Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?

Researchers at Duke University discovered a gene in mice that directs some bodies to store fat more readily - and they believe a similar gene causes some humans to persistently gain weight without any fault of their own

Are certain people prone to obesity due to their genes?New research on mice suggests that a single gene could be at the root of why some people are overweight. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that forms of a gene called ankyrin-B cause fat cells to absorb glucose at a much faster rate than they should, which […]

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your body

Anatomy expert Mike Aunger explains we use far more muscles than we realize, sex uses 657 muscles, dad dancing uses 85 muscles and texting uses 38 muscles

Did you know, each time you have sex, you use every single of the 657 muscles in your bodySometimes getting fit can seem like an uphill struggle. With the days short, the weather cold, and the comfort food tantalizing, we could find a million excuses to avoid the gym – before ourselves for letting New Year’s Resolutions slip. But anatomy expert Mike Aunger insists we mustn’t be disheartened: there are scores of everyday […]

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free Diwali

Diwali, the festival of light is celebrated in India & all over the world with great vigor and joy.  It is one of the main festivals related to Indian culture. The main highlights of this festival are the lights, fireworks, and decorations, said Khyati Rupani, Founder and Head of Balance Nutrition

Binge! Celebrate a guilt-free DiwaliPopularly known as the festival of lights, Diwali brings immense joy. However, this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savouries mindlessly. “Our area of concern begins when the richly prepared sweets and dishes start appearing making it very difficult to keep weight in check during this season. We end up consuming extra calories […]

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals

In the nutritional world, conventional wisdom suggests that the more often you eat, the more likely you are to burn off those calories and control hunger pangs. And so the notion of eating six or more "mini-meals" each day, just enough to fuel your body and tide you over until your next bites, has often been recommended as a more waistline-friendly dieting approach than eating three larger meals

Small frequent meals vs fewer big meals“Years ago, we all believed that you needed to eat multiple times a day to keep your metabolism stoked. … You had to keep feeding the fire and keep the furnace burning. But that theory goes back and forth, and newer research is showing that it really doesn’t slow metabolism if you’re not eating multiple […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaign

Sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not resolved by working out in the gym. So, stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks

Office workers need to move around more, suggests a campaignA new campaign On Your Feet Britain is a partnership between the group Get Britain Standing and the British Heart Foundation (BHF) charity. It is calling on people to stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks. Experts described inactivity as “one of the biggest” challenges in health. […]

Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights groups

The table below lists the calories burned by doing dozens of activities listed by category (such as gym activities, training and sports activities, home repair, etc.) for 30 minutes.

Calories burned in 30 minutes for people of three different weights groupsActivities and exercises include walking, swimming, jogging, yoga and even watching TV and sleeping. In each category, activities are listed from least to most calories burned. Calories burned in 30-minute activities Gym Activities 125-pound person 155-pound person 185-pound person Weight Lifting: general 90 112 133 Aerobics: water 120 149 178 Stretching, Hatha Yoga 120 149 […]

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight loss

Diet is a major factor in weight control; portion sizes and what we're eating is crucial to maintaining a healthy body weight. To lose weight and improve health, we need to both eat well and find the time to exercise

Having a healthy diet trumps exercise when it comes to weight lossWe’ve all heard that to lose weight we need to do two things: eat less, exercise more. This makes sense: Burning more calories than we consume will lead to weight loss. But this exercise-based approach provides only short-term results. Now, researchers at Loyola University of Chicago confirm that a healthy diet, not exercise, is the […]