Heard of the 7 Days Challenge? Not ‘Eat, pray, love’ but ‘Eat, move, live’

Heard of the 7 Days Challenge? Not ‘Eat, pray, love’ but ‘Eat, move, live’

Want to eat healthier? Or move around town in a more sustainable manner? Or just lead your daily life in a smarter way? You need to try the 7 Days Challenge. The Swedish Embassy here, in association with the TERI School of Advanced Studies, has organised the Challenge targeting youth from classes 9 to 12 in schools and graduate and post-graduate students in colleges across the national capital from January 17 to 23. The Challenge is basically a call to action for the participants to practise sustainable lifestyles and consists…

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Love adding extra salt to your food? You may be putting yourself at risk of dementia

Love adding extra salt to your food? You may be putting yourself at risk of dementia

Love to eat crispy roasted nuts and potato wafers that are high in salt? Beware, besides harming your heart, it may also harm your brain and lead to dementia, researchers have warned. In mice, the high-salt diet reduced the resting cerebral blood flow by 28% in the cortex and 25% in the hippocampus – brain regions involved in learning and memory. This impairment in the blood flow to the brain was caused by a decrease in the production of nitric oxide – a gas generated by endothelial cells – the…

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Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

Here are 10 House of Mahendra Doshi home decor pieces we would love to buy

This collection of finely-restored furniture and artefacts has been put together as part of the ongoing exhibition and sale by the House of Mahendra Doshi at the CSMVS, Mumbai These days, you will find furniture pieces from different eras and in myriad styles coexisting wondrously together within the Coomaraswamy Hall, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai. As soon as you enter, an eclectic selection of Gothic bookcases, exquisite screens and art deco dining tables, among others, will catch your eye, with each vying for your attention. This…

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Interesting Facts About IIT That Will Make You Fall in Love with The Institution

Interesting Facts About IIT That Will Make You Fall in Love with The Institution

Studying in an IIT is a dream for many. From putting in the best of the efforts to finding the finest coaching institute that uses excellent teaching methodologies including mock tests, helping the students easily apply for JEE online, online studying options like Aakash iTutorand providing them with the required study material, students do it all to get a step closer to their dream of studying in an IIT. Rated as the best tech institute of the country, IIT is the hub for toppers and is equipped with the best…

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Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Come summer, come winter, we Indians love salty food. We can’t imagine snack time without munching on chatpata fries, samosas, chaats and other namkeens. While most of us are aware of the fact that too much salt is not good for our health, we often turn a blind eye, or forget to keep a check amidst all the celebrations and get-togethers. Just a little pinch of it can transform an ordinary dish into a lip-smacking treat. The truth is salt as an ingredient is not completely bad for our health….

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How to get rid of love handles?

How to get rid of love handles?

Love handle is basically belly fat, which rests around your waist. Wear a body hugging dress or your favourite golden saree, and they will play peekaboo, making you hide behind pictures that grab your waist below. While there is no shortcut to getting rid of these pockets of fat, Aashu Kumar Jaivir, Lifestyle counsellor, shows some exercises that can get you moving. Bicycle crunches Bicycle crunches 14:00 The most effective way of burning off that excessive fat! Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground….

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How to get rid of love handles?

How to get rid of love handles?

Love handle is basically belly fat, which rests around your waist. Wear a body hugging dress or your favourite golden saree, and they will play peekaboo, making you hide behind pictures that grab your waist below. While there is no shortcut to getting rid of these pockets of fat, Aashu Kumar Jaivir, Lifestyle counsellor, shows some exercises that can get you moving. Bicycle crunches Bicycle crunches 14:00 The most effective way of burning off that excessive fat! Lie flat on the floor with the lower back pressed into the ground….

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Your Love for Sugary Beverages May Cause Prediabetes

Your Love for Sugary Beverages May Cause Prediabetes

Individuals who regularly consume sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, colas and other carbonated beverages, and non-carbonated fruit drinks such as lemonade and fruit punch, may be at an higher risk of developing prediabetes, new research has revealed. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood sugar is high, but not high enough to be Type 2 diabetes. If diagnosed early, it is reversible through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. “Our results suggest that high sugar-sweetened beverage intake increases the chances of developing early warning signs for Type 2 diabetes,”…

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You Snooze You Lose: 5 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Morning Workout

You Snooze You Lose: 5 Ways to Fall In Love With Your Morning Workout

“Just five more minutes,” you mumble to yourself and hit snooze, returning to your sweet slumber. Are you among those to play the snooze game and miss out on your morning run? Does it feel like it takes you ages to drag yourself out of the bed? If morning workout and you can’t look each other in the eye, you either need to shift your regime to the later part of the day or consider altering your routine to start getting up on time.Although one can exercise at any point…

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A Superfood Smoothie Bowl You’ll Love

A Superfood Smoothie Bowl You’ll Love

If you’re looking  to take your healthy breakfast to the next level, you could transform your morning smoothie by  a) Making it into an eat-with-a-spoon smoothie bowl; b) Adding some health-boosting superfoods; or c) All of the above. Aussie nutritionist Lola Berry chose C for this recipe, featured in her book, The Happy Cookbook. It’s packed with good-for-you and delicious ingredients (hello acai, blueberries and chia seeds), it comes together in seconds and its thicker texture gives it staying power, so you won’t be hitting the vending machine before lunch. (No wonder Lola has…

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