Feeling Stressed Out? Learn How to Relax.

SOURCES: David Shurtleff, PhD, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH); acting scientific director, acting chief, Clinical Investigations Branch, Pain and Integrative Neuroscience Branch, Division of Intramural Research, Bethesda, MD. Jonathan C. Smith, professor of psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago. Mayo Clinic: “Exercise and … Read more

How Meditation Can Help Manage OCD

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but many people find relief through meditation. If you haven’t tried meditating to help manage your obsessive thoughts and actions, now’s a great time to get acquainted with the basic technique. Although meditation has been around for thousands of years, it’s recently enjoying renewed mainstream attention … Read more

Meditation and Managing PTSD

When you hear the term posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, you might think of a returning combat veteran who has flashbacks of being in battle. But PTSD isn’t something only veterans experience. The VA’s National Center for PTSD estimates that 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7%-8% of the population) will have … Read more

Holi festivities over, road trips continue! Lesser known destinations, wellness retreats top travel preferences

According to Zostel, “Pushkar, Chitkul and Kullu are the top places that got more attraction and popularity for Holi celebrations. (Image source: Vana) Holi celebrations are over, still travel vibes are flying high! In fact, longer durations and road trips to relatively unknown destinations is a travel trend that is gathering momentum for long weekends. … Read more

Resolve to do Nothing Next Year

A capitalist view of productivity not only dictates our work lives, but seeps into our leisure hours as well. (Representational image: Reuters) By Aruna Sankaranarayanan,  As another year approaches, we are tempted to use this temporal marker to affect change in our lives. We update our To-do lists, resolve to alter our habits, undertake new … Read more

Ministry of AYUSH shares ‘three simple steps’ to improve immunity; Here’s how

By following some simple immunity enhancing and preventive measures from #Ayush, we can help improve our overall health, says AYUSH Ministry. (Getty Image) As the wait for Covid-19 vaccine gets endless, the only way to fight the pandemic is by preparing the immune system resilient enough to resist the invasion of foreign bodies like the … Read more

A new wellness trend lets vacationers do the unthinkable — keep working