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By Vardhini Mohan

What is keto?

A Keto Diet is a high-fat, low-carb and high-fat diet that is followed for many health benefits whereas Intermittent Fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating for various health benefits as well.

What is IF??

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Intermittent Fasting (IF) helps reduce weight, lowering cholesterol levels, and also to control glucose levels in the blood. In addition to that, it helps improve liver fat and help improve blood sugar levels. It is also known to improve sleep quality and cycle.

What are some of the benefits of Keto???

Keto Diet is also known to reduce weight, boosting metabolism, and reducing appetite. It is also known to improve acne, reduces risks of cancer, improves heart health, reduces the risk of seizures, and many more known benefits.

What are the benefits of IF??!

Some of the many benefits of It includes weight and body fat loss, increased metabolism, control of blood glucose levels, mental clarity, increased concentration, and many more.

Let’s also see some of the effects!!

Keto diet at times causes a bunch of side effects to people known as Keto fever. It can be anything from irritability, headaches, dizziness, craving for sugar, fatigue, and nausea.

Whereas Intermittent Fasting also same very similar effects like craving for food, headaches, low energy, heartburn, bloating, constipation, nausea, etc.

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When we compare them in terms of any side effects, they both fall in the same place. So, if you chose to follow any diet among the above, then you must be ready to go through all of the effects no matter what. So, the preference falls on what type of cycle, and food-diet you prefer to follow. Both also have extremely similar benefits.

If you are focussed on weight loss, definitely both work at their own pace, but as a long term goal, Intermittent Fasting is preferred because it makes sure all the required nutrients and proteins are reaching your body at perfectly planned timing.

Is it good to combine Keto with IF?

Yes, people do combine these two diets and follow a mixed diet. Combining both helps you reach ketosis faster than just following Keto. But, not everyone’s body accepts this form of diet. 

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Despite the speed advantage, most of the major dieticians do not recommend this method as it is said that  “Both diets can be very restrictive, and restrictive diet plans do not work long term and can result in negative health outcomes as well as muscle loss and decreased metabolism. Active individuals and athletes especially may find it difficult to fuel and refuel for an active lifestyle on these diet plans.” 

There are also rumors that these kinds of diets can increase mortality. So, I would recommend any of Keto or IF in case you are seriously considering it, but not both at once.

                                                      

By Rashi Sachan

“Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  This maxim by Benjamin Franklin taught in primary school is one of the most important learnings, relevant throughout our life. But is this actually true or just a myth? Celebrities and CEOs do it. So does waking up early actually improves our health or benefits our body? 

As per several types of research, enough sleep and getting up early enables the body and mind to get enough unwinding and rest. It is very important for maintaining the overall health of the body, not just physically but mentally and spiritually too. It makes you more productive. You’ll be healthier and happier, you’ll feel in charge of your life.

Numerous individuals cite fewer distractions during the early hours: children or any other person in your house are presumably still snoozing, for instance, and you’ll likely be accepting fewer messages or emails around then. 

Studies have additionally proposed that early rising and achievement are somehow connected. People who get up early are more in a state of harmony with the traditional corporate schedule and will in general have more proactive personalities, which might lead to better grades in school or higher wages at work.

What are the benefits of getting up early?

Mental Wellness

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One exceptionally huge advantage of getting up early is reduced stress level and diminished anxiety. When you rise early, it kills the need to rush in the morning. You would then be able to begin your day on an idealistic note and such inspiration frequently remains with you for the duration of the day.

Brighter World & Cheerful Surroundings

Rising early ingrains you with energy. Research has proposed that individuals who got up early were more joyful, for a brief length as well as generally throughout everyday life.

Healthy Looking Skin

Our skin will in general tend to look its best in the morning after a full night’s restful sleep. Furthermore, being a morning person implies you can now exploit and take as much time as necessary to ensure your skin puts its best self forward. People having regular sleeping habits give their skin proper time to rejuvenate itself.

How to Get Up Early???

Not everyone is a morning person so if getting up early doesn’t come naturally to you, there are some strategies to follow up with. Exercising as well as exposing yourself to light at the earliest opportunity can help animate digestion and body temperature level, which makes you go all the more rapidly. 

