10 tips to keep your furniture ready this monsoon

  With the monsoonapproaching its imperative that you keep your furniture ready to face the rainy season. Avoid keeping extra hot things directly on the surface and get the solid wood furniture treated with wax, varnish or any other protective and decor coating, suggest experts. 1. Let the Furniture breathe, keep it exposed to dry air as much as possible.2. Use drawers and door excessively. 3. Avoid keeping extra hot things directly on the surface. 4. For movable furniture, changing position even a little bit will be good. 5. Keep sofa cushions dried. 6. If you…

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After terrible Tuesday’s downpour, Mumbai experiences a spike in monsoon diseases

(Thinkstock) Post the torrential rains on August 29, the city may have bounced back on its feet the very next day. But the woes of many Mumbaikars are far from over. People, especially those who got wet in the rain, waded through flooded streets to get home, or were involved in relief and rescue missions, are experiencing a host of seasonal ailments as an after-effect. Waterborne illnesses such as leptospirosis and gastroenteritis, various forms of hepatitis and even mosquito-borne ailments like chikungunya are on the rise. While every monsoon, there…

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Home trends to try out this monsoon

Romantic upholstery The best way to do up your pad is by giving your upholstery a makeover. Instead of using plain bright linens, go for something soft and soothing this season. It can simply be a few big flowers in shades of red and green. From bedspreads to curtains, table mats and linens — there is no end to it. Soul wall Many a times most people use one single colour in their house as the focal point. This trend is passe. Instead use a printed wallpaper to liven up…

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Brighten up your house to beat the gloomy monsoon

  Revamp your house with neon colours, sheer curtains this monsoon Add a dash of neon to pep up the mood at your home in the gloomy monsoon season, and use some chimes to get a soothing tune while they sway in the breeze, an expert suggests. According to Navneet Malhotra, Co-founder of Renomania, an online home decor platform, you can beat the dark and gloomy monsoon days by getting rid of heavy blinds and curtains and replacing them with colourful curtains, bright cushions and assorted chairs to brighten up…

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4 Magical Herbs to Keep You Healthy this Monsoon

The monsoon season gives people much needed respite from the summer heat. However, as the body gets exposed to the changes in the climate, our immunity gets affected drastically and makes us susceptible to a variety of ailments such as flu, cold, fever, etc. Invariably, there is a rise in the number of allergies and infection cases during the monsoons because of the high bacterial and germ presence in the air. With the increased humidity in the atmosphere, our body’s digestive capability also gets affected. Therefore, it is extremely important…

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7 Fun Ways to Stay Fit This Monsoon

Summers and monsoons are seasons meant for sporting shorts, sarongs, flirty dresses and swimsuits to emerge from winter hibernation. As such, it is also the time when you need to work twice as harder to get back in shape. But when the heat and humidity arrive, how does one keep up with fitness routines? Thankfully, there are loads of ways to stay active and healthy, and most of them are a lot of fun. You can always mix and match more than one activity depending on the weather outside. Here’s…

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10 Healthy Monsoon Snacks

It is a bliss welcoming monsoon after a scorching summer. Because of the change in season, we naturally crave for hot sips and crunchies. Our taste buds yearn for a cup of masala chai and mouth-watering fried snacks. I agree it is tough to resist the spell binding aromas of deep-fried treats and other food cravings, but certain healthy foods too can be as relishing if you can think of interesting ways to making them. So pick from these ten lip-smacking ideas to satisfy your monsoon cravings sans the calories…

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Don’t let these ailments get you down this monsoon

  With monsoon upon us, it’s time to take extra care of your health. With a number of ailments doing the rounds, health experts are urging Mumbaikars to pay heed to simple measures that will safeguard them against these problems. Common monsoon diseases Physician Dr Abhay Vispute says that some of the most common ailments during monsoon are malaria, dengue, leptospirosis, viral fever, respiratory tract infection, typhoid etc. He explains, “In different age groups, these diseases may vary from one to another. Children have more chances to catch a viral…

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10 monsoon foods that you need to stock up on

With the monsoon upon us for the next three months, some food items are best avoidable such as seafood and leafy vegetables. However, the season also brings with it a basket of superfoods that offer a range of health benefits. Here’s a list GREEN TEA It’s best to substitute the sugary, milky chai and switch to green tea during the rainy season. The health benefits of green tea (brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer) are well-documented. This is a great time for you to incorporate it into…

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Spurt in gastro, stomach infections before monsoon

Gastroenteritis , hepatitis and typhoid – all enteric illnesses specifically because of consumption of contaminated meals or water – have caused almost 600 hospitalizations in the first 3 weeks of may additionally. docs are concerned the scenario could get worse once the monsoon arrives in June, while water-borne sicknesses commonly see a spurt inside the metropolis. in keeping with the BMC’s epidemiology branch, there had been 457 instances of gastroenteritis, fifty eight cases of hepatitis (A&E) and sixty one instances of typhoid to date in might also. an average of…

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