Body of Emotions

We know that emotions are connected to physiological changes in our bodies. But have you ever wondered how your body feels the emotions we constantly experience? What if you can map each emotion you feel on your body? Here’s a look.
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Just in case you thought that emotions were only felt in an unknown, intangible realm, you’re mistaken. A new research carried out by the Aalto University in Finland showed that our bodies feel the sensations of emotions regardless of our culture, nationality, language and religion. This is because the whole mind-body connection is biological and linked to our very drive for survival.

So when the last time your partner kissed you “good morning” and gave you a loving look, where is it that you actually felt the ‘I’m in love’ emotion? Whether it is butterflies in stomach (anxiety) or the puffin up of the chest (pride), these emotions are universally associated with certain bodily sensations. Based on where these emotions are felt inside our bodies, Finnish researchers mapped the emotions that the body went through. Continue reading Body of Emotions

Back up your spine

Image Courtesy: freeguidetips.com
Image Courtesy: freeguidetips.com

While sitting slows down your metabolism, it also puts a lot of pressure on the lower back. That is why computers and back pain go together. You have to take care because spine health determines your continued success. If you are hurting already, read this and implement it:

Keep your head up: Align head and neck above your shoulders.

Keep the mouse close: No reaching for it. It should be close on a comfy mousepad next to your keyboard.

Get the right chair: It must let your lower back rest on a lumbar support.

Breathe from your stomach: Inhale like you want to get your navel close to your spine.

Sit close: Your torso should be about an arm’s length away from the monitor. Monitor should be 2 to 3 inches above the eye level.

Rest your feet: Plant them flat on the floor, comfortably apart.

Take breaks: Move, stretch every 45 minutes to an hour.

Right angle: Position knees at 90 degrees above your ankles. It keeps the spine straight.

Stretch shoulders: Roll them back and down, square them over your hips, as if you’re balancing a plate on your head.

Stop squinting & straining: Laptop users tend to do this. Get a separate keyboard and a mouse.

Uncross legs: Crossing legs while sitting makes it difficult to keep the spine straight.

Mobile use: If you are the kind that cradles your phone with your neck while talking, your spine is under stress. Stop it. Take a walk, keep conversations short (5 minutes is good).

Friends with Benefits

Friends are an important entity in our lives. The only people with whom you can share and say almost anything you want and feel without giving second thoughts.

We have different friends who fit in different categories like  a friend  you can call any time of the day/night, a friend who is always ready for an outing, a friend who has the same taste in movies/books, a friend you don’t fancy for no apparent reason but still tolerate and the list goes on. But as the jingle goes ‘har ek friend zaroori hota hai

Sometimes when friends do something it gets us in trouble. Seldom has it happened that you benefit with free gifts and coupons courtesy your friends – unless it’s your birthday (which will also burn a hole in your pocket with the never-ending demands for a treat!).

But now your friends can help you WIN! Yes, you can now earn Gift Vouchers for something your friend does for you and they benefit from it too.

Savetime now give you this opportunity where you can win Gift Vouchers when your friends registers with us through your reference. All you have to do is invite them to Savetime and ask them to register with us.

And that’s it! Seriously.

The process is as simple as 1-2-3

1: Invite your friends to Savetime through Facebook, twitter or email. Or you can just ask them to register on Savetime.com and mention your registered mobile number in the “referral code” field while registering.

2. Your friends register on www.savetime.com

3: You get a Gift Voucher from us and your friends get introduced to the largest database of doctors in Pune which can help them find the right doctor whenever in need and they also become part of the Biggest and Vibrant Patient Community!

So get going, spread the word and win as many vouchers as you can. Log on to www.savetime.com now.

The power of nap

Did you know power napping can lead to the biggest brain benefits?
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Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

It’s December – the season of back-to-back parties, wrapping up work and annual targets, and preparing for New Year parties. Amidst this brouhaha, your energy levels can bog you down. Plus, the hangovers and late nights of the day before (even weeks for some!).

I realised this while shopping at Phoenix Marketcity. This party-shop-hop season can be draining. With three big shopping bags and a never-ending to-do list, I kept browsing through shop windows from floor to floor. When I came across a coffee shop, I finally got to pause and drop my bags. It was such a struggle to keep my eyes open! So, I asked for a cappuccino.

Before the waiter could even bring my cuppa, my eyes had given up. My brain had shut down. My face read zzZZ. And the coffee was not going to work on me anymore. After 15 minutes or so, the waiter came and said, “Madam, your cappuccino is here… Madam!”. That shook me because I didn’t even realise I had fallen asleep. The 20-minute nap felt like an hour or so. I felt fresh like a daisy and I have to admit, a bit embarrassed too, to have a waiter wake me up. Continue reading The power of nap