Schools in Thane

VPM’s Sou. A. K. Joshi English Medium School, Thane (S.S.C Board)

Vidya Prasarak Mandal like a big banyan tree branched out in many educational institutions . In 1976, the efforts of the members and the pioneering efforts of our Ex-President Late Dr.V.N.Bedekar , member of Vidya Prasarak Mandal late Shri G.N.Joshi and Late Shri.S.S.Pore and our Superintendent Late Roshan Patel Madam reaped the rewards and removed the apprehensions in the minds of the parents and then there was no looking back with these founder Members.The March was on a galloping stride. Success and achievements were pouring in as they were in the interest of the children and parents always and they were by fair and honest means.

The pupils are housed in beautiful constructed , well lighted class-rooms with well equipped laboratories. In a very brief period, students are blessed with a library of beautiful collection of books. Students spare no pains to turn over the pages. The stars have been observed in the Galaxy of Sau. A.K.Joshi English Medium School.

Address: VPM’s Sou. A. K. Joshi English Medium School, Thane, Mahatma Phule Marg, Naupada,Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400607

Phone: 022 2542 1447


Billabong High International School (ICSE)

Billabong High International School, Thane (BHIS, Thane) is a co-educational school established in 2006 by the Goenkas, under the aegis of the Citizens Welfare Association (CWA). With the aim to offer world class educational opportunities in the city of Thane, the CWA tied up with Kangaroo Kids Education Limited (KKEL) for pre-primary, primary and secondary education. For the ninth and tenth standards, the syllabus is as prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Examinations (CISCE).

As a franchise school of KKEL, the pre-school is recognized as Kangaroo Kids and the main school as Billabong High International School. BHIS, Thane is managed by Mr Sudhir Goenka, a leading philanthropist and entrepreneur with a deep commitment to the promotion of quality education.

Address: Billabong High International School, Shree Nagar,Main Road No 27, Wagle Industrial Estate, Thane – W, Thane – 400604

Phone: +91 8496060000 / +91 22-43407100 / +91 22-43407101

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D.A.V. Thane established in the year 1995 holds the motto of imparting quality education and gives an opportunity for holistic development of the students. It is committed to extend all possible opportunities to children to participate in learning through doing and offer conceptual clarity through illustrative presentations and theme based displays, making learning a fun.

With its innovative schemes and comprehensive education, D.A.V. Thane, lends instructions from Nursery to Std X. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and is directly managed by the D.A.V College Managing Committee, New Delhi.


Phone: 022 2589 0954 / 022 2589 0966

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CP Goenka International School (CBSE)

CP Goenka International School was created as a journey forward in our aim to fire the imagination of children. The continuing goal is to create fun and rewarding learning experiences that will last children the rest of their learning lives. Our aim is to create a purpose for learning and allow children to be thinkers, innovators and problem solvers; to orchestrate experiences that will result in a natural and integrated development of knowledge, skills and thinking.

CP Goenka International School is an institution where education is disseminated with a core objective to create Culturally Developed, Responsible and Conscientious Global Citizens.

Address: CP Goenka International School – Thane, Kapurbawdi Junction, Off Ghodbunder Road, Next to Lake City Mall, Thane(W) – 400607

Phone: +91-22-488 55555

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The Hiranandani Foundation School (ICSE)

The Hiranandani Foundation School, Thane is a co-educational, English medium ICSE school founded in 1999 by the Hiranandani Foundation, a registered charitable trust. It is slowly but surely progressing into one of the finest co-educational english medium ICSE institutions in the country.

In the year 2000 from Polaris the school was shifted to the present building which was inaugurated on March 21, 2001 by the then Governor of Maharashtra, His Excellency Dr. P. C. Alexander. In the year 2000-2001 the school had strength of 468 students with 30 staff members.

The school acquired its affiliation with the Indian Council for the Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) on December 30, 2006. The school has got its provisional affiliation to begin with the ISC on February 12, 2009.

Address: Hiranandani Foundation School, Wood Street, Patlipada, Off Ghodbunder Road, Thane (W), Maharashtra

Phone: +91 22 2586 7300



Kendriya Vidyalaya, Thane (CBSE)

The aim of the education is to impart knowledge, lay bare facts in their right perspective and imbibe values in the malleable pupils of an institution.

KV Thane was established as one amongst the many prestigious Kendriya Vidyalayas of the Country in the year 1981. Since then, the school has come a long way,while paving the way for many meritorious students who have attained distinguished heights in the careers of their choice.

The faculty has all along strived to achieve academic excellence and total development of personality of its students.

Address: Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, Kolshet Road, Sandoz Baug Post,Thane (W)- 400607

Phone: 022-25868350

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Little Flower High School (SSC)

Little Flower High School, an English medium co-educational school was established in the year 1972 by Late Rev. Fr. Valerian Goudinho, with a view to cater to the educational needs of the children of the industrial laborers residing in the locality. As there were no good English medium schools in Vartak Nagar and Pokhran, the parents were compelled to send their children to far off schools in Thane City. There was a lot do inconvenience then, as the frequency of bus service was very poor. Late Rev. Fr. Valerian Goudinho took up the mission to establish a school.

The school began functioning in a small rented premise – MHADA Building No 47 in Vartak Nagar. Initially the school began with two divisions each of KG., STD I & STD II. There were only few teachers who worked double shift – morning and afternoon.

Address: Little Flower High School, Pokhran Road No. 2, Near Blue Star Co., Thane (W) 400610, Maharashtra

Phone: (022) 2173 1032



Orchids The International School, Thane (CBSE)

ORCHIDS The International School, Thane, is one of the best schools in Mumbai, accredited by the leading journal, Hindustan Times 2017, which aims for the holistic development of each student.

The school aims to provide a unique curriculum with the right blend of scholastic and co-scholastic activities with creative teaching methodologies. Various kits for the conceptual learning of the subject, in-house decodable books for sounds and phonics called Sound Cracker Books, and an introduction to ‘Robotics’ are some initiatives of the school towards a futuristic world.

The specially designed curriculum by Central Academic and Research Team (CART) based on the unique philosophy ‘SHARPER Theory’ boasts of initiating the holistic development of a child. We aim to provide diverse education that promotes moral values and excellence in learning, with World-class infrastructure and amenities.

Address: Cosmos Arcade, Azad Nagar, Opposite Brahmand Phase 4, Beside TMC Water Tank, Kolshet, Thane (West)Maharashtra 400607

Phone: +91 90290 18027 / +91 77770 16446



Podar International School (CBSE)

Established in 1927, by Sheth Anandilal Podar, Podar Education Group has, from the very beginning been focussed driven and motivated by the traditional Indian values of honesty, integrity and service. The father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi, being the very first President of the Anandilal Podar Trust stands testimony to this fact. With over 91 years of experience within the educational space, the Podar group is now a network of 110 educational institutions spread across the nation, with a combined student strength of more than 1,35,000 and the support of 6,000 dedicated and loyal staff members.

