LIFESYTLE




One of the most looked forward to aspects of retirement is Leisure and Entertainment. There is more time available to enjoy these pursuits. There are a lot of opportunities available to spend your time.

We at Retyrsmart, will bring you ideas and thoughts on what to do with your free time.

In this section you will find articles and blogs regarding Lifestyle published on our site since the beginning.

Have Fun Reading !!

Team Retyrsmart

  • Japan is an interesting place – check these facts

    The more you get to know about Japan the more there is still to know. Among the oldest civilizations it has one of the most cultured citizenries in the world. Still steeped in many of the ancient cultural traditions that marks Japan as quite a unique country. Here is a chance to bring up your knowledge quotient on Japan...... .. . ..Read More

     
  • Check out what fruits can help you with your weight loss plan

    Losing weight is an eternal quest for many of us. Met with varying levels of success. The key to a good weight loss plan is know what to eat when which is as important as how much to eat. Here is looking at the role certain fruits can play in helping you with your weight loss plan..... .. . ..Read More

     
  • How to be less forgetful

    Forgot that. Forgot this. This is a constant refrain with a number of us. It can create a lot of disturbance in us when forgetfulness becomes a norm. While aging is inevitable and may play a role in increasing forgetfulness, there may be ways to fight. It may be worth looking at the strategies suggested in the article below.... .. . ..Read More

     
  • Keep yourself occupied meaningfully in retirement

    One of the challenges of retirement is that you may end up with way too much time on your hands. Its usually not a good thing as it could lead to boredom or even depression. The article below lists out a number of activities you could pursue in retirement to keep yourself occupied meaningfully.... .. . ..Read More

     
  • 7 Proven Health Benefits of Prayer

    Power of prayer. We do pray for the well being of our loved and ourselves. Even as we experience the effects of our prayers taking place, its interesting to know that research indicates a close association between prayer and benefits to our emotional, physical and mental health. The article below lists out 7 such health benefits... .. . ..Read More

     
  • Explore India’s UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites

    India has always treasured its perennial glory when it comes to culture and history. From man-made marvels to natural wonders, the country offers a plethora of stunning sites that should be at the top of every travellers’ bucket list.

    Travelyaari, the leading online bus ticketing platform, shares an insight on the handpicked locations of top 10 world heritage sites listed by UNESCO.. .. . ..Read More

     
  • Being happy is easier than you thought

    The good news is there are plenty of things you can do to boost your mood and put a smile on your face. In honor of International Day of Happiness — or any day when you just need a boost — try one of these ways to put your mind in a more pleasant place. They'll help you out when you're feeling less than chipper. .. . ..Read More

     
  • Do you see yourself writing a living will?

    The Supreme Court of India very recently passed a landmark judgement on passive euthanasia. In the article below the author makes a strong case for writing a living will which could very well define how you choose to exit this world. Team RetyrSmart would love to hear from our readers about what they feel about passive euthanasia and a living will. .. . ..Read More

     
  • 6 things to focus on while buying travel insurance

    The temperatures have started to soar and many of you must be planning to holiday in cooler climes abroad. Amidst the fun and frolic, do not forget to pack a travel insurance policy. It covers you in unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, flight delays, baggage loss etc. While it is a mandatory requirement for certain countries, it’s advisable to acquire a good travel insurance for wherever you go. .. . ..Read More

     
  • Nap away to a better life

    Most readers would take this as good news feels Team RetyrSmart. We all love our naps. What’s seen as an indulgence seems to come with a long list of benefits. So with the backing of scientific research go on and enjoy some extra sleep ... . ..Read More

     
  • Explore these diet changes suggested by 5 dietitians

    In the article below 5 Dietitians suggest one significant change each that you could explore to make your nutrition quotient stronger than before. Team RetyrSmart feels eating healthy is important for everyone even more so as you grow older and would be happy if readers find any of these suggested changes useful to them ... . ..Read More

     
  • Did you know all these fascinating things about Norway?

