Small Doses

Health & Nutrition - - CONTENTS -

Notes from the edi­tor

When doc­tors told Shalini Saraswathi her legs had to be am­pu­tated (lit­tle af­ter she lost both her hands to gan­grene), the first thing she did was paint her toe­nails with the bright­est pur­ple nail paint. “If they were go­ing, they were go­ing to go out in style!” she said. Aided by pros­thetic legs, not only did Shalini then start walk­ing, she also ran the marathon! ‘A Slice Of Life’ brings smiles, tears and fills you with ad­mi­ra­tion for Shalini’s tremen­dous show of courage and strength. Truly salute-wor­thy! Cover girl Taapsee Pannu is spunky ‘n’ sassy too. A techie-turned-ac­tor, Taapsee gave up a break with the pres­ti­gious In­fosys for a break in the movies - to fol­low her gut. That she bat­tled weight is­sues along the way to even­tu­ally make her mark as an ac­tion hero­ine is what makes her jour­ney ex­tra­or­di­nary. Read ‘Fit & Fa­mous’ for some fit­spir­ing mes­sages from the ac­tor her­self. …’Happy Re­la­tion­ship’ sends out a strong mes­sage too - make re­spect, not ro­mance, rule your re­la­tion­ship. In view of in­creas­ing di­vorces and breakups, we’ve put to­gether a lit­tle guide on how to read the signs of a healthy/ un­healthy/ abu­sive re­la­tion­ship. Mea­sure your re­la­tion­ship-ome­ter on it, and make the ‘R’ word count! …Don’t just count drugs or al­co­hol as sources of ad­dic­tion. Neg­a­tive think­ing (‘Healthy Mind’) can be ad­dic­tive too, lead­ing to stress, ill­ness and mis­ery… This Au­gust, our in­de­pen­dence month, pledge to free your­self from neg­a­tive thoughts and be­liefs. Em­brace pos­i­tiv­ity, and re­mem­ber, pos­i­tive thoughts lead to pos­i­tive ac­tions, lead­ing to pos­i­tive re­sults… Read also our ar­ti­cles on how to fight a gall­blad­der at­tack, bulk up with cir­cuit train­ing, whip up a healthy mon­soon meal and more… All served with healthy doses of love. And be­fore sign­ing off, cheers to our pow­er­puff girls of In­dian cricket! While they didn’t win the Cup, they cer­tainly won our hearts with their ter­rific dis­play of grit ‘n’ gump­tion. More power to them!

“We are put in sit­u­a­tions to build our char­ac­ter... not de­stroy us.” Nick Vu­ji­cic

vin­o­dini@mag­na­m­ags.com

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