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It All Starts with the Mind
July 14, 2016|Lets get Healthy

It All Starts with the Mind

It All Starts with the Mind

Which is more important: ‘what we believe’ or ‘what we do’?

Whether it is health or sickness, it doesn’t matter what we do? What matters is that what we believe is basically what our mind believes. Mahatria says, “The mind of the man is the man”. Scientific studies of the mind-body connection reveal that the mental states are reflected immediately in your biochemistry – the chemical messaging system that controls how our body functions. If you don’t work on the mind, neither can you cure diseases nor can you lead a healthy lifestyle.

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Eating sensibly
July 6, 2016|Lets get Healthy

Eating sensibly

Eating sensibly

Are you eating sensibly?

Mahatria would so often say, “It is not about how you look, but it is about how you look at yourself. What you are is more important than how you look.”

Model: I am on diet to reduce weight. So I eat only once.

Friend: But is it good for the body?

Model: All that I don’t know. All I know is I am reducing my weight.

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It’s About You and Me
June 29, 2016|Lets get Healthy

It’s About You and Me

It’s About You and Me

No human body is perfect. There is nothing called ideal health. There is no perfect method to health. It is by trial and error. Every body is unique. Hence, the method to health and well-being for every individual is individualistic.

Steve: I am very excited about seeing you John. How come you have lost 10 kg in two months?

John: I have recently joined a gym, taken a personal trainer, working out every day and also follow a diet plan. Health and fitness has become the mantra of my day.

Steve: It is fantastic. I guess I too should join. I will lose 10 kg too.

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Is your heart in safe hands?
June 22, 2016|Lets get Healthy

Is your heart in safe hands?

Is your heart in safe hands?

He is a living example of how a person can lead a stress-free life and maintain his heart healthy.  Meet the compassionate and healthy hearted cardiologist Dr. N Sivakadaksham, who gives various tips to live a healthy life.

This doctor has time for everything.  He is so dynamic, so energetic and so enthusiastic and the way he climbs up and down the flight of stairs, you will be glad to be in the presence of someone who practises everything he preaches.  Dr. N Sivakadaksham is a consultant cardiologist in Chennai.  Let’s know what it takes to be a healthy hearted human being.

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Mind over Body
June 16, 2016|Lets get Healthy

Mind over Body

Mind over Body

The key to losing weight, she says, is epitomised in one word – Balance.  From a massive weight of 150 kg to 58 kg, from a 72-inch waistline to a 28-inch waistline, this Fitness Model has come a long way.  Naini Setalvad has proved that nothing is impossible if you set your mind on it.  Read on to discover her health secrets.

Naini Setalvad

“Where is the pain of running the marathon when you are experiencing the pleasure of having gone past the finishing line?  Where is the pain of having renounced the lower when you are experiencing the pleasure of the higher?” – Mahatria.

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One day in the 1960s…
June 6, 2016|Lets get Healthy

One day in the 1960s…

One day in the 1960s…

Aerobics is one of the best forms of exercises to keep one, especially women, fit.  This lady has done a great job in teaching aerobics and in creating aerobic instructors for over four decades.  Meet the pioneer in the industry – Stina Vasu.

“Small beginning, incremental improvement, monumental changes” – Mahatria.

She radiates health.  She exudes contagious enthusiasm.  Her zest for life is infectious.  She looks forward to the tomorrows of her life with childlike exuberance.  She walks spine erect, sturdy and tall – 5 feet and 10 inches.  If path breakers are pathfinders, then you have no choice but to enlist her name in that list.  She started a health revolution in Chennai about 49 years ago…  In Chennai, aerobics and Stina Vasu are synonymous.

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Why home-made food?
May 25, 2016|Lets get Healthy

Why home-made food?

Why home-made food?

Health is not bought, but it is cooked and served with love.

1. Eating home-made food has numerous health benefits, but more importantly, it gives you the option of what ingredients you decide to use or omit in your meals.

2. When you cook at home, you can keep your foods natural and whole.

3. If you have special dietary needs such as limitations on salt intake, you can make dishes that suit your health needs. You don’t have to fret if the dining establishments have a low-fat dish or if there is any extra sugar used in a meal.

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We Owe Them Our Breath…
March 26, 2016|The Trees

We Owe Them Our Breath…

We Owe Them Our Breath…

We owe the pure air we breathe to these lungs of the earth. Trees play a vital role in purifying the air and restoring oxygen into the earth’s atmosphere. Just as our lungs do for us…

Oh yes! We do…  Trees are rightly called the ‘Lungs of the Earth’!

Just as our lungs play a vital role in sustaining our breath by absorbing carbon dioxide from the blood and infusing it with oxygen, trees function as the lungs of the earth, essentially inhaling carbon dioxide and exhaling oxygen.

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Trees and Cultures
March 24, 2016|The Trees

Trees and Cultures

Trees and Cultures

From time immemorial, trees have been intertwined with human culture, playing a significant role in the material and spiritual realms of mankind. Trees belonging to a particular region were associated with or even determined the cultural values of that region.

Trees primarily provided food, medicine and wood, and therefore, regional trees contributed to the typical flavours in these aspects from region to region. For example, the coconut tree, which is found profusely in Kerala, has its stamp on the very name of the land and the food culture of the people.

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Heart Tip for Every Age
March 22, 2016|Lets get Healthy

Heart Tip for Every Age

Heart Tip for Every Age

Heart never takes rest.  If it rests, then we will have to rest permanently.  Let’s take care of our heart.  Life style changes are the key for a healthy heart.

Children, get those little hearts moving:  The heart is essentially a muscle (a little larger than the fist).  Get those little hearts moving.  Encourage kids to move around, swim, jump, run – it will exercise the heart muscle and strengthen it.  

In the 20s, commit to healthy habits:  Most people who smoke started the habit in their teens.  Instead, let healthy habits start early in life…  So, commit to regular exercise and back it up with smart eating.  Your heart is the powerhouse of the body; it pushes oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to every cell that needs it.  The heart is basically a muscle, but it is the most important muscle we have – and it needs exercise.

In the 30s, bring in some lifestyle changes:  High blood pressure and high cholesterol often show up during the 30s.  Now it is also time to identify lifestyle changes you need to make.  Become health conscious and be sure that you add more healthy food to your diet.

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