Jump on a Sleep Schedule

Figure out how much you need to sleep or rest throughout the day— seven to nine hours per night is recommended — and aim to get to bed early enough so you wake up feeling refreshed.

Adhere to your rest plan each day, including your days off, and your body will in the long run start awakening normally.

Improve your bedtime routine

To improve your sleep time schedule, have a go at accomplishing something unwinding before bed, such as reading or taking a warm bath. Abstain from looking at screens of your laptop or phone, drinking caffeine or alcohol within six hours before bedtime, napping, or spending too much time in bed during the day.

Eat better

Aim for a well-balanced diet full of foods that increase your energy, like fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Exercise Regularly

Exercise has been proven to improve sleep and conditions that can cause insomnia and excessive sleepiness, such as anxiety and depression.

It also increases energy levels by reducing fatigue, including in people with conditions associated with chronic fatigue, according to research.

By Sandhya Jeremiah Dung

“People will stare, make it worth their while,” says TOM FORD, one of the most talented designers of all times. Well, who doesn’t love being well dressed on not just occasions but also on casual days? We often try our best to wear the most trendy and fashionable clothing. We follow fashion influencers on Youtube, search up inspirations on Pinterest, but still end up missing out on some basic important fashion tips that we should consider while dressing up. Even dressing up stunningly requires some amount of mastery and skill (which is why celebrities hire private stylists).

Obviously, some of us can’t afford stylists. But no worries, this article enlists some important Fashion Rules or Tips that’ll help you to level up your wardrobe (without spending money on Stylists).

Some important Fashion Rules or Tips to remember include :

Check you Closet of Clothes once in a Month

One of the key elements, towards maintaining your style is checking your closet and arranging it in a feasible manner so that you can locate your clothes. This will also help you find out what essential clothing items you don’t have. This step will also help you to provide a better insight into how you can mix up your clothes and wear them creatively.

Identify your Body type and choose Clothes accordingly

The most important tip to remember while buying clothes or styling yourself is to identify what is your body shape or your body type (such as Pear Shape, Hourglass body, etc.). This will gradually help you to find what best suits your body type and you’ll look better. 

Choose Clothes that embrace your Skin Tone

Similarly, don’t forget to take into account your skin tone, which varies from individual to individual. Although all kinds of shades work with every skin tone, there are specific shades of clothes that embrace one’s skin tone, thus, try choosing such clothes.

Get a Good Pair of Innerwear

A good set of innerwear is one of the most crucial aspects while deciding what you’re going to wear. Well, now you might be thinking why is innerwear considered essential! Innerwear makes a lot of difference in how your attire will appear from the outside as an entire piece. Hence, knowing what inner wear should be worn with what kind of cloth is very important. 

Plan what you are going to wear

At Fashion Walk shows, designers often plan prior to the launch about which model will wear what clothes. In everyday life too, planning prior to any occasion about what you’re going to wear, will solve most of your problems. You definitely won’t patiently decide about your ‘attire of the day’ when you’re getting late for the occasion, thus, planning ahead of time is considered important. 

Don’t feel Shy to try Different Clothing

From patterned clothing to clothes with funky or aesthetically pleasing prints. One important fashion tip is to keep on trying different kinds of clothes. You can even think of using accessories with your attire to look top-notch such as a scarf or some jewelry. Other important tips include layering your clothes (wearing clothes in layers, especially in winters). So yes!! Trying Different will definitely make you one great fashionable individual.

Be Confident about who you are and Love Yourself

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All the mentioned fashioned tips above would face a big failure if you don’t love every inch of your body or skin. Self-Love and Self-Acceptance are very important tools to build on the confidence any individual requires while wearing any clothing. A very crucial tip would also be, ‘Don’t feel strange about your different taste of fashion, be confident about whatever you’re wearing or planning to wear’.

Written by Rashi Sachan

Since the World Health Organization announced the COVID-19 flare-up a worldwide pandemic, a large number of us, even the individuals who have not been contaminated by the infection, will decide to isolate in our homes for the upcoming weeks. Cancelled travel plans, indefinite isolation, panic over scarce resources and data overload is a recipe for unchecked anxiety, unchecked nervousness and feelings of isolation. Here are a couple of pointers that could assist you with enduring spiraling negative thoughts about this questionable time.

