Travel in general can be stressful for the human body. And air travel is no different. In fact it can be quite a challenge to stay healthy at 35,000 feet! We at Kritam have compiled this list of 5 problems you may face and tips......

Recognizing and Preventing Occupational Disease Hard work never killed anybody, or so we would like to believe. The problem is not the work, rather the working conditions. Occupational diseases are illnesses caused by unsafe working conditions. Other factors involved are unreasonable work hours, salaries, employee......

Hypertension, Stroke, Obesity, Depression, and a host of other lifestyle diseases all have one contributing factor in common – stress! The antidote to stress is mindfulness. Mindfulness is exercise for the mind. No matter how many varied descriptions and definitions there are, being ‘mindful’ means......

The latest in the health craze doing the rounds is going ‘gluten-free’. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It helps foods such as cereal, bread, and pasta, to hold their shape. It does this by trapping carbon dioxide during fermentation. This......

No. It’s not a typo. We are talking about PREbiotic rich foods. Prebiotic Fibers are the non-digestible parts of food. It may appear contradictory that something that is not digested can help maintain healthy digestion. It’s not. This is how it happens. When undigested prebiotic......

Medical science never seems to agree. At one point carbs were good for us, now we stay as far away as possible from them. The constant influx of new knowledge and research makes us question our dietary beliefs. Some feel overwhelmed with this information overload.......

PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a fairly common condition in women between the ages of 15 to 44 approximately. PCOS affects a woman’s hormone levels. Nobody knows what exactly causes it but we do know how to deal with some of its effects. One......

The short answer is willpower. But anyone who has tried to lose weight knows that it is easier said than done. Willpower needs a nudge every once in a while. We at Kritam are here to give you a few tips on how to activate......

Blood pressure is the force with which your heart pumps blood into the arteries. When this is high, it puts pressure on the walls of your arteries and this condition of hypertension can be life threatening. However, with a few lifestyle changes it is possible......

Being skinny is tough. Nobody really thinks you have a problem and most health plans are aimed at losing weight as opposed to putting it on. Being underweight is a concern and Kritam is here to help you tackle it in a healthy manner. To......

If you are in favour of healthier options and you are the type who picks brown bread over white, then you must learn about the benefits of whole grains & introduce them in your diet. Choosing whole grains over refined grains can help in weight......

We visit the gym, watch our diets, do yoga and have annual health check-ups. Yet the one doctor we forget to visit is the nutritionist. And in today’s day and age we can’t afford to do that. What you eat is responsible for how you......

Stress and lack of physical activity are top health issues faced by working people today. Research shows that insufficient physical activity, poor nutrition and inadequate sleep can eventually lead to serious life-threatening illnesses such as heart attacks, kidney disease, and cancer. For me, and probably......

Most health conditions catch us unaware. Sometimes by the time we learn about them it’s too late to change their course. Prediabetes however, is one condition that serves as a warning. Caught in time, this condition allows us to be in better control of our......

A major part of a person’s day is spent at work. Add up the hours and years and it points to a major part of their lives being spent in office. Most of this time is spent seated, in front of a screen. Sitting for......

Whether you are visiting a doctor for the first time or visiting a doctor you have seen for years, it is always good to be prepared for your appointment in order to make the most of it. Here are a few tips on preparing for......

Everybody reacts differently to the news. There is no right or wrong way. Some people are in shock, others panic and some go into depression. It’s hard for anyone to hear that they now have to live with a chronic condition. We’ve put together a......

Living with and managing Type 2 diabetes is a big change in anybody’s life. It involves being more careful with things like your diet and exercise. In the long-run a lot of good can come of it. People who have learned to manage their diabetes......

Hereditary vs Environment, Nature vs Nurture, Genetics vs Lifestyle? The debate is age old. Often the consensus is that the interaction between genes and the environment is what is responsible for the way we are. However, to what degree each is responsible, is where the......

Diabetes occurs when your body does not produce enough insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps convert sugar from your food into energy. When the body lacks insulin, the sugar accumulates in the blood and causes health issues. This is the basis for both Type......

‘Hit the gym!’ or ‘Go on a diet’ are the usual responses to the question of how to lose weight. And they are not wrong. However, we do tend to forget about one of the most underrated forms of exercise – walking! This free, easy......

It’s disheartening when you work out all the time and it doesn’t seem to translate on the scales. So here is a guide to get the maximum results in the minimum amount of time. You don’t need to double your workout sessions or starve yourself......

Starve yourself, exercise like a maniac, guilt yourself in front of a mirror, and binge on green tea or peppermint water. There are a million and one ways to lose weight and everybody has their own opinions on how to go about it. Often people......

Despite its cute nicknames, the Buddha belly, beer belly, spare tire or love handle isn’t really cute. In fact belly fat is actually quite dangerous! Belly fat is also known as visceral fat. Visceral refers to viscera or internal organs. This fat makes its way......

So, you need to lose weight. Whether it’s because the doctor has ordered it or because you can’t fit into your favourite pants, either way you just can’t seem to do it! No matter how hard you try it seems impossible to resist that tempting......

Does the thought of going to the gym, make you sit back even more comfortably in your couch? Or does the thought of eating diet food, just make you binge more on junk food? Well there’s good news for you. Here are a few easy......

Most jobs today require people to work in front of a computer. At first glance, this appears less dangerous and strenuous than field work and physical exertion. However, studies have shown that these jobs can be extremely detrimental to our health in the long run.......

Office-goers don’t have it easy. They spend the entire day dealing with the stresses of deadlines, bad bosses and politically-motivated colleagues. To make matters worse, they sit through most of this! So, their bodies are not in the best condition to handle these situations. Given......

Health is wealth, or so we’ve been told. Yet it’s easy for us to slip into daily routines of sitting for long hours in front of a computer and not getting any exercise. It’s also increasingly common to allow our children to spend their free......

Diseases can kill. But more importantly, they can prolong suffering. Anybody who has witnessed some form of illness with a loved one understands suffering. Some of us have gone through major diseases with our loved ones, such as cancer or heart problems. Others have seen......

Medical science is in its prime. Organs work better with the help of machines, limbs are artificially replaced and a large number of communicable diseases can be controlled. So why is it that despite these scientific advances there are still a large number of people......

My neighbors, Lalits’ (Name Changed) were a worried couple. Apparently their children were victims of obesity. To add more fuel to the fire one of their child started having academic problems in school. To fill in for you, my neighbors are a family of four......

What’s that? Kritam is a Lifestyle modification journey that engages one to harness healthy habits for a healthier and happier Life. The transformation is achieved through a series of interesting in-clinic consultations along with innovative and tempting ‘kritis’ (actions) to be performed at your convenience,......