SheWings Foundation in association with Biodiversity Board and Forest Department (Noida) organized ‘Wildlife Week’
Noida, Uttar Pradesh – SheWings Foundation in collaboration with Uttar Pradesh Bio Diversity Board and Forest Department (Noida) organized ‘Flora and Wildlife Week’. The event was held at Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Noida on October 7. It discussed environmental health and sustainability and included the Noida Authority team, Prem Singh Dhingra, founder of ‘Humanity Infinity’, N.K. Singh of ‘Carbon Infinity’ and Madan Mohit Bhardwaj, founder of SheWings Foundation, PK Srivastava DFO Noida, and environmental health experts were present. Cyclists, schools, and college students participated in the event, workshop, quiz competition, and cycling and contributed to the cause of saving our environmental health and future.
We shall focus on development but not at the cost of harming the environment and wildlife, said PK Srivastava, DFO Noida. On the occasion, Madan Mohit Bhardwaj said, “We don’t need to save our country at the border, we can save Mother Earth by small acts by being kind to our mother earth.”
Vote of thanks ws given by Ranger Mr. Amit Kumar, who appealed to everyone in the conference to be the saviour for the environment and wildlife. The event’s objective was to discuss important issues of environmental health and sustainability and find measures that would help us improve the quality of our environment.
“We are planning a lot of activities along with the Shewings Foundation for health and environmental health,” said Prem Singh Dhingra, Founder of Humanity Infinite Foundation.
In closing, higher officials from the Uttar Pradesh Bio-Communalism Board, Forest Department, Noida Authority, and all departments participated in the festival and gave their support and signings.
Through this event, we want to give a message to everyone that the contribution of all of us is important for the conservation of our environment and its future.
The main event took place on January 31 at Surajpur Wetland, where thousands actively participated in the Nature and Bird Festival, celebrating nature and avian diversity throughout the day amidst fog and rain.
Officials from the Forest Department revealed that the event is being organized with the support of the SheWings Foundation.
Surajpur Wetland, located in the heart of Greater Noida, attracted tourists and enthusiasts all day long. Environment and Forest Minister KP Malik, presiding over the event, expressed optimism about the international recognition Surajpur Wetland will receive under our government. He stated, “I am impressed to see such a large turnout. We aim to make Surajpur Wetland an internationally acclaimed tourism destination.”
The Nature and Bird Festival on January 31 saw participants from various artistic fields across the country. School children took part in art and nest-making competitions, while college students participated in a music competition. Renowned photographers from around the country showcased their photographs in the exhibition.
District Magistrate Manish Verma highlighted the district administration’s efforts to make Gautam Buddha Nagar a beautiful destination for people to spend their holidays and appreciate wildlife. Dadi Assembly Member Tejpal Nagar emphasized the importance of increasing public participation in organizing the Nature and Bird Festival to enhance wildlife in the GB Nagar region. MLA Sheesh Chand Sharma, during a press conference at Surajpur Wetland, shared the UP government’s goal of making Surajpur Wetland the best tourism destination in the NCR.
Officials urged everyone to enjoy the beauty of nature at Surajpur Wetland instead of spending time in malls and movie theaters. Sunil Chaudhary from the Forest Department stated, “We should promote nature rather than going to malls and movie theaters.” Janu added, “Family members should take their loved ones to wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands.” District Forest Officer JB Nagar P.K. Srivastava mentioned during the press conference that the Nature and Bird Festival held on January 31 was a global success, with the film industry and notable figures in wildlife participating.
Joint CP Bablu Kumar mentioned that the Bird Festival attracts international wildlife enthusiasts. Madan Mohit Bhardwaj, founder of SheWings, encouraged schools, universities, and parents to bring their children to experience various bird species and natural habitats.
Surajpur Wetland, located in the middle of Greater Noida, is a treasure trove of diverse flora and fauna. The Nature and Bird Festival aims to showcase and celebrate this rich biodiversity, promoting environmental awareness and conservation efforts.
