Occupational hazard is a major concern seen in the age group of 20-50 years, the most productive age group of any country. With technology at our fingertips and a sedentary work life, people are knowingly or unknowingly living an unhealthy lifestyle. Poor workplace design, awkward body mechanics or posture, repetitive body movements, and other ergonomic […]
29th Aug 2017 – A day Mumbai won’t forget for some time. Heavy, nonstop rain completely submerged the Maximum City, bringing back memories of the terrible flood of 2005 that had brought Mumbai to its knees. As the waters started rising, and the City declared an emergency, we at MedLabz understood Mumbai was in […]
Hey, Mumbaikars! First and foremost showers of rain are healthily invited by everybody in the wake of encountering the searing high temperature of summer. Anyway, rainstorm diminishes the invulnerability of our body and makes us defenceless to numerous sicknesses which are generally connected with this season. Dietary Guidelines for Monsoons: Light Diet, which is low […]
High cholesterol can be a cause for many health problems, heart disease being a major one of these. A complete cholesterol check up, medically known as lipid profile or lipid panel, is important to determine the cholesterol levels in the blood. Usually, high cholesterol does not have any specific symptoms or signs. What is Cholesterol? […]
The Hectic schedule leaves you with no time to hit the gym, you can try integrating some activity in the course of the day for increasing your productivity and staying fit. Walk while you talk Use Stairs instead of Lift Work from Home People can do Sit-ups, push-ups, crunches &lunges Eat Healthy No to Junk […]
The amount of hair on woman chin varies and appear thicker or longer for a variety of reasons, report the National Institutes of Health. When thick, coarse hair appears on a woman chest, lips, back or chin, the condition is called hirsutism. The unwanted hair grows similarly to men’s beards on the chin. Androgens All […]
Fungal infections commonly involve webs of the toes and fingers, nails, armpits and genital area. They cause excessive itching, redness and swelling in the affected areas. The chances of fungal infections increase during the summer season, owing to hot and humid weather conditions and excessive sweating. Here are a few ways to help you deal […]
Health checkups and staying healthy should be a part of your regular routine. This will not only help you to stay healthy but it will also help you to know your potential problems quite early in your life. You can take the following tests: Blood Pressure Check for Men: Have your blood pressure checked twice per week, […]
Health checks and screenings are an important aspect of your health and can make your life simpler and healthier. Even if you are feeling healthy and don’t have any feeling of sickness whatsoever, do make it a point to see your family doctor for a regular health checkup. Believe us when we tell you that these visits […]
People prefer to take preventive steps by carrying out investigations and pathological tests at regular intervals so that in the case of a problem it is identified right in the beginning. There are many instances where it has been seen that taking these tests on a regular basis have helped in averting serious and fatal […]
Blood tests are often done to understand the underlying causes of symptoms you may display when you are sick or check an anomaly that may not be discovered under normal circumstances. This is why these tests are known as diagnostic tests, where they help the medical practitioner read and diagnose correctly. Why is fasting before […]
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you probably know about Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (“Thor” for short), who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane. He’s very large and World’s Strongest Man and he shared his diet with fans on Facebook. “The Mountain” has an intake of 6 kilograms of food every day, including nearly a […]
Blinking is the act of closing and opening our eyelids subconsciously. Adults blink 10-20 times a minute whereas children blink twice every minute. Adults change the frequency of blinking depending upon the activity they are doing. When reading, watching television or even listening to an interesting podcast, we blink as little as 3-8 times a minute. We also […]
Acne, commonly called pimples, is a common and often stressful skin condition that affects teenagers and young adults. While as the exact cause of acne is not known, the appearance and recurrence can be lowered by making simple lifestyle changes. One of these changes includes adding foods to your diet that help in fighting acne. […]
Coping up with the periods can be the toughest thing for women. A study suggests these troubles can be reduced by consuming cranberry juice. Here are the top reasons: Source of Potassium: Cranberries serve as a storehouse for several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is a rich source of potassium that helps to prevent the […]
A person’s height plays an important role in the development of his personality. Being short or tall can often contribute to issues associated with self-esteem. Your height is mainly determined by 2 factors: Genetics Height is majorly genetically programmed. Whether you will grow tall or short is already in your genes. Thus, it is commonly […]
