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How to stay fit - Top health Tips

Important Health Tips
In today's day and age Health and Fitness has turned into one of the major apprehensions and concern for the people. When the humans evolved they used to hunt for their living, resulting in rigorous and lot of physical exercise. The life in earlier days was active and alert.

Today we see that life has turn out to be simpler and very easy. Everything is just a phone call away in today's life. This easy life has limited people to do that bit of physical exercise which is required to keep our body fit and healthy.

The food we take loses its nutrition during the process of cooking.
Hence it is very important that we ensure good health and healthy living. For this we need appropriate nutrition and a fit and healthy body. Good Health is all that one yearn for for. To become healthy and fit though is not very difficult but requires dedicated efforts.


Nutrition and Health Diet

The crucial base for a healthy individual begins from his foetal stage with good and healthy nutrition extracted from his or her mother. Therefore a pregnant woman's diet sets atop all the diets.

Food as medicine The food we take should be our medicine Ayurveda has proposed the responsibility of food and especially nutritive foods for keeping good health as well as for curing of diseases. Nutrients are essential and important for the proper performance of mental, physical, metabolic, chemical and hormonal activities. The body likes proper food because it is like a machine that repairs and rebuilds itself.

Fruits and vegetables have Sumptuous nutrition present in them. Fruits and Vegetables contain all the nutrients that are required by a body.


Exercise and Fitness

Simple and easy fitness exercises regularly done can help you to have a fitter and healthy life. There are stretching exercises which helps in many ways in maintaining a fitter body. If you wish to lose Weight it can also be achieved by following simple effortless regular exercises.

Apart from regular exercises brisk walking and Yoga and other workouts can also be performed to keep your body fitter and healthier. Easily.
When you are Healthy and Fit, it makes all thedifference in one's life. Every one yearns for Healthy living.

Organic Food Market of India - Benefits and Scope

What is Organic Food Market

India Inc is a rapidly growing organic food producer in the world. The Agriculture our country is mounting its spotlight on the advantages and benefits of organic foods. India is bringing into line organics with the culture and foods of the country.

Over the past few years, agriculture in the country has increased the production of organic food with fast pace to meet the growing demand of Organic food within the country and abroad. Globally, there is an awareness of the health benefits created by the experts. The people are now aware of the benefits of organically produced food. Also the awareness of the damage done to the environment by conventional, intensive farming methods, led to the strong demand for organic products across the globe. From just, $26 billion in 2005, it is estimated that by the year 2020, the organic food market will grow to a whopping $102 billion industry. India is all set to take the benefit of this rising demand of food.


Benefits of Organic Food: Agriculture in India

India being an agriculture oriented economy it has huge amount of farm land available to produce organic products and will be the front runner in organic exports. According to the reports India has over 77,000 hectares of land that is purely dedicated to certified organic farming. Over 70% of the 120,000 tons of organic products grown in the country are exported to the many countries world wide each year.

The awareness of organic products and its benefits have also resulted in the domestic consumption of the organic produce in India. It is on the increase. As per the reports in 2005, just 1% of the Indian population was consuming organic food produced in India, the reason being the organic products were too expensive for the average middle class, cost being as high as 30% more than non-organic food.

The high prices of the organic products were chiefly due to the process of becoming a certified organic farms. The land which has been intensively farmed in conventional ways itself takes many years to convert to organic resulting in high cost of organic produce. Hence in organic farming more human labour is required in order to provide soil with the care of cultivation it needs to produce quality organic produce. All these factors results in high rates of the organic products.

Since there is a high demand for these products in the international markets the exporters are also not willing to bring down the prices for the Indian consumers. However, as organic farming will expand in India and will become established, the prices will come down and many more Indians will be able to afford organic food and reap the benefits.
In India there are over 15,000 certified organic farms and the number is growing fast. Apart from this there are many small farmers growing organic food by using the organic practices.

With the domestic demand increasing from Indian consumers for organic food we can see more and more number of retail chain stores and markets selling both certified organic food and also the uncertified foods claiming to be organic. For exporting the organic products, the foods must be certified, but in India there are no laws as of now to control selling of natural or organic foods.
There is a general lack awareness and knowledge among the people in our country that has resulted in the confusion regarding the difference between natural and organic foods sold here. The situation has also aggravated due to the absence of an organized system that can regulate the sale of organic products. However, the markets selling organic products have become very common in India now. This is helping the community members to find foods that are truly organic.


Organic Foods of India

The first organic food store in India: Greenway was the first store in India which started supplying organic food. It was opened in 1997 in Mumbai, when there was no awareness about the organic food in India. Greenway is still a very familiar name and it supply affordable and good quality organic food to the residents of Mumbai. It boasts of 20 local farms that use chemical free and organic cultivation.
Another store opened 2 years later was Conscious Foods. The organic products are supplied by small local farmers to Conscious Foods. Conscious Foods today have organic grocers, organic markets, and organic restaurants in all the major cities in India.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

Mobile Number Portability (MNP)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced the introduction of Mobile Number Portability (MNP). Very soon MNP will come into play in the entire country. According to Mobile Number Portability (MNP), the subscribers of mobile services in India can now change their service providers while retaining the same mobile number. The fee for changing the operator should not be more than Rs 19 Mobile Number Portability (MNP) also offers the consumers to switch from GSM to CDMA or vice-versa, or within GSM and CDMA opetaors. The number can be retained in any case.

However, to begin with, you will be able to switch operators and retain the number only within the same telecom circle. For example if you are in Delhi you can change operators within Delhi and not when you move from Delhi to Mumbai.

Mobile Number Portability changeover charges

According to TRAI the charges cannot exceed Rs 19


How to change mobile operator under MNP

Before applying for the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) the subscribers must ensure that the entire amount of bill has been paid. The porting fee is to be paid to the new operator you are switching to. You need not to pay any fee to the operator you are leaving. According to TRAI the porting between mobile operators should be accomplished within 4 days.

There are few conditions though. You are not allowed to switch operator and retain the number if you have been with that operator for less than 3 months. Prepaid consumers should remember that when they switch operator their balance talk time will disappear. As per the TRAI guidelines the maximum downtime between deactivating the existing connection and starting the new connection will be a maximum of 2 hours.

BSNL and MTNL are the state owned Mobile operators offering telecom services in India. Besides there are number of private operators like Airtel, Reliance Communications, Vodafone, Idea Cellular, Loop Mobile, Aircel, MTS and Tata Indicom/DoCoMo..