Key Features of the Festival:
Guided Bird Watching Tours: Led by expert naturalists, participants have the opportunity to witness and learn about numerous bird species, from migratory birds to indigenous ones, making Surajpur Wetland their home. Interactive Workshops: Renowned experts will conduct engaging workshops on bird identification, conservation, and nature photography. These practical sessions will provide valuable insights into the delicate balance of ecosystems and the importance of preserving natural habitats. Nature Walks and Trails: Festival attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of Surajpur Wetland through guided nature walks and trails. Trained naturalists will share their knowledge about the life of diverse plants, insects, and small mammals contributing to the ecological tapestry of the wetland. Children’s Corner: A dedicated area for young nature enthusiasts, featuring interactive displays, educational games, and storytelling sessions. The aim is to instill a sense of wonder and appreciation for the environment in the next generation. Photography Competition: Enthusiastic and professional photographers are invited to participate in a photography competition capturing the captivating scenes and wildlife of Surajpur Wetland. Winners will be showcased during the festival, with awards given for outstanding contributions. Cultural Performances: The festival will also celebrate the cultural heritage of the region with traditional music and dance performances. Attendees can enjoy a harmonious blend of nature and culture in the serene landscape of Surajpur Wetland. Conservation Initiative: The Nature and Bird Festival is committed to promoting environmental conservation. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing conservation projects and initiatives aimed at preserving the delicate balance of Surajpur Wetland’s unique ecosystem.
Date: January 31, 2024 Location: Surajpur Wetland, Greater Noida Entry: Free for all ages Website: https://upforest.gov.in/ About Surajpur Wetland: Surajpur Wetland, spanning 0.60 sq km, is a crucial ecological mechanism supporting various plant and animal life. Recognized internationally as a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, Surajpur Wetland serves as a significant habitat for both resident and migratory bird species, making it a focal point for bird and nature enthusiasts.
Situated in the Yamuna River basin in Gautam Buddha Nagar, the natural landscape of Surajpur serves as a vital breeding ground for important waterfowl such as Spot-billed Duck, Lesser Whistling Duck, Cotton Pygmy Goose, and Comb Duck. With unwavering support from the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority and WWF-India, the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department has diligently advanced a conservation project for Surajpur since 2010. Together, efforts are underway to transform this urban wetland into a comprehensive bird sanctuary. A harmonious blend of thoughtful urban development with nature.
The program received appreciation from (DFO Meerut) Rajesh Kumar.
Here, we are delighted to share a video capturing the celebration of World Environment Day at Okhla Bird Sanctuary.
SheWings and Forest Department, Gautam Buddha Nagar Celebrated World Environment Day: Uniting for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Practices
Gautam Buddha Nagar, June 5, 2023 – SheWings, a leading environmental organization, in collaboration with the Forest Department, Gautam Buddha Nagar, has celebrated World Environment Day. The event aimed to raise awareness about the importance of preserving our natural environment and address the pressing issues of plastic pollution, fossil fuel consumption, and other factors affecting our planet’s health.
The event witnessed the participation of numerous renowned personalities, including influential YouTubers, bloggers, forest officers, and esteemed government officials such as the District Magistrate (DM) of Gautam Buddha Nagar, Mr. Manish Verma, and (DCP) of Traffic, Gautam Buddha Nagar Mr. Anil Yadav, (DFO) GB Nagar PK Srivastava, Madan Mohit Bharadwaj Founder of (SheWings) and Regional Pollution Officer Praveen Kumar shared a message emphasizing the urgent need to reduce plastic usage, limit the reliance on fossil fuels, and implement sustainable practices to safeguard our environment for future generations.
In a commendable effort to address the pressing issues of period poverty and environmental sustainability, SheWings Foundation, in collaboration with We, organized a series of impactful Health and Hygiene Camps across educational institutions and communities in Noida. The campaign, held on Christmas Eve, sought to raise awareness about menstrual health, provide support to underprivileged individuals, and promote the use of plastic-free sanitary pads for a better and sustainable future.
Chetram Sharma College of Education Camp
On Christmas Eve, SheWings Foundation kicked off its campaign at Chetram Sharma College of Education in Noida. The Health and Hygiene Camp aimed to eliminate period poverty by distributing plastic-free sanitary pads and educating attendees about the importance of menstrual hygiene. The initiative received substantial support from We, emphasizing the collaborative effort required to address these societal challenges.
