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Good night's sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Your sleep can affect other areas of your life like how you feel during the day, how active you are, your studies, career, relationships etc.

People should wake up every morning feeling refreshed and energetic without the need of an alarm clock. This may be possible if you have a good healthy sleep at night.

Below are some tips for better sleep:


1. Have a regular bed that is comfortable. Also maintain regular schedule for sleeping and waking up, even on weekends. Try going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time every day. Maintaining this time schedule is very important. This helps in overcoming sleep problems.

2. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable, cool relaxing.

3. Finish your dinner atleast 2-3 hours before sleeping.

4. Avoid nicotine, caffeine and other stimulants which can be found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, cigarettes, chocolate etc.

5. Regular exercise can help in maintaining good health and can also be useful for good sleep. But remember to finish your workout atleast a few hours before your bedtime.

6. Try to go to bed only when you are sleepy. This avoids that time you often spend trying to sleep but failing to do so.

7. Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature, neither too hot nor too cold.

8. Don't worry unnecessarily if you feel you are not getting enough sleep, as it might make matters worse. If you have the habit of waking up in the middle of the night and looking at your clock, it is advisable to turn away the clock from your eyes so that you have to turn it back in order to see the time and you may decide not to go through that trouble and might soon overcome this habit.

9. If you cannot sleep for 15-20 minutes then get out of bed and do something else. Return to bed only when you feel reall sleepy. Repeat this as many times as necessary during the night.

10. Nutritional food like green vegetables and fresh fruits can help in improving the quality of your sleep.

11. An old-fashioned remedy is to take two teaspoons of cider vinegar with two teaspoons of honey in a glass of warm water.

12. Footbaths in lukewarm water can help in inducing sleep.

13. While lying in bed you can visualize various parts of your body relaxing.

14. Free your mind from worries as they can prevent you from having a restful sleep. Leave office work at office, do not spend more than 3-5 minutes thinking about the day's problems while you are in bed, avoid having arguments with somebody in the evenings as they can interfere with your sleep at night. If you have a long list of things to do and your mind is constantly thinking about them then one of the best ways to free up your mind is to write down each important task on a piece of paper, next to each task you may write down a future date and time when you want to deal with it. Writing them down will help in uncluttering your mind so that you can now peacefully go to sleep.

Some tips to help you feel fresh and energetic during


1. If you have problems getting up from bed in morning, then try this simple technique to fully awaken yourself. Just go into direct sunlight and stay there for 2 minutes. When we are in darkness, our body produces hormones which make us feely sleepy. This sleepiness can be overcome by exposing our bodies to bright light, specially sunlight. You should feel wide awake and fresh now.

2. While getting up in the morning, do not jump out of your bed. Instead take your time - adjust your clothes, stretch your body and ease out of bed rather than hurrying. Drink a glass of water to get your system going again.

3. Take short naps during the day to help you remain energetic. You may avoid sleeping for longer hours during day, but take short naps ranging from 10-30 minutes as these naps will help in recovering lost energy and keeping you fresh all day long. Research has proved the benefits of short naps and many busy people have been known to take naps during the day - among them being Thomas A. Edison, Mark Twain etc.

Tips for people who work in Night Shifts:

1. Use room darkening shades or curtains if you are sleeping during daytime.
2. Use fan to block out outside noises.
3. Try to take regular meals and balanced diet.
4. Walking, jogging, swimming etc. can help in making you stay alert and enjoy healthy sleep.
5. Avoid late night caffeine.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended to be medical advice. If you suspect that you have a sleep disorder then it is advicable to seek professional help.

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All of us must have heard the proverb:
"Winners never quit and quitters never win".

Time and again, we have seen the value of persistence in the lives
of succesful people in whatever field they were, whether in
business, politics, sports etc.

But there may be a lot many men and women who persisted in trying to achieve something yet they failed. You may be among them, you may have been trying to achieve something from many years and still have not succeeded.

So what is the difference between people who persist and finally
succeed and people who fail despite persisting tirelessly??

There is a very important difference. Read on.

People who persist and still fail in achieving their desired goals,
are usually those who keep on doing the same thing again and again
and yet expect a different result.

