Health and Wellness
Educating yourself on how to regulate and feel your emotions in a productive way is often the first step to a healthy and mindful daily routine. If you have difficulty getting in touch with your emotions, feel overwhelmed by them, or don't understand what emotions can feel like, you are not alone.
Mental health isn't just the absence of mental illness. It extends to a more holistic spectrum of emotional and social well being, and affects how we think, feel, and act. To raise awareness of mental health issues globally and mobilise efforts around it, World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year. This year's theme highlights the urgency to make quality mental health care a reality for all.
A dramatic reduction in face-to-face interactions, concern for older relatives, and uncertainty over examinations and future prospects have placed a heavy burden on today’s youth. When it comes to mental health, young people are facing one of the most pressing challenges in recent times.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc and redefine normalcy for almost everyone in every part of the world. The past 18 months have been a uniquely challenging time on many fronts. As we learn to adapt to new ways of living, the ongoing uncertainty continues to challenge us at a level much more profound than we may realise.
The changes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every aspect of life, and often leave us feeling physically and emotionally tired without understanding why. Our ability to recover after hardships, also known as resilience, is key in helping us to adapt to new situations in our lives. Read on for eight tips on how to build resilience in our rapidly changing world.
Dementia is characterised by confusion, disorientation, and impaired memory — it is often portrayed as a ‘loss of mind.’ In a concerning development, recent studies have linked the overuse of screens and connected devices to reduced attention and failing memory among younger people in what is being described as ‘digital dementia.’
With technology advancing and the world becoming increasingly globalised, the very nature of healthcare provision is changing. Young Ismailis around the world are at the forefront of this transition, pursuing diverse interests to help health workers around the world provide equitable, compassionate, and quality care.
As countries worldwide have been dealing with the problems of the Covid-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to imagine anything worse than communicable or infectious diseases. However in reality, today we are facing the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
In this interview with The Ismaili, Azmina Govindji discusses nutrition and healthy eating for better physical and mental health, and shares advice on how to adjust lifestyle choices to enjoy a better quality of life.
Humans are not only made to move — it is essential to our survival. The World Health Organization attributes over 3 million deaths each year to insufficient physical activity. The more we move, the more we boost the health of our bodies and minds, and the more alive we feel. Walking is one of the simplest ways to stay active.
Ismailis from different parts of the world have stepped up to support their communities and help each other maintain their health and overall wellbeing during the pandemic.
Grains are a basic food in households around the world and can be broken down into two categories: whole grains and refined grains. Unlike the refined grain, the whole grain kernel or the seed has all three parts intact: the bran, germ, and endosperm. Each one of these parts offer health promoting benefits. The bran, which is the outermost layer, contains the fibre, B vitamins, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, and antioxidants. The germ is the centre most part of the seed and it is loaded with healthy fats, vitamin E, B vitamins, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. The endosperm is the innermost layer that holds the carbohydrates, protein, and small amounts of B vitamins.