7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids

Maximum 7 hours, that’s how long you may spend time sleeping each night or working each day. Kids in the age 8-18 spend each day on TV, Mobile and especially nowadays into social media and Online games for example PUBG.

7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids
7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids

On the other hand, there is a concern growing for this generation of children in two centuries to have shorter life expectancy than their parents, fueled by obesity epidemic and health conditions experienced by this generation of indoor gaming kids. On a serious note this generation destined to live less hours with many hours spent staring at screens?

We hope that should not be the case. As everyone aware previous first lady Michelle Obama initiated a campaign to fight child obesity and National wildlife federation has requested Surgeon general to promote health benefits of outdoor time for children.

Kids not able to watch the screen and text or play online games when they building a snowman, splashing in a stream, digging in garden, climbing trees or scaling a rock wall.

7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids
7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids

Here are the 8 Amazing tips to Happy and Healthy Kids:

1. Role Model:

As everyone know, for most of the kids their parents are the role model. If they see you plop on the couch and watching TV, they will also do the same. Simultaneously if they see you going for hiking or digging the garden, they will be inclined to dig and hike as well.

2. Think wisely:

Always you have to think outside the box. When you give an expensive gift to your child, they will promptly rip it open and they will start playing with the gift paper and the box. Just skip the expensive toys, breakout glass jars in order to catch and release insects. You can use gift boxes or shoe boxes for display and stow keepsake shells, dried leaves, rocks and other found treasures. It is often said that the best toy for kids are 10% of creativity and 90% of imagination.

7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids
7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids

3. Share your Stories:

You have to share your childhood stories which you heard from your grandparents because nowadays I am not sure still how many elderly people are doing this or in other words not sure how many of them are ready to hear from them. Share your childhood games, your unforgettable incidents or build a tree house for them or run through the sprinkles to create new memories.

4. Watch and Listen Carefully:

You have to keep a track of your child’s outdoor activities. What activities they are doing and what they are talking about often. Encourage those activities and build on them. Try to find out their inner talents and lead them to grow in that field. Finding the inner talents of a kid is very important for parents because many of them are not allowing them to explore and dumping them to do another activity. Many Parents are doing this mistake, try to find out what your child is capable of. Every kid will be capable of something, finding that one is the toughest part here.

5. Sculpt:

You have to provide a chance to your children to move and create, it’s like you are sculpting their brains. Play fosters connections and prunes. As kids already knew to sculpt sand and snow, they will sculpt their future.

6. Safety:

Every parents major concern is safety, that’s why most of them are not allowing their children to play outside. Just organize a play-date which really is about playing.

7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids
7 Amazing Tips to Grow Healthy and Active Kids

7. Opportunities:

Create an opportunity for them, at any cost don’t over schedule them or yourself. Leave open the little doors, even if only for ten minutes, in order to goof off and move around and explore new things. Instead of staring a screen, outdoor activity is much better.

| Author’s Message: If you like my Blogs, please Like and Share and follow me for more updates |

Advertisements

Diabetes Symptoms | How to Find Whether You Have Diabetes ?

What actually causes Diabetes?

The Prominent things of Human Lifestyle, Genetics which is unstoppable and indeed environment could be the causes of Diabetes. Unhealthy Food, Overweight or obese problem and not exercising regularly there are all the major factors in developing Diabetes Especially Type II diabetes.

Diabetes Symptoms | How to Find Whether You Have Diabetes ?
Diabetes Symptoms | How to Find Whether You Have Diabetes ?
CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

How Diabetes Affects Your Body?

Over a period, high blood sugar (also known as hyperglycemia) can leads to Kidney related problems, Heart and blindness. Excess amount of sugar in bloodstream can damage the tiny blood vessels in your eyes and kidneys.

Symptoms of Diabetes:

Mainly early symptoms of diabetes are from higher than normal levels of glucose. At the initial stage the warning signs would be mild such that you can able to notice them. Especially for type – II diabetes some people won’t find out that they have a problem from long term damage caused.

For type – I diabetes the symptoms will occurs soon in matter of days or weeks and it is severe too.