Lemons, well known for their refreshing taste and aroma, are added to food and drinks owing to their property of soothing our taste buds. Lemons are rich in vitamin C which helps to boost immunity. They have a lot more to offer despite their small size! Read on to find out how lemons can prove […]
Oral hygiene promises a healthy and a happier body. Several oral hygiene products are available in the market, but choosing a particular product keeps the buyer in a state of dilemma. Of all such products, a toothbrush is a primary tool used for maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing oral diseases. Few points to see before picking […]
Are bras really bad for your health? Scientists are sceptical about the previous report, but ordinary women are scarred by a lifetime of painful encounters. When it comes to dressing, even the bra you wear is important. Tight bras give you a fuller and more enhanced bust and more importantly, gives support and shape. However, […]
Having healthy snacks for work on-hand at the office is key to staying fueled and focused when you need it most. Whether you are in the middle of a big project or you are chained to your desk with a looming deadline, they will help keep your energy up and your blood sugar stable during […]
Romantic relationships, no matter their length, can be complicated, frustrating, and demanding. Although every couple has their issues, overall, partnering can actually give our physical and psychological well-being a big boost. As humans, the relationships we form with other people are vital to our mental and emotional wellbeing, and really, our survival. Increased Dopamine […]
As seasons change, you may notice a change in your eating and exercise habits. While some of these changes are positive, others can have a negative impact on your choices and lead to unwanted weight gain. Summer Summer can also make it harder to stick to your workouts. Hot temperatures and humidity can leave […]
Morning, evening or night consuming milk is a good source of calcium and protein. But do you know when is the right time to drink milk to get more health benefits? Milk is no more for only kids and babies. Importance of milk is widespread and no one have a second thought about drinking milk. […]
Music is capable of a number of health benefits including lowering stress levels, raising states of consciousness, changing moods, accessing different states of mind, developing the brain and is useful in meditation -which has a ton of health benefits. “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we […]
We all spend a lot of time and money on our skin, hoping to find the magic combination of anti-aging products, but what most people don’t realize is that what we eat is just as important—if not more so—as what we slather on our skin. Nourishing our skin from the inside out can help beat […]
People choose to fast for a variety of reasons, whether they are related to health, weight loss, finances or religion. Fasting can range from juice-only fasts to fasts that exclude all food and fluid, such as dry fasting. While fasts could occasionally have some health benefits, they could also be very dangerous. Fasting has negative […]
Did you ever think about your parent’s health and wished they were healthier? It’s not only you, but a lot of people worry about their parent’s health. And many people want their parents to take some steps to be healthier and live longer. It’s always good to express the same, maybe your parents would be […]
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) means they are most often — but not exclusively — spread by sexual intercourse. STD Testing (or STD Profile) is set of tests which is done to check for various types of STDs. STDs are serious illnesses that require treatment. These diseases, if not found at the right stages, can be […]
As a parent, you pass more than genes down to your children. Kids pick up your habits too – both good and bad. Show your kids you care about them by sharing these nuggets of health advice that they’ll carry with them long after you can carry them. Here are the tips for you to […]
40% of the people have trouble swallowing pills. On the other side, some people take pills without any problem. For some people, it just doesn’t happen with them, they feel so resentful, they have strong gag reflexes which make them stop taking medication. This turns out to be problematic in situations where it’s truly necessary. Nowadays […]
Being healthier doesn’t have to mean overhauling your entire lifestyle. Sometimes all it takes is a few simple changes. From lowering your headphones to sleeping commando, these quick-and-easy tweaks to your daily health regimen can make a huge difference in the way you feel. Here are these tips: 1. Grab your toes and pull: This […]
Many people experienced that sudden rush of excitement and feel while watching horror movies. That suspense and terror increase the blood flow all over your body from head to toe. You get scared!! Not only while you are watching movies, you even get scared for small things like people just saying “Boo!” or at night […]
This is a common fear, it is something which you deal with or it is something happening to the one you love. This fear comes when you are deeply in love, totally and completely in a relationship or when you are not being loved by the one whom you love unconditionally. People call it by many […]
