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Causes of Vitamin D deficiency

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Vitamin D is one such nutrient that is required for an array of body functions. This fat-soluble vitamin can be obtained from food sources and even by exposing yourself to the sunlight. The human body produces vitamin D when the skin gets exposed to the sunlight. That is why vitamin D is also called ‘sunshine vitamin’.

Functioning as a hormone, vitamin D has significant effects on several systems throughout your body. People have found to be suffering from the deficiency of this unique vitamin. This can cause a range of health ailments associated with bones and muscles. Present in fatty fishes, egg yolks, cheese, soy milk, etc., vitamin D helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It also improves the functions of the immune system. You need this vitamin for better growth and development. Here we tell you what can happen to you if your body doesn’t have enough of this nutrient.

Frequent illness

As vitamin D helps in making your immune system strong, its deficiency in the body can lead to a weakened defence system. This can make you susceptible to various diseases and conditions. Vitamin D directly interacts with cells that fight against diseases. This means, if you are frequently being sick, you probably need to check your body’s vitamin D levels.

Pain in bones and back :

Calcium and phosphorus are required for better health of your bones. And, these nutrients require vitamin D to be absorbed by the body. Inadequate vitamin D level is one of the significant culprits behind bone and back pain. According to a study published in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, people who are deficient in vitamin D, are twice at risk of suffering from bone pain in their legs, ribs or joints as compared to people who have normal vitamin D levels in their bodies.

Depression :

Depression is one of the major mental health issues that is ignored by most of the people. It is a sign of vitamin D deficiency, says a research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. To improve your mood, you can do exercises, yoga or meditation. You can also take the help of mood-boosting food like salmon, chia seeds, eggs, bananas, etc.

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This Yoga Pose Improves Self-confidence

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Bollywood beauty Malaika Arora shares some of the interesting posts on her Instagram. Every Monday, she shares a yoga pose and explains the process of doing it and the benefits of the pose. Today, she shared a post in which one could see her in Boat Pose (Naukasana).

Know How to do it:

1) Start by sitting on the mat, knees to be bent and feet flat on the floor.
2) Lift your feet and let your knees stay bent for now.
3) While your upper body will naturally fall back, try to keep your back straight.
4) Straighten your legs to a 45 degree angle. Your upper body should be as straight as possible, forming a V shape with the legs.
5) Straighten your arms, such that they are parallel to the floor.
6) Try to balance on the sit bones as much as you can.
7) Stay for a minimum of 5 breaths.
8) Release your legs while exhaling and then sit up.

Here are the benefits of doing Naukasana (Boat Pose):

Naukasana helps to strengthen your abdominal and core muscles. It also helps with improving self-confidence, building willpower and self-control.

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Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

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Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

When the COVID-19 is on the rise all over the country, another deadly disease either associated with the coronavirus, black fungus is sending shivers in the people’s spines. The number of people who are getting infected with the black fungus is growing day by day.

The number of people infected with black fungus in the country has crossed 7 thousand. Till now, 219 people died of mucormycosis. As usual, Maharashtra has become the center for the origin of this fungal infection which is very lethal and its treatment is very expensive as well. The situation in Gujarat is almost the same as in Maharashtra.

With the increase in black fungus cases, the states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Odisha have identified the black fungus as a concern and recognized it under the Infectious Diseases Act.

The Union Ministry of Health has issued an advisory to all the states regarding this disease. The Ministry of Health has recommended that black fungus be classified as a Notifiable Disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Coming to Maharashtra, the Black fungus has so far infected 1500 people in Maharashtra, of which 90 have died. Even in Gujarat, Fifteen hundred people have been infected with black fungus. In Rajasthan, 400 people have lost their sight due to black fungus so far. In Jaipur alone, 148 people were infected with this fungus. 100 cases were reported in Jodhpur. The number of black fungus patients in Delhi has crossed 300.

The Kejriwal government has set up specialized centers for the treatment of black fungus in three hospitals as the situation has gone out of control. Black fungus cases are increasing day by day in Telangana. With this, the government has turned the Koti ENT hospital into a black fungus treatment center.

The government initially allowed ENT Hospital to treat only 50 beds. Under the current circumstances, a total of 202 beds are ready to be used for black fungus patients. About 90 people are being treated at the ENT hospital who are infected with mucormycosis.

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Three Asanas For Mothers

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Mother is one of the persons who work hard for her family. She never takes an off. No matter how hard the situation is, she has that power to deal with it.

Bollywood diva, Malaika Arora took to her Instagram and shared three poses for all the moms; doing these asanas help them feel relaxed and calm.

Here are the three poses that would help mothers deal with all the circumstances.

VRIKSHASANA: This is also called as Tree Pose, a balancing asana. It is one of the popular asana in modern yoga. It helps to improve posture and promotes balance, both physical and emotional.

TRIKONASANA: It is also known as Triangle Pose and doing this asana helps to fight the hunch, especially for the breastfeeding moms.

UTKATASANA: It is a standing asana in modern yoga and called as Chair Pose. Doing this asana develops strength in the whole body, especially back muscles while relieving stiffness in the shoulders.

So, dear readers, do these asanas without miss and become strong and healthy.

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