Abdominal obesity, also known as central obesity has a high prevalence in Asian Indians, South Asians and has a strong correlation with cardiovascular, metabolic and vascular diseases.  Abdominal obesity, is when excessive fat accumulates around the stomach and abdomen has built up to the extent that is likely to have a negative impact on health.  […]

According to WHO, being overweight or obese is the second most important preventable cause of cancer after tobacco.  More than 630,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity. Obesity is a leading cancer risk factor. The link between obesity and heart disease and diabetes are well considered.  However, […]

I saw many people who had advanced heart disease and I was so frustrated because I knew if they just knew how to do the right thing, simple lifestyle and diet steps, that the entire trajectory of their life and health would have been different—-Mehmet Oz Cardiovascular diseases cover a wide variety of conditions that […]

 ” Yoga –is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”–The Bhagavad Gita Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It is not only about exercise but also to discover the sense of oneness with yourself. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well-being.–Narendra Modi. International […]

Potassium is an essential electrolyte which allows the body cells, tissues and organs to function optimally. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines, a potassium rich diet helps in lowering the high blood pressure and may reduce the risk of kidney stone and bone loss. Potassium becomes more important in our diet as our body […]

The pulse rate is a measurement of the heart rate, or the number of times the heart beats per minute. As the heart pushes blood through the arteries, the arteries expand and contract with the flow of the blood. The normal pulse for the healthy adult ranges from 60-100 beats per minute. Generally, a lower […]

Body Mass Index is a calculation that determines level of fats in the human body. BMI  is a good starting point for determining risk factors of having high BMI or low BMI. It is a screening tool which is used  to assess a person’s weight and his or her risk for developing certain medical diseases. High BMI […]

Hypertension is a common condition affecting several people across the world. Although high blood pressure also called a ”silent killer”– often has no symptoms. It can be dangerous by increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney problems. According to American Heart Association, a  systolic reading of 180 mm Hg or a diastolic reading of 110  or […]

Pre-Hypertension is not an illness, but it is a signal  that illness lies ahead. Pre-Hypertension is a warning sign that a person may get high blood pressure in the future. Even worse, pre-hypertension increases the risk of heart diseases. According to a 2005 analysis by the Framingham Heart study, people with pre-hypertension are twice as likely to develop […]

Blood Pressure is the force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. Hypertension is one of the most prevalent chronic disease in India; 12-17 % in rural areas ; 20-40% in urban areas. Complications due to high blood pressure lead to 9.4 millions death every year world-wide. The exact causes of high blood pressure are […]

Measuring blood pressure is the only way to know whether your blood pressure is high or low. Blood Pressure rises and falls with each beat of your heart, that’s why blood pressure measures with two numbers. The systolic and Diastolic blood pressure. The top number refers to the amount of pressure in your arteries during […]

Heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood around the body constantly every second of our lives. The pumping of blood creates pressure — that is called blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is vital to life. It is a life force because without blood pressure oxygen and nutrients would not be pushed around our circulatory […]