Maintain Your Daily Routine

Dozing excessively or excessively small, skipping dinners or work out, and disregarding your own consideration just feeds into your downturn.       

Building up and keeping up a day by day schedule, then again, adds structure to your day, regardless of whether you’re alone and jobless. Attempt to set-up times for exercising, spending time outside, and communicating with friends each day.

Eat a Mood-Boosting Diet 

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In the midst of stress, we frequently go towards “comfort foods” packed with unhealthy fats, sugar, and refined carbs. However, these foods, along with too much caffeine and liquor, can adversely affect your mood. Rather, focus on fresh, healthy foods whenever possible and increase your intake of mood-enhancing nutrients, for example, omega-3 unsaturated acids.

Go for a Stroll

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“Exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins fulfill you, makes you happy. Be that as it may, you don’t have to go through an hour at the gym to get the mental pay-offs of physical activity, People who exercise consistently tend to be less emotionally receptive, but if you’re upset, you can likewise just walk it off. You don’t have to run around; you just need some sort of physical exercise.”

Call your BFF

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Talking to someone you trust and venting about your frustrations is an easy way to feel good. Pause for a moment to strike up an easygoing convo with an outsider. “When you’re getting espresso, if you chat with a barista, you’re probably going to feel more joyful when you leave than if you didn’t. The joy booster works for the barista, as well.

Do a Good Deed

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Any little thoughtful gesture will in general lift our joy pretty drastically. So feed someone’s meter, or pay the toll or coffee shop bill of the person behind you. The theory of why these demonstrations make us more joyful is because it hauls us out of our tight, worried focus on ourselves.

Pet a Puppy

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Touch is the way human beings most easily convey love and compassion. “Embracing someone sets us up for a snappy hit of care — those constructive emotions associated with sentiments of warmth toward someone else. And there’s proof that longer hugs tend to release feel-good oxytocin, so lay a quite comfortable one on someone.

Feel Free to Word Upchuck 

Don’t hesitate to vent away on paper. You’ll get some lucidity and feel better in a short measure of time. Same goes for those attempting to take care of a problem. Record all the arrangements, then pick one.

Signal up Music 

Hit play on the new Beyoncé or JayZ’s soundtrack, and afterword allow yourself to shake out. Listening to music when you need a mood lifter.

Get Some Ice Cream

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Ice cream or frozen yogurt can always brighten someone’s day. Seriously, maybe a double scoop of rocky road is all they need or mint chip or chocolate brownie or butter pecan. 

Cook a Meal

Cooking and eating with loved ones promotes bonding and studies show, additionally, by and large bliss. If you can, go for a healthy meal full of nutrients to help nourish your friend. 

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At the point when the vast majority are down, the low energy that impacts their body makes them go after fast energy. This frequently rises to bunch of sugar and shoddy nourishment.

Watch Funny Videos or Stand-up Comedy

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Take a quick break and watch something online that makes you smile; crazy cat videos, hilarious gifs or funny memes; whatever it takes to put a smile on your face!

Buy a Plant/Flowers

Plants give you something new to look at and something to care for. This will boost your mood and make you feel more proactive.

How often have we started a new fitness plan with the best of intentions, only to fall back into old habits within a few weeks? We all have goals that we are striving to achieve, and it can be disappointing when you feel that you are coming up short, while other people are succeeding. Usually, we put the blame of not a lack of not exercising on almost anything we want, but as The American Council on Exercise (ACE) points out, our excuses really boil down to the fact that it’s our brains that are holding us back from reaching our goals.

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Our mindset if lacks motivation is often the main obstacle, so we have to develop strategies that can help us overcome not only the extrinsic roadblocks that frequently get in our way but the mental hurdles, too. To help you learn how to identify and overcome these issues, we collected a list of common obstacles that often pop up on the road to fitness success, including a few that were recently deemed the most common by the expert professionals at ACE. So what’s say, let’s begin.

