Health and Wellness

Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’
Mental health can be defined as ‘a state of wellbeing in which an individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community.’
Have you thought about your mental health?
Have you thought about your mental health?
12 May 2019

Preservation of a sound mind is among the foundational principles of Islam's ethical code, which strives to ensure the dignity and honour of each individual from day to day, throughout the course of life. In general, it is also important to become more aware of, and to consider integrating holistic wellbeing into our daily routine, as this can have a benefit on the quality of our lives.

World Health Day: Health for all
World Health Day: Health for all
5 April 2019

World Health Day is commemorated on 7 April all over the world, to raise awareness and draw attention towards the importance of global health. To mark this occasion, The.Ismaili highlights the need to take care of one’s well being in the face of increasing public health concerns.

It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
It is possible to coexist in a healthy way in both actual and virtual communities so long as balance is maintained and lines of communication remain open.
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
Coexisting in two worlds: Young people and the Internet
24 March 2019

In today’s age, children are born into the world and in many cases the first thing they are exposed to by their parents is a smartphone to capture and share their newborn images. This is often an indication of things to come, where electronic devices become a consistent part of their lives. The presence of such devices mean that children are going online at a younger age, but what implications could this have?

In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
In this age of constant connectivity, there is both an expectation and perhaps a desire to always be contactable, in a plethora of ways.
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
Are you ‘connected’? The Internet and its potential impact on health
26 February 2019

It is estimated that at the end of 2018, 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, were using the Internet. While the Internet has brought about many positive changes, there have also been some undesirable effects of its growth and increased usage.

When diagnosed with cancer, Munira Premji decided to rethink time management altogether.
When diagnosed with cancer, Munira Premji decided to rethink time management altogether.
Don’t Chase Time, Manage Your Energy
Don’t Chase Time, Manage Your Energy
29 November 2018

Not enough hours in the day? Constantly chasing time? According to Munira Premji, time is finite, but a better way to changing lifestyle, is to think about managing your energy instead. Read more about how you can increase productivity, improve your mental health and overall wellness - by taking time to nourish your energy, along with your body.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The importance of early detection
30 October 2018

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, and can affect up to one in eight women. Like some other forms of cancer, the condition is treatable, and over 90 per cent of cases are successfully treated when detected early. Men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer in rare instances, with approximately one out of every 100 cases affecting men.

Make sleep a priority so you can wake up feeling refreshed, re-energized and reinvigorated
Make sleep a priority so you can wake up feeling refreshed, re-energized and reinvigorated
It’s Time to Make Sleep a Priority
It’s Time to Make Sleep a Priority
22 October 2018

Are you getting enough sleep? Or are you among many who think it's a waste of time. Munira Premji, a cancer survivor, talks about how she learned about the important role sleep plays in our overall health. 

From Spicy Summer Rolls to South Asian Pav Bhaji, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre features an array of plant-based recipes.
From Spicy Summer Rolls to South Asian Pav Bhaji, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre features an array of plant-based recipes.
13 Delicious Meatless Meals
13 Delicious Meatless Meals
1 October 2018

To mark World Vegetarian Day, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre shares 13 delicious meatless meals to power up your diet.

From Spinach and Potato Kebabs, to Persian Herbed Rice with Fish, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre features an enticing collection of heart healthy meals.
From Spinach and Potato Kebabs, to Persian Herbed Rice with Fish, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre features an enticing collection of heart healthy meals.
15 recipe ideas for heart-healthy meals
15 recipe ideas for heart-healthy meals
26 September 2018

To mark World Heart Day, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre shares 15 heart-smart recipes to help you protect your heart.

Find tips to help make lunchbox packing a breeze, and a yummy treat that children won't be able to resist!
Find tips to help make lunchbox packing a breeze, and a yummy treat that children won't be able to resist!
Back to School! - Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Children
Back to School! - Healthy Lunchbox Ideas for Children
4 September 2018

It's that time of the year again - back to school for children! If you're a parent trying to find creative ideas to ensure a healthy meal for your child, we've got you covered! Nutritionist, Shameera Somani and Afshan Khoja have prepared some handy tips to help make lunchbox packing a breeze, and a yummy treat that children won't be able to resist!

With a little planning, it's possible to eat nutritious meals while travelling.
With a little planning, it's possible to eat nutritious meals while travelling.
How to eat healthy while traveling
How to eat healthy while traveling
30 June 2018

Many of us find it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits during travel. While it's fair to indulge a little (especially if you're traveling for pleasure), it's also possible to be healthy and mindful during your journey! Join Anar Allidina RD, CDE, MPH on a virtual trip toward a healthier travel experience.

The perfect blend of egg and creamy custard make these pastéis de nata simply irresistible!
The perfect blend of egg and creamy custard make these pastéis de nata simply irresistible!
Diamond Jubilee Special: Taste of Culture - Lisbon, Portugal
Diamond Jubilee Special: Taste of Culture - Lisbon, Portugal
27 June 2018

To celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee, The.Ismaili Nutrition Centre is pleased to launch "Taste of Culture" - a celebration of our cultural diversity through the joy of food. Travel around the world with us, as we dish out food secrets from across the world. From Dar-es-Salaam to Dallas, discover some of the most notable and mouth-watering local dishes that promise to make you a cultural connoisseur. Our next stop: Lisbon, Portugal!

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