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Healthy Ageing – Adding Years to Life and Life to Years.

Death is inevitable, but the life of protracted ill-health is not. Introduction The world is undergoing a huge age shift. In this day and age, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. According to the data from the World Population Ageing 2017 (Highlights) and the World Population Ageing 2019 (Highlights) of… Continue reading Healthy Ageing – Adding Years to Life and Life to Years.

Food as Medicine: Healthful Eating for Healthy Living

One of the best-kept secrets in healthcare is that “something as simple as the food on your plate can truly be medicine.” Introduction Over the centuries food has been a central element in many traditional forms of medicine, which treated food as medicine until its role in curative medicine began to decline during the last… Continue reading Food as Medicine: Healthful Eating for Healthy Living

‘Fat but Fit’ Paradox – Unravelling the Truth

Introduction Obesity is now recognized as a serious chronic disease; in my post titled Is obesity a disease or a risk factor for other conditions? I had discussed the magnitude of obesity and why obesity is associated with so much ill-health. However, there are no easy solutions to obesity and managing your body weight is… Continue reading ‘Fat but Fit’ Paradox – Unravelling the Truth

Aerobic Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Introduction In my post, Health Benefits of Exercise: a grossly underutilised therapy, I have discussed the various health benefits associated with physical activity, as a result of which exercise is now aptly being recognised as ‘medicine’. However, to derive optimal health benefits from exercise, an exercise program needs to follow certain parameters, similar to drug… Continue reading Aerobic Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Exercise is Medicine: but a grossly underutilised therapy

Introduction Exercise is being increasingly recognised to play an important role not only in the prevention but treatment as well of multiple lifestyle diseases (chronic diseases), health conditions and risk factors associated with these. In view of the above, exercise is now aptly being recognised as medicine. It is the cornerstone of lifestyle modification to… Continue reading Exercise is Medicine: but a grossly underutilised therapy

Holistic Health Approaches: the Way to Wellness

Introduction As I begin my new blog, it would be prudent to explain the terms ‘Wellness’ and ‘Holistic Health’; both today buzzwords in the health industry. Health, as we commonly understand as a layman, is the “absence of disease.” However, even though, people may lack the physical symptoms of a disease, they may still be… Continue reading Holistic Health Approaches: the Way to Wellness