    How many of our readers would have thought of holidaying in Norway ? Team RetyrSmart would like our readers to know more about Norway through the article below. And see if Norway gets added to your bucket list ... . ..Read More

     
  • Age is no limiting factor if you want to help others

    Let us be inspired by the great and selfless work being done by many of our fellow citizens even as they themselves embrace old age. Team RetyrSmart is happy to share this piece which lists out five such who are doing yeoman service in their golden years.

    Irrespective of age, these individuals continue to inspire and work for the betterment of the society, creating opportunities for others. ......Read More

     
  • Find ways to save money to make online shopping more interesting

    While visiting an offline store still has its charm, there is something to be said about the ease and convenience of using your phone or computer to search for and buy something online, pay for it with a few clicks and have it delivered to you. Each shopping website, bank and wallet provider is trying to offer the best possible deal. Patanjali Somayaji, co-founder of the Walnut App, lists seven ways to save money when shopping online. . ......Read More

     
  • Understanding the different types and styles of yoga

    There are so many different types of yoga out there, whether you want a more physically demanding class or an easy, relaxing, meditative class. With each style a bit different from the others, you'll find variations depending on the teacher. I recommend giving a few styles and teachers a try before settling on your favorite. Even if you're a seasoned yogi with a dedicated practice, flexibility and variation with any of the following styles could enhance your overall yoga experience and challenge you to break out of your comfort zone. ......Read More

     
  • Want to look and feel younger? Try these foods

    With a lifestyle like ours, struggling to stay fit and eat healthy is a task most of us fail at almost every day. But what if we told you there are some magical foods that you can have to slow ageing and get a glowing skin? ......Read More

     
  • Want to break a bad habit ? Check out these steps

    We all have habits we’d probably be better off without. Whether you bite your nails, smoke cigarettes, or want to improve your eating habits, it can be hard to know where to start and imagine what life would look like without this habit. Getting rid of the habits that have a negative effect on your life can seem like a daunting task. For me, my big bad habit was finally giving up smoking. I’d tried it multiple times over the years, using a variety of different techniques—patches, gum, going cold turkey, even hypnosis—only to be back at it the next time something stressful happened. . ......Read More

     
  • Yoga can make you feel better in the long term

    Most of us would have dabbled with Yoga sometime or the other in our life. Many of us would have pursued it quite seriously with differing degrees of benefits accruing. Serious practitioners or otherwise, it may be useful to be reminded of the benefits of Yoga which the author of this article captures in a very simple manner. Team RetyrSmart tends to agree with the author that for all the benefits it offers, Yoga cannot be seen as a cure all and must be followed along with other healthy practices. . ......Read More

     
  • Some tips to help keep dementia away

    Dementia is a sword dangling over any older person’s head. While everyone doesn’t get dementia as they get older, the fear still remains. Team RetyrSmart invites its readers to consider some things as enumerated in the article to try and keep dementia away.

    To prevent the risk of dementia in old age, here are eight lifestyle changing tips that can help in the long run. Although, research has not yet discovered a cure for dementia, changes in diet, exercise and daily routine can reduce the risk factors, reports express.co.uk. . ......Read More

     
  • Your Health Is In Your Hands

    Have you looked at your hands recently? They may have a story to tell you. A story about your health. Which may even serve as an early warning to you and/or your caregiver. Team RetyrSmart would like you, our reader, to pay attention to what your hands are telling you

    Our bodies give us an array of signals about our health, from our tongues to our toes. Let’s take a look at what your hands are telling you about your overall health. ......Read More

     
  • Wondering why you are not adding new friends as you are growing older

    Blame it on social media. Unless you are a minor celebrity and have the requisite 5,000 friends on your personal page, you may just have a few hundred. Among those, the closest would probably be on speed dial on your phone and if you happen to be instagramming, their comments would be the most scathing and the most sarcastic. Why? Their special status as lifelong friends gives them carte blanche and they do not mince their words. Well, we wouldn’t take it from anybody else either! ......Read More

     
  • Reducing your salt intake. What should you do?

    The two most prominent dietary risks for death and disability in the world are not eating enough fruit and eating too much salt. Eating too little fruit kills nearly five million people every year, and eating too much salt kills four million.