Understanding what it is like to be transgender can be hard, especially if you have never met a transgender person. Transgender is a broad term that can be used to describe people whose gender identity is different from the gender they were thought to be when they were born. “Trans” is often used as shorthand […]
If you had just one piece of health advice for people in their 20s, what would it be? While most 20-year-olds don’t worry much about their health, studies show the lifestyle and health decisions we make during our third decade of life have a dramatic effect on how well we age. Here are some great […]
Various reasons like psychology, health conditions, genetics, and hormones account to this difference in the life expectancy. Here are the details about the same 1. Decreased Lifestyle And Occupational Risk Research indicates that men are more prone to drinking alcohol and smoking compared to women. This could lead to various other disorders which affect their life […]
When you feel like itching you scratch and scratch. Ooh! feels so sweet, right? It’ s probably the best satisfying sensation one can feel. Itching is due to irritation of skin cells or never cells associated with one’s skin and there are several reasons for this from your Nani’s itchy wool sweater to soaps, skin […]
If you’ve ever owned a pet, you already know how much fun and affection they can bring. But did you know that pets also come with some pretty powerful mental and physical health benefits? Dogs in particular can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your cardiovascular health. […]
Love is the best feeling for everyone, isn’t it? You start feeling happy, your food tastes better, the sun feels brighter and nothing brings you down. You feel amazing and also exhausting at the same time. It’s all in your head, brain floods new hormones which make you happy, anxious, musical and sometimes insane. It’s […]
1. Consuming Too Many Low Fat Foods Many dieters know that one of the best secrets to losing weight it to eat small meals very often. This stokes the fire of your metabolism. Eat more avocados, seeds, and olive oil, which are all rich in those monounsaturated fats. These are good fats that can help […]
Extra saturated sugary soft drinks are a major contributor to health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. There are approximately 10 teaspoons of added sugar in a single can of cola. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommend consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar daily, meaning drinking just one serving of cola […]
Today afternoon in Mumbai at Andheri East, on my way back to office, a drunk guy carrying a liquor bottle caught my hand and tried to harass me. I was not sure what was happening. Soon he started verbally abusing me. I was scared.While in these more enlightened times few people still think of women as the “weaker […]
Summer is almost here. Summertime is the season for all things outdoors. For many of us, the warmer months mean donning sleeveless shirts, shorts, and bathing suits. It’s also the time of year when people worry the most about their appearance, or more importantly, losing that stubborn fat that clings to your waistline and reminds […]
1. Diabetes is not that serious. In fact, diabetes causes more deaths than breast cancer and HIV/AIDS combined. Still, people with type 2 diabetes—the most common form of the disease—may go a long while, even years, before being diagnosed because they may downplay their symptoms or write them off to other causes. So if you are […]
Kids love summers! As much fun it is to go out and play in sun, there is also a great amount of sun exposure for your kid’s skin. Taking the right precautions is a must for a parent. Here are the ways for protection against UV damage that is caused because of the sun: Avoid […]
Chaas (or) Buttermilk is an amazingly refreshing drink with a lot of benefits. Some of them are: 1. Reduces acidity 2. Chill your stomach after a spicy meal 3. Helps in digestion 4. Improves calcium levels in your body 5. Helps in decreasing fats 6. Prevents dehydration It’s good to get high on Chaas. 😀 At […]
Keeping your private parts clean and well-groomed gives you a fresh feeling that will please both you and your partner. People are often embarrassed to speak to anyone about any problems or questions they may have about their genitals. It is important for both men and women to learn about their genitals, ask questions, and practice good hygiene […]
“The liver has many important functions that keeps a person healthy. It removes harmful material from the bloodstream and helps digest food”. It’s your own personal filtering system: Suck in the bad and spit out the good. Problems with your liver can be inherited or can occur if your body is infected by any viruses or […]
A simple blood test at a routine medical visit can tell whether you have high cholesterol or not. You may be diagnosed with borderline-high or high cholesterol if your blood test results show: Total cholesterol higher than 200 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) LDL (“bad”) cholesterol higher than 100 mg/dL Triglycerides levels over 150 mg/dL HDL (“good”) […]
