The report found that 30.4 per cent of all students have abnormal BMI while 19.1 per cent were found to be overweight, with a significant jump in the percentage of students in the category, that is from 16 per cent in pre-primary to 23 per cent in primary and up to 26 per cent in higher secondary.
World Health Day: This unique practice finds mention in Jataka Samskaras, one of the most well received classical texts in the science of Ayurveda, where Acharya Kashyapa who coined the term ‘Swarnaprashana’ for administration of gold, elaborates upon the procedure, indications, counter indications, ingredients and quantities.
"Poor position while sitting or sleeping, or studying or while using the computer, smartphone, or television for long hours without altering their position and sitting inappropriately leads to neck and back pain from a very young age."
Here is a basic guide to a few asanas you can introduce to your child to cultivate a taste for yoga as you practice together. With names and postures that mimic various animals and other forms of nature, the child can easily relate to these poses as they perform them.
In an attempt to keep our babies happy and protected, we sometimes resort to old-wives tales or radical new fads which may or may not be effective. Here, our experts (Dr Rajiv Chabbra, consultant peadiatrician and Dr Seema Oberoi Lall, senior dermatologist, Gurgaon) take on some of these theories and scrutinise them to make a mom and baby's lives easier.
Inactive children are at risk for adverse physical, mental, social and cognitive health problems. This generation will face a range of challenges, including the impacts of climate change and increasing globalisation, says the researchers.
The study has found that angry, threatening and highly critical parenting is more likely to result in children with defiant, non-compliant and revengeful behaviour that spills over to adulthood and impacts relationships with all authority figures.