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Thyrocare Aarogyam Preventive Health Checkups – Make Health Your Priority

Is Make Health our Priority? The answer is No if most of our waking time is spent running behind our career. We forget about the most important aspect of our life – health. It is sad that today health is the neglected. We start taking care of our body only when we get some indication of sickness.

Today many people are suffering from many health problems. Our sedentary and stressful lifestyle has aged us before time. Health concerns like blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems are not just for the elderly anymore. We can blame our Lifestyle disorders like stress, pollution, irregular eating and sleeping patterns, excessive usage of chemicals, unhealthy weight, consumption of junk food, addictions like smoking, drinking and worse is destroying our health.

A little change in our lifestyle can make a huge difference to our heart’s health and can increase our lifespan with years. It is not advisable to make sudden big lifestyle changes without consulting your doctor. Self-diagnosis is not only a useless technique but it can also be extremely dangerous.

Many people out of desperation make changes in their lifestyle without understanding the cause of their symptoms. When it comes to health people should make informed decisions and for this one must have regular Preventive Health Checkups.

I have recently done a preventive health checkup and I found some great options in Aarogyam Packages from Thyrocare, which is one of India’s most advance and trusted laboratory.

Thyrocare Aarogyam Packages

Thyrocare Aarogyam Packages

My experience with Thyrocare’s Aarogyam Packages:

1. Very professional service provider

2. After booking an online appointment I instantly got confirmation by mail and SMS

3. They sent me reminders about fasting and before the collection of sample

4. The blood sample was collected from home as per my convenience without any hassle

5. I got a confirmation message after collection of the sample

6. The online reports were provided in time and I am assured that the hard copy will reach me soon, which I have no doubt about.

7. The packages are highly affordable and cover a fast range of tests and profiles.

Benefits of Preventive Health Checkup:

  1. “Prevention is better than cure”, “A stitch in time saves nine” are well-known adages.
  2. Today more emphasis is placed on the prevention of diseases and promoting health awareness.
  3. The chances of curing a disease are high if it is dictated in the initial stage.
  4. Regular checkup can keep you informed about your health and with that awareness and help of your physician you can follow a suitable diet and exercise routine.

  5. Growing sedentary lifestyles, increasing stress levels at work place, tempting and enticing food displays, growing disposable incomes, increased addictions to automobiles, all indicate that we give to our body more than what it needs. This has given rise to obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and a host for many other lifestyle disorders.

  6. Clinical laboratories with advanced tests and technologies, can help in identifying various disorders accurately which can be treated completely or at least the progress can be delayed.

Why I chose Thyrocare?

Thyrocare Technologies Limited is India’s first and most advanced Totally Automated Laboratory having its strong presence in more than 2000 cities / towns in India and internationally.

Thyrocare prides itself as India’s first fully automated clinical chemistry laboratory with a focus on providing quality results at affordable costs to clients like laboratories, doctors, hospitals and organizations as well as patients from across the country and abroad. Their Centralized Processing Laboratory consists of 120,000 sq. ft of track automation system that has a capacity to process over 50,000 samples in a day. Situated in Navi Mumbai, the laboratory operates 24×7, processing over 30,000 samples a day with a turn-around time of 4-5 hours.

As a clinical testing laboratory with a vision to provide quality diagnostic services at affordable rates, their test menu is a carefully crafted list of investigations catering as much to sick care as to preventive care. Their tests cover varied age groups from offerings for prenatal screening, to screening for hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiencies and tracking lifestyle disorders. Listed below are the various test/parameters under different categories.

The new, upcoming and modern technologies are rapidly introducing new diagnostic tools and constantly evolving the booming diagnostic market. Moreover, in today’s competitive environment, operating a successful and cost effective practice is challenging. With a similar intention to conduct diagnostic testing economically, Thyrocare Technologies Limited began its journey in Healthcare sector with a very simple, reliable, highly specific and reproducible technology – the Radioimmunoassay, a Nobel Prize winning, breakthrough technology in diagnostics. However, with exponentially increasing number of samples which demand on an average more than one lakh investigations per day, Thyrocare has made right use of the latest available advanced superior technologies, capable of working on its unbelievable sample volumes, and yet deliver quality and precision to its customers.

Some FAQs I had while booking my appointment with Thyrocare:

Q. What is the quality assurance from Thyrocare? Do laboratory accreditations matter?
A. Thyrocare is one the first Indian diagnostic laboratories to obtain internationally renowned quality accreditations like ISO 9001-2000 rating as early as 2001, which is now escalated to ISO 9001:2008; NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) and CAP (College of American Pathologists) certification.

