Air Force Association - Kozhikode Chapter


One who is stable and established in the self is healthy. That is to say that identifying a healthy person doesn’t only entail physical fitness, but what’s even more crucial is ones mental fitness. One cannot say that ‘I’m healthy, but not interested in life’. The enthusiasm in life shows how healthy you are.

Body, mind and spirit are like a tripod – even if one aspect isn’t functioning properly, our life will not be balanced and that will lead to ill health. Yoga (a component of ayurveda) is that link which creates a harmony by aligning all the three components (body, mind and spirit) into one. This harmony, in turn exists to support life.

Yoga is an integral part of our lifestyle. It removes the impurities from the level of mind and unites everything with the spirit. For instance, insomnia could be connected to stress, anxiety or depression. You have to address that issue instead of merely taking medication. This way, you have a wider perception of your own mind, body, thoughts and emotions and there’s more clarity and you are able to guide your prana (life force) in a positive way to progress in life.

One can start practicing Yoga at any given moment of time and you may start with meditation or directly with pranayama without even doing the asanas (postures). Make sure that when you practice yoga asanas, you don’t just stretch the body because the mind has to be with the body. You can’t be watching television or reading the newspaper because if your awareness isn’t there, the asanas won’t have much effect on you. But if each stretch is synchronized with the breath and awareness, your practice will become a yogic practice.

Prostate Problems:

Prostate problems are common in men age 50 and older. Sometimes men feel symptoms themselves, or sometimes their doctors find prostate problems during routine exams. Doctors who are experts in diseases of the urinary tract (urologists) diagnose and treat prostate problems.

Symptoms include:

needing to go for a pee more often, especially at night - for example if you often need to go again two hours after urinating

difficulty starting to urinate

straining or taking a long time to finish urinating

a weak flow when you urinate

a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly

needing to rush to the toilet - you may occasionally leak before you get there

Prevent Back Pain

Back pain affects most of us at some time in our lives. It is the most common reasons for absence from work and having to visit the doctor. Back pain is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation.

The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include symptoms other than pain. These symptoms may include tingling, weakness or numbness.

Prevent Heart Disease

It may not be at the top of most women’s to-do lists, but caring for your heart through a healthy diet and regular physical activity is the secret weapon to preventing heart disease. While many may assume that popping a few pills that your healthcare provider prescribed is enough to quell symptoms or prevent a heart attack, the real preventative power lies with real changes to your lifestyle – which can reduce the risk for heart disease by as much as 80 percent.


Chikungunya is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. The disease shares some clinical signs with dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.