No Results:

We find most people ultimately lose motivation when they don’t see a change in their bodies. Then the excuse of no time, no money, comes into play. But the real reason is that they don’t see the results they want. Our feeling is that people don’t attain great results for two reasons. First, they don’t have a plan. They don’t have a specific program to follow, and they are left guessing and hoping that what they are doing is going to work. If it doesn’t,
then people just bid adieu to their fitness goals.

Overtraining:

Sometimes we demand too much of our bodies, thinking that it will help us reach our goals faster. One must ensure that you are not taxing your joints, bones, and muscles too much without allowing for adequate
recovery between workouts, you’ll likely notice a decrease in your performance and will ultimately hinder your progress.

Lack of Variety:

Not only do you need to include different types of exercises so that you’ll continue to challenge your body, but also so that you won’t get bored. Attempting or trying out new exercises and sticking with the workouts that you love most. If you’re excited about and can look forward to working out, it’s much more likely that you’ll stick to your fitness plan in the long-term.

Constant Comparison with Others:

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The proliferation of social media and the constant streaming of media-imagery displaying “perfect people with perfect bodies” can create great frustration among those who do not fit the “marketable body type mold”. Everyone has different talents, skills, strengths, weaknesses, and capacities, so comparing oneself to others often makes little sense. But could prove to be a hindrance to improving yourself as frustration creeps in with constant comparison.

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In today’s economy, professionals need to keep their skills sharp. This means that as employers struggle with skill shortages, professionals with the right skills will find many opportunities in the job market. However, keeping your skills up to date is easier than it sounds. Between full-time work and personal responsibilities, many professionals wonder how they will find the time to continue working towards their next career goals.

As a result, finding new ways to continue learning at work is important not only to keep up to date with current business trends but also to keep you marketable for future opportunities. To continue to work on developing your skills at work, start with these steps.

Think about your career goals

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When you consider how you can expand your skills in the workplace, start thinking about your career goals. What kind of position do you want for the long haul? Once you answer that question, you can better determine where your current capacity package is. To do so, start by looking for suitable jobs that match your career goals. Once you’ve found a job description of a character you like, you can start putting it together where you need to improve.

For example, you may want to manage your own team in the future, but you have no leadership experience. As a result, you will want to find opportunities to lead a project or initiative in your current role.

Discover the natural extensions of your role

Once you have decided what skills you want to develop, think about how you can gain that experience by expanding your current role. For example, if you are looking for additional project management experience, you may propose a new project that is not far from the scope of your current responsibilities. You need to make sure that your supervisor sees your request as a natural extension of your responsibilities and one that you can easily learn.

Look for additional problems to solve

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While it is easy to get caught up in everyday activities, looking for ways to improve your (or your team’s) workflow or goals will give you more opportunities to learn new skills. You can find and research how it can simplify a process, or help a co-worker with a problem. If you find a problem to solve, you can learn a new software or even a new technique that improves everyone’s performance.

Ask more

Aside from finding new projects or expanded responsibilities on your own, it is important to ask your supervisor for help. Even if you do not know how to acquire new skills, your supervisor can guide you to learn new skills that you did not expect. When you are open-minded about creating your skills package, your manager can often identify new areas that make sense for your career development.

Find a guide

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One of the most effective, yet unused-strategies for continuing to develop your skills on the job is to approach a professional consultant on the job. When you are aiming for a future career goal, there is no one else to listen to other than someone who has already done it successfully. Your mentor can help guide you in the right direction and suggest new and effective ways to approach your work to further enhance your career goals.

Inquire what else you would like to learn

If you are interested in learning a particular skill and you do not know how you can get this experience on the job, consult with your manager or human resources department about how they can help you acquire this skill outside of the office. Many companies will invest to keep their employees’ skills up to date until they see a clear benefit to the company as well. As a result, if you can find a way to make it useful to the company, you can get the help you need.

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Over the past few years, healthcare providers and insurance underwriters have begun to see the potential to bring machine learning and AI to their profession. Now, medical systems of all sizes not only reduce bureaucracy but also increase the accuracy of diagnosis and the speed at which patience for treatment can be recognized.

