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Sleep Hygiene : 8 good habits

Sleep Hygiene : 8 good habits

1. Avoid napping during the day. It can disturb the normal pattern of sleep and wakefulness.

2.Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol too close to bedtime. While alcohol is well known to speed the onset of sleep, it disrupts sleep in the second half as the body begins to metabolize the alcohol, causing arousal.
3.Exercise can promote good sleep. Vigorous …

Art of Persuasion – Making people say “Yes”

Art of Persuasion – Making people say “Yes”

The art of persuasion- making the people to say “Yes” literally and help them do the way you want them to, depends on your tactics and skill. This is what I learnt from an episode on TV- Nat Geographic – Number Games. It focused on trials and experiments to see what worked and what didn’t.
Three things that make big difference …

Obesity – the best weight loss formula

Obesity – the best weight loss formula

What is obesity?
When the excessive amount of fat accumulates in the normal places in the body, its called obesity. Most susceptible structures where fat accumulates are- abdomen, neck, cheeks, buttocks, thighs and arms.
 

 
Defined in terms of BMI as
BMI>25-30 – overweight
BMI>30 Obesity
Calculate BMI at sidebar of this blog or see  How to calculate BMI
 
How severe is this epidemic?
Obesity is a …

Thalassemia: Understanding the Disease

Thalassemia: Understanding the Disease

Thalassemia refers to a group of inherited disorders caused due to abnormal or inadequate production of the hemoglobin molecule, present in our red blood cells. Thalassemia is derived from two words – Thalassa means ‘the sea’ in Greek, which refers to the Mediterranean Sea; Haema is ‘blood’ in Greek, indicating the obvious prevalence of the disorder among people of the …

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