Honey..That’s Yummy Honey!!

The key to be healthy life is Regular exercise + Nutritional Diet + Meditation +Happy Feeling.
Well, out of this, a lot more focus is on the diet part these days, with the problems of obesity highlighting frequently in the youngsters. Reasons, mainly Junk food, lack of outdoor activities, ignorance towards whole grain foods.

Since kids ,we have been brought up in a very open environment but when it came to eating part ,it was a very strict routine with all nutrients to be taken in one form or the other .Since then ,a balanced diet played a very important role in my life .

Few of the reasons citing importance of a Balanced diet :

1. Happy Mind & Soul : What we eat ,have a direct relation on the brain & its activity .Reason behind -foods release many enzymes ,few of which enhance the moods ,energizes it, while few do not add any value except increase in Fat content. Healthy food means better quality of re-fuel to the brain so, better the quality, more is the productivity.
2. Immune Development & Lesser Stress: Vitamins, Minerals, Fats, Proteins are all essential & certain quantity has to be taken daily to have a balanced body & metabolism. Also, some foods help relieving the stress as foods rich in Vitamin C, Magnesium, Omega-3 by releasing stress reducing hormones & giving a feeling of freshness.
3. Important for maintaining a better weight : increasing the intake of diets as whole grains ,fruits, sprouts ,light boiled vegetables help one maintain optimum weight ,as it reduces the intake of fried & low-nutrient eatables ,which just increase the Fat & Calorie intake while providing zero nutrition.
4. A healthy heart :Above mentioned foods as whole grains ,fibres ,fruits ,not only control body weight ,but also maintain an optimum Blood Pressure & reduce Cholesterol leading to healthy heart!

It’s very popular these days, with the absence of quality time, most of us instead of refraining to Fried /Junk food, are more into it. Hungry? Here we go to have a cheese burger & sip soda/cold drink .These heavy breads ,oily foods ,chaat corners are not just providing enough sensation to taste buds but these are the major reasons for an unhealthy heart & when the waist line starts to increase we consult with our friends & pounce on “Crash Diets”.
So what are crash diets & how do they “Put body in stress” rather than making it healthier?
Sudden aerobics, fasting or relying just on protein diet, or just a lemonade diet or some soupy diet, detoxification programs are a part of crash diets & they prove serious damage to our body.

It can lead to –
1. Improper Metabolism -restriction of regular calories result in lowering of the metabolism & turning of blood fats into body fats & this starts working against us. After a while when one switch to normal eating again, you bounce back & gain more weight because of the low calorie benchmark which was set earlier.
2. Loss of Good Fat: crash diets not only cut on bad fats but good high level fats as well, which might impair the proper metabolism, resulting in loss of essential fatty acids which are important for for wear & tear.
3. Increase in Insulin: Due to low calorie intake while on crash diets, there can be a dip in the blood sugar level, resulting in increase in the hunger. Increased hunger can lead to extra intake of carbohydrates if not fats, which trigger body insulin levels & again an increase in extra fat storage.
4. Impact on Heart: Crash diets have serious impact on heart if done very frequently by increasing the risk of dehydration, heart palpitations & sudden cardiac arrests along with damage to blood vessels.

So with that much of scientific knowledge, let’s turn back to healthy lifestyle & follow the diet our elders did..A glass of lemon juice or Lemon juice & honey in the morning ,Fruits & milk for breakfast ,healthy (not extra cooked) green vegetables for lunch ,curd ,whole grains ,all should be an important part of daily lives.

Honey, (Natural Dabur Honey) a great & natural ingredient with many properties should be a part of your system.
Check out various delicious recipes, Fitness tips, more details & importance of Honey or you could even take an expert advice at http://www.daburhoney.com/ ,Honey Diet.
Enjoy Healthy life!

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Hangover..CRICKET!

CRICKET..A maddening play, A game above everything, A game with players worshipped..Well, that’s the place of Cricket in India & in Indian’s Heart.