    There are three things we can do to lower our salt intake. First, don’t add salt at the table. One third of us add salt to our food before even tasting it! Second, stop adding salt while you’re cooking. At first, the food may taste bland, but within two to four weeks, “as the sensitivity of the salt taste receptors in the mouth become more sensitive to the taste of salt in the usual concentrations”—believe it or not—you may actually prefer the taste of food with less salt.. ... . ..Read More

     
  • Get the Fried Taste but not the oil with these Air Fryer recipes

    Once upon a time, eating cleaner meant cutting back on hash browns, fried chicken, and doughnuts. And then came the air fryer.

    According to a Pinterest study, this nifty new appliance is going to be a big deal in 2018, thanks to a cooking method that swaps the vat of oil for a mechanical fan to keep traditionally deep-fried delicacies low (or even completely free) of grease. Looks like dreams really do come true for those of us who really (really) like fried food but hold ourselves back because, you know, trans fats/heart disease/etc. . ... . ..Read More

     
  • Stuck in Traffic? Yoga to help you keep calm

    Morning snarls, rush hour traffic, and the pollution can weigh the best of us down, even before reaching the work place, drawing from our productivity. The result is, we reach work half tired, irritated and ready to unleash our wrath on the slightest provocation. But what if there were ways to retain the loss of energy and simple exercises that you can practice while stuck in a thick unrelenting traffic! Here are seven yoga exercises from yoga expert Kamlesh Barwal, author of the book, Log Off To Log In, that you can do right at your steering wheel to relax and find peace in the moment. ... . ..Read More

     
  • If its July it must be Munnar ! Kerala Destinations by Month

    Kerala often figures in the must-see destinations for those outside the State and even abroad. This year, make it a point to indulge yourself in all things (and places) Kerala by allotting a weekend a month for one place. The highlight of 2018 is Munnar as the neelakurinji will be in full bloom by mid-year. It is true that the State is more or less a year-round destination but we have prepared a calendar for you with the help of travel enthusiasts to make it easier for you. Happy Journey!... . ..Read More

     
  • Worrying May Come With Benefits

    For some people, worrying manifests in the form of problem-solving that spins out of control and leads to anxiety, insomnia, or even panic attacks. Interestingly, others see it as an important part of cognitive functioning.

    In medicine and psychology, a certain kind of patient is referred to as "the worried well." This expression describes someone who panics at the slightest ache or pain and floods the offices of physicians, acupuncturists, and naturopaths with their disastrous self-diagnosis and imagined catastrophic outcomes. Then there are the worriers who panic about being too late or too early, being held up at the grocery store, or immediately assume that "no news is bad news."... . ..Read More

     
  • Say YES to Finding Your Passion

    Do you know what your passion is? You know, that thing that makes life worth living; the activity that makes hours fly by in what feels like minutes; that part of your week that excites, invigorates and inspires you. It is the thing you would do no matter where you live, no matter how much money you are making, no matter how good or bad life seems.

    Wait, you don’t have something like that in your life? You’re not alone. Not everyone finds their passion(s) that easily. Some of us are lucky enough to discover our passion as children in dance classes, summer camp or even while inspecting bugs under microscopes, but there are plenty more of us who bounce halfheartedly from one hobby to another for decades before we latch on to something that really sticks. ... . ..Read More

     
  • Best Offbeat Places to Visit in North India

    India is full of fascinating places to visit. Some of these places, like the Taj Mahal, are popular attractions that draw in tourists from all over the world. However, there are several other places that are not as famous but make for excellent vacation spots. Hidden from the eyes of clichéd tourists, these places are cleaner, quieter and more alluring to those who like to try out new experiences in unchartered territories. The northern part of India in particular in particular has several amazing offbeat places one can explore. As we slowly warm up to 2018 and start planning our travels, here are some of the best offbeat places to visit in north India for you to consider in your plans. . ... . ..Read More

     
  • 5 Amazing Benefits of Decluttering

    Tis the season to declutter! After hectic holiday schedules wind down, I always find myself turning an eye to the clutter we’ve accumulated throughout the year, and I know I’m not alone. Decluttering can just plain make a room look nicer, but there are also some surprising benefits of decluttering.