Q. What is fasting and which tests need it?
A. Some of the tests require that the beneficiary is on fast for 10-12 hours before the sample collection is done. During fasting, no food or beverages are to be consumed by the beneficiary. Only water is permitted. If fasting is not followed, then the results for some of the tests would be affected.

Q. When can you arrange for sample collection after I book my tests?
A. Once booking is done, an appointment has to be confirmed. Our service provider or customer care executive will contact you within few hours to ask for a date of appointment. Alternatively, you can also contact the service provider whose details are given on the confirmation Email / SMS. Appointment date / time is as per the preference of beneficiary. However, it may be subjected to availability of technicians on that particular date/time.

Q. How soon will I get reports?
A. Once the samples are collected, including transit time, the laboratory will take anywhere between 2-5 days time for reporting, depending on your location.

Q. Is a doctor’s prescription needed to avail the testing service?
A. If any preventive healthcare package is required to be done, it does not need doctor’s prescription. However in case of any illness, the patient is advised to consult with their physician before making any booking.

Q. How will the reports be delivered to me?
A. Once the results are released by the laboratory, the service provider will ensure it is hand-delivered or couriered to the address where sample was collected.

This blog post was sponsored by Thyrocare

Wake up to a Gold Morning with this Simple Morning Mantra

Today morning I was pleasantly surprised when I received a beautiful gift from Colgate (#Colgate360GoldMornings). The gift’s packaging reminded me how wonderful a morning can be. I consider myself a positive person but just like everyone else, I too sometimes get overwhelmed with the challenges of the daily grind.

My husband works long hours and it gets frustrating for us as many times we have to compromise on our sleep and today was one of those days. The alarm went off and I dragged myself out of the bed with a heavy head. I was feeling a grumpy, as I was busy with my morning chores the doorbell rang. I opened the door with almost a grunt and was surprised with a package. Coalgate scheduled the delivery before 7am and I got mine in time.

Before even opening the package, I could sense a big change in my mood. I felt happy to be surprised in such a nice way and when I opened the package, I was impressed with how beautiful and uplifting the contents and design on the packaging was.

Colgate Gold Morning

Colgate Gold Morning

My mood this morning turned from grumpy to inspired after reading the first sentence on the Colgate box; “It’s time to wake up to a Gold Morning!” I am grateful to Colgate (#Colgate360GoldMornings) to remind me how important it is to start the morning on a positive note. Every morning we are given a chance to start anew. Everything that is important to us gets a fresh opportunity with the start of a new day.

I completely agree with these motivational words of Og Mandino; “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”

My Morning Mantra is simple it is just two words – “Thank You”. I have a ritual of saying “Thank You!” the moment I wake up. Almost every day I wake up feeling grateful for my life. Some rare days like today I forget to say my mantra but I do get to it later in the day. I thank the creator for another day, another opportunity and another chance to try to fulfill my dreams.

I fill my day with optimism by being grateful for everything that has made my life. You know what makes my good mornings turn to Gold, it is a simple but very powerful practice of counting my blessings and being grateful for them.

Colgate brandcover

This blog post was sponsored by Colgate India (#Colgate360GoldMornings).

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Couponzguru – The Coupon & Deals Aggregators in India


The sale season is back. Every weekend morning I am greeted with messages and advertisements from malls of the city highlighting their big sale for the weekend. I do like visiting malls but sale season are not my favorite times to visit. The mall madness during sale time is bit out of control in a mega city like Mumbai.

The usually crowded malls get swamped with so many people that it becomes a challenge to navigate oneself around the different areas of the big store. The merchandises get messed up badly by the huge mob of customers. The staff finds it difficult to reshelf the products when constantly someone is pulling things out of the organized places and leaving it wherever they want. As a result someone like me who usually enters in the late afternoon or evening doesn’t find the desired products which might very well be in the store buried under other things.

Online shopping is very well accepted and appreciated concept and I used to like shopping online because it helped me avoid the messy overcrowded stores, the unending lines outside the changing rooms and the pain in legs from standing long hours. Online shopping is Convenient. We get a wide spread of things similar products we are interested in hence a lot of variety and not to forget some very tempting cheap deals.

