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4 Ways to Decrease Stress and Maximize Performance!


If you are stressed, then you can’t give 100% to your work. That affects your performance.

What is stress? It is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. 

When a person feels stressed by something going on around him, his/her body reacts by releasing chemicals into the blood. This gives the person more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if the stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if the stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. 

These are the 4 ways you can decrease stress:
1. Maximize endorphin production:  When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body. So, one of the quickest and surest ways to diminish the negative side effects of stress is to get your sweat on by getting into heavy excercise routine.
2. Learn how to say “no” more often: You have to learn to say ‘no’ to avoid unnecessary stress. Apply your mind and energy in something you really want to, don’t get involved in something unnecessary. This simple habit of saying ‘no’ to unnecessary things forces you to zero-in on what matters most for that particular day that will give you your biggest return on energy and time.
3. Go make someone else’s day: Strange? The positive feeling that you relalize after helping someone is priceless. 
4. Monitor your food habits: Avoid junk foods. Eat healthy and stay refreshed!
So, take care of your health and monitor what you put into your body on priority. 

Use these four strategies described above to minimise stress and maximise your performance.

Eye Care Tips!


Rainy season is over! It really takes a lot on our part to keep one’s cool in the sweltering heat. We lather our skin in sunscreen, devour ice creams and fan ourselves with whatever we can lay our hands on. But in all of this, we always forget about our eyes. 

This is season when excess UV exposure (cornea burns,retinal detachment),too much air conditioning (eye dryness),chlorinated water of pools(chemical conjunctivitis and corneal infection) and swinging temperature (viral and allergic conjunctivitis) can cause eye problems. Here are some eye care tips especially for summers.. 

* Use larger Sunglasses- buy a pair of sunglasses with wide lense. 

*Ensure that your sunglasses provide 100% UV protection.

*Don’t let the clouds deceive you-even its cloudy,uv radiation still can reach your eyes. Wear sunglasses even on a cloudy day.

* Donot forget your aunglasses at the beach. We tend to frequent beaches and swimming pool in a bid to beat the heat. Remember that when you are near the water you face double the exposure as sun rays get reflected off the water in addition to the direct light. 

*Wear a wide brimmed hat. 

* Keep yourself hydrated- drink at least 2 litres of water.

* Apply sunscreen carefully especially near the eyes. 

* Avoid the mid day sun.

* Protect your eyes in the pool.

So enjoy yourselves in this summer. But employ a little caution so that so that your eyes don’t suffer the brunt as you beat the heat.

5 Shocking facts about hair colouring!

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The hair dyeing is an ancient art that involves treatment of the hair with various chemical compounds. In ancient times, the dyes were obtained from plants. Henna, indigo, Senna, turmeric and amla are the most well-known natural colours. Others include katam, black walnut hulls, red ochre and leeks.

People see their hair as an important aspect of their physical appearance — hair dye’s continued popularity is the proof of that. People of all age use hair dyes for fashioning or colouring their hairs according to their choice. While it is very common these days, most of the hair dyes in the market have toxic behaviour which we all must know.

  1. Contains Over 5,000 Chemicals:Hair dye is a solution filled with a many chemicals. Some of those even may cause cancer while it may seem like a “freebie” since we’re not really ingesting them.
  2. Hair Color Can Discolour Your Skin: Due to lack of oxygen and exposure to paraphenylenediamine which is a very common chemical found in hair dying products, it can cause methemoglobinemia, a discoloration of the skin. The skin usually turns blue or grey and can be extremely dangerous and, in some circumstances, even cause death.
  3. May cause Rheumatoid Arthritis:Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-lasting autoimmune disorder that primarily affects joints. It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints and no one wants to go through the pain associated with it. Chronic exposure to hair colouring is one such factor that can increase one’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Increases Cancer Risk in Infants: If there is one time in life when avoiding hair dyes is crucially important, it’s during pregnancy. According to a 2005 study, using hair dye in pregnancy can increase your baby’s risk of having neuroblastoma in the future. Neuroblastoma is a deadly childhood cancer that affects infants and children.
  5. Dark Colours are the Most Risky: Dark colours are the most dangerous due to excessive presence of lead. Lead is nasty stuff for the skin.