    How do we accumulate so much stuff throughout the year? I’m not a big shopper, yet somehow we end up bursting at the seams. It’s like we are goldfish, filling our homes to maximum capacity. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to take stock and get rid of some stuff. ... . ..Read More

     
  • We can expect to live longer! How to deal well with this boon

    Thanks to advances in medical technology and a thriving society, we can now look forward to living much longer than ever before. In the early 1900s, average U.S. life expectancy was around 45-50 years; today, Americans who are alive at age 65 can expect to live, on average, another twenty years. This extension in lifespans is common across most developed and developing economies. ... . ..Read More

     
  • 10 After Retirement Business Ideas To Choose From

    If you have recently retired from the corporate world you must surely be looking for a new challenge. Why not consider some business ideas after retirement?

    Many of you who have retired after having been employees all your life, should find the thought of running your own show quite exciting. Its all about building a business that reflects your interests and values. So, if you're thinking of launching a business during your retirement, here are some business ideas after retirement that we at RetyrSmart have put together for you: . ... . ..Read More

     
  • The 10 Most Beautiful Places to See in Mumbai

    There’s much to see in Mumbai and it is virtually impossible to behold all its beauty in the span of a day or a week. Even a lifetime, they say, is not enough. But we’ve done the hard work here, and whittled down Mumbai’s beauty into ten essential must-see places. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a Mumbaikar for life, consider yourself a Mumbai pro if you’ve seen these ten gorgeous sites. Some of these are heritage structures, others are public areas, and still others are spaces that have been converted into works of art courtesy initiatives by St+art and Asian Paints. ... . ..Read More

     
  • 9 easy habits that’ll help prevent obesity

    You can prevent obesity and related health problems like diabetes, hypertension and hormonal disorders by changing a few lifestyle habits. Stop smoking, eat right at the right time, have a balanced diet and meditate, suggest experts.

    Here’s a detailed list of the lifestyle changes to make to keep obesity away ... . ..Read More

     
  • Travellers' Top Tips to Pack Smart

    We reached out to Top Contributors in our traveller community and asked for their best-ever packing tips. Here’s what they had to say.

    • Pack light to travel light. If you can manage with a carry-on, do it. Try taking half of the things you need and twice the money. You can make buying a few new items a fun part of the adventure. ... . ..Read More

     
  • Five Little Ways To Be Happier In 2018

    It's that time of the year again – most of us are busy making new year resolutions that we are hoping to stick with throughout the year (or, at least until mid-January). Whether it's eating more veggies, learning new skills, petting more dogs or worrying less. Whatever your resolutions are, make sure that "being happy" is also included in that list. ... . ..Read More

     
  • The Unexplored Seven Sister States of India

    Ever-wandering Indian travelers go all out to explore the length and breadth of this vast country. From Kashmir in the north to Kanyakumari in the south, they travel extensively to experience the natural and cultural uniqueness of every region. But, hardly does northeastern India figure in their list. Why so? Is it that the region is not easily accessible or that it does not get its due share of publicity to create enough awareness among travelers? ... . ..Read More

     
  • 9 Natural Ways to Boost Your Energy Levels

    With increasingly busy lives, many people regularly find themselves feeling tired and drained. However, if the tiredness you’re experiencing is lifestyle-related, there are lots of things you can do to increase your energy levels.

    This article looks at 9 ways you can change your lifestyle and boost your energy levels naturally.. . .. . ..Read More

     
  • Best places to enjoy hot air ballooning in India

    Before the Wright Brothers took to the skies, there were the Montgolfier Brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, inventors of the hot air balloon. Their invention was the first successful human-carrying flight technology. And though it might be over 200 years old, it made its way to India less than a decade ago.. ..Read More

     
  • 5 amazing benefits of green tea that you didn’t know about

    Green tea is packed with antioxidants that help boost your immune system and fight free-radical damage (which helps prevent cancer).

