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Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

You are experiencing things you have never felt before. Not just physically, but emotionally too you are on a roller coaster. You have started losing sleep and remaining agitated throughout the day. Someone advised you to practice yoga, but should you or should you not? Okay, we will leave that for you to decide; for now, you can at least try scanning the benefits of practising yoga.

yoga in pregnancyYoga is different from exercising. Yoga is more than just physical fitness. It compiles stretching with light breathing exercises and meditation practices which make you clear-headed, more relaxed and create suppleness in your body, thus getting you ready for childbirth.

Generally, women are scared of the twists and turn in yoga. But, did you know that yoga is safe for you?

Benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Get relief from your common pregnancy complaints – The challenges of pregnancy are, of course, many. Are nausea, headaches and those odd sensations in the body not enough that pregnant women also complain of restless legs, heartburn, and insomnia?

By circulating blood throughout the body, yoga prepares your body for sleep, helps to alleviate the discomforts of acid reflux, restless legs, and back pain. You can fall asleep faster and also sleep better, which will further keep you fresh throughout the day. 

  • Fight stress and anxiety – Your husband is scared of you now because you could any time be yelling at him for something trivial. It’s time you become mushy-mushy again!

The slow breathing and gentle movements of yoga can help you feel relaxed and improve your stress level. The meditation and relaxation practices help to release the tension out, that you have stored unconsciously in your body, and cope with stress in a better way. Further, yoga brings blood pressure and heart rate at healthy levels, thus improving your overall health and well-being. 

  • Have a healthier pregnancy Every pregnant mother wants to prepare beforehand for labor and ensure that her fetus is healthy. For this, you need to strengthen your body during pregnancy, your lower body in particular. 

Studies have shown that practising yoga during pregnancy reduces the chances of preterm labor as well as intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), a condition in which the baby doesn’t grow at a normal rate inside the womb. Yoga improves the birthweight of the baby and also facilitates easy and more comfortable labor by increasing the strength, flexibility, and endurance of the muscles much needed for childbirth. Moreover, yoga aids recovery after delivery. 

  • Stay physically active – It is a well-known fact that staying active during pregnancy is very important for several reasons; a crucial one is that you become less prone to the risks of complications in pregnancy.

Yoga, which is gentle and tailored according to the needs of an expectant mom, is an ideal activity to keep you physically active and fit. A walk in the morning and evening is a good habit, but incorporating a short yoga routine, with your medical doctor’s advice, can be very effective. 

Safety tips before you practice yoga

  • Get a medical opinion from your doctor or physical therapist to understand what is safe for your body.
  • Practise yoga under a certified instructor. Prioritize prenatal yoga over your regular classes.
  • Exercise in moderation, don’t do anything painful. Never strain yourself. If needed, modify your poses accordingly.
  • Ensure utmost care while bending, twisting or turning your body; more specifically while transitioning in and out of poses.
  • Stay hydrated. Wear proper yoga clothes, those that have a loose fit. Practice in an open area or a well-ventilated room. 

What do you need to avoid during your pregnancy?

  • Lower spinal or deep twists, and twisting along the midline (you can cramp your baby’s space)
  • Asanas or exercises on your stomach, i.e. with your face down
  • Overstretching, major backbends, and inversions
  • Lying on your back for more than 3 minutes (especially after your first trimester)
  • Any exercise that may cause even a mild abdominal injury

pregnancy yogaPregnancy is mama-baby time, you need to be gentle on yourself now. Take time out from your busy work and home life for a short and regular pregnancy yoga routine. And when you go for your classes, you will meet other expectant mommies too; sharing your pregnancy journey – the experiences and challenges – with them will be so much fun.

If we tell you that yoga is safe for you throughout your pregnancy, then will you not HIT THE YOGA MAT today?

Author Bio:

I’m Darfashan Parveen, a passionate blogger who loves to read and write about Pregnancy, Parenting, and Baby Care to make people aware of parenthood challenges and easy ways to overcome them. Apart from Blogging, I’m a foodie who loves travelling and dancing. For more write-ups, you may visit my website: https://www.wobblywalk.com

Importance of Double Marker Test

In the previous blog, where I had mentioned missing the double marker test. I had let you all know briefly that it is important to get both the tests – double marker and the quadruple marker done. Since missing either of them would be a failure. I have been there and since missing one of these tests had not just led to listening to the scolding from my doctor but missing the result too. The quadruple marker test and the double marker test allows you to let you know whether the child is suffering from any genetic illness or not.

Importance of Double Marker Test

Well, this made me let to research more about the tests and why is it important? Therefore, I would like to share with you my experience of the same. Below are the basic questions that I had in my mind when I heard about these tests. So, here we go!

What is a Quadruple Marker Test?