The Podar network of schools also offers a wide choice of educational streams such as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Cambridge (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB).

As a result, Podar today is a trusted name and an acknowledged leader in the collective effort to shape the future of our children and the nation through its wide network of top schools in India.

Address: Hamilton Building, Hiranandani Estate, Thane, Maharashtra 400607

Phone: 022-2586 1728 / 022-2586 2581

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Rainbow International School (CBSE)

Rainbow initiated its educational journey from the June 2007. It has since then experienced a series of events, which makes Rainbow International School an established brand today in the world of education. The Rainbow International School has now become a proud yet humble team of experts, staff, with several students becoming part of it every year. In span of 6 years, it has led 25,000 students to become groomed individuals and acquire necessary learning abilities. Our aim is to offer happy, safe, and secure surroundings to students and foster insightful attitude in the same.

Success for Rainbow International School began from the day it set foot into education industry, as it always measured its learning experiences as one-step ahead in its big journey it is a part of today. It has grown as one of the priority CBSE schools by forming relationships with educationists, institutes, parents, students, and most essentially with everyone whom it dealt with. Because of such immense face-to-face with ups and downs, Rainbow International School presently recalls a prestigious name for itself.

Address: Rainbow International School, Cosmos Arcade Azad Nagar, Opposite Brahmand Phase 4, Beside TMC Water Tank, Kolshet Rd, Thane West, Maharashtra 400607

Phone: 022 2584 5000

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Saraswati Education Society’s High School & Junior College (Panchpakadi) [SSC]

SES is one of the government aided recognized schools located in Panchpakhadi, Thane (W); working at three levels:

~ Pre-Primary & Primary

~ Secondary

~ Higher Secondary.

Besides maintaining a competent, enthusiastic staff along with modern cultivated classroom techniques which help the students in maintaining laudable intellectual standards we sincerely endeavour to promote various co-curricular activities including debates and elocution, drama, dance, sports, hiking, mountaineering, etc., which bring to surface the latent potential of a student for oratorical, histrionic, terpsichoral and other skills which appropriately shape the all round development of the younger promising generation. We attempt to ensure that the student leaving our educational campus after completing his education at the HSC level is fit enough to meet the challenge of any physical or intellectual needs of the day.

Address: Panchpakadi, Dharamveer Nagar, Thane West, Thane, Maharashtra 400602

Phone: (022) 2533 3593 / (022) 2533 6060 / (022) 2786 1147



Saraswati Vidyalaya High School & Jr. College Of Science

S.V.P.T’s Saraswati Vidyalaya High School was established in the year 1981 at Namdeowadi in Thane. The school presently owns its premises, which was inaugurated on 1st October, 1991 by the then Vice President of India, late Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma. The school is efficiently run by the Saraswati Vidya Prasarak Trust.

Over the last 35 years, the school has scaled one peak after another & achieved accolades in all spheres of development. With a rich array of achievements over the years, the school continues to march ahead with zeal and enthusiasm.

Saraswati Vidyalaya, High School was conceptualized in 1981 to impart quality education. The township of Thane was fast growing into a mega city. Growth being our mantra, Saraswati Vidya Prasarak Trust decided to launch Saraswati Vidyalaya at Ghodbhunder Road, extending their 27 years of educational experience to the ever expanding city.

They are committed to provide a learning experience through self- exploration. The school believe in overall development of our students which will enable them to blossom into enriched personalities which will help them to contribute to the progress of our nation as well as the larger world community.

Address: Saraswati Vidyalaya High School & Jr. College Of Science, Behind Central Jail, Rabodi – 1, Thane (west) MH 400601

Phone: + 91 22 2534 3083



Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School (ICSE)

Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, located in lush green surroundings of Jekegram in the heart of the city of Thane. The premier institution was started in 1969 by Shri. Gopalkrishna Singhania. Over the years, it has grown to accommodate children from all walks of life. Today, it has 6400 students on roll from KG to Std 12.

The school is an unaided linguistic minority institution run by the Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania Trust. Air Cdre. Vijaypat Singhania is the Chairman and has on its Board of Governors, eminent professionals from the field of Management and Education. The students are trained in art, music, dance, cookery, tailoring, public speaking etc. All these are compulsory for all the students and is a part of the curriculum.

Above all the School believes in inculcating a strong value system in every child passing through its portal. Values cannot be taught through textbooks. Hence every activity of the School leaves behind lessons on ethics and values which will remain with a child through his life. The School offers the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Programme to the students in classes IX and X. & Indian School Certificate (ISC) programme to students of classes XI & XII. Students spend a large proportion of their time outside class. Students and faculty value the time spent with peers discussing academic work or other topics. Spaces that catalyze social interaction and impromptu conversations contribute to personal and professional growth.

Address: Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Pokharan Road No.1, J K Gram, Thane (West) – 400 606

Phone: (+91) 022- 4036 84 10 / 11



Sri Ma Vidyalaya School (CBSE)

Sri Ma Vidyalaya is a modern school, imparting contemporary, value based education. It is a part of the Sri Ma Group of Institutions founded by Divine Mother Sri Tara Ma that has been imparting value based education since 1975. The schools under the group aim to impart modern education to upcoming generations through a system that is based on the ancient Indian moral, cultural and spiritual values.

At Sri Ma Vidyalaya, we take children through primary, middle and secondary school through to the senior secondary level in a cohesive and well co-ordinated way keeping aloft the ideal of excellence all the way along. Exemplifying the very best in education delivered through a variety of media like classroom lessons, 3D animations, edutainment, infotainment, projects, experiments, workshops, simulations etc. we are also leveraging the power of the Internet to bring cutting edge educational content to children to enable their success in the knowledge ecosystem.

Address: Sri Ma Vidyalaya CBSE School, Off Ghodbunder Road, Patlipada, Thane (W) 400607

Phone: +91-22-25458750 / 51, +91-22-25861961



St. John The Baptist High School (SSC)

This impressive School building was the foresight of Rev. Fr. Pascal D’Souza. With his long stay in the U.S.A. he worked to give a try to the broad based American system of education. The growing nature of this institution urged him to convince his superiors, as to the urgent necessity of having an elegant and spacious building, with modern amenities to house the St. John’s School . The stately three storeyed building, with wings spread out to the right and left, capped by an open air terrace, sprang up within a period of two and a half years. Thanks to the ardent and vigilant supervision of Rev. Fr. Pascal and the efforts of eminent architect Mr. Vyom Keshav of “Studio Arch”.