Arsh Kanya Gurukul Camp
The foundation continued its impactful work by organizing another Health and Hygiene Camp at Arsh Kanya Gurukul in Noida. The objective remained consistent – to eliminate period poverty for a better future. The campaign emphasized the significance of community support in breaking the taboos surrounding menstrual health and promoting a more inclusive and informed society.
Support for Housemaids and Housewives
Recognizing the need for targeted efforts, SheWings Foundation organized a camp specifically focused on supporting housemaids and housewives in Noida. The initiative aimed to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene, encouraging the use of sanitary pads over traditional cloth methods. By empowering this segment of society, the foundation aimed to contribute to a positive period experience for women who often face challenges in accessing menstrual hygiene products.
Period Awareness and Eco-Friendly Discussion at Noida Inter College Bhangel
The campaign reached its zenith with a period awareness and eco-friendly discussion camp at Noida Inter College Bhangel. SheWings Foundation facilitated open dialogues about menstrual hygiene, debunked myths surrounding periods, and emphasized the use of eco-friendly sanitary products. The discussion served as a platform for sharing information and fostering a sense of community responsibility towards the environment.
SheWings Foundation’s relentless efforts in organizing Health and Hygiene Camps across Noida have made a significant impact in the fight against period poverty and environmental degradation. By distributing plastic-free sanitary pads, conducting educational sessions, and fostering community support, the foundation has taken a step towards creating a more inclusive and sustainable future. The campaign serves as a testament to the power of collaborative initiatives in bringing about positive change in society.
The Future of Menstrual Hygiene: How Aware Are Women?
In future , we can expect to see a significant increase in women’s awareness about menstrual hygiene and health. Over the past decade, there has been a global movement to break the stigma surrounding menstruation and promote menstrual hygiene management as a crucial aspect of women’s health. This movement has gained momentum through various initiatives, campaigns, and advocacy efforts.
“Empowering Women: The Rise of Menstrual Hygiene Awareness in future”
By 2023, Education and awareness programs about menstrual hygiene are likely to be integrated into school curricula, ensuring that girls and young women receive comprehensive information about menstrual health and hygiene practices from an early age. These programs will cover topics such as menstrual cycle education, proper sanitary product usage, safe disposal methods, and managing menstrual discomfort.
Technological advancements will also contribute to menstrual hygiene awareness. Mobile apps, online platforms, and digital resources will provide accurate information, answer questions, and offer support for women seeking guidance on menstrual health and hygiene practices. These platforms will promote open discussions, sharing experiences, and debunking myths surrounding menstruation.
Future Areas of Women's Menstrual Hygiene Awareness
Education systems: Schools and educational institutions can play a crucial role in providing comprehensive menstrual health education to girls and boys. Menstrual hygiene management can be included in the curriculum, covering topics such as menstrual cycle, hygiene practices, available products, and the importance of maintaining good menstrual health.
Public health campaigns: Governments, NGOs, and health organizations may continue to initiate public health campaigns that focus on menstrual hygiene awareness. These campaigns can aim to reach a wide audience through various channels such as television, social media, and community outreach programs.
Digital platforms: Online platforms and mobile applications can provide easily accessible information and resources related to menstrual hygiene. Women can access reliable information, track their menstrual cycles, receive reminders, and connect with healthcare professionals for advice and guidance.
Community involvement: Local communities can organize workshops, seminars, and support groups to promote menstrual hygiene awareness. These initiatives can involve healthcare professionals, women’s organizations, and community leaders who can provide guidance, answer questions, and address any concerns related to menstrual health.
Product innovation: Continued research and development can lead to the creation of more hygienic and sustainable menstrual products. Innovations in menstrual products, such as reusable pads, menstrual cups, and period-proof underwear, can contribute to better menstrual hygiene practices and reduce environmental impact.
Oh, my! It’s that time of the month again when you have to deal with all the cramping, bloating, and, of course, the bleeding – sounds familiar, ladies? Periods are frustrating, and while some women barely feel their wrath, for many others, the monthly aunt flow can be quite an ordeal. Dealing with irregular periods and bearing with the excruciating pain those four days and the lead up to it is not the best feeling in the world.