This is a blood test that will provide you with information regarding the health of your child in a more in-depth result. This is a test that predicts any internal health issues or genetic disease occurring in the child growing within you. Now, to make it further clear, the quadruple test will let you know if there is a problem or not, it won’t diagnose the issue. For instance, when the cholesterol screening is done, it lets you know that you would be prone to a heart issue, however, it does not state that you have heart disease.

Therefore, the quadruple marker test helps in determining if a woman undergoing pregnancy is at a lower or higher risk of carrying the baby taking birth with a defect.

What is a Double Marker Test? 

Moving on to the double marker test, it is mainly to ensure whether the fetus of the woman has any chromosomal malformation. This test will help the doctor to convey whether there are any neurological conditions pertaining to the fetus like the down’s syndrome or Edward’s Syndrome.

When I had got to know about the tests from the doctor, I treated them as just any other tests. It was later that I got to know that these tests are very important, and they have a specific time period if you surpass that you won’t be able to get the tests done. This was the case that happened to me. I was not able to get it done because of the closure of the pathology and thereafter missing my date.

The chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus can get worse by developing deformities and this could lead to various health issues. This will worsen the condition after the child has taken birth. However, these deformities are the rarest of rare conditions.

Who is recommended to undergo the double marker and quadruple marker test?

The doctors recommend every lady who is expecting a child however, there is an option for you to skip it. Having said that if you fall in any of the following factors you are strongly recommended to consider taking the test:

  • Your age is 35 years plus when the baby is due
  • Any member of your family, genetically attached, has a history of genetic or birth defects
  • Your previous child was born with a birth defect
  • You have type 1 diabetes prior to your pregnancy

Please make sure you consider your doctor if you have any of the above-mentioned issues. I recommend you take the test as a person who has experienced it first-hand.

When Should You Get a Quad Marker Test?

After knowing about who must get the quadruple marker test you need to know that when is the time period to get it done.

The doctors prescribe that you should get the test done between the 15th and the 22nd week of the pregnancy. The test can be performed in the time period. However, it is mostly said to be performed between the 16th and 18th weeks.

What happens in a quadruple?

Now, a lot of my readers would have this one question. Does it let you know completely and accurately about the issues or is it just a chance? Well, I have similar queries and therefore, would like to share with you my readings. The problems are developed in the fetus’s brain and the spinal cord. There are called open neural tube defects. Also, the quadruple marker test can just predict approximately 80% of the defects.

The genetic disorders like the down syndrome or a chromosomal abnormality are namely some which can be identified by the quadruple marker test by 75% in the cases of the women who are under the age of 35 years, while 80% to those who are above the age of 35 years.

How are the Quadruple and the Double Marker test importance?

One will always question the importance of a test before taking one. However, the following are some aspects which make the quadruple and double marker test essential:

  • It helps in the assessment of certainty and uncertainty of any mental disorder to the unborn baby.
  • The primary importance of the tests lies in detecting the down’s syndrome.
  • The double marker test helps in detecting the Trisomy 18, which might result in mental retardation and other severe birth defects.
  • It helps in the detection of Trisomy 21 T, as it is one of the caused fir mental disorders, heart disorders, and other critical health conditions which affects vital organs.

What do you need to prepare for the test?

There is no specific preparation for the blood test that you need to perform. But in case if you are on any specific medication during your pregnancy, you will need to inform your doctor and consult him about it. In rarest cases, you might be told by the doctor to stop the medication until the test has been taken.

How much does the test cost?

It isn’t one of those costly tests however, the nominal charges for this test range somewhere between 2500 to 3000 INR.

So, these were some of the major and essential information about the quadruple and double marker tests. Please make sure you consult your doctor and also follow the time to take the test.

8 DENTAL MYTHS THAT YOU SHOULD STOP BELIEVING

When it comes to taking care of your oral health, there are many misconceptions that need to be understood.

  • SUGAR IS THE MAIN CULPRIT OF CAVITIES

The most common dental myths is  cavities by sugar candies. Acid is produced by bacteria after digesting carbohydrate that causes cavities in your mouth. Thus, it is not just sugar! Again, it is not the quantity of carbohydrates you consume that causes tooth decay, but the number of times your teeth are exposed. E.g. If you eat a lot of carbs for lunch, that is a big exposure. However, if you spend the day sipping some sugary drink, then that is a continue exposure which can cause more damage to your teeth!

 

  • IF NOTHING IS BOTHERING YOU, YOU DON’T NEED A DENTAL CHECK-UP

This is a misconception! With a lot of dental problems, you don’t necessarily feel pain right away. Once symptoms appear, it has often increased. If you wait till a cavity hurts for a checkup, you may require root canal or extraction, which could have been otherwise prevented with a regular dental checkup.

 

  • SCALING IS NOT GOOD FOR TEETH

Scaling or Cleaning weakens the teeth and makes them loose! That’s misinformation and most old age dental myth. However, scaling aims to remove plaque and calculus and keeps teeth and gums healthy! Calculus deposits form over time and may form semi calcified layer between gums and teeth. It may also result in pockets and gum recession. Scaling actually removes these deposits, it may give you the sensation of loose teeth, but it just removes bad calculus support which would otherwise leave you with no teeth!