Persistence is not about repeating the same thing over and over and
hoping for a different result each time. It is stupidity, not
persistence. Such persistence is misguided and not likely to help

People who tasted success are usually those who learn from their
mistakes, change their approach, try new things and keep trying new
things till they are able to finally achieve their desired result.
Such people are open-minded, willing to learn, try new approaches
and don't assume they know everything.

Thomas A. Edison seems to have failed 10,000 times before finally
inventing the light bulb. Now each time he failed, he tried another
experiment and kept on doing it. He didnt repeat the same experiment
10,000 times hoping for a favorable result. If he had done that,
then most likely the light bulb would not have been invented, not by
him atleast.

So remember the following points while pursuing your goals:

1. Be persistent.
2. Try another approach if the earlier one didn't work.
3. Keep and open mind and be willing to learn, specially from your
mistakes. Do not assume that you know everything.
4. Do not think that you have tried all possible approaches. You may
have tried all approaches that you are aware of, but there may be
things that you don't currently know. So focus on finding newer

If you do the above, then you are giving your mind strong signals
that you are determined to achieve your goal. Your mind no longer
has any excuses. This is the kind of persistence that we need.

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There is a common complaint among students that they cannot get themselves interested in a subject. They have to force themselves to study, which can be bad because they will lack the interest and concentration.

There are certain ways by which you can gain interest in a subject, thereby eliminating the drudgery associated with it.I will provide you with some tips which can help to make the subject you are studying more interesting. Even though applying the techniques I am about to present may take some effort, the result will be that you may develop new found interest in any particular subject.

Since the article is long, I will not post it here. Instead you can read about it in my other  blog by clicking the below links:

Here is the link to my blog: http://www.simple-fix.blogspot.com

Here is the link to this particular article in my blog:


You can leave your feedback and comments there. Thank you.


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Do you want to know about a technique which can help you in learning things faster and better? You can use the "teaching technique" in order to learn better.

When you read something, or whenever you are trying to learn about any topic or subject, you can get a better grasp of the subject by teaching it to somebody.

The Technique:

Whatever you have read and understood, try teaching it to somebody, that will help to make the subject more clear in your own mind. For example - you have been reading a chapter in physics, after reading for half an hour, you can close down the book and then teach what you have learnt to somebody else which will make the subject more clear in your own mind.

Now lets say that you are in the middle of reading some important topic, and you want the topic to be firmly driven in your brain by teaching it to somebody, but the problem is that there is nobody interested to whom you can teach the subject. What would you do in such a scenario - would you go out on the street and catch hold of somebody and force him or her to listen to you??

Well.. I certainly do not recommend that, but you can add a little twist to this technique. If there is no one present who is willing to listen to your lecture then instead of teaching to humans you can try  teaching to your pet cat, or teach to the door, the curtains, the wall, the book in front of you, try teaching to your computer screen. Speak out loud on the subject, make gestures as if you are really teaching. You can also imagine that you are a teacher and teaching to a large group of interested students.

Does this all sound very silly to you? Remember that the important thing is not whom you are teaching to, the important thing is to go through the motions of teaching. Keep doing it even though you may find it silly in the beginning.

Advantages of the technique:

 What happens when you go through the motions of teaching? Here are the benefits of using this "teaching technique":

1. You repeat what you have just learnt which helps in remembering the information.

2. You try to put the information in your own words which will help in clearing up any confusions that you might have on the subject, the subject matter will become more firmly etched in your mind.

3. You may also notice that there are some points which you did not understand as perfectly as you thought you did. You can note down which points you did not fully understand, then re-read about those points to get better understanding.

4. You will be organising the information you just studied in your head.

5. While teaching you may get new thoughts and ideas on the subject. If that happens stop the teaching for a few moments and note down the ideas that have come to you.

So you see, it does not matter whom you are teaching to - whether it is to humans, animals or to the walls of your house - just going through the motions of teaching, trying to explain the subject as clearly as possible in your own words - will help you in grasping the information more firmly and also helps in remembering it.