Address: St. John The Baptist High School, Jambli Naka, Near Talao Pali, Thane, Maharashtra 400601

Phone: 022 2534 1146



Vasant Vihar High School (SSC)

Vasant Vihar High School started with 35 children in Amrapali Arcade in the year 1990. The staff strength at that time was only 4. Over the next two decades the school has established its infrastructure with 6 science laboratories 2 computer laboratories, auditorium , 2 libraries , audio – visual room, art & craft rooms and music room. It is capable of catering to the needs of about 7500 students, right from Std. I to XII.

The Junior college was started in the year 2002 , with Commerce & Science streams having 39 & 19 students respectively. Presently the student strength is 480 with 20 staff members.

Address: Vasant Vihar High School, 2nd Pokhran Road, Vasant Vihar, Thane (W), 400 601

Phone: 022 2171 4444



Universal High School (ICSE)

The experience of studying at Universal high school is it prepares one to have an international perspective. Being fully conscious of the fact that they are preparing students to be part of the global, knowledge oriented economy, the effort is always focused on building the student’s confidence and ability to be a self-learner in any part of the world and at any time in his life. They believe that every human being is endowed with intrinsic value; the role of Universal High School is to create the setting that not only draws out but also enhances his self-worth. Research has shown that individuals with a high self-esteem contribute fully to the world they inhabit.

With the rapid increase in knowledge and the zillions of options available, the sound guiding principles and the three dimensional approach pioneered by the Universal Education directs them to getting our priorities right. It is due to their persistent hard work that they have been ranked 4th in Zone E and among the TOP 20 best schools in Mumbai.

Address: Brahmand, Phase VI, Azadnagar, Off. Ghodbunder (GB) Road, Azadnagar, Off. Ghodbunder (GB) Road, Thane – 400 607

Phone: 022-25890151 / 8450955351 / 8450955352

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Lok Puram Public School (CBSE)

Education is a life long journey shaping a student to face real life situations. Our aim is to make this journey fruitful by training the young leaders as the apostles of education. We all know that the education system is passing through the tunnel of change and technology is playing a pivotal role in this change. We, therefore, aim to look into all aspects of student’s growth and promote kinesthetic learning.

With innovative teaching methods, emphasis is laid on the cultivation of all three dimensions of the mind, body and spirit and not on mere cramming. Art & craft, club activities, music, computers, dance, sports etc. are added in the curriculum to make learning meaningful and enjoyable. Beside this, the entire school along with its students and staff follow different values of life decided month wise for the calendar year. Various activities like speech, skit, elocution, extempore are being conducted every month to imbibe values integrated with the curriculum.

Address: Lok Puram Public School, Smt. Gladys Alvares Road, Off. 2nd Pokhran Road, Majiwade, Thane (West)

Phone: +91-22-21716262 / 63



Lodha World School (CBSE)

Lodha world school is one of the best schools in thane and it was ranked 3rd amongst schools in thane mumbai. We as an institution believe in investing all our time and energy in picking the best teachers for developing our children both in curriculum and extra-curricular activities.Our curriculum covers ICSE syllabus and our school is considered as one of the best ICSE schools in Thane.

Lodha World School is a good school in thane for secondary education as it aims at learning facts about history, geography and environmental education which are studied first hand from direct sources as far as possible.

Lodha world school thane west offers a host of Enrichment Programs, Co-curricular activities and Extra- curricular activities to students across classes and across interests.We also strive to see our students successful in every walk of life by inculcating in them the best of values.

Lodha’sthane School continuous to be the best school in thane city due to its vision of giving back to the society by nurturing these young minds to shape the future of our nation.Lodha School Thane provides transportation from various parts of Thane west, Thane east and other nearby localities such as Kalwa, Rustomjee, Indira Nagar, Vrindavan and others.

Address: Lodha World School, Lodha Paradise Compound, Near Majiwada Flyover,Eastern Express Hwy, Thane, Maharashtra 400606

Phone: 022 2544 0066



Rustomjee Cambridge International School

At Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College, our philosophy is “To Make Education a Priority”, and we aim to provide a learning experience that is innovative and fun.

The Rustomjee Group has achieved an enviable reputation in the field of real estate development, construction management, and education. Our educational programs reach out to more than 9,500 students, and our expansion plans include establishing education institutions of excellence offering varied courses in vocational and professional development

We have put together a rich resource base of learning experiences to set new standards of excellence in K-12 education. This program is designed to meet the diverse educational needs of young achievers. The learning culture values individual vision, intellectual discipline and teamwork. Our success is demonstrated in the achievements of our students in academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. By the time participants complete this program they will have undergone a significant personal and professional transformation preparing them for future career success.

The program structure is uniquely designed to promote excellence in students looking to immerse themselves in the learning process. This rigorous curriculum follows a proven progression of coursework in essential core requirements, and an enriching selection of concentrated assignments on and off campus.

Address: Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Eastern Express highway, Majiwada, Thane West, 400601

Phone: 9136 000 471 / 472/ 473


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Healthy Foods To Fit Your Every Mood

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You are what you eat and that also includes your mood. While food nourishes and keeps us alive, it can also serve to accommodate us as we go through different mood-swings. As stated in the book The Happy Kitchen: Good Food Mood, there are foods for every mood.

In addition to providing a nutritional boost, some foods can get you in the appropriate mood so that you can better complete your tasks.

Our mood-changing foods

If you’re feeling… anxious

It would be hard not to experience some form of anxiety in this fast-paced world. And while a glass of wine comes with a range of benefits, we don’t recommend using it as a way to ease your anxious thoughts.

Luckily, there are other foods that can help.
According to a 2013 Japanese study, low levels of vitamin B6 in the body have been linked to anxiety and panic attacks. If you’re looking to increase your levels of vitamin B6, the best foods to eat will be avocados, pinto beans, pistachio, and sunflower seeds.
In addition to munching on sunflower seeds, drinking a calming cup of chamomile tea can also help as studies have shown its ability to reduce anxiety symptoms (1).

If you’re feeling… angry

According to a study published by JAMA Network and another published in the journal PLOS, your aggressive behavior and anger may be linked to an omega-3 deficiency.
If you feel your anger simmering, enjoy some nuts and seeds as a delicious, healthy snack. You can also incorporate more avocados into your diet. Enjoy a few of our favorite avocado recipes below:

Cream Of Avocado Soup
Avocado, Olives and Basil Penne
Taco Trio With Salsa, Guacamole And Greek Yoghurt
Aside from upping your omega-3 intake, you can also eat more zinc-rich foods. A 2010 study suggested that women who consume foods rich in zinc may reduce their anger levels. That being said, salmon, mackerel, almonds, and walnuts contain both omega-3 fatty acids and zinc.