 

  • IT’S ONLY A BABY TOOTH

Baby teeth are important! They provide necessary space for permanent teeth to erupt. Cavity in a baby tooth if not treated can cause premature tooth loss, resulting in gap which can close over time. This will give less space for permanent teeth to erupt and result in crowding. To avoid this, a dentist can provide artificial space maintainer. Also, child’s teeth should be maintained as healthy as possible. Chances are that if they don’t floss or brush their baby teeth, they won’t brush or floss their permanent teeth either. Good oral habits should be inculcated earlier.

 

 

  • SOFT AND SPORTS DRINKS ARE BETTER FOR YOU

Not only sugar, but also the acid in soft and sports drink causes damage to your teeth. They can cause tooth erosion by wearing the outermost protective layer of tooth i.e. enamel. Over time, they can result in heightened sensitivity and cavities. For healthy and refreshing alternative to soft drink, nothing beats water. Also, despite what you may think, brushing immediately after having soda is not a good idea. By doing so, you are brushing away the demineralized enamel caused by plaque bacteria metabolizing the sugar. Always wait for 20 – 30 minutes for the pH of your oral cavity to return to normal, so that bicarbonate in saliva will buffer the acid and fluoride will promote remineralization.

 

  • ORAL HEALTH IS NOT CONNECTED TO REST OF BODY

Your overall health is connected to rest of your systemic overall health. An oral cavity with periodontal disease and severe decay is more likely to cause bacteria to enter blood stream and contribute to other health issues. Research shows association between periodontal disease and diabetes, leukemia, etc.  With this most common dental myths, people tend to ignore and don’t relate with current disease they must be suffering.

 

  • FLOSSING CAN CREATE SPACES BETWEEN YOUR TEETH

Flossing does not create spaces between your teeth! But it helps prevent decay between teeth. Flossing helps to remove food debris nestled around teeth and gums, which helps to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

 

  • IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT TIME OF DAY I BRUSH

At night while we are asleep, our salivary glands produce less saliva. During the day, our salivary flow is higher, and it otherwise provides cleansing effect that we don’t get at night. Therefore, one should brush at night before bed. Otherwise, food particles stay on our teeth all night and contribute to tooth decay.  Also, the choice of our diet plays an integral role in oral health. It is recommended to brush right after consuming sugary food or drink to prevent cavities.

Do read similar article on Kids dentistry here 

Author Bio

Sabka Dentist works to inspire better oral health in addition to helps folks feel great, appearance good and be more confident. For that society, Sabka Dentist is much more than the chain of Dental treatment centers. It is a driver once and for all oral health and well-being.

 

 

Get the Wholesome Nutrients with This SuperFood: Spirulina By Prolgae

In today’s lifestyle, taking care of physical and mental health is becoming essential, isn’t it? Most of the people are following the trend of forbidding animal-related food products and transforming into a vegetarian or vegan to achieve a healthy lifestyle. But, the biggest concern is the source of protein for vegans. Are vegans able to get the total nutrients (mainly protein) from lentils, soybeans and other green leafy vegetables? Being Microbiologist  I can give you best option as a super food.

If you are following me for a long time, you might know that I am a vegetarian. Avoiding meat, chicken and other non-vegetarian items are solely based on my personal preference. Though, a lot of people around me always list me a plethora of benefits of eating chicken. And if I tell them that I am a complete vegetarian, then they would ask me, “How do you able to complete your protein intake?”

So, if you are sailing in the same boat too, then I have the best solution to all your nutrient problems. Introducing one of the superfoods or can be baptized as the ‘Food of the Future’ i.e., Spirulina.

Now, you must be wondering, “what is Spirulina?”. Don’t worry I will be explaining you everything in detail. So, stay till the end.

All About Spirulina by Prolgae

The blue-green algae produced by the non-toxic bacteria is known as Spirulina. It is considered as the best source of protein (around 55-70%) and vitamin B12. The Indian company, Prolgae sells the Spirulina in the form of nibs or crunches. Rather than protein and vitamin B12, this sun-dried Spirulina is filled with minerals, fibres, amino acids to provide you the highest advantages. I have worked for lot of times on Algae production at lab levels.

Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina has innumerous benefits and it is impossible to list each of them. No, I am not even exaggerating. But to cut short, here are some of the main benefits that I am listing down.

Ultimate source of important nutrients: As I have explained earlier, this superfood will fulfill your daily protein intake and other nutrients requirement without consumption of any dairy products. It contains higher levels of phytonutrients and calcium, fibres, minerals, and iron. It is the best option to achieve a balanced diet.

Helps in digestion : Spirulina is rich in fibre. So the digestive enzymes can easily break down the Spirulina which helps to aid any digestion related problems. 