गर्मियों में पसीना आना आम बात है। पसीने की दुर्गन्ध के चलते आपको कई बार अपने दोस्तों के बीच शर्मिन्दा होना पड़ता है, जिससे आप में हीन भावना आने लगती है, लेकिन कुछ घरेलू तरीके अपनाकर आप इससे छुटकारा पा सकते हैं। पसीना आना बुरी बात नहीं है, यह शरीर व स्वास्थ्य के लिए अच्छा […]
The only way to know for sure if you’re vitamin D deficient is via blood testing. Before we dive into few treatments required for Vitamin-D deficiency, If you don’t know whether you are deficient, get accurate Vitamin Tests at the comfort of your home from MedLabz.com or call on +91 7879-800-800 to get more information on the checkup at your […]
Healthy sleep habits have a pervasive effect and are crucial to health and well-being at any age. These healthy sleep habits generally allow you to wake up feeling refreshed; think quickly; successfully perform potentially dangerous tasks, like driving, which require complete attention; and do your very best at work or school. It is essential to […]
Safety of both the blood donator and the recipient are important when you look at blood donation. So people who intend to donate blood have to follow certain guidelines of Indian Blood Bank society. Eligibilities Any donor, who is healthy, fit and not suffering from any transmittable diseases can donate blood Donor must be 18 […]
1. Helps in burning some calories By donating blood once you can lose up to 650Kcal. As it is acceptable to donate blood once is three months depending on the person’s heath condition, hemoglobin levels, and iron levels. So when you want to burn some extra calories, you can donate some blood 😀 2. Hemochromatosis […]
Menstrual cramps, which causes pain & discomfort in the abdomen in women, affects around 50% of women having their periods. When chemicals known as prostaglandins are released by the body, it causes a contraction of the uterus, which in turn results in cramps. Here we bring great home remedies to help you get relief from […]
It’s embarrassing when someone points out that you have bad breath or politely offers a mint with a knowing smile. There is very little you can do but apologise and swallow that mint with your pride. But if you are a little better prepared, you can avoid such awkward situations in the future. Bad breath, […]
The only way to know for sure if you’re vitamin D deficient is via blood testing. However, there are some signs and symptoms to be aware of as well. If any of the following apply to you, you should get your vitamin D levels tested sooner rather than later. 1. Excessive Sweating Excessive sweating (specifically, […]
With a fast paced life that everyone indulges in right now, the emphasis given to skin health is decreasing day by day. Here are a few foods for having a healthy glowing skin: 1. Green tea: Polyphenols found in green tea are some of the most powerful antioxidants out there. To up your polyphenol intake, […]
Yes, farts can be funny, but if you have excessive flatulence, you can be dealing with a painful bloated feeling, socially awkward noises, and even more socially awkward smells. So here’s our Top 8 List for Fighting Farts! 1) Slow Down When You Eat Whenever you eat or drink, a little bit of air goes down […]
People are very much busy these days to take care of his/her health due to busy working patterns, change in habits and much more… Everyone wishes to go to a gym, walk, jog, do some physical workout, follow a proper diet plan, change eating habits, follow a proper sleep cycle. But, very few actually follow. […]
Getting plenty of exercises is an important part of coping with rheumatoid arthritis. It can help alleviate joint pain and stiffness, make you more flexible, improve your sleep, and boost your endurance. Here are the top 4 exercises: 1. Swimming: Swimming is the single most important exercise for people with rheumatoid arthritis since the water supports your body, thus […]
Vitamin D is an often-overlooked, under-consumed nutrient that plays a major role in your overall health and performance in the gym. Learn how to make sure you’re getting enough so you can be on top of your game! You probably know it as the “sunshine vitamin,” or the vitamin that helps maintain strong bones, but […]
If you’ve watched Man vs. Wild, you must have gasped at what Bear Gryll does in the show. Taking baths in icy rivers, eating giant worms, sleeping unprotected in the wild… It’s really hard to imagine how life would be if we were placed in such extreme environments, isn’t it? Living in the modern society, […]
Although we can find many foods in the supermarket that have been fortified with a synthetic form of vitamin D, there are only a selected number of foods that naturally contain vitamin D. Normally, the human body makes its own vitamin D; exposure to sunlight is the catalyst for the synthesis of this hormone in […]
The risk of getting HIV varies widely depending on the type of sexual activity. However, every exposure to HIV does not carry the same HIV risk, and some types of sexual activity are riskier than others. HIV is not spread easily however if you’re sexually active, you can lower your risk for HIV by choosing lower […]
Thyroid gland is one of the most important endocrine glands in the human body. It controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls the body’s sensitivity to other hormones. Hypothyroidism Having hypothyroidism can make you feel exhausted and sluggish, and it can make it difficult to concentrate, among other things—even when you’re taking […]