 If you feel silly or embarrassed doing this technique, you may try the following alternatives :

1. Instead of actually getting up and teaching, just imagine doing it in your mind.

2. Instead of teaching, you can also try and write down what you have learnt in an organized manner as if you are trying to write a chapter on the subject which you have just studied.


Hope all readers of this blog find the technique useful, and get max benefit out of it. I started this blog with the intention of writing only health tips, but now I am adding other useful tips which can help all of us to improve in any area of our daily life like education, social life, confidence, intelligence etc.

In my next post, I will write tips on how to become interested in any subject as it is a common complaint among students that they are not interested in subjects which they have to study.

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Here is an almost-forgotten art, one that, with the advent of electronic calculators, will likely survive to the twenty-first century only on paper and in the memories of oldsters.

What is the number you want to find the square root of? Here's one we'll use:


First, divide the number to be square-rooted into pairs of digits, starting at the decimal point. That is, no digit pair should straddle a decimal point. (For example, split 1225 into "12 25" rather than "1 22 5"; 6.5536 into "6. 55 36" rather than"6.5 53 6".)

Then you can put some lines over each digit pair, and a bar to the left, somewhat as in long division.

     +--- ---- ----
     | 4   66   56

Find the largest number whose square is less than or equal to the leading digit pair. In this case, the leading digit pair is 4; the largest number whose square is less than or equal to 4 is 2.

Put that number on the left side, *and* above the first digit pair.

     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56

Now square that number, and subtract from the leading digit pair.

     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56

Extend the left bracket; multiply the last (and only) digit of the left-hand number by 2, put it to the left of the difference you just calculated, and leave a decimal place next to it.

     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 4_  | 0

Then bring down the next digit pair and put it to the right of the difference.

     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 4_  | 0   66

Find the largest number to put in this blank decimal place such that that number, times the number already there plus the decimal place, will be less than the current difference. For example, see if 1 * 41 is <= 66, then 2*42, etc. In this case it's a 1. Put this number in the blank you left, and in the next decimal place on the result row on the top.

       2    1
     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 41  | 0   66

Now subtract the product you just found.

       2    1
     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 41  | 0   66
     |-    41

Now, repeat as before: Double the last digit on the left; bring down the next digit pair on the right; find the largest next result digit; subtract.

       2    1
     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 41  | 0   66
     |-    41
42_        25   56

           (426 * 6 = 2556)

       2    1    6
     +--- ---- ----
  2  | 4   66   56
 41  | 0   66
     |-    41
426  |     25   56
     |-    25   56

When the difference is zero, you have an exact square root and you're done. Otherwise, you can keep finding more decimal places for as long as you want.

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Home Remdies for various illnesses:

Acne and pimples:

1. Try toothpaste. The chemicals in the toothpaste that are used for scrubbing your teeth can help in getting rid of pimples overnight.
2. You can also try lemon juice. Wash you face with warm water later, after applying lemon juice.

3. Another home remedy for pimples and acne : boil 3 teaspoons of basil leaves in 1 cup water and applying it to the affected areas with a cotton ball.


Bags under Eyes:

Mix 1 teaspoon of tomato juice with a pinch of turmeric powder, half a teaspoon lemon juice and a teaspoon of flour. It will make a paste. Apply around your eyes for 10 minutes and then wash off.


Instant Energizer:

Would you like an immediate burst of energy at the end of a long and tiring day at office? Well, here is a simple solution to get the much needed energy:
Drink a mixture of grape and lemon juices in equal quantity and watch the feeling of tiredness go away.


Common Cold:

1. Vitamin C can be very effective for reducing the severity of cold. You can get Vitamin C through consumption of citrus fruits. You can also get Vitamin C from Rose Leaves. You read it right - you can eat rose petals and leaves in order to get Vitamin C. Make sure that you wash them properly before eating them.

2. Lemon: Lemon is rich in Vitamin C, it increases body resistance and reduces toxicity. One lemon diluted in warm water and add a table spoon of honey. Take it once or twice daily if you are suffering from common cold.

3. Turmeric: Half a teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder mixed in 30 ml of warm milk, taken 2-3 times a day can be effective for cold and throat irritations.

