Author: Abhinav Krishna

How My New Heart Gave Me a Second Chance at Life

This World Heart Day, guest writer Ankit Maheshwari looks back on his battle with childhood heart disease. Ankit Maheshwari is a serial entrepreneur, heart disease survivor, and philanthropist, based in New Delhi. He has been on the OurHealthMate platform since 2015. In this story, he recalls how his life’s trajectory changed when he was given three years to live at the tender age of three – and how he came out stronger from experience. I was born with a chronic heart disease called cardiomyopathy, a condition that impairs heart function, eventually leading to heart failure. By the time I...

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5 Foolproof Ways of Busting Anxiety

Always plagued by fear or worry? Feel an overbearing sense of foreboding with everyday activities and relationships? Having trouble expressing your emotions? If your answer is ‘yes’ to any of those questions, it’s likely that you suffer from a clinical condition called anxiety. It is a phenomenon that manifests as prolonged, extreme fear or apprehension that interferes with your daily life. Anxiety is not a one-time event. It takes control over a period, and it could be influenced by several factors: a tyrannical boss, a beleaguered bank balance, personal stress or a traumatic event. Or then, a combination of...

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From Education to Healthcare Delivery, Everything Will Require Tech Interface to Sustain.

Engineer’s Day is celebrated across the globe on different dates. However, in India, the engineering community celebrates “Engineer’s Day” on September 15th. 2018 is a significant year for the occasion as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Engineer’s Day in India. It also happens to be the 157th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (also known as Sir MV) who is one of the most celebrated Indian Engineers of all time and tributes are paid in his memory. He was Chief Engineer responsible for construction of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam in Mandya district and flood protection system...

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The Power of Sweating It Out: The Science of Sport and Longevity

A lot is said about exercise and how it’s good for you. As clichéd a narrative it is, it is rooted in good reason. After all, exercise can help you live longer. So, does the key to longevity lie in the occasional swim or the odd yoga routine in your living room? While these may certainly enhance your mental health, alleviate your anxiety, boost your libido and provide mental stimulation, increasing your lifespan is tied to regular exercise – and lots of it. Regular exercise can not only improve your quality of life but also increase your lifespan by...

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Lefthanders Day – Dawn of the Lefties

United Nations declared August 13 as the International Lefthanders Day, and it was observed for the first time in 1976. This day is celebrated by recognizing the rare, creative and the unique lefthanders who live amongst us and go through daily struggles in a righthanded world. Interestingly, lefthanded people make up roughly around 10 percent of the Earth’s population and must follow right-handed people both in terms of available tools and implementations. Seems unfair sometimes that from cookware to appliances everything is designed for right-handed people. The Great Lefties In a world that is predominantly right-handed, there are some...

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