If you’re experiencing… brain fog

If you’re having trouble staying focused and maintaining your concentration, there are some foods that will help to clear up your brain fog.

Choline is a nutrient that, when ingested, partakes in helping the brain cells produce acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter that encourages mental focus. Choline can be found in broccoli, liver, peanuts and quinoa.
Also, as the brain is made up of a large amount of omega-3 fatty acid DHA, eating healthy fats is a sure way to support brain function. DHA can be found in algae, walnuts and fatty fish such as salmon. If you’re not sure how to start eating more salmon, try this delicious Mango Teriyaki Salmon and Brown Rice recipe.
Be sure to add a serving of green leafy vegetables to your meal as their vitamin K and lutein content has been shown to boost brain power (2).

If you’re feeling… romantic

Comfort foods are often seen as a large serving of chocolate ice cream. Thankfully, there are ways you can get your mood up without compromising your health.

Nutrients that can help to boost your mood include omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins D, E and B12. In fact, studies have found that deficiencies in these minerals can increase one’s risk of depression (3,4,5). In addition to this, our guts have now become known as the second brain due to its ability to influence our mood. Aside from adding more omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D rich foods to your diet, such as mushrooms, be sure to include foods that can cater to your gut. This includes fermented foods such as kefir and sauerkraut.

If you’re feeling… sluggish

If you find yourself low on energy and lethargic, don’t grab the closest energy drink but rather opt for a cup of green.

Matcha tea, in addition to being great for the skin, can provide you with an energy boost thanks to the amino auld L-theanine.

If you’re feeling… stressed

Overeating is common when we find ourselves stressed and overwhelmed. Instead of reaching for a packet of processed chips, try eating some leafy greens.

The magnesium and folate found in spinach and other leafy greens helps to produce neurotransmitters that can reduce stress levels. Another food that can calm you down when you’re stressed are blueberries. These little blue and nutritional bombs are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants – both of which can provide stress relief.

Want to know more?

While eating these foods can cater to your every mood, there are also daily habits that you can adopt to ensure that you live a long and healthy life.

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10 Mesmerizing Train Routes in India That Are Worth Checking Out


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We are sure every one of us has some wonderful railway travel memories from our childhood like looking out of the window and admiring the changing sceneries as the train travelled through towns and villages; chit chatting, reading books or singing songs; yummy travel munchies, etc. Apart from these wonderful memories, there are some really wonderful rail-routes that you should check out at least once in your lifetime. These routes have the most breathtaking views be it mountains or valleys or even rail bridges over water – they are not to be missed out on. Here are some rail-routes – plan a trip just to experience and enjoy the gorgeous view from the train window:

Rameshwaram – Pamban Sea-Rail Bridge

Apart from just an exciting train ride, this route from Tamil Nadu to Rameshwaram over the Pamban Bridge is extremely thrilling and adventurous! It is in its true sense one of the most amazing railway routes in India. Also known as Blue Sea Bridge, it connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to rest of India and is the second longest bridge in India.

Nilgiri Mountain Train – Mettupalayam to Ooty

Probably the very few railways that still run on steam, this Nilgiri Mountain Train has been running since 1908 from Mettupalayam to Ooty. The route is ecstatic as it passes through the Nilgiri Mountain with thick pine, eucalyptus and oak forests around with the bends, curves, and tunnels. It is an experience to be taken if you are a nature lover at heart. The hit Bollywood song – ‘Chhaiyya Chhaiyya´ was shot on these Nilgiri Mountain Trains.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway – Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling

This beautiful rail route is one of the five Mountain Railways of India World Heritage Site known for its amazing journey. It is a toy train journey is the one that runs from Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling. You can witness the transformation of the climate as Jalpaiguri is a plain while Darjeeling being a hill station – the route gives you a breathtaking view of snowy peaks of the Himalayas and the magnificent Kanchenjunga. This route was declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

Hubli to Goa (Madgaon)

This route is considered as one of the most breathtaking views for passing through the Western Ghats and for the exquisite view of Dudhsagar Waterfalls along the route. Literally known as “Sea of milk”, Dudhsagar falls came into the spotlight after being shown in Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s blockbuster – Chennai Express. It looks like a thin-tiny stream from far but as the train goes closer it’s humongous and sheer beauty with the gushing water sound will leave you awestruck.

Kalka to Shimla

Yet another splendid route from Kalka to Shimla with snow-clad valleys, this toy train is another World Heritage. With the upslope route of 96 km, 102 tunnels and more than 85 bridges – the route passes through forests of rhododendron, deodar, pine, and oak. The train moves in a slow pace due to the upward slope which gives you a lot more time to admire the nature’s bounty at ease. It is considered one of the best North Indian train journeys.

Coastal Kerala – Ernakulum to Trivandrum

A train ride beginning from Ernakulum, up to Trivandrum is one of the most spellbinding ways to experience the magic of Kerala. This journey almost includes the true essence of Kerala with the view of the beautiful crystal clear lakes, the placid backwaters, the rich coconut grooves, paddy field and many other Kerala charms. Every view is plain picturesque and worth experiencing.

Snow Train – Srinagar to Baramulla

This one is the most enchanting rides that one can experience in Kashmir. With the train making its way through the thick snow, you can experience the chilly train rides while enjoying a spellbinding view. The ride from Srinagar to Baramulla experiences some interruptions due to the snow, but while you wait for the route to clear, you get to feel the beauty of Kashmir covered in snow with Chinar trees placed along the distance.

Assam Aroma Trains -Guwahati to Silchar

This ride gives your nostrils a hell of a wonderful time as you smell Assam even before you see it. The thick tea plantations and river valleys along the train route passing through the Haflong valley and Barak valley. This route is considered the beautiful yet the most dangerous routes of India.

Jammu – Udhampur railroad

There is absolutely no exaggeration that Kashmir Railway Routes are simply beyond beautiful! With extreme weather conditions and difficult stretch of land and territory, it makes the journey exciting with over 20 tunnels and 100 bridges over the mighty Himalayas. Thus making this rail-route the tallest one under construction in India. The train journey includes a scenic beauty of the Himalayan Rivers and Shivalik Mountain Ranges.

