Recent survey suggests that 61% of India's working population who are 45-plus want an early retirement. Difficulty in handling work pressure and lack of family time are prime motivators for this decision. One in five of pre-retirees fear that they won’t be able to retire fully. 71% says they cannot retire as it would make them struggle financially as they haven’t saved enough. How much of impact has our lifestyle patterns affecting this decision?
How many meals am I supposed to eat in a day to stay healthy? Questions like this, especially if you are health conscious, keep popping into our mind every now and then. More than when you eat, what matters is “how and what you eat” if you were to reduce the risk of health problems by being overweight . It’s irrelevant if a person eats three large meals a day or six smaller ones if it makes no difference to the overall calorie count. So, what’s the remedy? Before you consider any diet plan, it’s important that you determine your optimum calorie intake based on your health profile and set a dietary target accordingly; most importantly, you need to ask yourself if the suggested plan fits into your lifestyle. Remember, one simple thumb-rule - you gain weight when you eat more calories than you burn , or burn fewer calories than you eat; it can happen either by consuming more or by indulging in less physical activity. Keeping a log of what you eat (along with the time an