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6 Facts About Crash Diet!

Dt. Asritha Vissapragda 92% (231 ratings)
Masters In Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
6 Facts About Crash Diet!

Extreme diet or crash diet, is a method to lose a significant amount of weight within a limited time period. But crash diets are not meant for long term weight loss plans. Since crash diets usually cut down on one or more food groups to reach a desired weight level, these diets skip out on important nutrients that your body needs.

The ways crash diets can affect your body include:

  1. Dehydration: You realise you are losing weight after implementing the crash diet, but this is just an illusion. All the weight lost isn’t fat, but water. When you restrict calories, your body first burns glycogen—not fat, for energy. Glycogen is a form of carbohydrate stored in the muscles and liver, and water is attached to every gram of glycogen. So when your body burns glycogen, you end up losing water, which causes dehydration.

  2. Unstable blood sugar: When your body doesn’t get a steady supply of fibre, fat, protein and carbohydrates, your insulin and blood sugar levels run amok. Some diets, such as the detox diet, can lead to type II diabetes.

  3. Muscle break down: Energy comes from calories and restricting calories adversely affects your muscles. When you start losing weight, your body starts harnessing muscle proteins for energy. This leads to muscle loss and your physique deteriorates. For instance, liquid diets (that have low calories) cause rapid muscle loss and can lead to ventricular arrhythmias.

  4. Slow metabolism: Your metabolic rate crashes automatically when you lose muscles. This implies that you burn less calories when you talk, exercise and walk. You start feeling sluggish, and even after you get back to your normal diet, your metabolism won’t change back to how it was before.

  5. Malnutrition: A lot of crash diets recommend eating less than 700 calories a day, which will help you lose weight, but it harms your body. The body needs calories, since they are an important energy source. Soon your body adapts to the lack of calories and becomes malnourished.

  6. Intellectual problems: Some crash diets cut down carbohydrate consumption, and this ends up affecting your brain. The brain needs carbs to function properly. So, when there is a severe carbohydrate deficiency, the level of corticosterone (the stress hormone) increases in your brain, making you vulnerable to stress, depression and binge-eating behaviours.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Important Points To Convince You For Swimming

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chandigarh
5 Important Points To Convince You For Swimming

According to many fitness experts, swimming can be an effective and rigorous fitness workout for people of all age, and everyone should try to hit the pool every day. While this is a regular regime for some, many are into a misconception that swimming is like child’s play. There are also those who think that swimming is not an effective form of weight loss. But the reality is that swimming is one of the best cardio exercises, and you must include it in your regular fitness regime.

And, in case you are running out of reasons to indulge in swimming, here are a few important points to convince you.

  1. Swimming is good for the health of the heart: Swimming is known to provide an unparalleled conditioning of cardiovascular health if you can practice it with an untainted consistency. Even though other kinds of exercise such as running or cycling can be more effective to boost the levels of metabolism, you should include swimming in cross-training routine. Pushing yourself to swim regularly will improve the overall fitness.
  2. Helps in balancing the structure of muscles: Swimming aids in building longer and leaner muscles which complement the denser muscles produced from weight training. These newly formed muscles also aid in speeding up the metabolism process for keeping the calorie for burning longer.
  3. Swimming is an excellent form of cross-training: Swimming helps in improving the cardiovascular capacity and increase muscle strength. But the reason why swimming is famous among fitness enthusiasts is that swimming offers the much-needed break from the high impact workouts such as weight-lifting, running and basketball. It allows athletes a respite from the regular intensive routine and helps the body to heal properly without compromising the daily fitness sessions.
  4. Swimming helps in improving the overall flexibility of the muscles: Hitting the pool gradually relaxes the major muscle groups in the body and increase flexibility along with stretching it. If you indulge in lactic acid building workouts such as weight-lifting, cycling and running, swimming for half an hour assists in flushing out the toxins and spare the muscles from becoming tight and sore the following day.
  5. Assists in strengthening the core: One of the most prominent reasons why you should hit the pool regularly is that it helps in improving the core body strength. This is due to utilisation of the major muscle groups at the same time. Even though about 70 percent of the body’s effort rises from the upper portion, moves such as fin and kickboard can offer an excellent lower body workout.