Combats Cardiovascular diseases: Spirulina has the power to lower LDL (Bad Cholesterol) and serves to boost the level of HDL (Bad Cholesterol) which supports the health of the heart. It helps to reduce the overall oxidative stress.

Improves Immunity: It helps to immune the body from viral attacks and serves as a hindrance in the multiplication of viruses. It can also ease the allergic symptoms.
Great for Detoxification: Due to the presence of phytonutrients and other vitamins & minerals, it aids to eliminate toxins from the body and promotes healthy skin.

Helps to magnify Metabolism: Vitamin B12 in Spirulina supports to boost the metabolism of the body which means you tend to burn more calories than you used to.

How to Intake Spirulina

The apt dosage to consume Spirulina is in between 5 grams to 7 grams. You can sprinkle Spirulina over your meals or mix in your morning drinks.

Is Spirulina is okay to consume for me?

As per the Dietary Supplements Information Expert Committee of the US, Spirulina has no traces of health risk if consumed in moderate amount.

So, in short, it is healthy to consume Spirulina but you need to check with a physician if you are not feeling well after the dosage of the product.

Also Read : here

My Experience with Spirulina By Prolgae

It’s been a month since I started adding Spirulina in my regular diet. To be honest, I haven’t remarked about any drastic improvements in my body. Despite not altering any skincare routine, I can feel my skin is glowing now. Now, I don’t have to worry about my protein consumption because prolgae helps to keep me sorted with their product, Spirulina.

Generally, I consume Spirulina in the morning by mixing it with the green vegetable juice which is a post-workout meal. I can feel that I can work out harder in the gym which is helping me to burn more calories.

So, my overall experience with Spirulina is the most beneficial. I have been enjoying the benefits and I might be checking out some visible results soon.

If you want to try it out or want to complete your daily protein intake with other nutrients, then you should consider Spirulina at least once. You can buy it from Amazon.com or by clicking it here.

Please share your views and opinions of Spirulina with me by writing down in the comments below. Let me know if you want to hear any more benefits or updates about the product. I would be happy to help you.

How to deal with your fussy eater at home

 As a mother, all my concentration is always on my child and whether or not she is eating the right kind and amount of food and if she is playing enough, if she is growing enough…and the questions don’t end there! The next question is always – what can I do to ensure she is growing right?

Nutrition plays a huge role when it comes to your child’s overall growth and development. Some time ago, I realized that my daughter was not eating well. When this was followed by her lethargy, tiredness and a general low feeling, I started to get concerned. I would see her friends playing and running around and here I couldn’t even get her to finish a glass of milk.

What is fussy eating?

I learnt that fussy eating is when your child rejects food based on its colour, texture, or even shape.[1] Once I understood that I wasn’t doing anything wrong, I calmed myself and read up a lot of articles to help me combat her fussy eating. These articles informed me that fussy eating can lead to growth concerns. That is when I decided it was time to visit her pediatrician.

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How I dealt with a fussy eater?

Fussy eating isn’t permanent and there are some things you can do to change these bad eating habits. What I did? I started allowing her to help me in the kitchen. It took time, but she loves to help out now! She cleans the vegetables and fruits and helps with stirring pots. She has started to take interest in the food that she has helped cook. My fussy-eater daughter has improved slowly after we started cooking together. You should try this with your own, and see the result!

Some other things that I tried and they really worked for me was to listen to her and only feed her when she said she was hungry. This was hard to do because all my motherly instincts protested against it but it really helped. And I did not give up. I kept trying, giving her different types of food and even reintroducing previously rejected foods.

And yet there will be days when your child will refuse to cooperate at all! Having a fussy eater at home can create tension for a mother. I know, since I have one at home myself! As parents we know that our child needs high-quality protein for physical growth and vitamins and minerals for brain development in the crucial years. But getting them to eat is a task!

So, what was my next step? I looked for a health supplement that met all the nutrition needs of the fussy eater, and that it had the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals. Since my pediatric told me that proteins are an important part of my child’s diet, I looked for that as well and finally zeroed in on PediaSure.

The health supplement that delivers 

I decided to give PediaSure a try. After seeing the visible results in my daughter’s day to day activities, I insist you give it a try too!

  • PediaSure is the pediatrician prescribed No.1 product for child development.
  • The high-quality protein, as well as 37 vital nutrients help to nourish your child’s brain and body.
  • It helps your kids to grow and enhances their immunity.
  • Within the span of 24 weeks, your children’s weight to height ratio will improve.
  • And above all, kids like the taste of this nutritional drink.

With the innumerable benefits in this bottle, I will absolutely give this product a thumbs up.

Do you have a fussy eater at home? If yes, what tricks have worked for you? Tell us in the comments below!

[1] https://raisingchildren.net.au/toddlers/nutrition-fitness/common-concerns/fussy-eating

Feed Your Kids with Proper Nutritional Requirement for their Steady Growth

We always wonder why mothers are constantly concerned about their child’s relationship with food, aren’t we? Why do they keep asking the same question about having food, every day? Well, to be honest, when I was young, I had similar thoughts. But, now that I have become a full-time working mommy, I understand the importance of nutrition for a child’s development.  Nowadays I look for nutritional drinks for my kid .