CouponzGuru Logo

CouponzGuru

This Online sale season I was thrilled to enjoy huge discounts from the comfort of my home. I stumbled upon Couponzguru – a coupon website that gave me information about every discount available online. Couponzguru is one of the first coupon websites to start in India. They started in 2011 with around 10-15 merchants like Makemytrip, Yatra, Myntra, Snapdeal and such, since then they have been growing along with Indian E-Commerce Eco System. They add new merchants on their website almost daily and the merchant list is growing. At CouponzGuru they validate and check each and every coupon manually to make sure that correct information is provided to the users like us.

CouponzGuru help online shoppers to get coupons, deals and offers for all online shopping websites in India at one place. They are also known as Coupon & Deals aggregators as they have become a one stop free shop to get all latest, working and genuine coupon codes, promo deals and discount offers in India. The best feature of CouponzGuru according to me is that it is free and it surely helps us save a lot of money online. When I was looking for deals online I did not search every website for deals I just check out CouponzGuru and got all the latest deals from my favored shopping sites in one place. I subscribed to their newsletter so know I get latest coupons of the day in my inbox directly.

CouponzGuru have coupon codes and offers for almost all categories related to online shopping, be that Fashion & Accessories, Mobiles, Electronics, Books, Baby Products, Flights, Hotels, Pizza Coupons, Restaurant Deals and much more. They have coupons and deals from wide range of online shopping websites in India – to name top few sites like Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong, Snapdeal, Yebhi, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Yatra, Makemytrip, Goibibo, Fashionandyou, Firstcry, Babyoye, Zivame, Shoppers Stop and the list goes on. Couponzguru has a clean and easy to navigate website which has Top Online merchants tabs clearly visible on the front page.

CouponzGuru Site Snapshot

CouponzGuru Site Snapshot

At CouponzGuru, they have coupons and we also have deals. The basic difference is that if there is a coupon code, one needs to apply that coupon code at the time of payment at the merchant’s website. However, in case of deals, there is no need of applying the coupon, the discount is automatically provided on meeting the terms and conditions of the deal. So, to use coupon code, just click on “Click to Get Coupon” button and you will be redirected to the merchant’s website in a new tab through an affiliate link. Now add the products you want to buy in your cart and then come back to CouponzGuru in the previous tab; copy the coupon code and apply the same at the merchant’s website. In case of deals, you don’t need to come back to copy the code.

Like me if you also want to relish saving money on your latest shopping spree do give Couponzguru a try. I mentioned my preferred online store but there is much more on CouponzGuru site so visit, register and if you find a good deal do let me know.

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Brisk walks and A Good Chair can Reverse Effects of Long Sitting Hours

Chair Scientist and Doctors are constantly warning us about the harmful effects of sitting long hours. It is no secret that prolonged sitting is linked to high cholesterol, obesity and cardiovascular problems. Unfortunately most of us spend a major part of our day and life in an office chair. It is important that we pick the most comfortable chair that gives the right kind of support to our back.

If you are among those lucky few who work from home, then you can make sure you invest in a decent office desk and chair not only for the sake of your posture, back and neck but also to keep your work at a highly professional level. I had a habit of going all around the house and sitting anywhere to write but since I made a small arrangement like a home office my productivity has improved not to mention I do not mistreat my back anymore by sitting for long hours in an uncomfortable position.

Durian LogoI got my Home office desk and chair online from Durian. Durian is an International furniture brand since 1981. Durian has a legacy and the ability to create a better lifestyle in the interior space. From being the pioneers in veneer business to being the leading infrastructure company and a lifestyle brand, they have had a journey that led them to be among the leading furniture brands in the market. Durian now wishes to cater to its masses and so manufactures 90% of its products in India, since 2011.

When I was searching for the right chair for my home office I found out about something called as ‘Ergonomic Function’ I made the point that my chair has this function to keep my posture right and my back in a good condition even after long sitting hours. I have mentioned the benefits I found out below in brief.

Chair functions
Benefits of Ergonomic Function Chair:

1. My Durian chair comes with ergonomic function that provides proper lower back support. It supports the inner curve of lower back.

2. The 360 degree Swivel helps me rotate easily so that I can reach different areas of my desk without straining.

3. Tilt tension adjustment and Tilt lock keeps my chair setting fixed to the position of my liking

4. The height adjustment function comes with a pneumatic lever is the easiest way to adjust height. A seat height that ranges from about 16 to 21 inches off the floor should work for most people. This function allows me to have my feet flat on the floor, with thighs horizontal and arms even with the height of the desk.