Indulging in one leads to the other. More you drink, more likely you are to smoke according to says a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior. Research says social smokers are more likely to smoke up after few rounds of alcohol. Why does this happen? Because, nicotine is more addictive than alcohol […]
Being pregnant is one of the best periods of a woman’s life, while also the most challenging. You have lots of doctor appointments, and family advisers all trying to suggest you the foods that are best to fuel you and your growing fetus. It’s not easy to eat healthy as one person, let alone two! Not sure which nutrients you should focus […]
Heavy consumption of alcohol over a period of many years may result in liver damage; however, the National Digestive Diseases Clearinghouse states that the amount of alcohol needed to causes damage varies from individual. Symptoms often do not emerge until the damage to the liver becomes advanced, according to MedlinePlus. These symptoms may differ from […]
Since the last National Health Policy which was 15 years ago, in 2002; the Union Cabinet has passed the National Health Policy 2017 which was originally proposed in Dec 2014. In India, healthcare sector suffers from underfunding and bad governance. Yes, India has made huge improvements since independence. But majority (70%) of the effort has […]
What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance, which is made in the body by the liver but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood […]
Certain superfoods are great for keeping your heart healthy while others are not. Some can help lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and slow the formation of plaque — to prevent heart disease. But some, taken in large doses, can actually aggravate a heart condition or interact with heart medication. The superfoods are: 1. Chia seeds contain the […]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovary Disease (PCOD) is a common problem worldwide among women where a woman’s hormones are out of balance. PCOD may cause problems with a woman’s Menstrual cycle – irregular periods Infertility – trouble in getting pregnant Obesity – weight gain and trouble losing weight Hirsutism – extra hair on […]
The kind of diseases that people used to suffer in old days has totally changed now a days. Lifestyle diseases have caught the legs of huge amount of people. Heart attacks at an early age has become very common. Following a busy lifestyle which does not allow people to take care of their health is […]
Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. In the short-term, you may experience pressure to meet a deadline or to fulfil a challenging obligation. But when work stress becomes chronic, it can […]
PCOD/PCOS is a common hormonal disorder in which woman’s hormones are out of balance in her body causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. In India, PCOD affects one in 10 women, making it the most common endocrine disorder at their reproductive age. People may experience: Menstrual: abnormal menstruation, absence of menstruation, […]
1. Bitter gourd (Karela) Rich in plant insulin-polypeptide-P and compounds like charatin and momordicin, which help in lowering blood sugar levels, bitter gourd is a boon for the diabetic patients. Drinking a glass of bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach every morning can really help diabetic patients. 2. Basil (tulsi) leaves Basil leaves (tulsi) […]
Typical routine blood tests include the complete blood count, also called CBC, to measure your red and white blood cell numbers as well as hemoglobin and other numbers. This test can uncover anemia, infection, and even cancer of the blood. Another common blood test is the basic metabolic panel to check your heart, kidney and […]
Dark circles can become a big worry for both men and women. Dark circles can happen because of many reasons. Most of them are already pretty known, such as lack of sleep, unhealthy diet, hormonal changes and many more. Here are some very useful and genuine remedies to treat dark circles in an effective and quick […]
We are now at the start of 2017, maybe you’ve been meaning to start working out, but you are too tired after office. Maybe you’ve been meaning to start your diet, but its hard with all the holidays and parties! Don’t! There’s always another excuse to keep your bad habits. The longer you wait to start living […]
Why Do My Knees Crack? Tired of sounding like Rice Krispies in milk whenever you stand or sit? Cracking and popping in the knees can be the sound of fluid getting pushed about or it can be something more serious involving bones and connective tissues. Cavitation occurs when joints move and the synovial fluid changes […]
It can be difficult at times to explain what I am going through. Things might look trivial but are really odd in my head and gets reflected in my behaviour. There are majorly 3 types of states in which I generally am:
Your thyroid is two inches long and its “wings” are wrapped around your windpipe (near your Adam’s apple in your neck). It’s an important little bugger that produces several hormones including two that are key in regulating growth and metabolism: T3 (triiodothyronine) and T4 (thyroxine).
