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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Say no to water between meals

Glugging water during meals severely hampers your stomach's digestive powers and causes insulin levels to fluctuate significantly, warns Microboitic counsellor Shonali Sabherwal
To know if you're drinking enough water, it is often said, just check if you are feeling thirsty. If you aren't, your fluid intake is likely to be just about right. But downing glasses of water along with your meals may not be the best time to quench your thirst.
Macrobiotic counsellor Shonali Sabherwal explains why you should not drink water during your meal. "Most Indians have water along with their meals. The usual theory is washing down the food while eating. People have no idea how wrong this practice is and how difficult this can be for their digestion. For those suffering with digestion problems, the ramifications are manifold. Our stomachs have a knack of knowing when you will eat and starts releasing digestive juices immediately. If you start drinking water at the same time, what you are actually doing is diluting the digestive juices being released to digest your food, thereby hindering them from breaking down food."
Research shows that sipping a little water during meals isn't a cause for concern but drinking a glass or two may interfere with digestion. It is best to drink fluids before and two hours after meals as this helps in absorption of nutrients, researchers have found.
Elaborating on what exactly happens inside you when you glug water during meals, Sabherwal says that it gets absorbed by the intestinal walls of the stomach. "This absorption continues till it becomes concentrated enough for the digestive juices to begin digesting your food. However, due to it getting mixed with water, this concentrated substance is now thicker than the food contents present in your stomach. So less gastric juice will be secreted to digest your food. The result is, undigested food leaks into your system as it gets absorbed through the stomach walls. This will also lead to acid reflux and heart burn." Drinking water with meals can also cause a surge in your insulin levels, almost like the way high glycemic food would affect you, Sabherwal cautions. "The more insulin is released in to your blood stream, the higher the chances of you storing fat in your body."
To avoid watering down your meals, Sabherwal suggests a few don'ts. "Make sure your food is not too salty as that would aggravate your thirst and trigger your need to down more water. Besides, eating in a hurry will cause you to gulp your food down. Most likely, you would feel the need to wash it down with water while you are at it. Instead, chew, chew and then chew some more. We secrete a lot of digestive juices (enzymes) while chewing, which makes our stomach's job easier."
Source:-The Times of India

Regularization of irregularly opened MIS accounts in the multiples Rs.1000/- instead of Rs.1500/- (SB Order No. 10/2014)

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their parent circle

To view Department of Posts (Personnel Division) Memo No.9-7/2013-SPG dated 19-09-2014 please Click Here.

All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents of Posts, Odisha Circle Branch welcomes the Officers of Odisha Circle to Home Circle. 

Purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top etc., by Ministries/ Departments - revision of guidelines, O.M. Dated 19th September, 2014

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2014

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Fighting parents hurt ability to recognise emotions

(PTI) Parents who quarrel in front of their children may be harming their kids' ability to identify and control emotions, according to a new study.

Exposure to verbal and physical aggression between parents may hurt children's ability to regulate their emotions, the study found.

LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade I 2014 held on 20.07.2014 display of Provisional key

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Now, do a stand-up job at work

The headlines have been coming thick and fast: 'Sitting is killing you', 'Sitting is the new smoking', The war on sitting'. In the ever-changing landscape of health hazards, sitting is the new villain - as a Time magazine gif portrays it, a grim reaper creeping up behind you to lop your head off even as you idly hit 'like' on Facebook posts. 

Fitness experts believe the war on sitting can be fought with a simple weapon: by standing more. Of course, ideally all humans should do their jobs while moving around, but since that is not a possible solution in a knowledge economy, the next-best alternative is to stand as much as you can. Or so say the advocates of the 'stand at work' culture, which is slowly filtering into India. 

Source:-The Times of India

Online vigilance clearance for government officials

An online mechanism has been started to provide vigilance clearance for posting, promotion and empanelment of senior government officials. 

The clearance by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is needed for senior level positions or empanelment and also for board-level appointments in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), etc. 

For this, CBI is required to provide inputs on officers being considered for such appointments to the anti-corruption watchdog. An online facility to share information on vigilance clearance has been made operational, official sources said. 

The move will help in reducing the time taken in this procedure which was earlier being done manually and used to take about three months, they said. 

The CVC on an average gets at least 300 reference per month seeking vigilance clearance for officials of All India services -- Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service(IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS), central services officers and board level appointments in PSUs and banks. 

A total of 315 vigilance clearances were processed and issued by the Commission for the board-level appointments last year. These were in addition to about 3,000 such clearances sought in respect of All India Services and Group A officials, the sources said.

Source:-The Economic Times

Long work hours may raise risk of heart disease

Are you a workaholic? Your habits may raise your risk of heart disease, a new study has warned. 

Working for more than 40 hours a week may increase one's risk of developing coronary heart disease, or narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, it says. 

"The longer hours employees worked, the higher their chances of developing coronary heart disease within 10 years, with those working 61 to 70 hours having a 42% increased likelihood of developing the disease, those working 71 to 80 hours having a 63% increased likelihood, and those working more than 80 hours having a 94% increased likelihood," said Dr Yun-Chul Hong, senior author of the study, from the Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Seoul National University. 
Researchers evaluated the association between long working hours and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) estimated by Framingham risk score (FRS) on 8,350 Korean adults. 

The subjects were asked about working hours and health status. Participants also completed physical examinations and biochemical measurements necessary for estimation of FRS. 

Multiple logistic regression was conducted to investigate the association between working hours and the 10-year risk for CHD estimated by FRS. Compared to those who work 31-40 hours, significantly higher 10-year risk was estimated among subjects working longer hours. 

As working hours increased, the odds ratio (OR) for the upper 10% of estimated 10-year risk for CHD increased up to 1.94. 

The study was published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 

Source:-The Times of India