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Urban Lifestyle Diseases: Prevention & Remedy

Urban Lifestyle Diseases: Prevention & Remedy

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He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. - Thomas Carlyle In my previous article on this topic, I highlighted an aspects of urban lifestyle which is proving a menace to the society. Long working hours, eating processed junk food and no physical work is resulting into the creation of unhealthy urbanites. Conditions like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obesity and infertility problems have become really common in India especially in metropolitan cities like Delhi. So, how does one go about addressing this problem? How do we keep these diseases at bay, that are engulfing even the youth of the country? Well, the answer lies simply in “going back to our roots.” Yes, people! Eating right, sleeping at time, going for regular work-outs and leading a str
‘Reinventing the Wheel’ To Prevent Rural Women From Carrying Water on Their Heads

‘Reinventing the Wheel’ To Prevent Rural Women From Carrying Water on Their Heads

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Water wheels: You will kick yourself for not having thought of it yourself! Water Scarcity is the biggest problem being faced by the world today. Shortage of freshwater resources like lakes, streams and rivers and then depletion of groundwater resources by mankind for their increasing demand attributes to the primary cause of water shortage. Recently, Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012 and one of the ideas of combating the increasing demand of water and lowering the pressure on rural women by  Cynthiya Koenig was an eye-opener. I totally admire the concept and would want it to reach out to the people. It is a pity and a wonder that it has not been though of before. It has been shown in the video that, in India, the water scenario is w
Health Advisory for Traveling in Delhi this CWG 2010

Health Advisory for Traveling in Delhi this CWG 2010

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Healthy body and healthy mind are the pre-requisites for a good journey Whoever said, "Prevention is always better than cure" must have had a bad experience while traveling! India is going to host its biggest sporting event ever: the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi from October 3-14 next month. Citizens from more than 85 countries will be visiting India during these  Games which will also attract tourists across the world. Delhi is still reeling under the dengue and swine flu outbreak. Here are some health precautions which participants and delegates must take while visiting India during the month of October for a better and more healthy experience. Wear appropriate clothing (long-sleeved shirts and long pants, for examples) especially when you are outdoors to avoid mosquitoe
From Common Wealth to Common Health

From Common Wealth to Common Health

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Dragonflies: once abundant across Delhi, are now restricted to few pockets. Known to devour the mosquito larva, they are good malaria inspectors. As the Commonwealth Games are approaching, the city is almost gearing up with the preparations. In the process of making the Games fruitful and a memorable event, various developmental projects have been undertaken. Large number of constructions, digging has been seen all over the city in the past months. The tremendous digging and caving of the roads, delayed timelines & missed deadlines, added to it heavy monsoon that has hit the city has all led to a major disease outbreak in Delhi. Construction sites get filled with rain water and remain water logged and become breeding ground for vector borne and water borne diseases. After corruption...
Invite: BSA Hercules India Cyclothon 2010 on 29th August

Invite: BSA Hercules India Cyclothon 2010 on 29th August

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India Cyclothon 2010 is a mass participation cycling event for professional, amateur and casual bikers. The event intends to promote the cause of cycling and its various benefits, namely heightened environment consciousness and health. BSA Hercules India Cyclothon is the only excuse you need to get up and go have fun on your bike! Whether it's traffic-free mass participation rides through our cities or cycling as a competitive sport to encourage excellence among the best in the country, Sport18’s India Cyclothon presents opportunities for elite and amateur cyclists, for beginners, children, families and even institutions to express their solidarity for a cause by saddling up and cycling in traffic-free mass participation rides in urban areas. Date: Sunday, 29th August 2010 Ven
Billion Hearts Beating: Take the Pledge in the Campaign Against Heart Disease

Billion Hearts Beating: Take the Pledge in the Campaign Against Heart Disease

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Studies over the last 60 years show an alarmingly high rate of coronary heart disease and premature heart disease among Indians. The trend was first observed in the late 1950s, but unfortunately little has been done since then to reverse it. We are now witnessing the spread of an epidemic across the South Asian region and India is right in the middle of it. It is estimated that Indians are nearly four times more susceptible to heart attacks than Caucasians, with 25% of attacks happening to people under the age of 40, unheard of in other populations. Among urban Indians, incidence of heart problems is 12%, while it’s just 5% in the US, even though we know we've always known them to eat more "fast-food"! So, what have we done to deserve this? Is it the lack of regular physical acti
1000 Cities, 1000 Lives for World Health Day 2010

1000 Cities, 1000 Lives for World Health Day 2010

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Virtually all population growth over the next 30 years will be in urban areas, signaling that urbanization is here to stay. It is associated with many health challenges related to water, environment, violence and injury, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, harmful use of alcohol as well as the risks associated with disease outbreaks. Urbanization is therefore a major challenge faced by the world today. With this as the backdrop, the WHO themed the World Health today around its campaign "1000 cities, 1000 lives", events which is being organized worldwide during the week of 7 – 11 April 2010. The global goals of the campaign are: 1000 cities: to open up public spaces to health, whether it be
Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

Public Lecture: Floods in India, A Recurring Nightmare

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Toxics Link’s Environment & Health Public Lecture Series The geoclimatic conditions of India make the country prone to natural disasters like floods and tsunamis. The frequency and intensity of floods has grown in the country over the years primarily because of the increased encroachment of flood plains. India receives an annual rainfall of 400 million hectare meters. 75 per cent of the annual rainfall is received during monsoon (from June to September) and, as a result almost all the rivers carry heavy discharge during these four months. Floods being a natural phenomena, total elimination or control of floods is neither practically possible nor economically viable. Hence, flood management aims at providing a reasonable degree of protection against flood damage at economic cost
Delhi Critical Mass Today!

Delhi Critical Mass Today!

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Critical Mass is an event held in almost all major cities of the world, usually on the last Friday of every month, wherein a mass of cyclists ride through the streets of the city. The peak hour bicycle ride gives the subtle message to the motor-drivers, that cyclists exist too! The event is open to all the cycling enthusiasts and people who are concerned about environment, climate change, road accidents, health & fitness etc. NEXT Delhi CRITICAL MASS: Friday, the 28th of November, 2008! Starting from Vijay Chowk, 6.00 pm onwards The idea is also to celebrate cycling! Fore more information, visit: http://delhicriticalmass.in/  or write to info@delhicriticalmass.in
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