Browsing through their site I found out that that besides making their new products in India they are doing lots of good deeds for the less privileged of the country like associating with NGOs that provide medical aid during calamities to victims and support education, employment, skill training. Plus they provide free delivery and assembly and a 5 year warranty that makes it a secure buy. The other reason for choosing Durian furniture was the ease of online purchase as it is #JustAClickAway at http://www.durian.in

The Most Effective Cure to Reverse Effects of Long Sitting Hours is 5 Minute Brisk Walks every other hour:

.Every one to two hours get up from your chair and take a quick 5 minute brisk walk. Try to do this at least 3 times in a day if you can do more do it.

. If you work in a office then get up to drink water or visit the washroom and try to stretch those tired muscles for minimum 5 minutes.

. Walk towards a colleague instead of calling or chatting with him/her. Get up for the printout or photocopy instead of calling the office staff for the same.

. Take a walk after lunch. Make a point to walk with your colleagues while having coffee instead of sitting or standing in a place.

. Encourage colleagues to walk as much as you do so that you can keep up the habit instead of getting over it.

. If like me you work from home then it all depends upon you how you want to handle the sitting, standing or walking in your day. You are the boss make a point to make it most beneficial for your health.

. Besides walking or if you cannot leave your desk for a while try standing and working. Trust me it is not as uncomfortable as it sounds.

. There can be more ideas that will help you reverse effects of long sitting hours and if you find some please do share.

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3 Alkaline Chilled Drinks For A Vibrantly Healthy And Lean Body

alkaline vs acidic

alkaline vs acidic

Summer gets unbearable every year and what I find more annoying than the smoldering heat is the shameless ads of good for nothing soft drinks and sodas. The sodas are just some artificial flavored colored sugar water that many prefer to drink and they completely ignore how bad they are for our health. I am sure we don’t need one more article on how can sodas make us fat or diabetic or both so let’s turn to a more positive and useful topic. A natural, healthy and alkaline ways to stay hydrated this summer.

Ever since I got aware of the benefits of picking alkaline food and beverages for a healthy body I keep looking for more and more options and would gladly share with you the ones that I personally prefer. In this post I give you 3 refreshing chilled drinks that you can enjoy this summer. All these drinks are 100% natural, alkaline and have a very low calorie. You can enjoy these beverages guilt free all summer and even in any other weather. Alkaline drinks will help you balance your bodies pH balance naturally and as a result will improve your overall health.

3 Alkaline Chilled Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer:

1. Alkaline Water

This is the easiest way to make your body alkaline. In my post “20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more” I have mentioned (as the title suggests) 20 benefits of shifting to alkaline water and I am very happy to find the right solution to get regular alkaline water at home. Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer is India’s most advanced, compact, stylish & affordable water ionizer. It is the most efficient, fully featured and powerful, high quality ionizer in the country. It converts regular water into absolutely healthiest ionized alkaline water. We are 70% WATER so healthy alkaline water is vital for our health.
Hydro-jal logo hydro-jal
Benefits of clean, filtered, and alkaline water produced by Hydro~Jal Plus:

1. Helps maintain a healthy weight, clear glowing skin and thick shiny hair
2. Prevents number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction
3. Slows down the aging process.
4. Throws out harmful toxins.
5. Improves mental clarity and concentration.
6. Energy boost without extra calories.
7. Provides more stamina, exercise becomes easy and enjoyable.
8. Supports better night sleep, no more naps during the day.
9. Reduces joint and muscle pain.
10. Assists in weight loss.
11. Boosts immune system.
12. Improves digestion and metabolism.
13. Provides protection against common cold.
14. Helps relieve constipation.
15. Improves appearance of skin and hair.
16. Reduces production of lactic acid.
17. Relieves muscle cramps during workouts.
18. Provides true hydration without bloating.
19. Increases absorption efficiency of vital nutrients.
20. Provides improved water taste.

Hydrojal provides free home demo and they also test the acidic level of our drinking water. I had a demo at my place and am pretty impressed with the product.