A single match, be it 20-20, 50-50, IPL, World Cup or anything, it will gather all chairs at home, just to find all glued to the matches. Such is the situation at my home, where I have freaks as my Dad, Uncle, Younger Brother & even my Grand Pa…

Sometimes I feel this game is worth everything ,as it unites every culture ,every religion ,every person in India ,but simultaneously ,when the turn comes to see the situations at home ,I feel it is a blunder personally as-

    Any Party – Either delay or cancel, as matches cannot be left!

    Office work –Cancelled as Final’s cannot be left out!

    My favourite series House of Cards – Oh! You can watch it later, its match time!

    If Mum asks to bring some urgent grocery, it’s me who is to do the favour!

    College..Tution..All bunked to count on the runs & make home a terrific battleground!

    Leave Navjot Sidhu ,Harsha Bhogle ..Here we have 4 commentators ,with their grand thoughts & predictions on every ball !

    Try calling them even for a moment & they’ll be sounding deaf!

    Any travel plan..Immediately cancelled till match duration!

    Not this much…Situation worsens when Me & Mum are asked to –

    Offer some pakora’s with hot Tea/Coffee..

    Offer some Aloo paratha’s..HUH !!!

    An innings break means a complete sit, over the discussion on the past & expected win/loss..

    OMG! It feels, as suddenly all intellectual people have turned logical Pandits, predicting the future of Indian Cricket team 😉

And, this situation worsens as India progresses, from Quarter Finals to Semi finals & In final’s, home becomes a small Pitch wherein Virtual players play their game & we become the spectators clapping on their shots 😉 😉

And, then after so much of effort of seeing, discussing, if India loses the match…That’s called a Tsunami..Aloo parantha mood changes to Pumpkin Veggie & sometimes even switches to fasting..

Crazy, Wacky & Yes screwy for me!!

It sounds so hilarious isn’t it? And I do laugh at the repercussions of Indian cricket matches. Well ,I believe that this isn’t just my situation ,It must be the case in 95% of the households .Earlier 50-50 were enough ,now T-20’s & IPL’s have added more woes to it;)

Technology has emerged, things have changed, to make my house a more of “Digital Home” & save all the above sequence of events, I did a smart play recently. With all having their individual smart phones/Tablets, I just had to get a new Tab for my Grand Pa.

So the homework started by downloading UC Browser (Surf it fast) & initiating a tutorial sessions for all with the major theme of “Now Watch Cricket at a go”, whether you are travelling or at office or in a social function, just open the browser, connect to UC Cricket Icon & here you go with all infinitesimal of the details & not just one match ,but multiple matches running across. So, the theme became an instant hit due to the ease, convenience & viewing multiple matches (view the one grabbing your interest)

So, this post is more of a public advisory, to re-instate the peace, enhance social visits and to grab up your favourite series again J

Have a look at the links embedded below, to view the details, videos UC Browser –UC Cricket shares & to download the same.

http://www.ucweb.com/ and download the app from UC Cricket.

Watch their amazing video embedded below

 

Roaming around in Honda jazz at F-1 Circuit

Craft-O-Maniac!! Real Me Rewarded

It’s been a year that I’ve been regularly following Reward Me ,by P&G ,not just for browsing over the products ,trying out the sample ,but also being spoilt by them to provide a handy solution for ample of things…To quickly clean up the house in few minutes ,to apply quoted packs for tanned skin or to even use their tips for a healthy lifestyle amongst my busy schedule as a Professional mom!

But recently some 2-3 months back, while browsing one of the sections of Arts & Crafts, took me long behind in those sweet& Innocent memory lanes ,when we used to make Paper boats & float them in stream flowing, or a rocket out of hard paper & flew it with the use of Rubber-bands ,or even a colourful paper game –Tipi –Tipi –Top..What colour you want?? Smile bounced backJ ,Isn’t It?

