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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

बुजुर्गो के फेसबुक, ट्विटर इस्तेमाल करने से मधुमेह और रक्तचाप में कमी


न्यूयॉर्क: आप अपने दादा-दादी को फेसबुक पर दोस्त बनाते और ऑनलाइन चैट या मैसेंजर का स्मार्टफोन पर इस्तेमाल करते देख हैरान होते होंगे? यदि ऐसा है तो चैन की सांस लीजिए. बुजुर्गो का सोशल मीडिया में लगे रहना उनके अकेलेपन को कम करने के साथ मधुमेह और उच्च रक्तचाप को घटाता है.

शोधकर्ताओं का कहना है कि इसकी वजह सोशल मीडिया तकनीक के ईमेल, ट्विटर, स्काइप आदि में सफलता के साथ रिश्ते बना लेने की क्षमता है. अमेरिका के मिशिगन विश्वविद्यालय के सहायक प्रोफेसर विलियम चोपिक ने कहा, "सोशल तकनीक से हर किसी से जुड़ाव शारीरिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के जरिए अकेलेपन को घटाता है."

अध्ययन में यह पाया गया है कि जो प्रतिभागी सोशल मीडिया पर सक्रिय रहे वे जीवन से ज्यादा संतुष्ट दिखे और उनमें अवसाद के कम लक्षण दिखे. साथ ही उनमें उच्च रक्तचाप और मधुमेह भी कम रहा.

शोध में भाग लेने वाले 95 फीसदी से ज्यादा बुजुर्ग प्रतिभागियों ने कहा कि वे तकनीक से 'कुछ हद तक' या 'बहुत' संतुष्ट हैं, जबकि 75 फीसद प्रतिभागियों ने नई तकनीक सीखने का विरोध नहीं करने की बात कही. अध्ययन में शोधकर्ताओं के दल ने तकनीक के इस्तेमाल के लाभ का परीक्षण किया. इसमें सोशल मीडिया से जुड़े औसतन 68 साल की उम्र वाले 591 प्रतिभागियों पर अध्ययन किया गया.

यह निष्कर्ष ऑनलाइन पत्रिका 'साइबरसाइकॉलोजी, बिहेवियर एंड सोशल नेटवर्किंग' में प्रकाशित किया गया है.

(KHABAR.NDTV.COM से साभार)

Monday, 1 August 2016

बढ़ती उम्र ... गरिमा के साथ रहने के लिए कुछ उपाय



बढ़ती उम्र ... गरिमा के साथ रहने के लिए कुछ उपाय

# अपनी स्वतंत्रता और निजता का आनंद लेने के लिए अपने में मस्त रहें।

# अपनी बैंक जमा और संपत्ति पर अपना स्वामित्व रखें।

# अपनी देखभाल के लिए केवल अपने बच्चों के वादों पर निर्भर ना रहें, क्योंकि उनकी प्राथमिकताएं बदल सकती हैं।

# अपने मित्रों के दायरे में विस्तार करें।

# दूसरों से अपनी तुलना ना करें।

# दूसरों से आशा ना करें।

# अपने बच्चों के जीवन में हस्तक्षेप करने से बचे। उन्हें उनके अनुसार जीवन जीने दें।

# दूसरे क्या कहते हैं सुनो, पर स्वतन्त्र सोचो और कार्य करो।

# प्रार्थना करो, पर भीख ना मांगो - भगवान से भी। यदि भगवान से मांगना है तो अपनी गलतियों के लिए क्षमायाचना करो।

# # और अंत में,
अपने स्वास्थ्य का ध्यान रखें,
अच्छा भोजन अच्छे तरीके से खाएं,
अपना काम स्वयं करें
और
जीवन से संन्यास ना लें।

शुभकामना सहित,

केशव राम सिंघल

Monday, 2 May 2016

Aging: The facts and problems


India, like many other developing countries in the world, is presently witnessing rapid ageing of its population.. Even though the proportion of India’s elderly is small compared with that of developed countries, the absolute number of elderly population is on the high. There has been tremendous increase in the number of elderly population since independence in India from 20.19 million in 1951 (5.5 per cent of total population) to 43.17 million in 1981 and 55 million in 1991. According to 2001 census around 77 million population is above 60 years which constitutes 7.5 per cent of the total population of the country. This number is expected to increase to 177.4 million in 2025.

Providing care for the aged had never been a problem in India where a value based joint family system was dominant. However, with a growing trend towards nuclear family set-up, and increasing education, urbanization and industrialization, the vulnerability of elderly is rapidly increasing.