    But here’s what you probably didn’t know:

    1. It makes you look younger

    Because green tea helps fight inflammation and slows the ageing of cells (thanks antioxidants!), it can lessen wrinkle development and make your skin appear brighter and younger. Apply topically too! . . .. . ..Read More

     
  • 3 stress-busting meditation techniques to help you disconnect

    In an ideal world, we would sleep for eight hours in the night, eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis and exercise and meditate for an hour every day. But this is a utopian fantasy. In the real world, we’re pushing against deadlines, trying to keep up with friends and family and dealing with our phones distracting us every second of the day. So, while we work towards an ideal lifestyle where we do all of the above (we wish), it’s better to fit a bite-sized portion of healthfulness into our day, be it a 15-minute power walk, a green juice or micro-meditation that we can practice for just a few minutes. The reason most people don’t meditate (despite the fact that all of us need to), is because we get intimidated with the idea of sitting in one spot for a long period of time. However, meditation can happen anytime, anywhere. You just need a single point of focus for a few minutes. Remember it’s not how long you meditate but how regularly you do. These micro-meditation techniques will get you ready for longer sitting practices and of course work as a balm when you’re stressed or agitated. . .. . ..Read More

     
  • 25 Places you have to visit in 2018

    The more you travel, the more you realise there's so much of the world still to discover.

    In order to help you put together your 2018 travel bucket list, Business Insider asked the world's most esteemed travel experts -- from the likes of Airbnb and Lonely Planet to independent bloggers and backpacking Instagrammers -- for the one destination everyone should visit in the new year.. .. . ..Read More

     
  • Take the road less traveled with these European gems

    Ski slopes without lift lines. Steaming thermal baths. Rich fireside meals. While most people flock to Europe in the summer, winter has its own charms — especially if you avoid the most popular destinations like France and Italy. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by what you’ll find: intricate architecture, alluring streets, free-flowing wine; in other words, everything you’d expect from Europe — but with fewer crowds and, in some cases, for half the price. This winter, here are three European destinations you should consider. . .. . ..Read More

     
  • 5 Hacks to a Happier Life

    As we begin to contemplate the state of our lives in preparation for the New Year, it’s helpful to clarify what actually makes us happy. So, what is it? What makes you truly happy? . . . . ..Read More

     
  • Indian islands you have never heard of

    When travellers list the charms of India, most think of its snow-capped mountains, tropical forests, and majestic forts and palaces. It is the rare tourist who thinks of India as a nation with beautiful isles beyond the biggest of the Andaman and Nicobar formations, or Lakshadweep. Yet India is home to more than a thousand islands, big and small. Lounge presents a selection of the loveliest . . . . ..Read More

     
  • 68 Interesting Facts about Denmark

    Denmark most likely means “Land of the Danes.” The first mention of the name of the kingdom Denmark comes from about A.D. 900 in King Alfred the Great of England’s translation of Orosius’ Geography.[12] . . . ..Read More

     
  • 5 Ways to Make Your Daily Walk More Fun

    Walking is a low-maintenance, low-impact way to stay healthy, mobile and flexible. So much so that 145 million adults include walking as part of their healthy lifestyle, and 62 percent report walking 10 minutes or more each week. While walking is a great way to stay fit, as a personal trainer I can tell you that it’s not the most exciting aerobic activity, especially if you do the same walk every single day

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  • 10 reasons why you should head to Peru for your next vacation

    As Indians started travelling a lot more than ever before, their quest for something interesting and not too mainstream increased as well. As a result, many people now ditch the regular 'tourist spots' and explore a city or town with a new persective. For many years, Peru wasn't the first choice for Indians who wanted to travel oversaes. But slowly, mindsets are changing. If you wish to try something totally different too, here are 10 reasons why you should plan a trip to Peru

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  • Celebrate the magic of getting older

    OCTOBER 1 is the International Day of Older Persons so, no matter how old you are, get out there and dress inappropriately, have a laugh and maybe get together with some older friends.

    Because we all want to stay well as we age, we invited Dr Frances Batchelor, the director of clinical gerontology at the National Ageing Research Institute, to share some advice with our readers on healthy living. ...Read More

     
  • 4 must visit destinations in Kerala

    With hundreds of miles of glorious Arabian Sea coastline, idyllic, tranquil backwaters, and the tea covered slopes of the Western Ghats – Kerala is rightly considered to be one of India’s most beautiful states.