Nutritional drinkRecently, I had been invited to Grow Right meetup where I got a chance to exchange parenting experiences with the well-known, Bollywood actress, Lara Dutta, fellow influencers and pediatricians as well. We had a well-informed discussion about the significance of nutrition for children, physical activities, and the relationship of the child with their parents.

Grow rightThe gorgeous star mom, Lara Dutta bestowed her personal experiences on the journey of ‘being a mommy’. One of the famous Hosts and the emcee of the Grow Right discussion panel, Sachin Kumbar shared the challenges of parenthood and explained the difficulties that every mum has to go through while raising a child. Then, Dr. Mukesh Sanklecha, a renowned Child Specialist, elaborated the nutritional concerns a mother has for the proper growth of her child. A Nutritional expert, Dr. Dharini Krishnan, and Pediatrician, Dr. Samir Dalwai highlighted the importance of playing outdoors and how to deal with their behavioral problems for their overall development.

 

Nutritional drinkFrom what I have learnt throughout my journey of being a mommy and also the guidance of the specialists from the meetup, I have decoded some of the formulas that have helped me to match the nutritional requirement to fuel up the toddler’s growth and development. Just like adults, kids need the combination of balanced carbohydrates, fats, protein along with vitamins and minerals in their food. Nutritional drinks can make up for this loss in daily food.

So, check out these tips that might help you to give them wholesome nutritious food and learn the relationship of nutrition with the physical as well as mental development of your child.

a) Avoid eating out as often as possible

Food markets are filled with ready-to-cook or ready-to-eat packets that are combined with unhealthy fats and nutrition. Try to make home-cooked meals for your kids packed with green vegetables. Experiment with different flavors or toppings that might develop their taste and support their physical system for growth.

Recently, I discovered one of the best nutritional drinks in the market, Pediasure. Earlier, as I have told you that it has been recommended by the Pediatrician. The nutrition in this bottle has helped my daughter to gain healthy weight and enhanced her immune system. I would recommend Pediasure healthy and nutritional drink  to all the mothers out there.

b) Select meals by reading out the labels

With the growing trend of online food delivery, children are more interested to eat burgers and pizzas. I understand that sometimes outings can get a little tricky with food restriction. So, if you are planning a vacation or day out with your family, then look for the healthy options like idli-sambhar, egg sandwich or maybe a banana smoothie. It will not only make their tummy full for longer hours but provide them with complete nutrition.

c) Stick to proper meal times and create a feeding schedule

Healthy meals at structured timings improve your kid’s body and mind growth. Each mealtime should have a difference of at least 4 hours. It will have a great impact on physical and emotional development.

d) Encourage them to start a physical activity

Physical activity is a very crucial part our growing right. Rather than forcing my daughter to play by herself, I free up some time in my schedule to play with her every day. It is important for a kid to get at least 3 hours of play everyday.

e) Dealing with the child’s tantrums

This might be one of the toughest topics when it comes to guiding for parenthood. It can be a little tricky for sure. There is a very thin line between making them understand what’s wrong and right or howling at them for their mistakes. So, always try to have a calm discussion with them. Also, try to include them in small household activities like setting up the table, bringing their own plate and cleaning the mess after.

Parenting is a roller coaster journey. You can never become an expert on the topic of parenthood just by reading articles and books. You will get better when you experience it. Also, don’t be afraid to take guidance and advice from the Paediatrician.

Overall, the Grow Right event was an insightful one!

Is Pediasure Good Enough for Your Fussy Eater? #GrowRight

 

Parenting is no less than a herculean task and it’s a journey of cozy cuddles and dinner table fights. If you are a parent, then you will totally relate with this. Serving your kid with the proper meal can be a tiring task if your child is a fussy eater. But, is filling your picky eaters with Pediasure the right choice? Many a times, my friends ask me about healthy drink for kids.

Being a fussy eater not only influences the eating habits but also can lead to underdeveloped growth of the body as well as their mind.[1] If you area mother of the foodie fusspot then you find it stressful too, right? Many parents overlook the poor eating habits of their child. But, it is really important to keep a check on what your youngster is up to. Initially it will affect their activity levels but later on, they will be predisposed to more diseases which means low immunity.

How I found out Pediasure ?

Being a ‘Mommy Blogger’ I have investigated and composed various blogs on nutrition in the child. Stuffing green vegetable in your kid’s mouth can be really frustrating. You appreciate and understand the requirement of the nutrition but your toddler won’t be able to appreciate this. Lack of adequate nutrition in the foundation years will bring with it a lot of disadvantages including in their academic performance.[2]

It won’t be noticeable initially but it will show symptoms in their adult life.

My Experience with Pediasure as a healthy drink for kids.

