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Seasonal Fruit Nutrition: You should not miss on!

Mahatma Gandhi rightly said, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” This saying stands so true especially in these times of Covid-19 for ‘jaan hai toh jahan hai’! And thankfully, we Jaipurities are blessed for Jaipur has a bundle of local fruits available that are high on nutrition and vitamins and a great way to boost up your immunity; thus, letting you fight all kinds of viruses. Jaipur is also called ‘Gulaabi Nagari’ for all the good reasons. It is a city that is home to fruits of all colours, thus making our refrigerators and plates colourful.

Ever wondered why doctors and nutritionists always insist on eating seasonal fruits and vegetables? We at Jaipur Beat bring to you the fruitilicious nutrition you should munch on and can locally source in the Pink City – Jaipur! In this blog, we tell you the local fruits you should grab on from the city and why:

  • Mangoes: Widely known as the ‘king’ of fruits; mango is the king in terms of the health benefits it offers too. Starting from prevention to serious illness like cancer and anaemia; mangoes aid in weight loss, help in building the immune system and are a rich source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and other B Vitamins, Potassium, Magnesium, Copper and healthy fibre.

 

  • Muskmelons: This potassium-rich fruit is widely available in the streets of Jaipur and is good for eyesight, is packed with skin-friendly collagen, it also improves hair growth, regulates blood pressure, promotes digestion and is a good source of Vitamin A and C – enough to support your bodies daily requirements.

 

  • Jamun (Blackberries): Rich source of iron and Vitamin C, Pink City thellas (stalls) are filled with these sweet and sour delicacies. This tasty summer fruit replenishes your body with high energy levels and is an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, magnesium, potassium and few phytochemicals. Ayurveda strongly recommends this berry for treating various conditions related to heart, arthritis, asthma, stomach pain, bowel spasm, flatulence and dysentery.

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  • Phalse (Falsa): Tangy and sweet in taste phalsa (falsa or Grewia Asiatica), when eaten with a little salt and black pepper or in the form of juice, acts as a natural cooling agent for our bodies. This fruit helps in treating pain, diarrhoea, rheumatism, and arthritis. It also relieves vaginal burning and other urinary troubles has an antibiotic effect and relieves skin inflammations. Luckily available in Jaipur, consume it at least once a week.

 

  • Bel (Wood Apple): This sweet aromatic natural healing fruit is again locally available in Jaipur during summers and makes for a great juicy retreat. A boaster for your digestion, bel helps in preventing and curing several stomach ailments like constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion, ulcer, piles. It is also a natural detoxifying agent and thus, prevents kidney and liver dysfunctions.

 

  • Coconut water: It is like having 5 medicines or just one coconut water – that’s the strength it holds. With very little fat and 90% water, coconut water is supremely rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, vitamin C, protein and fibre too. So after a sweaty day, if you wish to rehydrate, have chilled coconut water (place it in the fridge in the morning and have it by evening) to reduce your anxieties and stress.

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  • Litchis: Primarily composed of water and carbs, litchis are super juicy-licious and a great way to tantalize your taste buds. Summer is at its peak and having a bunch of these cool summer fruit is the best way to deal with the heat. Litchi like other citrus fruits is a good source of vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, potassium and copper.

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All these summery fruits are very watery in nature in order to keep our bodies rejuvenated and hydrated in this scorching heat. Apart from this, eating food out of season makes little sense economically, environmentally, nutritionally and you are also benefiting the society in large especially local farmers whose livelihoods depend on the local produce they do. Thus, phal khao, sehat banao aur garmi se raahat pao!

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6 Reasons Why You Should Not Miss Playing Holi

Holi, the joyous festival of colours and celebrations is one of the most awaited festivals in Jaipur. Everywhere you can spot Jaipurites purchasing different shades of colours, pichkaris and how can we miss everyone’s favourite water balloons! In every temple, you can see Phaag utsav being celebrated with great razzmatazz.

You must be thinking that every Jaipurite loves this festival, you got that wrong! Some people believe that the colours of Holi are not good for the skin and they are harmful to the environment too. But guess, what with proper precautions taken, this festival is as healthy as you can think. Here are the reasons why.

–          Playing Holi makes you summer ready

After a long, tiring and lazy winter that we all face, the singing and dancing at Holi makes us all summer ready. Our body loosens up a bit and we become more active after the celebrations.

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–          A colourful Holi protects you from diseases

You think colours are harmful to the skin, let’s give you a different perspective today. Playing with Holi colours and the fire that is burnt on Holika Dahan cleans the environment and protects us from various diseases.