Karjat to Lonavala

The train ride from Karjat to Lonavala through Monkey Hills, Thakurwadi and Khandala is mystical and passes through the lush greens of the Western Ghats that are well known for their biodiversity. You can witness many steer clear streams and gushing waterfalls while your train takes an ascending journey uphill towards the Monkey Hills. We recommend the rainy season to experience the most of this green view through your train windows.

Weren’t all these routes simply stunning? So pack up your bags and explore these nature’s bounty in India!

Also Read : 21 Train Journeys In India That Are An Experience In Themselves!


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VPM Polytechnic Thane – Diploma Courses


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About VPM’s Polytechnic

Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s Polytechnic was founded in 1983 by a group of dedicated and philanthropic visionaries of Vidya Prasarak Mandal, Thane and was subsequently recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. In its constant endeavour to impart Quality Technical Education, Institute is one of the self financed Polytechnics in the Mumbai subregion to get all the Four eligible Diploma Programmes accredited by NBA, New Delhi for a period of Three years w.e.f. 19/03/2004.

Presently all the Five Diploma Programmes are again accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi for Academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19 valid upto 30/06/2019. Institute is privileged to be adjudged as the winner of ISTE-Narsee Monjee Award for VPM’s Polytechnic having Best Overall Performance in Maharashtra State for the years 2009 and 2015. Polytechnic also received ISTE Best Chapter Award among Maharashtra and Goa Sections during the year 2009 and 2017.

VPM’s Polytechnic believes in student centric approach to ensure all-round development, acquiring skills through the principles of outcome based education. The Institute offers very conducive environment for effective teaching-learning process, assignments, micro, mini and major projects, participation in intra and inter Polytechnic events.

Institute has established credibility over the Three decades especially with experienced faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure and commitment towards the goals established.

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Salient Features Of VPM’s Polytechnic

1. Year of Establishment : 1983
2. Status : Self-Financing (NO-GRANT basis)
3. Campus Area : 13.5 Acres (5 Acres for Polytechnic)
4. Polytechnic Area : 11,200 Sq. Meters
5. Accessibility : 0.25 Km. From Bus Stand and Railway Station.
6. Peaceful Campus : Green Belt around the college buildings known as Jnan – Path

VPM Polytechnic Timings : 8:00 am. to 8:00 pm.

About Principal of VPM’s Polytechnic

VPM Polytechnic Thane

Dr. D. K. Nayak, Principal of VPM’s Polytechnic

Prof. Dileep Kumar Krishna Nayak, is awarded Ph. D. (Technology) in Electronics Engineering from VJTI and University of Mumbai. His area of research is ‘Fuel Cell Power Conditioning and Hydrogen Storage studies of Ammonia Borane’. He Completed doctoral work under the guidance of Dr. H. A. Mangalvedekar, Prof. Electrical Engineering Department and Dr. S. K. Mahajan, Jt. Director, Technical Education Govt. of Maharashtra.

Dr. D. K. Nayak, Principal of VPM’s Polytechnic is nominated to receive Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) – Ranganathan Engineering College National Award for Best Polytechnic Principal for the year 2014. The presentation of the award will be made during an Inaugural Function of the ISTE 44th Annual Convention on 27th November 2014 at College of Engineering, Trivandrum Kerala.

Courses Offered by VPM’s Polytechnic

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Entrepreneurship Development Cell

VPM’s polytechnic has the privilege to start an Entrepreneurship development cell in the academic year 2011-12. In today’s world, the number of engineers passing from engineering schools every year is a very large number. Providing jobs to these engineers by various agencies is a huge herculean task. Hence we find under- employment in our country. To overcome the shortcomings of employment, self- employment is another option. There is a need for students to know the nitty- gritty of starting an enterprise of their own. They will not only work on an area of their interest, but may also create employment for few others. The entrepreneurship Development cell proposes to encourage, motivate and provide training for the students who wish to become entrepreneurs later in life

Entrepreneurship Development Cell strives to inspire and generate a culture of innovation which will help students and budding entrepreneurs to realize their own enterprise.

The short term and long term objectives of the cell are as follows

Short Term of VPM Polytechnic

1. To train and equip the students with the knowledge and resource that might be needed to build start ups.
2. To conduct:

  • Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp (EAC).
  • Entrepreneurship Development Programs (EDP).
  • Faculty Development Programs (FDP).
  • Skill Development Programs (SDP).

3. Conduct a variety of competitions round the year for incubating nascent ideas and providing mentorship to budding entrepreneurs.

4. Building entrepreneurs – orient students towards entrepreneurship since this is the phase of life where dreaming about their goals in life begins.

5. Every year Technology day will be organized to bring synergy between industry and institute. Two original projects from each department will present their ideas. The cell will try to build relationship with a few industries to take these ideas forward.

Long Term: of VPM Polytechnic

1. To assist students in starting industries of their own right from:

  • Product identification.
  • Market survey, tools for market research.
  • Preparation of project reports.
  • Assist them in getting technical feasibility reports.

2. Consultancy and research.

3. Training programs for industrial professionals.


VPM Polytechnic Thane

Internet & WiFi Facility – Key Features

1. Entire campus of 13 Acres is securely Wi-Fi enabled
2. Free, unlimited access to internet for all stakeholders from inside the campus
3. Internet
4. Leased lines for internet (50 Mbps)
5. Enterprise grade IT infrastructure
6. Well equipped, professional, server room
7. Fiber optic network backbone connecting all buildings in campus
8. VPM ( Thane ) host’s its own website and email servers
9. Online payment gateway for payments of fees, seminar bookings, publication purchases etc.
10. Professional video conferencing facilities with Polycom equipment using ISDN or IP
11. Intra campus, inter institute, video conferencing with each building conference hall connected with multi point Polycom Video Conferencing  system.


Books are the best friends. Providing information for all the time. Satisfying the reader’s requirements.

V.P.M.’s Polytechnic library was set up in the year 1983 with a collection of only 190 books but today we are very proud owner of over 27,475 books costing  Rs. 33,07,966. Library has 520 sq.mts. area. International and National educational magazines subscribed are 24, General magazines 13 , and bound volumes available for the reference total bound volumes are 1345. The library has to progress or the development strictly reflects the taste of its reader and automatically the vision of V.P.M.’s Polytechnic “Ensuring skill development through Quality Technical Education.”

Library having Online Public Library having Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) system with a reading room having a capacity for 180 student and internet area for 14 number of students. Book Bank system introduced for needy students and has collection of 1063 books. SC students get free book bank sets. Total books of Accession are 27,475  while 8500 are titles.


Vidya Prasarak Mandal’s Polytechnic

Building No. 1, ‘Jnanadweepa’, College Campus,
Thane (West) – 400601 (MS),
Phone : (91-22) 2536 4494
Fax : (91-22) 2533 9872
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42 Reasons to Exercise Before Breakfast

April 2019



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Start your morning off right by adding exercise to your routine.

