Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Tips for Eye Care


Many of us spending lots of time in front of the computer every day thats why research is showing a rise in visual problems. What can one do? First, it’s important to find out how you can protect your eyes through eye health exams and by making a few minor changes in your computer viewing habits.
Here are some helpful Tips for Eye Care.
If you are wondering about How to take good care of your eyes here is your solution.

  • Sitting Position is important

Correct positioning of your computer, keyboard and typing copy is essential. Your screen should be positioned about an arm’s length from your eyes and 20 degrees below eye level. Consider foot and wrist rests for added comfort.


  • Lighting can make all the difference


Room lighting should be diffuse, not direct, to reduce glare and reflections from your screen. Look into an internal or external glare screen and be sure to set your colour, contrast and brightness levels to suit you. It is important for eye care.

  • Take time out, our 20-20-20 rule

Step I:-
After every 20 minutes of looking into the computer screen, turn your
head and try to look at any object placed at least 20 feet away. This
changes the focal length of your eyes, a must-do for the tired eyes.

Step II :-


Try and blink your eyes for 20 times in succession, to moisten them.

Step III :-


Time permitting of course, one should walk 20 paces after every 20 minutes
of sitting in one particular posture. Helps blood circulation for the entire body.

It’s all in the blinking

Did you know that on average we blink 12 times per minute? But wait, did you know that when we’re on the computer we only blink 5 times per minute? That can add up to dry eyes. Relieve the discomfort by using artificial tear drops or gels and remember to blink!

Palming good for eyes

Sit straight at your workstation and rub your palms against each other till you feel them warm. The warmth of your palms helps soothe and relax tired eyes. Then, lightly cup your eyes with your palms and relax for 60 seconds. Count the seconds in your mind. Repeat this exercise two to three times whenever your eyes feel tired, or as often as you want. While palming, you can either rest your elbows on your desk or keep away from the desk and cup your eyes. Both ways are fine.


Splash water on your face to keep your eyes cool

 During breaks, splash water on your face while closing your eyes. This has an overall relaxing effect and helps you feel refreshed.


  • A little extra help for your glasses

Anti-reflective coatings on the lenses of your glasses can be applied by your optometrist to reduce discomfort and to ease reduced vision from bright and/or flickering light sources such as VDTs and fluorescent lights. And don’t forget, your doctor of optometry can talk to you about eyeglasses designed specifically for people who use computers a lot.

  • Use tea bags


Keep two used tea bags in the refrigerator before you leave for work. Once you are home, place the tea bags on your eyes for a few minutes as you relax. This not only soothes tired eyes, but also reduces puffiness.


  • Eat healthy


Incorporate Vitamins A, C, and E on a daily basis; eat citrus fruits, green leafy veggies, tomatoes, spinach, poultry and dairy products. Pack a box of chopped carrots, cucumber and fresh fruits and munch in-between meals at the office.

It is important to take good care for eyes. Healthy eyes are reflects healthy life.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Healthy Food

Healthy food helps to maintain or improve general health. It is important for lowering many  health risks, such as  blood pressure obesity,heart disease, diabetes,  cholesterol and cancer. A healthy diet involves consuming adequate amounts of all essential nutrients and an adequate amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods and there are numerous things that may be considered healthy. A healthy food includes pulses, fruits, grains  to have a balance of fats, proteins, fibre and carbohydrates, calories to support energy need and to meet the needs for human nutrition without inducing toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts.

Now a days there are lots of Health magazines are available which are providing healthy diet. This is also like a health magazine where you can read stuff related to health.

followings are some fruits, Grain and pulses which are helpful to improve Health.

Brown rice:

  • Brown rice may be a better choice over white because it has an ingredient that protects against high blood pressure and atherosclerosis.

  • It is also a good source of fibre and helps lower cholesterol levels in the body.

Water:

  • Many people  drink sufficient water, and side effects of even slight dehydration include headaches, fatigue and low concentration levels.

  • Yet increasing fluid intake can increase energy levels, aid digestion, give skin a boost and help boost your anti-aging armoury.

  • Concentrate on drinking little and often throughout the day, being extra vigilant after exercise or when you've been confined in a dry, overheated or air-conditioned environment.


Oats:


  • Start your day with a bowl of oats! Oats are full of fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium, and can help lower cholesterol levels and keep arteries clear.

Apples:

  • Phytochemicals, present in apples, act as an anti-inflammatory and also prevent the blood from clotting.

  • An Apple is also high on fibres and vitamins.

  • An apple also makes the perfect snack for someone who is always on the go.

  •  it is available in different varieties, so you might not get bored of it soon. Add a few chopped pieces of apple in your Greek salad making it healthier.

Almonds:

  •  The Vitamin E that almonds contain helps in keeping your cholesterol level under control. Like apples, almonds are also high on fibre and Vitamin content. Again a perfect 5 PM snack.

  • Add to your heart's health by eating 4–5 soaked almonds each morning with your breakfast.

Soy:

  • Soy is not a very tasty option but it's really good for your heart.

  • Soy protein can prevent you from having a stroke.

  • It is also a great replacement for the red meat that you've been trying to cut on.

  • This will help in reducing the intake of saturated fats.

  • Add a few chunks of soy to your rice or stir fry it with your veggies.

  • You can also use soy milk as a substitute for regular milk, for making milk shakes and with your morning cereal....

Berries:

  • Strawberries, cranberries, blueberries, mulberry, huckleberry, gooseberry and all the other berries are a pack load of vitamin C. With so many flavours you can possibly never get bored of eating berries.

  • Apart from vitamin C they also contain calcium and beta-carotene.

  • These fibrous fruits are perfect with breakfast oats or with yogurt.

  • Out of all these berries blueberry has the most nutrients that will keep your heart healthy.

Salmon:

  • Your heart will love you for the fresh salmon you have and so will your taste buds.

  • Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids. This will help your blood from clotting.

  • It is suggested that you should eat fish (sea food) atleast twice a week for a healthy heart.

  • Opt for grilled fish and avoid spicy seasoning.

  • You can also add a dash of lime to it for an excellent flavour and add it to your green salad....

Red Wine:

  •  Antioxidants in red wine called polyphenols may help protect the lining of blood vessels in your heart.

  •  A glass of red wine adds up a good dose of anti-aging elements including polyphenol antioxidants, minerals, and resveratrol.

  • Resveratrol which helps to increase 'good cholesterol' levels in the body and prevents blood clotting and a healthy circulatory system.

  • Resveratrol found in red wine may also be beneficial for women during the menopause by reducing the risk for conditions for example breast cancer and osteoporosis that result from reduced oestrogen levels.

  • Like the chocolate, it's not carte blanche to guzzle as much as you want; we suggest a standard glass every other day is a good approach.