It is such an essential part of being the woman you are. Embrace it! Yoga will help you do so
1. Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward facing dog pose or Adho Mukha Shvanasana is an asana which is pronounced as A-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAS-anna. Sanskrit: अधोमुखश्वानासन; Adho – Forward; Mukha – Face; Svana – Dog; Asana – Pose;
The name comes from the Sanskrit words adhas (अधस्) meaning ‘down’, mukha (मुख) meaning ‘face’, śvāna (श्वान) meaning ‘dog’, and āsana (आसन) meaning ‘posture’. The Adho Mukha Svanasana looks similar to a how a dog looks when it bends forward. This asana has numerous amazing benefits that make it extremely essential for you to practice it every day. The best part is, even a beginner can get the hang of this asana with great ease. know more …
Dhanurasana or the Bow Pose is one of the 12 basic Hatha Yoga poses. It is also one of the three main back stretching exercises. It gives the entire back a good stretch, thus imparting flexibility as well as strength to the back.
Ustrasana, Ushtrasana, or Camel Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: उष्ट्रासन; Ustra – Camel, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As oos-TRAHS-anna This asana, popularly called the Camel Pose, is an intermediate level backward bend. Ustra means camel in Sanskrit, and this pose resembles a camel. It is known to open up the heart chakra and increase strength and flexibility. This asana is also commonly referred to as the Ushtrasana.
Malasana also known as the garland pose, squat pose is an asana. Mala Garland, necklace, Asana – Pose; Pronounced As – maa-laa-sa-na
Malasana is also called Upavesasana or Garland Pose. It is, quite simply, a squat. Squatting comes naturally to kids and people who work in the fields. However, those who have desk jobs have lost practice and find it painful and uncomfortable to do it. But that should not discourage you from doing this asana because it is, in fact, most beneficial to those who have a sedentary lifestyle.
Matsyasana or Fish Pose is an asana. Sanskrit: मत्स्यासन; Matsya – Fish, Asana – Posture; Pronounced As – mot-see-AHS-anna
When you look back, Hindu mythology states that Matsya was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the Universe. It is said that the earth had become corrupt, and a flood was going to wash away the earth. Vishnu donned the avatar of a fish, called Matsya, and transported all the sages to safety, thus ensuring all their wisdom was preserved. This asana aims at being focused and resilient when you feel out of balance, just as the Matsya struck that balance between the earth and the sea.
Paschimottanasana is a seated forward bend that stretches the entire back of the body, from the head to the heels. This pose can help to relieve stress and anxiety, improve blood circulation, and calm the mind. It also stretches the muscles in the pelvic area, which can help to alleviate menstrual cramps and regulate periods.
Bhujangasana is a gentle backbend that stretches the muscles in the chest and abdomen. This pose can help to improve circulation, reduce stress and anxiety, and stimulate the reproductive organs. It also strengthens the muscles in the pelvic area, which can help to alleviate menstrual cramps.
Balasana is a gentle resting pose that can help to alleviate stress and anxiety, improve digestion, and calm the mind. It also stretches the muscles in the pelvic area, which can help to alleviate menstrual cramps.
To practice this pose, kneel on the ground. Take a deep breath, spread your knees as wide as your hips, and try to touch your toes together. Then slowly bend your head between your thighs as you exhale. Your shoulders must lie on your hips.
How Does Yoga Help Solve The Period Problem?
Yoga is extremely effective when it comes to curing irregular periods and heavy blood flow and alleviating the cramps and pain. Yoga is the best medicine, and it cures all menstruation-related problems. Here’s how:
It stimulates the reproductive organs, which leads to their better functioning
.It reduces stress and completely relaxes your mind and body.
It regulates your metabolism, therefore allowing you to maintain your ideal weight.
