Why Move More ?


Moderate amount of physical activity can greatly improve your health & quality of life.

1. Heart

Reduces the risk of developing heart disease & stroke.

Helps to lower your bad cholesterol & raise the good cholesterol.

Helps to prevent High blood pressure & also helps to lower High blood pressure.

2. Nervous System

Improve concentration, creativity & performance.

Reduces stress, frustration & stress.

3. Digestive system

Improves digestion.

Helps control appetite.

4. Bones

Improves flexibility & posture and reduces back pain.

Strengthens bones & improves muscle strength & endurance.

Reduces the risk of osteoporosis

5. Lungs

Slows the rate of decline in lung function.

Improve body ability to use oxygen.

6. Others

Helps to maintain a healthy body weight.

Reduces the risk of developing diabetes  & some cancers also.

Improves blood circulation to all body parts.

Improves the immune system.

Improves self –image & sense of well being.

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Lifestyle Diseases


Well, the term disease itself is intimidating enough…and when something like “Lifestyle Disease” crops up…it just races our heart beat!! But hey watch out…this in itself is a disease of the lifestyle. To put it simply these are diseases which happen due to the lifestyle one adopts.

There is an array of  lifestyle diseases  which majorly consists of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol and drug abuse.The resultant chronic diseases – heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and respiratory infections – which are ailments of long duration and slow progression, will severely affect people’s earnings. So here’s a list of the top ten “Lifestyle Diseases “.

Heart Disease: any of several abnormalities that affect the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart. There are a dozen forms of this lifestyle disease. Heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease can lead to congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the demands of the body. The various forms of heart disease may also cause disturbances in normal heartbeat, called arrhythmia.

Alzheimer’s disease: a form of brain disease. Abreakdown of brain cells occurs. There is no treatment, but good nutrition may slow the progress of this lifestyle disease, which lasts about seven years in most people who have it.

Atherosclerosis: a generic term for several diseases in which the arterial wall becomes thick and loses elasticity. Atherosclerosis is the most common and serious vascular disease. It usually occurs with aging. It is linked to overweight, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Cancer: diseases characterized by uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells. Cancer is considered as the number one “Disease of Civilization”. There are more than 150 different kinds of cancer and many different causes.

Chronic Liver Disease/Cirrhosis: any of a group of liver disorders. Characteristics of liver disease are jaundice, loss of appetite, liver enlargement, fluid accumulation, and impaired consciousness.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): a disease characterized by slowly progressing, irreversible airway obstruction. The symptoms are problems in breathing while exercising, difficulty in breathing in or out deeply, and sometimes a long-term cough. The condition may result from chronic bronchitis, or asthma. Cigarette smoking and air pollution make it worse.

Diabetes: a disease affecting sugars used by the body. Type II diabetes is also called non-insulin-dependent diabetes, adult-onset diabetes, ketosis-resistant diabetes, or stable diabetes. It often develops in over weight adults.

Heart Disease: any of several abnormalities that affect the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart. There are a dozen forms of this lifestyle disease. Heart disease and other forms of cardiovascular disease can lead to congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart cannot pump sufficient blood to meet the demands of the body. The various forms of heart disease may also cause disturbances in normal heartbeat, called arrhythmia.

Nephritis/CRF: any disease of the kidney marked by swelling and abnormal function.

Stroke: a condition due to the lack of oxygen to the brain that may lead to reversible or irreversible paralysis. Advancing age, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking can lead to this excruciating disease. Lack of exercise, overweight, high cholesterol and a family history of strokes make a person prone to this disease.

Lifestyle diseases are a result of the inappropriate relationship of people with their environment. With the increase of industrialization and the advent of technology, the pattern of human life has been altered. Basic activities like working, eating, sleeping have been terribly modified and forcefully meshed with hectic schedules. So it’s all about priorities…and what’s sad is that the most basic yet important activities that underlie our existence take a back seat. It’s high time we let the brighter side of the lifestyle prevail and let not this grimmer shadow eclipse it.

Weight, Waist & Diabetes


On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, get tested yourself with simple way & prevent your diabetes by lowering your risk factors

A number of long term studies have shown a higher risk of Diabetes with increasing body weight. 70- 80% of patients with diabetes are overweight & obese.

There is strong relation between BMI & total body fat.

Body Mass Index ( BMI) is a simple index of weight for height. According to WHO-

BMI  ≥ 25.0  – Overweight

BMI  ≥ 30.0   – Obesity

Overweight is characterized as an excessive accumulation of body fat. Overweight can eventually lead to health disorder, involving the:

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Diabetes
  3. Bone & joints disease
  4. Reproductive system disorder
  5. Gastrointestinal tract disorders.

Obesity is now recognized as a chronic disease with a significant impact on quality of life 7 life expectancy. Globally obesity leads to major public health problems.

Abdominal Obesity :

It is not only the level of overweight, but also the distribution of fat that is important for the development of insulin resistance & type II diabetes. An abdominal fat / central obesity of increased body fat, independent of the absolute level of obesity, is associated with an increased risk of diabetes.

Waist circumference is the simple way to diagnose the abdominal obesity.

Normal waist circumference

Male  ≤ 90 cm

Female ≤ 80 cm

…Wake up, calculate your BMI & measure your waist…………..

For any  ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?   get answered by Diabetes expert @ https://eclinic.justforhearts.org/forum/bycategory/35/diabete

5 Tips to prevent Heart Disaese


  1. Get Active – Even 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity five times per week reduces the risk of heart disease. Try to make exercise regular part of your life.
  2. Eat a healthy Heart fruits/ diet – Eat plenty of fresh fruits & vegetables. Drink lot of water.
  3. Know your Numbers  & risk:  Have your blood pressure, BSL ( Blood sugar level), lipid profile ( cholesterol) levels checked regularly.  High level all these test puts you at greater risk. Also monitor your weight, body mass index, waist circumference regularly.
  4. No addiction – Avoid smoke filled environments, exposure to second hand smoke significantly increase the risk of heart disease. Avoid tobacco & alcohol
  5. Medical Management- Take the medication that your doctor has prescribed. ( If you are on any medication)
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