Unfortunately, many healthcare companies – especially insurers – process patient case files manually, which can be a laborious and error-prone process. Artificial intelligence makes it easier for health care providers to bring automated solutions to patient care.

What drives the urgency to accept AI?

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Higher costs for health, especially the diagnosis and drug discovery. Bureaucratic incompetence associated with maintaining records of patient records and approving treatment plans. Slow clinical trials. A need for greater physician training.

Patient case file processing

Natural language processing has been a boon to the healthcare industry. In fact, we have already seen several attempts to bring NLP and optical character recognition into the process of sharing, evaluating, and summarizing patient case files.

Traditionally, insurance companies have to manually approve treatment plans. To accomplish this difficult task, medical professionals evaluate patient case files to make a decision. To ensure quality care and limit control, these files can be hundreds of pages long, containing everything from detailed patient health information to details about their insurance premiums.
By promoting this process with machine learning, healthcare organizations are strictly streamlining this process. Artificial Intelligence algorithms can automate repetitive tasks and, in natural human language, summarize key features of the patient’s profile.

Diagnostics and Disease detection

As every week, researchers announce new ways to use image detection and in-depth learning to diagnose diseases. So far, Artificial Intelligence has been used to diagnose breast cancer, early-stage Alzheimer’s, pneumonia, eye diseases, bacterial meningitis, and more.

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The process of training in-depth learning models to diagnose the disease is complex. For example, it is very difficult to accumulate a database of positives required for a train. By collaborating with Artificial Intelligence companies, researchers gain access to a more efficient data science team that can assist you throughout the entire research process.
In some cases, it may be as simple as outlining your goals for a research project and developers going to work creating AI-powered solutions that help collect data and sort the diagnostic model.

Pharmaceutical Research

Although the diagnosis generally relies on image recognition models, drug research finds patterns in more complex datasets. Nevertheless, neurological webs have shown a commitment to delivering new drug molecules that now support the drug discovery process in more than 150 startups and 40 pharmaceutical companies.

However, you may be surprised to learn that very few of these organizations have a strong enough Artificial Intelligence team to advance their research quickly. Research institutes should bring an army of AI experts and data scientists to your most important disease treatment challenges.

Customized patient care

Nothing personal except health care. However, when professionals see an increasing number of patients, it is difficult to provide personalized care. The good news is that with artificial intelligence, analysis and big data, personalized attention can be applied to the entire industry. By using larger analytics and advanced solutions, these new approaches lead to higher quality maintenance at a lower cost.

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Regardless of the size of your organization, Artificial Intelligence-powered tools can provide customized maintenance on a scale. These tools can support healthcare providers at any stage of the process: from interactive customer service agents on the phone to Artificial Intelligence-powered physician assistants at the clinic or pharmacy.

AI-powered medical equipment

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As Artificial Intelligence plays an increasingly important role in the healthcare sector, it can be expected that hospitals and clinics will increasingly turn to medical devices that enhance artificial intelligence. All kinds of devices can be promoted with artificial intelligence to streamline diagnoses and ensure accuracy. Future medical equipment manufacturers will identify new ways to run their products with Artificial Intelligence.

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Mahabharata

Mahabharatham is one of the greatest ethics of human life. It preaches the moral principles which are to be followed by each and every human being. Each and every character in Mahabharatham teaches us some good qualities to be implemented in us.

Lord Krishna’s Play:

Lord Krishna

It is been believed that the entire Mahabharatam is considered as the Lord Krishna’s play. Mahabharatam is also one of the avatars of Lord Krishna just like Kalki avatar. In this great epic Lord Krishna teaches the respect and importance that is to be given to each and every woman born in this world. He also says that the women are neither weak nor less than anyone.

United Pandavas:

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Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadevan were the son of Pandavas. The hidden fact was that Karna was the primary brother of Pandavas. But due to kunti’s sin she had thrown her child Karna in the running river in a basket. Later Karna was been grown-up by a charitor. As a result, he was been disgraced at each and every point in his life. The Pandavas lived united, obeyed the orders of their mother and their elder brother. Yudhishthira was the best example of truth. Bhima was the symbol of bravery. Arjun was well versed in a bow and arrow martial art. Nakula was quite charming. Saghadev and Nakula can bring back the life to injured who was about to face their death due to their boon.