Could you re-call those innocent days, where in such crafts were just a play time ones…Little did we knew of the creativity involved in it! So while browsing I came across many sweet crafting ideas spread across few occasions as well. But, out of this what I loved the most is “Origami” (Yes, the creative paper folding art), the colourful Yarn Balls & the elegant Raffia Covered vases.

Craft Craft Craft…Here a craft , there a craft ,everywhere Craft Craft 🙂 

1. Creative yet Elegant Vases : Wrapping over natural colour (or you can even paint them as per the colour of your choice) Raffia on vases or Bottle or a Jar gives such an elegant look that you’ll die to craft yourself . Also ,it requires the least items :

      1. A bottle /vase/Jar (easily available)
      2. Raffia
      3. Glue Sticks
      4. Spray sealers for a better strength..

Post covering raffia all over, one can creatively use beads /buttons/paper made roses or similar to decorate it further. Just that much & you can get a great flower vase or even a hanging light ready to decorate & enlighten your roomJ

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2. Festive Yarn Balls :
Doesn’t these balls add vivacity to the house or during parties? I had always yearned for these balls but never gave a though to make them ,but yes reward me forced me to think & give them a try. Again with minimal inputs & much of labour, making these balls can be a family fun together.

With the requisites as:

      1. School Glue
      2. Corn Starch
      3. Water
      4. Vibrant or light colored yarns basis the mood you want to set in
      5. Balloons
      6. Sprayer/Spray Paint (to spray & make balls multicoloured)

Just inflate the balloons, prepare mixture of glue ,corn starch & water & dip yarn into it..Then start wrapping around the balloons & let them get dry for 12-24 hrs. Once dries pop up the balloon & here your yarn ball is ready.. You can spray paint & hang in room at different length, or even hang a lamp in it to add more of vibrancy!

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3. Conquering the art of Origami:Mastering the Art of folding never felt so inventive & imaginative. From flowers to    animals, to toys, it seems anything & everything can be made out of it! Seen beautiful swans or elephants in hotel rooms..Well that’s also a part of Origami (Ori –Fold, Kami –Paper), takes you through a complete imaginative transformation & happiness from within.
Do master the art by beginning to study from the Origami basics by understanding the lines & arrows & then start creating your animals for your kid or beautiful flowers for your raffle vase or a beating heart (for V Day) by just folding the paper & giving your love a new & afresh look

Image Courtesy – http://www.origami-instructions.com/

So Get, set, go, Hope the hidden creativity has been instilled, bridge the time & indulge in some beautiful & sensuous art!

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“Do visit out exclusive Crafts section at – https://www.rewardme.in/home/crafts & get into an exciting modeJ

Notorious little Gangsters

 

“Hey!U naughty spot..U gonna GO! Ha..ha ..ha…Old stories ,old days ,I’m not gonna go anywhere ,but I’ll just sit on your nose ,face & see this charming world to catch my next victim ! Oh , you better soon get hold of someone more beautiful than me ,release me please! Hey you girl ,are you mad? I was hungry, you fed me so much with my favourite food aka dust, oil& now you want me to go, very ridiculous!!

MOM…Help me ,I’m freaking with this not-so-petty little ACNE !GOD, save me ,help me get rid of this nauseatic feeling .Why baby ,Shopping for hours in this misty humid weather ,hanging around in whole lot of dust & enjoying famous Street oily junk food ,was an invitation ,why not face it ? Oh Mum ,It pains ,scars scares me,I get bouts of silly comments , I’m on the verge of getting called “Endangered Species”, I’ve learnt the lesson ,I’m definitely gonna find some intelligent way out to get rid of these bugs on my oily face .

Ha ha ha…See I’m favoured by all!! I’ve won the battle, me and my many friends are gonna conquer this sweet charming face of yours to play the golf around! My wickedness starts now;)

You wicked devil , pls don’t ..pls don’t play peek –a –boo ,leave me for God’s sake!”

 Well ,I guess ,these fiddly state of affairs ,primarily get the highest degree of attention & are being faced by most of us, we the “Oily Skinner’s” , the best friends of Acne,& this battle of words is a part of daily war without any affirmative sword!

