How to Avoid/Relieve A Hangover
The medical term (of Norwegian origin) for a hangover is ‘veisalgia’, which, fittingly, means “uneasiness following debauchery” and “pain”. The pounding headache and restlessness of a hangover – the price that’s paid for drinking copious amounts of alcohol – can...
Do Face Exercises Actually Work?
Make a fish face and suck your cheeks in to get rid of the double chin; smile and force your eyes open to exercise your muscles – sounds familiar? With social media swamped with ideas to address the adult urge...
Walk the Talk: Benefits of Walking for All Age Groups
The ideal mindset to live life is usually summarized in a popular quote that reads - There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. While this refers to the grind and hard work without which no...
How does Sleep Deprivation Affect our Digestive System?
We might remember countless nights as we stared at the clock and the sweet comfort of sleep eluded us as we did a mental countdown till our alarms rang. We knew the next day would be challenging because we missed...
The Science Behind Traditional Indian Skincare Practices
Most desi girls would agree that having our grandmothers as beauty advisors has been an exciting part of growing up. From whipping a face mask with traditional ingredients to plucking herbs from the garden to formulate a cleanser or scrub,...
Does weight training affect our joint health over time?
Weight training offers a myriad of health benefits - but there are concerns regarding the long-term effects of weight training on joint health. How valid are these concerns? We’ve taken it upon ourselves to look into the scientific findings around...
6 Ways in Which Omega-3 Fats Benefit Our Skin
While omega-3 fatty acids are often talked about for their incredible health benefits, which largely stem from their anti-inflammatory properties, their benefits to skin health aren’t spoken about as much. Although omega-3 fats can help improve our skin’s health mostly...
Can Free Radical Damage Help us Build Muscle?
Free-radicals are often made to be practically villainous when it comes to our health - and understandably so, with all the negative effects they have on our body over time. But have you ever considered the positive effects of free...
Foods to Boost Your Mental Health in Your Mid-20s
Despite the decidedly more comfortable lifestyles of young adults today (compared to previous generations) - with practically all basic needs being accessible at their fingertips - the digital age is also replete with mental health issues. About 7.3% of the...
6 Best Protein Sources for Vegetarians
The number of people adopting a more plant-based diet is increasing every year, and most people debating this shift are generally concerned about what this would mean for their nutrition intake - especially protein. Protein is a key nutrient that’s...
Busting the 7 Most Common Workout Myths
When it comes to our workouts, nutrition or even our general health, everyone - from our fellow fitness-enthusiasts, to friends and family - invariably has some sort of advice to share! Very often, though, a lot of these are anecdotal...
Is Gluten Bad for Everyone? Let’s Take a Look at the Evidence
All of us are familiar with the term gluten but how many of us actually know what it is? From being an unknown part of Indian staple food to becoming a diet trend, gluten has become quite infamous in the...
Why Do Beans Give Us Gas?
There’s a little poem you may have learnt as a kid and laughed as you did: “beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!” This is especially relatable for anyone who’s prone to the side...
PMS – Causes Of Premenstrual Syndrome And Tips For Relief!
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) has many symptoms - and each of these comes with its own potential causes! Although this makes it hard to pinpoint a singular reason behind why women get PMS in the first place, the good news is...
What Fitness Really Means & 5 Ways to Get There
Fitness, as a concept, means different things to different people. For some, it could be about gaining strength, while, for others, fitness could simply mean staying in shape. However, true fitness is much more than our physical appearance; it’s all...
Why do Women Get Periods Every Month? Evolution has the answer!
"Why do we have to go through this?" - a question every woman asks herself when it's time for the monthly menstrual period. There have been several theories around this, ranging from ‘cleaning our system every month’ to ‘getting rid...
Is Vegan Meat Healthy? A Look at its Nutritional Profile
Plant-based diets (PBDs) are being increasingly consumed by people all around the world. This rise in consumerism has driven brands to come up with innovative foods that satisfy cravings without compromising on vegan values. In the growing world of vegan products,...
Real Journeys to Good Health: Mr. Janak’s Story
Mr. Janak Thakkar’s typical day is atypical, to say the least. He is a fit, 60-year-old businessman from Mumbai, who has been exercising regularly for more than three and a half decades. His health goal is to lead a life...
Does Our Metabolism Really Slow Down After We Hit 30?
There’s a common perception surrounding our metabolism and how it’s affected by age - specifically that our metabolism tends to slow down as we hit our 30s. Today, we’re about to explore how scientifically accurate this is, with the help...
How to Identify Evidence-Based and Reliable Information
The internet has made access to information so convenient that we can literally have all of the world’s knowledge at our fingertips.  Whenever we want to know more about something new or unknown, the first thing we do is look...
What is Metabolism and How Can We Improve Our Metabolic Rate?
What does metabolism mean to you? Most people associate the word metabolism with weight management, exercise, or how much food we can eat! However, metabolism is a lot more than just the process of breaking down fats or burning extra...