Author: Ravneet Kaur

Calm Yourself With These Proven Stress-Relieving Superfoods

For many millennials, junk food is a quick-fix for stressful work days, impossible sales targets and staggering EMIs. And yet, while chips, chocolate and chaat can briefly satiate the soul and the taste buds, they can wreak havoc on your health, expanding your waistline, multiplying your fat deposits, causing insulin resistance and oxidative damage – a surefire formula for more stress. What a treat. The Science Behind Stress A study conducted by the University of California at San Francisco Department of Psychiatry found that while junk food alone was damaging enough, its effects were compounded by preexisting stress. The...

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India Inc: Are You at Risk of Burnout?

During growing up days, parents are inclined to rebuke their wards with ‘hard work did not kill anyone’. But time has come to change these thoughts since burnout due to overwork or stress is a real possibility. More than half of India’s corporate workforce, according to a health services study mentions that stress is an epidemic in India across sectors – from IT, education, telecom to hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing the spread. With employees always on the go, few can afford the luxury of snoozing their morning alarm, eating a sit-down breakfast or reaching office late. It’s essential for...

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5 Things to Consider While Serving Lunch – Start by not Piling your Plate

Mornings can be a trail of maddening misses – alarm, breakfast, transport and appointments. When endless traffic jams and rumbling tummy follow all this, it promises to be a hard day. No scope to plan a healthy morning meal, leave alone lunch. And the only succour you have is the cafeteria which can be a convenient option when you’re perpetually playing catch up with the clock. But the calories, sugar, fat and sodium intake can take a toll on your health if you’re not careful with your choices. Take a cue from these five easy tips the next time...

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Green Theory: The Benefits of Garden Therapy

A home garden can be your private window to nature, acting as a balm to your stress and your senses. It’s no surprise that garden therapy is moving into the spotlight as a therapeutic technique for physical, psychological and emotional healing and wellbeing. Anupriya Singh, HR Specialist at ThoughtWorks also believes that “therapeutic gardens can do wonders as they are good for physical, emotional and mental health”. It holds a universal appeal, offering value to a wide spectrum of people – from overworked professionals to victims of mental health conditions; from young children to the elderly. For Upasna Monappa,...

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How to Be Self-sufficient in Your Autumn Years

Your autumn years are a period of golden transition, heralding a phase of carefree days, unplanned vacations and recounting tales to your grandchildren about your heydays. You may find yourself inclined towards a healthier lifestyle – low on stress and high on nutrition – a surefire formula to enhance your pensioner years. However, your life’s best chapter can be given a beautiful beginning only if you age healthily. This includes planning your medical, financial and family needs in advance. If you’re teetering on retirement, consider this strategy. The Four Step Strategy to Attain the Fountain of Youth Step 1...

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