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BMI Calculator

Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women.

< 18.5 - Indicates underweight, 20 > 25 - Is considered ideal, 25 > 29 - Indicates overweight, > 30 - Experts consider an indicator of obesity

Disclaimer: The calculator provided in this section is for information purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and are not to be used for medical diagnosis. The calculator provides only approximate values of the indices indicated and therefore should not be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.

Star Health makes no claims whatsoever, expressed or implied, about the authenticity, accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material, software, text, graphics and links given in this section. In no event shall Star Health, its affiliates or any third parties be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages arising upon use of any information given in this section in any manner whatsoever.

BMR Calculator

Basal Metabolic Rate Calculator lets you estimate the number of calories your body burns when you are resting and the number of calories you need to maintain your current weight.

The BMR result is an estimate of the calories you burn at rest and does not include your regular daily activity like moving about or walking.

Disclaimer: The calculator provided in this section is for information purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and are not to be used for medical diagnosis. The calculator provides only approximate values of the indices indicated and therefore should not be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.

Star Health makes no claims whatsoever, expressed or implied, about the authenticity, accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material, software, text, graphics and links given in this section. In no event shall Star Health, its affiliates or any third parties be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages arising upon use of any information given in this section in any manner whatsoever.

Calories Calculator

Use the Calorie calculator to estimate the number of daily calories your body needs to maintain your current weight.

< = 100 - Did you wear the wrong shoes today? > 100 < = 200 - Much better; keep it going! > 200 < = 300 - Nice work, but you know you can break 300 next time. > 300 <= 500 - Great! Now that's what I'm talking about. > 500 - You're the running world's Lance Armstrong!

Disclaimer: The calculator provided in this section is for information purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and are not to be used for medical diagnosis. The calculator provides only approximate values of the indices indicated and therefore should not be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.

Star Health makes no claims whatsoever, expressed or implied, about the authenticity, accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material, software, text, graphics and links given in this section. In no event shall Star Health, its affiliates or any third parties be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages arising upon use of any information given in this section in any manner whatsoever.

Waist Hip Ratio

The Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator indicates your probable health risks. People with more weight around the waist, face more health risks than people who carry more weight around their hips.

Interpretation Men:

<= 0.95 - Indicates Low Risk 0.96 > 1.0 - Indicates Moderate Risk > 1.0 - Indicates High Risk

Interpretation Women:

<= 0.80 - Indicates Low Risk 0.81 > 0.85 - Indicates Moderate Risk > 8.6 - Indicates High Risk

Disclaimer: The calculator provided in this section is for information purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and are not to be used for medical diagnosis. The calculator provides only approximate values of the indices indicated and therefore should not be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.

Star Health makes no claims whatsoever, expressed or implied, about the authenticity, accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material, software, text, graphics and links given in this section. In no event shall Star Health, its affiliates or any third parties be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages arising upon use of any information given in this section in any manner whatsoever.

Ideal Weight

Use this calculator to find your ideal weight.

Disclaimer: The calculator provided in this section is for information purposes only. They are not meant to be a substitute for professional advice and are not to be used for medical diagnosis. The calculator provides only approximate values of the indices indicated and therefore should not be used for clinical or diagnostic purposes.

Star Health makes no claims whatsoever, expressed or implied, about the authenticity, accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material, software, text, graphics and links given in this section. In no event shall Star Health, its affiliates or any third parties be liable in any manner whatsoever for any damages arising upon use of any information given in this section in any manner whatsoever.

Healthy lifestyles for healthy heart and well being
Dr. S. KrishnaShankar, M.D. DNB [General Medicine]

Healthy Lifestyles:

Here we are highlighting the importance of healthy lifestyles, and the ways to follow them, for you to have a healthy heart and to live long...

Eat Healthy:

Eating healthy diet is important, as diet modifications prevent heart disease.