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Some Easy Treatments for Cough:

1. Grape Juice, if taken with honey can be very good for getting rid of cough.

2. Fill one cut lemon with black pepper powder and salt, then suck it to reduce cough.

3. Almonds are very good for dry cough. Soak them in water for some time, then make a fine paste with 20 gram of butter and sugar after removing the brown skin from the almonds. Take this paste twice a day - once in morning and once in evening.

4. Spinach juice can be effective for dry cough. It can be diluted with water. It may be helpful to gargle the mouth with warm spinach juice.

5. Basil(tulsi), mixed with aniseed (saunf) and black pepper should be taken 2-3 times in a day.

6. Drink warm carrot juice, it may provide relief from cough and improve the general health of the patient.


When should you call the doctor?

If you had cough for more than 3-5 days, it may be chronic. Chronic means that this may last for a long time. The following can help you decide if you need to see your doctor:

>>> If you are coughing blood

>>> If you are wheezing (making up a whistling sound while breathing in)

>>> Have a high temperature along with cough

>>> If you frequently face this problem of coughing every few days.


Smoking may cause cough that does not go away easily. In such cases you need to stop smoking. Various methods to help you quit smoking are: nicotine patches, gum, nasal spray etc. You can seek professional help to quit this habit.

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Winter has started in Hyderabad, and it will last till February. Winter time means many of us may get affected by cold or flu.

You can see a lot of people coughing, sneezing - being affected by the cold. It is a common sight during this season, so I am presenting below some information in order to prevent from catching the flu.


Influenza, commonly called as flu is a viral disease which affects the respiratory system.

Difference between flu and common cold:

1. The common cold develops gradually over several days and can start with a scratchy throat, sneezing, which can further lead to
congestion. Whereas, flu generally starts abruptly with headache and other body aches. There may also be feeling of being exhausted and fatigued.

2. The fever accompanying common cold may be mild, while in flu the fever is usually high.

3. The cough in common cold is generally hacking and can be moist because of congestion in the chest. The cough during flu is usually dry and hacking, and can last till all other symptoms of flu have

4. Flu affects the whole body, while common cold may generally affect only the upper body.

Typical Symptoms of flu:

Rapid and intense fever, headache, dry
cough, sore throat, chills, eye pain, sneezing, running nose, tiredness, depression, weakness, muscle aches fatigues etc. The symptoms generally last for a few days, but sometimes can stretch upto even weeks.

Flu Risks:

Some people have a higher risk of flu complications, like pneumonia. For most people the flu goes away in a week or two, but some can get very sick because of it. Those groups include:

>> babies and kids under age 5
>> people older than 65
>> adults and kids who have health problems, such as diabetes and asthma
>> women who are or will be pregnant during the flu season

Prevention tips:

To prevent flu, we need to keep our immune system strong by eating vegetables, fruits, whole food, drinking plenty of
water, avoid smoking, alcohol and stress.

If you catch flu, then try the following suggestions:
a. keep warm,
b. lots of bed rest in a well ventilated room,
c. consume warm fluids like chicken soup, or other soups etc.
d. drink plenty of water,
e. take foods that boost your immune system like Vitamin C,vitamin E, grape extracts,echinacea etc.
f. Gargle with salt water to temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. (1/2 teaspoon of saltwater with an 8-ounce glass of warm water).

>>The best way is to keep yourself healthy so that it is easy to avoid colds and the flu in the first place.
>> Make a serious effort to manage stress because stress lowers your immunity making you more prone to diseases and illness.


Hope the above information will be useful to you. Although the above suggestions may not guarentee that you will be protected from flu, but they should be helpful in making you prepared to deal with them and avoid them.


Pass on this useful information to others too. Pls give me your valuable comments so that I can keep improving this blog for your benefit. All the best.

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Easy Tips to Get Rid of Headaches:

Now whatever is the cause or whatever be the nature of the headache, most headaches are preventable. 

Follow the tips given below and you will be amazed to find that the prevention is actually in your hands.