Maa, the first word we learn to speak is one of the most influential and important persons of our life who shaped us the way we are today and will remain same whatever we become in our life. She is the perfect representation of how a little boy needs to become a handsome teenager, a trustworthy husband and a perfect human-being.
Today is World Asthma Day. In India pollution has reached so high that, at present 25% of population suffers allergy in our country. 5% of them are suffering from asthma and even in developed countries like USA there is 10% increase in Asthma patients every year.
If you are a new parent or even an old one it’s time to get excited as we are going to provide you with some very common and rare facts about your toddler’s and your health.
The liver is the largest internal and most metabolically complex organ in humans. It performs over 500 different functions including fighting off infection, neutralizing toxins, manufacturing proteins and hormones, controlling blood sugar and helping to clot the blood. The Greek word for liver is 'hepar' - that's why medical terms related to the liver often start in 'hepato'- or 'hepatic'.
While bumping or injuring your breast isn’t the most pleasant experience, there’s no good evidence that it increases your risk of breast cancer. After an injury you might be more likely to check your breasts and so may notice an unusual change, such as a lump, but this is unrelated to the injury itself.
Who doesn’t want soft, pink and healthy lips? But unfortunately, our lips hardly ever remain as they were during our childhood. With age, they start getting darker, dry and chapped, with some people even having to deal with dark grey or black lips! It can be quite a sore to look at, and chapped lips can even bleed. There are a number of reasons that darken your lips. Some of them are:....
Cholesterol is a waxy substance, which is made in the body by the liver but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases.
Recently most of us have been reading in the news a lot about the Zika virus disease. It's suspected of causing serious birth defects if transmitted from mother to babies, like abnormally small heads and incomplete brain development. In extreme cases, it is thought to trigger Guillain-Barre syndrome – a nerve disorder that causes muscle weakness and paralysis. Here are some questions which all of us are rightly curious about...
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems seen by health care providers. Most individuals will experience back pain that interferes with their normal daily activities, such as work or recreation, during their lifetime. Luckily, most episodes of back pain resolve within a few days.
We had told you about some simple and practical tricks to lead a healthy work life. Here we present five apps that can be a really helpful in creating a well-balanced work-life! Be it a study schedule or an office job, it involves hours in front of the glowing screens. You sit for hours on a stretch working your poor brains to exhaustion. ...
In natural calamities like floods, there is a high risk of diseases spreading rapidly and turning into an epidemic. Such things will also add to the woes of the already strained rescue and medical teams in the city.
Here we want to spread awareness about some common diseases, their symptoms and their prevention...
Monday morning, rushing to college and office, or sending your kids off to school. You are online, like that post, leave a comment there; some of you might have seen a poster commemorating the World AIDS Day, Maybe you shared it or did not. But ask yourself again, Do you know what the movement is for? Did you really contribute to it in any way?...