To be honest, I have seen numerous advertisement for PediaSure. I would never have thought that I would choose PediaSure. Because, I was still grappling to find the answer to the question, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ Angel, my daughter, has always been very obedient and docile. But, when it comes to eating healthy, she turns up her nose. I have tried to trick her in every different way but I always end by giving up.

But, then this has to stop! I can’t feed her with junk food all the time. I had made some strict rules for the family to avoid junk but her constant nagging and whining over food gets on my nerves. Due to this, she wasn’t at a healthy weight as per her height percentile. I was really worried and tensed about the whole scenario. So, one of my friends told me how she fulfilled the nutrition needs of her fussy eating toddler with PediaSure. Also, she told me some more benefits of Pediasure and I couldn’t resist giving it a try.  And my search for something healthy ended up with a healthy drink for kids with Pediasure.

Is Pediasure Good For Kids?

This is indeed a true story. After my friend convinced me to buy Pediasure, I was still skeptical and was questioning myself, ‘Is PediaSure good for my kid?’ So, my husband suggested that I pay a visit to the Pediatrician as they will help guide us better about our child’s nutrition.

My Pediatrician told me that a pack of PediaSure is packed with 37 nutrients and high quality protein which completely fulfills the checklist of nutritional needs in kids. The ingredients used in the process of PediaSure is infused with prebiotics and probiotics helps to supports the immunity of the child. A scoop of PediaSure consists of Choline, Taurine and Omega 3 and 6 which help in the growth of children’s brains in the initial years and it does not have any artificial growth hormone. It contains nutrients that help in bone growth. So your child can grow right!

After my Pediatrician assured me about choosing Pediasure and cleared the question behind: ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ I instantly went to the market and bought a bottle of Pediasure. As Angel loves the chocolate flavor, I brought Pediasure in chocolate flavor. It also comes in 3 more flavors.

Also Read : https://blogsikka.com/blog/pediasure-cookies-cream-amazing-summer-drink-for-kids/

My Final Thoughts

The results were apparent in the first month of consumption of Pediasure. And the best part is that she is loving the flavor too. We went to the doctor for a regular checkup and she had started to reach her healthy weight as per height. My husband and I are really satisfied and happy with the results of using Pediasure. I am really happy that I chose this bottle of wonder. Not just that it is super tasty and chocolaty but also it will help to grow kids better and make them the best version of themselves. Now, I can completely answer the question, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’

Do I Recommend Pediasure to Fussy Eaters?

With no doubt, I do recommend as Pediasure is good for kids. If you are a mommy still struggling to find the answer of, ‘Is Pediasure good for kids?’ Then, I will definitely recommend you to give it a try to this healthy drink for kids.

In this phase of parenting, I have learned that kids normally refuse to eat or taste new food. But certain food groups should never be neglected. Feed your kids with the same food as for the rest of the family and try to praise and encourage them to try new foods. Show them the benefits of eating different foods which will tempt them to give it a try.

 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5816267/

[2] https://www.healthyhearing.com/report/52860-Study-shows-poor-nutrition-in-early-childhood-could-lead-to-hearing-loss

Say No to Excuses for Fitness with Anytime Fitness

It is smashingly effortless to make unachievable New Year’s fitness resolutions than veritably sticking to it every day. But rather than accusing the absence of motivation, I would choose to indict my extended working schedule at the office or spending the surplus time in nurturing my family. I truly keep the faith that taking out a chunk of time every day, a good amount of willpower and persistent hard work will lead to the success of a fitness. Do you feel the same? If you are a working mommy or stay at mom and seeking any motivation story, then stick till the end as Anytime Fitness Gym bring something special for you.

 

 

Anytime fitnessDifference between Before Pregnancy and after Pregnancy.

Before giving birth, I was super attentive to a healthy lifestyle. I love devouring in salads and once in a while, I have a burger as well. To be honest, I never fancied going to gyms or any health and fitness classes. I have always appreciated my pregnancy phase because being a mother can be challenging yet satisfying. After my Angel was born, the motivation was to lose the baby weight healthily without any crash diet or popping to gyms. But, I was continually switching my roles from changing the nappy of the baby to finishing the to-do-list at work. I really aspired to get back on track but my responsibilities never gave me a chance to spare out some time for physical fitness. I have killed my hopes to fit back into my favorite skinny jeans. But, somehow I accomplished to lose a few kilos by following up healthy diet routine. After losing a few kilos, I wasn’t able to lose more and I have happily admitted my fate and my body. There are times when I stop by and looking myself in the mirror. I tend to hold my tummy and fuss about it. In the end, I never made any more efforts to get down on my healthy weight.

Do it now or never: A step towards Healthy Lifestyle

A month ago, I was feeling lethargic and stressful continuously for few days. At first, I ignored and considered as a symptom for work pressure but then, I noticed a constant gain in my body weight and poor routine. I concluded that I can’t pull off this any longer.