Early Signs / Symptoms of Diabetes:

Hunger:

Our body will convert the food into glucose that the cells use for energy.  But actually cells need Insulin to take in the Glucose. If our body doesn’t make any insulin or your cells resist the insulin, the glucose can’t get in and won’t be able to produce energy. This causes hungrier and tired.

Often Urinating and Thirsty:

Usually average person has to urinate between 5-7 times in 24 hours, but the people who is diabetic may go beyond that. It’s because normally your body reabsorbs glucose as it is passes through the kidney. But in this case the diabetes pushes your blood sugar up, kidney may not be able t bring it back again. This forces you to urinate more often. As a result, when you pee more you will feel thirsty and again when you drink you will pee more.

CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

Dry Mouth:

Just because your body is using the fluids to make pee and there is a possibility of less moisture for other things. You could easily get dehydrated, and lips may feel dry. Dry Skin can also make you Itchy.

Blur Vision:

Change of fluid levels often in body could make the lenses in your eyes swell up. It changes shape and you might not be able to focus.

Slow Wound Healing:

High blood sugar will affect your blood flow easily and cause nerve damage which makes it hard for body to heal wounds sooner.

| Author’s Message: If you like my Blogs please like and share and follow me for more updates |

What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?

Before getting into the topic let’s see how your body processes the food you eat, in order to provide all your body cells with the energy they need. And also what happens to the energy when you have diabetes and the system doesn’t work properly.

When you eat food that contains carbohydrates, its broken down in the stomach and digestive system, into glucose, which is a type of sugar. Our body needs glucose from food because that’s what gives us energy. Carbohydrate containing foods are things like Sugary foods, Starchy foods and some dairy products, and fruit. This glucose then moves into the blood stream and the body detects that the blood glucose level is rising.

What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?
What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?
CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

In response to that, the pancreas, a little gland that sits just underneath the stomach, starts to release a hormone called “Insulin”. It’s insulin which helps our body to get energy from the food we eat.  The blood stream then takes the glucose and the insulin to every cell in our body that needs it. To make this easier to understand let’s talk about the muscle cells. At the muscle cells, it’s insulin that allows the glucose to get into the cells, where it can be used for energy. It’s a bit like insulin is a key unlocking the door to the cells, so the glucose can get in. In that way, the glucose level starts to decrease but the blood glucose level can be topped up at any point by the liver releasing extra glucose that it has stored.

The blood glucose rises again and again the pancreas produces more insulin to move with that glucose through the blood stream to the muscle cells, open the doors, and let the glucose in.

The body functions better with blood at an optimum level. It doesn’t like it if the blood glucose rises too high. Normally there is a cycle within the body which balances out the glucose and the insulin level and this is achieved by the food you eat, the pancreas and the liver.

CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

However, for some people, the system doesn’t work properly and they will develop diabetes. Mainly there were two types of diabetes, Type-I and Type-II.

What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?
What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?

Type – I Diabetes:

In type I diabetes, the body isn’t making any insulin at all. This is because of an auto-immune response whereby the body has destroyed the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. We don’t entirely know why that happens in some people and not in others. About 15% of all cases falls into Type I diabetes. The most common type found in childhood. In Type-I diabetes the carbohydrate-containing food is broken down into glucose as normal. That glucose then moves into the blood stream. Normally, the body would produce insulin to let that glucose into the cells, but in type I diabetes, there is no insulin being produced so the glucose can’t get into the body cells at all. So the level of glucose in the blood rises and rises. The body then tries to decrease the level of glucose; it tries to get rid of the glucose through the kidneys. That’s why people who have undiagnosed type I diabetes tend to go the toilet a lot to pass urine.

The kidneys filter the glucose out of the blood and also take a lot of water with it, so the person with diabetes will get very thirsty. The urine contains more of glucose which creates an environment where it’s quite easy for bacteria to thrive, so it’s also quite common to get thrush or genital itching. Likewise, the blood haves a high level of glucose as well, so more bacteria than usual will tend to breed in flesh wounds, and they might be slow to heal.

CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

Glucose can also build up in the lens at the front of the eye causing the liquid in the lens to become cloudy. That can mean that some people with undiagnosed type I diabetes can have blurred vision. Because the glucose can’t get into the cells to be used for energy, somebody who’s got undiagnosed type I diabetes is going to start feeling very tired, lethargic and unable to go about their normal daily routine. But the body still needs an energy source in order to work properly. So what it does is, it starts to break down its fat stores and that can lead to weight loss.

What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?
What Causes Diabetes | Types of Diabetes?

Type – II Diabetes:

Over 85% of people falls under type – II diabetes. It is a little more complex because there’s slightly more processes at work. Either the body isn’t producing quite enough insulin, or the insulin it is producing isn’t working properly. That can be due to overweight, because a build-up of fat can stop insulin doing its job properly but it can also happen in people of a healthy weight.

So in type- II diabetes, the carbohydrate containing food is broken down into glucose in the stomach and digestive system as normal. That glucose then moves into the blood stream. The pancreas starts to produce insulin, which moves with the glucose through the blood stream to all the body cells which need glucose for energy. However, the glucose can’t always get into the cells because the locks to the cell doors have become furred up with fat deposits. That means that the insulin can’t open the cell doors properly. So the level of glucose in the blood continues to rise.

In response to this, the pancreas produces even more insulin, so the blood glucose levels continue to rise and the insulin levels continue to rise. This situation is further complicated by the cells, who are desperate for energy, sending out emergency signals to the liver to release stored glucose. The blood glucose level goes up and up and the pancreas produces more and more insulin, until it can’t cope anymore and eventually it wears out.

The symptoms of type – II diabetes come along very slowly and some people don’t have any symptom at all. So, for that reason, people can live with type II diabetes for up to 10 years before that realize that they have it. Type II diabetes can be treated in a number of different ways. Initially It may be sufficient to make changes to the food you’re eating and to take extra physical activity or lose any weight that be appropriate.

CHECK YOUR GLUCOSE LEVEL

| Author’s Message: If you like my blogs, please Like and Share and follow me for more updates. |

Top 10 Superfoods

Top 10 Superfoods

What are Superfoods?

Superfoods are the foods which are power packed with nutrients. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Including these superfoods as a part of your diet leads to major benefits in your health. It lowers risk of many lifestyle-related health conditions such as diabetes, cancer etc. and regulates body weight.

Best iNDIAN SUPERFOODS

Top 10 Superfoods - Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice which is most commonly used in Asian food, almost everyday. It is bright yellow in color and hence it is used for food coloring as well. It is bitter in taste but has amazing medicinal properties. It has anti-inflammatory properties and acts an antioxidant. Turmeric has a component called curcumin that has scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Top 10 superfoods - Coconut

Coconut

Coconut can be consumed in various ways. Fresh coconut water acts a natural coolant and a detox. Fresh coconut scrapes/Dried coconut is a common staple in Asian kitchen which enhances the flavor and makes the food vitamin rich. Coconut milk can be consumed as a beverage and a healthy non-diary product. Coconut oil can be used for cooking as it maintains healthy cholesterol level and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Top 10 superfoods - Curd/Yogurt

Curd/Yogurt

Curd provides 20% calcium of the daily intake recommendations. It helps to strengthen bones and teeth. Curd is a natural remedy for stress and improves the immunity as well. It is a daily ritual in Indian households to have curd at the end of a meal which aids in digestion.

Top 10 superfoods - Garlic

Garlic

Garlic which may not be a good choice for special occasion, but by itself it is special for its high nutritious properties. Garlic combats sickness right from the common cold to heart disease. It is a life saver that increases our life span.

Top 10 superfoods - Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is mostly used as a spice, fresh or dried. It is being used in traditional medicine for its rich medicinal properties. It is mainly due to the bio-active compound called Gingerol. This has anti-cancer properties. Osteoarthritis  can be controlled by its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a natural remedy for indigestion and acts a pain killer as well.

Top 10 superfoods - Amla/Indian Gooseberry

Amla/Indian Gooseberry

Amla is used in Ayurveda, a traditional medicine. It is vitamin rich and acts as an antioxidant. It aids in healthy hair, beautiful skin and nails. It regulates blood glucose level and rejuvenates the body.