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–          Get drenched in colourful selfies

This is the only day when the craziest and colourful selfie wins. Funny tongue out poses, quirky poses fill our social media profiles that day and honestly, we love them !

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–          Enjoy some toothsome Gujjiya

Without Gujjiya, Holi seems to be incomplete. Seeing the sight of Gujjiya right after playing Holi is blissful for all.

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–          Don’t need to dress-up for Holi

Holi is that festival for which you can wear any clothes without thinking twice. So dress as you like and you are Holi ready.

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–          Officially go crazy with friends and family

Getting permission from parents is a big task, but on this day you are officially allowed to go as crazy as possible be it with your friends or family.

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So Guys and girls, don’t miss playing Holi this year because it’s fun and guess what, healthy too ! 😀

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A Promise For A Healthy Lifestyle In 2019!

2018 has gone by, and we have taken a new step into the new pavilions of life- which means it’s time for us to pump up the New Year Goals! 😉

Eat Sleep Train Repeat could be the mantra of your life this year and especially if you’re looking to start 2019 in a new home. In the spirit of change and new beginnings, let’s promise yourself a secure, healthy, and fulfilling lifestyle in 2019 in your new home-

  1. Indulge in Yoga and Meditation

Practice yoga for centered wellness and relieving stress in an engaging and creative environment. It can be much more effective if your yoga deck is designed according to Vastu Shastra in order to attract more positivity.

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Yoga Centre at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Start your day with a whiff of freshness 

Walking and Jogging strengthens muscles and improves cardiovascular fitness. Taking a stroll or jog through a landscaped garden will turn out to be perfect to jiggle joggle those legs of yours and help you take the next step towards fitness and happiness.

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  1. Swim your worries away

It is said that swimming is an overall fitness activity which helps to maintain healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs, and tones muscles. There can be nothing cooler than having a swimming pool at your own stead. You can even take a few laps in the pool to stay active and fit the whole year.

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Swimming pool at Manglam’s Aananda
  1. Live the smart life with recreational facilities

A relaxing massage at the spa, a movie time, or a fulfilling coffee with friends is never a bad idea!

These things make all of us happy 🙂 Making time for these small things is not easy in a hectic life. Sometimes you have time but not the energy to go to a spa or to a movie.  Consider having your very own spa or miniplex, clubhouse where you can go and indulge yourself in all material comforts of an aesthetic living because mental wellness is equally important as physical wellness.

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Clubhouse at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Connect to sports amenities

Sports can help you reach your fitness goals to keep yourself relaxed and rejuvenated by experiencing a variety of games, which are great exercises for your brain as well. Start your day or end it with sports like playing Badminton, Tennis, Skating, Squash, Cricket, Basketball etc. Both indoor/outdoor field games help you stay active and fit.

 

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Indoor games at Manglam’s Aananda

 

  1. Keep your self Stress Free

Last but not least keep your self stress-free for a healthy life. Stress can come out from anywhere and for any reason. Eliminate all the factors that give you stress in your everyday living and find places where you can spend time in complete solace like somewhere near the surreal temple that will keep your vibes positive and enriched.

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About Manglam’s Aananda– Escalating stress levels involved in the daily lives lead people to choose to live in a place, where they can relax and rejuvenate after a stress full day and can prepare for a happy day ahead.

 

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Manglam’s Aananda 

 

A residential nest made as per the principles of  Vastu Shastra in the beautiful heritage city of Jaipur that has a perfect balance of the comforts of a metro city offering ease of life with world-class amenities, and abundance of nature where we can lead a perfect life is Manglam’s Aananda.

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With creature comforts like Yoga Deck, 5 Lac Sq ft Landscaped Garden, swimming pool, Indoor Games Room, Badminton and Tennis Court, Squash Court, Basketball, Cricket Pitch, Skating Rink cater all your workout needs.

 

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Badminton Court & Cricket Pitch at Manglam’s Aananda

 

In addition, it offers all sorts of attractive utility features like Multipurpose hall with pantry, a Gazebos with a surreal view, Temples, dedicated parking areas, wide roads and signage to guide you through the complex.

 

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Wide roads and dedicated parking space at Manglam’s Aananda

 

One of the main features of living at Manglam’s Aananda is tight security in the form of trained security personnel and security equipment like CCTV’s, boom barriers that ensure safety, thus providing an environment for your carefree living.

