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Check đź”› BMI

Check đź”› BMI

Although the weight chart is generally very helpful, a better way to find out whether you are obese or not is to determine your Body Mass Index (BMI) BMI takes into account both your height and weight in determining whether there is excess fat. The BMI chart that is considered the ‘measurement of choice’ by […]

Spinal Flexibility Test : It’s ...

Spinal Flexibility Test : It’s Easy

The spinal flexibility test consists of bending over forwards while keeping your knees straight. At any age you should be able to touch the ground with your fingers. If you can’t, and most of us can’t, your spine has lost its youthful elasticity. The loss of spinal flexibility eventually causes the vertebrae to impinge on […]

Know Your Cholesterol

Know Your Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring, fat-like substance with a complex chemical formula, and is used to build cells and make hormones. Some amount of cholesterol is necessary for healthy and proper functioning of the body cells. For example, the presence of cholesterol is essential for the formation of reproductive  hormones and metabolism of vitamin D in the […]

When Stomach Disagrees

When Stomach Disagrees

A stomach ache is one of the more annoying things in life especially when you have things to do Reach for a light snack, when your stomach is hurting and you haven’t been eating; having a snack is often the quickest way to ease the pain. Food in your stomach will absorb excess stomach acid, which can […]

Cautious Use Of Antibiotics

Cautious Use Of Antibiotics

Antibiotics are commonly used drugs to treat infections caused by bacteria. They are not effective against viruses. Researchers from around the world report an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They have found that instead of being prescribed exclusively for bacterial infections, these drugs are being used to treat several upper respiratory tract infections, such as the common […]

Unexpected Weight Changes

Unexpected Weight Changes

In most individuals , the reasons for change in weight are obvious. Changes in diet or activity are the usual explanations. However, physical illness also can effect your weight. An unexpected weight change of 5 to 10 per cent of your weight in six or fewer months is significant. If you lose or gain weight […]

Limit your exposure to X rays

Limit your exposure to X rays

  X rays are a wonderful addition to the world of medicine. They allow the doctor to peer inside the body without opening it up. But X rays can also be harmful; according to Dr. John Gofman, Ph.D., professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, we tend receive too many. You may not think twice when […]

WOMEN – CHECK YOUR BREASTS

WOMEN – CHECK YOUR BREASTS

Women should begin monthly breast self-examination at age twenty and continue it throughout life, as experts suggest. Eighty per cent of cancerous tumours are discovered by women themselves. How should the breasts be examined ? At first , you may want to examine them daily to get used to how your breasts normally feel. Over time, you’ll […]

THE MULTI TALENTED VITAMIN -C

THE MULTI TALENTED VITAMIN -C

Vitamin C is probably the best known and most widely used of the vitamins. It was first discovered when Jacques Cartier (1491-1557), a French explorer who opened up Newfoundland and Canada, connected the absence of fresh fruit and vegetables to scurvy. Ascorbic acid, a synthetic form of vitamin C, does not appear in nature, and is thus […]

PAINFUL MENSES

PAINFUL MENSES

Most women are familiar with menstrual cramps. During menstruation, you may feel pain in the lower abdomen, possibly extending to the hips, lower back or thighs. Some women also have nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or general aching. It is normal to have mild abdominal cramps on the first day or two of your period (more than half […]