I have always been a good role model for daughter and I need to explicate them that personal health is way more influential than anything else. So, for the first week, I was completely determined about my workout and diet but then within the middle of the second week, everything fall off. My husband has witnessed me fighting this battle and suggested me to enroll in the nearby gym, Anytime Fitness.

Experience at Anytime Fitness

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tradition of saying Hifi to all customers

Initially, I was skeptical as I don’t want to join any fitness club. But, then I have to do it for the betterment of myself and my family. On the first day at Anytime Fitness, I was extremely reluctant. The acknowledged trainers were really kind and warm at the gym. They trained me professionally with different types of equipment at the gym. They guided me the do’s and don’ts of the exercises and understood my goals which, catered my health performance daily.

I am sure with a span of a few months, not just I would loose a few kilos but also I would learned the meaning of being healthy. Anytime Fitness is a major part in bringing back to me into shape and making me look more confident than before.

 

My Routine for Healthy Lifestyle

 

  • Drinking a warm glass of water after waking up early in the morning.
  • Walking (or sometimes, jogging) to the nearest Anytime Fitness Gym
  • A professional trainer helped me to workout in the gym.
  • Eating a combination of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
  • Always keeping myself hydrated.

 

Would I Recommend Anytime Fitness?

I don’t need to think twice before answering this question. Of course, I would recommend to every mommy, who is struggling to follow a healthy routine.  Anytime Fitness has more than 4500 gyms, which makes it the largest gym chains in the world. They are currently helping people to achieve their fitness goals in 34 countries and 7 Continents.

  • World’s Largest Gym Chain
  • Top-notch Professional Gym Trainers
  • Optimum health equipment for workout
  • Customized Individual Training
  • Group Classes and Functional Training
  • Understand their client’s fitness goals
  • Safe and Friendly Atmosphere
  • Help to achieve fitness goals
  • Affordable gym membership

After subscribing the 1-year membership of Anytime Fitness, you will be able to access their training or gym centers all around the world. So, you won’t have any excuse to start your fitness journey. For more details you can check their website here

Don’t wait for the next year to make new year’s resolution. This Mother’s Day, take an oath to be fit for yourself. It will be a great way to boost your family to stay fit and follow healthy eating habits. I hope this would help and inspire all the mommy, who crave to transform their bodies and also be the greatest mother that they are.

#AFFitMom  #GymForMoms  #MomsFitnessGoals #FitMothersDay

 

 

 

How to Get Rid of a Hickey Fast – The Instant Remedies

When love gets speedy, then many couples enjoy the intense moments and express their love by kissing and sucking the skin aggressively. During this passionate moment the hickey occurs, no doubt that hickeys are nice to give and receive but become a problem when it becomes visible to others.

There are only a few numbers of people who are more than happy to flaunt it, and others dislike showing off the mark of love. Do you know what is a hickey? Well, Keep reading to know more about the love bites.

What is a Hickey?

Hickeys are not more than a bruise, and this bruise will occur when your partner is sucking or kissing on your skin hard. A hickey is also called love bite, love mark, a sign of love, and for some couple, it is a sign of ownership. A hickey is usually given and received on the neck or arm.

As mentioned above a hickey is a bruise, and like other bruises, it will also take time to heal. Do you know how do you get rid of hickeys fast? Many people are looking for some ways to get rid of hickeys because they feel embarrassed when this love mark becomes visible in public. Stop worrying! Give a read to this article and come to know about the best-proven home remedies for hickeys, through which you can getting rid of hickeys within no time. According to 100homeremedies, you can easily remove hickeys, if you know about some tested remedies.hickey

How Do You Get Rid of Hickeys Fast – The Best-Proven Home Remedies For Hickeys:

If you are looking for some natural ways to get rid of hickeys, then follow these remedies:

Cold Spoon:

Yes, it is the best way to get rid of a hickey. You need a frozen metal spoon and see the magic by following the below way.

The Things You Should Have:

  • Metal Spoon

How to Apply This:

  • Get a metal spoon and put it in the freezer maxim for 7 to 10 minutes
  • After a few minutes, get the spoon out and apply this cold spoon directly on the embarrassing love mark
  • You should cover the entire hickey with this cold spoon and see the effective results

Penny or Coin:

It’s sound strange, but it works incredibly. You can begin with scrapping with the edge of coin’s as it helps in breaking the blood clot and it is the easiest technique to get rid of the sign of love completely.

The Things You Should Have:

  • A coin

How to Apply This:

  • First of all stretch the hickey area with the help of your two fingers, In short, “keep your skin tight and ”
  • Once done, take a coin and begin with scrapping the edge of the coin in an outward direction and say bye to embarrassing hickey within a couple of seconds

Note: When you scrape the coin on the affected area then your skin might turn red – don’t to worry it will go away within a few minutes.

