Understand Terminologies which you hear when we talk health

June 4, 2023

CELL: A cell is the basic unit of all living organisms. Some living organisms exist only as a single cell. An average-size man contains 60 to 100 trillion cells. Cells keep themselves alive, produce energy, exchange information with neighboring cells, multiply, and eventually die when their time has come. Each cell is a small container of chemicals and water wrapped up by a thin sheet of material.

TISSUE: Tissue is body material in animals and plants that’s made up of large numbers of cells that are similar in form and function.

MUSCLE: Muscles are masses of tissue in the body, often attached to bones that can tighten and relax to produce movemen...

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June 4, 2023

The Power of Making Connections

Building meaningful relations in this digital age (5 min read) - Issue #82 Illustration by Kratika Singhal I write this newsletter from Kanha in Madhya Pradesh where I am hosting a workshop on Deep health with 14 participants. This is a workshop to train participants about tools to take care of their healthspan and raise money for the Earth Focus foundation. But the most important part of this is about making connections, meeting new friends and networking. From my last two experiences as host of Communion in Rishikesh in Dec 2022 and the first workshop at Kanha in March, I…

May 28, 2023

Empathy, Compassion & Active Listening

Listen, instead of hearing with the right intention (6 min read) - Issue #81 Deep Health is a whole-person, whole-life approach to health, including six primary dimensions: physical, mental, emotional, existential, relational-social, and environmental. For having good relational - social health, an important aspect to learn is Empathy and Compassion. Pause and reflect: What do these words ‘Empathy and Compassion’ mean to you? Image credits: Lucia Macedo/Unsplash The quality of your relationships, much more than your knowledge or skill, predict your success in almost every sphere of your life. Empathy originated from the German word ‘Einfühlung’ meaning ‘feeling into’. It…

May 21, 2023

Improving Sleep – Special Issue

A guide to Good Night's sleep Do you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and energized, or groggy and irritable? For a lot of individuals, the latter situation is a frequent occurrence. The average sleep time has come down to 7 hours from 9 hours in 1910. In fact more than 35% people sleep for less than recommended 7 hours. Getting an undisturbed night's sleep can significantly impact your state of mind the following day. However, habitual and restful sleep is equally crucial in the long term. As accumulating research indicates, regularly getting quality sleep is crucial for maintaining…

May 17, 2023

How Stress Adds to Your Weight

Have you ever felt bloated, tired, or have trouble functioning even after getting an ample amount of rest? If yes, then it's time to pay attention to your body's stress-related signals. Stress can significantly impact your physical and mental health. Acute stress effects are generally short-lived while chronic stress can lead to a "Stress Bod". In this newsletter, we will explore hidden stressors and share tips to reduce stress. (Disclaimer: All the tips and expression of thoughts are non-medical in nature. Please always consult your trusted official sources like doctors, therapists, etc for following any advice related to your health.)…

May 14, 2023

How is Stress Good for You?

When you take it in the correct measure and view it from the right lens (3 min read) Issue #79 In the last three decades, the correlation between stress and health has received increased attention and recognition. As a result, people tend to associate stress with various adverse consequences such as heart attacks, hair loss, and premature mortality amongst others. However, it is worth noting that while excessive and prolonged stress can indeed harm health, not every kind of stress is detrimental. Therefore, it is essential to distinguish between different types of stress and their effects on health. Not all…

May 7, 2023

The fundamental importance of healthy movement is not centred on working hard to achieve a perfect physique but rather on being capable, confident, and free.

Illustration by Kanupriya Singh To most people, healthy movement = exercise. As in cardio, lifting dumbbells in the gym, cycling, and fitness models. But moving your body is about so much more, like improved thinking, stronger relationships, and expressing your purpose in life. When most people hear healthy movement, they think of exercise or fitness or looking better or weight loss. Sometimes, vanity. In my 10+ years of doing exercises, here’s the most important thing I’ve discovered: Developing a body that moves well is the ticket to a place where you feel- capable, confident, and free. Human life has become structured in a…

April 30, 2023

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