  1. Avoid Junk foods- Pizza, Burger, Chips will increase your calories and risk for hypertension, obesity and heart disease
  2. Avoid Aerated drinks- Pepsi, Coca cola etc
  3. Avoid SMOKING and ALCOHOL
  4. Eat lots of Fruits and Vegetables
  5. Eat FIBRE RICH diet
  6. Eat 3 times a day
  7. Breakfast is essential
  8. The last meal [Dinner] has to be taken 3 hours before going to bed
  9. Eat Fruits as part of your meals but after an hour from the main course
  10. Avoid more Sweets and Chocolates
  11. Drink atleast 1.5 to 2 litres of water everyday

Eat Healthy:

  1. Always do physical activity
  2. To start with, it need not be rigorous
  3. Take the Stairs instead of the Escalator
  4. Walk to the nearby store instead of driving a few blocks.
  5. Walking for atleast 30 min a day helps to regulate your Blood Circulation and general health
  6. Keep your BMI within the range of 18-25
  7. AVOID walking or practising Sports- right after a meal, as this hinders the process of digestion
  8. It reduces the benefits of Sports and causes joint pains
  9. Do exercise, eat less and eat right- Basic steps to lead a healthy life
  10. It also helps in reducing stress by distraction and gives you a lift via endorphins

Deep breathing, Meditation, Yoga & Music: Breathing Exercises:

  1. It is an easy stress reliever
  2. It oxygenates the blood- which wakes up the brain, relaxes muscles & calms the mind
  3. You can do them anywhere, and they work quickly so you can de-stress in a flash

Meditation:

  1. To get relieved of stress, meditate for at least 5-10 min
  2. Meditation builds on deep breathing, and it takes a step further
  3. When you meditate your brain enters an area of functioning that is similar to deep sleep
  4. It carries some added benefits you can achieve so well in any state, including the release of certain hormones that Promotes Health

Yoga:

  1. It combines the Practices of several other stress management techniques
  2. It combines- Breathing, Meditation, Imagery and Movement
  3. Gives a lot of benefits for the amount of time and energy required
  4. Dates back over 5 thousand years
  5. Proven to be Beneficial for the Heart

Music:

  1. It is one of the most relaxing and spiritually boosting factors in life
  2. Soft or classical music is relaxing
  3. When dealing with stress, the right music can lower your BP, relax your body and calm your mind
  4. Music therapy has shown numerous health benefits for people with conditions ranging from mild [like stress] to severe [like cancer] 

Smile:

  1. SOUNDS simple- many people tend to miss it and frown instead
  2. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 41 muscles to frown
  3. Smile is contagious
  4. Smile relieves stress, it increases your life span
  5. The benefit increases if your smile turns into a Laughter
  6. Have a hearty laugh to keep your heart healthy

Have fun, Cultivate a supportive social circle:

  1. Those with a supportive social circle, or just one close friend or partner to lean on in times of crisis, enjoy healthier, less stressful lives
  2. Have fun- filled activities that you enjoy and make time for them
  3. Volunteer a couple of hours a week to the less fortunate
  4. Living a healthy life means you are making choices daily that affect your health in positive ways

Positive thoughts, visualizations:

  1. NEVER have Negative thoughts
  2. Have a high self esteem, be confident
  3. Healthy mind- Key to healthy living
  4. Always think positive, have visualizations. Imagine yourself- Achieving goals, healthier and more relaxed, doing well at tasks and handling conflicts in a better way
  5. Positivity increases your longevity

Organise your time:

  1. Keep a schedule
  2. Stick to the schedule
  3. Learn to say to excessive demands on time
  4. Utilize shortcuts
  5. You will become less frantic and have more time to do things, you will enjoy life, thereby energizing and de-stressing you

Maintain an Organised living Space:

  1. A cluttered environment can literally drain your energy and can cause additional stress
  2. Keep your environment in your workplace as well as your house clean
  3. Get organized about cleaning and work towards the goal of having a beautiful and organised living space
  4. Will soothe you and de-stress you

Take care of your body:

  1. Eat healthy diet
  2. Exercise regularly
  3. Get enough sleep- 7 hours a day
  4. Think Positive, do Yoga, Meditation
  5. Have massages
  6. Be soft and polite
  7. De-stress to avoid distress
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