Posts for well being Category

Raising Safe Healthy Kids

Parenting, well being - Anupriya kapur - September 7, 2018

As I sit on my porch to watch over my son playing outside, I realize how important it is to keep the environment clean and safe. I also feel grateful that we get to live in the safe environs of a gated community.

I grew up in a rather large, gated community myself as my father was working with the Ministry of Defense. We had the luxury of playing outdoors at odd timings and the campuses were filled with trees all around. I got to pluck guavas from own garden and mulberries from my friend’s garden. We were rugged and carefree. My parents didn’t have to worry much about me. It’s unfortunate that living in a metro, I can’t provide any of these experiences to my son. In fact, I have to be more careful. Continue Reading

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What I talk about when I talk about sleeping

Lifestyle, well being - Anupriya kapur - September 2, 2018

As we grow older and life becomes hectic, the one thing that gets compromised is sleep. I have seen that happen to almost everyone. Everyone says you need less sleep as you get older but that is just another forward and a fallacy. I like to believe that I am in the best shape of my life right now. And as counter-intuitive as it might seem, I work out the least now. It’s only 3-4 days a week 45 minutes to an hour.

Compare this to when I used to run. I used to run at least 45 minutes every day. Add to that, the build up to a marathon and you are talking about at least 8-9 hours of running every week. Yet my weight barely budged. I used to still feel fatigued and survived on coffee most days. Doesn’t seem right, right? I have done a lot of retrospective analysis on what the possible reasons for this could be. And believe me, it has nothing to do with functional training being better than running. The key difference I found between the two scenarios, in fact, was how much I used to sleep. Sleep is the key time that your body breaks down fat and repairs muscle. Now that I am sleeping more, I am more enthusiastic about my workouts and see better effects thereof. Here are a few things that I have discovered on my journey to find better sleep. Continue Reading

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Fight the battle with these simple hacks – prevent your home from being a hotspot for mosquitoes!

Parenting, well being - Anupriya kapur - August 27, 2018

Although we are enjoying the monsoon mood, there is but one buzz-kill for everyone! Quite literally, the buzz that is caused is because of the mosquito bites and dengue going viral. There is no better time than now to discuss how we can prevent our homes from these pests that affect our platelets.

If you thought your beautiful garden was the only reason why mosquitoes feast on you every night, you may be partially wrong. Yes, shrubs and trees are a shelter for mosquitoes but the right kind of plantation such as citronella, mint, neem, tulsi, lemon helps to keep them away from your garden. My friends and colleagues have come back to me with stories of how this simple twist in kitchen gardening has helped them scare the bugs and mosquitoes away. Continue Reading

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Keeping BP in check with new tubeless Omron Smart Elite HEM-7600T

well being - Anupriya kapur - May 7, 2018

Ask anyone to list out the 3 most prized possessions in life and am sure most of us will list family, health, money…agree? Sadly, chances are that we’re already negotiating on the health aspect for some more zeros in our bank accounts. Aren’t we all?

Rewind two generations; the simple and sound lifestyles our grandparents lived flash by. Active lives, zero screen menace. No Doremon robot to dish out gadgets to ease their work. No quick Ola for that lazy ride, No stress to maintain that impossible phone-life balance and no commuting that crazy traffic to be home on time to be by your child. Yes, that life was good, there was a meaning to the word harmony. Their 8 hour sleep never had annoying whatsapp pings to wake them. Continue Reading

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Why Havells Water Purifier?

Reviews, well being - Anupriya kapur - January 13, 2018

Sometimes we take the most important things for granted. I recently went to the Havells water purifier lab and was amazed how I hadn’t paid attention to the one I have at home even though I’m well aware of increasing levels of pollution and impurities. There are multiple water purifiers available in the market. All water purifiers have their own USPs and all claim to give the best water quality. However, what you need to keep in mind is that all water purifiers come with different technical specifications and have certain basic requirements.

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Skin Care Routine

Lifestyle, well being - Anupriya kapur - January 9, 2018

I get quite a few mails/messages on what I do to take care of my skin. So, even though I think it’s a bit audacious of me (I say this because I don’t consider myself a skin care expert), I still decided to write about it. I have always had extremely dry skin but I didn’t care much till a couple of years back. I’m also outdoors a lot and have been told to reduce my activities as it will take a toll on my skin and hair but since that’s not an option, I thought that I will make a bit of an effort and create a routine to manage my skin instead. Again, I would urge you to see what works for your skin by trying different things, it took me many years to finally arrive at a routine that didn’t react and worked well with my skin. Continue Reading

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