These little Pimples or as I would love to call them “Cunning Balls” (who keep playing on the beautiful ground ) are eminent personalities & famous for immense nasty qualities destructing my lively life vis-

  • High level of Embarrassment in the society – Oh, You’ve got that pimple ; Babes you better be more hygienic ; Are you taking any treatment ?Did you rush to dermatologist? God!! Why the damn I need to answer these people for this havoc created in my life.
  • Attention seekers – Damn sure they make their presence when you gonna plan to put your best foot forward , weighty function or close friend’s marriage (Could be the cause of rejection of Crush;)) ;Last day of exam ( Don’t rejoice ,Now deal with this sticky examination)
  • Superb timings to show their presence – Immediate hiring – MBA’s to prepare database & populate the tragedy graphs pertaining to rejected proposals ,Offers due to these vicious creatures 😉
  • Devastated Confidence level – Ahh, it ensures the aura of inferiority complex & a sad ,gloomy face
  • Ample of Pain,  with dots of Blood -Terrible feeling, filthy on seeing Blood oozing out..yak!
  • Remains as reminiscent Scars – (Tum nahi bhula paaoge) ,How can we forget them ,when scars are their immediate successors ?

& where is my Selfie mode gone? Gone for the moment as they do ensure we are laughed at!!Ahh, I’m sure no one will deny this maliciousness in this world. But how the hell we wish to come out of them , ghastly feeling even after trying & GPS’ing numerous dermatologists ,spending some thousands ,ACNE’s are your permanent companion ,it’s just the frequency of their handshake goes from weekly to quarterly ,but yes ,they haven’t forgotten the “Special you” 😉

ACNO-pedia – Science & Reasons behind ACNE –

  •  In general ,it is basically an infection resulting from blocked pores resulting from (less you allow your skin to breathe ,the more dangerous it can be) accumulation of sebum from notorious sebaceous gland & followed by those amazing bacteria which grow on them & result in inflammation!
  • Nature as Breeder: The weather also plays a havoc in breeding these ACNE’s,High humidity ,allergens in the changing weather ,extreme low temperatures are perfect time for them to break out!
  • Intelligent Human as Breeder: Stress ,an important factor miss balancing hormonal regulation with anti effect on Immune system ,Those tongue relished delicious Junk food with high Glycemic index as high sugars or starch or carbs ,greasy food,play as ICING ON THE CAKE 😉
  • Thanks to the high pollution & CO2 , NO & other oxides level’s in our city air ,the quantum of dust & particulate matter ,which helps the pores to clog & in popping out those pesky balls,& we ,the feminine always eager to wear those heavy makeups ,not allowing the skin to breathe creating a perfect ground for the ZIT players;)

So the very much heard of Quote “Prevention is better than cure” goes out for these ZITS ,better follow some serious tips as-

  • Do keep your face clean ,wash it frequently
  • Moisturize with products that minimize dryness or have non-comedogenic label
  • Sparingly use those heavy make ups , Natural looks retain your beauty girls 🙂
  • Keep hair healthy with gentle shampoo & conditioner
  • Avoid high intake of carbs & junky food ,Do exercise & take ample fresh air
  • Chill out guys, the best remedy!!
  • And in case ,you have encountered those Zits ,better try some face masks involving Basil ,Aloe Vera ,Lemons ..

Do check out few engaging & curative remedies at https://www.rewardme.in/beauty/skin-care/article/fight-pesky-pimples-with-nature-s-power

Enjoy ,exercise ,sleep & relax , let others take stress for you;)

“Oh ,its irritating ,why am I burning? Who is there in this world who dare to put me ablaze ?AcneGOD , I’m Dying ,You girl ,what have you done ?I’ll not leave these curative masks ! Just wait & watch, I’ll come back one day, when I’m resistant to it “..Gone gone gone! Yippe, here come my blissful days, not days ,now I’m on the boat of years & years of happiness:)

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