Thursday, October 06, 2016

Fit life

Living is an art. It doesn’t come easily to everyone. The mankind has been struggling since the very beginning. There were many enlightened who tried to teach the mankind how to live and few are still teaching us. Only a few are able to weave their lives beautifully while many others struggle hard to make anything out of it or even just live it, live it happily. We are burdened with the obligations which have come to us as a legacy and few which we have imposed on ourselves. Studying, scoring good marks, getting best job and possessing all the materialistic are some of the main ones to mention. ‘Are these all a must to live?’, my unhappy mind asks me many a times. Then says my inner voice, ‘Not necessarily. They are only required to make our lives better’. We make our lives bitter when we don’t get certain things we desire which we think are necessary to make life better. Life can still be good if not better . So happiness comes from within, from nowhere else. So though not easier I would try to be happy listening to that feeble inner voice that echoes those positive thoughts. Life is all about staying happy. It let’s us live life to the fullest which otherwise would be incomplete as we would take part in everything around passively . I believe, staying active is the other side of being happy. A depressed, unhappy mind would never be active. Sometimes unhappiness fills the belly and in some extreme divulgence is seen, either of which cut short the lifespan by making us weak devoid of nutrients or making us obese and unhealthy. Neither of these are good for the heart. So though not easier I would try to be happy always listening to that feeble inner voice. Though being happy, staying active and eating better are interrelated. This is only one side of the story. The happier me can’t eat however I want. I need to eat the right food in right proportions. I include green leafy vegetables and salads often in my lunch and dinner. But my taste buds crave for those fried snacks and very often I end up in the guilt pleasure of savoring them in large quantities to satiate myself. This is something inevitable, I can’t avoid the fried stuff completely. So I would switch to better oil like Saffolalife which is healthier for the heart. I am an active person but I have a very bad habit of going to bed late night and getting up late in the morning. On those days, when I get up earlier, I’m more fresh and active throughout. So now, I think I need to take this small step of inculcating this good habit.

 “I am joining the Saffolalife #ChhoteKadam initiative in association with BlogAdda and follow these small steps for a healthy heart.”

Monday, July 04, 2016

Before It's Too Late......

Being in proper shape is almost everybody’s priority. If unhappy with ones looks, what not an individual does? If plump, one diets and sweats in the gym for hours and sometimes workouts for long hours in the gym and dieting are also unyielding. If lean, one relies on sprouts or protein drinks spending some extra bucks from the pockets for really a very long time. And still may not be happy if the individual is short as nothing can be done in this aspect; we all know linear growth stops after certain age. Having good looks has an impact on almost every person’s confidence level and hence his success in life. So is it not important to pay an attention to diet in the early days of ones life, the growing years?  I need not remind, it is the whole responsibility of parents to take care of the children from the very beginning of their life. It is their responsibility to see that they are gaining a healthy weight and growing taller with age.

It is not just about proper height and weight gain to look good and feel good, it is much more beyond that. It is living a healthy life ahead, with that healthy mind in the healthy body.  We always relate weight with fat and protein mass in the body but in growing years, a healthy weight gain is related to proper growth of the internal organs of the body by the pediatricians. All the internal organs need to grow into proper size for that proper functioning, contributing to healthy weight and height gain and hence required BMI (Body Mass Index).

Children, especially toddlers, are so much into their own world of playing
and exploring the new world around that they don’t even feel the hunger though their stomachs have emptied long back. The school going ones are so much tired with the activities in the schools that they are on bed as soon as they are back home. They hardly eat on time as we elders do. It is the most crucial time of growth for the children and I need not say, it is the most worrisome matter for the parents.

One runs so much around  children to feed them and still half of the food is left out on platter and the children remain deficient of the nutrition. And so growth rate is slower and the required growth may remain underachieved if care is not taken prior to its cessation. So what should one do to catch up with the lost growth? Very simple, add some extra nutrition to the food so that the nutrition deficiency gets compensated. The quantity need not be more if the quality of the food is great. “It is never too late,”  they say, but that is right only on certain contexts, not  always. Isn’t it? A parent should start taking the right measures before the time( growing period)is completely gone. A healthy drink in the morning and in the evening can do enough benefit to the growing children. Happy parenting.

