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WHY YOUR HEART IS A SUPERHERO?

We all know that our heart is one of the most important organs in our body. It does the most important job of pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout our body. Place your hand on your chest and you can feel a thumping noise; this is one noise that most of us would care to make sure if our heart is ticking just right. The thump-thump nois that you feel or hear are made by the valves in your heart as they open and close to pump blood in and out!!
Every day, each moment, your heart toils really hard to pump blood through your arteries and veins, supplying the oxygen & nutrients that your body needs to thrive. Imagine - you have about 5-6 liters of blood in your body that pass through about 100,000 miles of blood vessels in your body at all times.
The most dependable pump in the world!!
Your blood travels a total of around 12,000 miles (19,000 kilometres) every day. With about 70 beats per minute, your heart beats about 100,000 times a day, which equals about 35 million times a year, whi…

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE WON'T SEND YOU A TEXT MESSAGE!

Every single moment, your heart works hard to pump blood through your arteries and veins, to make sure the oxygen, nutrients that your body needs are delivered. High blood pressure or hypertension can be causing damage to your body for years before you experience any discernible symptoms. It might leave you with a permanent disability, a poor quality of life or even a fatal heart attack if you fail to take control of it. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked regularly. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can damage your heart in a number of ways. 



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6 SIMPLE FOOT EXERCISES FOR DIABETICS!

Video Credit: Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXET5u30XLk)
Daily physical activity along with healthy eating, regular blood sugar checks and right medication regimen are the four cornerstones for good diabetes management.


If you haven’t already been exercising, check with your doctor and find out your options in terms of exercise so that you follow them safely.

You may pick up the exercise regimen of your choice, it can be brisk walking, jogging, biking or even dancing. As you settle down with your exercise routine, gradually, you will start losing weight and begin to feel wonderful and more confident.

For a beginner, probably, it’s not always easy to find the time for exercise. Changing the behaviour, finding an activity you like, and being proactive on a busy/tough schedule is really important.


People with diabetes can develop problems with their feet. Sometimes, people with diabetes can have issues with their feet due to circulatory issues.

Getting daily physical…

HOW DAILY JOGGING CAN BE A STAPLE IN YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS?

It’s no brainer for us to say that each one of us wants to be in good shape, but most of us want to get there real quick; such is the influence of the lifestyle choices on us these days. The fast paced life,  stressful workplaces, and addiction to technological gadgets has taken our health and lifestyle to a whole new level. Today, it's not uncommon to see people (from all walks of life) spend their time with some form of gadgets, and living without them seems simply impossible. It’s time we learned to challenge this way of life and start moving.

What a few minutes of jogging does to your body?

Contrary to the popular belief, indulging in exercise is not that complicated. Even a few minutes of daily jogging can go a long way towards improving your physical and mental health. No matter how good or bad you feel, it does make you feel happier and can bring you immense health benefits. It helps you build up your stamina, a stronger heart and helps burn calories. Jogging or running is …

WHY DO WE FAIL AT WEIGHT LOSS?

Let's admit it: Most of us want to lose weight. And more often than not we fail & get demotivated! You deserve to feel good and look good!! Making lifestyle modifications is the key to successfully shed pounds - not only in the way you eat and exercise, but the way you see things in life. Life will never be stress free, learn to cop with it. Weight loss is dependent on how effectively you make those small adjustments in life!



SELF-DISCIPLINE & SELF-CARE: 2 VITAL ELEMENTS OF DIABETES MANAGEMENT!

Video Credit: Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ACRBvP59I)
You didn’t choose to get diabetes, but you have a choice in how you manage it. When it comes to managing your diabetes, you should know that you are not alone and you are not just a passenger being told where to go and how. There are steps you can take right now to take control of diabetes management.


Type 2 diabetes is different for different people. Doctors can’t rely on one-size-fiats all diabetes treatment. There are many medicines available to treat diabetes and these medicines are paired in different ways. You treatment depends on your diabetes. As you age, your diabetes may change - how much or how little, depends on your body. It’s important to bring your blood sugar readings to your next doctor appointment so that you can discuss treatment options. Make regular doctor appointments to review your blood sugar numbers and discuss your goals moving forward.



WHY EVERY INDIVIDUAL NEEDS UNIQUE CARE FOR DIABETES?

Video Credit: Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIfwuN5j2QI)
The key to managing your diabetes is to control your blood sugar levels. These days people living with diabetes and their healthcare providers have many different options for treating diabetes. Different medicines work differently at different times as your body changes, hence every individual needs a unique care. You don’t need to be a healthcare provider to understand how it works. In this video, you learn more about the treatment options available and how it works in your body.





WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TOO MUCH SUGAR BUILDS UP IN THE BLOOD?

                             Video Credit - Diabetes Download (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpl8Bi3CA8E)
1000 years ago people didn’t have super cool devices to measure blood sugar levels, but they did have dogs. Ancient Chinese and Japanese physicians noticed some people’s urine was particularly enjoyed by dogs, but sure enough when they tasted it they found that it tasted like urine, but sweeter than usual and this strange symptom — surprisingly sweet urine — became part of the name — Mellitus, meaning pleasant taste like honey.