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Dealing with Mental Health issues in Old Age


By Himanshu Rath The elderly population is growing more rapidly in comparison to the younger age groups across the globe. Mental health is closely related to physical health. As we get older, our physical health can often decline. That could mean adjusting to new health problems and having less ability to adapt to a new...

Sarvangasana: Soothes Anxiety by Improving Blood Circulation in Body


By Atul Vyas Anxiety is a response of the body to a demanding situation in life. Anxiety increases the demand for glucose and oxygen as it results in fast heart beating and breathing, and increased sweating to dissipate heat produced by rapid energy expenditure. All these activities are essentially controlled by the brain in an unconscious...

Anxiety and Sleep Disorders in Old Age


By Himanshu Rath Anxiety and sleep disorders are common in the older population. Individuals of all ages can be affected by sleep disorders. Insomnia is one of the most common medical complaints, especially in the elderly. It often coexists with medical, psychiatric, sleep, or neurological disorders. Insomnia may also be associated with stress, medications, poor sleep...

Yogic breathing for Belly Fat Burning


By Atul Vyas Stubborn belly fat is a serious condition. Recent studies show that chronic stress is a recipe for dangerous weight gain. The gained fat is generally deposited as abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat. This fat gives the person an apple shape appearance rather than a pear shape. It is the worst...

Diaspora is Highly Vulnerable to Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia


By Riya Gupta Keep silent about the things you suffer the most from. The Desi community believes in tough love, without understanding how it silences us, minimizing our feelings into insecurities. Treading into September, Suicide Awareness Month, I believe it is important to address the prevalence of mental health issues in the Desi community and...

Can You Be Addicted to Fitness Tracker?


By Kendra Cherry Smartwatches and fitness trackers have become popular due to their utility in tracking health indicators but some experts worry that these devices may lead to addiction. Using a fitness tracker a bit too much may lead to signs of being addicted to the fitness tracker. Fitness trackers not just provide detailed information on...

Over 61 crore students affected by school closures: Unicef


New York: Over 616 million, or 61.60 crore, students have been adversely affected by full or partial closure of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations Children’s Fund said. Sharing data on the impact of school closures on children, Unicef pointed out that several million have missed out on academic learning with younger students...

Anxiety is Oxford Children’s Dictionary word of 2021


If there’s one feeling that has persisted over the last two years, it is anxiety. The anxiety about losing control over our lives and health ever since the onslaught of Covid-19 has been rather damaging not just for adults, but also children. No wonder, ‘anxiety’ has been chosen by children as the word of...

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I will be a compassionate and loving partner


By Juhee Jhalani, Ph.D Dr. Jhalani is a New York state licensed psychologist, practicing in Manhattan. In private practice, she works with adults, couples, and families. She has also been working with underserved populations including immigrants and marginalized individuals. She provides psychotherapy both in English and Hindi. Email: [email protected] Welcome to week 3! This week we bring along our partners...