June 18th, 2013

How to Handle Heat Related Illness

Dehydration and heat exhaustion are big issues during the hot weather in India, particularly for children. Symptoms include absence of urination, lethargy, fatigue, and headaches. Skin rashes, caused by excessive perspiration, are also a concern. Preventative measures: Drink lots of water (and the popular Indian lemon water — nimbu pani) and take Oral Rehydration Salts. Alternatively, add half a teaspoon of salt and 3 teaspoons of sugar into 1 liter of water. Avoid drinking cold soft drinks containing preservatives. Also be aware that air conditioners can encourage dehydration by drying out your system. Bathe at least twice a day to remove perspiration from the skin and keep the

May 23rd, 2013

How to Protect Your Eyes in Summers

As mercury starts rising, the intense heat of summer instigates a range of summer-related ailments and allergies. The most commonly affected part of body during this season is the eyes. The scorching heat of sun poses great danger to the eyes. Therefore, on arrival of summer taking extra care of eyes is must, Informs Director, Ophthalmology, Fortis Healthcare, Dr. Sanjay Dhawan. Read further what does the expert suggest to protect your eyes in summer. Summer is the time of dealing with lots of heat, dust and excessive strong sun light. Just as we use sunscreen to keep the sun’s UV rays from harming our skin, we should also  blocks those same rays from damaging our eyes. There are

May 23rd, 2013

Facials That Soothe Your Skin In Summer

If the scorching heat has snatched your peachy complexion and dulled your skin, worry not. Here’s our guide to some trendy rejuvenating facial treatments to get your skin glowing and feeling as fresh as a flower.  Yes, facials are the best way to improve the quality of skin and promote blood circulation. They tighten up face muscles, detoxify and tone up the skin while removing dead cells and providing life and nourishment to the skin. Check out some exclusive facials that help you shine in the summer…. AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) facials AHA acids are derived from fruits and flowers and are best taken for their anti-aging effects and properties. Creams formulated with AHAs, which help

April 18th, 2012

Which Fabric to Wear in Summer & Why

Fabric may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of health. But it definitely should be considered, tell health experts around the world. Yes! Your favorite dress material could be at fault for otherwise-unexplained breakouts and rashes. Not only this, it may also lead to nagging headaches and human carcinogen! Read in detail to realize how fabrics and health is connected. We tell you why you should prefer eco friendly natural fabrics instead the soft touch synthetic fabrics that are vehemently used in today’s fashion designs. Also, explore natural fabrics that are proven good for overall health. Start reading… Facts of Synthetic Fabrics Be it towels to

April 12th, 2012

How Sun Harms Your Skin

Sunscreen is one beauty staple that you can’t do without in any season and for any reason. Still, most of us wear it diligently in summer and get lazy about it in winter. And you better not ask about the cloudy days. The laziness results in the ageing of the skin. Yes, you heard me right. Sun damage is one of the topmost causes of the ageing of the skin. Dr Sheilly Kapoor, Consultant Dermatology at Medanta The Medicity informs more. ABC of Ultra Violet Rays UVA rays penetrate deepest into the skin and are often referred to as the ‘ageing rays’. In high doses, these rays damage the underlying collagen causing darkening, pigmentation and acceleration of the ageing process. Skin

June 1st, 2011

Summer Health Concerns

SUMMER EVOKES memories of chilled lemonades, lush watermelon wedges, juicy mangoes and languid summer holidays. It’s the time when we come out of our cocoon, go for a leisurely walk or take a dip in the pool, plan our mid-year summer break and head to known or unknown destinations to recharge our batteries. However, summer also brings in a lot of health concerns. Most of it is easily avoidable with a bit of planning and preparation. Archana Darshan runs you through 4 top avoidable health conditions during summer time. 1. Water-borne diseases In the hot and humid months of summer, instances of water-borne infections, like typhoid, gastroenteritis and jaundice soar. All these infections

May 5th, 2011

Weight Loss Roadblocks in Summer

When we think of summer, exposy body and sleeky clothes comes automatically to our thoughts. But, to the most, we think of long lazy vacation time- when we party and prefer to chill out lounging next to the grill for one of our most favorite past times…eating yummy food and drinking chill beer! Hot dogs, chips, burgers, breezer and crushers…there’s no better time to indulge in these than summers. Well, with whole lot of such activities to get indulged, we tend to leave our regular fitness regime somewhere on the way…And there comes the weight loss road blocks. My Health Guardian divulges to inform you about the 5 major hurdles of your weight loss regime in summers.

May 2nd, 2011

Fix 5 Common Summer Spoilers

Summer is the time when we get reckless and come out of our cells to involve with all leisurely activity. But, along with the fun of the sun, summer also brings in a lot of health concerns that inded spoil your complete summer plan. My Health Guardian runs you through 5 top avoidable health conditions during summer time. Keep reading to know how these can be easily avoidable with a bit of planning and by following grandma’s expert suggestion. 1. Water-borne diseases In the hot and humid months of summer, instances of water-borne infections, like typhoid, gastroenteritis and jaundice soar. All these infections stem from the intake of contaminated food or water, explains Dr. Anil Arora,

April 28th, 2011

Be Fragrance Wise

To maintain smelling fresh all day long in the summer is very crucial; but with severe heat strokes and excessive sweaty days it becomes the real challenge for most of us. Believe me, taking showers everyday and just wearing deodorant is not enough to keep smelling good 24×7 in summers. It needs much more concerns as well as cosmetics too! If you too queue among those troubled with fragrance being vanished very frequently and fight hard not to stink and smell, then follow the below postulated tips. Be fragrance wise and feel the change this summer. Aromatic deep oil massage – Light pampering massage with essential and nourishing rosemary, lavender or sweet orange oil not only gives

April 28th, 2011

Breeze through Summer

Did you know the skin is the largest organ on your body? This is the only part of the body that can absorb nutrients directly (now, you know why you should go for that warm oil massage). It also implies that your skin is vulnerable to elements (read wind and the sun) and in summer, which is a time for skin show, your skin may complain. And the term skin extends beyond the boundaries of your neckline. My Health Guardian rescues you from all skin woes that might come your way this summer. Just read on….. Prickly heat: The mother of all skin problems that’s going to affect you in the summer. It happens because sweat, dead cells and dirt clog the pores of the skin. As a result itchy red

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