    Here are 4 must-visit destinations when you’re there! . ...Read More

     
  • Healthy Investments

    Few things are livelier than the festival season, but these special times of the year are also the biggest impediment to your healthy lifestyle. As sweets get replaced by more sweets, and hectic socialising becomes the norm, your diet goes for a toss. Well, there's always the rest of the year. And for the rest of the year, may I include a list of things you may want to invest in so that you can have a happy, healthy holiday season. ...Read More

     
  • 5 Detox Practices You Can Do Every Single Day

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    We all hear about detoxification programs that are meant to reboot our systems and renew our bodies. These can be great in the short term or to get our health back on track, but it’s far more important to gently detox our body and mind daily to avoid a buildup of toxins and symptoms like fatigue and headaches. A complete daily detox means taking a holistic approach and incorporating mind, body, and spirit. Here are five quick and easy tips to detox every single day and keep your mood, energy levels, and health exactly where you want them: ...Read More

     
  • Top 10 breathtaking places to have on your travel list

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    Just about everyone needs a list of travel destinations, much like a bucket list of places you must see before you leave this earth.

    Deciding on places to populate that list can be really overwhelming because it’s such a big, beautiful world out there. There is just so much to see, from natural wonders to man-made masterpieces. The choices are limitless in the course of your lifetime. ..Read More

     
  • 45 Life Lessons Written by a "90-Year-Old" Woman

    People often tell Regina Brett how great she looks for her age. Turns out, she is actually in her 50s — not 90. She wrote down these life lessons the night before her 45th birthday after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Over that past decade, these lessons have gone viral on the Internet amid claims that she is 90 years old. Luckily, she finds humor in this misrepresentation, knowing how many lives she has touched. ....Read More

     
  • 10 best Mughlai recipes

    Biryani itself a very delicious treat and if it is Mughlai Pulao then it is such a double treat with double richness. This pulao recipe is one of the best rice dish you will ever find. You can make this delicious Mughlai cuisine for your family and friends on special occasions and festivals like Eid. This main dish recipe is cooked using rice, chicken, chicken tikka, and ground spices and is lip-smacking.! ....Read More

     
  • 8 Ways to Avoid Car Sickness

    Do you dread road trips because they come with a side of the dizzies? Try some of these ways to avoid car sickness, so you can enjoy your travels more this summer! ....Read More

  • Best monsoon holiday places in India for family vacations.

    Since the monsoons are here, it is now time to plan your monsoon holidays for 2017. There is no better time for a family vacation and India is home to some of the best monsoon holiday places. We give you some of the finest monsoon destinations in India for a vacation with your family and kids

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  • How to Declutter Your Social Media Life for Better Productivity.

    Nowadays, social media comes in a package with the internet connection. Whether you want it or not, everyone and everything is on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and many other similar sites. To feel part of your extended group of friends and to be able to tap into the life of the community, one needs to be a well-versed social media user... Read More

  • 7 Things Everyone Needs to Get Rid Of to Be Instantly Happier .

    It’s May. 2017. Holy moly. Spring is officially in full swing, which got me thinking, Does anyone actually spring clean anymore? Let's take a look at what that actually means: “To clean all of a place, especially your house, very well, including parts you do not often clean.” Sounds very healthy to me....Read More

  • Top 5 spiritual destinations in India for 2017

    Spirituality is the backbone of India, as said by Swami Vivekananda, and we have to agree with him on that. India is indeed deeply tied to its spirituality. It is home to millions of gods and several faiths, many of which share the same roots. And the country is dotted with numerous points of faith, places.. Read More
     

  • What Makes Our Listening Ineffective and How to Improve It.

    Engaging in selective listening may be the easiest way to pick a fight with your significant other. I know I’m guilty of it. I listen to what he says and assume I understand what he means, and not always in a positive way... Read More

  • Travel Therapy : the best getaways from Delhi

    A few meandering and rickety turns lead you to the magnificent palace-turned-hotel. Like many other Neemrana properties, this too is a restored fort. Legend has it that Maharaja Balwant Singh of Alwar started the construction of this fort but died a sudden death within 13 years. The fort was left abandoned for years before Neemrana took it under its wings... Read More