To sum up, these benefits are definite to compel anyone to consider swimming on a regular basis and improve the quality of life without hurting the muscles. And in no time, you would start enjoying it too!" In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Childhood Obesity Cycle

Dt. Neha Suryawanshi 97% (13242 ratings)
M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Childhood Obesity Cycle

Childhood Obesity Cycle

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Benefits Of Yoga

Dr. Mir Baqtiyar Ali 87% (3624 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Hyderabad
Benefits Of Yoga

Other physical benefits of yoga include:

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.
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5 Important Things You Should Know About Orthopaedic Stem Cell Treatment

Dr. Pranjal Kodkani 85% (21 ratings)
M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Mumbai
5 Important Things You Should Know About Orthopaedic Stem Cell Treatment

Orthopaedic stem cell treatment is an advanced branch of medicine, which can only be performed by a handful of physicians across the planet. If you are considering the surgery and the treatment, you should first know the important factors that can have an impact on the same. 

Outlined below are 5 things you should know about the treatment before you schedule the surgery. 

 

 

  1. Source of the stem cell: The source from which the stem cells have been extracted play a huge part in determining how successful the surgery would be. In case of orthopaedic stem cell treatment, the best place to extract the cells from is the bone marrow. However, in some cases, these cells may be taken from fatty regions of the body and not the bone marrow. This will eventually have an impact on the outcome of the surgery. Bone marrow cells are much more proficient at repairing damages of the bones than stem cells from any other source. 
  2. The technique for extracting stem cells: A procedure called the bone marrow aspiration or BMA is used to harvest the stem cells from the bone marrow. However, there is a correct way of doing it and a not so correct way of doing it. For instance, the stem cells need to be harvested using special needles and from several high density spots inside the bone. 
  3. Placing the stem cells in the right spot: Just extracting the stem cell properly is not enough. It also needs to be injected at the right place through the correct procedure. The surgeon will use advanced machineries to conduct the surgery, which are essential for the success of the treatment. These could include the use of c-arm fluoroscope, other one is called the ultrasound or may be even an arthroscope. 
  4. The correct dosage: This is a gray area, as knowledge needs to be further refined about the precise dosage required for the treatment. Specialised instruments and digital centrifugation systems help in  acquiring and concentrating the necessary amounts of stem cells for the procedure. 
  5. Understanding that the treatment works: Since stem cell treatment of any kind is a fairly new concept, most people feel that it may not work as advertised. However, if you go to a reliable facility where such surgeries are performed, you will get to know that not only does the treatment work but there have been several patients whose quality of life has improved greatly. Joint preservation surgery is the field which specialises in management of various conditions by these procedures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Scope Of Homeopathy In Obesity And Linked Diseases

Dr. Tarannum Shaikh 92% (456 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Post Graduate Certificate In Nutrition, Obesity & Health
Homeopath, Indore
Scope Of Homeopathy In Obesity And Linked Diseases

Scope of homeopathy in obesity and linked diseases

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (bmi), a person's weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a bmi of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a bmi equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight.
A more accurate measure of obesity is by measuring the body fat percentage but is restricted to the fitness industry due to cost involved.
Obesity brings with it an array of diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, hypothyroidism, pcod, infertility etc. Most of these diseases are autoimmune in nature and require individualised treatment custom made for each patient.

Long term homeopathic treatment along with diet and exercise can help achieve the following in these diseases:

Hypertension
- gradual reduction of antihypertensive drugs
- no side effects
- no drug dependency
- general well being

Heart disease
- symptomatic relief
- preventive measures blood thinners
- general well being

Hypothyroidism
- stimulates thyroid gland to function normally
- treatment of associated symptoms such as depression, hair fall, irregular cycles etc
- gradual tapering off of medicines

PCOD:
- reduction in number and size of cysts
- prevention of formation of new cysts
- establish regular ovulatory cycles and thus reduce intake of hormonal supplements
- treatment of associated symptoms such as depression, hair fall, acne, etc

Infertility:
- improve sperm count and motility in males
- establish regular menstrual cycles in females

Pregnancy:
 treatment of morning sickness and other associated symptoms
- general improvement of health facilitating healthy weight gain for mother and foetus
- safe and mild with no side effects

Post pregnancy:
- quick healing of wounds
- management for post natal depression
- general improvement in health and immunity

Non morbid obesity:
- can help reduce weight over a period of time coupled with diet and exercise.
- management of depression.
- medication for pain as a result of strenous exercise.