Do not read when you are lying down. The lying down posture is clearly not the best position to read. It is a very common thing for a person to flop down on the bed with a book and read it while lying down. In fact, many people make it a habit to read for a few minutes before going to sleep. Let us say it once and for all; it is not good to read while you are lying down.

2. While reading, do not hold the book too close to your eyes. This is some thing that happens when you lie down to read. The book tends to move closer to your eyes than intended. This is something that is bad for your eyes. Your eye muscles have to strain a lot in order to focus on nearer objects. The book should ideally be at the level of your chest.

Do not hold it too far away either. Holding the book too far away is just as bad as holding the book too close.

3. Eat plenty of carrots; they are good for your eyes. Carrots are the best things that nature has to offer for eye sight so go ahead and gorge on them. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is the vitamin required for proper eye sight.


4. If you feel that your eyes are under strain, take a break. The best relaxation for your eyes is staring at a distant object or just keeping them closed. Your eyes will give you signs when they are under strain. You will find that you are getting tired sooner, your eyes may start to water or you might notice that you have to squint your eyes in order to get a better view.

5. Try to blink deliberately while working on the computer. When you work on the computer there is an increased tendency to stare unblinkingly at the monitor. This especially true if you are playing an exciting game. In such cases you should make a conscious effort to blink your eyes.

If you do not blink your eyes, they will become dry, they will hurt and this will ultimately precipitate as a headache. It is when you blink that your eyelids wash your eyeballs with the tear secretions. Your eyeballs must be moist always so remember to blink your eyes even if you are deeply engrossed in something interesting.


6. Breathing exercises help you breathe better and release the toxins in your brain. The human body takes in a lot of toxic substances, both through the air and through food and drink. Apart from this, various toxins are also released in the body as a result of the various processes that are going on. These toxins have to be released on a continuous basis or else they will accumulate in the body with serious results.

One of the best ways of releasing these toxins is by means of exhaling while breathing. One funny fact is that most of do not breathe properly. With each breath that we take, we take in oxygen. This oxygen is carried by the blood to every cell of the body and every cell must indeed get enough oxygen not just to survive but to remain healthy as well. So it is imperative that we make an honest attempt to breathe properly. But first of course we have to make sure that we are breathing in unpolluted air. The time best for breathing exercises is early in the morning when the air is comparatively unpolluted.


7. Try to get a good night

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Today's Topic is Easy tips for eating and drinking:

1. Start ur day with a few gulps of cold water. Just gulp down some water before having anything and see the difference. This should help in improving your metabolism rate.

2. Do not eat in a hurry, instead take time to chew ur food slowly.This will help to improve ur digestion, and will also help in preventing over-eating problem which is so common nowadays. So u see u can easily curb the habit of over-eating by following this practise of chewing ur food more thoroughly.

One more advantage is u can enjoy the taste of the food more by eating slowly. So all the best and happy chewing.

3. While dirinking water, drink only when u are thirsty and not before it. It may seem to be common sense but sometimes we need advice on common sense things too. Drinking too much water even if u are not thirsty may result in a condition called "hyponatremia" - which is another name for over-hydration of the body. This can result in nausea, disorientation and muscle weakness. In the worst cases it can lead to coma or even death.


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Welcome to my easy-health blog,


I have created this blog with one purpose, that is to provide you with tips and techniques for improving your health and personal development. But there is a difference....

I will attempt that all health and personal development tips provided here are simple and easy to follow which each of us can do easily. That is my main aim.


You may ask me why I want to provide only easy health tips. Well.. my answer is that I am quite a lazy person and most of the times I do not consistently do something which I am required to do. So many times I have started off something and left it in the middle just because I didn't feel like carrying on with it. I think the same case is with many people. Everytime on New Year's eve many people make resolutions but fail to keep up their resolutions. So I think the majority of us dump any activity at the first sight of difficulty, even if that activity is helpful for us.

One way to overcome this problem is to follow those things which are easy to do, so that we can keep up with them. That is why I am attempting to research and bring you such tips which should be easy for you to follow and implement.

Initially my goal is to make a few posts each week. Later on I plan to increase the frequency of posting. I am also planning to introduce some incentives and rewards to my site visitors soon.

So all the best to your health , and keep on checking here.

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