Regular exercise may keep your body 30 years ‘younger,’ find scientists

The muscles of older men and women who have exercised for decades are indistinguishable in many ways from those of healthy 25-year-olds, according to an uplifting new study of a group of active seventy-year-olds

Regular exercise may keep your body 30 years ‘younger,’ find scientistsThese men and women also had much higher aerobic capacities than most people their age, the study showed, making them biologically about 30 years younger than their chronological ages, the study’s authors concluded. All of us are ageing every second, of course, which leads many of us also to be deeply interested in what we […]

Simple and effective five minute fixes for better health

Taking on a new health regimen can be daunting. Accomplishing smaller tasks that contribute to health may be easier to achieve

Simple and effective five minute fixes for better healthRather than identifying big ways to improve your health, and then procrastinating, focus on small tasks that won’t overwhelm you. Try a quick fix once in a while, or all the time if it applies. The more you do, the better you’ll feel. Exercise more If scheduling a big workout is daunting, put a simple […]

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests study

Everyone knows that exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, along with cutting out nicotine and alcohol, can help slow down or even reverse the aging process. But according to a new breakthrough study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, so can cutting calories by 15 percent for two years

Cut calories by 15% to stay young,  suggests studyAfter just one year on a reduced-calorie diet, study participants saw their metabolic rates drop significantly. The lowered rate continued into the second year and led to an overall decrease in oxidative stress, a process that has been tied to diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related conditions. “Reducing calorie intake provides health benefits to […]

Try these three exercises to prevent lower backache

Back pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by making a change to your sleep position. You could lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms and backache by doing these exercises and sports

Try these three exercises to prevent lower backacheBack pain is a common condition that usually improves by itself within a few weeks or months. It could be caused by sleeping in an awkward position, having bad posture, or even by a minor injury. Staying active and doing exercise is one of the best ways to reduce back pain. Certain sports are recommended […]

Six common mistakes new runners tend to make

Running is a great way to get in shape and just about everyone can do it. You don’t need access to a fancy gym, expensive equipment, or other people to do the workout. You can simply throw on your sneakers and head out the door for a run. Easy as that

Six common mistakes new runners tend to makeGiven that it’s so easy to take up the sport, a lot of beginners jump right into running without actually knowing what it takes to establish a healthy routine. Many make a number of common mistakes, which can interfere with training or lead to injury. If you’re just starting out, keep these things in mind […]

Five of the best exercises that you can do daily

Just having to walk by treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines can be enough to make you head straight back home to the couch. Yet some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require the gym or ask you to get fit enough to run a marathon. These workouts can do wonders for your health

Five of the best exercises that you can do dailyIf you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser – and you just want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better – the gym scene can be intimidating and overwhelming. What are the best exercises for me? How will I find the time? They’ll help keep your weight under control, […]

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’

Fitness is synonymous to Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation. Along with the patient’s health Dr Surya equally takes care of his wellbeing

‘Physical fitness is linked to mental health’Dr Nirmal Surya, a senior consultant neuro-physician at Bombay hospital and the founder trustee and chairman of Epilepsy Foundation, never compromises with his fitness routine. Dr Surya said, one needs mental energy to stay fit. Our brain should indicate that ‘We are fit’. Dr Surya is an early riser. “I go for a walk at 6:30 am […]

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for Holi

Holi is all about colours, but it’s also an excuse to eat foods that awaken the senses and keep your spirits high. Not only for the bevy of colours, we love to be immersed with but also for the mouth-watering delicacies like puran poli, sweet gujiyas, crisp papads, masala kachoris and so on. With variety of deep fried food dishes and sweets in front of you, it is really difficult to control yourself. So, if you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds. Here, experts list out what to eat and avoid

#HealthyHoli: Healthy food options for HoliDon’t make Holi an excuse to binge on unhealthy calories and invite health risks. Just make them in a healthier way which does not affect your waistline or disrupt your weight loss plans. Dr Ankita Ghag, Clinical Nutritionist, Vacchan Aarogya and Diabetes Care 365 said: Instead of bhang consume milkshakes, aam panna, jal jeera, thick lassi, veggie smoothies, lemon […]

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secrets

Punam Raut has earned plenty of praise for her batting in the ICC Women’s World Cup. Raut set a world record opening partnership of 320 runs with Deepti Sharma, contributing 109, On 15 May 2017, in a WODI verses Ireland. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Punam shared her fitness formulas

Team India’s opening batsman Punam Raut shares her keep-fit secretsIn any sport, fitness is of great importance. Power, speed, stamina, energy levels and concentration matters. Not only physically an athlete is required to be fit mentally as well. To stay mentally fit, Punam emphasises on meditation. Along with all this, running between the wickets is equally important. Punam Raut, who is an icon, unravels […]

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bank

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide infants with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding starting within one hour after birth until a baby is 6 months old. Nutritious complementary foods should then be added while continuing to breastfeed for up to 2 years or beyond. But, sometimes mothers cannot provide breast milk to their children. Owing to which, BYL Nair Hospital has started a milk bank

Nair Hospital starts a human milk bankA human milk bank essentially stores breast milk of lactating mothers and feeds babies of mothers unable to produce enough milk. Causes for lactation issues range from tension to weakness. The milk bank is a simple set-up, comprising a cold storage, breast pumps and storage bottles or packages. There are 517 milk banks around the […]