PHYSICAL HEALTH, EXERCISE, JUNK FOOD, NUTRITION, EATING HABITS, SLEEP FOR UPSC ASPIRANTS- SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, DISCUSSION, TRACKING - ForumIAS

PHYSICAL HEALTH, EXERCISE, JUNK FOOD, NUTRITION, EATING HABITS, SLEEP FOR UPSC ASPIRANTS- SUGGESTIONS, QUESTIONS, DISCUSSION, TRACKING

Hair health depends a lot on genetics as well.. As much as we think of using various products and all and taking the right supplements, it all boils down to genetics.. 

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Girnar is making Green Tea exciting. No need to add honey(extra calories).

But why to add honey in green tea in the first place.. Ruins the entire purpose of Green tea... 

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really? can you please also tell me where you buy from? I will surely buy them!!!

@Purplesunbird has an inventory of different type of teas... 

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My therapist was mostly engaging in talk therapy. CBT was supposed to start but my exams and everything halted that process. Also I wasn’t comfortable with the therapist and her style. I did meditation through headspace. I am going through ptsd due to a certain incident, I already had issues before that. But I haven’t recovered from that ptsd, it’s been a year. 

Thank you for asking. I think I’ll go back to therapy and try a different therapist this time. 

Yeah that is a good idea. I think it is very important that you are comfortable with the therapist and the therapy is the right kind of therapy for you. I have been taking psychoanalytic therapy, which is kind of talk therapy only. I was lucky to find a good therapist and it has been helping me. Other than that, what helped me most I think is the realization that no matter how comfortable the cocoon of self-pity feels and how hard taking responsibility seems, my well being is finally in my own hands. Not trying to be judgemental though, your situation could be different.  

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Relate with every word you said.. 

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Shubzsaid

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Shubzsaid

Pam123said

I don’t want to wake up, or study or do anything. This happened during mains prep and therefore i messed up mains as well. I have seen therapists but even after months of sessions nothing seem to help. I also took anti-depressants as prescribed but I discontinued as it didn’t seem to lift my mood. 

I am only on my phone and browsing reddit or YouTube. I just don’t know how to come out of this vicious cycle. Any suggestions? 

This is very difficult for me to put down on a public platform. Sorry if it triggers anyone.

I had a frnd who was in similar situation 3 months before 2019 pre. Anti depressants, CBT (I believe India lacks quality therapists) nothing worked.

He started following a simple plan ie facing life one day at a time. In the morning he ensured that he will get out of bed no matter how bad or disinterested he was feeling,go to the library and give his 10-12 hrs trying to study. First week was very difficult but with every passing week he started doing well and got his rhythm back.

So the thing is when we are facing such negative phases we just have to stop yourself from going into the negative spiral. Not getting up from bed,not studying,not doing any activities actually ends up strengthening negative energy and irrationally makes our mind believe that it can't cope with it. By taking things one day at a time we make our mind realise that it can overcome such phases and stop the negative spiral of thoughts.

No amount of motivation,meditation,anti depressants or therapies will work. The only thing which will work is doing things which we are supposed to do irrespective of how we feel. The only way to overcome it is to get through it. Promise yourself that tomorrow morning you will get out of bed and study or do some productive work and keep your mind occupied instead of sitting idle and worrying about it. Try to do this for few days(one day at a time) and then you will automatically learn how to keep things under control.

This will definitely help you in managing ur thoughts and not letting it interfere in ur daily schedule.

Would you tell someone with appendicitis, no amount of medication, operation etc. will work, just walk it off? 

Curing disease and suppressing symptoms are two different things. I have seen people close to me taking anti depressants like benzodiazepine,SSRIs and even schedule X drugs and I can assure you it has more side effects than benefits. So if.you are looking for temporary pain relief by meds which will just make ur neurons temporarily go to sleep and make you feel.more lethargic,sleepy, disinterested thn go ahead and take them. Its like treating Your appendicitis with pain killers.

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Does spot reduction work? I want to focus on some abdomen exercises! Need to reduce some "Mains Tummy"

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Spot reduction doesn't work based on what I have read.

I tried to crack a joke there! Ignore that. 😅

Curryyyyyyy...
Dugnaaa lagaan dena hoga

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I want to resume running. There was a time when I was very fast and could run at a stretch for quite some time.. 

Right now my knees are screwed.. Maybe it's genetics.. Maybe it's because I have gained weight... Or maybe it's because I don't run properly or don't wear the correct shoes.. 

Can anyone recommend how I should resume running? .. I want to get it slow but steadily so that I don't mess up with my physical health or hurt my knees... 

P. S: Last time when I used to run properly, I lost 8 kgs in a month( no kidding).. Of course it was also associated with change in my diet... 

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I want to resume running. There was a time when I was very fast and could run at a stretch for quite some time.. 

Right now my knees are screwed.. Maybe it's genetics.. Maybe it's because I have gained weight... Or maybe it's because I don't run properly or don't wear the correct shoes.. 

Can anyone recommend how I should resume running? .. I want to get it slow but steadily so that I don't mess up with my physical health or hurt my knees... 

P. S: Last time when I used to run properly, I lost 8 kgs in a month( no kidding).. Of course it was also associated with change in my diet... 

I have the same issue with my knees and can relate with what you are saying. I can only answer this part of your query


'Start with planting your 1st leg on the ground. Then, slowly lift your second leg and place it forward. You have to ensure that you do this in sync else you might fall. Practice that for sometime and your speed will increase'. That's how I'd resume running.

P.S.- Applies only if you have 2 legs.

@LetsGetThisBread @AzadHindFauz @HeNeArKr may be in a better position to help you.

So smart.. Let me recommend your name to the Athletics Federation of India as the head coach .. 

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8kgs in a month?

I don't know your body type, but if that running was not complemented with resistance training, then probably it was more of a muscle loss than fat loss.

It was complemented by eating very less.. (not proud of it though)

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Really? Which scene ? 

She was seen actually in 2-3 frames. In those scenes from national camp. She played role of one of the players

She lost those 8kgs for this role only. 

Who are we really talking about here? Why is it all so cryptic ( like most forum things! ? )

Hahaha, This is an inside joke ;)
Will tell you some day !

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@HeNeArKr and@sstaarr , I guess we all know who is spreading rumors here.. 
You guys need to stop obsessing over me..
I dont have a blog.. and I am not an actor.. :) 

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Just saw this.. Very informative.. Do watch. 



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Just saw this.. Very informative.. Do watch. 



Very very informative. It should be a thumb rule that too much of “insert anything” is bad for health.

On a lighter note, I'm doing something right at least! 🙊

And what is that? 

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