Energize, burn more fat, and make the most of your morning by adding exercise to your AM routine.

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but it’s what you do before your morning meal that can have the biggest impact when it comes to your health. Early risers have an advantage over those who like to spend a little extra time in bed, particularly if those first hours in the morning are spent getting their blood pumping. Exercising in the morning does more than just get your workout out of the way, it can actually yield major benefits for your mind, your mood, and your overall well-being — in fact, research even suggests it may be the key to maintaining a healthy weight.

Improved Energy

There’s nothing like a morning workout to set the tone for your entire day. When you begin your day with some exercise, you get your blood pumping, telling your brain it’s time to wake up, and the rush of endorphins you get from a workout can also keep your energy high all day. In fact, research conducted at the University of Georgia reveals that just 20 minutes of exercise every other day for six weeks significantly increased energy levels among adults with typically sedentary lifestyles.

Healthier BMI

While most exercise can help increase weight loss when combined with a healthy diet, morning exercise may help you shed those pounds faster that those late-night trips to the gym. Researchers at Northwestern University have found that individuals who had regular exposure to early morning sunlight were more likely to have lower BMIs than those who got their rays in the afternoon.

Better Heart Health

Starting your day with a workout is an easy way to improve your cardiovascular health before most people are even out of bed. Exercise is a natural energizer, making it easy to reduce your dependence on addictive substances like sugar and caffeine, which researchers at Duke Medical University Center have linked to an increased risk of heart attack. Even better, just a few workouts a week can make your heart healthier, stronger, and slash your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

More Mindful Eating

Enjoying a morning workout might just be the easiest way to keep your food choices healthier all day. Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition reveals a strong correlation between regular exercise and increased fruit and vegetable consumption, and many avid exercisers find that their desire for high-sugar, high-fat treats is actually tempered by the addition of exercise to their routine.

Easier Wake-Ups

If you find yourself hitting the snooze button over and over, starting your day with a workout can help. Exercise does more than just aid in keeping your hormones balanced, it can also make you wake up feeling well-rested. Research conducted by Smith College’s Neuroscience Program reveals that exercise can strengthen your circadian rhythms, making it easier to get up for your morning workouts and regulating when you fall asleep at night.

Improved Schedule

Starting your morning with a rush to get out the door can throw off the rest of your day in an instant. However, for those who begin their mornings with a workout, that mad dash can be all but eliminated; when you have a consistent morning workout to plan around, you make it easier to manage your time in the morning and increase your focus, too.

Less Stress

For those of us who aren’t morning people by nature, the mere act of waking up can send our stress levels through the roof. Fortunately, an A.M. exercise session can help. Researchers at the Omaha VA, Creighton University, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have found that exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress, and when you start your day with a workout, the benefits can last all day.

Reduced Hunger

It may seem counterintuitive, but working out in the morning may actually set you up for less hunger all day long. Researchers at Loughborough University have found that exercise can reduce the body’s levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite, while a review conducted at Indiana University suggests that the mere act of exercising can make it easier to pass up on unhealthy treats in favor of fruits, veggies, and lean proteins.

Increased Productivity

The best way to enjoy a more productive day is to add a morning workout to your schedule. Exercise helps regulate your circadian rhythms, making it easier to get enough sleep — and high-quality sleep, at that — every night. An abundant body of research suggests that sleep is one of the best determinants of productivity over the course of the day, so that A.M. sweat session might just be the key to being more effective in both your personal and professional lives.

A Faster Metabolism

If you want to speed up your metabolism, it’s time to start rethinking your morning routine. Starting your day by exercising on an empty stomach can help you burn more fat, rev your metabolism, increase your desire for healthy food, and send your energy level through the roof. Need we say more?

Improved Academic Performance

Eager to ace that test? Try starting your day with some exercise. According to researchers at Texas University, students who got an early start to their day had higher test scores than those who hit the snooze button. When you consider that researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid have also linked exercise to improved academic performance, you’ve got plenty of reasons to start your day off with a workout.

Stronger Blood Vessels

A weak or bulging blood vessel can change your life in an instant. Fortunately, a little exercise first thing in the morning can help you strengthen your blood vessels, reducing your risk of a deadly cardiovascular event. According to research published in Circulation, exercise can significantly improve the health of the endothelium, the inner lining of your blood vessels, making you less likely to suffer from atherosclerosis, heart attack, blood clots, and stroke. When you combine that the weight-lowering effects of early morning light, it seems like an A.M. workout might just be the perfect prescription for a healthy life.

Increased Optimism

Convincing yourself to see the glass half full can be hard, but morning exercisers may have the upper hand when it comes to optimism. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that early birds are generally more optimistic than night owls, and when you add in the endorphin rush you get from exercise, it’s not hard to see why an early workout can make all the difference in how the rest of your day pans out.

Better Self-Esteem

There’s nothing like feeling healthy, energetic, and confident to make the world seem like your oyster. Luckily, some early morning exercise can raise that self-esteem through the roof in no time. Research from the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs reveals that exercise is significantly associated with high self-esteem, and when you start your morning on a high note, it’s easy to set the tone for your whole day.

Increased Discipline

If you’re eager to get into a routine you can stick to, exercising in the morning is a great place to start. Exercising when you first wake up helps you create the discipline necessary to achieve your long-term health and fitness goals by challenging you the second you get out of bed. Even better, committing to exercise at the same time each day can help you maintain a more effective and disciplined schedule throughout your day.

Greater Fat Loss

Exercising in the morning can do more than just rid you of excess weight — it can actually help you specifically target body fat. The results of a Belgian study published in the Journal of Physiology reveals that exercising on an empty stomach improved glucose tolerance and improved subects’ fat-burning capacity.

More Workout Consistency

Your ability to be consistent is one of the most important factors in the success of any workout plan. Fortunately, early exercise can help you stick to a regular routine — you may not always be free after work, but most of us have precious little on our plate at the crack of dawn.

A Stronger Immune System

Make your immune system stronger by starting your day out with a jog or trip to the gym. According to a study published in the American Journal of Physiology, exercise can help improve the efficacy of your antibodies, keeping your immune system strong.

Night Owls Become Morning People

Morning people are more optimistic, have lower BMIs, and actually relish getting out of bed in the morning. The good news? You can become one of them, even if you’re a staunch night owl at the moment. After a few weeks of A.M. exercise, you’ll be so dependent on that morning energy and endorphin boost that you might just switch your loyalty from night to day.

