Genetically, babies inherit traits from their parents. Yet, the mother’s lifestyle can influence their growth and development inside the womb. You cannot cheat your way through these nine months – your stress levels and temperament, your eating habits, your lifestyle, everything shapes that little life. Developing these 6 smart habits[.....]
The must haves include - your hospital paperwork, insurance card, birth plan (if you have one!). While hospitals usually have basic necessities, prefer to pack comfy maternity bras and undies, extra-absorbent pads, travel-sized versions of your own toiletries. Slippers and a pair of warm, non-skid socks may come in handy if you want to walk the halls during labor.
If you’re looking for a new challenge, try aerial yoga. It’s an awesome way to take your yoga practice up a notch. No wonder this exercise has become so popular! Classes have been popping up all over the country. Here are nine reasons why you should also start doing aerial[.....]
It can be hard to watch a friend or relative experience pain. Maybe they had a messy breakup or a scary operation. Or perhaps they lost their job or made a mistake. Regardless of the situation, being their rock will help them bounce back. Here are five ways you can[.....]
Planning a baby sounds like a lot of fun and no chore. After all, making babies comes as naturally to all living beings as breathing, eating, and sleeping. But while having sex with your partner is all nice and a lot of spice, conception may sometimes not be as quick as an[.....]
This series of photos is from a single labor. The photos are wonderful, raw, and personal. I love watching this family and their doula support one another as this mother labors using a wide variety of positions in labor. The commentary is more on the positions in general, and not[.....]
It is common to face anxiety, anger, stress in the current world scenario. Tackle all these issues naturally by consuming these foods which help in enhancing your mood and reduce anxiety, stress.
Sleep paralysis is a sleep disorder that occurs during falling asleep and waking up due to an overlap between wakefulness and sleep. One is conscious in this state but can't move, speak, or react and often hallucinates. Episodes usually last for a few seconds to minutes and are frightening. It's more common in students and psychiatric patients and is often a symptom of narcolepsy. A good sleep hygiene can prevent it.
Most people don’t realize that men go through hormonal shifts, just like women. These natural changes happen over a long period of time, but can also be caused by chronic illness or stress. And since hormones control normal functions of the body, you can notice when there’s something wrong. Masculine physical traits, which are ruled by sex hormones, can also change. This can be stressful for any man, but could be treated with a doctor’s help.
Quite often, when you return home, the first warm welcome you receive is from your pet dog. From whining to jumping to licking, they go all out to please you. Ever wondered why they lick you? Yes, because they can’t talk! Actually, there is more to it it than just[.....]
Morning sickness, or nausea and vomiting, in the first trimester indicates that you have enough human chorionic gonadotropin hormone your fetus needs to grow and your placenta is thick enough to supply nutrients to the fetus. Plus, vomiting removes toxins. If the vomiting is unremitting and you're losing weight, see a doc. But please note that the lack of morning sickness doesn't mean your pregnancy is problematic.
You may have been told that fidgeting shows deception or inattention, but know that fidgeting for 2.5 hours could help you lose 200 cal/day. Every time you get up to shake your legs, you add years to your life by lowering the risk for diabetes and heart diseases. A fidgety leg also makes blood flow smoothly and prevents blood clots. And odd though it sounds, it can even promote alertness in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
The Ayurveda approved lifestyle or dinacharya isn’t as complicated as you think. A simple set of rules, from rising pre-dawn to winding down with a routine, can change how strong you feel inside and out. Support the mind and body with exercise, meditation, and a healthy diet or aahara and you’ll be on your way to a new and improved you.
1. Look Out For All Vs. Look Down On All 2. Hard To Impress Vs. Easy To Please 3. Comfortable In The Shadows Vs. Need The Limelight 4. Humility Vs. Boasting 5. To The Face Vs. Behind Your Back 6. Actions Vs. Words 7. Honest Opinion Vs. False Praise 8.[.....]
Do you wake up at a specific every night repeatedly? You might just be blaming that last cup of coffee for this, but it’s actually due to the energy of your body, which you’re unaware about. According to ancient Chinese medicinal methods, you wake up at certain hours in the[.....]
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