5 Fun Alternatives to Using a Gym

Do you have a phobia of the gym? If so, this doesn’t mean that you can’t get in shape and start enjoying exercise. There’s an assumption that you have to spend hours on a treadmill or lift weights to get fit. But this simply isn’t true. Even if you’re afraid of the gym, there’s no excuse to be lazy. If you’re a self-confessed couch potato looking for inspiration, here are some suggestions. … [Read more...]

A Working Mom’s Guide to Stress Management

As a mother of a pre-schooler and a newborn, I know I often feel the need to just sit back and relax, but even that feels like a luxury these days! But am I complaining? definitely not, because I have carved my life to be happy with 5 hours of sleep at night, and enjoy the rest of the day with my little one and my family, finding time to squeeze in some relaxing activities that help me enjoy this … [Read more...]

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile Tea The science of using herbs and flowers for natural remedies is very ancient, and has been widely adopted by all cultures. In fact, some of these are now gaining more ground, as most of the medicines available these days seem to have more side-effects than healing effects! More and more people are leaning towards natural herb remedies for prevention of minor day-to-day health … [Read more...]

Yoga Poses For Beginners

Being a Mom to a toddler is hard work, much harder than my full-time job, actually, and it has raised my level of respect for all mothers worldwide, who manage to stay happy and healthy with so little time to spare for themselves! I have felt more aches and pains after becoming a mom, and though I try to exercise at least 4 times a week, the stress level dis not seem to subside, until I started … [Read more...]

Easy 5-Step Facial at Home

How to do a Facial at HomeThese days, life has become so hectic for women that its hard to find time or energy to take care of your skin! Yes, you might squeeze in a facial visit to your beautician once every 2 months, but that is not enough. Not everyone is blessed with flawless skin like Aishwarya Rai or Cindy Crawford, but that does not mean we can't look beautiful too. If you want a healthy, … [Read more...]

Why is Losing Weight Harder for Women?

Its a known fact that when a husband and wife begin a weight-loss goal together, more often than not, it is the husband who reaches the target way faster than the wife! The male loses weight and tones his body, with or without any bodybuilding supplements, much faster than a woman. As frustrating as it sounds, it is true. but why?? Is the woman doing something wrong? Or is she just not as … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Get Firm & Flat 6-pack Abs

Most of us look at super-models or sports stars and envy their well-toned bodies, especially their firm abs, more well-known as the 6-pack abs! But why stop at just envying them? Why not take things in your hand and implement an exercise and diet routine that would help you achieve the same toned bodies and flat abs! Contrary to what it may look like, getting a firm core and showing off your flat … [Read more...]

Antioxidant Rich Foods & Their Benefits

It is a known fact that antioxidants are a valuable nutrient for our bodies, helping us develop our immune system and protecting the cells within against several forms of damage. Antioxidants are substances in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body by mopping away the free radicals. They neutralize free radicals by donating one of their own electrons, ending the … [Read more...]

How To Prevent Cold & Flu Attack

You may find this a bit late into the Flu season, but regardless of the time, its always a good idea to evaluate your daily routine and see what you can do to prevent the attack of Flu in your family, as well as what you can do to alleviate the pain if you are already suffering from the inevitable virus attack. As temperatures drop to freezing points in most places around the world, and you see … [Read more...]

How to Avoid a Hangover?

Alcohol in any form, is indeed something to limit to just 1-2 helpings, as going overboard, even if its just 1 extra peg, can turn out to be toxic for your body and brain! Yet, sometimes social obligations or celebration rituals may entail you to raise a toast; when consumed in moderation, it is perfectly fine, but be sure you know your own limits. It may not be a bad idea to keep in mind some of … [Read more...]