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Understanding GATHIYA (OSTEOARTHRITIS )

Q: What is osteoporosis which is commonly termed as “GATHIYA” in punjabi. What happens and how to manage in short term and long term. Physiotherapist: Gathiya in Punjabi is known as osteoarthritis in medical science where joint starts having degeneration slowly  as the age progresses. we can also call ageing of the joint. it could be any joint which take ... Read More »

Posture perfect

Planning to join a gym to get that dream body? There are certain dos and donts to follow. Dhiraj Khatri shares some important tips in a series of articles. The first is on fixing your posture by stretching There is usually enormous enthusiasm on first day of gym. People expect that their bodies are going to be perfect in no ... Read More »

ONE WAY OR OTHER – DRUGS KILL

By Dr. Suresh Kurl I have worked with individuals involved in drug culture. They would barter their grocery bags for drugs, rather than taking them home to feed their hungry children and then would return the next day to plead for money claiming their cash was stolen. As Registrar of an Appeal Board I was once threatened with an injection ... Read More »

FITBIT: DOES IT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE?

Do you need a fitness tracker to keep you healthy or it is just a marketing gimmick? By Dhiraj Khatri Gone are the days when fitness was assessed on the basis of stamina, flexibility, exhaustion, rate of perceived exertion and mood. If someone was working longer with no physical complaint and leading a happy life, he used to be considered ... Read More »

Catch them young

By Deepak Gill Mind, body and soul; is the essence of yoga. Although centuries old, there are several questions that continue to linger about yoga and most importantly its benefits.  Firstly, it is important to understand that yoga is for everyone. It does not discriminate against age, fitness level or any other pertinent factors that one may think will preclude ... Read More »

Eat fruits during pregnancy to have smarter kids

Would-be-mothers please listen! The more fruits you eat during pregnancy, the higher would be your kid’s IQ levels, reveals a study. The results showed that if pregnant mothers ate six or seven servings of fruit or fruit juice a day on average, their infants placed six or seven points higher on the IQ scale at one year of age. “We ... Read More »

Healthy Life: Just a cake ‘walk’

By Dhiraj Khatri At a time when you are not sure about timely intake of daily meals, devoting time for physical activity seems a distant dream. You are grappling to prove your worth, but at the cost of your precious health. The fast paced life leaves you with no time to concentrate on your health. Every new year, you make ... Read More »

The unsung Yogi of Pakistan

In the world of yoga, Pakistan has produced an unsung yogi: Shamshad Haider, popularly known as Yogi Haider. In a country where Islamic rightwingers very often call the shots, Haider, 47, has quietly succeeded in attracting tens of thousands to yoga, achieving a feat that once seemed near impossible. On June 21, when the world celebrated the second International Day ... Read More »

Color Of Your Urine Can Indicate How Health One Is

Looking into the toilet bowl is like looking into a crystal ball for your health? The color of your urine can change depending on how hydrated you are what foods you have been eating and even as a weird side effect to certain medications. Here’s what your urine color says about your health — and when it could signal a ... Read More »