More Solo Time

Working out in a crowded gym isn’t always relaxing, but the art of exercising itself can be a highly meditative act. Making time to exercise early in the morning can mean you’re often the only one on the street or at the gym, giving you the peace and quiet you deserve but so rarely get.

A Better Work-Life Balance

Squeezing in a workout during your lunch hour can make mealtime a rush, and trying to hit the gym on your way home after a long day can make you dread exercise. Luckily, starting your day with a workout can make it easier to compartmentalize your day, making 9 to 5 all about business and leaving you the rest of the day to devote to your passions. Researchers at Saint Leo University have even found that regular exercise can help you achieve the highly elusive work-life balance so many of us seek.

Reduced Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that includes excess belly fat, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar, may increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes, but some morning exercise may help. Research published in Diabetes Care reveals that exercise can help reduce your risk of metabolic syndrome, and the extra fat-burning power you get from exercising first thing can slash your risk even further.

Better Moods

Start the day on the right foot by adding some exercise to your routine. The rush of endorphins you get from an early morning workout can help set you up for a better mood all day long, keeping your stress level low and your feelings of relaxation and well-being high.

Reduced Acid Reflux Symptoms

Make those GERD symptoms a thing of the past by getting in your exercise before breakfast. Exercising after a meal can cause acid reflux symptoms, increasing your risk of ulcers, infection, and esophageal cancer over time. Fortunately, exercising before breakfast means there’s nothing sloshing around in your stomach that will trigger reflux symptoms when you start moving.

Better Workouts

After a long day, it’s often hard to imagine adding yet another task to your schedule, making workouts seem like a chore. However, in the morning, when your mind is clear, the pressures of the day to come haven’t yet gotten to you, and you have some space to yourself in the gym, it’s easy to get into a groove that allows you to work out longer and more effectively than you would at a packed workout class later in the day.

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Fewer Cold and Flu Symptoms

Kiss those winter cold and flu symptoms goodbye by adding a morning workout to your routine today. Researchers at the Medical University of Graz have determined that vitamin D, which is most bioavailable from sunlight, can help diversify the good bacteria in your gut, keeping your immune system strong and effective at fighting disease.

More Creativity

Think exercise and creativity are unrelated? Think again! Research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience reveals that individuals who exercised regularly scored higher on creativity tests than their sedentary counterparts, which can vastly improve work productivity and satisfaction for those in creative fields.

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Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Move over, weight loss; insulin sensitivity is the name of the game when it comes to healthy living these days. The combination of early morning sunlight and exercise can improve your body’s insulin sensitivity, helping you shed those extra pounds in no time. Researchers in Belgium have found that exercising in a fasting state can improve insulin sensitivity, making it easier to lose weight, improve your body’s carbohydrate metabolism, and reduce your risk of diabetes.

Stronger Bones

Want to reduce your risk of fractures as you age? Start your day with a workout. Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have deemed exercise an effective means of increasing the strength of your bones, and the boost of vitamin D you get from early morning sunlight can lower your risk of bone demineralization and fracture.

Improved Addiction Prognosis

Kicking a habit can be hard, but morning exercise can make you more likely to stick to your plan. Research published in Frontiers in Psychiatry suggests that exercise may improve recovering addicts’ long-term commitment to sobriety, and the boost of endorphins that are triggered by the combination of exercise and sunlight can make it easier to stay committed to your clean living plan.

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Increased Willpower

The “transfer effect” describes when behaviors from one part of your life begin to positively influence others, and morning exercise has a major transfer effect into other areas of your life. For those who kick off their day with some exercise, the willpower that it takes to strap on your sneakers instead of hitting snooze and grabbing a bagel can make it easier to find willpower in other parts of your life, both personal and professional.

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Healthier Skin

When you’re rushing to the gym from work, you’re bringing all the grit and grime that’s accumulated on your face throughout the day with you. For those who don’t have time to take off all their makeup prior to a workout, much of that face paint ends up mixing with sweat and dead skin to clog your pores, creating complexion issues in the process. Fortunately, for early morning exercisers, they’re starting their day with a freshly-washed complexion, reducing their risk of breakouts as compared those who favor an evening workout.

Decreased Anxiety

Instead of letting stress build all day long, nip it in the bud before it starts with a workout. Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical Center and the Rex Sports Medicine Institute have found that exercise can help reduce your anxiety, helping you tackle whatever the day throws at you stress-free.

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Reduced Colorectal Cancer Risk

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but starting your day with a workout could change that. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that increased vitamin D levels, like those you’d enjoy from adding some outdoor exercise in the A.M. to your schedule, can help reduce your risk of this potentially deadly disease, and weight loss helps lower your chances of developing the disease even further.

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Reduced Dementia Risk

Starting your day with some exercise could be the key to a healthier brain and stronger memory. Research conducted at the University of Muenster reveals that exercise significantly reduces your dementia risk, and all that blood flow to your brain can help reduce the inflammation and tissue loss that often goes hand-in-hand with a dementia diagnosis.

Reduced Seasonal Depression Risk

Making a morning workout part of your regular routine can help you fend off those seasonal blues. Spending some time in the morning sunlight, whether you’re taking a run outside or just walking to the gym, can help reduce your risk of seasonal depression, and virtually any form of exercise can help boost your mood.

Lower Diabetes Risk

Anyone looking to reduce their risk of diabetes would be wise to add morning exercise to their routine. According to the Diabetes Prevention Research Program Group, exercise is an effective means of lowering your type 2 diabetes risk and researchers at the University of Alberta have linked increased vitamin D levels to lower blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity. When you add in the BMI benefits of morning sunlight, it’s clear that an early morning workout can mean major positive changes for your health.

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Reduced Risk of Cancer-Related Death

While more than one-third of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lifetime, adding exercise to your A.M. activity list can help improve your chances of surviving. Research published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reveals that exercise can help reduce your risk of having a cancer diagnosis become fatal, and there’s ample evidence that vitamin D can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer, too.

Increased Sense of Accomplishment

Starting your day with a workout can improve your self-esteem and make you feel like you’ve accomplished something long before many of your peers have even gotten out of bed. It’s pretty unlikely that scrolling through Instagram and pushing your alarm back in 10-minute increments will yield a similar result.

Improved Workout Results

If you want your workout to be more effective, try moving it from evening to morning. Not only are you more likely to get a machine at the gym when you work out early, you’re more likely to stick to your routine when there’s nothing else to distract you, making it easier to reach your workout goals in a timely manner.