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Post Natal Weight Loss

Dt. Surabhi Jain 94% (1638 ratings)
MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Lucknow
Post Natal Weight Loss

Giving birth to a child is a life metamorphosing for a woman, because a lot of changes takes place from mentally to physically. Our Kanpur Best Dietician/Nutritionist Dr. Surabhi Jain, states that it will not be wrong for us to say that after pregnancy days are filled up with lack of confidence, many issues, self consciousness, lack of protection, etc. Even after pregnancy women has to suffer many problems and the main problem for every women is their weight after pregnancy. Dr Surabhi jain best dietician of Udaipur says, Almost 80% women are tensed, “whether they can reduce their weight after pregnancy or not?”. Our Best Dietician of udaipur, Dr. Surabhi Jain says that yes you can reduce your weight ,she says that instead of rushing for an unplanned diet, you should first focus on a right kind of exercise after pregnancy.

So best dietician in Udaipur also suggest that exercise is also the most important part of the best weight loss diet after delivery.

EXERCISE MAY INCLUDE: According to best nutritionist in udaipur, best online diet plan should have best weight loss diet plan.

1)Soft breathing exercise buy pulling your tummy in whenever you get time for 5 to 10 mins.

2)Regular walking in morning/ evening will also be okay in early weeks.

3)Yoga is great for improving flexibility and inner strength and slowly you should increase your stamina and heartbeat for a couple of times a week. Dr Surabhi jain, best nutritionist in udaipur also suggest the importance of yoga.

4)Swimming is also good for post natal weight loss it would help you on firming up your post-baby breasts.

Our best dietician of udaipur,  Dr.Surabhi Jain also advice some diet for post natal weight loss.

1)After pregnancy balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates is must in best online weight loss plan.

2)Extra milk and curd which include calcium should be increased. So best weight loss plan after delivery should have this.

3)They should avoid salty, spicy and deep fried foods.

4)They should also avoid cake, sweets and ice creams as it could harm after pregnancy and may cause diabetes. best weight loss plan after delivery should not have this.

5)Women should intake lot of fruits, nuts and vegetables or high fibre in their diet. best weight loss plan after delivery should have this.

Our centre “Nutriwell India” founded by “Dr.Surabhi Jain” provides best online weight loss program for post natal weight loss in delivery.She is the best dietician/nutritionist of Uttar Pradesh and best dietitian in udaipur.

How Weight Training Can Damage Your Body?

Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Masters of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Indore
How Weight Training Can Damage Your Body?

Weight training is a method of exercise where you use either your body weight or external weight to build strength and increase muscle size. The principle of weight training centers on eccentric and concentric movements of the skeletal muscles, thus stimulating them to grow. Usually the sets, reps and the tempo of the exercise are manipulated to concentrate on size, endurance or strength.

It is important to note that certain aspects of weight training are detrimental to your body. You need to be aware of these aspects so that you can maximize your strength gains.

Here are 4 ways that weight training may harm your body are: 

  1. Warm up: Warming up before working out is very essential, as it increases blood flow in the body. It loosens up your stiff joints and elevates your heart rate. You may do basic cardio exercises, such as jumping jacks and bodyweight squats as your warm up regime.
  2. Don't push yourself too hard: Don't over exert yourself in your workouts, listen to your body and stop when you feel that you can't go on anymore. It increases the likelihood of you being injured and thus is detrimental to your health.You may try to lift heavier weights compromising on form or posture, which can lead to various muscle tears or strains.
  3. Stretch after your workout: It is very important that you stretch after your weight training workout. It aids in muscle recovery after a heavy workout and also makes the joints more mobile and flexible. Stretching also allows the tensed muscles to relax and improves posture. Lack of stretching increases chances of injuring your muscles and may put a damper on your weight training muscles.
  4. Injuries: Injuries such as pulling a muscle or injuring your joints are very common if you lift weights. It is of utmost importance that you follow proper form while working out. An example of this would be when you don't keep your spine straight while squatting, thus resulting in a slipped disc injury.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Obesity - Know The Major Causes Behind It!