Smoking is the act of breathing in or breathing out the smoke of tobacco or drug. We often get aggressive when anyone stops us to smoke, but in reality, it causes harm that is untreatable at all costs. Yes, smoking affects the eggs of a female and creates a problem in inducing pregnancy. Cigarette smoke contains nicotine, cyanide, carbon monoxide, and over carcinogens, and these toxin-reactive species intend to damage the fragile eggs in the woman’s body and can eventually lead to the state of ‘miscarriage’, if the egg is fertilized by the sperm, and can lower the chance of pregnancy.
Smoking is a known risk factor for several health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. However, it is also important to understand how smoking affects women’s reproductive health, particularly the quality of their eggs. In this article, we will discuss how smoking affects the eggs of a female.
Female Reproductive System
Before we delve into the effects of smoking on eggs, let us first briefly discuss the female reproductive system. Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, and these eggs are stored in the ovaries. Each month, one of these eggs is released from the ovary and travels down the fallopian tube, where it may be fertilized by a sperm. If fertilization occurs, the egg implants itself in the uterus, where it grows into a baby.
In our life, the most strenuous subject is to find out a little difference between two equivalent things. Human tendency often tries to avoid such meticulous observation whether it is related to health, fruits, vegetables, or anything else. But, such defiance is not always worthy of health. The best evidence lies in the types of headaches named Migraine, Hypertension, Stress, Sinus, etc. which are familiar by their special and different positions. This is a very common and discussional topic, for which people can easily find out the solutions or take some remedies.
EXCESSIVE EXERCISE IS DANGEROUS DURING PERIOD It sounds good when everything goes right in your life. Everyone wants their lives to be smooth and relaxed. Nowadays in our hectic schedule, we can hardly enjoy our moment. But, to get a stress, a strain-free life, we should follow regular exercise that can provide you a vigorous mind along with your sound health. Even in the times of menstrual cycle, exercise becomes beneficial for your health.
It is true that exercise can reduce period pain; it also helps you to decrease your mental stress and depression. So, girls and women are advised to follow their regular routine even in their period of time. If everything goes right at that time, it is a good sign. If for some reason, girls miss out their determined date despite following their healthy routines, it really becomes a matter of concern.
The girl falls in much worriedness and becomes anxious which is normal. A determined period date can be late, but if it continues for a prolonged time, one should go to a doctor for a valuable consult. Many factors can affect the menstrual cycle. But before that, one should keep in mind that everything is kept in its limitation also. Even excessive exercise is not good for health. It affects the menstruation cycle.
The physiologic stress of exercise can hinder the progress of your hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. This hypothalamus is a structure of the brain that regulates the menstruation cycle. It conveys a hormonal message to the pituitary gland and ovaries that gears up the ovulation. If this vital communication gets interrupted as a result of physiological stress, then such exercise or weight loss will not ovulate. Naturally, when one does not ovulate, menstruation will not happen to her and surely, she’ll miss the period.
What is Amenorrhea?
When one misses her period only because of strenuous exercise, it is called exercise-induced amenorrhea. Amenorrhea in athletes is called exercise-associated amenorrhea. Intense training and quick weight loss can affect the menstrual cycle by elevating the metabolism which is responsible for sustaining chemical reactions in the body. The combination of intense strenuous exercise and low carbolic intake puts very significant stress on the young athlete’s body which turns down the stimulation of ovaries. Not only this issue but when estrogen level drops, it causes bone loss along with other negative health consequences.
Exercise might be helpful in reducing painful periods by its effect on prostaglandins which play an important role in creating uterine contractions and cramping even with an underlying pathology. But, one should be more conscious about that condition when you feel intense pain at the time of excessive exercise is dangerous while you are under period, especially if you have uterine fibroids which are known as tumors that grow from the smooth muscles in the wall of your uterus wall. When the body involves in exercise, it shifts the blood flow to favor the heart, lungs, and muscles including the uterus. Under normal circumstances, the uterus adapts the flow without any problem. But, if one faces fibroids, there lies a possibility of low blood flow during exercise. Such a condition is familiar with the name of Ischemia which is similar to the happenings of a heart attack. When a muscle becomes Ischemic, one can feel the pain. Fibroids also have increased pain in the uterus and feel cramping when one performs an exercise during the period along with Ischemia.