Read more about the amazing benefits of Alkaline Water in post: 20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more

2. Coconut Water

Tender Coconut Water A Super Drink For Weight Loss And Much MoreThis is another refreshing delicious alkaline natural drink that we can enjoy. I am a big fan of Tender Coconut Water not only because it helps us lose weight but also has other health benefits. I don’t think there is a need to mention how wonderful it tastes and how refreshing it is on a sunny day. I always prefer a nice big green tender coconut over any bottle or can, don’t you?
Read more about the amazing benefits of Tender coconut water in post: Tender Coconut Water A Super Drink For Weight Loss And Much More

3. Ice Green Tea

Fountain of Youth – Green Tea Herbal and green teas are recommended as naturally alkaline beverages. In summers we can enjoy Ice Green Tea with little honey (if required). Having green tea at least 3 to 4 cups alone itself can be the best change you can do to build the fountain of youth inside your body. It is loaded with Antioxidants, Polyphenols, Flavonoids and Vitamin C that boost the immune system to make the human body stronger in fighting various infections, it prevents inflammation of teeth and gums. Grean Tea Fights Obesity, Cancer, Ageing, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Neurological Diseases as it increases our immunity system naturally.
Read more about the amazing benefits of Green Tea water in post: Green Tea: Every day Visit to the Fountain of Youth

This blog post was sponsored by Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer.

20 Health Benefits of Drinking Alkaline and Anti-Oxidant Water for Weight loss and much more

alkaline vs acidic

alkaline vs acidic


It is a good thing that nowadays everyone is getting conscious. We try to exercise, eat healthy, meditate and what not to maintain a healthy mind and body. We do whatever is possible but what about things we cannot control. The increase of harmful even toxic chemicals in our environment, pollution, pesticides, excessive use of plastic for food and water, chemical products for skin and hair are weakening our immune system.

When I was at Naturopathy centre in Pune I learned how an alkaline based can improve our immune system, help our organs function better and prevent us from lifestyle related diseases like lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.

I am very fond of alkaline based diet as it helps reduce excess fat and keeps us leaner, stronger and younger. Recently I learned that the purified water we drink is actually not good for us. When we purify water we strip its alkaline nutrients and make it acidic. Pure water that has lost its minerals and alkaline qualities is disturbing our bodies’ pH balance.

Human body is designed to be alkaline and the pH level of our body is maintained at approximately 7.365. Healthy cells live in an Alkaline environment and unhealthy cells live in an Acid accumulated waste environment. Acidic food such as colas, bread, sweets, pizza, chips, alcohol, pasta, trans-fats, fast food, refined food, dairy products, meat etc put an incredible amount of strain on our body to maintain its pH balance at 7.365. An altered pH body balance leads to health issues like low energy, headaches, muscular pain, constipation, heartburn, rapid heartbeat, depression, viral infections, fungal infections, metallic state in mouth and similar troubles.

In most cases, tap water, bottled water, RO (reverse osmosis) water and distilled water contains acidic pH that causes our body to become more acidic. The water we consume has a positive ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) which could lead to a number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction, hangovers and premature aging. The solution is to eat alkaline based diet and regularly drink alkaline (8.5+ pH) and anti-oxidant rich water.

water pH

After finding few options to get regular alkaline water for my family, I have decided to go with Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer as it is India’s most advanced, compact, stylish & affordable water ionizer. It is the most efficient, fully featured and powerful, high quality ionizer in the country. It converts regular water into absolutely healthiest ionized alkaline water. We are 70% WATER so healthy alkaline water is vital for our health.

Hydro-jal logohydro-jal
Let’s go over the list of benefits of clean, filtered, and alkaline water produced by Hydro~Jal Plus:
1. Helps maintain a healthy weight, clear glowing skin and thick shiny hair

  1. Prevents number of health problems like acidity, fatigue, constipation, headaches, cancer, arthritis, immune dysfunction
  2. Slows down the aging process.
  3. Throws out harmful toxins.
  4. Improves mental clarity and concentration.

  5. Energy boost without extra calories.

  6. Provides more stamina, exercise becomes easy and enjoyable.

  7. Supports better night sleep, no more naps during the day.

  8. Reduces joint and muscle pain.

  9. Assists in weight loss.

  10. Boosts immune system.

  11. Improves digestion and metabolism.

  12. Provides protection against common cold.

  13. Helps relieve constipation.

  14. Improves appearance of skin and hair.

  15. Reduces production of lactic acid.

  16. Relieves muscle cramps during workouts.

  17. Provides true hydration without bloating.

  18. Increases absorption efficiency of vital nutrients.

  19. Provides improved water taste.

I am very happy to find the right solution that will help improve my family’s health. Hydrojal provides free home demo and they also test the acidic level of our drinking water. I have booked an appointment with and cannot wait to see the difference in my drinking water after using Hydrojal.

This blog post was sponsored by Hydro-Jal Plus Water Ionizer.