Yoga for Back Care Weight loss, increased flexibility, outstanding physical ability or just creating a focused state of being, yoga delivers each of these benefits.  Perhaps the greatest quality about yoga is that it is a single-minded discipline with various assets to those who practice it. Considering that back problems are the leading cause of physical disability in our industrialized world, anybody who has back concerns, ranging from a 70-year old grandmother to the 14-year old soccer player can benefit from these series of exercises to help strengthen the back. Though the principles of why they work delve into the … Continue reading GOING BACK TO YOGA


Neighbourhood News Desk: Is there a safe time to drink alcohol while pregnant? NO! here is no safe time to drink alcohol while pregnant. The brain and central nervous system of the unborn baby continues to develop throughout the pregnancy and therefore can be damaged by exposure to alcohol at any time during pregnancy. Alcohol can damage a growing baby’s brain, organs and body, affecting how it thinks, acts, looks and learns as a child and as an adult. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it rapidly crosses the placenta to the fetus. Unlike the mother, the fetus cannot process … Continue reading ALCOHOL BABY

Central Pollution Control Board firms up plan to check use of polluting fuels in industries

NEW DELHI: The use of sulphur-heavy fuel, a major source of air pollution, such as furnace oil (FO) and pet coke in industries operating across the country will finally be regulated, starting this winter. In the absence of any emission standards for SOx (sulphur oxides) and NOx (nitrogen oxides), the use of these fuels were rampant in industries, generating “enormous amounts” of air pollutants, especially in the National Capital Region, according to a Supreme Court-appointed body. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has now fixed the emission standards for SOx and NOx for 16 types of industries, which essentially means … Continue reading Central Pollution Control Board firms up plan to check use of polluting fuels in industries


Writer: Melanie Mendelson The truth about losing fat on your stomach Exercising certain areas of your body will strengthen the muscles there, but it will not remove the fat from them. Your newly developed muscles will be hidden under the layer of fat. Neighbourhood News Desk: Do you know anybody who does not wish to get rid of the fat on one particular area of their body? I have not met anybody like that! “If I could only get rid of my big belly”! “Oh, I wish my thighs were slimmer”! Does it sound familiar?o you know anybody who does not … Continue reading WEIGHING ON FAT FACTS

fitness myths that are responsible for thousands of fitness failures

Unfortunately, many people are misinformed and are also misled by the many promises of the weight loss industry. Everywhere you look, you see or hear of people promising “Dramatic Weight Loss” with products such as “The Fat Trapper”, or “Exercise in a Bottle”. Then you also have the hundreds of diets out there such as “The Zone”, “Sugar Busters” or “The Atkins Diet”. You have heard of many of these yourself. You might have even tried some of them. Unfortunately, these products and diets are not the quick fix, or the miracles they are portrayed as. They are also usually … Continue reading fitness myths that are responsible for thousands of fitness failures

Matters of Good Health

Neighbourhood News Desk: Fourteen long years after the last health policy, the government is taking some healthy steps towards better medical care for all The new government took over in the country, change was the new mantra and it affected India’s Health Policy as well in four major ways. Firstly, the health priorities are changing. Although maternal and child mortality have rapidly declined, there is growing burden on account of non-communicable diseases and some infectious diseases. The second important change is the emergence of a robust health care industry estimated to be growing at double digit. Following that is the … Continue reading Matters of Good Health

India explores new Destinations

Neighbourhood News Desk: Medical tourism is a growing sector in India. In October 2015, India’s medical tourism sector was estimated to be worth US$3 billion. It is projected to grow to $7–8 billion by 2020. According to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the primary reason that attracts medical value travel to India is cost-effectiveness, and treatment from accredited facilities at par with developed countries at much lower cost. The Medical Tourism Market Report: 2015 found that India was “one of the lowest cost and highest quality of all medical tourism destinations, it offers wide variety of procedures at about … Continue reading India explores new Destinations

Medical Tourism to the rescue

Kanika Rajpoot explores the new ventures in the medical field as they become a new source of income for the government and multi-industry players. Traveling for health and wellness is one of the most important tourist patterns of economic returns generated by the tourism industry, tourist destinations and the health sector anywhere in the world. With the India’s economic renaissance and development in the medical field, health and wellness tourism pattern has become viable tourist and development pattern in the country aided by both natural and those created by the State and the private sector. The new government under the … Continue reading Medical Tourism to the rescue