So in 2019, find a home in Jaipur that contributes to good health and well being of the members living there! 🙂

 

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5 Pool Places In Jaipur To Take A Dip This Summer

The bright summer days are finally here, and all the Jaipurites are looking for ways to beat the scorching heat. Whether you are chilling at home under the ACs or enjoying super chilled popsicles, but definitely nothing beats the relief of immersing under the crystal blue water to cool off!

So guys, either you want to learn some serious swimming strokes or just a splash in the pool, a swimming class helps in building strength, agility, and maintaining weight! We, at Jaipur Beat are sharing our 5 top picks for the best swimming classes in the Pink City.

  1. Jai Club

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Jai Club is well known amongst the elite crowd of Pink City offering highest level facilities to its club members as well as to the outsiders. The pool here is a semi-Olympic standard with an attached filtration plant and is usually crowded in the evenings. The club provides swimming classes for the young children as well, wherein efficiently trained coaches are available throughout the session.

Where:  Near Raj Mandir, MI Road 

  1. Rajasthan University Swimming Pool

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The University swimming pool complex is a great place to learn swimming. With a nominal fee structure for the students and outsiders, the facilities here are on par with that of any other place. The swimming pool is hygienic with the depth ranging from 3ft to 15ft. Various showers, lockers and separate changing rooms for men and women along with well-trained coaches, the pool here lives up to the international standards.

Where: J.L.N. Marg

  1. Kanoria College

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The women’s college- Kanoria is a reputed name amongst the Jaipurites. The college has great health club facilities only for females, which include a clean swimming pool with an automatic filtration plant. The center also provides a qualified female coach throughout the swimming class.

Where: Near Gandhi Circle, J.L.N. Marg

  1. Sawai Man Singh Stadium Swimming Pool

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One of the best and nominally priced swimming classes in Jaipur, SMS Stadium has two international sized swimming pools. The pools are functional throughout the year and have temperature control facilities to ensure the best standards. In order to swim here, you should be a seasoned trainer as the pool depth can reach over 15ft. Though, for the beginners, they do provide a proper training with the availability of safety coaches throughout the session.

Where: Jan Path, Jaipur Nagar Nigam, Lalkothi

  1. Ashta Sports Academy

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Picture Courtesy: Ashta Sports Academy

One of the more popular spots to swim, the pool at Ashta Sports academy is clean and well maintained and is Olympic sized. Apart from great trainers, you can also enjoy a host of other facilities, like towels and even swimming gear.

Where: Behind LBS College, Tilak Nagar

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Top 5 Fitness Centers in Jaipur

Healthy body harbours a healthy mind. Maintaining a healthy body doesn’t necessarily means working out for hours each day or go on crash diets. Instead, it takes dedication and discipline towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and regular physical activity.

In recent years, the growing work pressure and stress is taking a toll on the health and fitness of our Jaipurites. However, at the same rate, the growing concerns towards maintaining a lean physique has given rise to some of the best gyms and fitness chains in the city.

So, for all the fitness-freaks out there, this World Health Day we have decided to bring up the list of top 5 fitness centres in the Pink City.

  1. Big Apple Fitness Studio

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An innovative fitness chain started by the celebrity fitness trainer – Mr Ajay Singh, Big Apple Fitness Studio provides Pink City’s best fitness programs. Whether it is the popular cross-fit training, pilates or the outdoor workout competitions, the centre has a dedicated group of highly qualified fitness instructors ensuring all-round fitness to its members.

Apart, from their regular fitness programs, they also provide the unique Pre and Post Natal Workouts to the ‘to-be-mothers’. This exercise program at Big Apple Fitness Studio offers many physical and emotional benefits to the mothers as well as the baby.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Bani Park

  1. Anytime Fitness

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Located in the posh locality of C-Scheme and equipped with ultra-modern equipment, Anytime Fitness is favourite among the fitness crowd in Jaipur. Be it fitness, health or just lifestyle change, the fitness experts at Anytime Fitness strive to provide a tailor-made plan for each of their customers according to their unique needs.

The USP of Anytime Fitness lies in its affordable 24*7 membership plans. Yes, you read it right, they are always open! With some of the finest equipment, personal training programs, and certified nutrition counsellors, Anytime Fitness is an ideal place for those who seek fitness without any strings attached.

Location: C-Scheme, Raja Park, Malviya Nagar

  1. NUYU Health Club

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Amongst the biggest fitness centres in India, NUYU Health Club offers a variety of services to keep you addicted to your fitness regime. NUYU not only provides the option of gym, yoga, and spa but also has a dance studio as well as kickboxing and extreme strength training.

