Notes from the editor
Does stress-relief to you mean watching a movie on Netflix, reading your favourite fiction, or binging on ice-cream? Well, incidentally, they all do little to reduce the damaging effects of STRESS – the leading cause for the staggering increase in cancer, strokes and heart attacks in the past few years. What works is something you are doing right now – BREATHING! To mark the occasion of Stress Awareness Day in November, we show you how deep breathing is the single most effective weapon against stress. Turn to ‘Tension Tamers’ to understand the techniques of focused breathing, and how it is a proven tool for healing and well-being… Another important health day falls in November – World Diabetes Day – and to observe that, we have put together detailed articles on diabetes care and diet. Reportedly, millions have prediabetes but don’t know about it. While ‘Health Focus’ tells you why it’s important to find out and act, to lower your risk; ‘Healthy Recipes’ serves up a delicious array of dishes to pep up your diabetic meal. Both enlightening reads… Cover woman Mandira Bedi’s story on how she turned a fitness enthusiast is inspiring too. Mandira is a workout addict who enjoys her long runs, weight training and healthy eating. ‘Fit & Famous’ not only recounts the actress’ highly impressive weight loss and bodybuilding journey, it is also a visual delight – Mandira’s rock hard abs will knock you out! The wedding season has begun… And we at ‘H & N’ have compiled a ‘Wedding Special’ that will help you be a knock-out bride and groom! Wellresearched articles on bridal skin and haircare; diet plans to beat D-Day stress; advice on starting a healthy sexual life and more… Our Special sizzles, as we toast togetherness, and wish happiness and health to all the couples-to-be! Love, be loved, and happy ‘I Do’ Day!