Karna Vs Duryodhana Friendship:

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Karna had all the five qualities of Pandavas in him. Yet because of his caste, he was been disgraced at each and every place. In spite of being a good warrior, nobody was ready to accept him just because of his caste. He was upset and also felt lonely. At the time of his pain, Duryodhana came for his aid. He had developed a friendship with Karna and had also made him a king of Angdesham. Karnan was true to his relationship and was always been as a support for Duryodhana. Karnan was also well known for his charity behavior.

Panchali’s Entry:

Panchali

Draupadi also referred to as Panchali was the princess of the kingdom Panchaalam.She was a good friend of Lord Krishna. She takes every decision in her life only after discussing with Lord Krishna. Panchali’s father had arranged Suyamvaram marriage for selecting her brave husband. Panchali was in the confusion about selecting her future husband.

So she had made a list of five qualities which she expected from her future husband. She had given the list to his best friend Krishna. Krishna who can predict the future had taken the portrait of Karna and had said that he was the only man who possesses those five qualities. As a result, Panchali had expressed her wish of marrying beautiful Karna to Lord Krishna. But Krishna had explained about the past of Karna that he was the son of the charitor. So as a result she cannot marry Karna; if she marries him then she too would face a disgrace in public. But when Karna and Duryodhana came for the Suyamvaram, Draupadi just like others had wished him with joy. But later Lord Krishna had reminded her of the importance of her family.

So having those thoughts in mind, Panchali with utmost difficulty had expressed her wish of disinterest towards him due to his caste. Later Panchali was married to the five Pandavas and she lived a life of hell. Most of the time she had felt that it would have been much better if she had been married to Karna. Even Karna too felt the same. They both loved each other without expressing their love for one another.

Mahabharatam Begins:

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As Panchali had been married to five of the Pandavas, Kauravas considered the act as against dharma and hence they refused to be living with them in the same kingdom Hasthinapuram. Hence, the Pandavas had created a separate kingdom for them which was later known as Indraprastha. Yudhishthira had become ruler of the entire kingdom. Pandavas had been invited to a feast in the Hasthinapuram by Kauravas. But there was a cunning act of Shakuni and Duryodhana to revenge Pandavas. The Pandavas were requested to play a gambling game and as a result of gambling Pandavas had lost their kingdom, themselves and also their wife Draupadi. Draupadi was ill-treated by Kauravas.

Pandavas decided to revenge for the act of Kauravas. But in order to revenge, Pandavas has to complete their vanavasam. Ater their Vanavas, there bid war between Pandavas and Kauravas which was later known as Mahabharatham. The major aim of the war is to restore dharma, kill evils, and to respect women.

Moral Principles Preached:

  • To follow the path of Dharma
  • Truthfulness
  • Loyalty
  • Humanity
  • Respect for women
  • Charity behavior
  • Treat both heaven and hell the same and accept life as it comes

Intense weight training or Yoga?

This a question that leaves many fitness enthusiasts clueless. If your goal is to get lean, build muscle, and boost your physical and mental performance, both of these are great options. But if you’ve already settled into your fitness routine, choosing between these two options can present you with quite the dilemma. In general, young people find yoga exercises to be boring since it’s therapeutic and not exciting. From the point of view of age alone, yoga is ideal for older audiences while the gym is perfect for youngsters. But we think making use of both is the sweet spot you should aspire to hit.

When you practice yoga and work out, you get the cardiovascular benefits of one and experience the whole-body detox benefits of the other. In addition, if you do yoga as well, then your organs go through a cleansing process which means your performance will also improve. Any toxic or emotional blocks will also get removed, so if you’ve been struggling mentally in some aspect of your life, you’ll find it disappearing soon enough. And when that goes away, you’ll naturally perform better in life with more enthusiasm. It’s a win-win situation and that’s why we recommend doing both.

Benefits of Doing Yoga:

  • Therapeutic and de-stresses the mind and body
  • Easy to pick up for beginners
  • Requires just a yoga mat for practice
  • Improves joint flexibility and mobility
  • Stimulates positive thinking and mental relaxation.

