Hypertension?? Nip it in the bud!

Heart is the pumping engine of our body. Reminding us of a ‘Roller-coaster ride’, heart keeps on pumping blood through vessels to all the vital organs in your body. Blood pressure mimics and ocean tide Blood pressure in simpler terms is the force exerted...

Start your day with a glass of water

No doubt, you’ve been told millions of times that you have to start off your day with a glass of water but you are only vaguely aware of the reasons behind this sound advice. Let us look into those valid points in detail. Rehydrate After you’ve been asleep...

Sleep well and longer for a healthier life

Years of research confirm that an adult requires seven to eight hours of sleep a night to stay healthy. Too little sleep can affect your mood, weight and overall health. If you’ve been stingy with your sleep schedule and spent too much time staring at your...

Choosing healthy beverages

(Stick to beverages with zero or low amounts of calorie e.g. Water and green tea) We’ve all been told that carbonated drinks and processed fruit juice are bad for your health. In an effort to curb the use of such beverages, the government recently...

Avoid consumption of Sweetened and Carbonated drinks

Commercials about fizzy, sweetened drinks paint a rosy, appealing picture about the drinks but in reality such artificial drinks can cause a number of health risks. Carbonated and artificially sweetened drinks usually have zero nutritional value and can...

Risk with sugary snacks

It is no secret that excessive sugar consumption is bad for your overall health. And snacks that you eat may be the biggest culprit yet. How do you snack mindfully and how is sugar bad for your health. Let us find out with a series of questions and...

BMI-Body Mass Index

BMI, the abbreviated form for Body Mass Index, is a medically accepted guide on deciding whether you are in the ideal range of weight corresponding to your height. It will also be helpful in knowing the amount of body fat you own which in turn will help...

The great rice debate – red vs white

Rice is known to be the staple food for half of the world’s population and according to latest research studies, 73% of the average calorie intake of Sri Lankans is supplied by rice. Modern day markets are full of different types of rice, some cultivated and processed...

Adequate consumption of water

Inadequate consumption of water (< 2 liters) Water is the single most vital necessity of our body. We can survive few days without food but have you ever tried staying back without water? No, you can’t because it is impossible as water is critical for almost all the...

Smoking – should we stop smoking?

Smoking - should we stop smoking? The habit of smoking has become a critical menace to the society despite the laws and regulations implemented by the government. The most likely cause for this is nothing else but the long term addiction where people are incapable of...

Alcohol – the truth about it

Alcohol - the truth about it Excessive consumption of alcohol It is true that Alcohol is usually considered to be a legal drug around the world but do you know that the usage of it beyond healthy limits can make a serious toll on your health?It is true that Alcohol is...