Better Sleep

Morning exercise can help your body operate like a finely-tuned machine by adjusting your circadian rhythms, making it easier to get out of bed in the morning and fall asleep at night. While working out can give you great energy throughout the day, exercising in the morning is unlikely to keep you up when you’re trying to hit the hay, while an evening workout often leaves exercisers too amped up to fall asleep.

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A Longer Life

Living a long healthy life is a major goal for most of us, but our lifestyle choices seem to be working against us. Fortunately, adding a morning workout to your routine can lower your BMI, your body fat percentage, reduce your risk of chronic disease, and may even make you happier, setting you up for better health and a longer life.

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Rising Healthcare Costs Are A Symptom Of A Deeper Problem

April 2019


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Knowing the difference between symptom and disease is critical to successfully treating a patient. We need to apply that principle when looking at the healthcare system. With so much discussion around Medicare for All, there is a key truth that is being overlooked; out of control medical costs are a symptom, not a disease. While our healthcare system is in dire need of an overhaul, that alone will not save us. The diseases that stand to make our kids the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents, while crippling our economy, are created by systems outside of healthcare. Without addressing these issues, any healthcare system we put into place won’t be able to keep up.

Discussion around our healthcare system seems to treat medical conditions as things that just happen, which we have no control over. This is simply not true. It’s estimated that 90% of diabetes is preventable. Heart disease is 80% preventable. Cancer is at least 40% preventable. These are lifestyle-based diseases, created by choices which are reinforced by policies outside of the healthcare system.

To properly assess the actual costs to the healthcare system, you need to look at the cost of treating a sick individual, but you also need to look at disease prevalence. The former is where the entirety of the healthcare debate seems to focus. From there, it moves to how to design a cost-effective system that provides quality care. The fact that reducing lifestyle-based diseases would be an extremely good way to make any system cost-effective has been ignored in every healthcare debate I’ve seen.

The costs of these diseases are staggering and are rising quickly. Left unchecked, they’re likely to ruin our economy, while ruining millions of lives. Heart disease cost the US $200 billion in 2015. Cancer cost 80.2 billion. Diabetes cost the US $327 billion in 2017, a 26% increase from 2012. Continuing at that rate, this would cost $510 billion by 2027. Even that number is conservative, as it ignores the fact that the diabetes rate is increasing in young people, and treating people for longer costs more money. These costs are preventable. The best way to lower them is to adjust policies that encourage sickness.

Food Policy

Type II diabetes is closely tied to diet and exercise, with high-carb, low-fiber processed foods being the main culprit. Research is showing that sugar acts like an addictive drug in our system. Yet, not only are there no meaningful policies to make it easier to reduce sugar, our policies actively encourage it.

We subsidize corn, which is largely used to make high-fructose corn syrup, the most common form of sugar in our diet. We subsidize sugar itself. We subsidize all the main components of processed foods, as this is one of the few goods that the US exports. This leads to a situation where these foods are the cheapest, most available foods in our country.

We can look to our own recent history in finding ways to effectively combat diabetes. Processed food companies are in a similar situation now as cigarette companies were 50 years ago; it’s becoming clear the harm that they’re causing, which they’re fighting with sponsored studies designed to show the safety of their product. They’re also counting on their loyal customers who love their products.

We’ve made enormous progress lowering smoking, and with it, lung cancer. We didn’t do this by making cigarettes illegal, we did it by making them expensive and inconvenient. Education played a small part, but the biggest changes came from direct policies.

There’s no good reason not to handle processed foods in a similar way. Doing so lowers our healthcare costs and improves lives. Doing it in a smart way also allows us to redirect any money raised via taxes into the healthcare system itself. Better yet, that money can be used to implement other policies which lower the rates of lifestyle-based diseases.

Income Inequality

A second factor outside the healthcare system which is wreaking havoc is wealth inequality. In our current system, this may be the thing that breaks it entirely.

The wealth gap has put us into a feedback loop, with no clear way to come out of it. Uninsured people who can’t pay for healthcare use the emergency room when things progress to life or death situations. They can’t pay their bills. Hospitals are forced to raise their rates to cover the lost income. Rates go up, as do insurance premiums. Less people can afford healthcare or insurance.

Additionally, studies show that low-income populations consistently have worse health than other groups. People living near the poverty line are more likely to have stress around housing, food, and childcare. They’re less likely to live near grocery stores and less likely to have a car to buy groceries elsewhere. They’re more likely to miss meals. They’re more likely to feel unsafe walking in their neighborhoods. Universal coverage would break the feedback loop I mentioned earlier, but it would do little to help with these other issues.

The simplest, most effective way to help low-income communities improve their heath is to lower wealth inequality. I’ll leave the specifics to economists, but a living wage would certainly help. We have forty years of data to show that policies favoring corporations and the wealthy lead to a widening income gap. Addressing that issue stands to save us money spent on health care.

Environmental Policy

The wildcard in this whole discussion is how the environment stands to affect our health in the future. The WHO estimates that environmental toxicity creates at least 10% of our health care costs here in the U.S. This alone would be a good reason to examine ways to improve our environment.

As bad as the effects of our environment are now, they’re likely to get far worse if we continue to ignore the reality of global climate change. We’re seeing drought in African believed to be caused by climate change. We’re seeing once-in-lifetime storms at rates that we’ve never seen before. These storms have enormous human costs, of course. They have huge costs associated with rebuilding. They also create healthcare costs, both long-term and short-term. Hurricane Harvey flooded 800 wastewater treatment facilities and 13 Superfund sites. It’s impossible to know how much illness that will create, but it will create it.

Higher temperatures create obvious problems in severe storms, but secondary effects stand to have catastrophic consequences. When the climate changes, species are forced to adapt. This may mean finding new homes or new food sources. In the 14th century, the black plague swept through Europe, Asia and Africa, killing 50 million. There is solid evidence that the root cause of this was a climate shift in Central Asia. You could certainly make the point that this event happened without global climate change, and you’d be right. The point is that global climate change stands to create these types of events at a level that we’ve never seen before.

The takeaway

Meaningful change in our healthcare system is a necessity, but that alone isn’t enough. No healthcare system can withstand the poor health that we’re creating. The baby boomer generation will be retiring en masse over the next ten years, creating a spike in Medicare spending. We will need a functioning system and a strong, well-paid workforce to support them.

A successful healthcare system will require changes in policy which favor healthy lifestyles, living wages and environmental protection. As it stands now, our healthcare system is a mirror image of how the medical system itself operates; treating symptoms, with little attention to root cause. That’s true for our current for-profit system and the proposed Medicare For All plan. This isn’t the fault of those in the healthcare system or those designing healthcare policy, treating symptoms is all they can do. The root cause of our illness lies outside the healthcare system and it will need to be treated there.

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