Benefits of Weight Training( Gym):

  • Boosts your blood circulation and purges toxins from the blood
  • Burns plenty of calories and helps you lose weight
  • Stresses your body and pushes it to perform at higher limits
  • Keeps you healthy and disciplined and prevents the onset of several medical conditions.
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Weight Training or Yoga? Which is better for Weight Loss?

Yoga and weight training, of them, will stimulate your metabolism and will have positive effects on your body. But if you’re asking which of the two yields results quicker strictly in the weight loss department, the latter will win. This is because yoga isn’t designed to push you and burn belly fat or tone your body. Where the gym is concerned, you raise your heart rate and stay in a fat-burning mode, something that yoga isn’t designed for.

Conclusion:

Personally, we don’t recommend doing either yoga or going to the gym; instead, we recommend a combination of both. Yoga is a great start if you’ve been sedentary for a while since it’ll train your mind and body to ease into difficult and challenging moves. As you make gains in flexibility and mobility, you’ll find that hitting the gym gets much easier. However, if you are into fitness and go to the gym regularly you can jump straight to yoga and still yield the benefits it has to offer.

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By Sandhya Jeremiah Dung

Shopping is a basic skill, that is often used almost every week. Some of us might execute this adventurous task very smoothly, while some of us, is indecisive and might be a complete mess when it comes to shopping. A lot of us might even shop in bulk, during the sale period and then regret the bad buy in the hindsight. We’ve all been in this position, none of us are born with the mastery over shopping. To resolve all your shopping problems here are some of the shopping tips that you could utilize to avoid even a single bad buy day at your shopping spree. Here goes your list of tips :

Plan a Budget

Planning a monetary budget about your expenditures is really important. Why? If you don’t have a budget, obviously you’ll keep on buying things that you lay your eyes upon and that is not right. To limit your spending, the best way is to plan a budget and most importantly stick to that budget.

Execute a list prior to your shopping spree

Another important aspect with regard to shopping is to plan a list of items you require, prior to your visit. This helps you to avoid buying unnecessary items while your shopping. Just brainstorm all the necessary items you urgently need and pen them down on a paper, along with your planned budget. Executing the prepared list will simplify your shopping experience.

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Don’t fall into this trap of “Sale”

SALE SALE SALE; We all are familiar with the prevalent sale offers in the market. Ideally, it appears as the best period to shop in bulk, but on the other hand, it isn’t. Behaviorists say, people, tend to buy way more unnecessary items during Sales than in any normal circumstance and then regret buying loads of items later. Although, no doubt the sale period offers us discounts over items, yet it is not beneficial to shop much during sales, as there is a tendency to shop more and more (and usually there’s no end to this).

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Think and Buy

So if you happen to go on your shopping adventure without any budget plan or any prior list, the only tip that will prevent you from creating blunders is using your presence of mind rationally and logically and decide what is necessary and what isn’t.

Have a good Company

Experts observed, that when someone accompanies us while shopping we are bound to make some mistake. Shopping alone is suggested in order to prevent these mistakes that might lead to a bad buy day. Be it shopping expensive things just to reflect on the other person about your lifestyle and forgetting the items you yourself required to shop, to even buying items that the accompanied person might have convinced you to buy. So the best option is to buy alone and be satisfied with it.

Set a time limit

One of the most useful methods, to avoid having a bad buy day is to set a time limit whenever you go shopping. Just set a timer on your phone as per your convenience but with lesser leniency. This will help you balance your shopping experience and even save your time while preventing you from lurking around the food departments.

Don’t buy when you are in a rush

Summing up all the above-mentioned tips, certain precautions can be taken to avoid your shopping experience to end on a bad note. Avoid buying when you’re already in some hurry. You must be acquainted with the popular phrase ‘HURRY MAKES CURRY’. Take that into consideration and prefer a suitable time when you can shop comfortably with ease. Besides this, you should also avoid shopping when you’re feeling the negative emotions such as when you’re upset, angry, stressed, etc.

Although certainly, it may relieve your stress or anger, in turn, your shopping experience could become complete havoc.

Hence, try to avoid these tips and follow the tips mentioned above, to kick off any bad buy day.

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