Home Health Diet fitness Diet Fitness oi-Lekhaka By Chandana Rao on January 30, 2018 One of the things that many people love to do when they travel to different places, is learn more about the culture and practices of the people in those places, right? In fact, getting to know about the various cultures and practices of people from different regions is one way to make the best of your travels. When you learn more about the cultures and practices of different regions, your mind opens up to new possibilities and you could always take in things which could be helpful for you! So, even when it comes to the food habits, diet and health practices, certain things can differ from region to region. As we already know, being overweight or obese could lead to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart diseases and even cancer! Since diet is one of the key parts of weight loss, here are a few weight loss secrets from around the world, which … [Read more...] about 8 Weight Loss Secrets From Around The World You Must Try
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Source: Pixabay The rush—sometimes it starts the moment you get out of bed! You might be late, or have forgotten to do something the night before, or perhaps you’ve overslept. It’s a mad dash to get out of the house and to wherever you need to go. You get in your car and it’s like a force takes over—you find yourself driving fast, refusing to let other drivers get in front of you and taking corners on two wheels. The mad rush continues and careens into your day. What’s the result of the rush? Traffic fatalities have risen significantly as a result of rushing, and by the time you get to your destination you are worn out from the stress of gripping the steering wheel too tightly. You know that rushing and being anxious and worrying about whether you will get there on time—and in one piece— can impact your physical body as well as your mind. And when you rush, you are likely to make more mistakes, overlook things and be less … [Read more...] about It’s Just Not That Important
This college scandal involving celebrities and super wealthy families is all over the news and is shocking. As a mom with two teenage boys heading towards college applications and as a psychologist who does evaluations for kids with learning difficulties (who often need accommodations for testing/college), I have been thinking a lot about the situation. Parents cheating the system for their kids to get into a certain college, though, should not be too much of a surprise as many of us think it is our job as parents to do whatever we need to do to make sure our kids have the best opportunities possible. However, most of us also know that the “do anything” approach also has limits and we want our kids to think and do for themselves. As a psychologist, I think it is also important to consider this scandal in the context of the stress and pressure teenagers are under today. I think about the kids in the scandal who did not know what was being done and what the … [Read more...] about What Do I Say to My Sons About the College Scandal?
From the look on my patient’s face, I can tell that I am the last person he wants to see. Unfortunately, he has little choice as his internist won’t refill his prescription for Valium until he is evaluated by a psychiatrist. Valium has been in my patient’s life for decades and was originally prescribed to treat his “nerves.” Time has revealed its troubling side effects—the risk of addiction, falls and memory problems. His new doctor insists on a psychiatric evaluation to see if there is something more to the “nerves”, perhaps an underlying condition that there might be a better, safer treatment for? The internist’s instincts are spot on. The patient has Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) related to a war he fought over 50 years ago. He has little of the hallmark features of PTSD—nightmares, flashbacks, and hypervigilance—rather he has severe avoidance, an often overlooked but … [Read more...] about Avoidance: The Biggest Threat to Our PTSD Awareness
To save animals, we must work with their culture "Beyond just considering genetic diversity, the study of animal cultures provides a fascinating window into the world of social groups and how individuals interact, associate with each other, and transmit information." I recently read a seminal paper by Philippa Brakes and 23 colleagues called "Animal cultures matter for conservation" published in the prestigious journal Science.1 The essay isn't available for free online, but a copy of the essay can be obtained here and by contacting Ms. Brakes.2 Philippa’s research focus is examining the implications of culture and other aspects of sociality for the conservation of marine mammals. She investigates relationships between the behaviour of individuals or social units and population level consequences, highlighting the importance of maintaining phenotypic as well as genotypic diversity.3 I found "Animal cultures matter for conservation" to be a fascinating read and I was … [Read more...] about Conservation Depends on Preserving Animal Cultures