To keep your diet under control, it also has full-fledged cafe including certified dieticians that make custom diet plans in accordance with your lifestyle and body type. Also, with some of the best equipment available, NUYU Health Club provides well-trained instructors who use proven methodologies in providing you with the best results.

Location: Queens Road, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Gold’s Gym

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Undoubtedly, the best gym in Jaipur! Synonymous with the best in the fitness world, Gold’s Gym Jaipur’s unravelling success can be easily marked towards its finest equipment and well-knowledgeable fitness trainers that help clients achieve their fitness goals.

Whether your goal is to lose or gain weight, tone muscles, increase flexibility, build strength or improving cardiovascular health, you are sure to get a proper guidance from their efficient trainers.

Location: Malviya Nagar, Vaishali Nagar

  1. Talwalkars 

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Located at multiple locations in the city, Talwalkars is one of the most reputed fitness chains in the country. Talwalkars Jaipur is located at the 6 prime locations offering a gym, nutrition, and health counselling services along with a wide range of fitness and weight loss programs.

Their state-of-the-art facilities, hospitable staff, and passionate trainers keep you motivated throughout your fitness journey and leave you inspired after every visit.

Location: Raja Park, C-Scheme, Bani Park, Malviya Nagar, Nirman Nagar, Vaishali Nagar

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Fortis Brings The Best in Women Healthcare to Jaipur Through Fortis La Femme

Fortis La Femme expands its footprint in the most spectacular and culturally vibrant destination of the country, Jaipur also known as The Pink City. La Femme will provide mother and child healthcare services to Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur under a medical service arrangement.

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La Femme offers a comprehensive; tailor made, clinical and holistic care just for women; caring for their complete health and wellness needs in warm and nurturing spaces. It is designed to gift women medical care matching international standards through a pool of clinical specialists, superlative nursing, care and efficient hospital staff who are equipped to manage all patient needs with empathy and warmth.

Fortis La Femme Jaipur is a 30 bed unit within Fortis Escorts Jaipur with specialized departments of Obstetrics and High Risk Pregnancy, Minimal Access Gynecology Surgery, Neonatal Intensive Care (Tertiary Care Level 3 NICU),Skin Clinic and Dermatology.lf4The key driving force behind bringing in La Femme as an exclusive service provider is the singular enhanced focus on women’s health. From improved infrastructure to exemplary service & aesthetics with priority on patient privacy and clinical excellence will lead to a much enriched patient experience.

La Femme also takes pride in delivering its first patient through the water birthing procedure by Dr. Smita Vaid, Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dr.Satyen K Himrajani, Senior consultant Paediatrics and Neonatology along with a specialized team at La Femme. This was the 3rd water birth in the hospital.

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On occasion of the launch, Ms. Anika Parashar, COO, Fortis LaFemme said “At La Femme, our focus is to nurture and care for women at every stage of their life from birth, adolescence, motherhood to menopause by prioritizing clinical excellence and patient privacy in a discreet female environment, leading to a much improved patient experience. Our specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatology, Dermatology to holistic wellness through our unique Mamma Mia offering. We also cater to a strong need for women to have the support of specialty clinics for Adolescence, Menopause and Breast Surgery.”

La Femme visions to be a globally respected woman and child health care provider known for exemplary clinical & holistic wellness care.

 

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Mornings at Central Park

One can’t actually think of anything that is more enjoyable & refreshing than a nice early morning walk when the city is just beginning to wake up. We all know morning walk is good for us and that we should go for it but somehow it is easier to lay in bed. It took longer to actually get out of bed and do it but once you do, you felt simply astounding and motivated to keep it up in order to maintain the feeling of being so optimistic and alive.

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And to actually keep you enthused, an excellent place for walk is must. Being a Jaipurite, one knows well about an exceptional place to walk that is Central Park, which is the most popular park among walkers & Joggers, located almost in the centre of the city. As a walker I was impressed with Central park’s beauty and size, making it a wonderful place to enjoy a bit of relaxation where people can spend hours in the enthralling and imposing atmosphere. The beautiful 4.5 km walkway of the park fills one with rejuvenating freshness escaping the din & chaos of the surrounding city. A wonderful designed park, having intensely manicured grass land. Its vast stretch of seasonal plants with their enigmatic aroma makes any visitor spellbound.

