Friday, 10 July 2015

Stay fit, feel young. After all, the #HoneyDietIsHere

"Health is Wealth" they say and this perhaps is the biggest reason why we all chase health, aka its  form of wealth. We do all that we do to ensure that we lead a happy and healthy life. Almost every thing in out lives somehow connects to having a good health, be it work, be it family, be it money, be it exercising, be it food, or anything. Everything connect to leading a hale and healthy life.

As the world progresses into more commercial forms of life, we keep forgetting this whole goal. Someone has rightly said, "We spend all our health to gain wealth, and then we spend all out wealth to gain back health". This becomes so relevant in modern times where we live restless lives at a point of time when economics has overtaken the world and we keep calculating out productivity in minutes, and perhaps seconds too. In such a fast paced life, one often forgets to concentrate on several facets of life like family, love, social responsibilities and of course, health. So, what do we do? We often realize this once in a blue moon and start a diet. The world is filled with some gruesome diets like the GM diet, Cigarette diet, Cotton balls diet, Water diet, and so on, which claim that you will attain an instant nirvana on following them. However, neither following these diets is easy nor are the results sustainable. Often, we end up consuming greater volumes of food and break the diet in haste. 

When I got to about the Dabur Honey diet (http://www.daburhoney.com/), I was greatly impressed. Firstly, this doesn't need any additional efforts from us. Its just about replacing some kinds of foods with some other kinds. The honey penetration in our country is very low, despite the fact that it is a great food. In fact, the funniest part of human lives is that good food comes at a great price, and that's perhaps the reason why we end up consuming all the junk fund around us. A tender coconut costs Rs 25-30, a handful of dry fruits easily cost a hundred rupees, and so on. The Dabur honey diet is a wonderful program that insists that we replace the sugar that we consume with honey. The day starts with a spoon of honey with warm water, which is more than enough to add energy to hit the gym or go for a walk or a Yoga class. Pooja Makhija, a health and nutrition expert says that honey has all the properties in it to kick start our day and it helps in ensuring that our taste buds aren't activated for the wrong kind of food.

The website (http://www.daburhoney.com/) provides great deal of details about how this diet is not just simple and easy but also healthy and sustainable. The website has some great tools like a calorie calculator, honey recipes, advice from experts that Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna, tips on fitness, and the most important being the 3 step diet planner. This is a great initiative from Dabur that caters to the current generation which has started becoming more cautious about health.

I have always heard that there are 2 kinds of food. The first kind are the ones that are meant for the mouth, for the taste buds in other words. These are food like sweets, junk food, etc. which make us feel elated. These food should only be consumed in such quantities that they meet the needs of the mouth. The other kind of food are food for the stomach. They may not great taste but are great for our health (like green leafy vegetables, etc), and these must be consumed for the stomach irrespective of what the mouth feels like. Often we end in trouble when we feed the stomach with food meant for the mouth and vice versa. Honey is one such great food that falls in both the categories and thus it helps in a great way to achieve the goals in our fitness schedule.

Check out and explore the benefits of this food, and get started on your journey to be fit with a sustainable course or laid out plan which you can practice all life. 

Thursday, 9 July 2015

UC Cricket - the savior for cricket lovers #YuviSurfsUC

Cricket is perhaps the biggest single thing that unites India together. We all grew watching one man called Sachin Tendulkar change the entire landscape of this game. Of course, several other players have made great contributions to take the game to where it has reached now. It is definitely my favorite sport like it is for many Indians.

Over the time, due to lack of time, it hasn't been able to catch up with the game. When the IPL is happening, there is a huge buzz and we somehow get to know the course of the tournament. In fact, the buzz isn't so high even when the World Cup is going on. When it comes to bilateral or trilateral series, the news isn't really there unless there's some earth shattering record being created. In fact, even that fails to get highlighted, and it appears like the game isn't happening.

When I had lost touch with the game, and wanted to keep a track, I decided to install a host of applications in my phone. However, again, these apps did not fulfill my purpose for various reasons. In the process, I once came across the UC browser (http://www.ucweb.com/), which claimed that it helps to surf faster and the transitions are seamless. So, I started using the browser for web browsing and it really worked well. What surprised me the most the was UC Cricket, a space dedicated to cricket, which was so wonderfully designed. This page had details of all the ongoing cricket matches and upcoming tournaments too. The live commentary loaded at a real quick pace and the discussions tab was a fun filled center. I kept using this space, and over time, it has become the most visited place on my web devices.

When compared to other applications that provide live scores and live streaming, the UC browser does a great job in actually making things live. The other applications have at least a 5 minutes lag. This is where the UC browser scores the most. When we are watching the game on the phone, we want to be sure that it doesn't delay the scores as it would again lead us to the TV or some other place where the event is streaming live. The experience I have been having on the UC browser and UC cricket has been really fantastic and I hope this continues and becomes even better in the days to come. Great job guys, you've added a new dimension to the world by cricket by making it a seamless experience to catch the match on the phone and this is no less than a great blessing for cricket buffs like me. After trying all browsers available for a Windows phone, I must say here that it is not only the most downloaded browser (after IE which comes default), but also the best in its category. It makes up for several flaws that exist in IE, and the most important benefit is that it is a stable browser and easy to use.