WHO recommends more activities and less screentime for children

World Health Organization (WHO) has brought out new guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behavior and sleep for children below 5 years of age.

WHO recommends no screen time for children below 1 year, and limited screen time for children below 5 years. They should spend time more on physical activities to grow as healthy adults

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Water and health

“ajeernne bheshajam vaari
jeernne vaari balapradam
bhojane chaamritam vaari
bhojanaante vishapradam”

When you have indigestion, water could be a medicine. After digestion, water gives strength. Taking water alongwith food is like nectar (amrit). But taking water immediately after food is like poison (has adverse effect)

Cause of disease

“மிகினும் குறையினும் நோய்செய்யும் நூலோர்
வளிமுதலா எண்ணிய மூன்று”

“mikinum kurayinum noyceyyum noolor
valimutala enniya moonru”

Books written by learned ones state three life forces or energy, starting with Vata (wind). Deficiency or excess of these leads to illness

Tirukkural 941

Seek professional help when you need

There is a famous sloka in Sanskrit which reads as follows:

“amantramaksharam naasti
naasti moolamanaushadham 
ayogyah purusho naasti
yojakahstatra durlabhah’

This can be translated as ‘there is no letter which is not a mantra, there is no root (or herb) which is not a medicine, there is no person who is not suitable (good). What is missing, often, is the person who knows to apply properly in the context

Everything and everyone in the world exist for a reason. It could be used for benefit of one another. But there  should be someone which has the knowledge, experience and willingness to venture into it and help

It is equally applicable in healthcare as well. Now a days, information is available on fingertips for everyone. eg. what causes a disease, what could be the medicines/treatments etc. However, if it is not applied with the help and advice from a well qualified, experienced physician these may  lead to unwanted consequences.

This is true irrespective of whether one is following allopathy, ayurveda, homeopathy etc.