Awareness is Empowering!
Make a change To A Healthier & Happier Living
We cordially invite you to participate in the 1st Annual ‘Chalta Raho’. This event is sponsored by the Women’s organization, ‘eksangh’ based in Khambhat and USA, and has been organized to promote healthier life style for a better tomorrow. Eksangh believes that incorporating simple changes in your life like, exercising more, eating healthier, learning stress management techniques and leaving bad habits towards a happier and disease free living. Healthy living helps in reducing the risk of cancer!
Eksangh, the women of Khambhat have come together to make a difference in the lives of other women by educating and empowering them about breast cancer through drama as in ‘street play’ or ‘shari natak’.
February 4, 2016 (World Cancer Day!) Rally – ‘Eksangh/Cardiac Care Center Fights Against Cancer’
February 8th & 10th, ‘Chalta Raho’ week starts consisting of various activities.
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WALKING FOR HEALTH
The next time you have a medical check-up, don’t be surprised if your doctor hands you a prescription to walk. Yes, this simple activity that you’ve been doing since you were about a year old is now being touted (along with other forms of regular physical activity) as “the closest thing we have to a wonder drug,” in the words of Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Judging from the research, it’s a well-earned reputation.
Walking can have a bigger impact on disease risk and various health conditions than just about any other remedy that’s readily available to you. What’s more, it’s free and has practically no negative side effects.
Walking for 2.5 hours a week—that’s just 21 minutes a day—can cut your risk of heart disease by 30%. In addition, this do-anywhere, no-equipment-required activity has also been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes and cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and keep you mentally sharp. In fact, according to some estimates, walking regularly could save Americans over $100 billion a year in health care costs. Even a quick one-minute jaunt pays off . A University of Utah study in 2014 found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%. No more “I don’t have time” excuses!
There’s no guarantee that one can prevent cancer, but there’s good evidence that the some steps may help ward off the disease. At the top of the list is losing weight and maintaining a normal body mass index, between 18.5 and 24.9. Getting aerobic exercise may cut cancer risk by as much as 50%. A healthy diet is important to cancer risk reduction, because excess weight is linked to the disease, and eating unhealthy foods can add pounds quickly. Quitting smoking and limiting alcohol are also key ways to reduce risk.
Start walking, and you’ll be helping to make your community stronger, too. Social scientists have found that as more people take to the streets, neighborhood crime rates fall and the local economy improves. It’s also a wonderful way to meet new people and connect with neighbors. Take a walk with your children after dinner. It can promote better communication, reduce behavior problems, and improve academic performance.
Walking can even help your mood. A number of studies have found that it’s as effective as drugs for decreasing depression. It can help relieve everyday stresses, too. Tension starts to ease as the road stretches out in front of you. Mood-elevating endorphin levels increase. Many people and that walking helps clear the mind, too—you may even and the solution to a problem that’s been bugging you.
So don’t wait for your next doctor’s appointment to get inspired. Put on your shoes, step out the door, and rediscover the joys of walking.