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1 year ago Health

5 Best exercises to get rid of double chin

Even if we don’t admit it but we all in our heart of hearts hates that bulging double chin staring at us from under the chin, teasing us, and saying “I’ll never leave you”! We all crave for the perfect face cut and a well defined jaw-line which is ruined by the nasty double chin. Now, it can be genetic or due to some medical condition as well, so get that cleared up first and if it’s the stubborn fat sitting around shamelessly, well, we need to get rid of it ASAP!

Here are 5 best exercises to get rid of the double chin fast!

Number 1 – Get the tongue out

  • Look straight and stick your tongue out as far as you can.
  • Lift your tongue upwards towards the nose.
  • Hold this pose for 10 seconds and release.


Number 2 – Jaw jut to the rescue

  • Firstly, tilt your head back and look up.
  • Push your lower jaw forward so as to feel a stretch under the chin.
  • Hold the jaw jut for 10 seconds.
  • Relax your jaw and return your head to a neutral position.


Number 3 – The ceiling kiss

  • Tilt your head back and look up at the ceiling.
  • Start as if kissing the ceiling to stretch the area beneath your chin.
  • Stop it and bring your head back to its normal position.


Number 4 – Get the neck rollin’

  • While standing, drop your chin forward to your chest.
  • Slowly rotate your head to the right and hold it for 5 seconds.
  • Slowly rotate your head back down so that your chin is to your chest.
  • Continue to rotate your head to the left and hold it for 5 seconds
  • Repeat this for a minute.


Number 5 – Stretch it out

  • Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
  • Press your tongue against the roof of your mouth.
  • Hold for 5 to 10 seconds and release.

2 years ago Health , LifeStyle

Quality of life

When we talk about something that will improve our quality of life, it implies that something which will increase the sense of satisfaction of well being. This is a condition resulting from combination of the effects of  complete range of factors such as those determining health, happiness, education, social and intellectual attainment, freedom of action, justice and freedom of expression. This is a composite measure of physical, mental and social well being as perceived by individual or a group of individuals.

There are three indices of quality of life – happiness, psychological well being, and life satisfaction.

quality of life

Happiness is a mental state or condition that occurs when one’s subjective desires and aspirations are relatively met. Psychologists consider it as the ratio of material consumption and desire. Happiness, not only refer to material well being, but is also concerned with personal judgments in economic matter, family considerations and health. Life is considered as happy when it is more meaningful and purposeful.


Psychological well being is one’s own perception about their everyday life activities. Such feeling may range from negative mental state to positive outlook.


self satisfection Quality of lifeLife satisfaction is the degree to which one reports satisfaction with the salient features of one’s life and space. It refers to the judgmental processes in which the individual assesses the quality of life on his unique set criteria. This is individual’s subjective evaluation of the degree to which his or her most important goal, wishes and needs have been fulfilled.

The above three concepts are inter-related. Life satisfaction generates a feeling of well being which in turn produces happiness.

There are a number of factors which influence the quality of life.

Demographic factors like age, sex and socio-economic status are known to affect the quality of life.

Personal variables like education, health, home environment, occupation, recreation also influence the same.

Social variables like interpersonal relations, neighborhood and strength of civic agencies too decide the quality of life.


2 years ago FirstAidPlus , Health

Health or illness lies in our mind

The simplest definition of ill health is that it is opposite of health i.e. it refers to any deviation from normal functioning or the state of complete mental, physical and social well being.

Disease, ill-health, illness and sickness need to be differentiated as they don’t imply the same meaning.

The term ill health refers to diseased condition that prevents an individual’s optimal physical, mental and social well being and functioning.

The term disease primarily refers to physiological dysfunctioning, though, these days, the term has been expanded to include within its purview, psychological dysfunctioning as well.

The term illness is a subjective state of a person who feels aware of not being well. Thus, it refers to not only the presence of a specific disease, but also to individual’s perception and behavior in response to the disease as well as the impact of the disease on the psycho-social environment.

Sickness is a state of social dysfunctioning i.e. it is a role that a person assumes when ill. It is therefore quiet possible to be victim of disease without feeling ill and to be ill without having any physical impairment.

This feeling of illness depends upon a number of personality variables like pessimistic outlook, jealousy, hostility, insecurity, lack of self control, inferiority complex, suspiciousness tendency etc.

In recent years, the term lifestyle diseases have been coined to refer to the disorders that are caused by many health damaging personal habits. Psychologists have identified a number of behavioral risk factors that increases the chance of illness. These include overeating, lack of exercise, unsafe sexual practices, drug and alcohol abuse, violence etc. Cognitive variables like attitude, beliefs and value system too play an important role in determining sickness. Interpersonal relationships, neighborhood and person’s socio-economic status are also the major determinants of this psychological state.

Mind power is the main antibody against any disease which needs to be nurtured in a fashion, so as to give an individual , an ultimate state of fitness.

2 years ago Health , LifeStyle

Understanding health…!

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. It is not merely absence of disease or infirmity.

Health has three dimensions- Mental; Physical: and social.

Health is a condition that allows us to adjust well in our environment and derive maximum benefit from it and use that benefit for his/her psychological well being.

Positive health refers to the perfect functioning of body and mind. It conceptualizes health biologically as a state in which every cell and every organ is functioning in optimal capacity and in harmony with the rest of body.

Psychologically, it is a state in which, the individual feels a sense of perfect well being and a mastery over his environment.

Social health is a state in which individual’s capacity for participation in social system are optimal.

This concept of positive health is a mirage as man will never be able to adapt so perfectly with his environment.

Environment around us changes and to adapt to the changes, one needs new coping skills. To develop those coping skills, one needs time. Therefore, every change in the environment would definitely result in a period of struggle, before it is finally overcome. Hence, to remain in a state of positive health or for that matter, to achieve it, is a near impossibility.

A person who is able to express his genetic heritage completely can be regarded as positively healthy individual. However, this goal is not easy because it requires that the individual has a relationship with the environment which is very healthy and also that he has the awareness to detect and know his potential so that he can transform his genetic potential into phenotypic reality.

To conclude, a healthy person is one who has an optimistic mindset. He is aware of his potentialities. He should not have an absolutistic thinking. They behave in a proactive manner rather than reactive way. They are able to use humor to deal with stressors. Balanced view of life is necessary, and a healthy person should be ready to change if circumstances demand. They are open to feedback from environment so that, they can formulate their strategy to deal with it effectively. A healthy person has positive self-concept and confidence in their abilities.

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