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Fitness Talk – Breaking the Myths for True Fitness

Now that you’ve made fitness a habit the next big question is going to be what kind of diet should I follow. Which brings us to the fundamental question.

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We eat to survive. Now, such a simple thing has just gone over the roof with modern day diet fads pushing us to the brink and making us believe that whatever we’ve been eating so far is wrong and if not catered to something is going to go wrong. Brace yourself, nothing is going to go wrong.

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Before starting any new method of dieting, we all miss out on figuring out what is so alarmingly wrong about our current eating habits which must be addressed to, there is no point in trying to write an answer without knowing what the question is. Now lets just have a look at the three most common dieting dialogues that keeps circulating and let us see what can be done about it.

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How to Make Fitness a Habit?

'This getting fit is killing me.'Ok…! Now before you scroll down any further let me hit the nail straight on its head. The very reason that you’ve opened this article is that just a fortnight into the New Year and you are already apprehensive about whether you’re going to get caught in a rut and do the same old act of giving up on your fitness goals and then wait again for another 300 days to pass by. Else if you are someone who has been hitting the gym regularly you may find this helpful with respect to redefining your goals and progressively break your own limits.

Now for most you, who are desperate about getting fit, unfortunately, you might tend to fail in your attempt towards getting fit and being healthier for no fault of yours, by falling into a vicious cycle where you have failed expectations leading to loss of hope thereby clinging back onto your old habits and then social pressure might push you to your limits where in you reluctantly force yourself to get started again and then the same cycle repeats again and again until the next new year.

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Know Hidden Hunger, Micro-nutrient Deficiency Affecting Children

Hunger need not be explained. Every one of us experience it. What do you do when you are hungry? Eat food. Is any food sufficient to satiate hunger? The answer to this question is a tricky one. Satiating the feeling of hunger and body needs unfortunately has become two different terms and has given rise to a new term called “hidden hunger”. What is Hidden Hunger?  Hidden hunger, also known as micro-nutrient deficiencies, is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron) are too low to sustain good health and development.

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We are aware of the term “nutrients” but what are micro-nutrients? Micro-nutrients are a group of nutrients which are required in trace amounts for normal growth and development. So, small is big because this deficiency can grow to produce irreversible damage if left unattended.  And the worst part is it affects children more. A condition we casually ignore may be the reason for stunted growth, cognitive delays, weakened immunity and infection and we end up drugging our children to cure instead of finding ways to prevent it.

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Tasty Healthy Home Food with Gomathy Mami’s Batters

Millets is the new age food and we can confirm it with the number of restaurants offering millet based food aka healthy food. Healthy food is not something we want to eat once in a while and to make it regular, it must be prepared at home.  This was one area which we were not familiar with as we belong to the city bred crowd. So we ended up hunting for such food and brought home ready to cook powders with which we can prepare dosai or adai. The problem with the powder is the dryness we get when preparing dosa or adai. It is manageable if we eat it immediately and how much ever we soak the powder, there is that hard feel in the end product. This is when we came across Gomathy Mami’s home batter and had the opportunity to try out 6 different batters –batters

Brown Rice Dosai , Multi grain Adai , Bajra (Kambu) Dosai, Horse gram (Kollu) Dosai, Ragi (Kezhviragu) Dosai, Regular Rice based Dosa / Idly and Paruppu Adai from them.  I must say I am more than happy with the product in the pricing, quality and taste.  Here is our experience –

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Trend Talk: Moringa or Murungai is the New Super Food Ingredient

moringatreeMoringa or Murungai  is the new super food of 2016. Known as drumstick in English, its botanical name is Moringa Oleifera.  Himalayas holds the best of nature and many herbs find its origin here, be it seabuck thorn, noni, goji berry, every product from this part of the world is unique in its own way. Moringa is also native of the Himalayan foothills. Whole world  has realized the potential of moringa and we have farms in US specifically developed to cultivate moringa and capsules, powders, oils made of Moringa  leaves are on hot sale.

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Health And Fitness – Heart Warming Ways to #ProtectHerHeart

A timely initiative by BlogAdda brought us in terms with health that needed attention but still somehow was not given the priority it requires. Life is so fast paced that we lose track of time and also we have made our day complex that we do not find time to attend to our health and wellness. When you are aged above 40, doctors advise yearly checkup as most of the diseases show up their ugly head during this time. Last year checkup doctor advised walking and low salt diet to make sure BP is under control.

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It was much easier to implement the low salt diet though there were demands for extra salt initially but soon it has become part of our diet. Walking did not find the daylight at all as we kept discussing about the ideal time and the area to walk as our place was abuzz with heavy traffic always. Discussion kept on till it was finally shelved and forgotten.

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5 Healthy Eating Trends to Watch for this Year

#EatingHealthy is always a mantra for fitness and every year opens up new eating trends as we experiment with what is healthy and what is not.

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Processed food is out, Natural food is in

Previous years saw a surge in processed food tailor made to satisfy diet conscious people. This year, according to NBC‘s Today Show Nutritionist Joy Bauer, is expected to move more towards healthy eating containing natural food.  Expect to see more vegetables, fruits and nuts in a plate with less of sugar or artificial sweeteners.

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Know about Zumba, a Fun Way of Working Out for Young and Old

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If you love to party and dance without any inhibitions, then Zumba is for you. It also applies to others who want to get into Zumba to shed those inhibitions of dancing. Zumba is a form of aerobic exercise that is more like a dance without much stringent rules. It is instructor led but you can experiment it in your own way while having fun. With Zumba, it is party time folks with additional benefit of burning those extra calories. Let us know go a little bit deeper to understand Zumba and how it fares as an effective workout.

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