Sunday December 15, 2019

UAE Launches ‘Lose to Win’ Programme to Help Overweight Employers to Shed Extra Kilos

The programme team comprises nutritionists and health educators from the Health and Education Department of the ministry

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Apart from awareness sessions, the programme includes a workshop on healthy nutrition. Pixabay

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has launched a programme to help overweight employers to shed extra kilos, the media reported.

The ‘Lose to Win’ programme was launched by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Gulf News reported on Saturday.

Serving the employees of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development in its current edition, the programme guides and encourages those struggling with weight issues to learn how to induce positive changes in their lifestyles.

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It involves adopting a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity, helping employees lose excessive weight within eight weeks. Pixabay

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It involves adopting a healthy diet and engaging in physical activity, helping employees lose excessive weight within eight weeks. The programme team comprises nutritionists and health educators from the Health and Education Department of the ministry.

Apart from awareness sessions, the programme includes a workshop on healthy nutrition, where the participants are briefed on essential topics, including how to read food labels, as well as about the make-up of balanced diets. (IANS)

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Meditation Makes You Less Error Prone

Meditation can help you make fewer mistakes in life

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According to health experts, meditation can help you make fewer mistakes. Pixabay

Researchers have found that meditation could help you to become less error prone. According to the health experts here, meditation also helps in rejuvenating the mind, mental well being, better concentration power along with improved memory.

Practically stress and unwanted tension are some of the major reasons of short term forgetfulness and unfocused behaviour, the experts added.

Manish Gupta, Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology at Jaypee Hospital, Noida, said that meditation helps in rejuvenating the mind and gives relief from stress.

“Hence up to some extent it is helpful in making a person deal things with more patience and quiet mind. It also entirely depends upon the types of meditation one is doing, like sitting and following certain breathing exercise pattern to calm the mind, focusing on one point for a long time with quite mind,” Gupta told IANS.

“As per techniques, these activities definitely help in making a person more focused. Undoubtedly a calm mind can do things better than a mind full of mess,” Gupta said.

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Meditation helps in rejuvenating the mind and gives relief from stress. Pixabay

The research, published in the journal Brain Sciences, tested how open monitoring meditation or, meditation that focuses awareness on feelings, thoughts or sensations as they unfold in one’s mind and body — altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error recognition.

They found that 20 minutes of meditation can enhance the brain’s ability to detect and pay attention to mistakes.

It makes people feel more confident in what mindfulness meditation might really be capable of for performance and daily functioning right there in the moment, the study said.

According to Pallavi Joshi, Clinical Psychologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi, traditionally meditation has always been suggested to be added in the daily routine so as to reduce regular mental problems.

“As per today’s lifestyle time has come on fast pace, a single mind has to deal with a number of things in a single time, hence being forgetful, making silly mistakes frequently is nothing new,” Joshi told IANS.

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“Meditation helps in bringing the entire thought process to one point and relax, it clears our vision and fortunately while preparing for meditation we try to settle our physical, emotional and mental status which culminates in not only good meditation, but additional effectiveness at the level of balanced emotional and mental well being, better concentration power, improved memory, lesser forgetfulness,” she explained. (IANS)