16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressure

In daily fasting, or the 16:8 diet, people can eat whatever they like for 8 hours and fast for the remaining 16. A new study evaluates the benefits of this 16:8 pattern for obese individuals and finds that not only does the diet work, but also that it helps to lower blood pressure

16:8 diet helps aid weight loss and lower blood pressureMore and more people now turn to intermittent fasting as a fast and effective way to lose weight.  There are different form of this diet, depending on the time intervals of ‘fasting’ and ‘feasting.’ The so-called 5:2 diet, for instance, consists of eating normally for 5 days every week and fasting for 2 days. In […]

One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertension

Although the study couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship, doing yoga two to three times a week was associated with an average drop in blood pressure readings from 133/80 to 130/77, the researchers said

One hour of yoga a day, can help reduce hypertensionPeople who follow the ancient practice of yoga may be getting an added health boost, with a new study suggesting it can fight high blood pressure – also known as hypertension. “This study confirms many people’s feelings that exercise may be useful in the control of hypertension,” said Dr Howard Weintraub, a cardiologist and associate […]

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressure

A new study conducted at the University of California, Davis found that two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake

Mangoes can help benefit our gut health and lower blood pressureMangoes have been cultivated in South Asia for thousands of years, and they now find homes across many of the warmer regions of Earth. They are the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and for good reason: they’re delicious. As far as nutrition goes, the mango contains a range of vitamins and minerals, […]

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patients

Blood pressure reductions were most significant for those who started exercising within six months of their stroke. The drop was also more significant for those who also received lessons on diet and health

Exercise helps improve blood pressure, prevent risk of repeat stroke for patientsPeople who have had a stroke can improve their blood pressure and reduce their risk of repeat strokes if they exercise, according to a new review of previous studies “One of the challenges with stroke and exercise is that some people think they can’t because they have limited mobility,” said Ada Tang of McMaster University […]

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressure

The theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day is ‘Know Your Numbers’ with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness. Along with this, it is also to focus on the eating habits also that can also trigger high blood pressure

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressureHypertension, also known as high Blood Pressure, is a lifestyle disease; eating habits can have an impact on your blood pressure on day-to-day and long-term basis. It can damage arteries and can cause heart failure, cerebral stroke, kidney failure and damage our eyes. It is noted that up to 25 -30% urban and 10 -20% […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

Childhood friendships can have a long-term benefit on your health  

Our social lives during our childhood might have a protective influence on physical health as we grow up. Researchers found that adults who used to spend a lot of time with friends as young boys had lower blood pressure levels and body mass index (BMI) at the age of 32

Childhood friendships can have a long-term benefit on your health  Childhood friendships are something we savour all our life. They are bonds that we created at a time when we had very less knowledge about worldly pleasures and the nitty-gritties of the modern society. In that age of innocence, finding a friendship which is unconditional in all aspects is the most prized possession. And while […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Women with high blood pressure are at an increased risk for dementia, says study

Hypertension in women in their 30s was not associated with dementia. But women who were hypertensive at an average age of 44 had a 68 per cent higher risk for dementia than those who had normal blood pressure at that age, even after adjusting for BMI, smoking and other risk factors

Women with high blood pressure are at an increased risk for dementia, says studyWomen with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years, researchers report. But the finding does not hold for men. Beginning in 1964, investigators collected health and lifestyle information on 5,646 men and women when they were 30 to 35 years old, and again when they were in […]

Consumption of grilled meat can raise your blood pressure, study finds

Researchers found that among participants who ate grilled, broiled, or roasted beef, chicken, or fish at least 15 times each month were 17% more likely to develop high blood pressure than those who consumed these foods fewer than four times per month

Consumption of grilled meat can raise your blood pressure, study findsThe new research was led by Gang Liu, Ph.D., of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. High blood pressure, or hypertension, will occur when the force of blood that pushes against the wall of the arteries becomes too high. This can increase the risk of stroke, […]
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