner’s tips before you start to exercise on a daily basis. I am not an athlete by nature or have ever been involved in even medium physical activity so whenever I start exercising, I am a beginner. My physical fitness journey is pretty much limited to a yoga class, a few zumba … [Read more...] about 4 Beginner’s Tips Before You Start to Exercise
This winter has been uncomfortably cold for Hyderabad. Interestingly, prior to the cold was the season of allergy when almost everyone was or still is suffering from cold and cough and flu and what not. Changing seasons are hard on the body, especially when your immune system is not at its best. But, did you know that your house is making you sick? The dust mites, mold, cockroaches and pollens could be the foremost reasons for your headaches, congestion, sinus and even mental health.The … [Read more...] about 6 Ways Your House is Making You Sick
I should have done this post long long ago, especially living with someone with irregular working hours for almost four years now! Since the new job four years back, Mr. P has been working irregular hours and I know the pain of having a messed up routine first hand. As a spouse, even my routine was pretty disturbed till a year back when I put my foot down. I had to make the decision of not living according to his irregular working hours but creating a routine of my own for the sake of my health … [Read more...] about How to live with irregular working hours?
People who have diabetes and auto-immune diseases are prone to skin damage and wounds which when left untreated can result in serious health issues. One of my friend’s parents underwent something similar when they visited a dermatologist for help with extremely cracked feet. While taking the necessary treatment, it turned out that some infection spread from the cracked heel to the entire leg immediately within a day and pus started to pour out of the wound. It has been over a month and the wound … [Read more...] about Why is Skin Care Regimen Important?
It is advised to cultivate rituals instead of habits to make them a part of your lifestyle. Rituals have a sanctity associated with them where as habits are more enforced and, thus, easier to break. Morning Rituals have a great impact on how your day goes and how you feel. Getting up in the morning is a chore for most of the people. Even half of those who are forced to get up early in the morning do it because they do not have a choice and spend their morning doing chores in an almost robotic … [Read more...] about 3 Morning Rituals to a Great Day
Updated from September 19, 2012. I can still picture myself sitting on my single bed and writing this post. I was probably hungry and gorging on some snacks late night during the weekend and that would have given me the idea of doing a post on the topic. Life has come a long long way since then!! But, yes, my love for midnight snacks remains unchanged and undisputed. I totally love to gorge on midnight snacks. Making my disclaimer - having snacks late in the night is not recommended and is an … [Read more...] about Do you love midnight snacks?
Updated from September 14th, 2015. This is one of the most helpful tricks I have learned over the years which keeps your weight in check. Yes, most of the times when you think you are feeling hungry, it is your body craving for water. You can get hungry for water if you are not drinking enough of it. We all get hunger pangs at different times of day. What is your immediate reaction? Grab a snack? Or, reach out for that bag of chips lying in front of you? Well, this is one of the major reasons … [Read more...] about You can get hungry for water!
You spend a full one third of your entire life in bed, why the devil would you settle for something that isn’t comfortable? We spend weeks and months deliberating over what car to buy, what television to get, which smartphone is best. Yet, our beds we barely think about at all. So buying an entire new bed can be expensive I know but there are ways to improve the comfort of your existing sleeping surface. After all when you go to bed at night you owe your poor hard working body all the comfort it … [Read more...] about How to Boost Your Bed’s Comfort Level?
If you have been a regular reader of the blog, you would already be aware of the fact that I love using essential oils. I use them in all possible places and diffusing is one of my favorite ways to relax. Diffusers are the easiest ways to make your home smell amazing. Many say burning aromatic candles gives the same feel but then I have not really come across the good ones. Do you know that essential oils have effects on our emotional brain? Smells can evoke memories more powerfully than any … [Read more...] about 3 Eco-Friendly Ways to make Your Home smell Amazing