Friday, June 03, 2016

Datsun Redi Go-My Car

I always wanted to own a small car, I mean not a long one, compact from outside and yet spacious inside, which made people on roads turn their heads with its best looks. But it doesn’t mean a compromise on the performance of the car. A good mileage is mandatory, in fact one of the top requirements. I know it is the top priority of many too. Well, who doesn’t want in these times of inflation when every now and then there are hikes in prices of petrol and diesel?

Whenever outside, I always looked at those good looking cars with awe and noted down the brand, model names. As soon as I came home, I always checked the other details like mileage, price, interiors etc. Those car ads on TV always brought me to the hall no matter whether I was busy in kitchen, in the back yard or garden. Such is my craze for the cars. But not to forget, I don’t like to spend lavishly even on cars with all the desirable features. Owning a car isn’t everything in life for the middle class, there are many important things in life to be considered, especially in these inflation affected times. Isn’t it? Is it possible to have one with good looks and performance at a lower price? No, not possible; if you are thinking so, then you are wrong. It wasn’t possible until now. Now, with the new Datsun ready Go my search for a best car suitable for me ends. If the priorities I mentioned are yours too, then your search ends too.

It has many admirable features along with great looks. Be it the Yukan Design or the D-Cut Gruille with honey comb pattern with the ‘ Datsun’ badge in the center, all make it more attractive. The ‘Yukan’ design is the first thing thing that I liked about this car. This compact car has still more to offer, high stance allows one inside the car to enjoy a wider view of the roads and surroundings. Its efficient performance with 25.17kmpl and smaller turning radius, make one go around with it swiftly. Smaller turning radius definitely makes it more convenient and for me that would be fun making faster turns, which otherwise are more time consuming and boring. So mileage and the smaller turning radius are the second and third things which make me go for it. These are just a few to mention while the car offers much more at a lower price. Isn’t this exciting? One definitely falls in love with it at the very moment of a first look at it. One shouldn’t be late in checking with the nearby distributors as it is to be launched on June 7th. So if you want to have it before anyone in the town and show it off all around, hurry up.

Owning a Datsun redi-Go would mean, Fun. Freedom.Confidence.
The ultimate Urban Cross - Datsun redi-GO - the capability of a crossover with the convenience of a hatchback.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Did You Know Drug Addicts Who Don't Find Painkillers Turn To Anti-Diarrhea Drugs?

Addictions not only have harmful effects on a person’s health and life but also affect the people living around. They completely take over a man, especially drug addiction, making him live a worthless life.  Despite every effort by an individual to quit addiction, it often relapses because of the structural and functional changes that have taken place in the person’s brain. Government has implied a ban on issuing the Opioids at a store without a prescription, any such acts would make legal cases on the particular drug store and the addict involved.
Did you know addicts who don’t find pain killers turn to anti diarrhoea drugs?
Deaths of a few persons with the history of drug addiction in the United States recently  has disclosed the fact that addicts are turning to anti diarrhoea drugs like Loperamide. A 39 year old with a history of drug addiction collapsed at home and was declared dead at the hospital due to severe cardiac arrest. And the autopsy showed very high doses of Loperamide in the tissues.

Loperamide is also an Opioid like Heroin and Morphine which acts on Opioid receptors in the gut. It has a hard time crossing the blood brain barrier. It is   used to treat diarrhoea in lower doses. In higher doses it acts like Heroin and Morphine on the CNS causing high.
It is cheap and requires no prescription and so it is easily accessible at the drug store with no legal issues. For these reasons few addicts are turning to anti diarrhoea drugs like Loperamide to abuse. While few others who are trying to overcome addiction are self treating with Loperamide to face the withdrawal symptoms like muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea.  Drug addiction is something very hard to quit. And few are turning to the anti diarrhoea drugs to quit addiction to Heroin and Morphine without the knowledge of its ill effects on the body.

In higher doses Loperamide not only causes severe constipation but also has lethal effects on heart making the heart beat irregular.  So it is very necessary to take a doctor’s advice instead of self-treating or taking any medicines for any addiction or disease.

Despite strong will, it is very hard to quit drug addiction without the help of a doctor because of the changes that have already taken place in the body. So I can say, in order not to fall into such practices which later become addictions, one should try to live a happy contented life with good practices like Yoga, which not only heal the body but also the soul. ‘A healthy mind is in a healthy body’ isn’t it? I can say Yoga is very much advised by the doctor’s too these days, for total health care.  Modern medicines along with traditional healthy practices off course help one to come out of bad habits or addictions faster and easily.