Sociologically, ageing marks a form of transition from one set of social roles to another, and such roles are difficult. Among all role transformation in the course of ageing, the shift into the new role of the ‘old’ is one of the most complex and complicated.

In an agriculture based traditional society, where children followed their parent’s occupation, it was natural that the expertise and knowledge of each generation were passed on to the next, thus affording older persons a useful role in society. However, this is no longer true in modern society, in which improved education, rapid technical change and new forms of organization have often rendered obsolete the knowledge, experience and wisdom of older persons. Once they retire, elderly people find that their children are not seeking advice from them anymore, and society has not much use for them.

This realization often results in feeling of loss of status, worthlessness and loneliness. The growth of nuclear families has also meant a need for changes in role relations. Neither having authority in the family, nor being needed, they feel frustrated and depressed. If the older person is economically dependent on the children, the problem is likely to become even worse.

Problems faced by the elderly.

Economic Problems

Economic factors definitely play a major role in generating care for elderly people. The economic status, of the family, as well as that of the care-receiver, the functional ability status of the care receiver and care giver is an additional factor that appears to contribute to the burden.

Psychological Problems

The common psychological problems that most of the older persons experience are : feeling of powerlessness, feeling of inferiority, depression, uselessness, isolation and reduced competence use.

Health Problems

Health problems are supposed to be the major concern of a society as older people are more prone to suffer from ill health than younger age groups. It is often claimed that ageing is accompanied by multiple illness and physical ailments. Heart conditions (hypertension, vascular disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease,dementia,depression,eye problems etc)

Courtesy - CSR@NHANCE Monthly e-Newsletter, Vol. No.24, May 2016
Website:www.nhancecsr.com

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

LIFE AFTER SIXTY


LIFE AFTER SIXTY

Life can begin at 60, it is all in your hands!

Many people feel unhappy, health-wise and security-wise, after 60 years of age, owing to the diminishing importance given to them and their opinions. But, it need not be so, if only we understand the basic principles of life and follow them scrupulously.

Here are some mantras to age gracefully and make life after retirement pleasant.

Never say 'I am aged'

There are three ages, chronological, biological, and psychological. The first is calculated based on our date of birth; the second is determined by the health conditions; the third is how old we feel we are. While we don't have control over the first, we can take care of our health with good diet, exercise and a cheerful attitude. A positive attitude and optimistic thinking can reverse the third age.

Health is wealth

If you really love your kith and kin, taking care of your health should be your priority. Thus, you will not be a burden to them. Have an annual health check-up and take the prescribed medicines regularly. Do take health insurance coverage.

Money is important

Money is essential for meeting the basic necessities of life, keeping good health and earning family respect and security. Don't spend beyond your means even for your children. You have lived for them all through and it is time you enjoyed a harmonious life with your spouse. If your children are grateful and they take care of you, you are blessed. But, never take it for granted.

Relaxation and recreation

The most relaxing and recreating forces are a healthy religious attitude, good sleep, music and laughter. Have faith in God, learn to sleep well, love good music and see the funny side of life.

Time is precious

It is almost like holding a horses' reins. When they are in your hands, you can control them. Imagine that everyday you are born again. Yesterday is a cancelled cheque. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is ready cash - use it profitably. Live this moment; live it fully, now, in the present time.

Change is the only permanent thing

We should accept change - it is inevitable. The only way to make sense out of change is to join in the dance. Change has brought about many pleasant things. We should be happy that our children are blessed.

Enlightened selfishness

All of us are basically selfish. Whatever we do, we expect something in return. We should definitely be grateful to those who stood by us. But, our focus should be on the internal satisfaction and the happiness we derive by doing good for others, without expecting anything in return. Perform a random act of kindness daily.

Forget and forgive

Don't be bothered too much about others' mistakes. We are not spiritual enough to show our other cheek when we are slapped in one. But for the sake of our own health and happiness, let us forgive and forget them. Otherwise, we will be only increasing our blood pressure.

Everything has a purpose

Take life as it comes. Accept yourself as you are and also accept others for what they are. Everybody is unique and is right in his own way.

Overcome the fear of death

We all know that one day we have to leave this world. Still we are afraid of death. We think that our spouse and children will be unable to withstand our loss. But the truth is no one is going to die for you; they may be depressed for some time. Time heals everything and they will go on.

(Compiled Article - Writer Unknown)