Exercising regularly is crucial for maintaining overall health and well-being. However, the intensity and duration of exercise should vary depending on various factors such as age, fitness level, and hormonal changes. Women, in particular, should pay close attention to their menstrual cycle and adjust their exercise routine accordingly. Engaging in excessive exercise during one’s period can be harmful and should be avoided.
Effects of excessive exercise during period:
Excessive exercise during periods can lead to various health issues, including hormonal imbalances, amenorrhea, and bone loss. Hormonal imbalances can occur due to the production of cortisol, a hormone that is released when the body is under stress. When cortisol levels are high, it can interfere with the production of other hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, which are crucial for regulating the menstrual cycle. This can lead to irregular periods, missed periods, or even amenorrhea, which is the absence of menstruation for three or more consecutive months. Excessive exercise can also lead to bone loss. Women who engage in excessive exercise have been found to have lower bone density, making them more susceptible to fractures and osteoporosis. This is because the body releases cortisol, which can interfere with the absorption of calcium and other minerals essential for bone health. Furthermore, excessive exercise can also lead to fatigue, weakness, and muscle soreness, making it challenging to perform daily activities.
How to adjust exercise routine during periods: Women should adjust their exercise routine during periods to avoid the potential health risks. Light to moderate exercises such as walking, yoga, and cycling are recommended during periods. These exercises help to improve blood circulation, reduce cramps, and relieve stress. Additionally, women can also perform strength training exercises, which help to maintain bone density and muscle mass. It is also essential to stay hydrated during exercise, especially during periods. Drinking enough water can help to reduce bloating and cramps, as well as improve energy levels.
When it comes to exercising during your periods, most people have myths about it and they avoid going to the gym or any workout in general. It may seem like a counterintuitive thing to do, but it can really relieve your pain, also there are a few things you need to be careful about and avoid.
General physical fitness is important for female health and can reduce the risk of serious medical issues as we age. These diseases and conditions include heart attack, stroke, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, and more. The best thing about exercise is that it does not need to be a strenuous workout, nor every day to help. “substantial evidence exists to support the benefits of exercise on at least 30 chronic diseases.”.
WORKOUT DURING PERIODS
it may be the last thing you want to do, but exercise is one of the best things you can do while on your period. Here are some facts you need to know: Exercise can help beat fatigue and improve mood. You can increase the production of endorphins (feel-good hormones) and reduce anxiety, depression, and pain, thus improving your mood.
You should do the exercises you can tolerate, the ones that are good for your body, and the ones you like to do. For many women, the first day or two of their periods may be a problem time for some to exercise. This is typically due to very heavy flow. During this time, you may feel more comfortable exercising in the privacy of your own home. If your periods are like this, take it a little easier on these days and modify your exercises to accommodate this.
Exercising on your period has been proven to relieve many symptoms associated with your cycle such as pain, cramps, bloating, depression, mood swings, irritability, fatigue, and nausea
Although exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, many women frequently question whether it is safe to exercise while they are menstruating. The good news is that exercising during your period is not only safe, but it can also have a number of positive effects. In this piece, we’ll talk about the advantages of exercising during menstruation and some of the most common concerns about doing so.
Advantages of Working Out During Periods
1. Reduced Cramps and Pain: Endorphins, which are the body’s own natural painkillers, are released during exercise, which can help alleviate menstrual cramps. These endorphins may assist in relieving period-related pain and discomfort. 2. Mood Improvement: Women frequently experience irritability, moodiness, and depression as a result of hormonal fluctuations during their periods. However, by increasing the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, exercise can help improve your mood.
Workout during periods
3. Energy Gained: During their periods, many women feel tired, but exercising can help them feel more energetic. At the point when you figure out, your body delivers more ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the energy cash of cells. The increased production of ATP may aid in the fight against exhaustion and boost overall levels of energy. 4. Improved Sleep: During their periods, women frequently experience sleep disturbances, but regular exercise can help improve sleep quality. Melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep, can be increased through exercise to help regulate the sleep-wake cycle. 5. Better digestion: Bloating and constipation are two common digestive issues that many women experience during their periods. By encouraging bowel movements and increasing blood flow to the digestive tract, exercise can help alleviate these symptoms.