Health Tips
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Health Tips
Health Tips
A fruity start keeps you fit
Eat fruits for breakfast. Eating fruit helps your body to take in antioxidants that may help to lessen the effects of free radicals inside the body. Free radicals are chemical compounds that come from pollution and even the air around us.
A healthy baby
Prevent your child being born with a low birth weight (less than 5 lb/2.2 kg) by having a nutritious and balanced diet with plenty of cereals, low fat milk products, fruits and vegetables.
A simple workout
Climbing stairs adds strength to leg muscles along with a cardiovascular workout at the same time. This can be done at home, in your office, apartment building, or on stair-climbing machines in the gym.
Add calcium to your diet
Build up reserves of Calcium and strengthen your bones, particularly before you are 35 years old. Rich sources of Calcium include milk and milk products like cheese, paneer, dahi, lassi (buttermilk), raita, kheer and kulfi.
Add sodium to your diet
Sodium is essential to the body for fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve reactions but those suffering from high blood pressure (hypertension) should have a low sodium diet.
Always tired?
If you're tired even though you are sleeping more, exercising, eating better, and managing stress, you should consult a doctor. Get your haemoglobin level checked. If low, supplement your diet with rich dietary sources of iron.
Antibiotics - not always required
Antibiotics are not always indicated, and in fact, can contribute to health problems in the future. That is why it is important to know when antibiotics are appropriate, when they are not, and how to use them correctly.
Are artificial sugar substitutes safe during pregnancy?
Sugar substitutes are generally compounds made up of simple forms of proteins. Since it is not a sugar it is used as a sweetener by people with diabetes and is also safe during pregnancy.
Avoid acne scars
Avoid acne scars. Never squeeze or pick at pimples. Avoid scrubbing. Just wash gently twice a day and don't rub but pat dry with a clean and separate towel.
Avoid alcohol during pregnancy
Avoid alcohol during your pregnancy. Its frequent and excessive consumption could cause the 'fetal alcohol syndrome' comprising of retardation of your baby's growth, abnormalities of face and head, mental retardation and abnormal behaviour.
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