Top 10 superfoods - Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a large fruit which is sweet and a distinctive flavor. It can be consumed fresh or cooked. It is a superfood or a superfruit since it has proteins, vitamins, calcium, potassium and high fiber content. This in turn, reduces the bad cholesterol and also prevents high blood pressure.

Top 10 superfoods - Moringa/Drumstick

Moringa/Drumstick

Moringa/Drumstick is a fibrous vegetable which is most common in South Indian cuisine. This vegetable comes from a “tree of life” where the entire tree has medicinal properties. It is used in traditional herbal medicine. Drumsticks are a power house of essential Amino acids, vitamins, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and flavonoids. Moringa leaves are fiber rich and prevents against Arsenic Toxicity.

Top 10 superfoods - Ghee/Clarified Butter

Ghee/Clarified Butter

Ghee is considered as a sacred ingredient from ancient times. It is all natural and pure and can stay fresh upto a year. Ghee retains its structural integrity under the high heat. This property prevents breaking down of free radicals while deep frying the food which is the main cause of cancer. It has anti-inflammatory properties which is used for treating burns and digestive disorders. It is high in mono unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids which makes our heart healthy.

Top 10 superfoods - Banana

Banana

Banana is a convenient food which is delicious and extremely healthy. Banana has thick protective skin which makes it free from pesticide or pollutant. It is fiber rich and contains several anti-oxidants including dopamine and catechins. It reduces the risk of degenerative illness and improves insulin sensitivity.

5 Reasons why you need to walk daily?

As everyone know walking is the man’s best medicine. Walking along with proper sleep and balanced diet can help you to get rid of doctors. 15-30 minutes of walking every day can drastically change a person’s overall appearance as well as health.

Walking

Walking

Positivity:

Walking will actually give you a positive mind for the entire day. It prevents early dementia, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improves the mental health.

Prevent Heart problems:

According to the research walking is no longer less than running when it comes to prevention of heart related diseases. It reduces the high blood pressure level to lower and controls cholesterol level by improving blood circulation.

Increase lung volume:

Walking is an aerobic exercise which increases oxygen flow in the bloodstream and helps train your lungs, as well as eliminate toxins and waste. Because of better and deeper breathing some symptoms associated with lung diseases may also be relieved.

Improve Digestion:

30-45 minutes of walking daily will not only lower the risk of colon cancer in the future but improve our digestion and constipation by helping to regulate our bowel movements.

Bones and Joints:

Walking daily can actually provide more joint mobility, prevent loss of bone mass and even reduce the risk of fractures. Generally, doctors recommend walking moderately at least 30 minutes a day on a regular basis to reduce pain in your joints, along with stiffness and inflammation. 

Walking

Four reasons why Sleeping is important?

Our assumption is when we sleep we are giving rest to mind and body. But that is not the case, sleeping is the active period whereas our mind gets stabled and restored. The average sleeping hours for a grown adult is eight hours minimum. And for kids minimum Ten to twelve hours.  Sometimes if you feel stressed or not in a position to take a decision just have a quick sleep and think again your brain will get restored and you can able to explore new ideas. Listing out four major reasons why we need more sleep.

To maintain weight:

Improving your sleep can be the pivotal reason to maintain weight. Many studies proved that who sleeps less than 6 hours are more likely to have higher BMI (Body Mass Index). Poor sleep will lead to food cravings sooner.

Improves memory:

If you sleep properly your memory gets stabilized and strengthened and even during daytime naps. Regular sleeping helps the brain to put together the events that have happened during the day and ensure that it gets stored as a long term memory.

Muscle Building:

People who hits the gym will definitely sleep for eight hours. Gym sessions could help in muscle building. The actual growth of muscle happens when the body is at rest. During weight training at the gym seems to break down your muscle fibers. Hence the actual building of those sore muscles happens only when you sleep.

Healthy Heart:

Research shows that people who sleeps for eight hours are less likely to suffer from strokes or cardiac arrest. Sleep helps to keep the blood pressure at lower level and heart less stressed while pumping blood. Insufficient sleeps lead to obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes which results in Cardiac arrest.

Donate to Aglofit

If you feel my blogs helped or entertained you in anyway please support me by donating!

$1.00