Dr. Kamal Madhav 86% (22 ratings)
BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC) & PGDMT
Homeopath, Calicut
Obesity - Know The Major Causes Behind It!

Maintaining the ideal body weight throughout life is vital, since being either overweight or underweight can lead to an array of health issues. Obesity is the condition where a person weighs considerably more than their ideal body weight. Millions of people across India are obese and poor diet and lifestyle choices are to be blamed for the same. The absence of any regular physical activity is another factor responsible for obesity.

Here is a look at some of the most common causes of obesity along with a few of its symptoms.

Causes of Obesity
Obesity is caused when extra energy, in the form of calories, remain in the body. This energy gets deposited in the body in the form of fats. Often people who consume more calories than they require in a day and those who do not work out regularly are at a greater risk of suffering from obesity.

In fact, the two major points of concern include the activity level of the patient and the diet that he/she maintains. A person looking to prevent obesity or weight gain needs to incorporate only two things into his routine. These include-

  1. Activity- If you are involved in a sedentary job and do not get much opportunity to get up and stretch your legs throughout the day, ensure that you exercise regularly. This may include simple free-hand exercises or a workout session at the gym. When you sweat it out, your body burns the excess calories.
  2. Diet- Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables can bolster the immune system and provide the body with the needed fibre content. However, snacking on fast foods and sweets does the opposite.

Symptoms of Obesity
Obesity is a state of the body determined on the basis of body weight. Obese people do not suffer directly due to their weight. However, after staying obese for a long period of time, the body may start to develop other related conditions, such as diabetes and heart ailments. Obesity may also be linked to certain psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Role of Homeopathy Against Obesity
Homeopathy is a dependable form of treatment against obesity. Clinical research indicates that certain homeopathic remedies for overweight individuals act as fat burners in the body. They act by enhancing the metabolic rate of the body. This not only increases the rate at which fat is burned, but also improves digestion. Homeopathy looks to rectify the underlying problem, rather than cure the symptoms alone. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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5 Amazing Things Green Tea Does Do Your Body!

Dt. Rd Bilkish Raje 91% (150 ratings)
M.Sc Dietetics -Outstanding Grade-82%, RD, Special Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Pune
5 Amazing Things Green Tea Does Do Your Body!

In today’s world, we are going back to basics with a conscious effort to eat organically grown and home cooked food for a fit body. This is due to the fact that there has been a revival of many age old wellness movements like Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient medical field that relies on the use of massages, oils and herbs for the resolution of various ailments. As per Ayurveda and other arms of holistic medical fields, green tea is an ingredient that is highly beneficial for the health. 

Read on to know more about the health benefits of green tea:

  1. Antioxidants and Bioactive Compounds: Green tea consists of a number of bioactive compounds that can improve one’s health. These bioactive compounds include polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which are best known as antioxidants. The formation of free radicals in the body is curbed by these substances which can further prevent aging and other ailments. The EGCG or Epigallocatechin Gallate is one of the most powerful antioxidants that can be found easily in green tea.
  2. Brain Function: There are also a number of brain boosting minerals and compounds found in green tea. These substances improve the brain function and keep away the signs of aging when it comes to this area. Caffeine is one of the key ingredients in green tea. This ingredient acts as a vital stimulant, which keeps the brain well functioning. Also, it has a positive effect on the neurons and neurotransmitters that are released by the brain. These neurotransmitters include dopamine and norepinephrine. In this way, green tea also reduces the risk of falling prey to conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease.
  3. Fat Burning: Green tea is an excellent fat burning supplement that is fast gaining popularity in the weight management market. The various elements of green tea help in boosting the rate of metabolism and increasing the fat burning process. This is due to the fact that it increases the expenditure of energy to a great degree. Green tea is also credited with the mobilisation of various fatty acids that can be found in the fat tissue of the body.
  4. Cancer: Green tea also reduces the risk of cancer because it has a number of antioxidants. It helps in the prevention of various kinds of cancer including prostate cancer, breast cancer and even colorectal cancer.
  5. Dental Health: The substances that are found in green tea help in killing bacteria before it can infect one’s mouth. So, apart from cleaning the digestive system of various toxins, it also prevents plaque formation and tooth decay. It keeps dangerous bacteria like Streptococci Mutans away from the mouth and lowers the risk of caries.
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