Athena Health App

In the 10 years since TargetWoman has been established, we have created thousands of pages of information on health – especially under the Athena sub-domain. These pages offer specific health information in easy-to-digest plain English.

What makes this stand out from the rest of the crowd is the simple intuitive navigation based on user input. To give you a working example – let us say you start with a query – ‘fatty liver’ Athena will show you a page containing information on fatty liver disease followed by other liver diseases. The links inside will readily take you to specific information on – triglyceride, liver function test, liver cirrhosis, diabetes and metabolic syndrome amongst others.

It is easy to drill down to the next stage of information whether you are looking for symptoms, diagnostic tests, drugs or treatment options – they are all there stacked right next to each other.
TargetWoman Health Android App
Though this Athena Health section has been on the scene for quite some time, it was not available for hand-held devices until now. A glance at our collated log files didn’t indicate that people with iPads and other tablets had any difficulty viewing our pages.

But some complained that viewing our pages in mobiles posed some bit of screen calisthenics which was addressed with the mobile version available here .

We went one step further and came up with a dedicated Android App using the same extensive health database compiled over a period of almost 9 years. We keep updating the database at regular rate.

Medical information is complex and often littered with medical jargon. This Android application goes deeper into the query to ferret out logical extension of the word you asked. The result is detailed information on a given health topic – arranged in a logical order.

At the first glance it may appear as a Wiki on health – it is a lot more complicated than that. Essentially it uses Latent Semantic Analysis to ‘decode’ your requested word(s) and derives the logical extension of the words. It then extracts the best available information from the vast repository of health content. The result is a crisp, purposefully written summary of health content.

Android Health app
It is a free App available from Google store.

Healthy Rice Recipes for Dinner

Rice is the staple food for half the world population. On the basis of produce, rice crops produce more food energy and protein supply per hectare than wheat and maize. Though rice has a low protein content when you compare it with other grains, rice is superior in lysine content and meets daily carbohydrate needs.
Grown in amazing varieties around the world, each region has its own specialty. From the long-grained Basmati to the sticky black rice, from the medium-grained Aroborio to the mildly fragrant Jasmine rice, you can use rice in interesting healthy ways.


Free Ebook in the form of iBook from Apple Stores We have revised the ebook and added additional features suitable for iBook format in this second edition.

Now that we are through with singing paeans about rice, we – at TargetWoman, cooked up a few dozen recipes using rice amongst other things. Our primary goal is to come up with a compendium on Healthy Recipes using any available ingredient known to man. We sifted through vast quantities of material and then looked up the implications of the ingredient used. It is a long and arduous task – I can assure you. While that book is still taking shape, we decided to release an ebook on recipes using rice for dinner.


We picked the top 12 recipes from around the world – on the basis of simplicity, cuisine representative of a region and our own preferences after trying out so many hundreds of recipes. We hope you will enjoy the recipes as much as we did in preparing them. Bon Appetit !

We offer this ebook at the best price – Free. We would really appreciate if you spread the word around in your social network.

As on 17th July 2013, we have updated the Ebook with some changes in the content and visual elements. If you use the link below – you will download the latest revised edition of this book.

Healthy Rice Recipes for Dinner in PDF format

Post Workout Foods for Women

Just as a snack before a workout can give you energy and stamina, foods consumed post workout should replenish your energy and hydration. Feed your body right to help repair muscle tissues and replenish glycogen stores.

Keep post workout meal between 200-400 calories and 6 to 18 g protein. For instance, a 1500 calorie weight plan would include two meals each of 500 calories and two mini meals each 250 calories. Of this, one mini meal could be post workout.

Post Workout Foods

Post Workout Snacks

Protein shake and banana

A whey protein shake, water, and half a banana are a great choice since your body quickly turns it into energy.

Hummus and Pita

This is a great carb/protein combo with hummus and whole wheat pita.

Yogurt and fresh berries

Muscles in your body are depleted of amino acids after a workout. Consume an adequate amount of proteins. 1 8 ounce container of plain low fat yogurt with ½ cup of berries for carbohydrate driven energy is a great post workout food.

Peanut butter and banana on rice cakes

If you want something substantial to eat after a heavy workout, a healthy peanut butter and banana sandwich should suffice. Smooth the peanut butter onto two brown rice cakes for extra fiber and take a banana.

Turkey and cheese with apple slices

Spread a soft cheese wedge over two to three slices of lean turkey and then roll up for a quick high protein eat-on-the-go snack.

Refuel and recover after a workout

Follow up your workout with meals that combine proteins, and carbohydrates – while the former helps to recover muscles, the latter replenishes energy stores.

For best results, eat 30 to 60 minutes after exercise when muscles are most receptive. An increase in enzyme activity makes your body more efficient in storing glucose for energy and building protein in fatigued muscles.

Best post workout meals

It is essential to follow a post workout meal that combines protein, carbohydrates, and electrolytes such as potassium which replenish energy stores.

  • Protein shakes are easily digestible and quickly absorbed.

  • Eggs and orange juice are the best of protein ever and there is protein both in the yolk and white of an egg. Orange juice provides carbs and vitamin C.

  • Bananas are nature’s perfect post workout food. One large banana contains four grams of fiber and 36 grams of carbohydrates, half a gram of fat and 602 milligrams of potassium minus cholesterol. A banana can be eaten with a cup of yogurt or cottage cheese for protein hit.

  • While salmon is packed with omega 3s, it can be paired with spinach or green beans for vitamins and minerals. Sweet potato provides slow-burning carbohydrates and can be consumed with salmon and green beans.

  • Turkey wraps are a great lunch break meal. Wholegrain wraps which are loaded with carbohydrates with the lean protein source in turkey can make a great duet. Top this with salad and tomatoes for a boost of vitamin C.

  • Tuna and whole wheat crackers provide 42 grams of protein and tuna provides niacin, selenium and vitamins B6 and B12. Crackers are a great source of carbs and fresh lemon juice can be added for taste.

  • Smoothies are refreshing and tasty. A yogurt based smoothie provides essential amino acids necessary for muscle recovery.

  • Chicken stir fry with skinless chicken breasts make an excellent protein source. Combine with brown rice for a healthy post workout meal.

  • Dried fruits and nuts are a simple post workout solution. Nuts provide a dose of protein and fats and fruits give you a shot of simple carbs to replenish muscle glycogen quickly.

To quote from a University of Michigan researcher Jeffery F Horowitz, “….exercise doesn’t occur in a vacuum and it is very important to look at both the effects of exercise and what you’re eating after exercise”.

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