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While you might be motivated to achieve your goals, the idea of creating a new habit can be daunting at first. We seem to have come to grips with several things – what we wish to change, what we should do and how to do it, but following through with our actions seems to require a strong will.
This is the second part of the article A Big Fat Crisis – Let’s talk about Obesity. To shed light on the matter of Obesity, we spoke to renowned dietician Dr. Swathi Sreekanta, who joined us on World Obesity Day. Here’s the rest of the insightful Q&A with the expert to show us a way out of this prevalent crisis.
It might sound counterintuitive, but despite often being associated with malnutrition, India is seeing rising obesity. Data sources indicate that more than 135 million Indians are affected by obesity. And it is not just a cosmetic concern. Being obese is a medical condition that increases the risk of other illnesses and health problems like cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
As part of the Expert Speak series, Docvita CEO Anmol Arora was in conversation with counseling psychologist and expressive arts-based therapist Shatarupa C to explore Matters of the Mind. The two speakers highlighted the importance of looking at mental health the same way we look at physical health. “Just like we go to the doctor when we have a fever before it develops into pneumonia,” quipped Shatarupa, “mental health deserves the same attention and reflex in getting help.”
The word habit is oh-so-familiar. Since childhood, we have been taught to develop healthy habits. Understanding what habits are, how and why they are formed can help us dismantle our inhibitions, and develop sustainable healthy habits sooner.
Just as we bring our work home, not having a set routine may throw our life out of balance. So let’s step back for a moment and look at some common challenges of the WFH lifestyle with a problem-solving mindset.
A troubled mind is something that human beings have known since the beginning of history. Whether sublimating our inner turmoil into poetry and art or seeking refuge in community and religion, we have always come up with ways to deal with the troubled mind. But the...
Habits II – 3 habits that you need to analyse and take control of right now, Habits are the small decisions we make, and the actions we perform repeatedly. They are somewhat fixed ways of behaving, thinking and acting set due to regular practice.
Working from home has blurred the lines between office and home – leading to unbalanced lifestyles. Employees not only have to deal with deadlines from work and concern for their loved ones but now also have to learn how to adjust to this new normal.
With the festive season right around the corner, preparations for the celebration have begun in most households. Spring-cleaning the house, the annual gift shopping, and buying of sweets are now on everyone’s to-do lists. Most of us have already marked those five days as cheat days in our calendar, and while the festival does call for some indulgence, it is essential to take care of our health.