Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Science Behind Sleep

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

I was trying to read up on the internet about what sleep is all about and how it impacts the human body, some of the facts that I came across were really good.

Sleep is a key aspect of our life style and it determines how well we perform in our day to day activities.

When a person sleeps, the sleep pattern switches in cycles between Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and non-Rapid Eye Movement (NREM).


Necessity, Comfort and Luxury

Friday, August 27th, 2010

In the past few years, I have started categorising almost everything into smaller categories that help me focus on each category and handle it accordingly. Different people have different ways of categorising things and in my approach there are three categories: Necessity, Comfort and Luxury.

  • Necessity: This category contains all the items are a must and cannot live without it.
  • Comfort: This category contains all the items that are good to have, but are not a must to have.
  • Luxury: This category contains all the items that would make it cool, but not necessarily add any value.

This categorisation can be applied to many aspects of things we do on a day to day basis. One way of using this is for Task Management.

Swimming at Ricochet

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

After refusing to get a gym membership, finally I agreed this month to join my wife and son in their gym as a member. They have been members for many years, but I have always refused saying I do not believe in paying someone to stay fit. It did work, with cricket, badminton and exercises at home helping at lot. One thing I could not do is learn to swim the right way.


Be A Vegetarian, It is Good

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

This is a personal blog and some of you might find it boring.

Some of my close friends know that I prefer vegetarian food. This actually leads to interesting discussion as to whether I am a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian (called in the US as ‘meat eater’). I call myself as ‘Preferred Vegetarian’ (not even sure if it is grammatically correct, but who cares about gramers 🙂 )


Think Before You Print – How about Think Before You Eat???

Friday, March 12th, 2010

In the recent times, I have noticed many people adding a footer line in their emails saying ‘Think Before You Print – Save The Trees’.

Whenever I see this line, the only thing that comes to my mind is: If this person cares so much about trees, I am sure they must also care about other living beings such as animals, fish, etc.


Importance of Sleep – Latest News and Lessons Learnt

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

In the past few weeks, the internet is flooded with almost every Indian receiving an email about the passing away of Ranjan Das, CEO of SAP India.

The topic is alarming because of many reasons, some of them being the fact that:

1. He was quite young. He was only 42 when he passed away.

2. He was physically fit. He used to work out regularly and was also participating regularly in long distance marathons.

There has been a lot of noise from this mail which insists on the fact that he used take care of his physical fitness, eating habits, etc, but missed on taking care of his sleep which resulted in the heart attack. While people say that stress and lack of sleep is a dangerous combination, I could correlate to how his excercising habits must have helped him handle the stress quite easily. But does that mean, people who know how to handle stress, still are under high risk due to lack of proper sleeping habits? May be, I have no clue.