We all know what happens when Lex Luthor uses Kryptonite to overpower Superman, he is virtually unhurt, but from the inside he loses his energy and becomes powerless. That is what is happening to today's supermen, the employees!
In short, we are talking about one's mental health. It is not just the physical health that matters, one's mental health is just as, if not more important! We, the working class, are putting in hours in our daily jobs and to earn a livelihood. Amidst this maddening maze of work and happenings and notifications and deadlines we neglect the most important thing in our lives - ourselves.
One of the prominent Mantras in today's world is of Work and Income. But that should not be the only one. Albeit important, it is merely another aspect of life. If we look at "How jobs are taking a toll on our mental wellbeing" these are some things...
It has been a while since you started feeling low and lethargic. The world is not the same as it was when you were young. Stress from office along with mental pressure of peers and family is constantly bugging you. An inappropriate guilt keeps running in your head like a broken record. And yeah, irregularity and difficulty in sleep have become a regular story.You are thinking that this is not the first time it has happened. And You have coped up with such mood swings before. It’s probably just another phase in your life. Only this time it has stretched a bit.
The activities you once enjoyed have turned uninteresting and you prefer to be alone. All these things are dragging down your .....
Imagine someone on a high profile job, where one needs to work 24X7 without a break. The work is repetitive, has no breaks and guess what? There is no salary! Would you do such a job? You wouldn’t. But there is someone doing just that, only for you! Your very own mighty Heart!
Alas, we seldom bother about our silent guardian; in these days of breathless lives and polluted skies, the youth of today wound up in a humdrum job that seldom involves any physical work; our hearts are facing the music.
Remember, hearts are not only for poetic references or to be put on valentine day gifts! It keeps you up and running tirelessly, making sure every part of you gets the right amount of oxygen it needs. There is...
Ever wondered why there lies an unstoppable urge to check the door whether its properly locked? or repeatedly listen to a particular word in a movie scene in order to hear how they are peculiarly pronounced? Do you think about the consequences in case you leave the gas stove on? Do you really need to hold the pen in a particular way so that it forms some angle with your fingers? Well, if such fears and obsessions happens in the working area of brain, then the phenomenon is described as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD.
Now, what is this OCD thingy? To be clear, its not some bodily "locha" that happens from the "vitamin ki kami." Its a psychological disorder that makes people obsessed with a specific thought or action (you must have heard,"cleanliness freaks"). OCD, compels its targets to perform a certain action over and over again. In simpler terms, people with OCD experience strong obsessions towards doing things in a certain fashion or checking things repeatedly. In most of the cases, they don't result into anything fruitful. Instances of OCD, happening frequently in a day, needs medical attention.
Of course, a serious case of OCD calls for a doctor. But, since prevention is better than cure, its better to check ways in which such forceful thoughts can be damned away. Focussing on the idea of self-help, here are some methods that can actually help in grappling with compulsions at the beginner's level...
Gone are the days when working people always remained fit! With the increasing number of desk jobs, the size of one’s tummy is also advancing in direct proportion to technology. He or she has entered into a complicated relationship with back pain, eyestrain and what not.
The excel champ who is chained with the office desk is unable to analyse his/her own health now. The consultant inside you definitely doesn’t want you to be among those 64% people who are at more risk of heart disease because of sitting more than 6 hours a day. Sitting seems to be the new smoking habit as it increases chances of developing lung cancer by over 50 percent.
However, we can’t break free from this sedentary lifestyle easily. So here are some quick measures which will help you to cope with it...
Have you noticed that your sweet mom is becoming emotional day by day? Does she get irritated often or becomes angry on trivial things? If the answer is yes then she is probably going through menopause. This is the time in her life when she stops having periods, and her body goes from fertile to infertile.
This “hormone-quake” affecting women in usually in their 40s take their mood on a roller-coaster ride .Frustration, irritation and depression take over the queen of the house which make the other members of their small kingdom go crazy in wonder. Statements like “leave me alone,” “don’t disturb me,” “nobody cares for me,” etc. are regular and mood swings are served on the dinner table.
Here are some “what-to-dos” that will help you to take care of the women in your life undergoing such turn of events...