Toothbrush:

Well, it is another best way to get rid of a hickey. There is a need to massaging the love bite with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It might a bit painful process, but don’t to worry it can help break up the coagulum and even improve the blood flow. It is the fastest way to getting rid of an embarrassing hickey.

The Things You Should Have:

  • Soft Bristled Toothbrush

How to Apply This:

  • Get a soft-bristled toothbrush and begin by rubbing it on the affected area maximum for 2 to 3 minutes. When you are rubbing, it will help to improve the flow of blood immediately
  • Once done, wait approximately for 10 minutes. After that, you ought to apply a cold compress maximum for 10 minutes, then repeat the same process as required

Note: Don’t use a toothbrush if the affected area causes pain

Well, if you want to hide hickey instantly then here are some ways that you can follow to hide a hickey.

How to Hide a Hickey?

You can hide the love mark with the help of these things:

  • High Collar Shirt or Jacket
  • Green Concealer
  • Purple Concealer
  • Scarf
  • Make-Up Foundation (which is compatible with your skin)
  • Loose Powder

 

Surprisingly – you come to know about the natural remedies which help to getting rid of hickeys within no time. Good Luck!

Note: This is a guest post by Anna Steve.

 

 

I am a mom and a human being too! So #MujheSabNahiPata

Someone wise once rightly said, “It’s not easy being a mother if it were easy, fathers would do it.” Giving birth is a wonderful and exquisite experience in every woman ’s life. It is a great feeling which can’t be expressed in mere words. But with great things come great responsibilities. As a mother, we are always expected to be prepared and be responsible for everything. To be honest, being a mom is so much more than I ever envisioned and comes with a sharp learning curve, that changes with every phase of the child’s life. All out event

Recently, I was invited for an event organized by All Out, for a fantastic discussion around the societal conditioning of mothers being omniscient and how there is a need for them to say #MujheSabNahiPata. I was lucky enough to share a bloggers panel with successful Bollywood actor and mother Sonali Bendre, Child Psychologist, Dr. Rupa Patel, Pediatrician Dr. Samir Dalwai, and Ruchita Dhar Shah, founder of the First Moms Club (FMC), a Facebook community for mothers.

The aim was to discuss the constant pressure on the mothers to know everything about their child’s well-being and how it has discouraged them from asking for help, for fear of judgment. The discussion commenced with Sonali and Ruchita, addressing the hardships of nurturing a baby and the eternal struggle as well as the pressure to be a know- it -all mommy.

All through the event and the conversations, I felt at ease that I am not alone in this ordeal. Listening to strong, empowering and beautiful moms in the audience speak on this topic was therapeutic. Every mother, irrespective of their career, face the challenge of being “invariably excellent” and fear of making mistakes. I am a mother and not a pantomath. I make blunders and I learn from them. But our society never gives us a chance to make mistakes and shames us if we do. While the burden of bearing the responsibilities of motherhood are manageable as we love our children, it is the burden of knowing it all that becomes unendurable.

I am a lecturer, blogger, and a full – time mommy to a 6-year-old girl named Angel. I still reminisce about the time when I held her in my arms for the first time after she was born – a magnificent moment of my life. I didn’t know then, that a tiny creature would add such dynamism to my life and take me on this thrilling ride of motherhood.

Thanks to the doctors and the internet, for guiding me through a lot of things, involving the nutrition and mental development of the child. But no one never told me how to be an ideal mommy. I was constantly transitioning between my job and the struggles of being a new mother, with the addition of sleepless nights and a hell lot of stress. I had to stay awake for the whole night to take care of my baby, which meant a loss of prior freedoms and a lot of adjustments. I am not grumbling because I know that’s a part and parcel of being a mom.

Speaking of my own #MujheSabNahiPata story, I remember when my little munchkin was just a year old and had started walking barefoot. One day, she fell off and suffered bruises on her knees and elbows. My husband and I immediately picked her up and gave her the required medication. But my husband was panicking more than me. He was really stressed and anxious about the incident and went ballistic and called me ignorant for not taking enough care of her.

I acquiesced that it was all my fault and I should be held accountable for the incident. But later on, after gaining composure, my husband supported me and apologized for his behavior. He asked me to stop feeling guilty and reasoned that it is not possible to control every situation in life. Some things just happen, and the mothers need to let go of their guilt At the event as well, all the mothers broke free of the societal shackles and tied a knot in their attires, as a reminder to share their #MujheSabNahiPata experiences. All out event#Mujhesabnahipata

Similarly, in a world of constantly emerging threats, it is impractical to guard your child against every situation, though as mothers, we always strive to do our best for the child. But while we are focusing on the million things for their well-being, small factors like a mosquito bite can result in dengue and get overlooked.

I am thankful to All out for addressing this issue by capturing one such #MujheSabNahiPata story in a moving video. I encourage all you moms out there to leave the fear behind and tie a knot in your attires, to remember to share your stories in the comments section, as well. It’s time to move above social norms and unite to help each other become more vigilant about the well-being of our children.

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