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Healthy Aging & Living

Healthy Aging & Living

Have you done everything you can to promote your own health and well being?

Planning & Preparing for Life's Transitions

Planning & Preparing for Life's Transitions

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Illness, Palliative & Hospice Care

Illness, Palliative & Hospice Care

Information and resources for those dealing with serious illness, end of life or loss of loved ones.

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Mission

We promote the practice of living and ageing well while preparing for life’s transitions – including advanced illness in the family and friend circle

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Purpose

We strive to provide you with the information and resources you need on your journey towards SUKHAM: fulfillment, peace, joy and contentment.

Sukham Spotlight

Sukham Spotlight

Our Spotlight features recent, interesting articles or news stories that are related to our mission: “news that you can use.” Check back in for new posts!

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Sukham Blog Repository

Sukham Blog Repository

Articles on Health & Wellbeing that you can use

Sukham Blog

These articles by Mukund Acharya are the latest in a series on Health & Wellbeing that appear monthly in India Currents and are shared with permission. Please visit the Sukham Blog Repository above for earlier articles

All That You Need to Know About Nutrition for South Asians

I typed the word – nutrition – in the Google search bar. About 1,480,000,000 results (0.63 seconds) appeared with a display of the first 11 links.

Whoa! I paused, then I typed –  Nutrition for South Asians. About 97,700,000 results (0.60 seconds) was the result.  I let this number sink in. What could I tell readers about nutrition in 1000 words or less that would actually be useful?

I narrowed my research to four questions.  What are the principal do’s and don’ts for nutrition and healthy eating? What restrictions do health conditions pose? Are credible, well-researched guides available to help us develop individualized plans? Can we adapt these guidelines to cuisines we enjoy?

This article is about healthy eating using Indian, South-Asian and other preferred diets. In a nutshell, abide by these overarching rules:

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Pranayama: A Matter of Life and Breath

 Scholars of Sanskrit give us various meanings for the word Prana including breath (or life-force), energy, spirit and soul. A simple meaning of Pranayama is breath control. An important text in Hindu tradition compiled prior to 400 CE, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, describes the theory and practice of Yoga. The section on practice, or Sadhana Pada, describes Pranayama – breathing techniques to control the prana or life force – as the fourth of eight branches or limbs of Yoga, preliminary to the subsequent branches of withdrawal of the senses and concentration.

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What Is The Key To Healthy Aging?

Aging is not an event – it’s a continuous process. It can creep up on you, sometimes in a disruptive fashion. However, it is an inexorable process. Have you noticed, however that although we’re all aging, some people feel older or younger than they are? How old do you feel? Would you like to know if there’s a better way to age?  To age well? 

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