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After an interesting strenuous walk, all those walkers who are coming to the park treat themselves & rehydrate with fresh & healthy juices like those of wheat grass, aloe Vera, bitter guard, guard tomato juices, feeling replenished again.
So get your butt up, wash your face, dress up, wear comfy shoes come & explore all that nature has to offer early in the morning.

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Refreshing ‘Wonder Drink’ for Hot Summers!

This summer to beat the heat just sip refreshing coconut water to rehydrate your body naturally. The juicy water from a tender, green, healthy, and undamaged coconut, is one of the nature’s most refreshing drinks consumed  for its nutritious and health benefits. It not only acts as a natural diuretic for your heart, liver and kidney disorders but also washes out toxins from your skin and body.

And the best part is there are no known side effects !!

The liquid inside a young coconut is plentiful, sweet, and nourishing.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER

  • Dehydration: Coconut water is a very refreshing drink, especially during summers to beat tropical summer thirst and replenish hydration levels in the body.
  • Diarrhea: Coconut water has been generally offered to patients with diarrhea. Coconut water contains a very good amount of electrolyte potassium.
  • Digestion: Coconut water helps in digestion and metabolism. It is also an immunity booster.
  • Urinary disorders: The coconut water is helpful in curing problems of urinary disorders.
  • Toxins: Drinking coconut water washes out toxins from human body. It acts as a natural diuretic in heart, liver and kidney disorders.
  • Kidney stones: Coconut water helps in eliminating kidney stones.
  • Virus: Helps your body in fighting viruses that cause the flu, herpes, and AIDS
  • Cancer: Helps keep the pH balance in check, thereby reducing the risk of cancer
  • Cardiovascular health: According to researchers, people with high blood pressure usually have low potassium levels. Therefore, drinking coconut water can be quite effective at regulating blood pressure. Coconut water can help in maintaining good cardiovascular health.
  • Weight Loss: Coconut water is a natural electrolyte and isotonic beverage which help increase the body’s metabolism. Therefore, it can greatly help people who are struggling with weight issues.
  • Cholera: Tender coconut water is very useful in cholera. Give eight to 12 ounces of coconut water mixed with a teaspoonful of fresh limejuice to the patient.

Coconut Water for Skin

  • Coconut water fades off pimple marks. Dab on a cotton ball and use it three times a day.
  • For people suffering from chicken pox drinking and dabbing coconut water on the boils offers relief.
  • Coconut water is used as a natural medicine to re-hydrate the body and to have a glowing and flawless skin
  • If you have blackheads and other types of acne then you can also use coconut water as a mask. If you don’t want the coconut water to rest on your face then you can simply wash your face with it.
Best of all, it is:
  • 99% fat free
  • Cholesterol and gluten free
  • Low in carbohydrates
  • Rich in antioxidants, potassium and B-group vitamins
  • Safe for children and pregnant/breast feeding women

Use a strong, sharp knife to whack off the top of the coconut, poke a hole in the top, and insert a straw. You’ll be surprised at just how much thirst-quenching, delightfully sweet liquid is inside.

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Swine Flu Alert : Its Symptoms and Precautions

Swine Flu, an epidemic or communicable disease has again hit the city. Considering the concern of the issue, schools of the city are now on high alert and are in full swing to prevent its spread. Some have started counseling parents and students while others have stopped morning prayers and are keeping a vigil on the health of students. School students especially of the primary section are highly vulnerable to H1N1 virus. The fear among the people against this epidemic has increased the demand of  Swine Flu Vaccinations.

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As the cases of Swine Flu are now on rise, there are ways that will help you to determine if the person is suffering from this deadly virus.

Symptoms :

  • fever – 100 degrees F or above
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhoea or stomach upset
  • Cough and sneezing
  • Soar Throat
  • Aching muscles and joints
  • Weakness and fatigue

**If you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms then you must visit a doctor immediately.

As we all know that “Prevention is always better than cure”, there are certain measures that can prevent you from this pandemic virus.

Precautions :

  • You can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza by covering your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after cough or sneeze.
  • Wash the vegetables and fruits properly before cooking and eating respectively.
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day to flush toxins from your system and maintain good moisture and mucous production in your sinuses.
  • Stay home from work or school if you are sick.
  • Wear surgical masks when ever you visit any crowded place like market, malls, hospitals etc.

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The number of cases of this life threatening disease is continuously increasing. Try to adopt more hygienic habits which will keep you away from this communicable virus.

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe !!